Tentative Schedule & Program

48th ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGY MEETING
March 4 - 6, 2021
Mountain Time

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2021

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Ear & Hearing Editorial Board Meeting

THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2021

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: TECHNOLOGY UPDATES (Industry Sponsored Sessions)

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Sponsored Special Session - TBA

12:50 PM - 1:00 PM: Opening Comments

Sumit Dhar, PhD, AAS President
Charles Limb, MD, President-Elect and Program Chair

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Translational Research I 

The Crossroads between Speech Perception and Working Memory in Children
Jessica R. Sullivan, PhD
Hampton University, Hampton, VA, USA

2:10 PM - 4:40 PM: Concurrent Podium Presentations

PODIUM SESSION I: TBA

PODIUM SESSION II: TBA

PODIUM SESSION III: TBA

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM: Carhart Memorial Lecture 

Binaural Hearing and Cognitive Load in Complex Listening Environments
Ruth Y. Litovsky, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Opening Reception 

FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2021

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Early Career Research Award Presentation

Hearing Loss, Health Care Seeking Behaviors, and Preventable Hospitalizations
Nicholas S. Reed, AuD
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Translational Research II

Hearing for All in the Age of Digital Health
De Wet Swanepoel, PhD
University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa & Ear Science Institute Australia, Perth

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Publishing and Peer Review Panel

12:10 PM - 1:20 PM: Awards & Recognitions

Life Achievement Award: Brian C.J. Moore, PhD, University of Cambridge
Ear and Hearing Editor's Award: TBA
Membership Update: Sumit Dhar, PhD, AAS President

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Poster Session Presentations

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM: NIDCD Research Presentation 

NIDCD Funding Opportunities for Students and Young Investigators
Dr. Alberto Rivera-Rentas
NIDCD, NIH

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Happy Hour: Mentoring - Students and Postdocs of AAS (spAAS)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: AAS Social Event

SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2021

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Concurrent Podium Presentations

PODIUM SESSION IV: TBA

PODIUM SESSION V: TBA

PODIUM SESSION VI: TBA

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM: Special Session - Music Perception / Cognition

Can Nonlinguistic Musical Training Influence the Processing of Speech? The OPERA Hypothesis
Aniruddh D. Patel, PhD
Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA

Music, Rhythm and Auditory-Motor Interactions: Optimizing Development and Quality of Life
Laurel J. Trainor, PhD
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Making Music Sharpens Sound Processing in the Brain for Language
Nina Kraus, PhD
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

Neural Substrates of Musical Creativity
Charles J. Limb, MD
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Translational Research III  

The Future of Hearing and the Path(s) to Product
Simon Carlile, PhD
Google X; University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM: Summary and Adjournment