Author Area


The application for the Spoendlin Junior Award is now open.

To apply for the award, candidates should be aged 35 or under. Furthermore, they are required to submit a draft of a manuscript related to the abstract they submitted to the Symposium & 57th Inner Ear Biology Workshop.
The manuscript should contain non-published or just submitted original research. This year four Spoendlin Junior Awards will be assigned to young researchers, each of 500,00 EUR value.

The manuscript draft related to the abstract must be sent electronically to the Workshop Secretariat  ( by Monday, September 5, 2022. Winners will be announced during the Spoendlin Award Ceremony, that will be held on Monday, September 12, 2022, at 04.00 p.m.

29 August 2022



57th Inner Ear Biology Workshop

Original contributions on the following topics are encouraged:

  1. Aging
  2. Cochlear implant and implantable prosthesis
  3. Developmental biology
  4. Drug delivery systems
  5. Ear Physiology
  6. Genetics of hearing loss and Gene therapy
  7. Imaging and anatomy
  8. Immunology of inner ear
  9. Nanotechnologies
  10. Noise Induced Hearing Loss
  11. Otoprotection
  12. Ototoxicity
  13. Pharmacology of inner ear
  14. Physiopathology of Auditory Pathways
  15. Regeneration and Stem cells
  16. Tinnitus 
  17. Vestibular disorders
  18. Auditory neuropathy
  19. Other (please specify)

To send your abstract you will have to access the ONLINE SUBMISSION SYSTEM
Abstracts must be submitted online only:

Before starting the submission process, please check the submission guidelines:


  • Abstracts should only be submitted online
  • The FINAL deadline for abstract submission (oral and poster presentations) is June 6, 2022
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English
  • Abstracts should be based on any of the topic areas listed above
  • Abbreviations should be defined the first time they appear in your text. Example: HEA (Higher Education Area), before being used as an abbreviation only. Please, do not define or use abbreviations in the title.
  • Tables, charts or other graphics may not be included and will be deleted by the editors.
  • Keywords: list 3-5 keywords under the abstract.
  • Abstracts may not have more than 3200 digits including spaces.
  • Authors should indicate their presentation preference: oral or poster. The Programme Committee reserves the right to decide on the final allocation and presentation method.
  • After sending your abstract, you will receive an email with your userID and you abstract ID (PIN code).
  • The same link used to submit your abstract will have to be used by authors both to check the abstract status, and also to register the presenter: insert USERNAME (= surname) and abstract PIN on the relevant fields and then click on CHECK ABSTRACT'S STATUS.
  • On the next screen you will see the status of the submitted abstract and a button: "REGISTER THE PRESENTING AUTHOR" >> click here to make your registraton.
  • If you encounter any problems during the submission process or if you wish to withdraw or amend your abstract or you do not receive any confirmation by email please contact the Conference Secretariat at:
  • The notification of acceptance/rejection of the abstracts submitted will be sent to the corresponding author via email by  July 8, 2022


Please note:
A tip for a correct submission: after uploading your word file, you will have to click on “save”, then you have to click at the bottom of the page on the button “Check abstract status”: a pop-up will open with the abstract you submitted. Within that pop-up, scrolling down,  you will find another button: “I approve my submission” >> click on that.  The pop-up will close, and now (again..!!) you will have to click on the button at the right bottom of the page: “Confirm and submit”.

As the online system does not allow to maintain formatting such as italic and superscript,  authors who have parts of the text with special formatting are kindly invited, after completing the online submission, to send the original word text to, indicating the abstract ID as mentioned in the confirmation email received from the system, so that we can intervene and restore the original formatting in the collection of  abstracts that will be sent to the Scientific Committee. 
We are trying to resolve the problem, in the meantime we thank you for your kind collaboration.

Abstract book

The abstract book will be available online as a PDF file. Submission of an abstract implies consent by the authors to have it published by the conference in the abstract book.


At least one author per accepted abstract is requested to register at the IEB Workshop by
July 20, 2022. Failure to register will result in the exclusion of the paper. Kindly advise if you wish to withdraw your abstract or if it will be presented by someone different from the presenter indicated upon submission, so that the program can be amended accordingly.

Important dates
Abstract submission for oral and poster presentation by:  June 6,2022 (FINAL deadline)
Notification of acceptance/rejection of the abstract:  July 8, 2022
Early registration fee:  July 20, 2022
Deadline for authors’ registration:  July 20, 2022
Start of Symposium “Genes, genomes and hearing: from basic research to therapy”: September 10 2022
Start of IEB Workshop: September 11, 2022

Presenter guidelines
Oral presentations
The Workshop will be held in a plenary section room. The duration of each oral presentation is 12 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions and answers. Presenters are requested to adhere strictly to the allocated speaking time. A total of 8 oral presentation could be presented per Section on different topics. Abstracts submitted for oral presentation could be assigned by the Advisory Board to be presented as a poster based on the date of submission and quality of material.

All presentations should be based on Microsoft PowerPoint. Speakers must bring their presentations to the "Slide Center" in one of the following formats:

- USB Flash drive or mobile hard disk

- CD-Rom or DVD

If you have movies/audio files in your presentation, please check in advance very carefully that it runs smoothly.

Speakers should contact the technicians in the "Slide Center" to upload their presentations at least two hours before the beginning of their session or in the late afternoon of the day before, in case of early morning presentations. Those with Apple-based presentations should make sure they are saved in a PC-compatible format.
Speakers will not be allowed to use their own laptop.

Poster presentation
Posters are to be put up on the poster boards located in the poster area, on the board corresponding to the assigned poster number, in the morning of the day of the Poster Session, as described in the Congress Program. Posters will be on display until the end of the Workshop.

The IEB Workshop is not responsible for posters and materials left after the session.

Poster presenters should be available for discussion with Chairpeople and Delegates during their Poster Session.
Poster board dimensions are 100 cm wide (39 inch), 170 cm (67 inch) high (portrait orientation).

Pins and adhesives for fastening the poster will be provided by the Organizing Secretariat. The official language is English. No translation will be provided.

Last update: August 31, 2022

Scientific Secretariat

Prof. Paolo Gasparini
Prof. Giorgia Girotto
Institute of Human Genetics
IRCCS Burlo Garofalo
Trieste, Italy