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Academy Research Conference (ARC)

Academy Research Conference (ARC)

Genetics and Hearing Loss
April 18, 2018

Omni Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee
Chair: Kathleen Arnos, PhD

Hearing loss is the most common congenital sensory impairment and birth defect. It has been well established that genetics plays an integral role in more than half of congenital hearing losses. Given the strong relationship between genetics and hearing loss in audiological practice, the Academy continues its commitment to providing audiologists the latest on genetics research as it relates to hearing impairment in clinical practice through the annual Academy Research Conference (ARC).

This one-day translational conference is chaired by Kathleen Arnos, PhD, who has assembled a world-renowned lineup of leading researchers to present their latest findings.

Kelley Dodson, MD, Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Virginia Commonwealth University
Genetic Associations with Vestibular Disorders and Unilateral Hearing Loss
Marci Lesperance, MD, Pediatric Otolaryngologist, University of Michigan
The Basics of Genetics for the Clinician
Lawrence Lustig, MD, Otolaryngologist and Neurotologist, Columbia University Medical Center
Age-Related Hearing Loss and Noise-Induced Hearing Loss-Old Problems and New Paradigms
Cynthia Morton, PhD, Medical Geneticist, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard University
From Etiologic Diagnoses to Personalized Therapies for Hearing Loss
Arti Pandya, MD, Pediatric Clinical Geneticist, University of North Carolina
Genetic Testing and Counseling in the Era of Precision Medicine

ARC Poster Submission & Scholarship Information

Deadline to submit: November 27, 2017   

Submit here.

Limit: Two (2) submissions per lead author

Length: Posters displayed Wednesday AM through Wednesday PM

This year ARC will review what research and practice is being done in the areas of genetics and hearing loss. The poster presentation format provides the opportunity to discuss original genetics research as it relates to hearing impairment during the poster session times available at ARC.

ARC travel scholarships are available to doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows.

Poster scholarship recipients receive:

  • Complimentary ARC registration
  • Coach-class airfare reimbursement up to $500  (must be booked at least 21 days in advance)
  • Hotel for 2 nights (reservation to be secured by the Academy at a hotel of our choosing)

ARC Registration Rates




Member $135 $145 $155
Nonmember $215 $225 $235
Student Member $45 $55 $65

ARC includes morning beverages and lunch. 

CEUs:  offers Tier 1 hours

Questions? Contact Joan Haller