AuDacity 2015 Conference

AuDacity 2015 Conference

November 12-15, 2015
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
Washington, DC


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Schedule At-A-Glance

Thursday, November 12, 2015

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Lobby Day Kickoff and Briefing

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Lobby Day

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Audiology Assistant & Front Office Training Workshop

Sara Burdak, Au.D.
Carl Cook
Joyce Kessler
Kandis Michnal
Shawn Parker
Carolyn Pinkerton, Au.D.

7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

CAOHC Professional Supervisors Course

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, 2015

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Welcome & President’s Address

Kim Cavitt, Au.D.

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Keynote Presentation: Winning in a Changing World: What Today’s Top Leaders and Teams Do Differently

Robert Cooper, Ph.D.

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Morning Break in Exhibit Hall

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

General Session: The Landscape of Hearing Healthcare

Carole Rogin, Hearing Industries Association
Harvey Abrams, Ph.D., Hearing Industries Association
Colin Roskey

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

General Session: The Business Case for Disruptive Innovations in Audiology Practice

Barry Freeman, Ph.D.
Amyn Amlani, Ph.D.
Peter Marincovich, Ph.D.
Brian Taylor, Au.D.
Ian Windmill, Ph.D.

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, 2015

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Translating VA Research to Clinical Practice: Optimizing Patient Outcomes

Lucille Beck, Ph.D.

 

Promises, Promises: The Perceptions and Promotion of Trust in Hearing Healthcare Delivery

Moderator: David Fabry, Ph.D.
Katherine Bouton
Jill Preminger, Ph.D.
Alicia Spoor, Au.D.

 

Wheel of Fortune – Maximizing Your Potential in Your Professional Life: Presented by Women Unite (PART 1)

Natalie Phillips, Au.D., FAAA
A.U. Bankaitis, Ph.D.
Tiffany K. Brown, Au.D.
D’Anne Rudden, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

 

Breaking the Costcode: Differentiation, Commoditization, and Why Costco Might Just Be Good for You

Clifford Carey

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Morning Break in Exhibit Hall

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Modeling Audiology’s Future: Parallels to Other Health Professions

David Fabry, Ph.D.
Dan Quall, M.S.

 

The Art and Science of Documentation: From Case Histories to Physician Referrals

Kim Cavitt, Au.D.
Brian Urban, Au.D.

 

Wheel of Fortune – Maximizing Your Potential in Your Professional Life: Presented by Women Unite (PART 2)

Natalie Phillips, Au.D., FAAA
A.U. Bankaitis, Ph.D.
Tiffany K. Brown, Au.D.
D’Anne Rudden, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

 

Demystifying Social Media: Beyond the Buzz Words

Carolyn Smaka, Au.D.
Kelly O’Keefe
Gaetano Pizzi

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Outcome Measures Beyond the Hearing Loss: Putting Non-Audiological Measures into Practice

Brian Taylor, Au.D.
Barbara Weinstein, Ph.D.

 

Cost-Effective Provision of Hearing Aids in a Large-Scale Community Setting

Ron Leavitt, Au.D.
Kamal Elliot, Au.D.
Nikki Clark

 

Issues in Tinnitus: 2015

Douglas Beck, Au.D.

 

The Sellable Practice

Craig Castelli

2:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

2016 Coding and Reimbursement Update

Kim Cavitt, Au.D.

 

Too Many Patients Leaving Without Getting Help? Get Your Help Rate Above 85% Without Sales or Gimmicks

Al Turri, Au.D.

 

A Manufacturer’s Perspective: Tinnitus Treatment Becoming a Mainstream Growth Engine

Leanne Powers, Au.D.
Thomas Powers, Ph.D.

 

Vestibular Workshop (Part 1)

Richard Gans, Ph.D.

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Acceptable Noise Levels: A Useful Tool?

Karrie Recker, Au.D.

 

Aural Rehab in Private Practice: Making it Work and Getting Paid for It

Dusty Jessen, Au.D.

 

A New Way to Connect to Your Patients: Tele-Audiology

Thomas Powers, Ph.D.

 

Vestibular Workshop (Part 2)

Richard Gans, Ph.D.

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

AuD Team Pentathlon

Sunday, November 15, 2015

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Unbundling Workshop: Price Unbundling: A Vade Mecum for Practitioners (Part 1)

Amyn Amlani, Ph.D.
Kim Cavitt, Au.D.
Stephanie Sjoblad, Au.D.

 

The Art of Transformation

Sam Rotella

 

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Tinnitus Relief Products: Helpful or Harmful? (Part 1)

Robert DiSogra, Au.D.

 

Ethics in a Social World (Part 1)

Angela Morris, Au.D.

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Student Track

 

Beyond the Audiogram: Maximizing Patient Satisfaction with Today’s Technology

Stephanie Loccisano, Au.D.

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Unbundling Workshop: Creating a Unique Patient Experience through Itemization of Services (Part 2)

Michael Iliff, Au.D.
Cassie Iliff, Au.D.

 

Expanding and Enhancing Audiology Globally

James Hall, III, Ph.D

 

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Tinnitus Relief Products: Helpful or Harmful? (Part 2)

Robert DiSogra, Au.D.

 

Ethics in a Social World (Part 2)

Angela Morris, Au.D.

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Student Track

 

How to Land Your Ideal Opportunity

Dan Fick

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Student Track

 

Private Practice: Is It Really That Scary?

Dan Fick