IAA Seminar Programme 2015/2016/2017


Hearing and Deafness in Children: Identity, Trust & Technology

Convened by Mel Gray Thompson

This seminar will be open to all and will address humanistic elements of service delivery for children who are D/deaf, hard of hearing or experience other auditory disorders and their families.

Colleagues from associated professions, parents and advocacy groups are welcome.

Speakers include: Dr Donna McDonald, Dr Wayne Wilson, Dr Chyrisse Heine, Dr Dunay Schmulian, Alex Jones, Leonie Jackson, Ashleigh Donald, Dr Judith Boswell and others.

24 – 26 February 2017 at Waters Edge, Port Macquarie.


Employment Matters

Convened by Sharyn Lim

This seminar for IAA members only will address issues of mentoring, employment contracts for professional staff, models of remuneration in audiology, productivity, employment contracts for office staff, third party HR services, mentoring in independent practice.

Ombudsman for Small Business and Family Entrerprise, Kate Carnell AO will open the seminar.

28 – 30 October 2016

Kangaroo Point, Brisbane.

Patient Centred Audiologic Care

Convened by Peter Altidis

Invited presenters:

Dr Gurjit Singh (University of Toronto / Phonak)
Dr Joseph Montano (Cornell University)
Prof Kris English (University of Akron, Ohio) – via videoconference
Assoc Prof Gaby Saunders National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)
Prof Louise Hickson (University of Queensland)
Dr Christopher Lind (Flinders University)
Dr Dusty Jessen (Cut to the Chase Communication / Independent Practice)
Dr Sigrid Scherpiet (Phonak/ Sonova Ltd)

11 – 13 March 2016

The Harbourview Hotel, North Sydney, Sydney NSW




Tinnitus, Hyperacusis & Misophonia: Treatment Models

Convened by Dr Ross Dineen & Myriam Westcott

Keynote presenters: Dr Laurence McKenna (University College London Hospitals), Dr Billy (Hal) Martin (Oregon Science & Health University), Professor Stephen O’Leary (University of Melbourne) and others.

23 – 25 October 2015, John Scott Building, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Rehabilitative Audiology – Webinar

Presented by Dr Dusty Jessen and Peter Altidis

ADA/IAA co-convened webinar, 4 September 2015

Independence Matters: relationships, regulation and evidence as promotional tools for clinical practice.

Co-convened by IAA and IANZ

Keynote presenters: Prof Paul Komesaroff (Monash University), Assoc Prof Ian Kerridge (University of Sydney) and Prof Grant Gillett (University of Otago)

15 – 17 May 2015, Wellesley Boutique Hotel, Wellington NZ

Masterclass –  Aural Rehabilitation: Essential tools for clinical practice

Presented by Dr Chyrisse Heine

Friday 20  & 27 February 2015, Melbourne, Vic