Meeting/Workshop

Auditory system dysfunctions: fundamental research and clinics

May 17 - 18, 2018

Basel (Switzerland)

INTRODUCTION

Recently, in the press, the death of the genius scientist Stephen Hawking was striking.

Two other news were coming next: the publication of a Japanese study on the effect of smoking on hearing loss and the news about a young adult who died following brain abscess after otitis, both shedding light on a sometimes too badly known organ: the ear.

Vision indeed plays the major role of the human sensory system ("Mon oeil!" as the French say). However, hearing impairment remains extremely debilitating and challenging for communication and social life. Moreover, several behavioural tests or learning paradigms used in research with rodent models rely on audition.

This new Workshop, co-organised by Neurex and CILcare, will give hints on how the auditory system functions and how its dysfunctions can lead to hearing loss or distorsions (tinnitus or hyperacusis) and the prophylactic and therapeutic approaches considered nowadays. 

PROGRAM

Organizers: Domitille Boudard (Neurex), Sylvie Cosnier-Pucheu (CILcare) and Pascale Piguet (Neurex)

___________________________________________________

CHAIRMAN: YVES CAZALS
(Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Marseille, France)

 
>>> Thursday, May 17TH

09.30 - 10.00 Registration and Welcome Coffee

 

FIRST SESSION: HEARING LOSS: A FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH PERSPECTIVE

10.00 - 10.30 JEAN-LUC PUEL (Institute for Neurosciences, Montpellier, France)
« FROM NORMAL SOUND ENCODING IN THE AUDITORY NERVE TO PATHOLOGIES »

10.30 - 11.00 FABRICE GIRAUDET (Neurosensory Biophysics, INSERM UMR 1107, Clermont-Ferrand, France)
« TOWARDS NEW AUDIOLOGICAL TOOLS USED TO DECIPHER THE FUNCTIONING OF THE HEARING SYSTEM,
FROM MOUSE TO HUMAN »

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 - 12.00 TANIA RINALDI BARKAT (Departement of Biomedicine University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland)
« DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION OF THE AUDITORY CORTEX »

12.00 - 14.00 Coffee break


SECOND SESSION: HEARING LOSS: PROPHYLACTIC AND THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES

14.00 - 14.30 CARMEN HERRERO (Spiral Therapeutics Inc., Barcelona, Spain)
« PREVENTING AND TREATING HEARING LOSS DISORDERS: AN ANTI-APOPTOTIC STRATEGY »

14.30 - 15.00 SAAID SAFIEDDINE (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France)
« GENE THERAPY FOR HEARING LOSS: PRESENT AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVE »

15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break

15.30 - 16.00 RICK COUSINS (GSK Medicines Research Centre, Stevenage, UK)
« OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN THE DE VELOPMENT OF THERAPIES FOR HEARING LOSS AND TINNITUS. A PHARMA PERSPECTIVE »


>>> Friday, May 18TH


SECOND SESSION (next) : HEARING LOSS: PROPHYLACTIC AND THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES 

09.00 - 09.30 DANIEL BODMER (Departement of Biomedicine University of Basel, Switzerland)
« HEARING LOSS: MOLECULAR CONCEPTS ENTERING CLINICAL PRACTICE? »

THIRD SESSION: HEARING DISTORSIONS

09.30 - 10.00 ARNAUD NOREÑA (Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Marseille, France)
« THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF TINNITUS AND HYPERACUSIS »

10.00 - 10.30 Coffee break

10.30 - 11.00 PHILIPPE FOURNIER (Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Marseille, France)
« A NEW METHOD FOR ASSESSING MASKING AND RESIDUAL INHIBITION OF TINNITUS »

11.00 - 11.30 SYLVIE COSNIER-PUCHEU (CILcare, Montpellier, France)
« COMPARISON OF SALICYLATE-INDUCED AND NOISE-INDUCED TINNITUS RAT MODELS »

 

This meeting is co-organized with:

 logoCilcare

 

DATES AND VENUE

 

Date:

May 17th-18th, 2018

 

Venue:

Museum Kleines Klingental , Unterer Rheinweg 26, Basel

PLEASE NOTE THAT...

Registration Deadline: May 09th, 2018

 

Neurex workshops are part of the cycle B5 of the University of Basel. They allow students to gain Credit Points from attending workshops/meetings.

This specific workshop will give rise to the attribution of 1 CP.

Important: Full rules & how to proceed available here.

 

Cookies ensure the proper functioning of our website. By continuing your navigation, you accept their use.Learn moreI accept