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 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm

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Jennifer Mancini, US Army Public Health Center

Kimberly Parks and Jennifer Mancini U.S. Army Public Health Center COVID-19 FOCUSED GUIDANCE FOR AUDIOMETRIC BOOTHS NOTE: DR. THERESA SCHULZ ASKED FOR THIS PRESENTATION. THIS TOPIC WAS PRESENTED AT A DOD HEARING CONSERVATION TELECONFERENCE CALL. How to address ventilation issues associated with audiometric testing booths. It provides helpful information for the audiology community.. Air Exchange Rates are an important part of controlling particulates inside of buildings. With audiometric booths being a room within a room, and with some booths having their own exhaust, it’s necessary to ensure that the system is properly working, and providing the appropriate air changes per hour needed. The poster would explain: • How to calculate air changes per hour (ACH) for audiometric booths with and without exhaust ventilation • Proper cleaning and disinfection of the booth and equipment • How long booths should be left empty to ensure particles have been removed • COVID specific measures for worker and client safety • Reference websites • Examples of questions and answers the U.S. Army has regarding COVID-19 and audiometric testing • Examples: how to calculate air changes

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Kimberly Parks

U.S. Army Public Helath Center
Ms. Kimberly Parks has been a mechanical engineer with the U.S. Army Public Health Center (USAPHC) for over 25 years. She has a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Ms. Parks is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in mechanical... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2021 1:45pm - 2:45pm CST