The final program will be a three-day conference, which begins in the afternoon of the first day and concludes at noon on the fourth day. Each half-day block will include two thematic areas, with each thematic area built on a TED-style talk to review the current state of knowledge and knowledge gaps to be addressed. The invited talks that follow will be 10-minute talks thematically linked to the specific topic.

Selected sessions will include panel discussions to engage the audience, facilitates dialogue and to promote interactivity. 

 

Tuesday May 19, 2020

14:00 - 14:10

Welcome and Opening Remarks

14:10 - 15:30

Session 1: Molecular Biology of Cochlear Development

16:00 - 18:20

Session 2: Molecular Basis of Mechanotransduction Machinery 

19:00 - 22:00

Reception at The Museum of Natural History 

Wednesday May 20, 2020

09:00 - 10:35

Session 3: The Expanding Genetic and Genomic Landscapes of Deafness

11:00 - 12:35

Session 4: Complex Phenotypes; Complex Genetics; Complex Approaches

14:00 - 15:35

Session 5: Mechanisms Governing Gene Regulation in the Cochlea

16:00 - 18:30

Session 6: Poster Social and Speed-Dating

 

Thursday May 21, 2020

09:00 - 10:35

Session 7: Transcriptome and Proteome Profiling of the Auditory System

11:00 -12:35

Session 8: Pathological Mechanisms Underlying Deafness

14:00 - 15:35

Session 9: Hair cell repair and regeneration

16:00 - 18:20

Session 10: Deafness: from Gene to Therapeutics

19:00 - 22:00

Square Dancing and BBQ Dinner at Secrest Barn

 

Friday May 22, 2020

09:00 - 10:35

Session 11: Precision and Translational Medicine for Deafness

11:00 - 12:05

Session 12: Emerging Themes and Methods

12:05 - 12:20

Poster Blitz and Award Ceremony

12:20 - 12:35

Closing Remarks

 

Lunch and Departure