Revolutionary Learning. Evolutionary Practice. November 15-17 Boston, MA

  • Schedule and Program

  • About the Program

    The ASHA Convention is the strongest educational program for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech and hearing scientists, and related professionals. More than 2,500 sessions eligible for ASHA Continuing Education Credit or professional development hours are offered. The program covers 28 topic areas related to the professions. Sessions are presented in a variety of time blocks and learning formats:

    • Short Courses (ticketed; additional fee)
    • Master Classes (ticketed; by invitation)
    • Oral Seminars (1-hour or 2-hours)
    • Technical Research and Technical Clinical Sessions
    • Hands-on/Demo Labs
    • Posters/e-Posters

    Read the full description of each session format. Learn more about earning and reporting your continuing education activities at the ASHA Convention.

    View the Program

    The entire program is accessible through the Program Planner and mobile app. Both allow you to search for sessions and view session descriptions, author bios, learner objectives, presenter disclosures, and access handouts/session materials (if shared by presenters).

    You may log in to the Program Planner or mobile app using your account to save sessions to your personal schedule. The Program Planner syncs with the mobile app, so if you also log in to both, you will see the schedule you created in either platform, and vice versa.

    Program Books and Other Program Resources

    Printed program books are not mailed in advance, but will be available to registrants at the Materials Pick-up area onsite in Boston. You may view the digital version of the official 2018 ASHA Convention program book on your desktop computer or tablet.

    Program Book Addendum [PDF]: View the changes to sessions that have occurred from October 12, 2018 – November 9, 2018.

    Thursday Daily Update [PDF]: The schedule of Thursday meetings and changes to Thursday sessions that have occurred from October 12, 2018 – November 14, 2018.

    Friday Daily Update [PDF]: The schedule of Friday meetings and changes to Friday sessions that have occurred from October 12, 2018 – November 15, 2018. 

    The Pocket Planner is an abbreviated preview of all 1-hour and 2-hour oral seminar titles. The Wicked Smart Presenters [PDF] supplement serves as the author index and also provides a handy list of all the sessions featuring specially invited presenters!

    Pre-Convention Workshops

    Workshops offered for ASHA continuing education units (ASHA CEUs) or professional development hours (PDHs)—sponsored by the Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association or the American Board of Intraoperative Monitoring—will take place on Wednesday, November 14, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Workshop tickets are available for purchase through registration. You may purchase tickets even if you do not plan to attend the ASHA Convention itself; however, you'll still need to complete the full registration process. In the registration system, select the "Wednesday Only" option for $0, which will allow you to add tickets for the Wednesday workshops. You will pay only for the workshop you select, and you will not be registered for the ASHA Convention, which begins on Thursday.

    Short Courses

    Short Courses are optional 3-hour ticketed seminars (additional fee) led by subject-matter experts providing in-depth interaction at the intermediate level or above.

    Research Symposium

    The Research Symposium is an annual event at ASHA's Convention, to be held on Saturday, November 17, where clinicians and researchers discuss current research in communication sciences and disorders. Each year's symposium has a specific research theme. The symposium is comprised of 1-hour and 2-hour oral seminars and attendance is included with your registration, however, sessions run on a slightly different schedule than other oral seminars taking place on Saturday. View the 2018 Research Symposium agenda

    Audiology Sessions

    We have put together a list of sessions [PDF] covering topics and related areas of interest for audiologists. For complete details, such as abstracts, author bios and learner outcomes, use the four-digit session codes to locate them in the Program Planner or mobile app

    Concierge Learning Center

    Stop by the Concierge Learning Center in Hall A at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for help with creating your schedule. Our knowledgeable staff can recommend education sessions that match your professional development interests and goals, as well as additional ASHA resources to investigate after the ASHA Convention.

    The Call for Papers

    Notifications of acceptance/non-acceptance for proposals submitted to the 2018 ASHA Convention Call for Papers were sent to all submitters and authors via e-mail on July 12, 2018. Please e-mail if you have any questions.