EBS is a proud SHAV Partner and Sponsor of the 2017 SHAV Conference and Graduate Student Networking Social! Stop by our booth and say "Hello!" from March 22-25 in Richmond, VA.

For more information: http://shav.org/index.php/shav-conference/

From the SHAV website:

Darlene Robke Welcomes you to Richmond

We are pleased to invite you to join us for the 2017 conference, Every Day Leaders Lifelong Learners in Richmond at the DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond Midlothian. Amber Handon, Vice President of Continuing Education and our Conference Committee have been working diligently to create session offerings that will maximize learning and also provide valuable networking opportunities. Our newly expanded Pre-Conference will include Nancy Tarshis, from Social Thinking, who will be presenting Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model and Dr. Daniel Coelho will also be providing a cerumen management training for audiologists.

Leah Ball, SHAV’s new Vice President of Audiology, collaborated closely with Amber and the Conference Committee to develop functional course content for our audiology members. The audiology track will include a presentation by Dr. Kim Cavitt on coding, reimbursement and Medicaid. Dr. Brian Fligor will also discuss the whole family approach with childhood hearing loss. Dr. Frank Musiek’s will conduct a session on central auditory processing and neuroaudiology, and Gary Talley will present on telecommunications.

This year’s Conference sessions will not just be varied in both topics and areas of expertise, but they will also be exciting and engaging for our members! Our keynote speaker, Dr. Lynn Williams, will present on EBP Assessment and Intervention (SSD). There will be two different sessions on fluency by Ms. Vivian Sisskin. While Dr. Cynthia O’Donoghue will discuss adult and pediatric dysphagia, Ms. Katie Micco will present on both AAC and childhood apraxia of speech. Ms. Renee Kinder will provide two sessions on dysphagia and dementia. Dr. Jane Hilton will conduct a presentation on autism. Ms. Robin Di Giacomo will present on bilingual services and interpreters. Ms. Melissa Feller will present two sessions: one on language intervention, the other on executive functioning, and there will also be a presentation on early intervention by Ms. Jessica Norton.

We are thrilled to have Dr. Catherine Gottfred as the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) speaker. Look for some changes to the short course format with offerings on both Thursday and Friday. Thursday’s short course offerings will be sponsored by the VDOE and will include individual make and take sessions for our members. Mr. Sean Sweeney will present on technology and executive functioning on Friday. Please join us for the Communication Disorders Foundation (CDF) silent and live auctions and check out the amazing student poster sessions. It’s an excellent way for each of us to support the profession and it also offers a great opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues. SHAV is proud to offer such an exciting conference this year. We believe it will be one of the best ever. We look forward to seeing you in Richmond.

Thank you in advance for joining us at the conference!

Darlene Robke, MS, CCC-SLP

SHAV President