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!