The Legislative Breakfast has been changed to an evening event in 2011! The Ohio Speech and Hearing Governmental Affairs Coalition (OSHGAC) is optimistic that this time change will allow more professionals and legislators to attend this important event. Please join your colleagues in the Statehouse Atrium on Wednesday March 16, 2011 at 5:00 PM to meet and talk with your legislators about the issues facing our profession and the patients we serve. Legislators must be educated about the professions of speech language pathology and audiology and the services we provide to consumers throughout the state of Ohio.
This legislative event also provides an opportunity for OSHGAC to recognize legislators who support the issues that directly affect consumers with hearing loss and communicative disorders. It is important that our professions be well represented at this event. Please do not miss this outstanding opportunity to meet with your legislator and acknowledge their support of professional issues that directly affect our professions and the Ohioans we serve. Online registration will be available soon on the Ohio Academy of Audiology website, or download the registration form and send in via US mail.
Call for Nominations - Ohio Academy of Audiology 2011 Awards
Honors of the Academy
To recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of audiology and to the Academy. The recipient shall have made notable contributions in one or more of the following areas:
- Development of a program, test procedure, or protocol
- Teaching or mentoring
- Advocacy or public relations efforts
- Publication of research
- Delivery or administration of patient care
Clinical Excellence Award
To recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to the audiology profession in the area of clinical practice. The recipient shall have made notable contributions in one or more of the following areas:
- Direct patient care
- Development of clinical pathway or protocol for specific patient population
- Publication of research relating to clinical practice
To recognize an individual who has performed and published basic or applied research which furthers the science of audiology.
Procedure for Nomination:
Nominations may be submitted by any OAA member to the chair of the awards committee. Submit a support statement from the nominator. Include details of the nominee’s background and work history. Additional letters of recommendation are encouraged. Submitted materials will not be returned. Deadline for submission is JANUARY 6, 2011.
Please submit nominations to:
Central Ohio Ear, Nose, and Throat, Inc.
41 Commerce Park Dr.
Westerville, OH 43082
Procedure for Review:
The Awards Committee will review the nominations and recommend an appropriate recipient based on consensus. A plaque will be presented to the awardees at the 2011 Ohio Academy of Audiology Conference.