A Bruton Conference
Friday, April 3, 2020
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1966 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas 75235
Registration: Register for the event here.
Cost: Free (continental breakfast and lunch provided)
Continuing Education: This course is offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Advanced Level, Professional Area)
Featured Speaker: Sumit Agrawal, MD Assistant Professor and Research Director, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Western University (Ontario, Canada)
Sponsored by The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology
The North Texas Cochlear Implant (CI) Symposium provides a trans-disciplinary panel of speakers who explain the relationship between communication outcomes and daily device use, provides strategies for lexical-semantic organization used by typically developing children, and describes how to assess barriers to effective vaccination practices and identify underserved CI patient populations among other topics.
At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to:
- Identify underserved cochlear implant patient populations.
- Explain the relationship between communication outcomes and daily device use in young children with CI.
- Identify strategies of lexical-semantic organization used by typically developing children.
- Assess barriers to effective vaccination practices
- Recognize similarities and differences in social communication by auditory status
- Describe how the relationship among implanted electrodes, angular insertion depths, and the spiral ganglion can be used to assess stimulation strategies
J. Walter Kutz, MD
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dr. Kutz has no financial or non-financial relationships related to this presentation.
Melissa Sweeney, MS, CCC/SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Head of Speech Language Pathology
Cochlear Implant Program Manager
UT Dallas Caller Center for Communication Disorders
Mrs. Sweeney has no financial or non-financial relationships related to this presentation.
- Sumit Agrawal, MD
- Sneha Bharadwaj, PhD
- Linda Daniel, MS
- Jacob Hunter, MD
- J. Walter Kutz Jr., MD
- Emily Lund, PhD
- Rachel St. John, MD
- Melissa Sweeney, MS
- Andrea Warner-Czyz, PhD
- Kathryn Wiseman, AuD
2020 North Texas Cochlear Implant Symposium Schedule
7:30-8:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:15 Sumit Agrawal, MD (Sponsored by The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology) – “Unlocking the Cochlea with Synchrotron Phase-Contrast Imaging”
9:00 Jacob Hunter, MD – “Cochlear Implant Candidacy”
9:30 Walter Kutz, MD – “Hearing Rehabilitation Options for NF2”
10:30 Emily Lund, PhD – “Lexical-Semantic Organization in Early Elementary Children with Cochlear Implants”
11:00 Rachel St. John, MD – 23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccination Practices in Cochlear Implant Program
11:30 Questions and Discussion from the Morning
1:00 Sumit Agrawal, MD (Sponsored by The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology) – BONEBRIDGE Implantation – Surgical Techniques and Outcomes
1:30 Andrea Warner-Czyz, PhD – “Social communication skills in adolescents with cochlear implants”
2:00 Kathryn Wiseman, AuD – “Daily Device Use in Pediatric Cochlear Implant Recipients: Insights from Datalogging”
2:30 Sheja Bharadwaj, PhD and Linda Daniel, MS – “Multicultural aspects in Aural Rehabilitation: Identifying and addressing cultural competence in the context of Teletherapy”
3:30 Questions and Discussion from the afternoon
This course is offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Advanced Level, Professional Area).
North Texas Cochlear Implant Symposium is a joint program sponsored by the UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology.
Bruton Conferences are sponsored by the David Bruton, Jr. Endowed Lecture Series on
Communication Disorders at the Callier Center.