Wednesday, 01 July 2020

AuDacity 2020: Applying Design Thinking in Practice

Posted in ADA News

Grounded in empathy and propelled by optimism, design thinking principles encourage active listening, intense observation, and the capacity to create and fail frequently and repetitively, to improve the experience and outcomes for patients.

Join your colleagues at AuDacity 2020 on October 16th, for insightful panel sessions that will build upon design thinking concepts described by keynote presenter, Dr. Bon Ku, and lead us on a journey to integrate design thinking with evidence-based practice.

Featured Session 1: Design Thinking in the Clinic

During this fast-paced session, esteemed panelists Deborah Clark, Au.D., Alicia Spoor, Au.D., and Kent Collins, Au.D., will discuss the role of humanitarian audiology in improving health equity in our communities, using telehealth to transform patient experiences, and building empathic treatment solutions by listening to the communication needs of your patients.

Featured Session 2: Design Thinking and Digital Storytelling

Using digital media to connect with people locally and around the world has never been easier--or more challenging. Turns out, it isn’t just what you say, but how and where you say it! This session features leading digital experts, Dawn Heiman, Au.D., Paul Dybala, Ph.D., and Lana Joseph Ford, Au.D., who will share innovative approaches to digital content development, brand positioning, and search engine optimization. Prepare to be inspired to change the way you communicate with patients, providers, and other key audiences.

Beginning Friday, October 16th, AuDacity will offer 21 hours of continuous programming to attendees across 24 time zones, so you can literally learn and network like there’s no tomorrow. We will take a few hours off and pick up again Saturday morning with a design thinking exercise, the ADA member annual meeting, and a host of live workshops running morning, day, and evening!

AuDacity 2020 Forge Ahead & Forge Ahead Down Under:  Brought to you by the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) in collaboration with the Independent Audiologists Australia (IAA) and the Independent Audiologists New Zealand (IANZ). We invite you to learn about ears, network with peers, buy gear, enhance your career, and bring your own beer. See you here!