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Veuillez noter : Le programme de l’événement d’audiologie 2023 sera livré entièrement en anglais.

Brian Goldman, MD

Dr. Goldman is the Keynote speaker at SAC’s 2023 Audiology Event. He is a Canadian emergency physician, best-selling author, public speaker, and radio personality. His published works include The Power of Teamwork, The Power of Kindness, The Night Shift, Real Life in the ER and The Secret Language of Doctors. He is the host of CBC Radio’s White CoatBlack Art and The Dose.

Session(s)

Vendredi 12 mai
8 h 15 – 9 h

Thea Gilks, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Thea Gilks studied at UBC, completing a BA in French literature and philosophy prior to medical school and a psychiatry residency. She currently works as an adult psychiatrist at St Paul’s Hospital, with special interests in somatization, psychoanalysis and neuromodulation.

Session(s)

Samedi 13 mai
8 h – 8 h 45

Marlene Bagatto, AuD, PhD, Reg. CASLPO, Aud(C)

Marlene Bagatto is an Assistant Professor in the school of communication sciences and disorders and the National Centre for Audiology at Western University. The research in her Pediatric Audiology Strategies and Systems Laboratory focusses on policy and practice integration for infant and child hearing. Dr. Bagatto is Chair of the Canadian Infant Hearing Task Force which advocates for equitable infant hearing health care across Canada.

Session(s)

Vendredi 12 mai
13 h 30 – 15 h:00

Rex Banks, AuD, Reg. CASLPO

Rex Banks is the Director of Hearing Health, Quality, Global Partnerships, and Infection Control Officer at Canadian Hearing Services. He has held multiple advocacy roles including being a former President of OSLA, CAA, and ANAC (Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada) and has received several industry awards including OSLA’s Audiologist of the Year, CAA’s Moneca Price Humanitarian Award and A. T. Still University’s Professional Leadership Award in Audiology. His experience spans private practice, ENT physician offices, hospitals, universities, the non-profit sector, and is often called upon by the media to comment on a range of hearing health issues that affect Canadians.

Session(s)

Samedi 13 mai
14 h 30 – 16 h 00

Beth Brooks, M.Sc., RAUD, Aud(C)

Beth Brooks is a clinical audiologist at British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital (BCCH). Since the 1980’s, she has had 
a special interest in the Oncology/Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant service. Beth is delighted that nowadays
so many more children are surviving their cancer in comparison to earlier in her career. Beth is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the school of audiology and speech sciences at the University of British Columbia. Working with the BCCH Research Institute, she consults to the Pharmacogenomics Program and Canadian Pharmacogenomic Network for Drug Safety. She has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers in the field of ototoxicity and pharmacogenomics. She is a member of the International Ototoxicity Monitoring Group and Paediatric Working Group.

Session(s)

Vendredi 12 mai
9 h 15 – 11 h

Diana C. Emanuel, PhD, CCC-A

Diana Emanuel is a professor in the department of speech-language pathology & audiology at Towson University in Maryland. She has 30 years of teaching experience and 25 years of academic leadership experience. Her scholarship is eclectic in topic and format including a textbook, book chapters, journal articles, on-line editorials and tutorials, webinars, and an open-access video training series (Pure Tone Hearing Screening in Schools). Her current research focus is the Lived Experience of the Audiologist project, which is a multi-year exploration of the rich perspectives of audiologists, including a focus on stress and burnout in audiologists.

Session(s)

Vendredi 12 mai
9 h 15 – 11 h

Susan Flynn, M.Sc., RAUD, RHIP

Susan Flynn is an audiologist and an independent digital marketing specialist. After working in private practice and as a Field Trainer for GN ReSound Canada, Susan’s passion for communication, and content creation drove her to complete various certifications in digital marketing. Leveraging her expertise in audiology and digital marketing, Susan offers digital marketing consulting services and works with clients such as Pacific Audiology Group and Diatec Canada. Susan graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2012 and is currently the Manager of Clinical Operations and Training Manager for the Wavefront Centre for Communication and Accessibility.

Session(s)

Samedi 13 mai
12 h 45 – 14 h 15

George Harris Jr., BA

George Harris Jr. (Wholwolet’za) of Stz’uminus First Nation is a youth and family worker who is proud to lend his hands in his home Nation. George is deeply connected to his cultural teachings and believes strongly that all children need access to culture, whether they reside in community or are living away from home. George strives to live and work in such a way that honours his Ancestors.

Session(s)

Samedi 13 mai
12 h 45 – 14 h 15

Nafeesa Jalal, Hons BA, M.Sc., PhD

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are much more than words to Dr. Nafeesa Jalal. She believes they are the key to creating long-lasting change in the world. Over the years, Dr. Jalal has worked passionately to embed these concepts into organizations of all sizes and sectors. She is the Founder and CEO of N. Jalal Global Consulting (NJGC Inc.), a boutique firm which was established with the intention of helping build understanding, competence and capacity around DEI, anti-racism and ally-ship. Dr. Jalal brings over 14 years of experience and a deep passion for this work. NJGC Inc. is proud to support a client base from the public, private, non-profit and academic sectors, in Canada, the US and globally. Dr. Jalal is also a lecturer with Seneca College in Toronto, in their school of health sciences.

Dr. Jalal earned her PhD in public health from the University of Western Cape, South Africa. Health-related organizations are an important part of her firm’s portfolio, and the firm’s current clients include two of the largest community hospitals in Canada – Trillium Health Partners and William Osler Health System. It also includes a host of health regulatory colleges in Ontario.

On a personal note, Dr. Jalal is of Bangladeshi-Canadian, Muslim background and has traveled to 79 countries. She has lived in 11 countries and speaks 4 languages fluently. Her global life experiences have led her to realize the importance of this work both locally and globally.

Session(s)

Vendredi 12 mai
11 h 15 – 12 h 15

John Pumford, AuD, Aud(C), Reg. CASLPO

John Pumford is the Director of Audiology and Education at Audioscan. Previously, John held senior audiology, clinical research, and management positions for some of the industry’s leading hearing instrument companies. He has also held clinical audiology positions in hospital and private practice settings and worked as a research audiologist at the National Centre for Audiology at Western University where he investigated compression processing, directional microphones, and contributed to the development of DSL v5. John has presented extensively internationally on hearing instrument technology and best-practice verification procedures and has authored numerous articles, peer reviewed papers, and book chapters on these topics. 

Session(s)

Samedi 13 mai
12 h 45 – 14 h 15

Gurjit Singh, PhD, Reg. CASLPO

Dr. Gurjit Singh works as a Senior Research Audiologist at Sonova AG. In addition to being a clinical audiologist, he completed degrees in social psychology focused on medical decision-making and a PhD in cognitive psychology. His research interests focus on factors that lead to success with hearing rehabilitation.

Session(s)

Vendredi 12 mai
11 h 15 – 12 h 15

Kari Smilsky, M.Cl.Sc.

Kari Smilsky is an audiologist who has been employed at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto for the past twenty-two years. She has worked with the Cochlear Implant Program since 2006. Kari holds a Masters of Clinical Science Degree from the University of Western Ontario in Communication Disorders and a Bachelor of Science Degree from McMaster University. In additional to working clinically with cochlear implant patients, Kari’s research interests include bilateral cochlear implants, single-sided deafness, auditory brainstem implants, hearing preservation, and the expansion of cochlear implant candidacy. Through her involvement in the Canadian Cochlear Implant Centres Group, Kari has been involved in the development of national clinical standards for bilateral cochlear implant candidacy and provision of cochlear implants for single-sided deafness. 

Session(s)

Samedi 13 mai
9 h – 10 h

Glynnis Tidball, MSc, RAUD

Glynnis is a registered clinical audiologist at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver and Lakeside Hearing in Kelowna, and a clinical instructor at the school of audiology and speech sciences in the UBC faculty of medicine. Her primary professional focus has been management of tinnitus and decreased sound tolerance for over two decades. Glynnis is also a sponsored speaker on tinnitus and hyperacusis to consumers, hearing healthcare providers, and physicians across Canada. She co-authored the chapter “Audiological assessment of decreased sound tolerance” in Hyperacusis and Disorders of Sound Intolerance: Clinical and Research Perspectives and has contributed several articles to the e-journal Canadian Audiologist.

Session(s)

Samedi 13 mai
9 h – 11 h 15

Gail M. Whitelaw, PhD

Dr. Whitelaw is an audiologist who is a Clinical Associate Professor and Clinic Director at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Dr. Whitelaw is also the audiology faculty member on the LEND grant, a Maternal and Child Health training grant, and has been for the past two decades. She has a broad range of clinical interests including paediatrics, tinnitus assessment and management, and suprathreshold auditory disorders. She provides direct patient care and also precepts AuD students in clinical rotations. Dr. Whitelaw teaches courses on tinnitus and hyperacusis, paediatric audiology, ethics and evidence, and professional issues in audiology. 

Session(s)

Vendredi 12 mai
15 h 30 – 17 h

Samedi 13 mai
9 h – 11 h 15

Erica Zaia, MSc, RAUD

Erica Zaia is a registered audiologist with 25 years of experience in vestibular assessment and management. She is the owner of the Audio-Vestibular Clinic in Vancouver, where she performs vestibular assessments and rehabilitation. She is also a mentor to audiologists pursuing certification in vestibular assessment and management. She’s worked at St. Paul’s Hospital, in Vancouver, BC, at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in England and in several public and private clinics in Brazil. She is Clinical Faculty at the school of audiology and speech sciences at UBC and President of Balance and Dizziness Canada.

Session(s)

Vendredi 12 mai
9 h 15 – 12 h 15

Vendredi 12 mai
13 h 30 – 17 h

Remarque importante: Le programme d’événement d’audiologie 2023 sera offert entièrement en anglais.