American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACI Alliance) announced the student scholarship award recipients for CI2024 Vancouver: 17th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Technologies, to be held in Vancouver, Canada July 10-13, 2024.

Scholarship opportunities were open to full-time students, fellows, and postdoctoral scholars who have a clinical or research interest in cochlear implants (CI). Applicants were reviewed by a committee of professionals across the hearing health spectrum. All of the selected applicants submitted poster presentations covering their own research and interests and will participate in the Student Poster Competition. 

Student scholarship submissions spanned the range of clinicians and scientists that comprise the ACI Alliance community. The 21 applicants chosen for this award represent a diverse group of individuals from 20 different institutions of higher learning across North America enrolled in hearing science and medical programs. Student participation is a critical component in increasing clinical and research involvement in CI. ACI Alliance is confident this year’s scholarship recipients will contribute importantly to our mission of expanding access to cochlear implants.

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The theme for CI2024 Vancouver is Cochlear Implantation: Facilitating the Patient Journey. The conference presentations will address various aspects of this theme, recognizing the critical importance of comprehensively evaluating a range of factors that contribute to patient outcomes. The conference program includes keynote lectures, panel discussions, podium and poster sessions, and an interactive exhibit hall with a variety of industry, educational, government and non-profit entities. 

Registration for CI2024 Vancouver is open with early bird rates available through April 19, 2024.

ACI Alliance is a not-for-profit membership organization created with the purpose of eliminating barriers to cochlear implantation by sponsoring research, driving heightened awareness, and advocating for improved access to cochlear implants for patients of all ages across the U.S.