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2019 CAA Conference Recap

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Our Speakers

Thank you to the 26 speakers from around the world who travelled to Halifax to share their knowledge with us. Thank you!

Susan Mitche – Opening Keynote: Applying the Behaviour Change Wheel to Designing and Evaluating Interventions to Help Clinicians Help Patients


We welcomed people from 11 Canadian provinces and territories plus 5 other countries. The compliments, notes of gratitude and positive stories are still coming in from our greater than 460 registrants.

Presidents Lunch and Awards Ceremony

This year we focussed 100% on connecting with our attendees and speaker and highlighted the award winners instead of holding the AGM. Each table had time to engage with colleagues and begin lifelong connections.

Dave Gordey, President of CAA presenting the Presidents Award to Jodi Haberstock, CAA Treasurer and participants in many CAA projects.

Left: Dave Gordey presenting recognition of outdoing Board Member award to Angela Weaver. Right: Dave Gordey presenting recognition of outdoing Board Member award to Bill Hodgetts who had participated on the Board for 12 years.

Dave Gordey presents a special life time award to Dr. Marshal Chasin, Editor in Chief and Sr. Steve Aiken, Associate Editor of the Canadian Audiologist, contributors to the CAA Conference and volunteer / chairs of many committees and task forces.

Left: Marlene Bagatto presenting the Richard Seewald Career Award to Kenneth Shane Moodie (Shelia Moodie accepts the award). Right: Marlene Bagatto presenting the William Cole Industry award to Tang Chow (Brian Chow accepts the award)

Students, Students, Students

CAA does a lot for our students including offering a discounted membership, and very low Conference registration for CAA student members.

25 student volunteers receive free conference registration

5 students are awarded the CAA Student Awards (includes a plaque, one year membership in CAA and complimentary registration to the CAA Conference)

Left: Priya Kandisamy, Western. Middle: Mujda Nooristani, Montreal. Right: Vincent Chow, Dalhousie all with Marlene Bagatto - Past President of CAA. Winners not in attendance were Charlene Chang, UBC and Leila Boutarfa, Ottawa.

Poster and Contributed Podium papers – CAA supports academics, students and clinicians by providing a forum to share their research and clinical experience. CAA provides both Student, and Non-Student Competitions.

CAA Sponsors and Exhibitors

We hope you connected with the many Sponsors and Exhibitors at the CAA Conference and Exhibit Hall and Reception. Our Sponsors and Exhibitors enable us to bring high quality education, networking and social opportunities to audiologists across Canada.

CAA Social Event – Pub Crawl

This year we had over 110 registrants, speakers and company reps attend our Halifax Pub Crawl! This included food, drink and live entertainment at pubs throughout the harbour and downtown Halifax.

Save the date:

CAA Conference and Exhibition - Oct. 14 to Oct. 17, 2020
Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre in Ottawa

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