Dr Richard Smith will present 2013 Carhart Lecture
Richard J.H Smith, MD, will present the 2013 Carhart Memorial Lecture, one of hearing health care's most prestigious honors, dedicated to the memory of Dr. Raymond Carhart, the "Father of Audiology." Dr. Smith, whose lecture is entitled, "Genetic Testing for Deafness: Where we were, where we're going, and why we should get there," is the founder and Director of the Molecular Otolaryngology and Renal Research Laboratories (MORL). Scientists in the MORL have mapped 19% of all known non-syndromic hearing loss loci and cloned 22% of all genes implicated in deafness; for many of these genes, they have also completed functional studies. This research has been continuously supported by the NIH for the past 20 years.
Special Student Opportunity
For the first time ever a special membership opportunity was made available for students only! The first 144 full time AuD or PhD students enrolled in a non-distance learning program received a free one-year membership in the American Auditory Society! This opportunity was made possible by the generous contributions of OTICON, GN ReSOUND, KNOWLES ELECTRONICS, and STARKEY. Memberships included a subscription to the prestigious Ear and Hearing journal. All complimentary student memberships have been awarded. Congratulations to the lucky recipients and ... enjoy!
THANKS AGAIN TO OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS AT OTICON, GN ReSOUND, KNOWLES ELECTRONICS, and STARKEY.
No More Room at the Inn
Rooms at the conference hotel, the Chaparral Suites, are sold out and wait-listed. Some overflow hotels within 3 miles of the Chaparral Suites are the Firesky Resort and Spa (to the immediate south of the Chaparral Suites); Days Lodge (to the immediate north of the Chapparal Suites); Smoke Tree Resort & Bungalows; Residence Inn Scottsdale; Hilton Scottsdale; Scottsdale Marriott, and Hotel Indigo. If you are planning to rent a car during the meeting, you may be able to find a good hotel a bit further from the Chaparral Suites; and sharing the cost of a room with a roommate can expand your options.
Schedule40th Annual Scientific and Technology Conference
The 40th annual AAS Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona at the all-suite Chaparral Suites Hotel from Thursday, March 7 through Saturday, March 9, 2013.
Highlights of the meeting will include the Carhart Memorial Lecture, presented by Richard J.H. Smith, MD of University of Iowa Sarver College of Medicine; presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Barbara Bohne, PhD of Washington University, St Louis; and three exciting Translational Research lectures presented by Charles Limb, MD of Johns Hopkins University, Jennifer Melcher, PhD of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, PhD of University of Toronto. Susan Voss, PhD of Smith College will make the Young Investigator Presentation and a Special Session on the middle ear will be presented by John Rosowski, PhD, Hideko Nakajima, MD of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Lisa Hunter, PhD of the University of Cincinnati, and Joseph Kei, PhD of the University of Queensland, Australia. You can find the whole program right here online under the Annual Meeting tab.
The Society plans to offer continuing education units (CEUs) meeting requirements of ASHA, AAA, IIHS, and the State of Arizona for attendance at the sessions and presentations.
New Members: Access Your Ear and Hearing
One of your most important Member Benefits is your subscription to Ear and Hearing. However, at the present time, American Auditory Society user name and passwords are not interchangeable with those used by Ear and Hearing for access its journal online. Until that issue can be resolved, members must "introduce themselves" to Ear and Hearing to set up their online account. This process may take up to 3 business days to get the list loaded before the announcement is sent out – otherwise the member gets set up but cannot access the articles because the details are not loaded into the online subscriber database. THIS PRELIMINARY STEP MUST BE COMPLETED BY AAS STAFF.
It is important to make sure that the correct subscriber number is sent:
- · Member Numbers 0001-0999 will look like this AAS0001 through AAS0999
- · Member Numbers 1000-9999 will look like this AAS1000 through AAS9999
- · Member Numbers 10000 and greater will look like this AS10000
Your subscriber number is: AASXXXXor ASXXXXX
To get access you will need to visit the journal site:
Step 1 – Select REGISTER to set up a user account on the journal site.
Once you have completed the registration, you will receive a confirmation notice in your email box. Click on the URL address listed and it will bring you back to the Journal website (That is how we confirm it is really you.)
Step 2 – Select ACTIVATE SUBSCRIPTION it will ask you for your user name and password and ask for the subscriber number noted at the top of this email message.
Once you have completed Step 2 with the journal site that you began the process, you will immediately have access to the journal that is part of your member benefits.
If you have any questions, please contact the LWW Member Service team at:
Telephone – USA: 866.489.0443
Telephone – Int’l: 301.223.2300
Online Meeting Registration is Over!
If you put off registering for the meeting - one of the best ever - you'll have to dig a little deeper for the registration fee and register when you get to Scottsdale. Still, it's one of the best bargains around, as meeting registrations go, when you consider that you're buying three days of great science, great speakers, excellent posters, in a beautiful venue, enhanced by three free lunches and a free wine and appetizer reception on the patio following the Carhart Lecture. And you'll never run out of interesting conversation! Plan now to register early next year, then treat yourself with the money you'll save!
AAS To Offer Lectures on Audiology Online
During 2013, the American Auditory Society is teaming up with Audiology Online to offer a four part series of 1-hour distance education lectures from prominent members of the Society. The purpose is to provide an excellent sampling of the research and clinical work being done by our various members.
The program kicked off on January 16th, 2013 with Kelly Tremblay, PhD presenting “Rehabilitating Older Ears and Older Brains”. Courses will follow on April 24th, September 4th and December 11th.
These online lectures can be attended either live or by accessing the recordings 24/7. ASHA and AAA CEUs are offered. More information can be found at www.audiologyonline.com.
An Evening At the MIM
Members of the American Auditory Society are all about hearing – so our special Friday evening social event will be held at the Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) in Phoenix: “The Most Extraordinary Museum You’ll Ever Hear.” Modeled after the Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels, Belgium, the MIM collects, preserves, and makes accessible high-quality musical instruments, images, and music from every country in the world.
You can view Elvis’ last guitar, John Lennon’s piano, or the instruments of the indigenous people of Africa; view special exhibits on the Golden Age of Jazz or Taylor Swift; or make your own sounds using instruments you may never have known existed – a petting zoo of music!.
Buses will pick up under the bridge when the hotel bridges together in the east crosswalk at 6:00 p.m. and will transport you from the hotel to the MIM, where you will enjoy delicious foods and beverages before browsing the exhibits.
Tickets are $30 per person (Students $20), all-inclusive. Plan to attend – it will be an unforgettable evening and you won’t find a better deal.