The Kansas Hearing Society recently held its 47th Annual Meeting in Topeka, Kansas, which featured an array of technical topics and the election of officers and board members.

Some 107 licensed audiologists and hearing instrument specialists from Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Colorado attended the conference, titled "Quality Patient Care in 2009: A State Of The Art." Twelve hours of CEU credit was presented by Mary Wade, AuD, Aimee Nunnalee, MA, Haris Zafar, PhD, Bary Williams, AuD, Alison Dees, Bruce Sharp, BC-HIS, IHS Northwest Territory Governor, Chris Taylor, MA, Beth L. Ehrlich-Smith, AuD, Kenneth E. Smith, PhD, Jon Wilson, and Robert Cullen, MD.

The following officers and board members were elected:
President – Tammy Miller, BC-HIS
VP – Irene Wagner, AuD
Secretary-Treasury – Rick Hartwick, BC-HIS
Board of  Directors – Ronald Burch, MA, William Campbell, MA, and Mark Kind, BC-HIS

The following new members of the Society were introduced and presented with their membership certificates:
Wendy Blackwell, MA, Lawrence, Kan
Jennifer Dann, MS, Lees Summit, Mo
John Lang, Hays, Kan
Melanie Macko, AuD, Gladstone, Mo
Jaime Parks, AuD, Kansas City, Kan
Lucye Ritchey, Belton, Mo
David Paul Roark, Wichita, Kan
David Shepard, McPherson, Kan
Diana Traver, Russell, Kan
Leigh Unkel, AuD, Wichita, Kan
Marsha Wade, Independence, Mo
Ken Wooten, Overland Park, Kan

The Friday morning complimentary full breakfast was hosted by Rexton Inc and Starkey Laboratories/Audibel.

The 2010 Conference is scheduled on March 11, 12, and 13 in Wichita, Kansas, at the Hotel At Oldtown. Kenneth Smith, PhD is named as the program chair. 

For information about the 2010 Conference, exhibit space, and membership, contact M. Day Kaufmann, executive director, 3200 SW College Ave, Topeka, Kan, at (785) 266-4833, or via e-mail.

[Source: Kansas Hearing Society]