JosFest

Sunday, September 10, 2017 

International Symposium on Hearing Loss and Tinnitus – Celebrating the Work of Jos J. Eggermont

Lunch and coffee breaks are included with this pre-conference meeting. You can sign up for JosFest for an additional charge of $125 in the “Workshops” section of your ICAC Registration Form.

Jos J. Eggermont

Jos J. Eggermont

Jos Eggermont PhD is Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary, Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology, and Psychology. He received his PhD in Physics at Leiden University in his native country, The Netherlands, in 1972. He has been retired since July 1st, 2013. His research in Calgary comprised most aspects of audition with an emphasis on the electrophysiology of the auditory system in test animals, and was specifically focused on the role played by neural synchrony in the coding of complex sounds in the auditory cortex. His group developed an animal model of noise-exposure induced tinnitus to further understanding of this disorder and, by comparison with the effects of external sounds of similar nature, to investigate how normal and pathological sound sensations are encoded in the central nervous system and the role of cortical reorganization played herein. Lately, he has focused on the effects of long-term non-traumatic sound exposure on cortical activity and organization.  In 2014, Jos was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Organizer:

Stephen G. Lomber, University of Western Ontario

Program Committee:

Boris Gourevitch, CNRS, Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience
Fatima T. Husain, University of Illinois
Martin Pienkowski, Salus University
Larry E. Roberts, McMaster University

Invited Speakers:

Morning:

Boris Gourevitch, CNRS, Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience
Martin Pienkowski, Salus University
Andrej Kral, Medical University Hannover
Robert V. Harrison, The Hospital for Sick Children
Frank Musiek, University of Arizona

 

Afternoon:

Susan E. Shore, University of Michigan
Marlies Knipper, University of Tübingen
Brandon Paul, Université de Montréal
William Sedley, University of Newcastle
Fatima Husain, University of Illinois

Schedule:

8:30 Opening
9:00 Speaker 1
9:30 Speaker 2
10:00 Coffee Break
10:30 Speaker 3
11:00 Speaker 4
11:30 Speaker 5
Noon Celebration Lunch
1:30 Speaker 6
2:00 Speaker 7
2:30 Coffee Break
3:00 Speaker 8
3:30 Speaker 9
4:00 Speaker 10
4:30 Concluding Remarks