Convention Program

Convention Daily Updates

The ASHA Convention is the strongest educational program for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, speech and hearing scientists, and related professionals.

Handouts and Final Presentations/Session Materials

Final presentations, if presenters agreed to publicly share their slides and materials when uploading their presentations in the Speaker Ready Room onsite at the ASHA Convention, will be available for viewing or downloading via the  Program Planner within two weeks of the conclusion of the Convention.

To view advance handouts or final presentation materials, select the title of the session to open a window with the full session details. If materials have been uploaded, you will see a link next to the presenter's name. Please keep in mind that handouts and final presentations are only available if the presenter(s) have uploaded them in advance or granted permission to share their slides.

Education Sessions and the Program Planner

Convention registration includes attendance at your choice of more than 2,500 CEU-qualified education sessions, including 1- and 2-hour oral seminars, technical clinical and technical research sessions, and poster presentations. (Read more about the  different session formats.) Short Courses and the pre-Convention workshops are ticketed extras that you may add to your Convention registration to enhance your learning.

The complete 2016 program is available for viewing through the online  Program Planner. Use it to search for sessions and read abstracts, author bios, learner objectives, presenter disclosures, and more. Session materials, both the handouts uploaded prior to the Convention and final presentations (available after the Convention), are accessible through the Program Planner. The Program Planner also allows you to create and save a personalized daily schedule of sessions that matches your professional interests.

A mobile app version of the Program Planner is also available for  iOS (iTunes/App Store) or  Android (Google Play) to download to your smartphone or tablet.

Several  lists of sessions have been created in a printable PDF format for those who prefer to read through the sessions on paper.  

Program Book

Each registrant will receive a copy of the Program Book at the Materials Pick-up area onsite in Philadelphia. View the digital version of the official 2016 ASHA Convention Program Book on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Program Addendum

The  Program Addendum [PDF] lists session changes from October 14, 2016 - November 10, 2016. Copies will be available onsite at Materials Pick-up and Info Booths.

Pre-Convention Workshops

On Wednesday, November 16, the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA) and the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders are sponsoring two pre-Convention workshops. The workshops are a great way to earn additional CEUs before the ASHA Convention officially begins. You may attend a pre-Convention workshop even if you do not plan to attend the ASHA Convention—a valuable professional development opportunity for local members.

Tickets for the workshops must be purchased through registration. Even if you do not plan to attend the Convention itself, you’ll still need to complete the full Convention registration process. To do so, log into the registration system and select the "Wednesday Only" option for $0, which will allow you to add tickets for the Wednesday workshops. You will pay only for your selected workshop, and will not be registered for the ASHA Convention, which begins on Thursday.

Short Courses

Attendance at your choice of more than 2,500 oral seminars and poster presentations is included with your ASHA Convention registration, however, you may also choose to purchase tickets to Short Courses.

Short Courses are 3-hour ticketed sessions with an additional fee of $80 for attendance. They offer more in-depth content presented at the intermediate level or above and are led by presenters who hold expertise in the subject matter. Tickets for Short Courses may be purchased through Convention registration.

Program Resources

General Expectations for Sessions Offered at the ASHA Convention

Education sessions at the ASHA Convention are noncommercial. It is not acceptable to use an education session to advertise a program, product, or service for sale.

  • The views that speakers express in education sessions are their own, and do not necessarily reflect ASHA's policies.
  • ASHA does not endorse programs, products, or services. Acceptance of a paper for presentation does not constitute ASHA's endorsement of its content.
  • Speakers are expected to refrain from comments or humor that disparages the rightful dignity of any person or group.
  • Speakers are expected to comply with copyright law and HIPAA regulations in selecting material and images for their presentations. In particular, speakers are cautioned against using images or identifying details of any client or patient without express written permission to do so.

Information for Presenters

Guidelines to assist presenters with preparing both oral seminars and poster presentations for the 2016 ASHA Convention will be posted after notifications of acceptance/non-acceptance for the Call for Papers are sent in July.

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