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2020 KAA Annual Conference

The Kentucky Board of Specialists in Hearing Instruments recently moved to waive the requirement for in-person CEUs for 2020. As a result of that decision and ongoing public health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic, holding a safe, successful meeting is simply not feasible. Therefore, the KAA Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel the KAA 2020 Annual Conference.

KAA staff has begun to process refunds and you should see the registration fee returned to your original form of payment. If you have any questions you can contact KAA directly.

We understand that many KAA members will need to identify an alternative means of obtaining CEUs. The KAA Board of Directors has negotiated a discounted rate for KAA Members to attend the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) Virtual AuDacity Conference, October 16-17, 2020 at the ADA member rate. Simply use promo code KY-ADA20 to receive the $50 discount. The registration includes a free 6-month ADA membership for non-members. ADA has also agreed to provide KAA with a $50 rebate for each attendee using the discount code, to help offset a portion of the revenue that KAA has lost from not being able to hold the KAA conference this year.

While we are disappointed that we will not be able to meet in-person, we are excited about the opportunities provided by the a virtual platform that ADA has selected, as well as the program that ADA has put together! The KAA Member Business Meeting will be held virtually in conjunction with the AuDacity Conference. We will send a notice to KAA members with the date/time/access code to join the meeting (you do not have to attend AuDacity to attend the KAA member business meeting).

We look forward to seeing everyone again in person at the KAA 2021 Conference and we are working with the Marriott Louisville East to firm up plans for that event. We will release more information as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, please contact Adam Haley if you have any questions.

Please find more information below about the AuDacity 2020 Conference and its innovative format for this year. We hope to see you there!

The AuDacity Agenda: Design Thinking and AuDiology
AuDacity 2020 will demonstrate why and how audiologists can integrate design thinking with evidence-based practice to enhance patient outcomes. The AuDacity general session mainstage will feature a view from the forefront of design thinking in healthcare from innovators in the field, as well as crisp, practical presentations from audiologists and industry experts who are successfully using design thinking in clinical, business, and professional initiatives to optimize patient care and improve customer satisfaction.

Mainstage programming and structured networking activities will run consecutively for 21 hours, from 8:00 a.m. Eastern time USA on Friday, October 16th until 5:00 a.m. Eastern time USA on Saturday, October 17th to accommodate delegates from around the world. After a brief programming hiatus, the agenda will pick-up again on Saturday with the ADA Member Business Meeting, the Audiology Student Track and other live specialty business and clinical workshops, which will be held throughout the day. In addition to the exceptional live programming, all attendees will have access to more than 30 hours of on-demand recorded sessions.