UK professional associations ready for face-to-face autumn gatherings; BTA announces virtual tinnitus event


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The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has added a virtual event to a busy calendar of UK hearing events, at least two of them face-to-face gatherings.

The BTA Virtual Conference 2021 – aimed at audiologists, ENTs, GPs, hearing care professionals, psychologists, tinnitus support group leaders and researchers – takes place online from October 4 to 8. Attendees will have full access to five days of lectures, case studies, and seminars, with a different theme each day.

BTA themes will include the psychology of tinnitus, practical skills, and the latest in tinnitus research, covering subjects ranging from paediatric tinnitus, to PTSD management and tinnitus, and the impact of tinnitus on professional musicians.

Return to in-person events

While the British Society of Audiology (BSA) readies its one-day Annual Conference 2021 - Innovation Through Adversity - for Wednesday October 6 at the Mercure Sheffield, the British Academy of Audiology (BAA) has reported “really good” registration numbers, “way ahead of where we would normally be at this moment in time”, for its 17th annual conference and exhibition, taking place on November 18 and 19 at the Manchester Central Convention Complex.

Good news for visitors to the BAA event is that BSHAA has confirmed all the CPD points its members can earn by attending that gathering, which brings Professor Kevin Munro,  Director of the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD), to deliver the Adrian Davis lecture on day one. The BAA’s second keynote lecture will be given by Dr. Patricia Oakley, a strategic service and workforce policy analyst and development specialist with over 35 years of experience in health and public service.

BSHAA consulting members

The British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA) has yet to announce its plans for a 2021 conference. Its decision is subject to an ongoing consultation with its members, via a survey, of their current needs and demands at this point in the pandemic. 

“The shape and nature of hearing care have changed through this period,” said BSHAA Chief Executive Prof. David Welbourn. “BSHAA is embarking on an exercise to learn more about these changes to the hearing care market and profession, and how this changes member expectation, and the nature of the support they now seek from their professional body.”

Register for the BSA Conference here. For the November BAA event, register here.

Source: UK hearing associations