- Published on 10 November 2016
The 13th annual conference for the British Academy of Audiology (BAA) starts at the Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre in Glasgow this Thursday (10th November). Spread over two days, the BAA Conference is the largest audiology conference in the UK attracting a host of international speakers. The conference is multidisciplinary focused, allowing for participation from healthcare professionals in other related fields.
Organisers are expecting 600 delegates and an array of international speakers at the 2016 event. This year the programme has been refreshed and is more streamlined as the academy explores the theme of People In Audiology. Delegates can expect to receive the latest information in audiology research, education and expertise, with inspiring speakers and informative sessions, with a strong clinical focus.
Key sessions will be provided on pharmacological innovations in the prevention and treatment of hearing loss, issues in ageing and cognition, tinnitus management in children, fitting considerations for borderline HA/CI patient's and much more. Prior to the official opening of conference at 9am on 10th November, there will be an important breakfast round table discussion on the new NHS England Commissioning Framework for Audiology.
There are several new features this year. Professor Adrian Davis will present the inaugural Adrian Davis Lecture, which will be on Paradoxes in Audiology. There will also be a new series of talks entitled 'All you need to know about....' which will have online resources available for delegates. Once again the Annual General Meeting of the British Academy of Audiology will take place on the first day at conference and for the first time the BAA Awards Ceremony will immediately follow the AGM where those individuals and teams who have excelled, or shown exceptional commitment to the audiology profession over the past year will be recognised.
Break-out sessions, posters, company presentations from the platinum sponsors (Starkey Hearing Technologies, Sivantos, ReSound Danalogic, Phonak and Oticon), workshops, special sessions for assistant and associate audiologists plus a specific track for students all combine to provide two days crammed with audiological education for NHS and private hearing aid audiologists. And let’s not forget the largest exhibition in the UK of audiological suppliers promoting hearing instruments and cochlear implants, ALDs, equipment, accessories, national retailers recruiting audiologists, universities promoting their degree courses and charities raising awareness and launching programmes.
Audiology Worldnews looks forward to seeing you all in Glasgow on Thursday.
Photos: V.A., BAA