Conference Updates from Tracy Swanson -Keynote Speaker: Ian Windmill, Ph.D.

Our Keynote Speaker is Ian Windmill, Ph.D. He is the Director of Audiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Past- President, American Academy of Audiology.

I was drawn to include Dr. Windmill for a number of reasons. I had the pleasure of meeting him for the first time at a Clinical Education training conference at UPITT several years ago that I attended as part of my preparation when I redesigned our extern program. I so appreciated his particular view of life and audiology. His presentation was practical, cautionary, invigorating and challenging.
His areas of interest include diagnosis of hearing disorders, education of audiologists, and public policy as it relates to hearing care. I was delighted he was able to accept the invitation, not only to present the keynote address, but to participate in the Round Table discussion on PSAPs and OTCs.

His presentation, Thursday, October 4th at 8:15 am, is titled: A Look Back and a Look Forward: Opportunities and  Challenges for Audiology. We have all heard the quote: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Audiology faces new challenges. This is not the first time, nor will it be the last time. Dr. Windmill’s range of interests, past publications and presentations as well as his recently completed year as president of AAA, will provide
our conference a perfect reference for our new organization as we welcome current, past and future audiologists to our new organization.

See you there! (CEU there)

-Tracy Swanson (Conference Committee Chair)