Tentative Schedule & Program

49th ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGY MEETING
February 24 - 26, 2022
Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2022

8:00 AM - 9:55 AM: TECHNOLOGY UPDATES (Industry Sponsored Sessions)

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

9:00 AM - 9:25 AM: Second Round
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM: Repeat of Sessions

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Industry Research Consortium Sponsored Special Session

1:00 PM - 1:10 PM: Opening Comments

Charles Limb, MD, AAS President
Rene Gifford, PhD, AAS President-Elect and Program Chair

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM: Translational Research I

Speech Perception in Noise: Etiological Bases and Clinical Considerations
Bharath Chandrasekaran, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2:25 PM - 4:40 PM: Concurrent Podium Presentations

PODIUM SESSION I

PODIUM SESSION II

PODIUM SESSION III

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

Anu Sharma, PhD
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2022

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Early Career Research Award Presentation

Tales of a Unicorn: Lessons from Longitudinal Studies on Children who are Hard of Hearing
Elizabeth A. Walker, PhD, CCC-A/SLP
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Translational Research II - Killion Lecture

Auditory Situation Awareness: The Conundrum when Your Life depends upon your Hearing and your Hearing depends on your Hearing Protector
John G. Casali, PhD, CPE
Grado Professor and Director, Auditory Systems Lab, Virginia Tech University and 
Chief Technology Officer, Hearing, Ergonomics & Acoustics Resources (HEAR), LLC, Blacksburg, VA, USA    

9:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Poster Session I Presentations

12:20 PM - 1:20 PM: Awards & Recognitions (not eligible for CEU)

Life Achievement Award:

Judy R. Dubno, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina
Distinguished University Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Charleston, South Carolina

Ear and Hearing Editor's Award; TBA
Ear and Hearing Readers' Choice Award: TBA

Membership Update: Charles Limb, MD, AAS President

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Poster Session II Presentations

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM: NIDCD Research Presentation

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

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Happy Hour: Hosted by Mentoring - Students and Postdocs of AAS (spAAS) (not eligible for CEU)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2022

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

Pragmatic Approaches to Overcoming Hearing Healthcare Disparities
Matthew L. Bush, MD, PhD, MBA
UK College of Medicine Endowed Chair in Rural Health Policy
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY

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

PODIUM SESSION IV

PODIUM SESSION V

PODIUM SESSION VI

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Special Session: Future Therapies for the Ears

  • Overview regenerative and genetic medicine for the ears — Edwin W Rubel, PhD [20 mins]
  • The status of hair cell regeneration — Peter Barr-Gillespie, PhD [15 min]
  • Regenerative Therapy for FX-322 — Will McLean, PhD [15 min]
  • Sensory cell differentiation in the Cochlea – Suzanne Mansour, PhD [15 min]
  • [Break 10 min]
  • Gene Therapy for Otoferlin-related Hearing Loss — Jonathon Whitton, AuD, PhD [15 min]
  • Clinical efficacy of an intratympanic NMDA receptor antagonist, OTO-313, in tinnitus — Alan Foster, PhD [15 min]
  • The needed evolution in diagnostics — Lisa Cunningham, PhD [15 min]
  • Panel discussion [15 min]