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41st Annual MidWinter Meeting,Tentative Schedule of Events for spARO:

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

Please join ARO at Bootleggers bar and grill for our second annual Science Café. This casual event features two ARO members speaking about their work in a relaxed pub atmosphere, suitable for auditory scientists and non-scientists alike. This year our first speaker is Susan Shore from the University of Michigan, speaking on “Why are my ears ringing? Multisensory systems contribute to tinnitus”. The second speaker is Ross Maddox from the University of Rochester, speaking on "When ears aren't enough: how your eyes help you listen."  This event is free – come have a drink and catch up with your auditory colleagues while hearing about great work from Susan and Ross!  For more information about this event and the speakers click here.  Contact Allison Coffin for more information (


Science Communication Workshop: Saturday 2/10 5 - 6 PM

Want to improve your ability to communicate your science to all audiences? Learn how to best communicate and deliver your research message to an audience. 


spARO-ARO Mentorship Program Social: Sunday 2/11 4 - 5 PM

Open to participants in the 2017 ARO-spARO Mentorship Program - an opportunity to meet your mentor/mentee in person as well as network with others! 


spARO Town Hall: Sunday 2/11 5 - 6 PM

Learn about spARO activities and events! Come hear about all of the great things we do year-round as well as opportunities to get involved, 


spARO Reverse Science Fair: Sunday 2/11 6 -7PM

Balboa Theater

We are soliciting projects from spARO members on the broad theme of Symphony and Science. Students and postdocs will present interactive science displays and demonstrations that will engage the public in hearing research, hearing loss, speech discrimination, and music perception that will be judged by the public and prizes will be awarded. Submit your entry (deadline Jan 22) at: Questions?  Contact Keith Duncan at


Young Investigator Lunch: Monday 2/12 12:15 - 1:30 PM

Have lunch with the 2017 ARO Young Investigator Award winner, Dr. Catherine Weisz! She will be sharing her experiences and advice for a successful research career. 


spARO Student/Postdoc/Medical Resident Social: Monday 2/12 7:30 - 10:00 PM

Meet and mingle with other students, postdocs, and medical residents at this fun event in downtown San Diego. 


Mentoring Sessions: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday from 12:15 - 1:30 PM; Saturday, Sunday, Monday from 4:15 -5:15 PM

Sessions on various topics, during which students, postdocs, and medical residents have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues with established faculty members and industry scientists.


NIH Loan Repayment Information Session: Tuesday 2/13 12:30 - 1:00 PM


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