New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 49th Annual Convention May 7-9, 2009 Saratoga Springs, NY The 49th Annual Convention of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association will take place May 7-9, 2009, in Saratoga Springs, NY, at The Saratoga Hilton and Saratoga City Center. Each year, NYSSLHA’s convention provides an opportunity for continuing professional development. The 2009 convention program committee is seeking high quality proposals for 2-hour presentations and poster presentations. Submitted proposals and poster sessions will be featured on Thursday, May 7, and Saturday, May 9. Friday, May 8, is designated for featured and invited speakers. Content Areas Proposals will be accepted in the following content areas: Neurogenic Disorders/Dysphagia Language Development/Disorders Disorders of Fluency, Voice and Articulation Audiology Professional Issues School Practices Student Issues & Student Poster Sessions The selection of proposals will be based upon the quality of the submission, the degree to which the paper will encourage the greatest membership participation, and the subject matter in relation to the overall program. Types of Proposals There are three types of proposals that would be appropriate: Short courses – A short course is a 2-hour presentation that allows participants to explore a topic in depth. This has been a popular type of presentation for past convention audiences. Poster Sessions – Poster sessions lend themselves to more informal interaction between a presenter and participants. Posters will be displayed in a large area, so participants can walk around and focus on the posters that are of greatest interest. Student Poster Sessions (undergraduate and graduate) – All student submitted posters will be entered in the NYSSLHA Student Scholarship Contest, if eligible. See Student Scholarship Criteria on next page for details. More detailed information will be released in the fall. The Program Committee encourages presenters to consider a wide variety of formats for their proposals. In addition to traditional lecture-style presentations, panel discussions, case study presentations, hands-on, and “master classes” are alternative ways of sharing information and encouraging interaction. Video examples can often enhance a clinical presentation and ethical dilemmas can facilitate excellent audience participation. Innovative supervisory models in colleges and universities, tips for beginning a private practice, transitioning from graduate school to professional practice, and other professional or educational topics are great complements to clinical proposals. New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association 49th Annual Convention May 7-9, 2009 Please select an instructional level for your presentation: Introductory: Audience has little or no knowledge of the topic (excellent for students and recent graduates) Intermediate: Audience has general familiarity with the topic’s literature and professional practice Advanced: Audience has a thorough understanding of the topic’s literature and professional practice Submission Requirements All submissions must include the following: 1. Proposal Application Form 2. Title page with presenter name(s) and credentials 3. Abstract of 75 words or less (will be used for the convention program book) 4. Summary of 500 words or less 5. Short, professional biography (not to exceed 100 words) for each presenter 6. Learning Outcomes: list at least 3 learning outcomes participants will gain from session attendance. Learning outcome statements should be observable, measurable and achievable by the learner. Use ACTION VERBS; do not use words such as “learn” and “understand.” Suggested wording: “As a result of the activity, the participant will…” Student Scholarship Criteria All student poster sessions that meet the following criteria are eligible for a student scholarship. One $1500 scholarship will be awarded to (1) undergraduate poster session and one $1500 scholarship will be awarded to (1) graduate poster session. More details on the judging criteria will be released in the fall. The applicant must be a student member in good standing of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The applicant must be matriculating in a speech-language pathology, audiology or speech and hearing sciences program. All projects must be sponsored by a faculty member. Grant-funded research projects will not be accepted. Deadline Please submit complete application by October 1, 2008. Mail OR Email NYSSLHA One Northway Lane Latham, NY 12110 OR firstname.lastname@example.org New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Inc. One Northway Lane Latham, NY 12110 T: 518-786-0947 or 800-NYSSLHA F: 518-786-9126 Presentation Proposal 49th Annual Convention May 7-9, 2009 Please submit all required materials on a disk to the NYSSLHA office or electronically via email to email@example.com. LEAD PRESENTER Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Position/Title: ______________________________________________________________________________Degree: _____________________ Affiliation/Organization/College: ________________________________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________ ___ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Fax: ____________________________________ E-mail: _________________________________________________ Telephone: ( ) ______________________________________ Check one: NYSSLHA member Non-member Student Member* CO-PRESENTER Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Position/Title: ________________________________________________________Degree: ______________________ Affiliation/Organization/College: _______________________________________________________________________________________ Check one: NYSSLHA member Non-member Student Member* CO-PRESENTER Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Position/Title: ________________________________________________________Degree: ______________________ Affiliation/Organization/College: _____________________________________________________________________ Check one: NYSSLHA member Non-member Student Member* TITLE OF PROPOSAL _________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ SESSION TYPE Short Course Session (2 hrs) Professional Poster Session Featured/Invited Speaker (3 hrs) Student Poster Session INSTRUCTIONAL LEVEL Introductory Intermediate Advanced CONTENT AREA Neurogenic Disorders/Dysphagia Language Development/Disorders Professional Issues Audiology Disorders of Fluency, Voice & Articulation School Practices Student Issues & Student Poster Sessions* *NYSSLHA student members presenting poster sessions are eligible for a NYSSLHA scholarship in the amount of $1500 for undergraduate student members and $1500 for graduate student members. 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