16.00 - 17.00 BST
Monday 28th September 2020

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What’s it about? 

This webinar will explore the emerging field of hearing medicines discovery, and why this represents such an unmet need for people with hearing disorders.

Who should join?

The webinar is aimed at academics, industry representatives, investors and healthcare professionals who are interested in learning more about hearing loss and the emerging hearing medicines landscape.

Will I be able to join if I have hearing loss? 

Yes, the webinar will be BSL-interpreted and scripted in real-time by a professional typist to enable people with hearing loss to join and interact with the live event.



16:00 Opening Remarks and Welcome
Dr Ralph Holme, Action on Hearing Loss and Dr Alessandra Gaeta, MDC 

16:05 Hearing Disorders: An Emerging Therapeutic Area
Professor David Baguley, University of Nottingham 

16:20 The Hearing Therapeutics Pipeline
Professor Anne Schilder, University College London Hospitals 

16:35 Needs and priorities of people with hearing loss
Hugh Strickland, Independent Representative with Lived Experience of Hearing Loss 

16:45 Panel session: Q&A and Discussion
Chair: Dr Ralph Holme  

17:00 Close

Agenda for Webinar 1: Addressing an unmet need

Through this series of webinars, we will explore the emerging hearing medicines landscape by inviting leading clinicians, academics and industry representatives along with people with lived experience of hearing loss, to share their expertise and insight.

Over 4 webinars we will provide a 360-view of the field covering the patient need, the key challenges faced by innovators, how to commercialise your hearing research and why regenerative approaches could be a game-changer for hearing medicines discovery.

About the webinar series

Webinar 1Addressing an unmet need

The Emerging Hearing Medicines Landscape

A monthly webinar series developed by the Hearing Medicines Discovery Syndicate, exploring hearing drug discovery in the context of an emerging area for medicines development and a
growing market.

The next webinars in the series will be held in October, November and December 2020, dates are TBC. They will focus on: 

  • October - Challenges and opportunities of translational hearing research
  • November - “How and why” to commercialise your hearing research
  • December - Emerging approaches to address hearing loss

Future webinars

This webinar series has been developed by the Hearing Medicines Discovery Syndicate which was launched in January 2020 by Medicines Discovery Catapult and Action on Hearing Loss to accelerate the discovery and development of novel hearing medicines.