The New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Inc (NYSSLHA), Latham, NY, has scheduled its 2009 Annual Conference on May 7 to  9, at the Saratoga Hilton and Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. 

The "Spring into Learning" theme will feature sessions on the latest developments in technology, treatments, and interventions in the field of audiology and speech-language pathology. The conference offers a combined total of 1.7 CEUs or 17 contact hours.

For the first time, the conference will offer hearing aid dispensing audiologists the opportunity to complete the new NYS requirements for infection control and hearing aid dispensing law.

Featured speakers include Michelle Petrak, PhD, CCC-A,  discussing  New Technologies for Balance and Hearing Clinics—FireWire, Chirps, and other "Stimulating" Topics; Craig W. Newman, PhD, and Sharon A. Sandridge, PhD, presenting Strategies and Decision-making for Managing Patients with Tinnitus: A Clinical Pathway Model and Clinical Precepting: Ready, Set, Go!; David Smriga, MA,  moderating The Great Debate: Is Use of Audiology Assistants Essential for the Audiology Profession to Reach its Full Patient Care Potential?; Michael Clarke, MS, CCC-A, discussing Beyond Hearing Aids: Implantable Hearing Technology; and Michael Phillips, conducting a hands-on workshop for Ear Mold Modification.

For more information and registration, visit the Web site and click on Annual Convention.

NYSSLHA has served as the trade association for the state’s speech-language pathologists and audiologists since 1950.