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Conference Schedule

Time Thursday, September 26
  Pre-Conference Workshop - Training for Board Members
(Additional Fee Required)
Time Friday, September 27
8am - 8:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast  
8:30am - 8:45am
  • Howdy Yall; Welcome
    Kerri Phillips, NCSB President
    Gregg Thornton, NCSB President-Elect
8:45am - 10am
  • The Rough Riders; Administering Compacts
10am - 10:15am BREAK  
10:15am - 11am
  • Three Amigos; Licensure Compact Update
    Nahale Kalfas, North Carolina
    Kerri Phillips, Louisiana
    Gregg Thornton, Ohio
11am - 11:30am
  • Ain't My First Rodeo; Update on Antitrust Case Law
    Nahale Kafas, JD
11am - 1pm Welcome to the Fiesta; LUNCH and CORPORATE BUSINESS MEETING  
1pm - 2:15pm
  • A Walk Along The River; Board Consolidation - Who’s in Your Canoe: Tammy Brown & Board Actions in the Climate of Deregulation
    Cheryl Hawkinson, Ohio
2:15pm - 2:30pm BREAK  
2:30pm - 3:15pm
  • Over the Counter Hearing Aids: A Prickly Pear or a Fruit Ripe for the Picking
    Matt Lyon, Texas

3:15pm - 4pm

  • Holy Guacamole; Ethical Trends and Challenges Facing the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Professions
    Donna Euben, ASHA

4pm - 5pm

  • The Whole Enchilada; New Ethics Requirement
    Todd Philbrick, ASHA

    Panelists Include:
    Tracy Grammer, Oklahoma
    Matthew Lyon, Texas
    Patty Nesbitt, West Virginia
Time Saturday, September 28
8:30am - 9:30am
  • Round Up - Part 1: State Information Exchange
    Facilitator: Amy Goldman, Pennsylvania

A state representative should be prepared to speak for 5 minutes on successes and challenges in the respective state. Please download, review and complete the slides on or before Sep 6. Email the completed slides to Amy Goldman before the Sep 6 deadline.

9:30am - 10am
  • Head'em-up-Mov'em Out - ETS Updates
    Kathy Pruner, New Jersey
10am - 10:15am Break     
10:15am - 11:15am
  • Round Up - Part 2: State Information Exchange
    Facilitator: Amy Goldman, Pennsylvania
11:15am - 12noon
  • New Territories in Licensing; Clinical Simulation, Lobbying for your Board & Cultural Competence and Sensitivity
    Kerri Philips, Louisiana
    Tracy Grammer, Oklahoma
    Jayme Pultro, Mississippi
12noon - 12:15pm
  • Take off your boots and Hang up your Hat: Wrap-up and 2020 Conference Preview
    Kerri Phillips, NCSB President
    Gregg Thornton, NCSB President-Elect


Learner Outcomes

  1. Identify potential challenges and pitfalls related to compact implementation and development.

  2. Learn the typical infrastructure required for a compact and commission.

  3. Understand how the proposed speech-language pathology and audiology licensure compact will be an enhancement of public protection.

  4. Understand how board actions can impact Antitrust Law.

  5. Examine the role board members and staff may have to play during board consolidation.

  6. Understand how state legislation proposing deregulation can impact licensing boards, with Ohio serving as an example.

  7. Understand the impact of recent changes to federal law introducing a new category of hearing aid and how this will affect the way hearing aids are obtained by consumers.

  8. Understand how State licensing agencies will be affected and what changes will likely be required.

  9. Identify ethical trends and challenges facing our professions today.

  10. Examine practical implications and strategies to address these trends.

  11. Understand what qualifies as meeting ASHA’s new ethics requirement and understand what states experienced when their ethics requirement was implemented.

  12. Compare rules and regulations across states.

  13. Understand the need for valid and reliable certification exams.

  14. Understand recent updates to the ETS Data Manager, how to access performance data, and upcoming changes to the Praxis Audiology test.

  15. Understand clinical simulation.

  16. Summarize guidelines for appropriate methods of lobbying for state boards.

  17. Identify cultural variables frequently encountered in the patient/client populations of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists.

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