CI2017 Concurrent Sessions Program
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CI2017 Concurrent Sessions Program

Additional Session Materials will be posted as permission from the author is obtained.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Keynote: John Niparko Memorial Lecture
When Should We Attempt to Preserve Residual Acoustic Hearing in Children?, Bruce Gantz, MD

10:40AM Sessions
1. Music Panel: Can We Improve Pitch Perception in CI Users?, Moderator: Kate Gfeller, PhD
2. Surgical Techniques, Moderators: Thomas Balkany, MD & Christoph Arnoldner, Prof. Dr. Med.
3. Predicting and Improving Outcomes, Moderators: Teresa Caraway, PhD & Nancy Young, MD

12:55PM Sessions 
1. Music Perception, Moderators: Sujana Chandrasekhar, MD & Anna Meyer, MD
2. Indications Panel: Implantation in Children with Single-Sided Deafness, Moderator: Kevin Brown, MD, PhD
3. Language Development, Moderators: Becky Clem, MA & Sally Tannenbaum-Katsaggelos, MEd

2:40PM Sessions
1. Outcome Assessment, Moderators: Nancy Mellon, MS & Craig Buchman, MD
2. Expanded Indications, Moderators: William Shapiro, AuD & Susan Norton, PhD
3. Outcomes Panel: Neurocognitive Factors in Hearing Restoration in Deaf Children, Moderator: Andrea Warner-Czyz, PhD

3:35PM Poster Highlights
1. Grand Ballroom B, Moderators: Holly Teagle, AuD & Kay Chang, MD
2. Continental 5-6, Moderators: Harold Pillsbury, III, MD & Jeffrey Sharon, MD
3. Continental 1-4, Moderators: Robert Cullen, MD & Colleen Polite, AuD

Friday, July 28, 2017

1. Brain Plasticity and Cochlear Implants, Michael Merzenich, PhD
2. The Music within Speech: Voice Emotion and Cochlear Implants, Monita Chatterjee, PhD

11:00AM Sessions
1. Cognition Panel: The Impact of the Home Environment on Language and the Brain in CI Users, Moderator: Matthew Fitzgerald, AuD, PhD
2. Residual Hearing, Moderators: Jill Firszt, PhD & Kenneth Lee, MD, PhD
3. Basic Research, Moderators: David Friedland, MD, PhD & Alan Cheng, MD

1:15PM Sessions
1. Imaging/Revisions, Howard Francis, MD, MBA & John Germiller, Md, PhD
2. Delivery Panel: Tips from the Trenches - Lessons Learned from Experience with Pediatric Cochlear Implantation, Moderators: Jan Larky, MA & Jolie Fainberg, MA
3. Quality, Access and Policy, Moderators: Margaret Winter, MS & Michael Cohen, MD

3:00PM Sessions
1. Electrode Array, Moderators: Joseph Chen, MD & Stephanie Moddy Antonio, MD
2. Fitting, Moderators: Sarah Sydlowski, AuD, PhD & Susan Waltzman, PhD
3. Delivery Panel: Effective Use of Limited Resources in Cochlear Implantation, Moderator: David Haynes, MD

4:10PM Sessions
1. Telehealth/Delivery, Moderators: Anil Lalwani, MD & Meredith Holcomb, AuD
2. Audiology Assessment and Indications, Moderators: Cache Pitt, AuD & Ginger Stickney, PhD
3. Rehabilitation and Outcomes, Moderators: Sandra Prentiss, PhD & Adrien Eshraghi, MD, MSc


Saturday, July 29, 2017

1. First-in-human Trial of the Labyrinth Devices MVI™ Multichannel Vestibular Implant System - Early Results, Charles Della Santina, Md, PhD
The Growth of Language Understanding in the First 3 Years is Critical: How to Support It and How to Measure It, Anne Fernald, PhD
Early Sign Language Exposure and Cochlear Implantation Benefits, Andrea Warner-Czyz, PhD

11:40AM Sessions
1. Technology and Innovations, Moderators: Fred Telischi, MD & Teresa Zwolan, PhD
2. Audiology/Devices, Moderators: Julie Arenberg Bierer, PhD & Alison Grimes, AuD
3. Auditory Brainstem Implantation, Moderators: J. Thomas Roland, MD & Thomas Lenarz, Pof. Dr. Med.

Post Conference Consumer Workshop: Cochlear Implants: The Science of Restoring Sound
1. The Listening Brain: Research to Practice, Stefan Heller, PhD
2. Improving Music Perception with Cochlear Implants, David Landsberger, PhD
3. Practical Approaches for Music Listening with a CI, Charles Limb, MD
4. The Future of Cochlear Implants, Donna Sorkin, MA
5. Fostering Resiliency from Childhood to Adulthood, Sarah Coulthurst, MS
6. The Listening Brain: Research to Practice, Aaron Tward, MD, PhD
7. The Future of Cochlear Implants: Colin Driscoll, MD

The mission of the American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance is to advance access to the gift of hearing provided by cochlear implantation through research, advocacy and awareness.