ADA2015-BannerThe Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA)  kicks off its annual convention on Thursday, November 12, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. This year’s convention features a full slate of special events, general sessions, seminars, as well as the new products and services featured at the exhibit hall. Here is a quick peek at the convention schedule. Events and times are subject to change without notice, so be sure to check the ADA’s online schedule for updates.

ADA 2015 Schedule-At-A-Glance

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12

7:00 AM:    Lobby Day Kickoff & Briefing
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM: Audiology Assistant & Front Office Training Workshop
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM:    ADA Annual Membership Meeting
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM:    “Great American Picnic” in Exhibit Hall

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM    Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM    Welcome & President’s Address, Kim Cavitt, AuD, ADA President
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM    Keynote Address: Winning in a Changing World: What Today’s Top Leaders and Teams Do Differently, by Robert Cooper, PhD
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM    Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM    General Session: The Landscape of Hearing Healthcare, by Carole Rogin, Harvey Abrams, PhD, Colin Roskey
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM    Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM    General Session: The Business Case for Disruptive Innovations in Audiology Practice
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM    Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM    Live Business Plan Competition
6:00 PM    Explore Washington DC

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM    Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM    Seminars
• The Current State of VA Audiology, by Lucille Beck, PhD
• Promises, Promises: The Perceptions and Promotion of Trust in Hearing Healthcare Delivery. Moderator: David Fabry, PhD. Panelists: Katherine Bouton, Jill Preminger, PhD, and Alicia Spoor, AuD
• Wheel of Fortune–Maximizing Your Potential in Your Professional Life. Presented by Women Unite (PART1), by Natalie Phillips, AuD; A.U. Bankaitis, PhD; Tiffany K. Brown, AuD; Gyl Kasewurm, AuD, and D’Anne Rudden, AuD
• Breaking the Costcode: Differentiation, Commoditization, and Why Costco Might Just Be Good for You, by Clifford Carey
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM    Morning Break in Exhibit Hall
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM  Seminars
• Modeling Audiology’s Future: Parallels to Other Health Professions, by David Fabry, PhD, and Dan Quall, MS
• The Art and Science of Documentation: From Case Histories to Physician Referrals, by Kim Cavitt, AuD, and Brian Urban, AuD
• Wheel of Fortune – Maximizing Your Potential in Your Professional Life: Presented by Women Unite (PART 2), by Natalie Phillips, AuD, A.U. Bankaitis, PhD; Tiffany K. Brown, AuD; Gyl Kasewurm, AuD, and D’Anne Rudden, AuD
• Demystifying Social Media: Beyond the Buzz Words, by Carolyn Smaka, AuD, Kelly O’Keefe, and Gaetano Pizzi
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM    Lunch in Exhibit Hall (exhibit hall closes at 1PM)
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM    Seminars
• Outcome Measures Beyond the Hearing Loss: Putting Non-Audiological Measures into Practice, by Brian Taylor, AuD and Barbara Weinstein, PhD
• Cost-Effective Provision of Hearing Aids in a Large-Scale Community Setting, by Ron Leavitt, AuD, Kamal Elliot, AuD, and Nikki Clark
• Issues in Tinnitus: 2015, by Douglas Beck, AuD
• The Sellable Practice, by Craig Castelli
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM    Seminars
• 2016 Coding and Reimbursement Update, by Kim Cavitt, AuD
• Too Many Patients Leaving Without Getting Help? Get Your Help Rate Above 85% Without Sales or Gimmicks, by Al Turri, AuD
• A Manufacturer’s Perspective: Tinnitus Treatment Becoming a Mainstream Growth Engine, by Leanne Powers, AuD, and Thomas Powers, PhD
• Vestibular Workshop (Part 1), by Richard Gans, PhD
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM    Seminars
• Acceptable Noise Levels: A Useful Tool? by Karrie Recker, AuD
• Aural Rehab in Private Practice: Making it Work and Getting Paid for It, by Dusty Jessen, AuD
• A New Way to Connect to Your Patients: Tele-Audiology, by Thomas Powers, PhD
• Vestibular Workshop (Part 2), by Richard Gans, PhD

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Seminars
• Unbundling Workshop: Price Unbundling: A Vade Mecum for Practitioners (Part 1), by Amyn Amlani, PhD, Kim Cavitt, AuD, and Stephanie Sjoblad
• The Art of Transformation, Sam Rotella
• Over-the-Counter (OTC) Tinnitus Relief Products: Helpful or Harmful? (Part 1), by Robert DiSogra, AuD
• Ethics in a Social World (Part 1), by Angela Morris, AuD
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM    Student Track: Starkey Course
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM    Seminars
• Unbundling Workshop: Price Unbundling: A Vade Mecum for Practitioners (Part 2), by Michael Iliff, AuD, and Cassie Iliff
• Expanding and Enhancing Audiology Globally, by James Hall, III, PhD
• Over-the-Counter (OTC) Tinnitus Relief Products: Helpful or Harmful? (Part 2), by Robert DiSogra, AuD 
• Ethics in a Social World (Part 2), by Angela Morris, AuD
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM Student Track: How to Land Your Ideal Opportunity, by Dan Fick
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Student Track: Private Practice: Is It Really That Scary? by Dan Fick