Bridging Academia, Industy, Medicine & Society

While tinnitus is a common symptom, current-day treatments reduce the impact than specifically address the percept itself. Globally, tinnitus sufferers demand a permanent solution to this problem. Although market research demonstrates a strong commercial opportunity, the amount of scientific research and financial investment is small compared to other chronic health conditions. TRI 2023 aims to bring together world-class scientists, industrialists, clinicians and policymakers, patients and caregivers to address these impending issues thereby seeking to bridge the gap between academia, industry, medicine & society (AIMS). We aspire to join hands with experts from emerging scientific fields such as big data science, personalized medicine, neuroinflammation, genetics etc. who can give us insights about their successful translations from bench to bedside. Through this meeting we intend to open new avenues of research, clinical practices, and patient engagement strategies in tinnitus, setting us on a path of disruptive innovation. This led us to title the conference Engineering the future of tinnitus: Bridging Academia, Industry, Medicine & Society.

Sven Vanneste & Anusha Mohan


TRI 2023 will be held at the Trinity Business School in Trinity College Dublin, the oldest academic institution in Ireland. Established in 1592 as the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth in the heart of Dublin city, Trinity College draws more than 400 years of history and houses some of the oldest relics in the world. Complementing its glory is Dublin city itself, weaving centuries of culture and tradition between the modern folds of the third millennium. This year at TRI 2023, along with our vision to #BridgingAIMS, we are honoured to give our delegates a taste of the infamous Irish culture and tradition through our social events.

June 6-9



Sven Vanneste is a Professor of Neuroscience and the Head of School of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin. He is also the co-founder of Brai3n clinic in Belgium. His research focusses on the underlying neural mechanims for tinnitus and desginning novel neuromodulation approach for the treatment of tinnitus.


Anusha Mohan is an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute at Trinity College Dublin. She is also the Director of the TRI Academy, the dissertation and communication wing of the Tinnitus Research Initiative Foundation.

Scientific Committee

Christopher Cederroth - Associate Professor, Kaolinska Institute, Sweden
Rilana Cima - Assistant Professor, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
Hazel Goedhart - Director, Tinnitus Hub, U.K./The Netherlands
Berthold Langguth - Professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Germany
Sarah Michiels - Assitant Professor, University Hasselt, Belgium
Anusha Mohan- Global Brain Health Fellow, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Winfried Schlee - Scientific Coordinator of Tinnitus Research Initiative, University of Regensburg, Germany
William Sedley - Academic Clinical Lecturer, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Jae-Jin Song - Professor of Neuro-otology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, South Korea
Sven Vanneste - Professor of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Nathan Weisz- Professor of Physiological Psychology, University of Salzberg, Austria


Programme committee

Elva Arulchelvan, Gabriel Byczynski, Feifan Chen, Yvette Grootjans, Colum Ó Sé, Susanne Staudinger


Registration is now open for the Engineering the future of tinnitus - Tinnitus Research Initiative Conference from June 6 to 9, 2023 in Dublin - Ireland

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until Conference, 2023
Scientist/Clinician 500 €
Industry 600 €
Student 350 €
Patient Organisation 500 €


Prof. Claire Gillan

Trinity College Dublin

Digital health & Citizen Science

Using the Internet for Longitudinal, Predictive and Treatment-Oriented Research

Cross-sectional research has helped us identify candidate mechanisms that may put people at risk for mental health problems and could be promising targets for treatment. But despite considerable investment, clinical translation of core findings has not happened in psychiatry. This is likely because without prospective data, the immediate clinical value is simply not there. In terms of slower kinds of translation – for example, where basic insights inform novel treatments – this has also not meaningfully occurred, possibly because correlation and causation cannot be distinguished in cross-sectional designs. Why then do we continue to produce so much cross-sectional research? The answer, of course, is that appropriately powered longitudinal, and treatment-oriented research is much more challenging to conduct; It is slow, expensive, and difficult to do outside of consortia. In this talk, I will highlight how Internet-based research methods are changing the research landscape, facilitating rich and repeated assessments of individuals over time, in their real lives and during treatment. From archives of language data on social media, to experience-sampling of mood and cognition in daily life, to following patients through weeks of digital therapy. I will make the case that the proliferation of online methods is opening new doors for research, dramatically increasing the scale and scope of what is possible.

Prof. Shaowen Bao

The University of Arizona

Inflammation & Tinnitus

Prof. Jos Eggermont

The Aage Moller Distinguished Lecture

The future of Tinnitus


  19:00 - ... Welcome reception                          


  08:15 - 09:00 Registration desk opens      
  09:00 - 09:45 Keynote Speaker - Jos Eggermont    
  09:45 - 10:30 Keynote Speaker - Gerhard Anderson  
  10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break & Poster session 1
  11:00 - 13:00 Session 1 - Session 2    
  13:00 - 14:00 Lunch & Poster session 1
  14:00 - 14:30 Highlight presentation 1
  14:30 - 15:00 Highlight presentation 2
  15:00 - 15:30 TRI discussion
  15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break & Poster session 1  
  16:00 - 18:00 Session 3 - Session 4
  18:00 - 19:30 Meet the Experts    
    Early Career Researchers Mixer    


  09:00 - 09:45 Keynote Speaker - Shaowen Bao    
  09:45 - 10:30 Keynote Speaker - Sonia Bishop  
  10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break & Poster session 2
  11:00 - 13:00 Session 5 - Session 6
  13:00 - 14:00 Lunch & Poster session 2
  14:00 - 14:45 Keynote speaker - Antonio Lopez Escamez
  14:45 - 15:30 Keynote discussion
  15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break & Poster session 2  
  16:00 - 18:00 Session 7 - Session 8
  18:00 - 19:30      
  19:30 - ... Banquet    


  09:00 - 09:45 Keynote Speaker - Claire Gillan            
  09:45 - 10:15 Coffee break  
  10:15 - 12:15 Session 9 - Session 10
  12:15 - 13:00 Farewell

Poster & Presentation Guidelines


The goal of the poster presentations is to provide researchers to showcase their work and create valuable opportunities receive feedback, and expand their network. The two poster sessions are organised on June 7 or 8. Look at the program to find out when you have your poster presentation. Each poster has its unique number that is linked to the poster board. At the day of the presentation you can place your poster on the poster board during the morning before the poster presentation. During the poster presentation please stand next to your poster to guide colleageaus throguh your poster and to answer questions. The poster can have a maximum size of A0, portrait style (see figure for guidance). More guidelines can be found in this research article.



Oral presentations are intended to give researchers a chance to demonstrate their work, generate worthwhile opportunities to get comments, and broaden their network. There are sereval sessions that are organised during the TRI2023 meeting. Look at the program to find out when you have to present. Each session has five or six talks. Depending on the number of talks you have 15 (6 presentations in a sessions) or 20 minutes (5 presentations in a session) to present and 5 minutes for Q&A. For each session, a chairperson will oversee the session, introduce the speaker, keep track of time and lead the Q&A session. Before the session starts you should upload your PowerPoint presentation to the desktop computer and check your presentation. More guidelines can be found in this research article.



Travel Award


We are proud to announce that Robin Guilliard has won the TRI2023 travel award. Robin has been working on tinnitus research for 6 years and was involved in 7 clinical studies and launched 2 startups on tinnitus. His work is focused on aiming to solve tinnitus heterogeneity with machine learning techniques and on trying to understand sleep-related modulations of tinnitus intensity. He is the president of Siopi, a mutual-help community for tinnitus patients of more than 3000 members. He will present his recent work on understanding how naps may modulate tinnitus.



Best Poster/Talk Awards

A best poster and a best talk presented at the sessions will be selected by a panel of judges during the conference and will be awarded the Brai3n Clinic Best Poster Award and the Brai3n Clinic Best Talk Award for rigour, impact and clarity of presentation. These awards will each consist of 250 euros cash prize and a Certificate of Excellence. Interested delegates are requested to please indicate their willingness to participate in this competition at the time of abstract submission via the portal.



Social Program

Welcome Reception (June 6, 19:00 onwards): A reception will be hosted on the evening of the 6th June at the historical Long Room or the Old Library of Trinity College Dublin. Built between 1712 and 1732, the Long Room holds 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books. By 1801, the Library had been given the right to claim a free copy of every book published in Britain and Ireland. The Library also houses the marble busts of some of the world’s greatest philosophers and writers connected to Trinity College. The reception will be a social mixer before the start of the main conference giving delegates an informal setting to socialise and network. Please note that although attendance to the reception is free of cost, the number of guests is limited to 200, so those willing to join the reception are requested to indicate their presence during the time of registration.

Meet the Experts – Early Career Researchers Social Mixer (June 7, 18:00 – 19:00 pm): This is a social mixer for early and expert researchers to network. This is an excellent opportunity for early career researchers (PhD students and Postdocs) to not only know their peers in the field but also meet the senior researchers to discuss their research, seek advice, new projects, potential collaborations and jobs. The experts can also advice on experimental design, statistical analysis, clinical trials and other day-to-day questions that can be difficult to grasp through just research papers. This is an opportunity for budding researchers to build their professional network and grow their peer and expert networks. This free mixer will be organised at the main venue of the conference – Trinity Business School. Please note that early career researchers and experts are requested to indicate their participation during registration.

Irish night (June 8, 20:00 onwards): An informal dinner will be organised for all delegates on the evening of the 8th June at the 18th century Trinity College Dining Hall. Built between 1760 and 1770, with high ceilings and timber panelled walls, the Dining Hall provides an ambient yet vibrant atmosphere for a night of traditional Irish music and dancing. During this evening we aim to provide our guests an experience of the rich Irish culture – something to remember for the years to come! The dinner involves an informal evening of Irish food, music, drinks and dance! We request delegates to please indicate their attendance during registration along with an additional payment of 80 euros.



Public and Patient Involvement

Research is executed for the betterment of the society and the people it serves. The TRI 2023 Annual Tinnitus Conference recognises that the goal of research and clinical services is to serve the people with lived experience of tinnitus. Whether it involves studies conducted to understand the mechanism of tinnitus generation or to improve clinical services, people with lived experience of tinnitus should be informed of the steps the professional community are currently taking to improve the quality of services available and moving towards a cure.

Tinnitus Research Initiative Foundation in collaboration with the Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin cordially invite you to TRI 2023 – Taking a brain health approach to tinnitus – a public engagement event aimed at creating community among people with lived experience of tinnitus, local and global professionals in the tinnitus field. During this event, you will learn about the latest developments in tinnitus research and clinical practices. You will also interact with tinnitus patient organisations from around the globe who can provide support and guidelines to manage your tinnitus. You will also witness a sample of how we can build community for tinnitus through the arts.

Join us on Friday, June 9 between 14:00 to 17:30 at the Trinity Business School to find your tinnitus community.

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Event Location

Trinity College Dublin
Trinity Business School
Pearse St
Dublin 2