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Hair Cell Regeneration and Hearing Restoration

Hair Cell Regeneration and Hearing Restoration

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York

Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences

The Biochemical Pharmacology Discussion Group

 

Hearing loss affects an estimated 36 million American adults. Current treatments include hearing aids and cochlear implants. These devices provide substantial benefits for many patients, but also have significant shortcomings and new options are needed. Most cases of acquired hearing loss are due to degeneration and subsequent loss of cochlear hair cells. Regenerative therapies therefore hold potential to provide significant benefits. More research is necessary, however, as the molecular signaling that initiates regenerative proliferation is not well understood.

This symposium will provide a unique opportunity to bring together experts in the field of hair cell regeneration to give an overview of the recent advancements in auditory hair cell regeneration, to identify knowledge gaps, and to outline future directions towards a cure for age-related hearing loss.

Scientific Organizing Committee

Joseph Burns, PhD,
Decibel Therapeutics
Meghan Drummond, PhD,
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Michael Franti, PhD,
Boehringer Ingelheim
Jeffrey Holt, PhD,
Boston Children's Hospital
Olivia Bermingham-McDonogh, PhD,
University of Washington
Will McLean, PhD,
Frequency Therapeutics
Sonya Dougal, PhD,
The New York Academy of Sciences
Marie Samanovic-Golden, PhD,
The New York Academy of Sciences

Keynote Speaker

Peter Barr-Gillespie, PhD,
Oregon Health & Science University

Speakers

Olivia Bermingham-McDonogh, PhD,
University of Washington
Gwenaëlle Géléoc, PhD,
Harvard Medical School
Jeffrey Holt, PhD,
Boston Children's Hospital
Lawrence R. Lustig, MD,
Columbia University
Will McLean, PhD,
Frequency Therapeutics
Tatjana Piotrowski, PhD,
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Additional Speakers to Be Announced

Program Support