European School for Interdisciplinary Tinnitus Research (ESIT)

We were delighted that our consortium partner Tinnitus Hub, a leading international tinnitus patient organisation run by patients themselves, with their director and chief strategist, Hazel Goedhart, was able to join us for the 12th TRI international tinnitus conference in Taipei/Taiwan (see below).

Beyond representing her organisation and advocating for the patients' perspective at this international and interdisciplinary event, Hazel conducted video interviews with leading tinnitus researchers which will be of interest to a wide audience, be it patients, researchers or the interested public.

Furthermore, there is a very readable blog article about Hazel's experience at the 12th TRI Conference (click on image to access blog):

 

 

For ESIT PhD students and staff, it was an extraordinary opportunity to be able to attend the 12th international Tinnitus Research Initiative (TRI) Conference in Taipei/Taiwan, held from May 17 to 19, 2019 at the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) International Convention Centre.

Before the actual conference, there was an ESIT satellite event designed as an additional training opportunity for students, covering the topics of systematic reviews (Magdalena Sereda, Univerity of Nottingham), dissemination, social media use and strategy (Hazel Goedhart, Tinnitus Hub) and various group activities on these topics (moderated by Winfried Schlee, Raj Shekhawat and Berthold Langguth).

It has been a most remarkable time for everyone involved, filled with scientific and personal exchange as well as cross-cultural experiences in Taiwan. The ESIT PhD candidates were able to showcase some ot their innovative work and were very well received among the audience of renowned scientists, with whom they also had the opportunity to network.

We'd like to very much thank everyone involved in this event and are already looking forward to the 13th TRI conference in May 2020, in Vancouver, Canada!

 

ESIT Satellite Event:

 

  

 

   

 

12th TRI Tinnitus Conference:

 

 

   

    

The ESIT students Natalia Trpchevska (Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm) and Roshni Biswas (Istituto Mario Negri di Richerche Farmacologiche, Milan), together with their supervisors Christopher Cederroth, Silvano Gallus, and colleagues, co-authored the article Sex-Specific Association of Tinnitus With Suicide Attempts in JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery May 2019, DOI: 10.1001/jamaoto.2019.0566.

Congratulations once again to Muntazir Mehdi, ESIT-PhD-student at the University of Ulm, who's abstract "Towards Automated Smart Mobile Crowdsensing for Tinnitus Research" was accepted for CBMS 2019, The 32nd IEEE CBMS International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems.

Eleni Genitsaridi, ESIT PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham, with contributions by the ESIT students Marta Partyka, Natalia Trpchevska, Constanze Riha, Roshni Biswas, Jos√© L. Santacruz, Stefan Schoisswohl, Matheus LourencoNuwan Liyanage and several supervisors, co-authored the article Standardised profiling for tinnitus research: The European School for Interdisciplinary Tinnitus Research Screening Questionnaire (ESIT-SQ) for the March 2019(1) issue of Hearing Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.heares.2019.02.017.

Roshni Biswas, ESIT PhD student at Istituto Mario Negri di Ricerche Farmacologiche, co-produced the publication Standardized questions in English for estimating tinnitus prevalence and severity, hearing difficulty and usage of healthcare resources, and their translation into 11 European languages for the February 2019 issue of Hearing Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.heares.2019.02.008.

Congratulations to Muntazir Mehdi, ESIT-PhD-student at the University of Ulm, who's abstract was accepted for ACM SAC (SRC), The 34th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC '19), DOI: 10.1145/3297280.3297654.

Together with supervisor Christopher Cederroth and others, Natalia Trpchevska, ESIT-PhD-student at Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, published an article about Association of Genetic vs Environmental Factors in Swedish Adoptees With Clinically Significant Tinnitus in JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery January 2019, DOI: 10.1001/jamaoto.2018.3852.

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We are glad to share a wonderful and impactful example of patient involvement in tinnitus research by our assoicated partner Tinnitus Hub, a patient-run self-help organisation for tinnitus with worldwide reach:

In 2018, one of their dedicated members, Daniel Ballinger, passed away at young age. Another Tinitus Hub member, Eddie Clark, followed by many others, wished to commemorate his death by initiating the Daniel-Ballinger-Memorial-Fund, administered with assistance of the British Tinnitus Association (BTA), to support a young tinnitus researcher. In all, a sum of 5.000 GBP was raised and the grant awarded to Elouise Koops, a dedicated tinnitus researcher at the University of Groningen.

The Tinnitus Hub blog article can be read here.

Furthermore, a video interview was conducted with Elouise, sharing her research and experience as the holder of this exceptional grant.

                                                    

For the Third ESIT Training School in Milan (see below), we were joined by the British Tinnitus Association's (BTA) chief executive, David Stockdale, and communications manager, Nic Wray! We are grateful for their valualbe insights and experiences they shared with us!

 

 

Their report can be accessed here: https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/blog/esit-training-school

 

Thank you very much again for your beneficial contribution!

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  • Coordinator: Winfried Schlee, University Clinic Regensburg
  • 15 PhD students
  • Interdisciplinary research on tinnitus
  • Large European network of academic, clinical and industrial partners
  • Goal: Interdisciplinary teaching and training for young researchers to improve tinnitus treatment and research in Europe

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