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Meetings of Interest
Hearing Loss Association of America, HLAA
June 21-24, Providence, R.I.
Web info: www.hearingloss.org/content/convention
HLAA presents its national educational program and trade show including special workshops for parents and educators, and a research symposium on How the Brain Makes Sense of the World of Sound. Charles Limb, M.D., associate professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Johns Hopkins University, will moderate as well as present on the topic of music perception. Other presenters include Amanda Lauer, Ph.D., Brad May, Ph.D., and Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
National Association of School Nurses, NASN
June 23-26, San Francisco, Calif.
Web info: www.nasn.org/ContinuingEducation/AnnualConference
With the theme Advocacy, Access, Achievement: Making the Connection, NASN’s 44th annual conference aims to summarize the current research and evidence for school nursing practice; describe ongoing efforts to promote health and prevent disease or disability in the school community; suggest achievable partnerships to support healthy policies and programs; and expand members’ professional network. Visit our Noisy Planet booth (number 113) at this conference.
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, AG Bell
June 28-July 2, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Web info: http://nc.agbell.org/Page.aspx?pid=1338
AG Bell’s 2012 Biennial Convention offers something for everyone, including: 12 intensive short courses; 80 concurrent sessions for families, individuals with hearing loss, and professionals; three “super sessions” in parent advocacy, career transitions, and hearing loss; programming for children and teens; more than 60 exhibitors; and continuing education credits through the AG Bell Academy, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).
National Association of the Deaf, NAD
July 3-7, Louisville, Ky.
Web info: http://nad.org/louisville
This year NAD partners with DeaFestival Kentucky, a gathering of visual and performing artists who celebrate the language, culture, diversity, and arts within the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
National Stuttering Association, NSA
July 4-8, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Web info: www.nsastutter.org/AnnualConference/index.html
NSA’s annual conference and research symposium offers adults and children who stutter, their families, and speech-language professionals interactive workshops, motivational speakers, and opportunities to network.
American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, AAO-HNSF
September 9-12, Washington, D.C.
Web info: www.entannualmeeting.org/12/
AAO-HNSF’s annual meeting is the world’s largest gathering of otolaryngologists. More than 6,000 professionals from around the world, including physicians, researchers, and nurses, will review the latest research findings, earn continuing medical education credits, network with colleagues, and visit an extensive products and services exposition.
Society for Neuroscience, SfN
October 13-17, New Orleans, La.
Web info: www.sfn.org/am2012/
Neuroscience 2012 is a premier venue for neuroscientists from around the world to debut cutting-edge research on the brain and nervous system. SfN’s annual meeting offers lectures, symposia, and continuing medical education for scientists at all career stages.
American Public Health Association, APHA
October 27-31, San Francisco, Calif.
Web info: www.apha.org/meetings/AnnualMeeting/
APHA’s 140th annual meeting offers the opportunity to learn from experts in the public health field about cutting-edge research and best practices, products, and services. APHA's meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, ASHA
November 15-17, Atlanta, Georgia
Web info: www.asha.org/events/convention
The ASHA annual meeting is an opportunity to learn about the latest evidence-based research, polish professional skills and improve techniques, as well as gain new tools and resources to advance your career and improve your workplace.