Save the Date:
ARO 36th Annual MidWinter Meeting
February 16-20, 2013
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Invited Speaker Program 

Presidential Symposium:

- Ears and Brains at the Cocktail Party -

Symposia and Workshops: 

- Assessing Tinnitus in Animals: Progress and Pitfalls -
- Intercellular Signaling during Sensory System Development

- Prestin at 13 - Progress, Problems, and Prospects -
- Optogenetics: Studying Hearing Under a New Light -
- Supporting Cells: Lessons from Studies of Glia -
- Insulin-like Growth Factor Signaling in Development and Protection... -
- Optical Approaches for Studying Auditory Processing -
- Manganese Enhanced MRI (MEMRI): Advantages for Functional Imaging -
- Hyperacusis-
- Biologically Inspired Mechanisms of Parsing the Acoustic Scene -
- News about Tinnitus -
- Cognitive Factors Influencing Speech Understanding... -
- The Non-lemniscal Auditory Thalamus -
- Noise-induced Hearing Loss: Scientific Advances -
- Translating Science into Rehabilitation for People with Hearing Loss  

Hotel Information:
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street  Baltimore, MD 21202 
There is a special hotel rate of $206 single/double for ARO attendees. To make reservations, call 1-800-228-9290 and mention the ARO group or visit and click the hotel information link.

Travel Awards
Applications are being accepted in the fall for travel awards for audiologists, graduate and postdoctoral fellows, minority scientists, and residents/medical students to attend the 2013 MWM. Awards of $500 are being offered to defray travel and lodging costs associated with attendance at the ARO's annual meeting. Applications are due by October 15, 2012.
Call for Abstracts
ARO invites you to submit an abstract for the 36th Annual Midwinter Meeting being held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Abstracts can be submitted at Submission period: September 1, 2012 to October 1, 2012. As a reminder, you must be a current ARO member or sponsored by a current ARO member to submit an abstract for the 2013 MWM.
Award of Merit
 Prof. Karen P. Steel is the 2013 Award of Merit Recipient, a groundbreaking leader in the field of hereditary hearing loss. She is internationally recognized for her research utilizing mouse genetics and mutants in order to elucidate mechanisms of normal and pathological hearing.Dr. Steel's Award of Merit ceremony, lecture, and reception will be held on Monday, February 18, 2013.
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