AuDacity 2018 Conference

October 22-24, 2018
Gaylord Palms Resort
Orlando, Florida

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Schedule At-A-Glance

Sunday, October 21, 2018 — WORKSHOPS
(Please note these courses are not sponsored by ADA, separate registration required)
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Monday, October 22, 2018

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Managing Co-Morbidities Symposium

An overview of systems and documentation will be presented followed by information-packed sessions on the following co-morbidities: udiovestibular, brain/neurologic, cardiopulmonary, diabetes, oncology, and renal failure. Find out everything that you need to know when managing patients with comorbidities.

Victor Bray, Ph.D.
David Zapala, Ph.D.
Nick Reed, Ph.D.
Michelle McElhannon, Pharm.D.
Christopher Spankovich, Au.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Richard Gans, Ph.D.
Carol Knightly, Au.D.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The Ins and Outs of Practice Accreditation

Angela Morris, Au.D.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

IP Captioned Telephone Services and the Federal Communications Commission

Jim Skjeveland

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Opening Event in Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcome & President's Address

Alicia Spoor, Au.D.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote Presentation: Growing Healthcare Leaders – Empowerment to Improve Healthcare

Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Break in Exhibit Hall

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Insights from the Outside: Creating an Exceptional Patient Journey

CareCredit

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Interactive Session: Building the Audiology Brand

Lia James

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Break in Exhibit Hall

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Keynote Presentation: What I Learned From Setting a $70,000 Minimum Wage

Dan Price, CEO Gravity Payments

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Final Reception in Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Member Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Relationships, Referrals and Resources: Best Practices in Physician Engagement

Tom Tedeschi, Au.D., Moderator
Robert Tysoe, BSc.
Mary Ann Nikander, Au.D.
Stacy O’Brien, Au.D.
Nicole Pavol
Physician Panelists

The End of Business as Usual: Three Tangible Skills for Long-term Success in Audiology

Brian Taylor, Au.D.

Marketing Tinnitus Specialty Care to Grow Your Practice

LaGuinn Sherlock, Au.D.
Torryn Brazell, MS, CAE

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Break

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Externs and Private Practice

Patricia Gaffney, Au.D.
Alyssa Needleman, Au.D.

Positioning Professional Care Value Through Innovative Practice Strategies

David Smriga, M.A.
Gregory Frazer, Au.D.
Dale Thorstad

Streamline Tinnitus Treatment in Your Busy Practice

Natan Bauman, Ed.D.

11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

Business Plan Competition and Luncheon

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Expanding the Patient Journey (and the Practice) with Hearables

H. Christopher Schweitzer, Ph.D.
Mark Kaal

Threat Hunting OTCs (Part 1)

Jacqueline Scholl, Au.D.

Optimizing Third-Party Reimbursements

Deb Abel, Au.D.

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Break

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Telehealth: Shifting the Paradigm to Improve Access to Care

Dan Quall, Au.D.

Threat Hunting OTCs (Part 2)

Jacqueline Scholl, Au.D.

What the Future Holds for Practice Ownership

Craig Castelli and Panel

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Break

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Practice Trends: Hearing Health Care or Consumer Electronics?

Amyn Amlani, Ph.D.

Threat Hunting OTCs (Part 3)

Jacqueline Scholl, Au.D.

The Future of Digital Marketing & Local Search to Generate Quality Leads

Gaetano Pizzi

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — Early Career Professionals Track Session

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Rapid Fire Sessions

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Break

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Creating a Remarkable Workplace Culture

11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

Business Plan Competition Luncheon

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Buying a Practice

Craig Castelli

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Break

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Negotiating Skills

Lia James

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Break

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Billing and Coding

Deb Abel, Au.D.