CI2019 Pediatric: Get Ready!

The Diplomat Hotel – Hollywood, Florida – July 10–13, 2019

Educational Course Directors

Ivette Cejas, PhD and Fred Telischi, MD

University of Miami Department of  Otolaryngology/Ear Institute

Get ready to pack your sunglasses, sunscreen, and elegant/casual resort wear. The American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance announces that the CI2019 Pediatric meeting is only a few months away. The University of Miami, Department of Otolaryngology/Ear Institute would like to thank everyone who submitted and reviewed abstracts. With a record number of over 400 abstracts, the final scientific program is sure to have something for all those attending. 

Here are some of the highlights of the program that you can look forward to:

  • Medical & Surgical advancements. Several sessions will target cochlear implantation in surgically complex cases. Topics of interest include: implantation under 12 months, surgical challenges and outcomes in cases with malformations, use of robotics in cochlear implantation, applicability and use of imaging pre-implantation and intra-operatively, and more. 
  • Advanced Programming. Based on prior meetings feedback and audiologist requests, a session on advanced programming will be organized. Topics will include use of physiologic measures to estimate CI stimulation levels, use of FOX programming, and advanced noise program managements. Come ask questions of your colleagues and learn about innovative strategies to use in complex cases.
  • Electrocochleography (ECochG). The use of ECochG intra-operatively and post-operatively is growing. This session will present clinical and surgical applications of ECochG, as well as audiology and speech perception outcomes.
  • Social and Emotional Development. Psychologists, social workers, educators, and others working with adolescents are highly encouraged to attend this session. Data on predictors of psychosocial outcomes, depression, anxiety, and bullying in the CI population will be presented.
  • Educational Outcomes of Pediatric CI Users. Have you ever wondered how this population is doing academically and the various school programs that these children attend? This session will discuss the impact of early intervention, reading achievement, and outcomes of children enrolled in inclusive and/or specialized listening and spoken language programs.
  • Telemedicine. This session will target current telemedicine practices being used for remote cochlear implant programming and auditory verbal therapy. Come hear about the outcomes and effectiveness of these telemedicine programs.

Other concurrent sessions will be dedicated to hearing preservation, SSD, rehabilitation, candidacy, expanded indications, and outcomes. We have researchers from all over the world presenting their work that will impact the way we manage and treat pediatric cochlear implant users. 

The CI2019 Pediatric Symposium will assemble a multi-specialty group of clinicians and scientists to explore the 2019 Program Theme: Treating the Whole Child. The CI2019 Pediatric Program will explore the following topics:

  1. Beyond the CI: The Role of Therapy, Education, and Family Engagement
  2. Moving the Field Forward: Expanding Indications & Special Needs Populations
  3. New Models of Service Delivery: Models for a Global Healthcare Market
  4. Complex Cases: Surgical and Audiological Management
  5. Advancements in Pediatric CI: Science, Technology, and Medicine

For a detailed program of events, please click here.

Don’t miss the poster session Thursday afternoon. The popular poster highlight sessions will be conducted just prior to the poster session. A record number of students submitted posters. Don’t forget to stop by the student posters and ask questions about the amazing work that our future generation is doing. A student poster competition will be held for the nearly 50 students who are part of this part of the program with winners announced at conference and later on our website. 

Thinking about extending your stay in Miami? Be on the lookout for an upcoming blast to learn about fun outdoor activities that you may want to consider, whether you are traveling alone or with your family. Fishing, salsa dancing, kayaking, or just a stroll down the boardwalk to the beach are sure to catch your interest. See you all in Miami!

Want to know more?

For the latest conference updates including the detailed program, please click here.

For details on local activities, dining and more:

CI2019 Pediatric will be held at The Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida

Key Conference and Travel Details

Registration begins January 2019 

Early rates end May 13

Hotel Guest Room Reservations:

Special conference rate until May 31 (but going fast)

Two Airports for Air Travel

Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) – 8 miles from venue

Miami International Airport (MIA) –  22 miles from venue

Conference discounts available from American and United Airlines.

Family-friendly hotel with many amenities and childcare available.

Communication Access:

Entire conference will be real-time captioned. Conference app will allow captions to be translated into Spanish language captions on mobile devices

Continuing Education: The ACI Alliance is an approved continuing education provider for the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), American Speech– Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. We will offer Continuing Education Credits from the above three organizations including Tier One Hours from AAA. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits will also be offered through our meeting planners, the American College of Surgeons. A certificate of participation is provided for all conference attendees.  For more information on CE credits, please click here.


Join us for C2019 Post-Conference Events

All events occur Saturday afternoon, July 13 at The Diplomat

Spanish Language Symposium:

Educational Event:   1:30-4:00 pm

Leading clinicians and researchers from Latin America and the United States will come together to provide a global perspective on managing the whole child from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Complex pediatric cases and advanced program strategies will be considered. This post-conference segment will be given entirely in Spanish language.

There will be a small additional cost ($25) to attend for registered CI2019 Attendees, and also an opportunity for non-CI professionals with an interest in pediatric hearing loss who are not attending the CI2019 meeting to attend the Symposium for a fee ($75). Register to attend via the conference registration system.

For additional details or to share this event with others, download this flyer on the CI2019 Spanish Language Symposium / Simposio en Español.

Chinese Language Symposium:

Educational Event:   1:30-4:00 pm

Reception:               4-5 pm

This symposium will involve clinicians from China, the US, and Asian/Pacific areas to discuss perspectives on managing the patients with CI in a multi-disciplinary team approach. This post-conference segment will be given entirely in Chinese language with English slides.

There will be a small additional cost ($25) to attend for registered CI2019 Attendees. Register to attend via the conference registration system.

Click here to register for Post-Conference Events

Source: ACI Alliance

Image: ACI Alliance