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  • Active Role of Glia in Auditory Physiology

  • Auditory Nociception and Pain Hyperacusis

  • Hearing Loss and Human Genetics: Science, Policy and Beyond

  • Mechanisms of Fast Auditory Signaling

  • Neural Underpinnings of Auditory Perception: Insights from Development

  • Optogenetic Approaches for Auditory Research and Development of Prostheses

  • Stress Signaling Pathways in Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Trends and Challenges in Translational Research

  • The Blood-Labyrinth-Barrier in Inner Ear Function

  • The Role of Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1hmrs) in Noise and Blast-Induced Neurotrauma

  • Wnt Signaling in Development and Disease


Young Investigator Symposia:

  • Active Auditory Processing: Basic Mechanisms, Individual Differences and Clinical Applications
  • Zebrafish as a Model for Hearing and Balance


  • Pharmaceutical Interventions for Hearing Loss: Guidance for Study Design
  • “Poster Blitz” for Young Investigators 
  • The Career Less Travelled: From Laboratory to .com
  • Translating Science to Medicine: An Update on Phase 2 Clinical Trials in Specific Otologic Indications


Committee Meetings:

A full list of ARO's Committee Meetings will be posted in November.



spARO Events:
Town Hall - Saturday, February 20

Student Social - Sunday, February 21


Mentorship Program:
Professionals, Professors, Postdocs, Grad Students, & RAs: Come Join the Discussion!

Ever wondered how someone runs a lab, yet still has a life? How to talk to your cranky advisor (or advisee) in a more constructive manner? Or how people transition between academia and industry?

Once again this year we have multiple mentorship sessions focused on many of the non-scientific issues that are critical to a successful and fulfilling scientific career.

So run out, grab a lunch to go, and then come join us in these open discussions.

A full schedule of offered mentorship sessions will be posted prior to the MidWinter Meeting.

Poster Sizing:

Each poster will be rolled in a tube and labeled with the Final ID number of the poster for pickup at the registration desk. 


Wide: 70.5 inches or 179 cm
High: 46.5 or 118 cm
Guidelines for Preparing Posters


MWM Registration Desk Hours:
The hours for registration are as follows (please note: hours may change to accommodate events):
Friday, February 19: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 20: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 21: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday, February 22: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, February 23: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, February 24: 7:30 am - 12:00 noon


MWM Recording Policy:
ARO does not permit audio or photographic recording of any research data presented at the meeting.


A Special Note for the Disabled:
ARO wishes to take steps that are required to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the American with Disabilities Act, or any assistance in registering for this course please contact ARO Meetings Department at, via telephone at 856-423-0041, option 2 or write to ARO Meetings Department, 19 Mantua Road, Mt. Royal, NJ 08061.


Future Meeting Dates:
February 11-15, 2017, 40th Annual MidWinter Meeting, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
February 10-14, 2018, 41st Annual MidWinter Meeting, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, USA
February 9-13, 2019, 42nd Annual MidWinter Meeting, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, USA





1,178 Submitted Abstracts

1,700 Registrants


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