Before You Attend

Before You Attend

Before You Log In

Be sure to review the line-up of speakers and plan which presentations you are going to attend—hopefully, you can make the entire conference!

What to Expect

The SAA Conference is divided into three 90-minute blocks.

Block one will start promptly at 10:00 am ET with Dr. Andrea Hannan Dawks talking about patient counseling, leading directly into Dr. Chelsea Conrad’s presentation about implantable hearing.

At 11:30 am ET, Drs. Melissa Caine and Violette Lavender discuss pediatric vestibular testing followed by Dr. Diane Martinez covering auditory brainstem implants.

Kicking off block three at 1:00 pm ET is Drs. Nicole Pain, Kristen Cortese, and Rita Garrido describing inpatient audiology and critical care across multidisciplinary teams at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Rounding out the conference is Dr. Riley DeBacker presenting on otoxicity and its management.

A live Q&A will be held at the end of each block with the presenters based upon their availability. Presenters may also be available over chat while their presentations air to answer questions.

Below are some tips to ensure that you are prepared and ready to experience all that SAA Conference has to offer.

Test Your System

A computer with an internet connection and speakers/headphones is all you need. You should use Chrome as your browser, enable Javascript, and turn off your pop-up blocker. Take a moment to test your system in advance.

Locate Login Information and Confirmation

You will receive an e-mail from Intrado 24 hours before the event. You may log in to the event beginning on April 13, 2021, using the e-mail you registered with to ensure your system is working. 

Please note: If you are registered for AAA 2021 Virtual and the SAA Conference, you will need to access the SAA Conference on the day of the event by logging in and click on Theater → SAA Sessions using the top navigation menu.

Should you have any technical difficulties logging into the live event, you may select the “Login Help” prompt on the login page or contact for support.

Stay Engaged

Get connected on social media. Use the event hashtag #SAAConf21 or #AAA2021Virtual to share your favorite moments, speakers, sessions, and activities; and keep an eye out for virtual networking, chatrooms, and any other way to socialize with your peers.

We have all missed seeing our peers in the last year. Don’t let social distancing interfere with your opportunity to engage with colleagues and experts in this virtual environment.

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