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Advance Notice: ISH2012 – 16th Interna tional Symposium on Hearing, 23-27 July, Cambridge UK

Advance Notice:


ISH2012 – 16th  International Symposium on Hearing, 23-27 July, Cambridge UK


Organizing committee:

Hedwig Gockel, Bob Carlyon (MRC CBU, Cambridge)

Ian Winter, Brian Moore, Roy Patterson (University of Cambridge)


The 16th International Symposium on Hearing will be held at St John’s College of the University of Cambridge from 22-27 July 2012 (Sunday evening to Friday afternoon).


The topic of the symposium, as usual, is basic aspects of hearing: physiology and perception.  ISH is a small collegiate meeting typically held in a cloistered setting. The program is limited to 60 podium presentations of about 25 minutes in duration so that there is ample time for discussion. There will not be any parallel sessions. Participants are expected to attend the majority of sessions throughout the week. The total number of participants, including podium speakers, is limited to about 100 people. Accommodation, mostly single rooms, will be available in St. John’s College. There are a limited number of double occupancy rooms for those wishing to bring their partners. They will be allocated on a first-come, first-reserved basis.


ISH is a European meeting originally conceived as the European version of the P&P section of ASA meetings in the US. As organizers of a small, special meeting with a long history, we have the problem of balancing attendance by the historical community with the desire to include new people with new ideas. Accordingly, this message is being sent to previous attendees of the meeting, as is the tradition, and at the same time, to the auditory list, so that the larger hearing community is aware of the meeting. Applicants should be aware that there is a traditional bias in the selection of participants, with the European community taking perhaps two-thirds of the places.


The main point of this message is to provide the dates for the meeting. In early July, we will send out the Main Announcement of the meeting with information about costs, registration, St John’s College, travel, etc. In the meantime, if you think there is a hot topic on which we should hold a special session, feel free to let us know what it is and why you think it is hot.


Those with tickets to the Olympics (or those thinking of getting tickets) might want to note that ISH2012 and the Olympics are close in time and space.


ISH Organizers

Roy Patterson
Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing
Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EG
  phone   +44 (0) 1223 333819    fax 333840
  email:    rdp1@xxxxxxxxx