Atlanta is the place to be for speech-language pathologists and audiologists on Nov. 15-17 for the 2012 ASHA Convention.
More than 12,000 speech-language pathologists, audiologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists are set to gather in the Georgia World Center in downtown Atlanta. Attendance includes invitation to more than 1,800 CEU-eligible seminars and poster presentations detailing the latest research on issues SLPs and audiologists deal with every day - aphasia, apps, autism and more.
In the exhibit hall, more than 300 companies will showcase their services and products to enhance SLPs' and audiologists' practices. Be sure to stop by the ADVANCE booth #514 to shop for some new appearal and subscribe to the print magazine for the first time, or if you've stopped getting issues in the mail, you may need to resubscribe.
The thousands of sessions at ASHA 2012 promise to educate SLPs and audiologists on the latest evidence-based research to allow them to improve and polish their clinical skills and techniques.
To kick off the convention, ASHA President Shelly Chabon, PhD, CCC-SLP, will deliver her presidential address, followed by an overview of the program sessions and special events by Convention Program Committee Co-Chairs Gregg Givens, PhD, CCC-A, and Celia Hooper, PhD, CCC-SLP.
Poet, memoirist, educator and filmmaker Dr. Maya Angelou is the keynote speaker. The ASHA program states, "Dr. Angelou's stirring words will open your mind and speak to your heart. ASHA encourages all convention-goers to attend the opening session that will set the agenda and tone" for the convention.
More words of inspiration are sure to fill the Georgia World Center from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday Nov. 16 when former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, receive the Annie Glenn award, given each year to someone who demonstrates Glenn's spirit.
Local host to ASHA, the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association, has planned pre-convention CEU opportunities for both national and local attendees on Nov. 15. To read about the sessions and to register, click here.
From events for speech-language pathology students to a Welcome Reception to a Closing Party at the Georgia Aquarium, SLPs will find much to do and learn at ASHA 2012. Register for the event by logging on to ASHA's website and start planning your trip to Atlanta by following the links below.
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