Virtual Conference Dates

March 23rd, 2023

10 am – 4 pm CST

April 15th, 2023

12 pm – 6 pm CST

May 10th, 2023

12 pm- 6 pm CST


Continuing Education Credits

ASHA and AAA are available to individuals who attend the conference live.

We are not able to offer CEU credits for attendees who are unable to attend live and are viewing the conference material after the date. 


Day 1
Thursday, March 23rd 10:00am to 4:00pm CST
Time Session Topic Speakers
10:00-10:30 am Health Misinformation: Bringing it back to evidence-based ethical practice Kathy Pichora-Fuller
10:30-11:45 am Auditory Processing Definition Disorder. A new look at old controversies in CAPD. Bill Keith
11:45 am-12:45 pm A Closer Look at Auditory Processing Deficits - Insights from Physiological Measures Steve Aiken
12:45-1:15 pm Nutrition Break  
1:15-2:15 pm Electrophysiological advances to improve management with hearing aids and cochlear implants in adults Samira Anderson
2:15-3:15 pm The Clinical Assessment of Listening Effort and Auditory Fatigue Elaine Ng
3:15-3:45 pm Evidence-based practice and cognitive screening in audiology Kathy Pichora-Fuller
3:45-4:00 pm  Wrap up/Recommendations  
Day 2
Saturday, April 15th 12:00pm to 6:00pm CST
Total Hours: 6
Time Session Topic Speakers
12:00 - 12:30 pm  Questionnaires for self-report of hearing difficulties   Deborah Moncrieff
12:30 - 1:00 Questionnaires add value in the assessment of auditory processing abilities  Bill Keith
1:00 - 2:00 Fundamentals of behavioral testing for APD: Past, present and future  Deborah Moncrieff
2:00 - 2:30 Selecting tests for the APD test battery  Bill Keith
2:30 - 2:50 pm Sponsorship Presentations - Discussing Technologies for Ax
2:50 - 3:30 pm Nutrition Break
3:30 - 4:30 pm Functional Hearing Deficits in Adults Gail Whitelaw
4:30 - 6:00 pm Case Studies
4:30-5:00pm - Case 1 Laura Polich
5:00-5:30 pm - Case 2 Angela Loucks Alexander
5:30-6:00pm - Case 3 Dave Gordey
6:00 PM Wrap up/Recommendations
Day 3
Wednesday, May 10th 12:00pm to 6:00pm CST
Session Topic Session Topic  Speakers
12:00-1:10 pm Can Low-gain Hearing Aids Help Children with Normal Pure-tone Audiograms and functional communication deficits?  Dave Gordey &
Gail Whitelaw
1:10-1:55 pm Speech Language Considerations - Part 1 Lesley Magnus
1:55-2:25 pm Nutrition Break  
2:25-3:10 pm Phonological and Language Therapy for Children with APD Sarah Lawton
3:10-3:40 pm Sponsorship Presentations - Discussing Technology for Tx  
3:40-4:40 pm Using Physiological Measure in Clinical Assessments of Auditory Processing Steve Aiken
4:40-5:40 pm  Is there a role for audiology and speech pathology in the future of APD? Wayne Wilson
5:50-6:00 pm Wrap up/Recommendations/Where to next?   


Dr. Bill Keith is a New Zealand audiologist. He received his PhD in audiology at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas under the mentorship of Professor James Jerger. He has been involved in the development of hearing services in New Zealand throughout his career. He has worked on such widely divergent projects as a sonar device for the blind and on-board communication systems for Team New Zealand’s Americas Cup yachts. Until recently Bill chaired one of New Zealand’s two cochlear implant programmes.

Bill is engaged in auditory processing disorder (APD) research at the University of Auckland and is lead author of the New Zealand Guidelines on Auditory Processing Disorder. He also runs SoundSkills, specialist model multi-disciplinary clinic for children and adults with APD, which he established to redress the lack of APD services in New Zealand.

Bill is a recipient of the Queen’s Service Order award for public service and the American Academy of Audiology International Award in Hearing.

Financial Disclosure - Honorarium from University of Saskatchewan. Salary, SoundSkills APD Clinic
Non-Financial Disclosure - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exisits.

Dr. Kathy Pichora-Fuller is Professor Emerita in Psychology at University of Toronto and Adjunct Professor in Gerontology at Simon Fraser University. She was a guest professor in the Linneaus Centre for Hearing and Deafness Research at Linköping University in Sweden (2010-2014). She translates her experimental research on auditory and cognitive aging to address the rehabilitative and communication accessibility needs of older adults with age-related hearing and cognitive impairments, with a focus on social engagement and healthy aging. She has won numerous awards, including the International Research Award from the American Academy of Audiology and Eve Kassirer Lifetime Achievement Award from  Speech-Language and Audiology Canada. Currently, she is President of the International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology, the audiology expert for the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging and the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging, and is working with the International Federation on Ageing on a new initiative on “Hearing in Later Life”

Financial Disclosure - Honorarium from University of Saskatchewan.
Non-Financial Disclosure - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exisits.

Dr. Samira Anderson is an associate professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland. After 26 years as a clinical audiologist, she pursued a Ph.D. in Auditory Neuroscience at Northwestern University to better understand the hearing difficulties experienced by her patients. Dr. Anderson’s research focuses on the effects of development, aging and hearing loss on Central Auditory Processing and neuroplasticity using electrophysiology as her primary assessment.

Financial Disclosure - Honorarium from University of Saskatchewan. Salary, University of Maryland. Paid consultant with Pfizer (on-going relationship). Grant support from NIH (NIDCD and NIA). Industry support from Widex USA.
Non-Financial Disclosure - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exisits.

Dr. Debbie Moncrieff joined the faculty as assistant professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Memphis in 2018. Dr. Moncrieff received her BA in English Literature from the University of Rochester, and after raising three children, returned to graduate school and received her MS in Audiology and PhD in Cognition and Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas. She has served in tenure-track and clinical faculty positions at the Universities of Florida, Connecticut and Pittsburgh, changing locations to expand her understanding of auditory processing disorders in children across diverse populations. In addition to behavioral techniques, she has utilized multi-channel electrophysiologic techniques and functional brain imaging to explore the neurophysiologic underpinnings of auditory processing disorders. Her research has been funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Lions Hearing Research Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Dr. Steve Aiken is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication Disorders and Sciences, and the Departments of Surgery, Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University. He has practiced as a clinical audiologist and as an in-house audiologist in the hearing industry. He is a director of the Hearing Foundation of Canada and is the associate editor of Canadian Audiologist. His research focuses on the assessment of peripheral and central auditory function using electrophysiological measures, measures of noise-induced hearing damage in humans and the use of speech-evoked electrophysiological responses for hearing aid verification.

Financial Disclosure - Honorarium from University of Saskatchewan. Employee of Dalhousie University Grant support from Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canadian Institutes for Health Research NIH (NIDCD and NIA), HB Allen Trust and the NHS Foundation Trust
Non-Financial Disclosure - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exisits.

Dave Gordey, Ph.D., has been a pediatric audiologist for twenty-seven years. Dave is the director of pediatric audiology and research for Oticon and is the past president of the Canadian Academy of Audiology. Dave currently is an adjunct professor at Western university. Dave’s current research projects include pediatric hearing aids, bone conduction devices and children, unilateral hearing loss, and the social and emotional development of children with hearing loss.

Elaine Ng is a Principal Researcher at Oticon A/S, Denmark and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Cognitive Hearing Science at Linköping University, Sweden. She obtained a Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Hong Kong, where she worked as a clinical/research audiologist upon graduation. She then moved to Sweden to pursue a PhD at Linköping University. The title of her thesis is “Cognition in hearing aid users: Memory for everyday speech”. In 2017, Elaine joined Oticon A/S. Her research focuses on speech perception and cognition in people with hearing loss and cognitive benefits of hearing aid use.

Financial Disclosure - Honorarium from University of Saskatchewan. Elaine Ng is an employee of Oticon A/S, Denmark.
Non-Financial Disclosure - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exisits.
Wayne Wilson is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Audiology at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland (UQ). He holds a PhD and Post-graduate Diploma in audiology and a BSc(Hons) in auditory physiology. His research interests include listening and listening difficulties in children, clinical competence in audiology, and the objective assessment of auditory function. Wayne has published >100 papers in refereed scientific journals, >10 book chapters and 3 patents; has presented >300 papers at scientific conferences including 16 key-note/opening addresses; and has secured >35 competitive research grants totaling more than AUD$4.2 million.

Bio coming soon.

Bio coming soon.

Bio coming soon.


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Fees & Registration

Full Conference Early Bird (imto; Feb 24) $300
Full Conference  $400
Student Rate Full Conference $150
One Day Rate $125
Student One Day Rate $75