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


Orange County Convention Center, West Building | Room: TBD

Students are presented with a great deal of information during their academic training. During externships, students are expected to synthesize this information and make proper clinical-care decisions.

To assist in preparing students for their externships and future clinical practice, the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) launched the inaugural SAA: C.S.I. Conference at AudiologyNOW! 2013. This year, by popular demand, the SAA Student Conference: C.S.I.: Case-Study Investigations is back!

Please join us for the 2nd annual conference to learn from internationally recognized audiologists who will present clinical cases and lead discussions on clinical problem-solving. Audience participation is encouraged.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, March 26

8:00 – 8:05am


8:05 – 9:50am Practice Management/Coding/Reimbursement
Presenter: Debra Abel, AuD
10:00 – 11:00am Amplification
Presenter: Catherine Palmer, PhD
11:15am – 12:15pm Pediatrics
Presenter: Alison Grimes, AuD
12:15 – 1:15pm Lunch/Networking
1:15 – 2:15pm Vestibular
Presenter: Richard Roberts, PhD
2:30 – 4:30pm Cerumen Management
Presenter: A.U. Bankaitis, PhD

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

5 reasons to join for the 2nd annual conference for students ONLY!

  • Get prepared for your externships
    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 some of 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.
  • The attendees at last year’s conference said it best:
    “This was a great conference, I actually felt like I could ask the clinical questions that I have always wanted the answers to" and, "I really enjoyed the topics and speakers. It was so helpful to interact with the best professionals in our field!"
    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. Therefore, the conference is open to all AuD students.

Registration opens for members on November 4.

On November 4, register online or by calling customer service at 866-229-2386, Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm ET.

National SAA Members $40
Nonmembers $100

Save on registration by becoming an SAA Member!


Planning Committee

Amanda Rodriguez, AuD/PhD Student
SAA Co-Chair

Kristiina Huckabay, AuD
Professional Co-Chair

Kari Morgenstein, AuD
Clinical Representative

Krista Sershen
SAA Committee Member

Brittany Post
SAA Committee Member

Carol Cokely, PhD
SAA Board Liaison

Lisa Yonkers
Staff Liaison

Sarah Sebastian
Staff Liaison