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Midwest Auditory Research Conference

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 8:00am to Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 12:00pm


Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller Street, Springfield, IL


SIU School of Medicine will host the 2019 Midwest Auditory Research Conference (MARC) July 11-13, 2019 at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.   FOR COMPLETE CONFERENCE INFORMATION, VISIT

The eighth installment of the MARC will take place at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois on July 11-13, 2019. This 2.5-day meeting aims to foster collaboration among basic, clinical and translational hearing/vestibular scientists and to provide an inexpensive opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to present their work as posters or talks.

The meeting will include a broad mix of presentations that focus on peripheral and central auditory neuroscience where each session will contain 4-5 short talks selected from abstract submissions and be anchored by a ~50-minute presentation from a keynote speaker. MARC 2019 will also present a career development session focused on strategies to improve grant writing.

MARC 2019 focus areas include:

  • Inner ear development
  • Vestibular hair cell regeneration
  • Hidden hearing loss
  • Synaptic transmission between hair cells and neurons
  • Age-related hearing loss
  • Central auditory function, dysfunction, and plasticity
  • Mechanisms of tinnitus
  • Improving speech understanding across all populations of ages

Friday evening, July 12, will feature A Night at the Museum: a private event at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum with a presentation from one of our keynote speakers. Attendees will have access to the museum's exhibits and galleries. 

Abstract submission and registration will open soon.  Please visit for updates.


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