October 4-6, 2017, Portland VA Research Foundation

National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) 2017 Conference – “Translating Tinnitus Research Findings into Clinical Practice”

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  • Registration is now open! Click here to register for the conference. Note: early registration ends on August 25, 2017, so register early for the best pricing. (Pricing: $150 for VA/DoD/NIH and students, and $250 for all other registrants. Pricing for all registrants increases to $300 on August 26, 2017.)
  • Poster submissions – Due July 17, 2017
  • Scholarship applications – Up to five scholarships will be awarded. Any practicing audiologist and any student currently enrolled in an AuD or PhD program can apply for a scholarship. Due July 17, 2017.
  • Preliminary conference program
Wednesday, October 4th (Full Day 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)7:00-7:30 a.m.    Registration and light continental breakfast
7:45-8:00 a.m.    Welcome and introductions. Gabrielle Saunders PhD and Sarah Theodoroff PhD
8:00-9:15 a.m.    Keynote Address: Epidemiology of Tinnitus. David Baguley PhD
9:00-10:15 a.m.  Neuroscience of Tinnitus: The Role of the Brainstem. James Kaltenbach PhD
10:15-10:45 a.m.  BREAK
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Neuroscience of Tinnitus: The Role of the Cortex. Larry Roberts PhD
1:30-2:45 p.m.      Using Brain Imaging Techniques to Find the Tinnitus Signal. Fatima Husain PhD
2:45-4:00 p.m.      Pharmacological Interventions: Challenges in Developing a Drug for Tinnitus. Carol Bauer MD 
6:30-10:00 p.m.    Networking Dinner (Location TBD)

Thursday, October 5th (Full Day 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

7:00-7:30 a.m.        Registration and light continental breakfast

7:30-7:45 a.m.         Introductions
7:45-9:00 a.m.         Tinnitus Measurement in Humans. James Henry PhD
9:00-10:15 a.m.       Clinical Presentation of Tinnitus Patients in a Poly-trauma Setting & Nuances of Tinnitus Management. Paula Myers PhD and Tara Zaugg AuD
10:15-10:45 a.m.      BREAK
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Tinnitus Associated with Trauma (eg, PTSD, Blast-exposure). Marc Fagelson PhD
12:00-1:30 p.m.        LUNCH
1:30-2:45 p.m.          Interdisciplinary Approach to Tinnitus Management. Neil Cherian MD and Kay Cherian DPT
2:45-4:00 p.m.          Sound-based Tinnitus Management Approaches. Craig Formby PhD
4:30-7:00 p.m.          Evening Poster Session and ‘Meet the Scientist’. Refreshments will be served. 3rd Floor World Trade Center

Friday, October 6th (Half Day Morning 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

7:00-7:30 a.m.          Light continental breakfast

7:30-7:45 a.m.          Introductions
7:45-8:45 a.m.          Various Chinese Medicine Approaches to Tinnitus Management. Peng Liu MD, PhD and Yun Zheng MD, PhD, MSc, Aud(C)
8:45-9:45 a.m.          Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus. Caroline Schmidt PhD 
9:45-10:00 a.m.        BREAK
10:00-11:00 a.m.      Neuromodulation and Other Novel Interventions for Tinnitus. Robert Folmer PhD 
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Roundtable Discussion and Closing Comments
12:00-12:30 p.m.      Box lunch to go


  • Hotel – World Trade Center, Portland, 121 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97205
  • CEUs
  • Cancellation policy –
    • Cancellations on or before 7/17/17 will be refunded at 80% of the registration fee.
    • Cancellations between 7/18/17 and 8/31/17 will be refunded for 50% of the registration fee.
    • No money will be refunded after 9/1/17 because conference deposits will already have been paid by this date.
  • Information about Portland, including airport, local transportation, etc.

Presentation Topic Areas:

  • Epidemiology of Tinnitus
  • Etiology of Tinnitus
  • Challenges in Evaluating Tinnitus
  • Clinical Presentation of the Tinnitus Patient
  • Approaches to Tinnitus Management

Invited Speakers:

David Baguley, PhD
Carol Bauer, MD
Neil Cherian, MD
Marc Fagelson, PhD
Robert Folmer, PhD
Craig Formby, PhD
James Henry, PhD
Fatima Husain, PhD
James Kaltenbach, PhD
Peng Liu, M.D., PhD
Paula Myers, PhD
Larry Roberts, PhD
Caroline Schmidt, PhD
Tara Zaugg, AuD
Yun Zheng, MD, PhD, MSc, Aud(C)

For general questions contact: [email protected]

For poster, scholarship and program questions contact: [email protected]

Source: US Department of Veterans Affairs