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SAA Conference: C.S.I.: Case-Study Investigations

Location: Hilton, Avalon A/B – First Floor

Students are presented with a great deal of information during their academic training. In the externship year, they are then expected to synthesize this information and make clinical-care decisions.
To better prepare students for their externship year (and their future clinical practice), the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) has launched a new conference, whereby internationally recognized audiologists will present clinical cases and lead discussions on clinical problem-solving. Audience participation will be encouraged.


Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 3

8:00AM – 8:10AM Welcome
8:10AM – 9:25AM

Opening General Session: Evidence-Based Practice

Presenter: Harvey Abrams, PhD

9:35AM – 10:50AM

Breakout Session One (Participants to choose 1 of 2)

  • Auditory-Evoked Potentials
    Presenters: Jennifer Shinn, PhD, and James Hall, PhD
  • Cochlear Implants
    Presenter: Rene Gifford, PhD
11:00AM – 12:00PM Lunch Break
12:15PM – 1:30PM

Breakout Session Two (Participants to choose 1 of 2)

  • Pediatrics
    Presenter: Alison Grimes, AuD
  • Hearing Aids
    Presenter: Michael Valente, PhD
1:40PM – 2:55PM

Breakout Session Three (Participants to choose 1 of 2)

  • Vestibular
    Presenter: Richard Roberts, PhD
  • Standardization
    Presenter: Ross Roeser, PhD
3:05PM – 4:20PM

Closing General Session: Is Counseling Case Specific?

Presenter: John Greer Clark, PhD


Thinking about attending the SAA Student Conference but still not sure if you should?

Here are 5 reasons to join us at the first conference for students ONLY!

TOP FIVE reasons to attend the SAA Student Conference at AudiologyNOW! 2013

  • Get prepared for your externship
    Want to impress your clinical preceptors and feel better prepared for your externship? You will build more effective and efficient clinical skills through case discussions.
  • Learn from the top researchers and clinicians in the country
    Hear about the most current research and learn how to apply it to your clinical practice.
  • Solve complex clinic cases
    Apply evidence-based practice to tough clinical cases—will you agree with the experts?
  • Network with other students, clinicians and researchers
    Do you learn better by working in a group? You can network, interact, and gain perspective from other AuD students that are about to start their clinical externship like you.
  • Enjoy the first conference for YOU!
    Experience the first Student Academy conference specially designed for students. There’s no better way to start your externship!


Registration Rates

While the conference is designed for those about to start their externship, the program is such that it could also be beneficial to students getting their externship/job applications ready! The conference is therefore open to all students that have completed at least one full year of academic training in their AuD program.

Remember space is limited so register today!

Student Volunteers can register by calling customer services at 866.229.2386, Monday through Friday from 9:00AM – 5:00PM ET.

SAA Members $40
Nonmembers $100

Save on registration by becoming an SAA Member!


Planning Committee

M. Samantha Lewis Co-Chair
Bethany Wenger Co-Chair
Barry Freeman Industry Representative
Gyl Kasewurm Clinical Representative
Thomas Powers Industry Representative
Michael Valente Faculty Representative
Brianne Wright Student at Large Member
Amanda Rodriguez

SAA Board Liaison

Jennifer Shinn AAA Board Liaison
Kristiina Huckabay SAA Advisory Board Liaison
Lisa Yonkers Staff Liaison
Sarah Sebastian Staff Liaison