Scientific Program

Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts for the 20th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Otitis Media (OM2019) located at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, June 9-13, 2019, is NOW OPEN!

The Program Committee encourages submission of your scientific contributions for presentation at the meeting.

Submission Deadline: The abstract submission deadline is January 17, 2019, at 11:59 pm CT. Please be advised that there will be no extensions to this deadline, so plan ahead.

Guidelines: Click here to review the OM2019 Abstract Submission Guidelines prior to beginning your submission.

Click here to submit your abstract for OM2019.

Abstract Review and Notification: The Program Committee has the responsibility to review and rank all abstracts that are submitted. Abstracts will be considered for both Podium and Poster Presentations. Email notifications will be sent to the presenting author.

Registration Requirement: All presenters of papers and posters are required to register for OM2019 and are responsible for their own travel expenses.

OM2019 Program Committee Members:

  • Kevin Mason (Chair, Nationwide Children’s Research Institute, USA)
  • Mahmood Bhutta (Univ. of Oxford, UK)
  • Steve Boppart (Univ. of Illinois, USA)
  • Tatsuya Hayashi (Asahikawa Medical Univ., Japan)
  • Arwa Kurabi (Univ. of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Ruth Thornton (Australia)
  • Tal Marom (Assuta Ashdod Univ. Hospital, Israel)
  • Robyn Marsh (Menzies School of Health Research, Australia)
  • Diego Preciado (Children’s National Health System, USA)
  • Regie Lyn Santos-Cortez (Univ. of Colorado, USA)
  • Anne Schilder (Univ. College London, UK)
  • Sharon Ovnat Tamir (Assuta Ashdod Univ. Hospital, Israel)
  • Roderick Venekamp (Utrecht Univ., Netherlands)



The 20th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Otitis Media (OM2019) will be an excellent, international forum to advance the frontiers of research, education, and patient care as they relate to otitis media. One of the most innovative aspects of this meeting in 2019 will be that the “Research Symposium,” which at past Symposia followed the Program, will be fully embedded into the 2019 Program so that all members and attendees can not only benefit, but also participate in this process.

The Symposium will highlight the following topics of research in both basic and clinical science:

  • Animal Model
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics/Omics
  • Cell Biology
  • Diagnosis/Screening
  • Epidemiology/Natural History
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Pathogenesis
  • Physiology
  • Sequelae/Complications
  • Treatment
  • Vaccines

Please consider submitting an abstract — the submission deadline is January 17, 2019.

Additional Program Details will be posted as they become available.



The 20th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Otitis Media is currently requesting Continuing Medical Education Units through the American College of Surgeons, an ACCME accredited provider. Additional information will be posted soon.