On September 27th and 28th 2007, the NCRAR will hold its third biennial conference, "Hearing Therapies for the Future" at the Portland World Trade Center in downtown Portland, Oregon. The goal of the conference is to bring together internationally acclaimed scientists and clinicians to facilitate treatment of hearing disorders common to OIF/OEF veterans. The conference will focus on the prevention, rescue and management of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus. It will also highlight the complex interaction of noise induced hearing loss and traumatic brain injury as a result of blast trauma.
The conference is aimed at audiologists both within and outside the VA and will be a combined educational and scientific forum. Presenters at this conference are from universities and centers including University of California at Davis, University of Buffalo, Stanford University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Center for Disease Control, House Ear Institute, Kresge Hearing Research Institute, US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine, Sound Pharmaceuticals, and VA Audiology and Speech Pathology National Program Office.
Conference registration is $60 for VA Employees and $90 for non-VA Employees until September 1st. After September 1st registration is $115 for all registrants.
Additional conference information:
When you register for the conference, please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. We have been able to extend our room block deadline (originally August 26th), pending availability. To make your reservations, please call the Hilton reservations line directly at 1-800-HILTONS. If you need further assistance, please contact Emily Murnen, Event Manager at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower at 503-220-2547 or Emily.Murnen@hilton.com.
Note: Unfortunately, the special conference rate of $98/night is sold out for Tuesday the 25th, but rooms are still available for that night at the regular rate of $219.