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G.P. Moore Symposium

G. Paul Moore Symposium

February 6 & 7, 2014 Guest Speakers
University of Florida Patrick N. Plyler, Ph.D.
Emerson Alumni Hall,
University Avenue  Bonnie Martin-Harris, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-S
(across from the O’Connell Center)
Program                                                                     total 1.0 CEUs available

Thursday, February 6, 2014

8:30-9 a.m.                  Registration     

9-11:30 a.m.                 Patrick N. Plyler, Ph.D. “Assessment and Clinical Application of Modern Hearing Aid Technologies

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

1-4 p.m.                        Patrick N. Plyler, Ph.D.


Friday, February 7, 2014

8:30-9 a.m.                  Registration

9-11:30 a.m.                Bonnie Martin-Harris, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-S “A Physiologic Model of Swallowing Physiology, Impairment, and Significance of Respiratory-Swallowing Interactions”

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

1-4 p.m.                          Bonnie Martin-Harris, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-S

Speaker Bios
Patrick N. Plyler, Ph.D. is a Professor and Program Director in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. His research interests are in the areas of speech perception deficits in listeners with impaired hearing, the efficacy and effectiveness of advanced features in hearing instruments, and acceptance of background noise. Dr. Plyler has received external support for several research projects and has published numerous articles in journals such as the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, International Journal of Audiology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, and Journal of Speech-Language Hearing Research.


Bonnie Martin-Harris, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-S, is in the College of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Health Professions, and College of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. She directs the MUSC Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing and the Doctoral Program in Health and Rehabilitation Science. Dr. Martin-Harris is the past chair the Specialty Board for Board Recognition in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and Past-President of the Dysphagia Research Society. She is Associate Editor for the Dysphagia Journal, past Associate Editor and current content reviewer for the Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, Editorial Board member for the Bulgarian Journal of Communication Disorders, and reviewer for the American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, Laryngoscope, Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Journal of Applied Physiology, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. She is a Fellow of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), recipient of Honors from the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SCHA), 2010 MUSC College of Health Professions Scholar of the Year Award and associate member of the Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Head and Neck Society. Her work is funded by a grant from the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), the Veteran’s Administration, and the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation.


Speaker Discloser Statements: Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris is employed by the Veteran’s Administration, and receives grants through the VA, NIH/NIDCD, & Bracco Diagnostics. She receives a speaking fee through Northern Speech Services. She has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Patrick N. Plyler receives a speaking fee and salary through Bernafon. He has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Hotel & Parking Accommodations

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Reserved parking is available in the N.E. corner of the O’Connell Center parking lot 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.

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

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