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Session Overview
Date: Wednesday, 14/Mar/2018
9:00am - 10:00amOfficial Welcome: Official Welcome Reception with representatives from the University Regensburg, the University Hospital Regensburg, Bezirksklinikum Regensburg
Main Lecture Hall 
10:00am - 10:30amKeynote 1: Tobias Kleinjung: Can Cochlear Implants can be a cure for tinnitus?
Session Chair: Berthold Langguth
Main Lecture Hall 
10:30am - 11:00amCoffee Break
Outside Lecture Hall 
11:00am - 12:30pmSession 1: New approaches in Neuromodulation for treating tinnitus
Session Chair: Martin Schecklmann
Session Chair: Marzena Mielczarek
Main Lecture Hall 

A Prospective Randomized Double-blind Controlled Clinical Study Using Vagus-Nerve Stimulation Paired with Tones for the Treatment of Tinnitus

Richard S Tyler1, Tony Cacace2, Michael Seidman3, ,Christina Stocking4, Sven Vanneste5, Brent Tarver6

1University of Iowa, United States of America; 2Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.; 3Oto-HNS University of Central Florida and Director of Skull base/Neurotologic Surgery Florida Hospital; 4Communicative Disorders and Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA.; 5Lab for Clinical and Integrative Neuroscience, School for Behavioral and Brain Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA.; 6MicroTransponder, Inc., 2802 Flintrock Trace, Suite 225, Austin, TX, USA.

Current state and perspectives of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in chronic tinnitus

Martin Schecklmann, Timm B. Poeppl, Berthold Langguth, Astrid Lehner

Center for Neuromodulation, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Germany

The application of magnetic stimulation of the ear in tinnitus treatment

Marzena Mielczarek, Jurek Olszewski

Medical University of Lodz, Poland

Treating Chronic Tinnitus with Neurofeedback

Dominik Güntensperger1,2, Patrick Neff1,2, Christian Thüring3, Tobias Kleinjung3, Steffi Weidt4, Martin Meyer1,2

1Division Neuropsychology, Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland; 2University Research Priority Program “Dynamics of Healthy Aging”, University of Zurich, Switzerland; 3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland; 4Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

The effect of positive emotion induction and HD- tDCS on tinnitus loudness scale

Iman GhodratiToostani1,2, Zahra S. Vaziri3,1, D.C. Nascimento4,1, Monica Colacique4,1, F. Louzada4, A.C.B. Delbem1,2, G.C.G. Barros5, Andreia A. Oliveira6, M.A. Hyppolito5,6, J.P. Leite3

1Neurocognitive Engineering Laboratory, Center of Engineering Applied to Health, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil; 2Reconfigurable Computing Laboratory, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil; 3Department of Neuroscience and Behavioral Sciences, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto, Brazil; 4Institute of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil; 5Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; 6Department of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Brazil

11:00am - 12:30pmSession 2: Tinnitus Animal Models
Session Chair: Holger Schulze
Second Lecture Hall 

Tinnitus development is associated with synaptopathy of inner hair cells in Mongolian gerbils

Konstantin Tziridis, Jan Forster, Patrick Krauss, Achim Schilling, Holger Schulze

University Hospital Erlangen, Germany

A new statistical approach for the evaluation of gap-prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle reflex (GPIAS) for tinnitus assessment

Achim Schilling, Patrick Krauss, Konstantin Tziridis, Holger Schulze

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

A Tinnitus Model in Nonhuman Primates

Lars Rogenmoser, Pawel Kusmierek, Denis Archakov, Josef Rauschecker

Georgetown University Medical Center

Cross-validation of Two Tinnitus Screening Approaches in Mice

Inga Kristaponyte, Alex Galazyuk

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), United States of America

Changes in gamma frequency activity in the auditory cortex in vitro in an animal model of tinnitus

Mark O. Cunningham1, Gina Rentesi1, Jennifer Schofield2, Martine Hamann2, Guiseppe Alvaro3, Charles A. Large3, Adrian Rees1

1Newcastle University, United Kingdom; 2University of Leicester, United Kingdom; 3Autifony Therapeutics Ltd, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

12:30pm - 1:15pmLunch
1:15pm - 2:00pmPoster Session 1
2:00pm - 2:30pmKeynote 2: Hubert Lim: Non-invasive and Integrative Neuromodulation Approaches Towards Treating Tinnitus
Main Lecture Hall 
2:30pm - 3:45pmSession 3: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for treating tinnitus
Main Lecture Hall 

Efficacy of treatment for tinnitus based on cognitive behavioral therapy in an inpatient setting: a 10-year retrospective outcome analysis

Daniele R. Nolan1, Andres R. Schneeberger1,2,3, Christian G. Huber2, Rahul Gupta1

1Psychiatrische Dienste Graubünden, Switzerland; 2Universitäre Psychiatrische Kliniken Basel, Switzerland; 3Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, USA

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia in Tinnitus

Elizabeth Marks1,2, Laurence McKenna2, Florian Vogt2

1University of Bath, United Kingdom; 2Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hosptial, UK

CBT for tinnitus: successful replication of a stepped care approach

Thomas E Fuller1,2, Johan W. S. Vlaeyen1,3, Rilana F. F. Cima1,2,3

1Maastricht University, Netherlands, The; 2Adelante, Centre for expertise in Rehabilitation & Audiology, The Netherlands; 3Research Group Health Psychology, KU Leuven, Belgium

Is CBT for tinnitus effective? A progress report on a new Cochrane systematic review

Thomas E. Fuller1,2, Rilana F.F. Cima1,2,7, Berthold Langguth3, Birgit Mazurek4, Angus Waddell5, Derek J. Hoare6, Johan W.S. Vlaeyen1,7

1Department of Clinical Psychological Science, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands; 2Adelante, Centre for Expertise in Rehabilitation & Audiology, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands; 3Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany; 4Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany; 5ENT Department, Great Western Hospital, Swindon, UK; 6NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK; 7Research Group Health Psychology, KU Leuven University, Leuven, Belgium

2:30pm - 3:45pmSession 4: Cortical Tinnitus Networks
Session Chair: Josef P. Rauschecker
Second Lecture Hall 

Amygdala functional disconnection with the prefrontal-cingulate-temporal circuit in chronic tinnitus patients with depressive mood

Yu-Chen Chen, Fan Bo, Xindao Yin

Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210006, China, China, People's Republic of

Resting state EEG microstate in tinnitus patients reveals dynamic changes in attention and auditory cortical networks during residual inhibition

Ann Deklerck1, Hannah Keppler2,3, Katharina Paul4, Sofie Degeest3, Ingeborg Dhooge1,2, Gilles Pourtois4

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium; 3Department of Speech-, Language-, and Hearing Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; 4Department of Experimental-Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium


Eugen Diesch, Anna Hassel, Ben Cramer, Mark Praetorius, Sabine Heiland, André Rupp

U Heidelberg, Germany

New ways forward in Tinnitus Research?

Josef P. Rauschecker1,2

1Georgetown University, United States of America; 2Hans Fischer Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Technical University Munich

3:45pm - 4:15pmCoffee Break
Outside Lecture Hall 
4:15pm - 5:00pmSession 5: News from the Industry
Session Chair: Michael Landgrebe
Main Lecture Hall 

Efficacy and Safety of AM-101 in the Treatment of Acute Inner Ear Tinnitus – A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Phase III Study

Tobias Kleinjung1, Tony Cox2, Ingeborg Dhooge3, Wojciech Domka4, Roger Fischer5, Marie José Fraysse6, José Ramon Garcia-Berrocal7, Grażyna Gawlicka8, Andrea Kienle-Gogolok9, Marianne Grohé10, Florian Heimlich11, Andreas Horn12, Andrzej Krzyzaniak13, Elisabeth Kühne14, Piotr lach15, Balint Liktor16, Grażyna Lisowska17, Guido Mühlmeier18, Michel Paolino19, Christof Pauli20, Tamas Racz21, Deepak Rajenderkumar22, Paul van de Heyning23, Thomas Meyer24

1University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland; 2Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Jessa Hospital, Hasselt, Belgium; 3Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium; 4Department of Otolaryngology, District Specialist Hospital, Rzeszow, Poland,; 5Private ENT practice, Markkleeberg, Germany; 6Department of Functional Exploration and Neurotology, Purpan University Hospital, Toulouse, France; 7Department of Otolaryngology, University Hospital Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain; 8Department of Otolaryngology, District Specialist Hospital, Czestochowa, Poland; 9Private ENT practice, Bad Schönborn, Germany; 10Private ENT practice, Cologne, Germany; 11Private ENT practice, Heidelberg 1, Germany; 12Private ENT practice, Heidelberg 2, Germany; 13Department of Otolaryngology, Clinic and Polyclinic, Bydgoszcz, Poland; 14Private ENT practice, Halle, Germany; 15PROMED Medical Center, Krakow, Poland; 16Department of Otolaryngology, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Hospital, Budapest, Hungary; 17Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Oncology in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland; 18Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, German Armed Forces Hospital Ulm, Germany; 19Imerta, Clairval Private Hospital, Marseille, France; 20Department of Otolaryngology, District Hospital, Kufstein, Austria; 21ENT Clinic, Markhot Ferenc Teaching Hospital and Clinic, Eger, Hungary; 22Welsh Hearing Institute, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK; 23Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium; 24Auris Medical AG, Basel, Switzerland


Hubert Lim1, Caroline Hamilton1, Stephen Hughes1, Sven Vanneste2, Deborah Hall3,4, Berthold Langguth5,6, Brendan Conlon1

1Neuromod Devices Limited, Dublin, Republic of Ireland; 2Lab for Clinical and Integrative Neuroscience, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA; 3National Institute for Health Research Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, UK; 4Otology and Hearing Group, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Nottingham, UK; 5Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Germany; 6Interdisciplinary Tinnitus Center of the University of Regensburg, Germany

Spinal Decompression: Its Effect on subjective intensity in Tinnitis Patients with Craniocervical Dysfunction and other neck conditions - the grow concept spinal decompression chair

Thomas Zudrell

Academy for Holistic Healing Arts International AHHAI, Germany

4:15pm - 5:00pmSession 6: Towards a consensus of outcome measures on tinnitus
Session Chair: Deborah Ann Hall
Second Lecture Hall 


Deborah Ann Hall1,2, Kathryn Fackrell1,2, Harriet Smith1,2, Haúla Haider3, Birgit Mazurek4, Alain Londero5

1NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Ropewalk House, 113 The Ropewalk, Nottingham, NG1 5DU; 2Otology and Hearing Group, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2UH; 3ENT Department of Hospital Cuf Infante Santo - Nova Medical School, Travessa do Castro, 3. 1350-070 Lisbon, Portugal; 4Tinnitus Center, Charite University Hospital, Chariteplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany; 5Service ORL et CCF, Consultation Acouphène et Hyperacousie, Hôpital Européen G. Pompidou, 20, rue Leblanc, 75015 Paris, France

5:00pm - 5:30pmKeynote 3: Fatima Husain: Patterns and Connectivity in Neural Networks: Leveraging Clustering to Better Understand Tinnitus
Session Chair: Pim Van Dijk
Main Lecture Hall 

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