Vision Workshop 2023

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Thursday, 13th April 2023 | 07:30 - 19:00

Time Room 1
from 7:30 Registration
08:30-11:05 Cochlear Implant Future Developments (Chair: Prof. Thomas Lenarz)
08:30-08:45 Overview by Prof. Thomas Lenarz, Hannover Medical School
08:45-09:15 Cochlear implant after-care: the emerging role of implant-derived objective measures (Prof. Stephen O’Leary, University of Melbourne, Australia)
09:15-09:45 Importance of Preserving Low-Frequency Acoustic Hearing: Central Auditory Processing (Prof. Bruce Gantz, University of Iowa, USA)
09:45-10:15 Totally implantable cochlear implant (Totally implantable cochlear implant)
10:15-10:45 Cochleo-Vestibular Implants (Electrical stimulation of the Otolith Organs) (Prof. Manuel Manrique Rodrígez, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, Spain)
10:45-11:05 Discussion
11:05-11:30 Coffee break

Time Room 1
11:30-13:35 Advanced Diagnostics (Chair: Prof. Anke Lesinski-Schiedat, Hannover Medical School)
11:30-11:45 Overview by Prof. Athanasia Warnecke, Hannover Medical School
11:45-12:15 Optical Coherence Tomography for Image-guided Cochlear Implantation and diagnostics: a near future? (Prof. Nicolas Verhaert, UZ Leuven, Belgium)
12:15-12:30 Functional and molecular diagnostics of the auditory system with PET including new perspectives from translational research (Prof. Georg Berding, Hannover Medical School)
12:30-12:45 Audiological Diagnostics supported by Machine Learning and auditory models (Prof. Birger Kollmeier, University of Oldenburg, Germany)
12:45-13:15 Auditory neuropathy (Prof. Hung Thai-Van, Hôpital Edouard Herriot Lyon, France)
13:15-13:35 Discussion
13:35-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-19:00 Advanced Implants: drug delivery, regeneration, gene therapy (Chairs: Prof. Athanasia Warnecke, Hannover Medical School Prof. Marcelo Rivolta, University of Sheffi eld, UK)
14:30-14:45 Overview by Prof. Theodor Doll, Hannover Medical School
14:45-15:15 Regeneration and biology in the inner ear: input of human induced pluripotent stem cells (Regeneration and biology in the inner ear: input of human induced pluripotent stem cells)

Time Room 2
11:30-13:35 Individualized, Adaptive Implants And Additive Manufacturing Technologies (Chair: PD Verena Scheper Ph.D.)
11:30-11:45 Overview by Prof. Theodor Doll, Hannover Medical School
11:45-12:15 Navigation of magnetic micro-robots (Prof. Thorsten Buzug, Fraunhofer IMTE, Germany)
12:15-12:45 3D patterning for individualized implantable MEMS (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hoc Khiem Trieu, Technische Universität Hamburg, Germany)
12:45-13:15 Patient-individualized drug-delivering Implants in Otorhinolaryngology (PD Verena Scheper, Hannover Medical School)
13:15-13:35 Discussion
13:35-14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-19:00 Robotics and computer-assisted technologies for precision surgery (Chair: Samuel John, Hannover Medical School)
14:30-14:45 Overview by Rolf Salcher, Hannover Medical School
14:45-15:15 Fluoroscopy and intra-OP imaging as quality control for Minimal Invasive CI Surgery (Prof. Greg Eigner Jablonski / Ralf Greisiger University of Oslo, Norway / Oslo University Hospital, Norway)

Time Room 1
15:15-15:45 Prof. Lawrence Lustig, Columbia University, USA
15:45-16:15 Deep Phenotyping of Hearing Instability Disorders: Searching for Biomarkers and Re-purposable Therapeutics (Michael Hoa, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, USA)
16:15-16:40 Coffe Break
16:40-17:10 Stem Cells for Hearing Regeneration: towards a first-in-human clinical trial (Prof. Gerry O’Donoghue, Queen’s Medical Centre, UK)
17:40-18:10 Development of Therapeutic Approaches for Usher Syndrome (Prof. Gwenaelle Geleoc, Boston Children's Hospital & Harvard Medical School, USA)
18:10-18:40 Progressive non-syndromic sensorineural hearing loss: towards a disease-modifying gene therapy (Prof. Vincent can Rompaey, University of Antwerp, Belgium)
18:40-19:00 Discussion

Time Room 2
15:15-15:45 Robotics and computer-assisted surgery on ear (Prof. Marco Caversaccio, Inselspital – Universitätsspital Bern, Switzerland)
15:45-16:15 Robot-based assistance for middle ear and cochlear implant surgery (Prof. Yann Nguyen, Sorbonne Université, France)
16:15-16:40 Coffe Break
16:40-17:10 Precision control of critical parameters: Surgical tools to increase the reliability of cochlear implants (Thomas Rau Ph.D., Hannover Medical School)
17:00-17:30 Preservation of Functional Residual Hearing Comparing Manual and Robotic Insertion of Cochlear Implants (Prof. Bruce Gantz, University of Iowa, USA)
18:20-18:30 Discussion
From 19:15 Shuttle to Evening Event
19:30-22:30 Evening Event: Gartensaal, Townhall

Friday, 14th April 2023 | 08:00 - 18:45

Time Room 1
08:00-08:05 Welcome (Prof. Andrej Kral, Hannover Medical School)
08:05-11:35 Artificial intelligence for hearing devices (Chair: Prof. Waldo Nogueira, Hannover Medical School)
08:05-08:15 Overview by Prof. Waldo Nogueira, Hannover Medical School
08:15-08:45 How can artificial intelligence advance hearing devices and research, or vice versa? (Prof. Fan-Gang Zeng, University of California, USA)
08:45-09:05 Low-complexity models for speaker separation in hearing aids (Prof. Bernd Meyer, University of Oldenburg, Germany)
09:05-09:35 Location-based training for multi-channel speaker separation (Prof. De Liang Wang, The Ohio State University, USA)
09:35-10:00 Coffee Break
10:00-10:20 N.A. (Prof. Holger Blume, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany)
10:20-10:50 Personalised neural-network-based closed-loop systems for augmented hearing (Prof. Sarah Verhulst, Ghent University, Belgium Personalised neural-network-based cl)
10:50-11:20 Brain-controlled assistive hearing technologies (Prof. Nima Mesgarani, Columbia University, USA)
11:20-11:35 Discussion
11:35-13:15 Tour NIFE/DHZ + Luch

Time Room 1
13:15-16:40 Central Auditory Implants (Chair: Prof. Kerstin Schwabe)
13:15-13:30 Overview by Prof. Andrej Kral, Hannover Medical School
13:30-14:00 Future opportunities for central auditory prosthetics (Prof. Hubert Lim, University of Minnesota, USA)
14:00-14:30 Developing a speech neuroprosthesis (David Moses Ph.D., UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, USA)
14:30-15:00 Auditory Midbrain Implant – hearing beyond the brainstem (Prof. Amir Samii, International Neuroscience Institute – Hannover, Germany)
15:00-15:25 Coffee break
15:25-15:55 Intracranial electrophysiology of auditory processing in the human cortex (Prof. Kirill Nourski, University of Iowa, USA)
15:55-16:25 Deep Brain Stimulation for Tinnitus: from bench to bed (Marcus Janssen M.D. PhD., Maastricht UMC+, The Netherlands)
16:25-16:40 Discussion
16:40-17:40 Future Care Concepts (Panel Discussion / Round Table Presented by Prof. Jill B. Firszt, Washington University School of Medicine, USA and Prof. Andreas Büchner, Hannover Medical School Participants: Stefan Launer, Sonova AG, Switzerland Prof. Hubert Lim, University of Minnesota, USA Prof. Fan-Gang Zeng, University of California, USA Prof. Stephen O’Leary, University of Melbourne, Australia PD Dr. Angelika Illg, Hannover Medical School, Germany)
18:30-18:45 Closing Remarks
19:30-22:30 Dinner

Time Room 2
13:15-16:40 Hearing and cognition, education, societal impact (Chair: PD Angelika Illg Ph.D., Hannover Medical School Prof. Christiane Thiel Ph.D., University of Oldenburg)
13:15-13:30 Overview by PD Angelika Illg, Hannover Medical School
13:30-14:00 Improving the assessment of hearing impairment in children globally (Prof. Ulrike Lüdtke, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany)
14:00-14:30 Use of EEG and fNIRS to predict language outcomes in children with cochlear implants (Prof. Mickael L.D. Deroche, Concordia University, Canada)
14:30-15:00 Defining working memory profiles in children with auditory/communicative disorders (Dr. Margreet Langereis, Pento Speech and Hearing Centers, The Netherlands)
15:00-15:25 Coffee break
15:25-15:55 How early language experience influences brain and cognitive development (Prof. Rachel R. Romeo, University of Maryland, USA)
15:55-16:25 Implementation of the ICF model in adult Cochlear Implant users (Ellen Andries Ph.D., Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium)
16:25-16:40 Discussion

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