NHCA 2021 Virtual Conference has ended
Welcome to the 2021 NHCA Virtual Conference Schedule, below you will find the schedule listed with 3 types of education sessions, Live Platform, Pre-recorded Platform and E-Poster Sessions. They will all be delivered a little differently so please take a little time to read the descriptions and understand how the conference will be laid out.

  • Live Platforms: NHCA is offering 7 live sessions with interactive Q&A and chat features over the two days of the live conference. If you are not able to watch these sessions live they will be recorded and playback will be available until March 19, 2021
  • ON DEMAND Pre-Recorded Platforms: There will be 28 pre-recorded sessions that will be released on the first day of the conference, these will be available to watch at your leisure and will be available until March 19, 2021. PLEASE NOTE: They are available longer than the 1-5 pm time on the schedule but we are not able to program them in like that!
  • ON DEMAND E-Poster Sessions: There will be 8 E-Poster sessions available to watch, each session is 15 minutes long and worth a quarter of a credit, in order to receive a full hour you will need to watch 4 poster sessions all the way through and complete and evaluation. These will be available as pre-recordings and will be available from the start of the conference until March 19, 2021
This means you have the opportunity for up to 19.0 CE credits at this years conference! (See ASHA AND AAA Brand Blocks below)

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Saturday, February 27 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
ON DEMAND SESSION: Please Don’t Stop the Music…I Mean Outreach Healthy Hearing Outreach in the Coivd-19 Era

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Danielle Kelsay, The University of Iowa

When Covid-19 swept across the world, life as we knew it came to a halt. Large gatherings were canceled, schools were closed, and businesses were shuttered. With the abrupt change, new opportunities arose, as online usage increased. Facebook saw daily website usage jump by 27% from January 15 to March 24 in the United States (Koeze & Popper, 2020). Other platforms, like Zoom, went from under two million daily users to over six in the same time frame (Koeze & Popper, 2020). With the switch from in-person interactions to online, the ability to interact with individuals and continue outreach events was not only plausible but offered unique opportunities. Audiology graduate students participating in University of Iowa Sound Awareness for Everyone (UISAFE) jumped at the opportunity. Historically, UISAFE has been an active member of the local community spreading healthy hearing messages using best practices. To continue these efforts, UISAFE participants developed a plan to cohesively reach targeted audiences through social media channels and online meeting platforms. This presentation discusses best practices for online outreach, discuss avenues to continue healthy hearing messages in a virtual setting and identify benefit of using technology for outreach, both during a pandemic and in the future.

Learning Objectives:
As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, readers will be able to:
1) Discuss best practices for online outreach/marketing
2) Identify ways to track outreach within the community
3) List possible benefits of using online, healthy hearing outreach in today’s environment

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Kellsie Busho

The University of Iowa
Kellsie is a Clinical Supervisor, Audiology at The University of Iowa. She has certifications in AuD, University of Minnesota and ASHA Certification CCC-A.

Saturday February 27, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm CST