Earn Up to 3.05 CEUs The ASHA Convention is a once-a-year opportunity to earn more professional development hours (PDHs) or continuing education units (CEUs) in one setting than at any other professional development event for audiologists and speech-language pathologists. In fact, you can earn up to 3.05 CEUs or 30.5 PDHs. How can anyone possibly ... Features
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The ASHA Leader, August 2016, Vol. 21, 69. doi:10.1044/leader.ACC6.21082016.69
The ASHA Leader, August 2016, Vol. 21, 69. doi:10.1044/leader.ACC6.21082016.69
The ASHA Convention is a once-a-year opportunity to earn more professional development hours (PDHs) or continuing education units (CEUs) in one setting than at any other professional development event for audiologists and speech-language pathologists. In fact, you can earn up to 3.05 CEUs or 30.5 PDHs.
How can anyone possibly earn the maximum amount of continuing education at convention? First of all, it’s important to know that all types of CEU-eligible programming count toward the maximum earnable amount of continuing education credit. These events include ticketed pre-convention workshops and one by-invitation event.
To earn as many credits as possible, you’ll need to take advantage of every moment of scheduled programming to attend a CEU-eligible session—and fill in gaps with poster presentations. Grab a quick on-the-go lunch and head into the poster hall to maximize your CEUs!
Earning the maximum amount of hours is challenging, and may not be possible for everyone. This day-by-day breakdown shows how it all adds up.
Wednesday (requires extra tickets)
4 PDHs (.4 CEUs)
  • Attend a pre-convention workshop sponsored by the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association or the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders (ticketed; additional fee) = 3 PDHs (.3 CEUs)

  • Attend the Researcher-Academic Town Hall (by invitation) = 1 PDH (.1 CEU)

If you’re not planning an early arrival on Wednesday, you can still earn up to 26.5 PDHs or 2.65 CEUs without the pre-convention events. Read on for a schedule beginning on Thursday.
Thursday
7.5 PDHs (.75 CEUs)
  • Attend a one-hour, two-hour or technical session during every time block = 6 PDHs (.6 CEUs)

  • Visit two poster presentations during each 30-minute afternoon break in sessions. Each poster equals 15 minutes of PDHs, and the break schedule allows up to six poster visits = 1.5 PDHs (.15 CEUs)

Friday
9.5 PDHs (.95 CEUs)
  • Attend a one-hour, two-hour or technical session during every time block = 7 PDHs (.7 CEUs)

  • Visit poster presentations during scheduled breaks = 2.5 PDHs (.25 CEUs)

Saturday
8 PDHs (.8 CEUs)
  • Attend a one-hour, two-hour or technical session during every time block = 6 PDHs (.6 CEUs)

  • Visit poster presentations during scheduled breaks = 2 PDHs (.2 CEUs)

Alternate Saturday schedule
9.5 PDHs (.95 CEUs)
  • Attend the four Research Symposium sessions (two hours each) and fill in the breaks with poster presentations = 9.5 PDHs (.95 CEUs)

The full convention program will be available this month. To start building your personalized schedule of sessions, use the online Program Planner tool—featuring all abstracts, times and locations.
Session Formats
One- or two-hour oral seminars—the standard concurrent sessions—provide in-depth, continuing education for SLPs, and speech, language and hearing scientists. These sessions emphasize clinical applications and research advances, backed by appropriate levels of evidence. Sessions denoted as “invited” are specially developed by the Convention Program Committee, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), or the Specialty Recognition Boards and feature invited presenters. These one- or two-hour sessions are open to all registrants and require no special registration or ticket.
Technical research sessions feature a 20-minute presentation on recent or current research on a specific topic, followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers.
Technical clinical sessions offer clinicians quick, new solutions and techniques to help them do their jobs better. These “how-to” programs feature a 20-minute presentation that focuses on the technical aspects of a particular diagnostic or treatment strategy and 10 minutes of questions and answers.
Poster sessions, a method to rapidly communicate scientific ideas, feature verbal presentations with visual displays. In a more informal and interactive environment, viewers guide themselves through a poster’s basics, freeing the presenter to focus on explanation, clarification, discussion of key elements of the work and questions. Each poster session is 90 minutes long.
Short courses are three-hour, ticketed oral seminars that require an additional fee. These intermediate- or higher-level courses emphasize clinical applications and/or science supported by appropriate levels of evidence. Presenters are recognized experts in their subject matter and experienced in providing professional continuing education programs. Ticket-holders will receive all short course presentation files.
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