Program schedule may be subject to change
Update: Jan 10, 2020

Acoustic Shock – Symptoms, Physiopathology And Treatment

Lead Organizer: Arnaud Norena, Cnrs & University Of Aix-Marseille, France

Presentation Time: Thursday May 21 (1:30 – 3:30pm)

Room: Pinnacle I, Pinnacle II

Summary: The goal of the symposium is to provide an integrated view on symptoms including hyperacusis and tinnitus that are triggered by an acoustic shock and/or trauma to musculoskeletal systems.

David Baguley, University of Nottingham
Bryan Pollard, founder of “Hyperacusis Research”
Philippe Fournier, University of Aix-Marseille
Arnaud Norena, CNRS & University of Aix-Marseille
Paul Avan, University of Clermont-Auvergne
Susan Shore, University of Michigan
Myriam Westcott, Audiologist, Australia


Neuromodulation For Tinnitus – Subjective And Objective Evaluation

Lead Organizer: Laure Jacquemin, Antwerp University Hospital

Presentation Time: Thursday May 21 (1:30 – 3:30pm)

Room: Point Grey

Summary: This symposium will discuss the role of subjective and objective tinnitus measurements in neuromodulation trials.

Derek Hoare, Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, University of Nottingham
Laure Jacquemin, University of Antwerp
Stefan Schoisswohl, University of Regensburg
Jae-Jin Song, Seoul National University
Emilie Cardon, University of Antwerp



Physical Symptoms In Patients With Tinnitus: From Subtyping To Cure

Lead Organizer: Sarah Michiels, University Of Antwerp

Presentation Time: Thursday May 21 (4:15 – 5:45pm)

Room: Pinnacle I, Pinnacle II

Summary: This symposium gives an overall picture of physical symptoms and dysfunctions that can be present in patients with tinnitus, from prevalence and subtyping to treatment options.

Tanit Sanchez, University of São Paulo
Annemarie van der Wal, University of Antwerp
Shikha Spencer, University of Lodz
Eleni Genitsaridi, University of Nottingham



Driving New or Compensatory Inputs Into The Brain To Induce Plasticity And Treatment Tinnitus: Peripheral To Central Neurostimulation Approaches

Lead Organizer: Hubert H. Lim, University Of Minnesota

Presentation Time: Friday May 23rd (11:00 – 12:30pm)

Room: Point Grey

Summary: Multiple neurostimulation approaches are revealing the ability to perturb the auditory brain and treat tinnitus with artificial or non-auditory inputs, but how to optimize stimuli and maximize therapeutic outcomes for each person is a major challenge in the field that will be highlighted and discussed in the proposed Symposium.

Hubert Lim, University of Minnesota
Sven Vanneste, Trinity College Dublin
Thomas Lenarz, Hannover Medical School
Annick Gilles, University of Antwerp
Fan-Gang Zeng, University of California-Irvine



Tinnitus And Brain Imaging: Latest Advances From MRI And PET Studies

Lead Organizer: Dr Fatima T. Husain, University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

Presentation Time: Friday May 22 (1:30 – 3:30)

Room: Pinnacle I, Pinnacle II

Summary: this symposium aims to present the latest advances in understanding tinnitus and its effect on humans using cutting edge brain imaging techniques, specifically providing insights into possible neural mechanisms of tinnitus and the efficacy of various interventions.

Fatima Husain, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Somayeh Shahsavarani, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jay Piccirillo, Washington University School of Medicine
Jeanne Oiticica, University of São Paulo, ENT Department
Pim van Dijk, University of Groningen
Elouise Koops, University of Groningen



Citizen Science In Tinnitus

Lead Organizer: Patrick Neff, University Of Salzburg, Zurich

Presentation Time: Friday May 22 (1:30 – 3:00)

Room: Point Grey

Summary: In this symposium, the current state of citizen science or participative research in tinnitus is presented and discussed.  Efforts regarding collaborations between science and the general public, patient education and the generation of accessible big data are synchronised in an open panel discussion.

Jorge Simoes, University of Regensburg
Winfried Schlee, University of Rgensburg
Hazel Goedhart, Tinnitus Hub
David Stockdale, British Tinnitus Association
Myra Spiliopoulou, University of Magdeburg



Neuroimaging of Pathophysiology And Neuroplasticity In Tinnitus

Lead Organizer: Timm B. Poeppl, Rwth Aachen University, Germany

Presentation Time: Friday May 22 (4:30 – 6:00pm)

Room: Pinnacle I, Pinnacle II

Summary: This symposium provides an up-to-date overview of multimodal neuroimaging findings underlying pathophysiological mechanisms and treatment-related neuroplastic effects in tinnitus.

Sven Vanneste, Trinity College Dublin
Pim van Dijk, University of Groningen
Anusha Mohan, Trinity College Dublin
Will Sedley, Newcastle University



Sex And Gender Differences In Tinnitus

Lead Organizer: Winfried Schlee, University Of Regensburg, Germany

Presentation Time: Friday May 22 (4:15 – 5:45pm)

Room: Point Grey

Summary: With this symposium, we aim for a better understanding of the sex and gender differences in tinnitus, which might also help to better understand the heterogeneity of tinnitus and lead to better treatments of chronic tinnitus patients of all genders.

Marty Partyka, University of Salzburg
Johannes Allgaier, University of Ulm
Roshni Biswas, Mario Negri Institute
Birgit Mazurek, Charité Berlin
Winfried Schlee, University of Regensburg



The Neuroscience Of Tinnitus In Humans: A Symposium In Memory Of Dr Larry E. Roberts

Lead Organizer: Dr Phillip Gander, University Of Iowa, Dr Brandon Paul, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto

Presentation Time: Saturday May 23 (1:30 – 3:30pm)

Room: Pinnacle I, Pinnacle II

Summary: this symposium will highlight the influence of Larry Roberts' work on the contemporary study of tinnitus in humans, featuring his former students, colleagues, and close collaborators.

Susan Shore, University of MichiganWilliam Sedley, Newcastle University
William Sedley, Newcastle University
Josef Rauschecker, Georgetown University Medical Centre
Tanit Sanchez, Instituto Ganz Sanchez
Fatima Husain, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Christo Pantev, University of Műnster