Have You Heard? (June 2018)

ADA Seeks Volunteers to Establish and Facilitate Mastermind Groups
If two heads are better than one, then 8-10 can move mountains! With that in mind, ADA is pleased to announce the formation of Mastermind peer mentoring and problem-solving groups. The Mastermind Group concept was originally introduced by author Napoleon Hill in the early 20th Century.

ADA Mastermind groups will be comprised of 8-10 non-competing audiologists who share similar goals and interests. Groups will meet bi-monthly. ADA members only.

While it is ADA’s pleasure to host the Mastermind groups through its GotoMeeting platform, the groups will have complete autonomy in terms of discussion topics. Meeting discussions will be private and confidential to each group.

Please contact Stephanie Czuhajewski at sczuhajewski@audiologist.org for more information and to volunteer as an ADA Mastermind committee member and/or group facilitator. Information about participating in an ADA Mastermind group will be released in the coming weeks. Special thanks to Dr. Liz Rogers and Dr. Chrissy Lemley for bringing this idea forward!    
Register for the Audiology Project Webinar: Diabetes and Audiological Monitoring of Ototoxic/Vestibulotoxic Medications, to be Held on Tuesday, June 26th, at Noon Eastern
There are at least 59 prescription medications (including oral and injectables) for patients with diabetes that have auditory, vestibular, and/or cognitive side effects. Not knowing which medications have these side effects could lead to inappropriate recommendations thus leading to management errors.

This webinar will review the signs and symptoms of hearing loss in adults and discuss who is considered “at risk.” There will also be a review of the diabetes medications that could cause any one, or all, of these side effects. The program continues with a discussion about the importance of audiometric testing for Type II diabetes patients as well as for patients who might be “at risk” for diabetes.

We will discuss preferred websites for obtaining reliable, up-to-date drug information (including side effects). Suggestions for improved communication strategies between the referring physician, the patient, and their pharmacist will be given.

Presenters: Robert M. DiSogra, AuD, FAAA and Michelle B McElhannon, PharmD, CDE
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Click here for more information.

This webinar is presented by The Audiology Project and proudly sponsored by the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.

Miss one of the previous Audiology Project webinar sessions? Click here to view them anytime for CE credit.
  • PPOD and Audiology, a National Diabetes Program
  • Diabetes Educators and Audiology: Improving Patient Outcomes
  • Dizziness Vertigo and Falls in Persons with Diabetes
ADA is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.1 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!
Audiologists are choosing bold new directions, paving the way to the future of the profession.

Join us October 22-24, 2018 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida to chart your course to success.

AuDacity 2018 begins on Monday, October 22nd with a Symposium on Managing Co-Morbidities, led by Dr. Victor Bray. This important symposium will feature 6 hours of programming on topics including a review of systems, documentation, and several interdisciplinary case studies.

On Tuesday, branding expert Lia James will guide attendees through a special interactive general session course on Building the Audiology Brand! Use her techniques to ensure that your practice stands out from the rest! Informative concurrent session options abound—explore didactic and experiential sessions on relevant professional and clinical topics including reimbursement, marketing, tinnitus, hearables, and much more!

On Tuesday, branding expert Lia James will guide attendees through a special interactive general session course on Building the Audiology Brand! Use her techniques to ensure that your practice stands out from the rest! Informative concurrent session options abound—explore didactic and experiential sessions on relevant professional and clinical topics including reimbursement, marketing, tinnitus, hearables, and much more!    
Bold Keynote Presentations Scheduled for AuDacity 2018
Lt. General Mark P. Hertling, U.S. Army (Retired) and Senior Vice President, Florida Hospital
Prior to joining Florida Hospital, Mark served for almost four decades in the U.S. Army; at the time of his retirement, he was Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe, where he led over 60,000 soldiers, cared for over 100,000 family members, and partnered with the armies of 50 countries. Mark was appointed by President Obama to be one of 25 members of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition. He also serves as a military analyst for CNN. Mark speaks and acts passionately on the subjects of leadership, national security, and health trends.

Dan Price, Founder and CEO, Gravity Payments
Dan is widely known for setting a $70k minimum wage at Gravity Payments, a small step in his goal to be a speck in a revolution where business is about purpose, not profit. Dan’s mission is to create a world where values-based companies reshape the economy, so business stops being about making the most money possible. Instead, he wants leaders to recognize that business should be about purpose, service, and making a difference. Dan believes it’s not about doing business as usual anymore, and instead, doing business better.

REGISTER NOW! Visit audiologist.org/2018 to register. Early rate ends September 22. Contact info@audiologist.org with questions.    
Establish a Good Foundation with Early Career Professional Programming
ADA’s Early Career Professionals (ECP) Committee members have been hard at work developing programming for peers and colleagues. The ECP Committee invites early career professionals to attend a special 6-hour ECP Track to be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 during the AuDacity Conference. The track will feature a rapid-fire, multi-faceted clinical session, as well as presentations on negotiation, hiring and managing a team, billing and coding, and steps to buying and/or partnering in a private practice.

ADA is pleased to extend a $100 discount of the registration rate for early career professionals (graduating 2009 or later). Please select the ECP rate at registration. Please visit http://www.audiologist.org/conference/audacity-2018-event-schedule for more information.