The National Association of Future Doctors of Audiology (NAFDA) plans to merge into the AmericanAcademy of Audiology‘s Student Academy of Audiology (SAA).

The leadership of both organizations say the move best serves the needs of current and future audiology students and strengthens the SAA. It is expected to provide additional benefit to, and communication with, audiology student members on their campuses and nationally.

M. Patrick Feeney, PhD, Academy president, says the parties will be working together in the coming months to finalize the SAA bylaws and develop SAA policies and procedures.

The NAFDA executive committee and students from the Academy’s SAA task force will form the interim board of directors for the SAA until elections are held in 2009. Plans are underway to facilitate the incorporation of local NAFDA chapters into SAA.

For more information, e-mail Ed Sullivan, SAA staff liaison.