Dr. Sheryl Lewin will be hosting the Earicles “mini” Microtia Atresia Conference on Friday, August 9th – Sunday, August 11th, 2024 at the Palmer House hotel, conveniently located in the heart of Chicago.




Friday, August 9th-11th, 2024


Palmer House Hotel, Downtown Chicago


Friday, August 9
Ice Cream Social
*Dr. Sheryl Lewin Q&A
*Patient Panel Q&A
*Vendors Cochlear & Poriferous
Saturday, August 10
Individual Patient Appointments,
3D Scanning
Sunday, August 11
Individual Patient Appointments,
3D Scanning

*Agenda details subject to change

Event Location:

Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
TEL: 312.726.7500

The event takes place at the beautiful and historic Palmer House, conveniently located in the heart of Chicago. It is nearby several family friendly attractions such as The Bean, Millenium Park, Shedd Aquarium, Navy Pier, Art Institute of Chicago, Magnificent Mile (Nike, American Girl, Museum of Ice Cream). See attraction pictures below.

Registration Details

Registration Fee

The Registration Fee is $250 per family and includes the following:

Patient Panel Registration

Thank you to our post-op families that reached out wanting to share their experiences with others. The Patient Panel is already completely filled due to immediate interest! We hope to have future conferences and opportunities!


Please email info@lewinmd.com with any questions you have about the event.

Cancellation Policy

We have a no cancellation policy and cannot refund the registration fee due to any cancellations.

Photo/Video Release

In order to help spread awareness about Microtia, as well as educate families about our Microtia Meet & Greets and Earicles Microtia Atresia Conferences, we document our events with photographs and video, and typically put together a fun, post-event wrap-up video. This is very important to us and we appreciate your help. Families will be asked to sign a photo/video release during registration. If you have questions about this policy, please email info@lewinmd.com prior to registering.

NOTE: Dr. Lewin will pre-record her CHIMAC Conference Lecture and send to registered attendees prior to the event. Families can watch the presentation in advance and ask questions during the Friday night Question & Answer Session as well as at their Individual Patient Appointment.

Individual Patient Appointments (“IPAs”)

IPAs with Dr. Lewin are approximately 12-14 minutes in length and are meant to be a brief introduction. Patients will be able to select their preferred day/time during registration. 

If the patient is eligible for a 3D scan, this may occur after the appointment or at a set time on the same day. There will be no additional fee for a scan at the conference.

Event Hosts

Dr. Sheryl Lewin, Porous Implant Ear Reconstruction Surgeon
Los Angeles, California

Dr. Lewin is a Craniofacial-trained board-certified Plastic Surgeon. She is one of the leading microtia surgeons of the world treating children and adults with the Porous Implant Ear Reconstruction (“PIER”) technique. She has spent the last 15 years developing innovative techniques to improve the outcome of PIER, including the 3D Lewin Ear Implant by SuPor. She is the founder of Earicles, Miracles for Ears, a non-profit organization dedicated to help children born with microtia thrive through Education, Advocacy, Research, Surgery (EARS).

Tiffany Wilke, Microtia Patient Liaison / Conference Coordinator
Madison, Wisconsin

Tiffany is the mother of a 17 year old boy with bilateral Microtia Atresia that has undergone the ear reconstruction process. He has two SuPor ears and wears bilateral Cochlear Baha 6 hearing processors. As Dr. Lewin’s Microtia Patient Liaison, Tiffany helps patients navigate the overall surgery process. In addition, Tiffany is a Cochlear Americas volunteer and was a lead parent advocate for the WI Children’s Hearing Aid & Cochlear Implant bill.

Thank you to our CHIMAC Sponsors:


For those families needing overnight accommodations, we have secured a negotiated, discounted group rate of $189 (plus taxes, fees) at Palmer House hotel (Hilton brand) per night.We will send you specific hotel information after you have registered in separate email.

Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
TEL: 312.726.7500

Double Room
Bar Area


The Bean
Buckingham Fountain
Navy Pier
Shedd Aquarium
Beluga Whales at Shedd Aquarium