19. Annual Conference on Management of the Tinnitus Patient
Place : The University of Iowa / United States
Date : 08/09/2011 - 10/09/2011
Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Iowa
Intended Audience & Purpose: This conference is intended for otologists, audiologists, psychologists, and nurses who provide clinical management services for patients with tinnitus.  The conference will also provide information to patients who have tinnitus, their family and friends, but it will NOT include individual diagnosis and treatment.  The purpose of this conference is to provide a review of current evaluation and management strategies for the treatment of tinnitus.  Upon completion of the program, the participant will be able to discuss the management of tinnitus and the tinnitus patient. 

Scientific Program:
Guest of Honor:
Anthony Cacace, PhD
Wayne State University
Is the tinnitus brain different?
Special Presentations

Carol Bauer, MD
 The cerebellum : a novel modulator of tinnitus"
Tom Brozoski, PhD
Neurotransmitters and Tinnitus

Christina T. Stocking, AuD
Setting Up a Tinnitus Clinic
Bev Klug, MA
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mohamed Hamid, MD,PhD

Management of Meniere's Tinnitus with Intratympanic Perfusion


Claudia Coelho, MD
Exploratory studies on treating tinnitus with zinc, muscle relaxants and diet in specific subgroups.

Stephen M. Nagler, MD
Tinnitus: Radiators, Chickenpox, and Keys to Success
Industry Representatives

Rick Giancola
 Neuromonics, Pty Ltd

Tom Powers

Michael Piskosz, MS
ReSound Global Audiology

Ed Desporte, MA
General Hearing Instruments
Francis Kuk, PhD
University of Iowa Faculty
Matthew Howard, MD, Neurosurgeon
Marlan Hansen, MD, Neurotologist

Rich Tyler, PhD
Catherine Woodman, MD, Psychiatrist

Shelley Witt, MA,

Tentative Program
THURSDAY, September 8, 2011
6:00-7:30 pm  Welcome Reception
Preliminary Program
FRIDAY, September 9, 2011
Welcome and Overview
Surgery and Medications
Psychiatric Factors in Tinnitus Treatment
Tinnitus Psychoacoustical Measurements
Electrical Stimulation of the Brain
Barbecue at The Secrest 1883 Octagonal Barn
Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sound Therapies, including Hearing Aids and Music
Setting up a Tinnitus Clinic
Tinnitus Activities Treatment
Complementary and Alternative Medicines for Tinnitus
Manufacturers Forum + Patient Forum
PRACTICUM –Concurrent 20 minute sessions,
Tinnitus Measurement
Counseling and Patient Education
Setting up a Tinnitus Clinic

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