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You are invited to IERASG at the WCA Cape Town 2018




Since 2014, inaugurated and organized by Council Chair Suzanne Purdy, IERASG has enjoyed a presence and numerous of its members have taken an active part in the International Society of Audiology’s biennial World Congress of Audiology.

IERASG’s participation is thanks to WCA past-organizers’ gracious willingness to grant us a platform-presentation slot in their packed WCA programs. WCA Cape Town 2018 will carry on what hopefully has become a tradition, as affiliated organizations ISA and IERASG join in their commitment to draw attention to continuing research and development of clinical electrophysiology applied to audiological research and clinical practice.

The WCA congresses fall on even-number years, while our IERASG Biennial Symposium falls on the odd-numbered years, thereby offering this extraordinary opportunity for IERASG members to make a contribution each year. Of course, ISA enjoys a long history of organizing outstanding international meetings, historically with substantially mutual participation of participating society members.

IERASG is very pleased to promote and join in the next World Congress of Audiology in 2018. Interested parties may find full information at the WCA 2019 link below; early registration and abstract submission are still open.

This year’s contribution to WCA is IERASG Symposium on Innovation in Clinical Use of Auditory Evoked Potentials, featuring presentations by Council Members, Drs Barbara Cone, John D. Durrant, David McPherson, Mridula Sharma, George Tavarkiladze, and Martin Walger. The session will be chaired by Dr Walger. The mini-symposium will commence with a brief overview of IERASG history, noting that at its last biennial, Warsaw 2017, it celebrated the 25th anniversary of IERASG’s iconic symposia devoted to electric response audiometry and related scientific and clinical interests.

The clinical testing of auditory evoked potentials (AEPs) was initially victim of limits both of knowledge of underlying mechanisms and technology. Many advances have followed from the technological revolution, and AEP researchers have worked diligently under the mantra of science to persistently confirm what is thought to really work and by that of clinical science to further refine and have a robust evidence base for methods deemed efficacious.

The presentations in this ‘mini-symposium’ provide a snap-shot of the nature of the Biennial IERASG Symposia by members who remain actively engaged in research and development of our tools. The topics in the Symposium will cover much the span of AEPs along the auditory pathway and applications which are of current clinical interest, including some of the presenters’ latest research findings.