Continuing Education

The CI2019 Pediatric Symposium is seeking continuing education credits from the following providers listed below. 

The specific hours to be provided for each Continuing Education Program provider will depend upon the final conference program. A similar educational program was offered at the CI2017 Pediatric conference in San Francisco and the hours provided that year were as follows:

AAA: Up to 2.15 CEUs/1.35 Tier 1 CEUs
ASHA: Up to 2.15 ASHA CEUs
AG Bell: Up to 21.5 LSLS CEUs
ACS: Up to 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Click here to review the CI2019 CE Policies.

Continuing Education Units (CEU):

American Academy of Audiology (AAA)

American Academy of Audiology (AAA)

AAA and Tier 1 AAA CEUs will be provided.

Continuing Education Units (CEU)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Continuing Medical Education (CME):

CME credits will be provided for this activity. 

Course Description:

The symposium will provide an educational environment which fosters the dissemination of high-quality scientific information applicable to clinicians, scientists, educators and all others involved in the field of cochlear implantation. The symposium will provide attendees with opportunities to explore current and emerging topics that significantly impact on improving outcomes for children with cochlear implants, including the following:

  1. Expanded indications and management of special needs populations
  2. Managing bilingual (Spanish-English) patients and families
  3. Creative solutions to managing a CI program in the current healthcare environment
  4. Roles of therapy, education, and family engagement in the pediatric CI process
  5. Advances in CI technology and surgical techniques
  6. Models of service delivery: What works and what doesn’t?
  7. Hearing preservation including the measurement of outcomes

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe current criteria for CI candidacy
  2. Review audiological, spoken language, and global outcomes for children with special needs
  3. Identify the roles of therapy and education and how that relates to family engagement
  4. Discuss evaluation and management of bilingual patients and how bilingualism impacts the development of auditory and speech, and language skills
  5. Describe the social and emotional development of children with hearing loss
  6. Review normal and dysfunctional sound processing in the brain and how this relates to music
  7. Explain innovative ways of developing and maintaining a multidisciplinary pediatric program
  8. Relate mechanisms and methods of hearing preservation during cochlear implantation

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