Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Event Information
2021 Annual KSHA Conference - Unity In Adversity
Earlybird registration ends Sept. 3, so don't delay! Prices go up after Sept 3. Earlybird registrants are also eligible for door prizes from our exhibitors!
Conference Registration (for both in-person and virtual attendees):
KSHA / Other state-SHA member/ KSHA Life Member
Non-KSHA Member (SLP or Audiologist)
KSHA Student Member / Paraprofessional
*If you require an offline registration form, download and print HERE.
Continuing Education This course is offered for up to 1.5 ASHA CEUs (various levels; professional area).
KSHA is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 1.5 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy’s Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.
This course has been approved by the Kansas Board of Hearing Aid Examiners for 13 regular hearing aid hours. Hours obtained by both in-person and virtual attendees will count in full toward the continuing education requirement. (The limit of three online hours has been waived for the current licensure period).
KDADS Approved for a maximum of 15 continuing education clock hours for Kansas-licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services.
NEW THIS YEAR! Our annual conference will be a hybrid event! You can choose to attend in-person at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Wichita or virtually from your home or office. Virtual attendees will view the sessions live. Please note–due to the cost and logistics of streaming services, only SOME of the sessions are available to virtual attendees. At each time slot, virtual attendees have four sessions from which to choose (2 AUD sessions and 2 SLP sessions). ALL sessions will be available to in-person attendees.
ALSO NEW THIS YEAR!We are using Whova, an online app and web platform for our conference. The web link for our conference is HERE. Here, you will find the conference program, rooms for each session, announcements about the conference, exhibitor info, hotel maps, and more. Whether you are attending live in-person or virtually from home, Whova will be a great tool for you! Virtual attendees will access conference sessions from Whova. Details will be emailed to you as the conference approaches. You can access Whova from your computer, or download the free app from the Apple Store or Google Play store for Android users.
ProgramTo save money (and trees), KSHA is not printing and mailing conference programs this year. You may view, download, and print (if you must) the conference program HERE. You can filter by day and by track (i.e. School/Pediatric SLP, Adult/Medical SLP, Pediatric AUD, or Adult AUD).
Exhibits & SponsorsExhibits will be open Thursday and Friday until 1:30. Please take time to visit the booths. Virtual attendees will have an opportunity to interact with exhibitors through the Whova app.
Thank you to EBS for sponsoring the Prairie Cup Praxis Bowl, Kansas School for the Deaf for providing lanyards for our badges, Associated Audiologists for sponsoring the Audiology Research in Kansas session, CapTel T-Mobile for sponsoring the Adult Cochlear Implant session, Wichita State University's Dept. of Public Health for sponsoring the session, "Impact of Hearing Loss in the Aging Population," and e3 Diagnostics for our conference app.
Cancellation PolicyIf received in writing at least one day before the program begins, KSHA will refund your registration after a $30.00 administrative fee. Cancellations not received by the date required will not be eligible for refund. No-shows will be billed.
Speaker DisclosuresIn compliance with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Continuing Education Board requirements, the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association requires program planners and instructional personnel to disclose information regarding any relevant financial or non-financial relationships related to course content prior to and during course planning. This information is located HERE.
HotelPlease book your room at the Hyatt using our discounted room rate of $122. Call 877-803-7534 to reserve your room by 9/8/2021.
Mention KSHA when booking.
2021 Conference Committee
Gina Riggs / WSU
2021 Executive Board
MEREDITH HAROLD, PhD, CCC-SLP
JULIE GATTS, MA, CCC-SLP
AMY DEJMAL, MA, CCC-SLP
STEPHANIE BECKER, PhD, CCC-SLP
VP for SLP
REBEKAH HIGHFILL, AuD, CCC-A
VP for Audiology
ALLISON WINTERS, MEd, CCC-SLP
VP for Professional Practices
ANA PAULA G. MUMY, MS, CCC-SLP
VP for Communications
VERONICA FIERRO, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
VP for Finance
9/30/2021 - 10/1/2021
Hyatt Regency Hotel 400 W Waterman St Wichita, KS 67202 UNITED STATES