Audiology at the ASHA Convention

With cutting edge educational sessions and fun networking events, the ASHA Convention in Philadelphia is THE place for audiologists and audiology students to be November 17–19, 2016. The ASHA Convention is the largest annual gathering that brings together audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists—where practitioners, faculty, researchers, and students will find an exciting lineup of presentation topics and formats. In addition to best-in-class education sessions, the ASHA Convention provides valuable career connections and opportunities to meet colleagues from other parts of the country and the world.

While at the Convention, stop by the new Audiology Outcomes Data Registry Lounge, located in the Grand Hall outside of the audiology-related sessions. Check out our new registry and provide feedback on the system that will help audiologists use outcomes data to demonstrate the value of their services.

Education Sessions

Want to learn more about central auditory processing, hearing and balance science, telepractice, tinnitus, traumatic brain injury, or interprofessional education and practice? Check out our Program Planner to see what's in store. Interested in auditory attention research? This year's Research Symposium, Advances in Auditory Attention Research: Processing Complex Auditory Stimuli, will include several presentations by invited scholars. Any Convention attendee may attend for the entire day on Saturday or for individual Symposium sessions; no separate ticket or registration is required. For your convenience, we are posting a comprehensive list of all ASHA Convention sessions of interest to audiologists [PDF].

Networking Events

First-Timers' Welcome Reception—Stop by the ASHA Audiology table!
Wednesday, November 16, 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A

Audiology SIGnificant Luncheon
Thursday, November 17, 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 304

Are you interested in ASHA's audiology Special Interest Groups (SIGs)? Audiology members and audiology students attending the ASHA Convention, as well as SIG 6, 7, 8, and 9 affiliates, are invited to an exclusive luncheon sponsored by Interacoustics. Mix and mingle with like-minded professionals, and enter a drawing for one of 16 free SIG memberships. SIGs offer a number of additional benefits for ASHA members.

Seating at this free lunch is limited to the first 150 people, so plan to arrive early!

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Opening Reception
Thursday, November 17, 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall E, Booth 2018, Audiology and SLP: Advocacy-Practice-Reimbursement Lounge

Network with interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPE/IPP) speakers and attendees.

ASHA and EAA Networking Reception: Celebrating Everyday Leaders in Childhood Hearing
Thursday, November 17, 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Independence Ballrooms 2 and 3

Network with your colleagues who work on behalf of children with hearing loss. ASHA, including Special Interest Group (SIG) 9, and the Educational Audiology Association are hosting a gathering of pediatric educational, clinical, and research audiologists and speech-language pathologists. ASHA Convention attendees can purchase a ticket for this event, which is sponsored by Central Institute for the Deaf, Oticon, Phonak, and MED-EL, when registering for Convention.

Central Institute for the Deaf

NSSLHA's Audiology PRAXIS Prep Hosted by ETS

Friday, November 18, 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Spend two hours prepping for the PRAXIS as members of the National Advisory Committee share sample questions and case studies from the exam, while giving you valuable study resources and tips for developing effective study plans.

The NSSLHA Luncheon and Honors Ceremony
Friday, November 18, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

The NSSLHA Luncheon and Awards Ceremony celebrates the highest achievements and excellence of students and ASHA professionals who have dedicated their lives to the professions. Celebrate the recipients of NSSLHA Honors, ignite your passion for the professions, and enjoy lunch with students and ASHA professionals. Special guest speaker to be announced! Tickets are $15 for students and are available for purchase when you register for the ASHA Convention. Seating is limited, so don’t miss out!

Audiology Open House
Friday, November 18, 8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Rooms 302–304

We've planned a special Audiology Open House and reception for audiologists and audiology students on Friday evening following the ASHA Awards Ceremony. ASHA President Jaynee Handelsman (an audiologist herself) will be hosting the reception, which is sponsored by Hamilton CapTel. ASHA Convention Co-Chair for Audiology Tucker Gleason will also be on hand. Stop by, say hello, and enjoy light appetizers and a cash bar.

Hamilton Captel

ASHA thanks our sponsors. Sponsors are not responsible for the content of this conference nor does ASHA endorse their products or services.

ASHA Corporate Partners