Download Conference Materials

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. Amlani: Influence of Hearing Aid Algorithms, Improving Hearing Aid Adoption Rates 

Dr. Arnos: Genetics

Dr. Gfeller: Music and the Hearing Impaired Listener

Dr. Janky: VHIT and VEMP in Vestibular assessment

Dr. Citron: Creating Raving Fans 

Dr. Fisher-Smiley: Crossing the Creek between the clinic and the classroom   

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 


Thank you to our Friends and Sponsors for 2013

Friends of MAC  

Gold Level:  


Silver Level:

Bronze Sponsors:

Friends of MAC Level Sponsors

  • Liz Kobylak
  • Crystal VanDerHeyden
  • Margot Beckerman
  • Virginia Ramachandran


Marriott Reservations

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.  

2013 Conference Continuing Education Units

CEUs for this years conference have been finalized.   

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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


 This course is offered for up to 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Various level, Professional area)

 This course is offered for up to 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Various level, Professional area)

Registration Rates for 2013

Here are the registration rates for the 2013 Conference.  Online registration is open and can be found  here.


Early Registration Rates

Registration Type Rate
Full Conference $250
Single Day $200
Student $100

The deadline for early registration is 9/20/13

After 9/20/13 Rates will be as follows:

Registration Type Rate
Full Conference $300
Single Day $250
Student $115

Same day registration at the conference is available.

2013 Speaker Lineup

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 












Sponsorship Opportunities

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 or 


download the Sponsorship Form Here!

Mailing Address

It has come to our attention that part of the mailing address was omitted from the mail in registration form. We are currently working to get this form redesigned.  In the interum the correct mailing address is 

Michigan Audiology Coalition
3148 Plainfield Ave NE #213
Grand Rapids, MI  49525

We will, of course, extend the early registration deadline to October, 12th 


Conference Format Change

The MAC planning committee is pleased to announce a change to the upcoming 2012 conference format.  Based upon your feedback, this year’s conference will run all day Thursday and all day Friday.  We hope that extending the number of sessions on Thursday and eliminating the Saturday morning sessions will allow more audiologists to attend the entire conference.  Inspite of these changes, MAC will continue to offer over 1.0 CEUs!   

More details to follow in the near future.  The planning committee looks forward to seeing you at the 2012 MAC on M.A.C. conference- October 25th&26th.