Researcher-Academic Town Meeting
2020 Convention Cancelled (As of July 10, 2020)
We are sorry to announce that the 2020 ASHA Convention, scheduled for November 19–21 in San Diego, California, has been cancelled. This decision was made in partnership with our host destination, San Diego. Please read our
The Researcher-Academic Town Meeting (RATM) is an invitation-only event at the ASHA Convention. The purpose of the event is to:
- Bring together senior researchers and PhD-level academics (including international PhD-level faculty/researcher affiliates in attendance at Convention), new PhD-level faculty, PhD students, and student awardees for a presentation and discussion on a timely topic related to science and research or academic issues.
- Provide the opportunity for new PhD-level faculty, PhD students, and student awardees to interact with seasoned faculty/researchers by having them sit and converse with faculty and researchers.
- Provide the opportunity for networking and socializing among all event attendees.
2020 Meeting – Cancelled
ASHA Annual Convention
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
San Diego, California
Intelligence for Health Applications
The convergence of sensing, communication and computing technologies is enabling capture and access to data in ways that were unimaginable even a few years ago. Automatic capture of behavioral signals, such as audio and visual signals from speech, facial expressions and body
language, combined with physiological signals and environmental information, offer revolutionary possibilities for understanding dynamic cognitive, affective and physical human states in context. This talk will focus on advances and challenges in gathering such data and creating algorithms for
machine processing. It will highlight ongoing efforts in applying machine intelligence algorithms to model typical, atypical and distressed human behavior—with a focus on communicative, affective and social behaviors, and on supporting diagnostics and interventions.
This meeting is by
invitation only. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan, PhD, University Professor and Nikias Chair in Engineering, University of Southern California
Jordan R. Green, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Provost for Research and Matina Souretis Horner Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions
Swathi Kiran, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Dean for Research and James and Cecilia Tse Ying Professor in Neurorehabilitation, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Boston University
Past Meeting Presentations
2019 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on It's Critical! The Assessment and Development of Critical Thinking,
presentation [PDF] by Drs. Robert M. Augustine, Patrick Finn, and Ou Lydia Liu.
2018 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Using Reporting Guidelines to Improve the Reliability and Value of Clinical Research,
presentation [PDF] by Dr. Jason Roberts.
2017 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in Clinical Education and Supervision,
presentation [PDF] by Dr. Mindi Anderson
2016 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Responding to Changes in Scholarly Publishing,
presentation [PDF] by Dr. Ray Kent
2015 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Advancing the Science and Use of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS),
presentation [PDF] by Dr. Alan M. Jette
2014 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Systems Level Change: The Role of Implementation Science,
presentation [PDF] by Dr. Donald Kincaid
2013 Joint Research Academic Town Meeting/ASHA Approved CE Provider Workshop on Interprofessional Education: Moving Toward a Collaborative Era through Preprofessional Education and Lifelong Learning,
presentation [PDF] by Dr. Barbara Brandt
2012 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Preparing Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists to Provide Value-Based Services in the New Economic Climate,
presentation [PDF] by Dr. Alex Johnson and Dr. Robert Burkard
2011 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Training the Next Generation of Clinical Researchers,
presentation [PDF] by Dr. Melissa Duff and Dr. Mary Pat Moeller
2010 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Building Capacity for the Research Doctorate
2009 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Clinical Practice Research in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: The Final Frontier,
presentation [PDF] by Dr. Laura Justice and Dr. Nancy Tye-Murray.
2008 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Perspectives on Teaching and Technology: Micro and Macro Applications,
presentation [PDF] by Dr. Sarah Ginsberg, Dr. Lissa Power-de Fur, Dr. Carol Dudding, and Dr. Doug Martin.
2007 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Team Science: Reframing a Familiar Concept for Contemporary Research Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders,
presentation [PDF] by Dr. Dennis Matthews and
comments [PDF] by Dr. Thomas Helfer, Dr. Ray Kent, Dr. Elena Plante, Dr. Bruce Tomblin.