Hearing reasearch: from history into the future
Chairs: Alessandro Martini, Fabio Mammano and Paolo Gasparini
7-10 SEPTEMBER 2019 - Padua, Italy



EACCME (European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education)

The Symposium & 56th Inner Ear Biology Workshop - IEB 2019, Padua, Italy, 07/09/2019 - 10/09/2019 ha been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME
®) with 20 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert
EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AM PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.
Live educational activities occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-
EACCME® for ECMEC®s, are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

EACCME® credits
Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form. Cf criteria 9 and 23 of UEMS 2016.20.
Please find below the breakdown of ECMEC®s per day:
07.09.2019 - 4.00
08.09.2019 - 7.00
09.09.2019 - 5.00
10.09.2019 - 4.00

The EACCME® awards ECMEC®s on the basis of 1 ECMEC® for one hour of CME with a maximum of 8 ECMEC®s per day. Cf Chapter X of UEMS 2016.20.

Please note that UEMS requires a feedback on the educational activity offered by the congress organiser: delegates are therefore kindly requested to complete the evaluation form received at the Registration Desk and return it to the CME Desk at the congress counter on the last day of attendance. The CME credit certificate will be handed out to participants at the end of the conference.


Oral presentations

The duration of each oral presentation is 10 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions and answers. Target Lectures will have 17 for the presentation and additional 3 minutes for discussion. Presenters are requested to adhere strictly to the allocated speaking time.  
Speakers should contact the technicians in the "Slide Center" to upload their presentations at least two hours before the beginning of their session or in the afternoon of the day before, in case of early morning presentations.  Those with Apple-based presentations should make sure they are saved in a PC-compatible format. Speakers will not be allowed to use their own laptop.

Poster size (maximum dimensions)
0 cm (width) x 100 cm (height) – portrait orientation
Posters will be on display for informal viewing throughout the Workshop; poster presenters are required to be by their posters during the Poster Session, scheduled on Sunday 8 September from 17.15 to 20.00.
Posters can be
put up at the Workshop venue (Fiera di Padova) either from 10.00 to 12.00 on Saturday 7 September or on Sunday 8 September from 8.00 to 12.00 on the poster board corresponding to the assigned poster number - please check on the Final Program.
Posters will have to be removed by the end of the meeting. The IEB Workshop is not responsible for posters and materials left after the end of the congress.


Workshop topics :

  1. Aging
  2. Cochlear Implant and Implantable Prosthesis
  3. Developmental Biology
  4. Drug Delivery Systems
  5. Ear Physiology
  6. Genetics of Deafness and Gene Therapy
  7. Imaging and Anatomy
  8. Immunology of Inner Ear
  9. Nanotechnologies 
  10. Noise Induced Hearing Loss
  11. Otoprotection
  12. Ototoxicity
  13. Pharmacology of Inner Ear
  14. Physiopathology of Auditory Pathways
  15. Regeneration and Stem Cells
  16. Tinnitus
  17. Vestibular Disorders
  18. Other (please specify)

Abstract book

The abstract book will be available on line as a PDF file and onsite as a hard copy or as a DVD. Submission of an abstract implies consent by the authors to have it published by the conference in the abstract book.

At least one author per presented abstract is requested to register at the IEB Workshop by
July 31st, 2019. Failure to register will result in the exclusion of the paper. Kindly advise if you wish to withdraw your abstract or if it cannot be presented for any other reason, so that the programme can be amended accordingly.