Thursday 5 February 2015
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
6 CPD points
This meeting will provide an update on the regenerative biology of the inner ear. Organised in association with the British Society of Otology and Action on Hearing Loss, it aims to highlight the current advances in gene-therapy relevant to hearing restoration and discuss the place of stem cell transplantation in neurosensory restoration. Clinicians will be also informed about recent biological advances in tinnitus therapy and how laboratory findings may impact the treatment of common inner ear conditions such as ageing, Meniere’s disease and vestibular failure.
By the end of the meetings, delegates will also have an understanding of:
This wide ranging programme of lectures and presentations will bring together an international array of speakers from the UK, Sweden, Japan, France and the USA. The evening concludes with a concert by singers and pianists from the Royal College of Music on the theme of "Music and mental health". Everyone is welcome to attend the concert as a stand-alone event, which is available to book separately.
If you are attending the day meeting and would like to stay for the concert, please specify this when booking.
We are most grateful to Advanced Bionics UK Ltd, Cochlear Europe Ltd and Med-El UK for supporting this conference.
Registration, tea and coffee
Opening remarks: Setting the scene, review educational objectives
Professor Gerard O’Donoghue, President, Otology Section
Mr Ralph Holme, Action on Hearing
Professor Shakeel Saeed
Ultrastructure and macromolecular organization of the human cochlea
Professor Helge Rask Andersen, Sweden
Transplanting stem cells in the inner ear: Current concepts
Professor Juichi Ito, Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan
Stem cells and the potential for hearing restoration in man
Professor Marcelo Rivolta, Professor of Sensory Stem Cell Biology, University of Sheffield
Registrar research vignette: Stem cell therapies for sensorineural hearing loss: Understanding the role of cochlear glial cells
Mr Ali Sameer Mallick, MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow, University of Sheffield
Professor Douglas Hartley, Nottingham
Vestibular neuroepithelium: Regenerative biology and therapeutics
Professor Andrew Forge, Professor of Auditory Cell Biology, University College London
Ultrastructure and the design of auditory prostheses
Professor Helge Rask Anderson, Sweden
Registrar research vignette: Developing a mouse model of cochlear implantation
Ms Nina Mistry, ENT ST5, UCL Ear Institute
Mr Gavin A J Morrison, Consultant Otologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Registrar research vignette: Defining the role of integrins in the repair and regeneration of hair cells in the human vestibular system
Miss Kiran Hussain, Specialist Trainee in ENT/Research Fellow, UCL Ear Institute
Biological approaches to tinnitus suppression
Professor Alain Uziel, Head, Department of Otolaryngology, University Hospital of Montpellier, France
Gene therapy and novel drug delivery systems
Professor Juichi Ito, Japan
Hair cell protection and repair during treatment with ototoxic drugs
Professor Corne Kros, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Sussex
Registrar research vignette: Otoprotection to mitigate the effects of noise-induced hearing loss: A panacea or a fallacy?
Mr Raguwinder Sahota, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow and ENT SpR, University of Nottingham
Ms Laura Viani, Director and Founder, National Cochlear Implant Programme, Beaumont Hospital and Children’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Microfabricated devices for measurement of vibrations and fluid motion
Professor Harold Craighead, Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics and the Charles Lake Jr chaired Professor of Engineering, Cornell University, USA
British Society of Otology lecture: Robotics and the inner ear
Professor Olivier Sterkers, Professor and Chairman, ENT Department, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Hospital Pitié Salpétrière, Paris
Mr Richard Irving, President, British Society of Otology
Accelerating translational change in hearing practice
Mr Steve Broomfield, Bristol, Mr Chris Coulson, Managing Director, endoscope-i and ENT Consultant, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, Associate Professor Douglas Hartley, Nottingham and Professor Jaydip Ray, Sheffield
Close of meeting
Music and mental health
Mr Nick Sears, Head of Vocal Studies, Royal College of Music
End of recital
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