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This year’s Mid-Winter Meeting in San Diego promises to be packed with great science and special events. Nearly 1300 abstracts were submitted. Eighty three invited symposium speakers will participate in 13 invited symposia, as well as a special Presidential symposia. Social events include the regular Welcome Reception and Award of Merit Reception. 

For the younger members of the society, there is a Poster Blitz (with awards for best presentations), while spARO (Students and Postdocs of ARO) is organizing mentoring activities, a town hall meeting and social events.

Special workshops are planned on 
- science communication
- publishing
- get your research funded 
We look forward to seeing you in San Diego in February!

Preliminary Schedule of Events: 

The program Committee is working hard to bring you a full and educational program.  A preliminary schedule is available to view by click here and will be updated as we start to finalize the program.


Poster Blitz:

The ARO Council cordially invites all junior scientists, including undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs, to submit their poster abstract for the Poster Blitz competition. Based on scientific merit and research area, 20 submissions will be invited to the Poster Blitz session at the beginning of the ARO Midwinter meeting. Those 20 junior scientists will be given the opportunity to showcase their work to the ARO community in five-minute talks during the Poster Blitz. A diverse panel of researchers and clinicians will rank (1) the presenter’s ability to convey the impact of their work, (2) the clarity of the presentation, and (3) the overall impression of the project.


The Poster Pitch Blitz will occur on Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 4:45 – 6:15pm. This year we are changing the format so that students and postdocs will compete in their own, separate categories. The winners of the Poster Blitz will be recognized at the beginning of the Award of Merit Lecture. 


Please submit your application via the  Poster Blitz Electronic Application Form by  Monday, January 22, 2018.


Science Café - Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 5pm

ARO members engage the public on hearing loss topics

At the Bootlegger Bar and Restaurant 


spARO Reverse Science FairSunday, Feb. 11, 2018  6 to 7pm 

Balboa Theater

The public will be invited to judge scientists' displays. We are soliciting projects from spARO members on the broad theme of Symphony and Science. There will be interactive displays and demonstrations that will engage the public in hearing research, hearing loss, speech discrimination, and music perception.


Sounds of Music – Symphony and Science Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 7 to 8:30pm

Balboa Theater

Jazz trio/Classical quartet/percussion duo








   The meeting will take place February 9-14, 2018 at the 

   Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego, California, USA.



 Hotel Information:


ARO's group rate is $229 single / double, $254 Triple, and $279 Quad occupancy. The deadline for reservations is Friday, January 19, 2018, based on availability.  For more information or to make your reservation, please click here or to call directing: 888-421-1442 and please reference "ARO".



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