G.P. Moore Symposium


February 2 & 3, 2017 Guest Speakers
University of Florida René Gifford, Ph.D., CCC-A
Emerson Alumni Hall
1938 W. University Avenue (Across from the O’Connell Center) Lyn Turkstra, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Gainesville, FL 32603
Program                                                                     Total 1.0 CEUs available

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

8:30-9 a.m.                  Registration     

9-11:30 a.m.                René Gifford, Ph.D., CCC-AImproving cochlear implant patient outcomes: clinical, technological, and scientific facotrs

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.      Lunch on your own

1-4 p.m.                        René Gifford, Ph.D., CCC-A


Friday, February 3rd, 2016

8:30-9 a.m.                  Registration

9-11:30 a.m.               Lyn Turkstra, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Cognitive-communication disorders in adolescents and adults with TBI: What can we do and when should we do it?

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.      Lunch on your own

1-4 p.m.                       Lyn Turkstra, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Speaker Bios

Dr. René Gifford is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University, Director of the Cochlear Implant Program in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, and the Director of the Cochlear Implant Research Laboratory. Her research has been funded by the NIDCD for nearly 15 years and focuses on combined electric and acoustic hearing including basic auditory function, spatial hearing, and speech perception. She has over 70 peer-reviewed papers and is the author of the book entitled “Cochlear Implant Patient Assessment: Evaluation of Candidacy, Performance, and Outcomes.”

Dr. Lyn Turkstra is Assistant Dean for Speech-Language Pathology and member of the MiNDS institute at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada; and is board- certified in neurologic communication disorders by the Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS). A speech-language pathologist by training, she studies the relation of cognition to communication, with a focus on social communication in adolescents and young adults with traumatic brain injury. Dr. Turkstra is an author on over 85 peer- reviewed publications, including evidence-based practice guidelines for intervention in acquired brain injury, and is co-author of the text, Optimizing Cognitive Rehabilitation: Effective Instructional Methods, with McKay Moore Sohlberg.

Speaker Discloser Statements:

Dr. Gifford is employed by Vanderbilt University. She is a member of the advisory boards for Advanced Bionics, Cochlear Americas and Frequency Therapies. Dr. Gifford receives a consulting fee from the Advanced Bionics. She has no other relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Dr. Turkstra is employed by McMaster University of Ontario Canada. She has no other relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Hotel & Parking Accommodation

For hotel information please check the website at https://www.union.ufl.edu/UnionHotel

Reserved parking is available in the North Lawn of the stadium, across from Emerson Hall, on campus for $8 a day. Please pay at the registration table or in advance.

You will be given a pass for your car as you enter the parking lot, if you register in advance.

G. Paul Moore Symposium @ Emerson Alumni Hall

History of the G. Paul Moore Symposium

This symposium is named in honor of Dr. G. Paul Moore, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and renowned scholar in the field of Communication Disorders. The University of Florida chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) organizes this event as a tribute to Dr. Moore’s outstanding contributions in the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology. NSSLHA strives to host speakers that reflect the standards of excellence set by Dr. Moore. Our objective is to increase awareness of current issues and ongoing research in the field of communication disorders.

Registration Information

For more information and the registration file, Click Here.

fb“Like” us on Facebook for program updates and to stay connected! 

Speaker Handouts

Dr. Gifford’s slides (for Thursday, February 2nd) are:

Improving cochlear implant outcomes: audiologic factors

Improving CI patient outcomes: audiologic and technological factors

Improving cochlear implant patient outcomes: underlying auditory-, multisensory-, and brain-based mechanisms

Dr. Turkstra’s slides (for Friday, February 3rd) are:

Cognitive-communication disorders in adolescents and adults with TBI: What can we do and when should we do it?

Learning Objectives

Learning Outcomes for Gifford and Turkstra

Program Evaluation

2017 G. Paul Moore Symposium Program Evaluation