MASTER CLASSES 2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 85 Master Classes Master Classes are a new format being piloting 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 are no-cost ticketed sessions and limited to ensure small class sizes. THURSDAY, NOV 15 LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN ADULTS (SLP) MC01 Navigating Difficult Decisions in Serious Illness: Conversations Tough to Swallow! TH 1:30PM-4:30PM / Westin, Marina II/III Advanced; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Erin Scott, MGH-Harvard; Erin Stevens, Massachusetts General Hosp; Todd Rinehart, Massachusetts General Hosp; Adrianna Doyle, Massachusetts General Hosp; Alison Rhodes, Massachusetts General Hosp; April Zehm, Massachusetts General Hosp; Barbara Shadden, U of Arkanas This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Language Disorders in Adults. This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Language Disorders in Adults. During a multimodal, interactive workshop led by interdisciplinary clinicians, this session will introduce evidence-based, best practice communication techniques for Speech- Language Pathologists to elicit goals and values in seriously ill patients. We will explore the evidence regarding artificial nutrition and hydration in seriously ill patients, and highlight poor prognostic indicators to better inform shared decision-making between clinicians, patients and their families. TELEPRACTICE AND TECHNOLOGY (GI) MC02 Problem Solving as a Mindset for Telepractice TH 1:30PM-4:30PM / Westin, Marina I Advanced; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Joneen Lowman, U of Kentucky This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Convention Co-Chairs. It is easy for technology instead of best practice to become the driver of telepractice. The purpose of this session is to support experienced tele-clinicians as they collaborate in small groups to identify solutions to the implementation of best practices within a tele- environment. Case studies will focus on pediatric communication needs within a school environment. FRIDAY, NOV 16 INTERPROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION (GI) MC03 A Team Approach to Cochlear Implants: Off- Label Use & Importance of Aural Rehabilitation FR 8:00AM-11:00AM / Westin, Marina II/III Advanced; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Meredith Holcomb, Med U of South Carlolina; Sandra Prentiss, U of Miami Ear Inst; William Shapiro, NYU; Lindsay Zombek, U Hosps Cleveland Med Ctr This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Interprofessional Collaboration. This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Interprofessional Collaboration. A team approach is necessary for cochlear implantation in patients with lesser degrees of hearing loss,single-sided deafness, asymmetrical hearing loss, infants younger than 12 months old, children with multiple disabilities, and the elderly. A panel of three audiologists and an auditory verbal therapist will discuss cases and suggest protocols for determining candidacy and managing post-operative outcomes of cochlear implantation. MC04 The Use of Psychologic Counseling in the Management of Tinnitus: In-Depth Study FR 8:00AM-11:00AM / Westin, Marina IV Advanced; Prof Educ AUTHOR(S): Laurence McKenna, Royal Nat’l Throat Nose & Ear Hosp; David Baguley, Nottingham Biomedical Research Ctr This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Interprofessional Collaboration. Studies of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) provide evidence of the approach’s value in tinnitus management, and CBT’s tenets, including those employed in mindfulness and acceptance therapies, may be adapted for other clinical audiologic endeavors. This Master Class will explore in-depth elements of these approaches in audiology as well as the avoidance of common misconceptions and therapeutic blind alleys.