Convention Co-Chairs Preview ASHA 2011 The theme for the 2011 ASHA Convention is “Beacons of Inspiration: Innovation to Action.” And what better place to be inspired than San Diego with its iconic “beacon”—the Point Loma Lighthouse—guiding us in this outstanding Convention venue? Each of you, our fellow ASHA members, provides inspiration through your daily work ... ASHA Convention Coverage
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Convention Co-Chairs Preview ASHA 2011
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  • Kathy Coufal, PhD, CCC-SLP, Convention co-chair for speech-language pathology, is chair of and doctoral program coordinator in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wichita State University.
    Kathy Coufal, PhD, CCC-SLP, Convention co-chair for speech-language pathology, is chair of and doctoral program coordinator in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wichita State University.×
  • Bob Novak, PhD, CCC-A, co-chair for audiology, is chair of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University.
    Bob Novak, PhD, CCC-A, co-chair for audiology, is chair of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University.×
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ASHA Convention Coverage   |   March 01, 2011
Convention Co-Chairs Preview ASHA 2011
The ASHA Leader, March 2011, Vol. 16, 28-29. doi:10.1044/leader.ACC.16032011.28
The ASHA Leader, March 2011, Vol. 16, 28-29. doi:10.1044/leader.ACC.16032011.28
The theme for the 2011 ASHA Convention is “Beacons of Inspiration: Innovation to Action.” And what better place to be inspired than San Diego with its iconic “beacon”—the Point Loma Lighthouse—guiding us in this outstanding Convention venue? Each of you, our fellow ASHA members, provides inspiration through your daily work in so many diverse contexts. We are excited to be working with a dynamic team of topic coordinators and planning committees to help you share your innovative ideas through the Convention program. Your contributions are essential to realizing our vision for an outstanding Convention experience for all.
New Features
Additions to the 2011 Convention include an “audiology community” within the exhibit hall— specifically for those exhibitors with audiology technology—to provide attendees with a meaningful hands-on experience with the newest innovations. Audiologists also will be able to earn continuing education credits for certain sessions specifically approved for meeting the requirements for California audiology/hearing aid dispensing licensure. In speech-language pathology, we are excited to respond to member input by offering two new topic strands—the scholarship of teaching and learning, and international issues and practices across the discipline.
We also are offering an early-evening session block for all Convention attendees—and particularly for the San Diego-area speech-language pathologists and audiologists who may not be able to attend Convention during the day but would like to obtain continuing education credits in “twilight” programming. As with all Conventions, every effort will be made to deliver new and important information in all aspects of the professions in a meaningful and substantive way.
Military Focus
San Diego is the western home of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Convention programming will include a thread of “Beacons of Inspiration: Innovation to Action” that focuses on the military. This thread will examine the cross-disciplinary assessment and rehabilitation needs of returning war veterans with speech, language, hearing, and cognitive-processing challenges secondary to their war injuries. We will explore inspiring stories of discovery, learning, and practice and learn how audiologists, SLPs, and hearing and speech-language scientists and researchers—along with their rehabilitation team colleagues from other disciplines—are helping these individuals and their families regain communication abilities. Lucille Beck and Micaela Cornis-Popp will lead a premier session on this topic with a cross-disciplinary look at the collaboration among audiologists, SLPs, and other rehabilitation specialists in the national VA Polytrauma Center System of Care working with veterans who have sustained traumatic brain injuries.
Convention planning requires exceptional leadership by volunteer coordinators who work with outstanding committees to invite speakers, review submissions, and select the most informative content for presentations. We think all of you will be inspired by selections of the Program Committee and the stories of discovery, learning, and clinical service that will motivate fellow SLPs, audiologists, researchers, and scientists and provide you with challenging and engaging continuing education opportunities.
Each of you is a “beacon of inspiration” through your research, teaching, clinical service, and support to those you serve every day. We inspire others to action through innovation. Your participation is key to the success of the 2011 Convention. We look forward to welcoming you to sunny San Diego in November!
Audiology

Adult Hearing Assessment—Steve Kramer

Hearing Science—John Ferraro

Infant Hearing: Screening & Assessment—Allan Diefendorf

Vestibular/Balance Assessment and Rehabilitation—Jorge Gonzalez

Speech-Language Pathology

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)—Ralf Schlosser

Autism Spectrum Disorders—Trish Self

Fluency—Barry Guitar

Language and Learning in School-age Children and Adolescents—Geraldine Wallach

Language Disorders in Adults—Richard Peach

Language in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers—Juliann Woods

Language Science—Marc Fey

Motor Speech in Adults and Children—Maria Grigos

Speech Science—Kim Corbin-Lewis

Speech Sound Disorders in Children—Rebecca McCauley

Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders—Sheryl C. Amaral

Voice, Resonance, and Alaryngeal Speech—Susan Thibeault

General Interest

Academic and Educational Issues—Michael Flahive

Business, Management, and Professional Issues—Sue Ellen Krause

International Issues and Practices Across the Discipline—Dolores Battle

Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children with Hearing Loss—Amy McConkey Robbins

Intervention/Rehabilitation for Adults With Hearing Loss—Terry Chisolm

Issues in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations—Susan Moore

Neuroaudiology and (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder—Frank Musiek

Research Issues Across the Discipline—Celia Hooper, Gregg Givens (co-chairs, 2012 Convention)

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders—Sarah Ginsberg

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