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CSAP Fall Conference
in collaboration with ASHA


November 20, 2019
Orlando, Florida

 

Wednesday, November 20

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Welcome
Debra Burnett, CSAP President

9:15 am – 9:30 am

State Recognitions
Shari Robertson, President, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Kathy Boada, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Break/Pictures following State Recognitions

9:45 am – 10:00 am

State Brags and Moans
Moderated by Debra Burnett, CSAP President

State Associations will share new ideas on areas of focus that their organization achieved, tried and/or struggled with throughout the year as a means to help others who may be experiencing the same issues.

Learner Outcomes: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify new ways to increase and retain membership
  • Apply strategies to collaborate with state universities and students to increase and retain student membership
  • Identify methods to increase non-dues revenue

Level of Learning: Introductory

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Trending Issues in States: What's New on the Horizon?
Janet Deppe, MS, CCC-SLP, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

States continue to grapple with issues affecting scope of practice, health care access and reimbursement and licensure reform. This presentation will focus on ASHA's resources and efforts to assist state associations in advocating for legislation, regulations and policies that support members and consumers and protect the audiology and SLP scope of practice. Current issues that are trending in states such as LEAD-K, Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement policies and ABA therapy will be discussed as well as potential issues in the coming year including school choice and Medicaid reform will be highlighted.

Learner Outcomes: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify two state issues affecting members and the professions
  • Describe the three issues related to occupational licensure reform
  • Describe the status of the ASLP-IC

Level of Learning: Intermediate

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Optimizing the Role of State Advocacy Network Representatives
Susan Latham, Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Carol Hofbauer, Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association

In this session, you will learn how the state associations have utilized State Advocacy Network Representatives. In one example you will learn how the representatives collectively work on an association's Executive Council as well as how each contributes uniquely to the professions and the people of the state. The presentation will include challenges the representatives have faced and how they have responded. 
 
Additionally, session will address the role of the State Advocates for Medicare Policy (StAMP) such as what should members expect from their StAMP representative, what is the most effective way to communicate with members, how can this position benefit clinicians working in the field dealing with Medicare reimbursement. This session will also address the impact of Medicare policies and recent changes in reimbursement and how best to communicate and educate members.
 
Learner Outcomes: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how State Advocacy Network Representatives have participated in
    advocacy efforts at the state and local level
  • Describe how State Advocacy Network Representatives work collectively to
    advocate for and on behalf of the people within the state
  • Describe the challenges faced by State Advocacy Network Representatives and
    solutions to such challenges

Level of Learning: Introductory

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Lunch

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Roundtables: Cultivating the Role of State Advocacy Network Representatives in Your Association
Moderators: Debra Burnett, CSAP President; Kami Rowland, CSAP Past President; Amy Rosonet-LeBert, CSAP President-Elect, Beth McKerlie, CSAP Secretary; Michelle Dawson, CSAP Treasurer

Small group discussions led by speakers will discuss key topics learned in an earlier session related to state advocacy network representatives. Discussion will center on how the role of these representatives is currently utilized, what ideas could be implemented to improve these roles, and what barriers might exist.

Learner Outcomes: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • List at least two options for communication between state advocacy network representatives and state association board members
  • List at least two options for communication between state advocacy network representatives and state association general membership
  • Describe how to determine what strategy would be the best fit for goals related to state advocacy network representatives as outlined in strategic plans

Level of Learning: Introductory

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Engaging Students in Professional Leadership, Advocacy and Volunteerism
Sonja Pruitt-Lord, National Student Speech- Language-Hearing Association

Session will focus on skill development in leadership, advocacy, and volunteerism related to the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. A member of the ASHA Board of Directors will discuss strategies for successful opportunities to lead, advocate, and engage students in volunteer opportunities. Issues described in ASHA’s Public Policy Agenda (PPA) will be highlighted as well as strategies for how speech-language pathologists and audiologists can partner with students to enhance advocacy efforts to ensure favorable outcomes for members and consumers in their state.

Learner Outcomes: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify up to 3 skills acquired through ASHA’s Leadership Academy
  • Identify 3 legislative and/or regulatory advocacy issues important to members
  • Identify 3 opportunities to engage students in volunteer leadership

Level of Learning: Intermediate

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Roundtables: Cultivating Student Involvement in Your Association
Moderators: Debra Burnett, CSAP President; Kami Rowland, CSAP Past President; Amy Rosonet-LeBert, CSAP President-Elect, Beth McKerlie, CSAP Secretary; Michelle Dawson, CSAP Treasurer

Small groups led by speakers will discuss key topics learned in earlier session related to the role of NSSLHA including regional representatives and student state officers. Discussion will center on what communication with and involvement of student members exists currently, what ideas could be implemented, and what barriers might exist.

Learner Outcomes: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • List at least two options for communication with NSSLHA students in their state via regional representatives and/or student state officers
  • List at least two options for engaging student members in activities of the state association (e.g., advocacy events, professional development, social events
  • Describe how to develop leadership training for student members as potential early career professional leaders

Level of Learning: Introductory

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Nancy McKinley Leadership Award
Ellayne Ganzfried, Chair, Nancy McKinley Leadership Award Committee

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Break/Sweeps Winning Tickets Announced

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

CSAP Business Meeting

4:45 pm

Adjourn - Join us for the CSAP Happy Hour

 

Continuing Education and Disclosures

This program is offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (various levels, related area)

Presenter Disclosures

We want to thank ASHA for their assistance in the planning of the 2019 Fall Conference.

 

 

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