This course has been postponed until Sep 19 - 23, 2022.
Please sign up below to be notified when registration opens for the 2022 event.
Registration is Open
Oct 18 - 22
This workshop provides an intensive, hands-on, training opportunity for graduate students, postdocs and investigators wishing to gain expertise in the biology and functional characterization of the mouse auditory and vestibular systems. The total number of positions available for the workshop is small in order to provide opportunities for communication and interaction between students and faculty. The course is structured with classroom lectures in the morning, followed by hands-on laboratory sessions and tutorials in the afternoon. Evening lectures will feature plenary presentations by senior researchers and introductions to cutting edge technologies. A central theme of the workshop will be the use of the mouse as a model system for understanding normal and disordered human auditory and vestibular function. In addition to formal class and laboratory activities, the workshop also offers opportunities for interactions between students and established investigators from several disciplines. Students will have opportunities to present their own research and there will be dedicated time for discussions of potential career opportunities.
*This workshop can be used for continuing education units for AALAS re-certification.
Funding for this workshop was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 DC019012-01 from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The Views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Lodging accommodations at JAX’s Highseas Conference Center is available for an additional fee. Highseas, located approximately 1 mile from The Jackson Laboratory, is a spacious estate built in 1912, overlooking the entrance to Frenchman Bay and adjacent to beautiful Acadia National Park. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation from the Conference Center to the course venue for the duration of the course. Highseas is handicap accessible (please indicate accessibility needs in registration). This lodging option cannot accommodate families. Rooms may be shared with other participants.
Highseas Lodging Fee: $200 (total)
Participants interested in securing off-campus lodging may refer to the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce website for a guide on hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, and short-term rentals in the Bar Harbor area.
Bar Harbor is serviced by two airports:
Hancock County/Bar Harbor Airport (BHB) – 20 minutes away
Bangor International Airport (BGR) – 1hr 15 minutes away
Public transportation is not available from local airports. Please visit the Bar Harbor and Bangor airport services webpages for information on shuttles to and from Mount Desert Island. Rideshare options like Uber or Lyft are not commonly available.
Bar Harbor is approximately 5 hours by car from the greater Boston area. Rental cars are available from Hertz at either nearby airport. Additionally, there is a free Island Explorer bus system which can be used around the island and the national park.
Professor, Department of Human Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry; Vice Dean for Preclinical Affairs
Principal Research Fellow
Chief Section on Developmental Neuroscience and Chief Laboratory of Cochlear Development
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