September 28 – 29, 2018
Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”  – Helen Keller

If you are a member of OAA, please register at

Friday, September 28

Morning Session

6:30 – 8:00  Exhibitor Set Up
8:00 – 9:00  Registration and Light Breakfast
9:00 – 10:15  Dusty Jessen, AuD – Motivational Interviewing: Getting to the Heart of the Matter
10:15 – 10:30  BREAK
10:30 – 12:00  Dusty Jessen, AuD – Aural Rehabilitation: The True Practice Differentiator

Afternoon Session

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH
1:00  – 3:00 Brian Taylor, AuD – Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Self-Directed Care and Self-Fitting Hearing Aids
3:00 – 3:15 BREAK
3:15 – 4:00 Vendor Round Robin – Round 1
4:00 – 5:00 Nikolas Krakow, AuD – Redefining the picture of our patients: Implementing Family Centered Care
5:00 – 6:00 BREAK
6:00 – 9:00 Social Networking and Auction at the Heathman Lodge

Friday Night Social and Action

All conference registrations include a ticket to the Friday night dinner social event being held at the Heathman Lodge, co-sponsored by Oticon and Fuel Medical Group. There is an additional fee for guests who are not registered for the conference but would like to come to the Friday night event. Admission tickets will be issued at the onsite conference registration or at the door of the event venue. Each participant will also receive one complimentary drink ticket and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with your colleagues and enjoy light entertainment!

PAY FOR YOUR AWESOME AUCTION ITEMS! Forget your checkbook? Pay for your Auction Items via PayPal. An invoice will be sent; you will be monitored closely until payment and/or copious amounts of chocolate are acquired.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Morning Session

7:00 – 8:00 Registration and Light Breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 Tim Hullar, MD, Brittany Wilson, AuD and Lindsay Schlobohm, AuD – Contemporary Issues in Cochlear Implantation
9:30 – 9:45 BREAK
9:45 – 11:00 Dan Quall, M.S. – Doing CI Services in a Private Practice Setting
11:00 – 12:00 Vendor Round Robin – Round 2
12:00 – 1:00pm LUNCH – State Business Meetings in separate rooms

Afternoon Session

1:00 – 2:00 Samantha Lewis, AuD – Patient Literacy
2:00 – 2:30 Vendor Round Robin – Round 3
2:30 – 2:45 BREAK
2:45 – 4:00 Dan Quall, M.S. – An Update on OTC Hearing Aids
4:00 – 5:00 “Ask the Expert” Panelists: Dusty Jessen, AuD, Dan Quall, M.S., Megan Nightingale, AuD, Michael Mallahan, AuD, Gail Swanstrom, AuD. Questions for panelists are submitted by audience.

Don’t wait to book your room! Space is limited!

Reservations at the Heathman Lodge may be made by calling 1-888-475-3100. Please acknowledge the name of the group (OR – WA State Academy of Audiology) and request the group rate when making reservations. This procedure will ensure that each guest is charged properly.

RATES: $169.00 Deluxe Room; $174.00 Business Level Room; $244.00 Deluxe Suite

CEU Credits

AAA CEU CreditsOAA + WSAA is pending CEU approval by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. 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.