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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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Thursday, February 25 • 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Hot Topic Roundtables

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The Covid-19 pandemic brought significant challenges for conducting the 2021 NHCA Annual Conference.  At the same time, the virtual nature of our meeting presents some new and exciting opportunities, join us in the below 30 minute interactive round table discussions to kick off the annual conference.

2:00 pm -Licensing and Ethics Issues in Hearing Conservation
Moderated By: John Allen
Covidhas also highlighted the demand for telehealth, remote, and mobile health services, to include hearing conservation. Issues surrounding licensing, working across state lines, and ethical challenges now, and as we go forward, will be the topics of this roundtable. Please come with your experiences, knowledge, and questions and let’s talk about this.

2:30 pm - Military Issues in Hearing Conservation
Moderated By: Amy Blank
Whether a member of the military, a DoD civilian working in hearing conservation, or just curious, in this session participants will delve into what it means to be a hearing conservationist in the US military, Come discuss the complexities of managing large DoD hearing conservation programs. Please come with your knowledge, your questions, your curiosity, and your enthusiasm.

3:00 pm - COVID-19 Issues in Hearing Conservation
Moderated By: Theresa Schulz and Andy Merkely
The current pandemic has impacted our lives in many ways. That impact has been keenly felt in the way we administer hearing conservation programs. Join us for this roundtable to learn from one another how we have adapted to this situation, from scheduling, to PPE, to sterilization of facilities and more.

3:30 pm - PSP Hot Topics
Moderated By: Teah Richey
This session is meant for sharing the hot topics in the area of Professional Service Providers. Come prepared to discuss those issues you and others find are of most importance today and in the future.

4:00 pm - Occupational and Industrial Hearing Conservation
Moderated By: Jim Jerome
If you have extensive background or just want to learn about this challenging and rewarding field of hearing conservation, come and share challenges, frustrations, solutions and successes! Come with questions and learn from each other. You will be sure to leave with new tools to use and resources you can tap.

4:30 pm - Careers in Hearing Conservation
Moderated By Jim Jerome and Madi Monlezun
This session will allow students and those early in their careers to learn about and discuss the variety of directions one can go in hearing conservation, from audiology, to occupational medicine, acoustical engineering and more. Please come with your knowledge, your questions, your curiosity, and your enthusiasm.

5:00 pm - The Role of Hearing Conservation in the Music Industry
Moderated By: Heather Malyuk and Laura Sinnott
This session is meant for sharing the issues that arise when “music” becomes “noise” and threatens the hearing of those working in the music industry and the recipients of their work. Come discuss situations you encountered, solutions you have found, and the joy of working in this field.

Thursday February 25, 2021 2:00pm - 5:30pm CST
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