SAA Conference 2021 Virtual

SAA Conference 2021 Virtual

Wednesday, April 14
10:00 am-2:30 pm ET 


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Thank you for joining us for this comprehensive student-friendly event that featured a variety of hot topics in audiology.

We hope you were able to connect with experts in the field and walk away with new knowledge of best practices and guidance that will help enhance your career.

For those registered attendees, the SAA Conference 2021 Virtual content is available on-demand through May 14, 2021.

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Engaging, Connecting, and Guiding Your Patients to Hearing Health
Presented by Andrea Hannan Dawkes, AuD
Presenting at 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Implantable Hearing: Modern Candidacy and Care
Presented by Chelsea Conrad, AuD
Presenting at 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Pediatric Vestibular Testing
Presented by Melissa Caine, AuD, and Violette Lavender, AuD
Presenting at 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

To the Brainstem and Beyond: An Introduction to Auditory Brainstem Implants
Presented by Diane Martinez, AuD 
Presenting at 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Lurie Children’s Inpatient Audiology: Inside the Dream Team
Presented by Rita Garrido, AuD; Nicole Pain, AuD; and Kristen Cortese, AuD
Presenting at 1:00 PM -1:45 PM

Pills, Drills, & Toxic Spills: Ototoxicity and its Management
Presented by Riley DeBacker, AuD
Presenting at 1:45 PM -2:30 PM

Before You Attend

You’ve booked your registration, you’ve reviewed the conference schedule, you’ve marked out some focused time on your calendar, and now you’re all set to sign on to the first-ever virtual SAA conference! Here are some tips to ensure that you are prepared and ready to experience all that SAA Conference 2021 Virtual has to offer.

Special Accommodations

The American Academy of Audiology is committed to providing reasonable services to accommodate our attendees at SAA Conference 2021 Virtual and AAA 2021 Virtual. 

Attendee Code of Conduct

The American Academy of Audiology (the Academy) and Student Academy of Audiology are dedicated to creating a safe, harassment-free, and respectful environment for all of its meeting attendees that encourages free expression and the exchange of ideas.

The Academy defines an attendee as “anyone who has registered for the conference in any capacity, including all speakers, exhibitors, contractors, volunteers, and guests.” All meeting attendees are required to meet the high standards of personal and professional conduct and uphold the policies and procedures set for this meeting. The Academy expects all attendees to abide by the code of conduct in all venues associated with SAA Conference 2021 Virtual, this includes professional and social gatherings.

All attendees must respect commonsense rules for public behavior, common courtesy, personal interaction, and respect for private property. The Academy prohibits and will not tolerate any form of harassment or bullying at this event. This includes fellow attendees, Academy staff, or vendors.

Harassment is defined as unwanted and unwelcome attention or other conduct that creates an environment where a reasonable person would feel unwelcome, intimidated, excluded, or abused. Harassment based on gender, race, religion, national origin, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, and any other personal characteristic is strictly prohibited.

If any attendee experiences or witnesses harassment, he/she should contact Academy staff immediately by emailing the meetings and education manager. Be prepared to share the approximate time, date, and location the behavior occurred; name, description, and contact information of the participant; and names as well as descriptions and contact information of any witnesses.

Additionally, disruption within the sessions, events, or chat boxes will not be tolerated. Attendees must comply with the moderator and the Academy staff.

As a consequence, the Academy reserves the right to revoke registration without refund of any attendee who does not comply with the code of conduct.

It is our goal to ensure the safety of and enjoyment for all attendees and exhibitors at the show. We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to the Code of Conduct.

Cancellation Policy

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to no later than March 15, 2021. A refund of the full conference fee will be given for cancellations received on or before March 15, 2021. Cancellations will not be accepted after March 15, 2021; however, you can expect to receive access to an on-demand library of content post event (until May 16, 2021).

The Academy regrets that refunds will not be provided for no-shows. Substitutions of registrations will be permitted through April 2, 2021, by submitting a written request to Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. Substitutions should have the same member classification so that the payment is an even exchange/transfer of payment. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution.