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Save the Date! Biennial Teaching Conference (Virtual) June 10-11, 2021


The University of Pittsburgh Department of Communication Science and Disorders Presents: Biennial Teaching Conference (Virtual) June 10-11, 2021

The Art and Science of Using Simulation in Audiology Education

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Communication Science and Disorders is hosting their biennial Teaching Conference on Thursday June 10 and Friday June 11, 2021. The evidence-base supporting the use of simulation in both didactic and clinical instructional settings will be explored.  The use-case in Audiology will be discussed and demonstrated throughout the program by individuals implementing simulation across Audiology topics in the classroom and clinic. Issues related to accreditation and certification when using simulation to meet goals in an academic program will be highlighted. Industry partners supporting a variety of simulation capabilities will provide detailed descriptions and demonstrations of their technology. Break out and panel discussions will allow interaction to enhance what is presented in the program. The conference will include poster presentations from individuals in the field using simulation. This meeting will be offered on a professional virtual platform allowing for real time exchange and simulation demonstrations.

All sessions will be live on June 10 and 11. Register Here

If you have questions about the meeting, please email Catherine Palmer at

*All times are Eastern Standard Time 

Thursday June 10  

8:30-9:30am “Virtual Coffee” with attendees and speakers
9:30-9:45 Welcome from Department Chair, Bernard Rousseau
9:45-10:15 Welcome from Conference Chair, Catherine Palmer and layout of the conference and activities
10:15-10:50 Keynote: Evidence base for Simulation to Support Learning
10:50-11:00 Break
11-11:30 Defining what is meant by Simulation
11:30-12:00 Issues in Accreditation and Certification for programs using Simulation in their Curriculum
12:00-12:15 Grab a snack or your lunch
12:15-1:00 The use of Simulation in Diagnostics Courses
1:00-1:30 Break out sessions
1:30-2:15 The use of simulation in an Amplification/Auditory Rehabilitation/Treatment Courses
2:15-2:45 Break out session
2:45-3:30 Simulated Clinical Experiences – replace or enhance clinical activities      
3:30-4:00 Using Simulation as an Evaluation Tool for clinical skills  
4:00-4:15 Get a beverage and a snack and join us for the panel discussion
4:15-4:45 Panel
5:00-6:00 Poster Sessions – where are your colleagues finding success/challenges

Friday June 11 

8:15-9:15am Poster Session repeated – where are your colleagues finding success/challenges
9:30-9:45 Welcome to the Friday Program
9:45-11:45 Industry partners
11:45-12:00 Grab your lunch  or snack and join your colleagues in a break out room that is focused on a topic you want to discuss
12:00-12:30 Break rooms – by topic
12:30-1:00 Student Perceptions of Simulation Debriefing
1:00-1:30 Student Perspective (live panel, moderator)
1:30-1:45 Break
1:45-3:45 Industry partners
3:50-4 Closing remarks

Conference Registration Scholarship

If you are a practicing clinician who provides clinical instruction to AuD students and have been in the field between 1-10 years, you qualify to apply for the Jenifer Fruit Registration Scholarship for Clinical Educators. If selected, you will receive a free registration for the conference. Scholarship Application

Poster sessions

The Art and Science of Using Simulation in Audiology Education will allow attendees to share what they are doing in the classroom and clinic. Databased posters, tutorial posters, and discussion initiating posters are all welcome. Poster presenters must register for the meeting. Poster presenters will be available to answer questions from 5-6pm EST on Thursday June 10 and from 8:30-9:30am EST on Friday July 11 to meet the demands of various time zones.  Please respond to the following questions to submit your poster presentation (link below).  We will be back in touch within two weeks of submission to let you know if your poster has been accepted for presentation.  The last day for post submission is May 10, 2021. Poster Submission

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