Taking place at the landmark Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel on College Green right next to Bristol Cathedral, the historic waterfront and near to many other attractions.
This 4-star hotel offers ideal accommodation for enjoying England’s Southwestern charm – why not make a weekend of it? There’s a Roman-style leisure club for the perfect retreat for your partner to enjoy a refreshing swim, soothing sauna or invigorating workout whilst you attend the conference!
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Friday 19th April 2013
08.45 REGISTRATION & TEA/COFFEE in the Lancaster Suite
9.15am – 9.25am – Welcome & address from the Chair of AIHHP
9.30 – 11am – Exhibition Tour
Delegates will be split into groups & toured around the exhibition stands by AIHHP Council members
This allows approx 5mins per stand (with a few mins for the movement between + approx. 10mins for a coffee stop)
(these same groups will then be the ‘teams’ for the cocktail clinic – see below!)
11.10 – 12.10 ‘Managing Staff – some thoughts from Freud?’
Ms Christine DePlacido, Queen Margaret’s University, Edinburgh
This presentation will cover the theories of relationships and human behaviour and what helps/ prevents the development of good therapeutic and work relationships. There are also practical tips for handling “difficult” people and the audience will be encouraged to engage in reflection and self-analysis.
12.10 – 13.00 HCPC – our standards for continuing professional development (CPD)
Alison Croad, HCPC Policy Officer
Learn about the HCPC’s requirements for your continuing professional development, how the CPD audit process works, and what you should do if you are chosen for audit.
13.00- 14.30 – LUNCH & Exhibition Visit
14.30- 15.00 Tinnitus suppression using low rate modulated sounds – A breakthrough approach.
Kevin Carlyon, SoundCure
This presentation covers an un-expected breakthrough in tinnitus treatment at the University of California which led to the development of “S-Tones” and a recently published clinical study ”Temporary Suppression of Tinnitus by Modulated Sounds” – Reavis et Al JARO 2012
15.00 – 15.45 REM tips on practical use in the clinic
Wendy Davies, Siemens
Real ear measurements have been around for many years and have a valuable role in fitting hearing instruments. A review of signals, probe tube placement and the consequences of not performing a REM remind us why this is still a differentiating and important procedure.
15.45 – 16.45 TEA/COFFEE & Exhibition Visit
16.45 – 17.30 MuteButton – novel neuromodulatory interventions for tinnitus, present and future.
Ross O’Neill, Mutebutton
Hearing loss drives behavioural, functional and even anatomical changes in the human peripheral and central nervous systems through a process known as neuroplasticity, the ability of neurons to self-organise according to stimuli. These changes give rise to adverse perceptual symptoms: ‘imaginary sound’. However, the advent of brain-imaging technologies has shown that neuroplasticity can be harnessed through the application of neuromodulatory interventions such as MuteButton. In fact, neuromodulation constitutes the most promising basis for a truly effective treatment for a condition that has long-remained stubbornly untreatable.
19.00 ‘Cocktail Clinic’ including a Champagne Cocktail Reception (1 ½hrs approx.)
20.30 AIHHP Conference Dinner Dress code: Smart Casual
AIHHP Full Members Click Here to see the programme for Sat 20th April
The above 2 day programme is correct at the time of posting, but is subject to change up until the day of the event.