The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) announced the inclusion of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to its list of speakers on on the AuDacity 2020 Mainstage on Friday, October 16th at 1:00 PM EST. According to the ADA, Governor Hogan will discuss the state policy issues that are impacting audiologists and practice owners the most during 2020 and provide recommendations for audiologists and other stakeholders seeking to engage with state leaders on public policy initiatives. 

Please see below for the event’s agenda:

ADA Sponsored Program
Friday, October 16, 2020 (NOTE: All times shown are Eastern Time USA)
08:00 AM – 08:45 AMEarly Bird Session 1: Comparing the Cost-Effectiveness of Provider-Fit versus Self-Fit Hearing Aids Amyn Amlani, PhD
08:45 AM – 09:30 AMEarly Bird Session 2: Diagnosing Dizzy Robert Allen, AuD
09:30 AM – 10:00 AMWake up Call, Morning Coffee and Activities in Virtual Exhibit Hall and Career Fair
10:00 AM – 10:45 AMPresident’s Address and Keynote Presentation 1: Design Thinking in Health Care Deb Abel, AuD, and Bon Ku, MD
10:45 AM – 11:30 AMFeatured Presentation 1: Design Thinking in the Clinic Alicia Spoor, AuDKent Collins, AuD, and Deborah Clark, AuD (Moderated by Kate Baldocchi, AuD)
11:30 AM – 12:15 PMBring Your Lunch to the Virtual Exhibit Hall for Special Activities, Career Fair, Networking Meetings, and Posters
12:15 PM – 01:00 PMFeatured Presentation 2: Design Thinking and Digital Storytelling Lana Joseph Ford, AuD, Paul Dybala, PhD, and Dawn Heiman, AuD (Moderated by D’Anne Rudden, AuD)
01:00 PM – 01:45 PMFeatured Presentation 3: Advocacy to Support a Design Thinking Approach to Care Honorable Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland (Moderated by Tom Tedeschi, AuD)
01:45 PM – 02:15 PMBreak in Virtual Exhibit Hall, Career Fair, Posters, Special Entertainment, and Virtual Networking
02:15 PM – 03:00 PMFeatured Presentation 4: ADA Student Business Plan Competition Jade Faulkner, Miranda McDonnell, and Renee McDowell
03:00 PM – 03:30 PMFeatured Presentation 5: Industry Leadership Panel Part 1 Sara Burdak, AuD, Sheena Oliver, AuD, and Jason Mayer (Moderated by Karl Strom)
03:30 PM – 04:00 PMBreak in Exhibit Hall
04:00 PM – 04:30 PMFeatured Presentation 6: Industry Leadership Panel Part 2 Randy Baldwin
04:30 PM – 05:00 PMKeynote Presentation 2: Better Health Care through Design Thinking José Colucci, PhD, Joe Alden, AuD, and Patty Greene, MA (Moderated by Karl Strom)
05:00 PM – 05:30 PMWelcome & Recognition of Representatives from Independent Audiologists Australia & Independent Audiologists New Zealand
05:30 PM – 06:00 PMFeatured Presentation 7: The Adoption of DTC Hearing Aids: Using the COM-B Model to Understand Why Accessibility and Affordability are not Enough Brent Edwards, PhD
06:00 PM – 07:30 PMRoving Reception & Happy Hours in the Virtual Exhibit Hall, Career Fair, and Networking Lounge
07:30 PM – 08:00 PMHearing loss and cognitive decline: Can hearing aid use delay cognitive decline or even improve cognition? Julia Sarant, PhD
Independent Audiologists Australia and Independent Audiologists New Zealand Sponsored Program
Friday, October 16, 2020 (NOTE: All times shown are Eastern Time USA)
08:00 PM – 09:15 PMDown Under Presentation 1: Advocacy — Living Audiology Elaine Melville, BHlthSc RN, GradDipAud, MAudSA(CCP)Rachel Magann Faivre, AuD, and Jeanie Morrison-Low, AuD (Moderated by Louise Collingridge)
09:15 PM – 09:45 PMLunch and Virtual Networking in the Exhibit Hall
09:45 PM – 11:15 PMDown Under Presentation 2: Using Evidence in the Clinic Isabelle Boisvert, PhD, MPA, AuD(c), MAudSASophia Kramer, PhD, and Corinne Walsh, PhD, MAAPD (Moderated by Louise Collingridge)
11:15 PM – 11:45 PMAfternoon Tea and Lunch Down Under, with Virtual Networking and Games
11:45 PM – 01:00 AMDown Under Presentation 3: Paediatrics Shannon Perreira, BNurs, GradCertChild & AdolHlth, MClinAud and Joel Coultas, AuD
01:00 AM – 02:00 AMBreak in the Virtual Networking Lounge
02:00 AM – 02:45 AMRebroadcast of Keynote Presentation 1: Design Thinking in Healthcare Bon Ku, MD with live chat discussion
02:45 AM – 03:30 AMRebroadcast of Featured Presentation 1: Design Thinking in the Clinic Alicia Spoor, AuDKent Collins, AuD, and Deborah Clark, AuD (Moderated by Kate Baldocchi, AuD) with live chat moderated by IAA and IANZ
03:30 AM – 04:30 AMBreak in the Virtual Networking Lounge
04:30 AM – 05:15 AMRebroadcast of Featured Presentation 2: Design Thinking and Digital Storytelling Lana Joseph Ford, AuD, Paul Dybala, PhD, and Dawn Heiman, AuD (Moderated by D’Anne Rudden, AuD) with live chat moderated by IAA and IANZ
Saturday, October 17, 2020 (NOTE: All times shown are Eastern Time USA)
09:00 AM – 10:00 AMDesign Thinking Problems and Prototypes in Audiology, Next Steps, Group Discussions
10:00 AM – 11:00 AMADA Member Business Meeting
11:00 AM – 02:15 PMWorkshop 1: Audiology Student Track 
Workshop 2: The Third-Party Administrator Dilemma: To Participate or Not Participate? That is the Question! Kim Cavitt, AuD 
Workshop 3: Getting in ‘Synch’ With Your Patients via Telehealth Dave Fabry, PhDKent Collins, AuD, and Andrea Hannan Dawkes, AuD 
Workshop 4: Ethical Considerations for Audiologists Michael Page, AuD 
Workshop 5: Performance Indicators and Profitability in Private Practice Randy Baldwin 
02:30 PM – 03:30 PMOAA Member Business Meeting
02:30 PM – 04:00 PMIndustry Experts/Product Showcase NO CE CREDIT
04:00 PM – 07:15 PMWorkshop 6: Cochlear Remote Programming Workshop Ginger Grant, AuD Workshop 7: Student Education Workshop
04:00 PM – 10:30 PMWorkshop 8: Amplify Your Impact: Personal Styles and Learning to Listen Robert Traynor, EdD, MBA, David Citron, III, PhDVictor Bray, PhD
Plus Additional On-Demand Sessions!
ON DEMANDClinical Practice: Taking the long roads or the shortcuts Erica Koehler, AuD and Jack Scott, PhD
ON DEMANDControl Yourself! Hands-On Smartphone Security & Privacy for Audiologists Josiah Dykstra, PhD
ON DEMANDFalls, Balance Training, and Your Business Justin Burwinkel, AuD
ON DEMANDFive Things I Wished All Audiologists Knew About Internet Marketing Paul Dybala, PhD
ON DEMANDGetting it Right: Hiring for Culture and Employee Engagement Ernest Paolini, BA
ON DEMANDIncorporating Humanitarian Audiology in Your Practice Deborah Clark, AuD and Jane Baxter, AuD
ON DEMANDMerging Traditional Patient Acquisition with Advanced Online Marketing Techniques. What Every Small Practice Needs to Know Dawn Heiman, AuD
ON DEMANDMoving from HAEs to CNAs Alicia Spoor, AuD
ON DEMANDPrivacy and Protecting Your Practice Joe Gellatly
ON DEMANDThe Best Time to Plant a Tree was 20 Years Ago, the Second Best Time is Now. Preparing for Your Eventual Exit Scott Myatt
ON DEMANDTinnitus – Connecting the Dots Adriana Russ, AuD

AuDacity 2020 Invites Participants to Think Outside the Box and the Ballroom

AuDacity 2020: Forge Ahead and Forge Ahead Down Under will challenge assumptions about the framework and format for interactive conferences in this era of social distancing by eliminating geographic, time, and spatial boundaries, according to its organizers.

AuDacity is also pleased to welcome the Colorado Academy of AudiologyKentucky Academy of AudiologyLouisiana Academy of AudiologyMassachusetts Academy of AudiologyOregon Academy of AudiologyPennsylvania Academy of AudiologySouth Carolina Academy of Audiology, and the Washington State Academy of Audiology as participating organizations. If you are a member of one of these organizations, contact them for your special discount code to get the ADA member rate.

The AuDacity Agenda: Design Thinking and AuDiology

AuDacity 2020 will demonstrate why and how audiologists can integrate design thinking with evidence-based practice to enhance patient outcomes. The AuDacity general session mainstage will feature a view from the forefront of design thinking in healthcare from innovators in the field, as well as crisp, practical presentations from audiologists and industry experts who are successfully using design thinking in clinical, business, and professional initiatives to optimize patient care and improve customer satisfaction.

Mainstage programming and structured networking activities will run consecutively for 21 hours, from 8:00 AM EST USA on Friday, October 16 until 5:00 AM EST USA on Saturday, October 17 to accommodate delegates from around the world. After a brief programming hiatus, the agenda will pick up again on Saturday with the ADA Member Business Meeting, the Audiology Student Track, and other live specialty business and clinical workshops, which will be held throughout the day. In addition to the exceptional live programming, all attendees will have access to more than 30 hours of on-demand recorded sessions.

Exhibit Hall Live Hours:
Friday, October 16, 2020
8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Attendees will be able to return to the exhibit hall for 30 days post-event to download information and materials.

AuDacity Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

Connect with your customers at AuDacity 2020. Reach customers around the world without leaving your office. Brand your customizable exhibit booth and upload digital information that attendees can put in their virtual briefcase. Talk to your customers live using group chat, individual chat, and individual audio and video conferencing capabilities (great for live demos). Learn more.

Sponsorship opportunities for AuDacity 2020 offer impact and value. Increase engagement and build brand awareness, without increasing your budget.

Take an online tour to preview the virtual conference center and exhibit space.

Reserve your sponsorship and exhibit space. Contact Ilse Dehner for more information or to reserve your sponsorship and space.

Friday, October 16, 2020
8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Participate in the AuDacity Career Fair

The AuDacity Career Fair will make the most of the opportunity to bring audiologists, students, company representatives, and practice owners together to exchange information in an innovative virtual space. Audiologist and student extern candidates will be able to learn about career opportunities and position openings. Employers will be able to set-up and conduct walk-in or scheduled interviews via private chat, audio, and video conferencing.

Source: ADA

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