Sessions and events at AAA 2023+HearTECH Expo are designed to provide attendees with a range of opportunities to learn best practices and up-to-date trends and strategies that focus on including scientific enrichment, career development, and professional networking.

Enjoy sessions, hands-on opportunities, and special events for all career stages. The 2023 Program Committee is hard at work to develop relevant and compelling education and professional development opportunities to help in your growth and optimize patient outcomes.

Below, you will find information about: Learning Labs, Grand Round presentations and Featured Sessions, Discussion Forums, and Learning Modules, Mini Modules, and Research Podiums.

You will also want to review this year’s Clinical Education Forum, Practice Management Essentials: A Student Model for Developing Audiology Practice, on Saturday, April 22.

Learning Labs ($)

Wednesday-only, in-depth, cutting-edge information on hot topic areas designed to be interactive, these 3.5-hour learning labs will offer you hands-on exercises with appropriate clinical practices.

Presented by leaders in the field of audiology and/or associated professions. These sessions are offered at an additional cost of $100 to your conference registration. Space is limited so be sure to secure your spot as soon as registration opens on November 8 for Academy members!

Learning Lab Topics

Wednesday 19, 8:00-11:30 am

Grand Rounds and Featured Sessions

These 90-minute sessions are a popular staple of the AAA Annual Conference and focus on contemporary topics presented by leaders in the field of audiology, hearing science, and related professional areas. The Program Committee invites presenters for these sessions based on their expertise in given topic areas.

Grand Rounds

Cochlear Implants
Moderated by Julie Verhoff, AuD, PhD
Thursday, April 20, 2:30–4:00 pm

Adult Diagnostics
Moderated by Christopher Spankovich, AuD, PhD
Thursday, April 20, 4:30–6:00 pm

Amplification
Moderated by Erin Picou, AuD, PhD
Friday, April 21, 7:45–9:15 am

Aural Rehabilitation
Moderated by Jill Preminger, PhD
Friday, April 21, 9:45–11:15 am

Vestibular
Moderated by Julie Honaker, PhD
Friday, April 21, 4:00–5:30 pm

Pediatrics
Moderated by Ursula Findlen, PhD
Saturday, April 21, 8:00–9:30 am

Featured Sessions

Discussion Forums

Back for an encore appearance in Seattle, the Discussion Forums are innovative and collaborative sessions that will further engage attendees to build connections and share best practices. The Discussion Forums are essentially specialty group rooms that are led by one session moderator and appeal to those attendees who are interested in discussing broad-based issues with like-minded professionals in the area of pediatrics, practice management, vestibular, and amplification.

Attendees will sit at round tables of 8 or 10 and the session moderator will open the session by teeing up questions/guided talking points for the tables to consider and discuss. After about 45-minutes, the moderator will close the session and call on volunteers at tables to stand up and share what was discussed and what solutions they came up with based on the questions posed at the beginning of the session. CEUs will be earned for attending a Discussion Forum.

Thursday, April 20, 3:45-4:45 pm

Friday, April 21, 3:45-4:45 pm

Learning Modules, Mini Modules, and Research Podiums

In addition to our invited featured sessions, grand rounds, and learning labs, we will feature more than 100 submitted presentations for a comprehensive educational overview. Session categories will include Academic Education, Adult Diagnostic, Amplification and Assistive Devices, Career/Personal Development, Clinical/Preceptor Education, Electro/physiology, Geriatric, Hearing Loss Prevention, Implantable Hearing Devices, Legal/Ethical/Professional Issues, Neuro-Audiology, Pediatric, Practice Management, (Re) habilitation and Counseling, Research, Tinnitus and Hyperacusis, and Vestibular.

More details will be unveiled soon and be on the lookout for the release of our Online Conference Planner in early 2023.