Keynote Speakers 


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Christopher Cederroth

Assistant Professor at Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Sweden

Title: „Nature versus Nurture: Genetic Considerations in the Development of Chronic Tinnitus“

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Fatima Husain

Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Title: "Patterns and Connectivity in Neural Networks: Leveraging Clustering and Replicability to Better Understand Tinnitus"

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Sarah Michiels

Senior Research Fellow, Dept. of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy and Dept. of ENT, head and neck surgery and communication disorders, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Title: "Somatosensory Tinnitus : Assessment and Treatment Options."

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Hubert H. Lim

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Minnesota

Title: "Non-invasive and Integrative Neuromodulation Approaches Towards Treating Tinnitus."

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Tobias Kleinjung
Tobias Kleinjung

Head of Outpatients' Department, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Title: "Can cochlear Implants be a Cure for Tinnitus?"

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William Sedley

Newcastle-upon-Tyne University, United Kingdom

Title: "Predictions and their Precision in the Causation and Perpetuation of Tinnitus"

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Johan Vlaeyen

Head of Health Psychology, University of Leuven, Netherlands

Title: "Not seen and not heard: chronic Pain and Tinnitus"

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Sven Vanneste

Associate Professor, School of Behavioural and Brain Science, University of Dallas at Texas, United States

Title: "Pathophysiological Differences in phantom Sound: Subtypes in Tinnitus"

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Derek Hoare

Associate Professor in Hearing Sciences, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Title: "Towards equity of tinnitus management across the UK National Health Service".

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Regensburg is a city in south-east Germany. In the english literature it is often called Ratisbon, for the French colleagues it is Ratisbonne while it is Ratisbona in the Italian, Portuguese and Albanian language. With over 140,000 inhabitants, Regensburg is the fourth-largest city in Bavaria. The medieval centre of Regensburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It owns the largest medieval old town north of the Alps.

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There are more than 1,500 historic buildings, the most famous are: The gothic cathedral, the stone bridge, the regensburg sausage kitchen, the church of St. James and the botanical garden located on the University of Regensburg. Regensburg is among the top touristic sights and travel attractions in Germany. Besides it touristic attractions it is wonderful place to enjoy the Bavarian life style and relax between historical buildings that can tell you interesting stories about our history. Find more Information about Regensburg here:

For your pleasant anticipation, get a visual impression of the beautful city of Regensburg:

We were please to annoucne three travel grants and to support young researchers to join the TRI and TINNET Conference in March 2018.

 Travel Grant

Our congratulations to Mrs. Laure Jacquemin (3rd from left) from the University Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium for her submitted abstract:
"Effects of electrical stimulation in tinnitus patients: a comparison between t-DCS with two different electrode placements and HD t-DCS".

Congratulations to Mrs. Harriet Smith (2nd from left) from NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, United Kingdom, for her submitted abstract:
"An evaluation of paediatric tinnitus services in the UK".

And congratulations to Mr. Thomas Fuller (2nd from right) from the Department of Clinical Psychological Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, for his submission:
"CBT for tinnitus: successful replication of a stepped care approach".


Dr. Giriraj Singh Shekhawat (1st from left) and Dr. Winfried Schlee (1st from right), both members of the travel award team, congratulated our winners!


We thank you for your commitment and for the application videos published on our TRI Facebook site.

Have a look at our grant winner videos:





Conference venue

 Our conference venue is located close to the old town of Regensburg (few minutes walking distance), where most of our recommended hotels are situated.
 Parkside Events offers us a modern conference venue with a beautiful sight on the city park of Regensburg.


Venue Map



Parkside Events
Prüfeninger Straße 20
93049 Regensburg


Networking Dinner

We offer a special Networking Dinner on the evening of March 15. This dinner will take place on the "Kristallkönigin-Exclusively made with Swarowski Elements", a stunning ship slowly cuising on the Danube river and providing an extra-ordinary location for contacting, networking and enjoying a delicious dinner. Please be aware you have to register seperately for this event and the price is not included in the participation fee.

The cruise will be starting 19:30, find a map below. The landing stage is located on the blue marked arrow at the Danube.

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Munich Airport (MUC) is a large international airport that is easy to reach from all destinations.

Nürnberg Airport (NUE) is an international airport that can be reached by many European airports.

Airport Shuttle

We cooperate with a local Airportliner to make the transfer from Munich or Nuremberg Airport as comfortable as possible for you. Contact: , please book online and mention “TRI 2018” as booking reference to get a reduced price.