Schedule & Program

45th ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGY MEETING
March 1 – 3, 2018
Scottsdale, Arizona

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Ear & Hearing Editorial Board Meeting

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: AAS Executive Board Meeting

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Early Registration 

THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM: Registration 

8:00 AM - 11:55 AM: TECHNOLOGY UPDATES (Industry Sponsored Sessions)

8:00 AM - 8:55 AM  Technology Updates, Session 1

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM First Round
8:30 AM – 8:55 AM  Repeat of Sessions

9:00 AM – 9:55 AM  Technology Updates, Session 2

9:00 AM – 9:25 AM  First Round
9:30 AM – 9:55 AM  Repeat of Sessions

10:00 AM – 10:55 AM  Technology Updates, Session 3

10:00 AM – 10:25 AM  First Round
10:30 AM – 10:55 AM  Repeat of Sessions

11:00 AM – 11:55 AM  Technology Updates, Session 4

11:00 AM – 11:25 AM  First Round
11:30 AM – 11:55 AM  Repeat of Sessions

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch

12:55 PM - 1:10 PM: Poster Session I Setup - Put Up Posters

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM: Opening Comments

Anil Lalwani, MD, AAS President
Robert Burkard, PhD, President-Elect and Program Chair

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Translational Research I 

Epigenetics of the Auditory System: Implications for Hearing and Deafness
Prof. Karen B. Avraham, PhD
Vice Dean, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

2:45 PM - 4:45 PM: Concurrent Podium Presentations

PODIUM SESSION I

PODIUM SESSION II

PODIUM SESSION III

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM: Carhart Memorial Lecture 

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Opening Reception 

FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM: Registration

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Young Investigator Research Presentation

A Theoretical and Translational Approach to the Study of Hidden Hearing Loss in Humans: Difficulties and Opportunities
Daniel M. Rasetshwane, PhD
Center for Hearing Research, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Poster Session I Presentations 

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Translational Research II

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Poster Session I - Take Down Posters

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM: Awards Luncheon

Membership Update: Anil Lalwani, MD, AAS President
Life Achievement Award: TBA
Ear and Hearing Editor's Award: TBA

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM: Poster Session II Setup - Put Up Posters

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Poster Session II Presentations

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: NIDCD Research Presentation 

NIDCD Funding Opportunities for Students and Young Investigators
Dr. Alberto Rivera-Rentas
NIDCD, NIH

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: AAS Social Event - TBA

SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018

7:30 AM – 4:30 PM: Registration

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Translational Research III 

The Perception of Emotional Prosody by Listeners with Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implants
Monita Chatterjee, PhD
Boyts Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE

9:15 AM - 12:15 PM: Concurrent Podium Presentations

PODIUM SESSION IV

PODIUM SESSION V

PODIUM SESSION VI

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM: Poster Session II - Take Down Posters

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Special Session: Neuroplasticity

Restoring Central Auditory Processing After Hearing Loss
Daniel Polley, PhD
Massachusetts Eye and Ear / Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Restoring Cortical Inhibition Improves Perception Following Early Hearing Loss
Dan H. Sanes, PhD
Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY

Neural Plasticity in Tinnitus and its Initiating Conditions
Larry E. Roberts, PhD
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM: Summary and Adjournment