AudiologyNOW! 2014 - FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS
On Friday, March 28th, the largest gathering of audiologists in the world starts at 7:00am for early risers! For those of you who like to get a jump on your learning, you will have several choices from exhibitor courses on the latest in earmold impressions to wireless technology. If working with children is your specialty, there are learning modules on assessment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and counseling teen through the transition into young adulthood. Features Sessions start at 8:00am with several options and three of the sessions offer Tier 1 hours. You can spend your morning learning more about extended-wear devices, The Affordable Care Act or Hearing and Aging while earning those valuable Tier 1 and CEU credits.
One of the big changes this year is that Audiology Solutions is open for two full days only. You can start investigating all you need to know about our exhibitors at 9:00a but you need to finish up by 3:00pm when Audiology Solutions 2014 will close. In the exhibit hall you can visit with exhibitors one-on-one or you can attend the Industry Updates offered every 45 minutes starting at 11:45am or participate in the in-booth learning opportunities with the Quick Solutions. Each session has several offerings for you to choose from.
While you are on the show floor, make sure you visit the Research, Clinical and Teaching Poster Presentations and Reception starting at 1:30pm. You can engage in discussions with the poster authors while earning CEU’s and get updated on the latest research in our profession.
If you are a student and looking for something to do when Audiology Solutions closes at 3:00pm, head over to the Student Externship Panel and hear from current third- and fourth-year students about the externship application process. You can even “tweet” your questions ahead of time to the panelists. Make sure you follow the show happenings on Twitter and Facebook. #an14, #audiologynow .
You have a wide variety of choices for learning on Friday afternoon. Featured sessions, which off Tier 1 hours include: Phantom Sound of Tinnitus: Human Brain Imaging, Animal Models and Therapy with Richard Salvi, PhD or learn more about ethical issues with Michael Page, AuD and Gloria Garner, AuD in their session “Deconstructing Audiology Scenarios by Applying Ethical and Legal Considerations.” The latest in audiology research will be presented at the research podium sessions starting at 3:15p. There are four ½ hour sessions during which the latest research in topics such as: bone conduction devices, directionality, tinnitus therapy and central auditory processing will be shared.
Ready to make another decision? There are fourteen Learning Modules and three Exhibitor courses to choose from at 3:15p on Friday (that is in addition to the Research Podium presentations). Whether your interests include pediatrics, social media, tinnitus management, humanitarian audiology, hearing loop systems, reimbursement or legislative initiatives there is something for everyone.
Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to the Central Auditory Processing (CAPD) “mini-conference” last held in 2012, co-chairs Gail Chermack and Frank Musiek welcome anyone with an interest in CAPD to finish their Friday at AudiologyNow!2014 at the CAPD Conference—Clinical Populations with CAPD: What We Know and What Lies Ahead. This event does require additional registration. This special conference will bring together leading international scientists and clinicians to discuss what we know about and future directions in research and clinical practice.