AuDacity 2018 Conference

 

 

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 2.05 CEUs/.6 Tier 1 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

 

AuDacity 2018 is bolder than ever! Join us for 3 days packed with courses distinctly designed to deliver relevant information and resources to audiologists in autonomous practice. Network boldly—AuDacity offers plenty of opportunities to eat, drink, and be amazed by the more than 50 exhibiting companies dedicated to helping practices and their patients succeed.

Schedule At-A-Glance

Sunday, October 21, 2018
See Workshops (Please note these courses are not sponsored by ADA, separate registration required)

Student Session Sponsored by Starkey

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Generational Differences and the Importance of Patient Experience

Kyle Acker, Au.D.
Rochele Orsini, Au.D.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Break

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Hearing AND Balance: The Future of Connected Health

Kyle Acker, Au.D.
Rochele Orsini, Au.D.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Student Reception

Monday, October 22, 2018

8:00 AM - 4:15 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.
Nicholas Reed, Au.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

Standards and Accreditation for the Audiology Practice

Angela Morris, Au.D.
John Coverstone, Au.D.
Patricia Gaffney, 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

Randy Baldwin
Nola Aronson, M.A., CCC-A
Howard Ong, DDS, MAGD
Kathy Wentworth, DVM

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 - 6:00 PM

Final Reception in Exhibit Hall

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Audiology Patient Choice Act (APCA) Town Hall

All ADA members and APCA donors are invited.

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

Thomas J. Tedeschi, Au.D., Moderator
Robert Tysoe, BSc.
Maryann 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.

Tinnitus Care for Your Patients Part 1: Marketing Tinnitus Specialty Care to Grow Your Practice

Jill Meltzer, 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

Tinnitus Care for Your Patients Part 2: Streamline Tinnitus Treatment in Your Busy Practice

Tricia Scaglione, Au.D., F-AAA

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.

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

Moderator: Craig Castelli
Panelists: Brian Vesely, Au.D.
William Diles, M.A.
Elizabeth Rogers, Au.D.
John Hartman, MA

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

Why and How to Acquire your Own Audiology Practice

Scott Myatt

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.