2010 Conference Attendee Registration
Similar to previous conferences, a variety of topics will be presented by experts in the field. Papers accepted this year include an international perspective on the latest research on hearing loss prevention; public and personal health issues related to noise exposure and hearing loss; recent public health and military initiatives for hearing loss prevention; novel strategies in hearing loss prevention programs in different settings; music exposure; firearms exposures; hearing loss prevention training and education; health communication strategies; new and upcoming legislations and recommendations; hearing protection device innovations and measurement; and approaches to noise control.
Our invited speakers this year include keynote speaker, Dr. Hugh Davies, from University of British Columbia School of Environmental Health, presenting "Noise and cardiovascular disease: can hearing conservation programs prevent heart attacks too?" along with Christine Harrison, BA, M.Sc., Aud. (C) R.A. from WorkSafeBC who will be presenting "Have a hardhat, Will Travel - Hearing Conservation in the Great White North." Consistent with our theme "Explore the World of Hearing Loss Prevention," our luncheon speaker is Jean-Luc Doumont with Principiae, an engineer and doctor in applied physics from Belgium. Jean-Luc has run several hundred training sessions over the years addressing thousands of attendees on topics of scientific, technical, or business communication, pedagogic approaches, statistical thinking, and related themes. Jean-Luc is an articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking speaker - thus he is well received and some may say "on the same wavelength."
The following organizations have been contacted for continuing education credit approval for this conference:
ASHA (American Speech-Language Hearing Conservation)
1.5 CEU's (Full Conference/Workshops)
1.0 CEU's (Full Conference Only)
.5 CEU's (Workshops Only)
AAA (American Academy of Audiology)
ABIH (American Board of Industrial Hygiene)
.5 Industrial Hygiene CM points per 1/2 day
3.0 Total Industrial Hygiene Points
BCSP (Board of Certified Safety)
1.0 Continuance of Certified Points
Presenter Information & Reminders:
All of the following materials must be sent to the NHCA office by the deadline indicated. Presenters may print off copies and mail them to the NHCA office or send via email from your personal email account. Please note, sending via personal email account is considered a signature for the purposes of asserting your compliance with NHCA Policies.
All presentations must be provided as an electronic PowerPoint file for computer projection. In the general sessions, presentations will be loaded onto one central laptop computer/LCD system that is provided by NHCA. Individual laptops for the general session will not be allowed nor will any other projection equipment such as overheads of 35-mm. Each presenter must bring one electronic copy of their presentation with them to the conference. All CDs should be labeled with your name, day and time of scheduled presentation.
Thursday workshop presenters ONLY: NHCA will provide audiovisual equipment. Please notify the NHCA office of your audio visual needs by December 8, 2009.
NHCA 2010 Conference Deadlines to Note:
Presentation Title - December 1, 2009
Contact Information & Credentials - December 1, 2009
Policy Agreement - December 1, 2009
Workshop Descriptons and Abstracts - December 1, 2009
Biographical Sketch - December 8, 2009
Photo Submission - December 8, 2009
Audiovisual Request - December 8, 2009
Permission to Post Presentation - December 8, 2009
PowerPoint Submission - February 23, 2010
All materials can be emailed to email@example.com. Should you need to obtain a copy of the NHCA 2010 Annual Conference Checklist/Verification Form please email the NHCA office and the information will be sent to you. Thank you!