The Cochlear Implant Program at the University of Michigan is pleased to offer this one day course focusing on the changes in technology that blend cochlear implants and hearing aids. Topics to be presented include an update on candidacy, introduction to hybrid devices, current clinical trials, sound processor technology update, preservation of hearing with CI’s, CI’s and single sided deafness and outcomes related to the non-traditional CI candidates. The course is at the the East Lansing, Marriott on Wednesday, October 15th This course takes place the day before the official start of the MAC on M.A.C. conference. Separate registration is required.
Keynote: Shouting Won't Help, Katherine Bouton
Grand Rounds: Topic Areas Pediatrics, Specialty Diagnostics, Adult.
Cochlear Implants, Shelly Witt, M.A.
Hearing Aids, Dr. Pamela Souza
Tinnitus, Shelly Witt, M.A
Data Driven Practice Management, Dr. Kathy Foltner
Student Forum (Resume Building and Interview skills)
Patient Friendly Education Material, Dr. Ruti Volk
Aging, Dr. Larry Humes
3rd World Audiology, Dr. Ashley Halberg, Deb Kovach, M.A., M.B.A., Dr. Wendy Switalski
Pharmacology, Dr. Robert DiSogra
Audiology Forum, Audiology Issues and Updates, Moderator: Dr. Kristen Huizdos
Vestibular, Dr. Kamran Barin
Pediatrics, Dr. Ann Marie Tharpe
ICD-10 & PQRS Coding, Dr. Deb Abel
Evoked Potentials, Lecture and Lab, Dr. Bruce Edwards
MAC on MAC will be held on Thursday October 16 and Friday October 17, 2014
October 16th and 17th
Dr. Lucker: What are APDs really about?
Dr. Kileny: Clinical Applications of EcohG in SSCD (Coming Soon!)
Julie Pratt, MS: Advocacy 101/Student Forum
Dr. Arnos: Genetics
Dr. Gfeller: Music and the Hearing Impaired Listener
Dr. Janky: VHIT and VEMP in Vestibular assessment
Dr. Citron: Creating Raving Fans
Steve Cameron, JD: Special Education
Wendy Carender, PT: BPPV
Dr. Cavitt: Coding and Reimbursement (presenting Dr. Abel's material who is unable to join us)
Dr. Spankovich: Food for Thought and Good Hearing
Due to personal reasons, Dr. Abel will not be able to present this Friday at the MAC 2013 conference. Dr. Kim Cavitt has graciously agreed to present Dr. Abel's material. We are making every effort to get CEUs approved for this last minute change in the program.
- Sound Advice
- Western Michigan University
- Hearing Services and Systems
- Michael Robinette
- Kathy Chace
- Vanessa Miller
- Frances Eldis
Friends of MAC Level Sponsors
- Liz Kobylak
- Crystal VanDerHeyden
- Margot Beckerman
- Virginia Ramachandran
MAC is please to announce the Infidels, featuring Oticon's David Lisko, will be headlining our Thursday evening happy hour! Thursday October 17, 2013 at 6:00pm.
The Marriott in East Lansing has changed our group code from last year.
The new Group Code is MACMACA. Enter this into the East Lansing Marriott website to get the discounted MAC conference rate. If you call to register by Phone at (517) 337-4440, please ask for the MAC Rate. Additional information about lodging for the 2013 MAC conference can be found here. The deadline to reserve rooms at the discounted rate 9/18/13.
CEUs for this years conference have been finalized.
The Michigan Academy of Audiology is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer AAA CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 1.4 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures
Here are the registration rates for the 2013 Conference. Online registration is open and can be found here.
Early Registration Rates
The deadline for early registration is 9/20/13
After 9/20/13 Rates will be as follows:
Same day registration at the conference is available.
Keynote Presentation: Kate Gfeller Music and the Hearing Imapired Listener
David Lucker, Au.D., Auditory Processing Disorders, Pediatrics Grand Rounds Moderator
Paul Kileny, Ph.D., Electrocochleography in Semicircular Canal Dehiscence, Electrophysiology Grand Rounds Moderator
Amyn Amlani, Ph.D., Influence of Hearing Aid Algorithms on signal quality (technical/patient care oriented), Hearing aid adoption rates (business oriented presentation), General Adult Grand Rounds Moderator.
Kristen Janky, Head Impulse Test/VEMP
David Citron, III, Ph.D., FAAA, Customer Service
Donna Fisher-Smiley, Overview of Pediatric audiology: how communication can bridge the gap between clinical and education settings.
Kathleen Arnos, Ph.D., Clinical and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Hearing Loss
Wendy Carender, PT, Vestibular Rehab/BPPV
Deb Abel, Au.D. Coding and Reimbursement
Steve Cameron, Special Education Law
Chris Spankovich, Au.D., Ph.D., MPH. : Food for Thought & Good Hearing
The 8th Annual MAC on MAC Conference will be held on Thursday, October 17th and Friday October 18th at the East Lansing Marriott.
We are pleased to offer several sponsorship opportunities at our October 17-18 Annual Conference at the East Lansing Marriott. We typically have approximately 200 conference participants. In addition to our traditional Exhibitor Booth, we offer the following sponsorship opportunities:
- Thursday Morning Continental Breakfast: $2500
- Thursday Luncheon: $4000
- Thursday Evening Party: $5000
- Friday Morning Continental Breakfast: $2500
- Friday Luncheon: $4000
For additional information, please contact:
Diane Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or
download the Sponsorship Form Here!
The 2013 Conference will be held on the Thursday, October 17 and Friday October 18, 2013. Online registration will be available in Mid June
The Michigan Audiology Coalition is please to release our redesigned website for the 2013 conference. We have rolled out a more integrated process for registering online. We also hope the new website will be easier to navigate as well as optimized for mobile devices. Please use our feedback page if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
MAC would like to thank this years event sponsors.