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You are invited to IERASG at the WCA Cape Town 2018

This year’s contribution to WCA is the IERASG Symposium on:
Innovation in Clinical Use of Auditory Evoked Potentials.
Tuesday 30 October 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Chair: Prof Martin Walger, IERASG Secretary
Presentations by IERASG Council Members: Barbara Cone, Mridula Sharma,
John Durrant, Martin Walger, George Tavartkiladze, David McPherson

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Professor Roger Thornton

The IERASG Council and membership are saddened to hear of the passing of former IERASG Chairperson Professor Roger Thornton. Roger was a true pioneer in hearing research¹. He ran the evoked potential section at the Institute of Sound & Vibration Research in Southampton and has served as UK lead in ENT, UK Clinical Research networks, Southampton, United Kingdom and Department Head at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust². As IERASG Council Chair, Roger established a strong tradition of combining excellent science with good humour, friendship and collegial support. In Roger’s own words the IERASG “is a society that is comfortable with itself, does not take itself too seriously and produces good science with great fun”. Roger enthralled and entertained people with his magic tricks and was the instigator of the much sought after IERASG ‘gag’ awards. We awarded Roger a boomerang at this year’s IERASG Biennial Congress in recognition of his coming back again despite telling us that Busan was his last Congress. Sadly, 2017 was Roger’s last Congress and we will no longer get to hear him present or see his magic. We are grateful for Roger’s contribution to our field and to our organisation. Our thoughts are with Roger’s family.

Suzanne Purdy, IERASG Chair, 21 October 2017