Go to asha.org
Revolutionary Learning. Evolutionary Practice. November 15-17 Boston, MA
The following session formats are offered for ASHA Continuing Education Credit at the ASHA Convention.
Seminars are intended to provide in-depth, continuing education for speech-language pathologists and audiologists, and speech-language-hearing scientists. Emphasis is on clinical applications and research advances, backed by appropriate levels of evidence. Content is specifically tailored to fit the time period. Oral seminars count for 1 hour or 2 hours of Professional Development Hours (PDHs), depending on session length.
Posters presentations combine a verbal presentation with a visual aid to facilitate the rapid communication of scientific ideas. During these presentations, viewers visually guide themselves at their own pace through the basics of the study displayed on the poster board, allowing the presenter to focus on explanation, clarification, and discussion of key elements of the work and to answer questions. The poster presentation format is less formal and more interactive than an oral seminar, as it provides the opportunity for viewers to engage in discussion and to have one-on-one interactions with both the presenter and fellow viewers. Each poster counts for 15 minutes of PDHs and up to six poster viewings may be claimed for continuing education credit during the 90 minute time block.
Short Courses are invited oral seminars that provide instruction with emphasis on clinical applications and/or science backed by appropriate levels of evidence. Presenters, who are invited by the Convention Program Committee, demonstrate recognized expertise in their area and have experience presenting continuing professional education programs. Material being presented must be at the Intermediate level or above, and no more than three presenters per course is preferred. Short Courses are ticketed courses with an additional fee for attendance. Presenters are required to submit a copy of their handouts to ASHA in advance; Short Course ticket holders will receive online access to presentation materials.
sessions consist of a 20-minute oral presentation followed by a brief 10-minute
question and answer period to allowing the presenter to clarify information for
the audience. The purpose is to communicate scientific information or highlight
clinical innovations in an efficient form. A technical session may have either
a research or clinical focus. Technical research sessions present recent research
findings, or research in progress. Technical clinical sessions address the applied
clinical aspects of the professions, such as the methodology of a specific
diagnostic, a therapeutic strategy, or a unique service delivery model used by
the clinician. Technical sessions count for 30 minutes of PDHs.
The following special session formats will be offered at the 2018 ASHA Convention:
sessions are a hybrid session type that combines the traditional poster presentation format with technology. An Electronic Poster, or e-Poster, utilizes a large
monitor to display a digital version of a poster. e-Posters provide an opportunity for tech-savvy presenters to convey information through embedded multimedia elements that would not be possible with a traditional printed poster, along with the static content typically displayed on a poster. e-Poster
presentations have been specially selected for this format by the Convention
Program Committee from poster sessions and highlight revolutionary or
evolutionary projects or practices in our professions. Similar to poster presentations, each
e-Poster counts for 15 minutes of PDHs and up to six e-poster viewings may be
claimed for continuing education credit during the 90 minute time block.
Hands-on/demo labs will focus on tools and services that
offer a revolutionary or evolutionary “how-to” approach to gathering
information or addressing challenges in the professions. Attendees will engage in
learning through hands-on instruction or an interactive demonstration. Unlike
oral seminars, hands-on/demo labs do not have a standard head table and screen,
though there may be a brief traditional presentation. The presenter(s) at each
station are experts on the particular product, service or procedure and can
knowledgeably answer questions. Attendees are encouraged to interact with the
station presenter(s) and ask questions about the demonstration.
All lab sessions will be scheduled in 2-hour
blocks, during which attendees may stop by at any time during the scheduled
time block. Each Hands-on Lab counts for
30 minutes of PDHs and up to four labs may be viewed during the 2-hour time
Master classes are a special format being piloted this year
in response to growing requests for more intensive, advanced learning
opportunities. They are three hour, ticketed oral seminars with emphasis on
clinical applications and/or science backed by appropriate levels of evidence
and are presented at an advanced level. Presenters, who are invited by the
Convention Program Committee, demonstrate recognized expertise in their area
and have experience presenting continuing professional education programs. Master
classes count for 3 hours of PDHs.
Tickets to master classes are offered by invitation to those who indicate they are seeking
advanced-level coursework when registering for the ASHA Convention. The limited
number of tickets ensure smaller class sizes that allow for more interaction
with presenters. To inquire about tickets to master classes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.