Notifications of acceptance and non-acceptance for the Call for Papers
for the 2016 ASHA Convention were sent via e-mail on July 14, 2016. Please contact [email protected]
immediately if you submitted a proposal and did not receive a notification.
The ASHA Convention is the strongest educational program for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, speech and hearing scientists, and related professionals.
Schedule at a Glance
The Schedule at a Glance provides a general overview of what will be happening each day during the ASHA Convention.
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.
Several lists of sessions have been created in a printable PDF format for those who prefer to read through the sessions on paper.
A print copy of the official Program Book will be provided to all registered attendees onsite in Philadelphia.
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.
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.
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.