We know that each year the annual conference provides a power-packed three days of education, kicking off with learning labs on Wednesday morning and culminating in the can’t-miss Audiology’s Night Out event (sponsored by Amplifon) on Friday night. But don’t pack your suitcase just yet! Stay another day with us in Seattle for Saturday sessions you won’t want to skip out on.
Closing Keynote Session with D.J. Demers
Sponsored by Phonak
Not only is D.J. Demers a comedian with successful appearances on Conan, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and America’s Got Talent, he’s also been wearing hearing aids since he was four, and understands the unique needs of those with hearing loss. Bringing his own personal anecdotes for the stage, and of course humor, D.J.’s session will be the perfect way to close out this year’s conference. It is sure to be a session that leaves a lasting impression, so don’t be the one to miss out on the chatter and BE THERE!
You can learn more about D.J. Demers on his website or subscribe to his YouTube channel.
Clinical Education Forum
Practice Management Essentials: A Student Model for Developing Audiology Practice
Saturday, April 22, 8:30–10:30 am
The 7th Annual Clinical Education Forum will highlight important practice management topics and strategies for how to introduce students to and educate them on the business aspects of clinical practice. We want to make sure our next generation of audiologists is well prepared and can be another driving force for recognizing audiologists as the hearing and balance care professionals. Ensuring our services remain essential, and that the best caliber of care is provided, means helping the student generation to become their best professional selves.
Current Ethical Considerations for Audiologists
Victor Bray, PhD; Alecia Manning, AuD; Melissa Ferrello, AuD; and Maria Pomponio
Saturday, April 22, 8:00–10:00 am
This presentation will bring forth for group discussion three current areas of clinical concern. First is common clinical practices that may rise to the level of a conflict of interest. Second is ethical considerations related to billing and coding. And, the third is clinical and business considerations surrounding manufacturer loan agreements.
Grand Rounds: Pediatrics
Moderated by Ursula Findlen, PhD
Saturday, April 21, 8:00–9:30 am
Grand rounds sessions are 90-minute presentations and discussions of medical education and care through case studies. They are dedicated to a particular topic and led by experts in the field of audiology.
See the City!
In addition to sticking around for extra education and fun, you can make a mini-vacation out of your conference experience and stick around to see the city. Seattle has fun events happening the weekend of the conference, including free admission to any of the 140 Washington state parks on April 22, so you can celebrate earth day in the emerald city.
Not so much of a movie buff? Don’t worry, you can also attend the Wildlife Show by National Geographic Live from April 23–25, 2023.
Whatever your interests, and however you plan, we hope you get the most out of your conference experience and keep coming back!
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