Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog

The Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) is about to commence its annual Mid-Winter Meeting, which is the largest scientific meeting in my field. Otolaryngology is an unwieldy word, but simply stands for “oto” –ear– “laryng”–throat–“ology”—study of. Most of the research deals with the ear (specifically, the inner ear) rather than the throat these days, although vestibular system research is also presented. I’ll be presenting my most recent research in poster form this coming up Tuesday. This year ARO is in Denver, CO and its my first time to that city or state. Any suggestions of where to go, things to do, and places to eat at? Especially sushi!


  1. #1 David
    February 8, 2007

    Shameless plug of lab in which I am a lowly minion: Posters 275, 636, 87, 205 and talk 462 (Tue, 8:15).

  2. #2 Shelley
    February 8, 2007

    I’ll be sure to check them out!

  3. #3 BenP
    February 8, 2007

    Skiing or snowboarding ?

  4. #4 darius
    February 9, 2007

    I don’t know of anything to do there while still alive, but if that happens to change there’s a documentary available with suggestions.

  5. #5 wolfgang
    February 9, 2007

    It’s been a while since I was in Denver, but if you’re interested in books, go to Tattered Cover bookstore at the corner of 16th Street and Wynkoop. It’s near the Denver Union Station, where you can find Cajun food at Red Fish. And a block down the street is Wynkoop Brewery (Wynkoop/18th Street).
    For sushi go to Wolfgang Puck Cafe (wish it was mine 🙂 on 16th Street Mall, which is allright, or to Domo restaurant, 1365 Osage St. The last is expensive, but a sight to see.

  6. #6 wolfgang
    February 9, 2007

    Oh, I forgot, there is the Denver Art Museum with its new extension building and the Denver Public Library. Both are near the State Capitol and worth a visit.

  7. #7 Shelley Batts
    February 9, 2007

    Great! Thanks for all the suggestions!

  8. #8 Robert Matsuo
    February 9, 2007

    I have to say I second the Tattered Cover suggestion, Wynkoop is very good, and I’ve heard really good things aobut Domo.
    If you’re into Dim Sum:
    Empress Seafood Restaurant
    2825 W Alameda Ave.
    Good Pho place:
    Pho Duy
    945 S Federal Blvd

  9. #9 ivan
    February 10, 2007

    When we were kids, we would tease each other by saying “come on, can you say otorhinolaryngology?”.

  10. #10 ivan
    February 10, 2007

    By the way, Denver was a capital of the famous Carrington dinasty, so you might want to visit some of their famous sites (e.g. the pool where the wrestling took place between Linda Evans and Joan Collins).

  11. #11 Shelley
    February 10, 2007

    WOW the Hyatt in the convention center is beautiful! I’d highly reccommend it, the service is fantastic and the hotel itself is just 1 year old. Last night I wandered around a bit on 16th/Market street and found a delicious sushi place called Sonoda’s and a few bars, great nightlife area. 😛

  12. #12 Abel Pharmboy
    February 10, 2007

    Hope that Sonoda’s met with your discriminating approval and was better than the last time I was there.

    Nice to see the others recommending the Wynkoop. Have fun!

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