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G.P. Moore Symposium


February 2 & 3, 2016 Guest Speakers
University of Florida David A. Zapala, Ph.D., ABA
Emerson Alumni Hall
1938 W. University Avenue (Across from the O’Connell Center) Janna B. Oetting, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Gainesville, FL 32603
Program                                                                     Total 1.0 CEUs available

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

8:30-9 a.m.                  Registration     

9-11:30 a.m.                David A. Zapala, Ph.D.Audiology in a Complex Healthcare Setting

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

1-4 p.m.                        David A. Zapala, Ph.D.


Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

8:30-9 a.m.                  Registration

9-11:30 a.m.               Janna B. Oetting, Ph.D. Child Language Impairment in the Context of English Dialect Variation and Poverty

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

1-4 p.m.                       Janna B. Oetting, Ph.D.

Speaker Bios

Dr. David Zapala earned his B.S. from California State University at Fullerton, M.S. from Utah State University, and Ph.D. from the University of Memphis. He developed the Infant Hearing Center and Auditory / Neuroscience Center at Methodist Healthcare in Memphis, and served as a clinical professor in Otolaryngology at the University of Tennessee. He is currently a Senior Consultant and Chair of the Audiology Section at the Mayo Clinic in Florida and an Associate Professor of Audiology in the Mayo School of Medicine. Dr. Zapala has published and taught in the areas of vestibular assessment and diagnostic audiology. He has served on the American Board of Audiology, the Board of the American Academy of Audiology and the American Balance Society. He is currently a funded clinical researcher and is serving on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Accessibility and Affordability of Hearing Healthcare.

Dr. Janna B. Oetting received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1992. Since then, she has been on faculty and is currently a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Louisiana State University. Dr. Oetting’s research is in childhood language impairment; however, after moving to LSU she quickly fell in love with the English dialects of the south and began to incorporate the study of these dialects into her research on children with impairments. Her research now focuses on child language development and disorders within the context of linguistic diversity and poverty and prevention/education methods in the field of speech-language pathology. Her work has been funded by numerous agencies including the National Institute of Deafness & Communication Disorders and the Department of Education. Dr. Oetting is a Fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and served as Associated Editor and Editor of Language for the Journal of Speech Language Hearing Research. She is also a Fellow of the Louisiana Speech Language Hearing Association and served as Vice President and President of this organization in 2001 and 2002.

Speaker Discloser Statements:

Dr. David A. Zapala has no financial or nonfinancial relations to disclose.

Dr. Oetting received summer salary and travel expenses through a research grant from NIDCD while conducting the research that is presented in this talk. She has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Hotel & Parking Accommodation

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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, 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

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