ASHA Convention to Focus on Evidence-Based Practices in San Diego
Washington, DC—The American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention will be held November 17-20 at the San Diego Convention Center. This year’s “Audiology at ASHA” Program, which celebrates its fifth year, has the theme "Using Evidence to Support Clinical Practice,” highlighting the best research and best clinical expertise in all areas of diagnosis and treatment, according to Co-Convention Chair Brenda Ryals, PhD.

Since 2001—when Fred Bess, PhD, introduced the popular “Audiology at ASHA” format—the event has offered a convention within a convention for audiologists and hearing scientists. “It is an opportunity to hear about the very best scientific and clinical research within the context of a smaller meeting focused on hearing and balance,” says Ryals, “while still having the chance to learn about the larger issues in all areas of communication disorders.” The keynote speaker at this year’s convention is women and children’s rights activist, Mavis Leno, wife of Jay Leno.

For information on attending the ASHA Convention, visit www.asha.org   or contact ASHA headquarters at (800) 638-8255.

“Audiology at ASHA” Schedule at a Glance
Times subject to change. Please verify with final program.

Thursday, November 17
3:00 pm-7:00 pm   Registration
6:30 pm-8:30 pm   Researcher-Academic Town Meeting
Friday, November 18
6:30 am-6:00 pm   Registration
7:30 am-5:00 pm   Discipline-Wide Program Sessions
7:30 am-4:00 pm   Poster Sessions
8:00 am-3:00 pm   Short Courses
9:00 am-noon   Audiology Keynote Address
10:00 am-5:00 pm   Exhibit Hall Opening
10:00 am-5:00 pm   ASHA Career Fair
noon-1:00 pm   Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:00 pm -4:00 pm   Instructional Courses/Technical Sessions
4:00 pm -5:00 pm   Networking Reception
5:30 pm -6:30 pm   Opening General Session
Saturday, November 19
6:30 am-5:30 pm   Registration
7:30 am-5:00 pm   Discipline-Wide Program Sessions
7:30 am-4:00 pm   Poster Sessions
9:00 am-noon   Audiology Keynote Address
9:00 am-5:00 pm   Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 am-5:00 pm   ASHA Career Fair
noon-5:00 pm   Instructional Courses/Technical Sessions
5:30 pm-6:30 pm   Awards Ceremony
7:30 pm-9:30 pm   Open Houses & Receptions
Sunday, November 20
7:00 am-1:00 pm   Registration
7:30 am-4:00 pm   Discipline-Wide Program Sessions
7:30 am-4:00 pm   Poster Sessions
9:00 am-noon   Audiology Keynote Address
9:00 am-2:00 pm   Exhibit Hall Open and ASHA Career Fair
12:30 pm-1:30 pm   Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm-4:00 pm   Instructional Courses/Technical Sessions
4:30 pm-6:30 pm   Closing Sunset Party