AAA Program Committee

AAA Program Committee


  • Organize and coordinate annual conference programming
  • Enhance the educational value of the meeting through innovative teaching methods
  • Set the standard for learning opportunities by inviting and attracting high quality submissions/speakers
  • Design a program of submitted sessions to be of interest to a wide cross section of audiology specialties
  • Utilize feedback from the Continuing Education Committee to establish framework for programming of annual conference; and
  • Promote the annual conference to grow attendance and the impact of the meeting; and,
  • Include staff liaison and council chair in communications.


Chair: A.U. Bankaitis, PhD
Members: Carolyn Smaka, AuD, Outreach Subcommittee
  Jason Galster, PhD, Research, Clinical, and Teaching Posters Subommittee
  Gyl Kasewurm, AuD, Learning Labs, Grand Rounds and Mini Module Subcommittee
  Lindsey Jorgensen, AuD, PhD, Research Podiums and Student Research Forum Subcommittee
  Karen Jacobs, AuD, Learning Modules Subcommittee
  Regina Hope Gillison, AuD
Student Members: Sarah Alfieri, SAA Programs Committee
Board Liaison: Catherine Palmer, PhD
Staff Liaison: Natalie Bisbee



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