Prince Sultan Grand Hall
Dear colleagues and guests:
As the president of Saudi Society for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (SSSPA) Conference 2019, it is my great pleasure and honor to extend an invitation to you to attend and participate in the 2nd SSSPA Conference. On behalf of the Saudi Society for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (SSSPA) and the organizing committee, we look forward to welcoming you to Riyadh!
With a firm belief in the necessity of team work for the advancement of science, research and evidence-based patient care, we are particularly excited this year that we are planning a special scientific program which encompasses different professionals working in the field. Our conference this year will particularly emphasize the updated evidence-based practice bases of clinical assessment and management and provide clinicians with hands-on training relevant to their practice which could include technology/device specific skills. Audiologists, Otologists, Neuro-otologists and Speech Language Pathologists/Therapists are all invited to participate and submit abstracts for free papers, clinical case presentations, and poster presentations on all aspects relevant to Audiology, Balance, Speech Language Pathology, communication, feeding and swallowing, Otology/Neuro-otology, Implantable auditory devices and Aural rehabilitation. Our scientific program will include key note talks from prestigious figures, round table discussions, invited papers, free papers and posters. In addition to that we will be running pre-program hands-on workshops. We aim at providing an opportunity for audiologists, speech language pathologists/ therapists, physicians/surgeons, educators, hearing scientists/therapists and hearing aid dispensers to converse, collaborate, network and exchange ideas and knowledge. A platform will also be provided to leaders of the hearing industry and international manufacturers to present and highlight new technologies and advancements in the field.
I look forward to welcoming you to Riyadh at what promises to be a most stimulating and enjoyable event!
Dr. Shaza M. Saleh,
President of the SSSPA Conference 2019
Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh, KSA
26- 28 September 2019
• Member of Academic Examination Board and Professor at Radbound University Nijmegen (RUN, Fac. Linguistics, Fac. Medicine & Biomedical Sciences)
• Scientific Faculty Member of the Barany Society (2016).
• Vice-Chair of Intern Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group (IERASG)
• Assistant Professor Dar Al-Hekma University
• Assistant Professor Dar Al-Hekma University
• Professor for ENT, Phoniatrics and Pedaudiology at Jade University of Applied Sciences Oldenburg
• IHA Institute for Healing Technology and Audiology
• President of Saudi ORL Society
• President of Arab Academy of Otology and Cochlear Implant Professor King Saud University
• Director of King Abdullah Ear Specialist Center King Abdulaziz Hospital PO Box 245 Riyadh 11411
Workplace: Jeddah Institute for Speech and Hearing Years of experience: 28 years Job title: Consultant-Speech-Language Pathologist Position: Clinical Services Director Head of the Early Intervention Program Level of Education: PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Founder and executive director of The American Institute of Balance, one of the largest balance centers in the U.S.A. Dr. Gans received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Auditory-Vestibular Physiology. He has presented or published over 150 programs and papers worldwide in the area of equilibrium disorders. He is the author of 8 textbook chapters and texts ranging from diagnostic vestibular testing, vestibular rehabilitation, BPPV treatments and pediatric vestibular evaluation. Dr. Gans served as the President of the American Academy of Audiology (2004-2005)
Patrick Boyle studied undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Brunel University, for a Masters in Medical Physics at City University and received his PhD in Auditory Perception at Wolfson College Cambridge. He has worked extensively in speech and hearing perception, initially in telecommunications as a design engineer at Philips, then at the Royal National Institute for the Deaf, where he worked on a signal processing hearing for profoundly deaf people. That project resulted in development of a single channel cochlear implant system and moved to the National Health Service where he worked as a clinical scientist at University College Hospital. For the last 20 years he has worked at Advanced Bionics in a variety of clinical and research roles. His current position is Senior Director of External Cooperation.