James Madison University

The Ruth Symposium Speakers 2016

2016 Keynote Speaker


PHOTO: Kathleen Pichora

M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, Ph.D., Professor at University of Toronto

Presentation Titles: The Framework for Understanding Effortful Listening (FUEL) & Aging Well: Auditory, Cognitive, and Social Factors

Disclosures:
Financial: Employed by University of Toronto and receives a salary; Received honoraria from Oticon for convening conference; Received Phonak/Sonova AG grants for research; Received honoraria from AAA for speaking; Received honoraria from the Mayo Clinic for speaking; Receiving an honorarium from James Madison University for the 2016 Ruth Symposium

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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2016 Invited Speakers


Lisa L. Cunningham

Lisa L. Cunningham, Ph.D., Senior Investigator at the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders at the National Institutes of Health


Presentation Title: Drug-induced ototoxicity: Basic and Clinical Studies

Disclosures:
Financial: Employed by NIH/NIDCD and receives a salary and also has membership on an advisory committee and review panel

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

 



PHOTO: Erin Piker

Erin G. Piker, Au.D., Ph.D., Professor at James Madison University


Presentation Title: The Caloric Test: Using the Newest Technology to Better Understand Our Oldest Vestibular Test

Disclosures:
Financial: Employed by James Madison University and receives a salary

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists

PowerPoint Handout (PDF)

 

 



PHOTO: Douglas Ruhl

Douglas S. Ruhl, M.D., MSPH, Otology/Neurotology Fellow, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, at the University of Virginia

Presentation Title: Gene Therapy for Hearing Loss and Minimizing Hair Cell Death – Exploring the Possibilities

Disclosures:
Financial: Member of the United States Army and receives a salary

Nonfinancial: Neurotology Fellowship at the University of Virginia and Medical Director at Virginia Lions Hearing Foundation and Research Center

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PHOTO:Chris Zalewski

Chris Zalewski, Ph.D., Clinical research audiologist with the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Presentation Title: The Aging Human Vestibular System and the Silver Tsumani

Disclosures:
Financial: Employed by D.H.H.S NIH and receives a salary

Nonfinancial: On the Board of Directors for AAA and ABS

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PHOTO: Douglas Ruhl

Lincoln Gray, Ph.D., Professor at James Madison University

Presentation Title: Results from a Deployable Stereo-Hearing Test System

Disclosures:
Financial: Employed by James Madison University and receives a salary; Grant recipient through James Madison University; Grant recipient through the Lions Club of Virginia

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists

PowerPoint Handout (PDF)