2017 ASHA Convention Call for Papers

November 9–11, 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California

With more than 15,000 attendees, the ASHA Convention is the largest professional development opportunity available for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Make your contribution to the premier annual event for the professions!

Submission Guidelines

We strongly recommend that you carefully read through the Submission Guidelines before submitting your proposal to the Call for Papers. The guidelines outline the steps in the submission process, define terms, and provide explanations of information required to submit a proposal.

Call for Papers Agreement and Disclosure Policy

Before submitting your proposal to the Call for Papers, it is extremely important that you read, understand, and agree to follow the principles, guidelines, and procedures outlined in the Call for Papers Agreement and Disclosure Policy.

For consideration at an ASHA event, anyone submitting a proposal, or listed as an author for a presentation, is required to complete a disclosure form indicating any financial or non-financial relationship related to the content of the proposed session. ASHA's Continuing Education Board established this requirement to promote transparency in the design, development, and presentation of courses offered for ASHA CEUs. The requirement aligns ASHA with current practices among other professions, particularly in the continuing medical education arena.

Read more about disclosure policy in the Frequently Asked Questions for Presenters.

Topic Areas

Educational programming content at the ASHA Convention covers a wide variety of Topic Areas relevant to the professions. When you submit a proposal to the Call for Papers, you must select from the list of Topic Areas the topic that best corresponds to your presentation. Please note that the Convention Program Committee has the authority to re-categorize a proposal if an appropriate Topic Area is not selected.

Convention Program Committee

The Convention Co-Chairs welcome you to submit a proposal to the Call for Papers. The Co-Chairs lead the Convention Program Committee, which invites speakers, reviews presentation proposal submissions, and helps select the most informative content to be presented during the Convention.

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