16.00 - 17.00 BST
Tuesday 20th October 2020

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What’s it about? 

This webinar will explore the challenges in hearing drug discovery and translation, and will look at how others are addressing them.

Who should join?

Clinicians, academics and companies working on hearing drug discovery programmes, or others interested to begin working in the field.

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 Preclinical Models for Hearing Drug Discovery
Prof David Raible, University of Washington

16:20 Hearing Disorder Biomarkers: Defining the Patient Population
Dr Ronald Pennings, Radboud University Medical Centre

16:35 Clinical Trials and Outcome Measures
Prof Kevin Munro, University of Manchester

16:50 Panel session: Q&A and Discussion
Chair: Dr Ralph Holme  

17:00 Close

Agenda for Webinar 2: Challenges and opportunities of translational hearing research

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 2Challenges and opportunities of translational hearing research

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 November and December 2020, dates are TBC. They will focus on: 

  • 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.