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Callier Center for Communication Disorders

North Texas Cochlear Implant Symposium

A Bruton Conference

Friday, May 4, 2018
7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Callier Center:
1966 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas 75235
Glorig Auditorium

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Cost: Free (continental breakfast and lunch provided)

Continuing Education: This course is offered for .65 ASHA CEUs (Advanced Level, Professional Area).

Featured Speaker:
Sponsored by The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology

Blake Papsin, MD
Otolaryngologist-in-Chief,
The Hospital for Sick Children,
Toronto, Canada.
Professor, University of Toronto.

North Texas Cochlear Implant Symposium

Contact: Linda Sensibaugh at 214.905.3003.

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Course Description

The North Texas Cochlear Implant Symposium is a live interactive program targeted for audiologists, physicians, speech pathologists and others involved in the care of cochlear implant recipients. Topics will include: the optimizing intracochlear electrode position, lexical restructuring and phonological awareness in children, auditory status and recognition of facial expressions, music appreciation, cochlear implantation in special populations, as well as a panel discussion.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the effects of single sided deafness
  • Explain treatment options in neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF 2)
  • Describe factors associated in clinical decision making in special populations
  • Describe possible factors that predict outcomes with cochlear implants
  • Describe how word-level characteristics affect word learning, lexical organization and phonological awareness
  • Describe possible causes of peer difficulties in children with cochlear implants

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Course Directors and Speakers

Featured Speaker (Sponsored by UTSW):

Blake Papsin, MD
Otolaryngologist-in-Chief,
The Hospital for Sick Children,
Toronto, Canada.
Professor, University of Toronto.

Financial disclosures:

  • Multiple peer-reviewed grants related to auditory development and cochlear implants
  • Speaker for Cochlear Americas
  • Patent for device related to head reference stabilization of balance
  • No conflicts of interest
  • Dr. Papsin is receiving an honorarium for his presentation.

Course Directors:

J. Walter Kutz, MD
Associate Professor 
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.

Additional Speakers:

Bethany Baumgart, AuD
Audiologist, Faculty Associate
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Baumgart has no financial or non-financial relationships related to this presentation.

Becky Crow Clem, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Rehab Services Education Coordinator
Cook Children’s Medical Center Rehab Services

Ms. Clem has no financial or non-financial relationships related to this presentation.

Jacob B. Hunter, MD
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Hunter has no financial or non-financial relationships related to this presentation.

Brandon Isaacson, MD, FACS
Associate Professor
Co-Director of UT Southwestern Comprehensive
Skull Base Program 
Department of Otolaryngology – HNS

Dr. Isaacson has no financial or non-financial relationships related to this presentation.

Daniel Killeen, MD
Otolaryngology Resident
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Killeen has no financial or non-financial relationships related to this presentation.

J. Walter Kutz, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Kutz has no financial or non-financial relationships related to this presentation.

Additional Speakers cont.:

Shari Kwon, AuD, CCC/A
Audiologist, Faculty Associate
UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders

Dr. Kwon has no financial or non-financial relationships related to this presentation.

Kenneth Lee, MD, PhD 
Associate Professor
Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
John W. and Rhonda K. Pate Professor
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Children's Medical Center Plano

Dr. Lee has no financial or non-financial relationships related to this presentation.

Emily Lund, PhD, CCC/SLP
Assistant Professor
Texas Christian University

Dr. Lund has no financial or non-financial relationships related to this presentation.

Erin Schafer, PhD
Associate Professor 
University of North Texas

Dr. Schafer 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.

Anthony M. Tolisano, MD
Neurotology Fellow
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Tolisano has no financial or non-financial relationships related to this presentation.

Walter Voit, PhD
Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
The University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Voit has no financial or non-financial relationships related to this presentation.

Andrea Warner-Czyz, PhD, CCC-A
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Warner-Czyz has no financial or non-financial relationships related to this presentation.

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Schedule

Time

Speaker

Topic

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

7:50 a.m.

Welcome

8:00 a.m.

Blake Papsin, MD

(Sponsored by The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology)
“One is the Loneliest Number: Single-Sided Deafness in the Context of Auditory Development”

9:00 a.m.

Kenneth Lee, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Department of Otolaryngology

“Optimizing intracochlear electrode position with a shape memory polymer array”

9:30 a.m.

Becky Crow Clem, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

“A Case Study in Unlocking the Brain: Hearing Technology + AVT + ACC”

10:00 a.m.

Erin C. Shafer, PhD

“The Power and Potential of Big Data”

10:30 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m.

Emily Lund, PhD

“Lexical Restructuring and Phonological Awareness in Children with Cochlear Implants”

11:15 a.m.

Andrea Warner-Czyz, PhD

“Effect of auditory status on recognition of facial expressions by adolescents”

11:45 a.m.

Jacob B. Hunter, MD

“Cochlear Implantation in Patients with Mitochondrial Diseases: A Multi-Institutional and Literature Review of 37 cases”

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m.

Blake Papsin, MD

(Sponsored by The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology)
“Understanding Balance in Children with Sensorineural Hearing Loss”

2:00 p.m.

Blake Papsin, MD
Shari Kwon, AuD, CCC/A
Brandon Isaacson, MD
Jacob Hunter, MD
Kenneth Lee, MD
Melissa Sweeney, MS, CCC/SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Bethany Baumgart, AuD

Difficult cases in pediatric cochlear implantation

3:00 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m.

Walter Voit, PhD

"Softening, shape changing polymers for bioelectronics"

3:45 p.m.
Anthony M. Tolisano, MD “Music Appreciation After Cochlear Implantation in Adult Patients: A Systematic Review”
4:00 p.m.
Daniel Killeen, MD “The Modified Rambo Transcanal Approach for Cochlear Implantation in CHARGE Syndrome”

4:15 p.m.

Final announcements and adjourn

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Continuing Education

ASHA

This course is offered for .65 ASHA CEUs (Advanced Level, Professional Area).

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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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.

Callier Center for Communication Disorders UT Southwestern

Bruton Conferences are sponsored by the David Bruton, Jr. Endowed Lecture Series on
Communication Disorders at the Callier Center.

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Previous Symposiums

2016