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39th Annual MidWinter Meeting
Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego, CA
Saturday, February 20-
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Association for Research in Otolaryngology
ABOUT AROThe Association for Research in Otolaryngology is aninternational association of scientists and physiciansdedicated to scientific exploration among all of thedisciplines in the field of otolaryngology. Research effortsinvolve the ear, nose, head, neck and related functionsincluding hearing, balance, speech, taste and smell amongothers. A wide range of scientific approaches isrepresented including biochemical, physiological,behavioral, developmental, and evolutionary.
WHO EXHIBITS?Over 1,670 attendees explore the Exhibit Hall looking fortechnologies and products related to the field ofotolaryngology. ARO attendees are looking for:
Computer systems and software data acquisition Sound measurement and sound synthesis Optical instrumentation and computer imaging systems Neuroanatomical supplies and equipment companies Publishers Molecular Biology supplies Histology/Histopathology/Histochemistry supplies Biochemical supplies Genetics supplies Antibodies Cochlear implants Electrophysiology manufacturers Laboratory supplies Surgical tools Microscopy equipment Noise protection Neurophysiology hardware Biological reagents
WHY EXHIBIT? Generate leads in days that result in partnerships
Meet your target audience face-to-face in one convenient location
Build recognition of your company name and products
Increase brand awareness and market share
Educate customers, prospects, and press about your latest innovations
Opportunity to hold meetings with clients and peers saving expense of traveling nationwide
Dear Potential Exhibitor,
We invite you to exhibit at Annual Midwinter Meetings of the Association forResearch in Otolaryngology (ARO), an international organization devoted to researchin hearing, balance, and other areas within the field of otolaryngology. The nextmeeting will be held February 20-24, 2016 in San Diego, California, USA.
The ARO Midwinter Meeting is the largest annual single gathering of hearing andbalance clinicians and scientists in the world. It is attended by more than 1,650scientists and physicians with a wide range of scientific and technical interests,including neuroscience, neurophysiology, genetics and genomics, cell biology,systems physiology, biophysics, audiology, speech and communications sciences,behavior, psychophysics, and biomedical engineering. Meeting attendees are activelyinterested in learning about state-of-the-art equipment and supplies for acousticdelivery and measurement, molecular and genetic analyses, electrophysiologicalrecordings, optogenetics, imaging, immunology, immunohistochemistry, behavioraland psychological testing tools, publications, and more.
We welcome your participation in our 2016 and future annual meetings. For exhibit salesand sponsorships please contact 856-423-7222 ext. 227 with any questions.
Sincerely,Lawrence R. Lustig, MDPresident, ARO
ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY39TH MIDWINTER MEETING
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
2016 INVITED SESSIONS & SPECIAL LECTURES:
DEMOGRAPHICSPERCENTAGE OF ATTENDEES IN US: ARO MEMBERSHIP
Symposia: Presidential Symposium
Active Role of Glia in Auditory Physiology
Cellular Calcium Signaling in the Auditory System
Auditory Nociception and Pain Hyperacusis
Hearing Loss and Human Genetics:Science, Policy and Beyond
Mechanisms of Fast Auditory Signaling
Neural Underpinnings of Auditory Perception: Insights from Development
Optogenetic Approaches for AuditoryResearch and Development of Prostheses
Stress Signaling Pathways in Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Trends and Challenges in Translational Research
The Blood-Labyrinth-Barrier in Inner Ear Function
The Role of Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1hmrs) in Noise and Blast-Induced Neurotrauma
Wnt Signaling in Development and Disease
Young Investigator Symposia: Active Auditory Processing: Basics
Mechanisms, Individual Differences and Clinical Applications
Zebrafish as a Model for Hearing and Balance
Workshops: Pharmaceutical Interventions
for Hearing Loss: Guidance for Study Design
The Career Less Travelled: From Laboratory to .com
Translating Science to Medicine: An Update on Phase 2 Clinical Trials in Specific Otologic Indications
TOP 5 COUNTRIESREPRESENTED:
UNITED STATESGERMANYJAPANUNITED KINGDOMSOUTH KOREA
EXHIBIT LOCATIONExhibits are located in the Grand Ballroom of the Manchester Grand HyattHotel in San Diego, CA. The Exhibit Floor is co-located with the postersessions. This placement insures the exhibits are in an area of maximumtraffic flow. The Exhibit Hall is open 24 hours for poster viewing andprotected by security during non-exhibit hours.
TENTATIVE EXHIBIT SCHEDULEPlease note exhibits begin on Saturday. Hours listed are tentative and subject to change.
Exhibitor Set-UpSaturday, February 20 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Show HoursSaturday, February 20 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.Sunday, February 21 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Monday, February 22 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Exhibitor DismantleMonday, February 22 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONSARO has reserved sleeping rooms for MidWinter Meeting attendees at theManchester Grand Hyatt at the rate of $229 per night. Please call toll free1-800-633-7313, direct 1-619-232-1234 or visit the ARO website to reserveyour sleeping room. Please reserve your room before the cut-off date ofJanuary 29, 2016. Reservations are based upon availability.
GENERAL SERVICE CONTRACTORGES will be the official General Service Contractor. Exhibitor ServiceManuals will be available approximately 60 days prior to the show.Shipping and handling of show materials, furniture, labor, drayage,electrical, signs, and other booth furnishings may be ordered directly fromthe Decorator. All charges for additional services are the soleresponsibility of the exhibitor.
SPONSORSHIPS & ADVERTISINGIndividual conference items are available for sponsorship, includinglanyards, event sponsorships and advertising opportunities. Partnershippackages, which offer a variety of items at a deep discount, are alsoavailable. For information on available opportunities or customsponsorship packages contact Teresa Matozzo, Director Client Sales at856-423-7222 x281 or firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTRATIONEach staffed exhibit booth includes two complimentary Exhibit Hallonly badges. Additional exhibit personnel registrations may bepurchased at $50 each. Exhibit personnel badges do not allow accessto any education sessions or meal functions.
EXHIBIT PACKAGE AND PRICINGARO is pleased to offer exhibitors two options in exhibit space:
STAFFED EXHIBIT BOOTH: $1,600Includes: 8 x 10 area pipe & drape back wall/side rails 7 x 44 ID sign 6 ft. skirted table two chairs wastepaper basket two complimentary exhibit personnel badges
Additional equipment may be rented from the General ServiceContractor. Order forms will be available in the Exhibitor Service Kit.
PUBLISHER RATE: $800Includes: 8 x 10 area pipe & drape back wall/ side rails 7 x 44 ID sign 6 ft. skirted table two chairs wastepaper basket two complimentary exhibit personnel badges
SPACE ASSIGNMENTSSpace will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Contractsfor Exhibit Space and Sponsorships or Partnership Packages must beaccompanied by 50% non-refundable deposit. Full payment is due byDecember 21, 2015. Contracts submitted without payment will not beprocessed and space will not be held.
CANCELLATION POLICYExhibitors shall give written notice of cancellation. If written notice isreceived by December 21, 2015 (60 days prior), total contract amountless a 50% cancellation fee will be refunded to the Exhibitor. Norefunds will be allowed for any cancellation after December 21, 2015.
PAST EXHIBITORSADVANCED BIONICS CORPORATION
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY
AMERICAN HEARING RESEARCH FOUNDATION
ADVANCED BIONICS CORPORATION
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL ASSOCIATION FORTHE DEAF & HARD OF HEARING
AMERICAN HEARING RESEARCH FOUNDATION
AMERICAN TINNITUS ASSOCIATION
COMPARATIVE BIOSCIENCES, INC.
CORTECH SOLUTIONS, INC.
DEAFNESS RESEARCH FOUNDATION
DUKE CLINICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
ELSEVIER, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
GN OTOMETRICS NORTH AMERICA
INTELLIGENT HEARING SYSTEMS
JEDMED INSTRUMENT COMPANY
KINDER SCIENTIFIC COMPANY
LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
LOCKHEED MARTIN ACULIGHT CORPORATION
MEDNET LOCATOR, INC.
MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS & OTHERCOMMUNICATION DISORDERS
NEURO KINETICS, INC.
NIDCD NATIONAL TEMPORAL BONE REGISTRY
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
SENSOMOTORIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
TAYLOR & FRANCIS