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BSHAA Congress - Friday agenda

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The opening day of Congress is devoted to clinical and business workshops in pre-defined morning and afternoon sessions. Simply choose which workshops you would like to attend when you register to customise your Congress experience.

The day ends with an informal reception in the exhibition hall. Discuss the day’s workshops with fellow delegates end enjoy a selection of canapes and refreshments, network with new contacts and get a preview of the Congress exhibition, which officially opens at 8am on the Saturday. 

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Coffee, pastries and networking

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Choose ONE of these in-depth, 2.5-hour clinical workshops:
 

Aural care masterclass: advanced skills in aural care

Find out more about earwax removal methods, how to manage this service and the importance of risk assessment and record-keeping
 

CBT masterclass: advanced skills in cognitive behavioural therapy for audiologists

With Beth-Anne Culhane, team lead for hearing therapy at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Beth-Anne Culhane

This interactive, practical workshop is designed to help you develop clinical skills in mindfulness-based CBT to manage people with tinnitus and/or hearing issues. We will cover how to use CBT techniques in your clinical practice, discuss various theoretical models of this approach and how to apply the theory into practice via real-life examples and group work. The conceptual framework of CBT - including Socratic questioning, formulation, Hot Cross Bun Model (Padesky's work), thought records, behavioural experiments and cognitive distortions - will be explained, followed by a discussion on how these concepts can be used in daily clinics. Be prepared for lots of interaction, case-study based exercises in groups, and to learn skills that will help you grow your clinical knowledge and develop your business further. 

Beth-Anne Culhane is an advanced audiologist and the team lead for hearing therapy at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is responsible for the tinnitus self-management service, which offers sound therapy, relaxation courses, CBT-informed approaches and the eight-week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Tinnitus course. She has previously been the Chair of the British Tinnitus Association's Professional Advisors' Committee and is actively involved in research.

 

An overview of the UK private audiology sector

Designed for non-audiologists, this interactive session will provide you with an understanding of the audiology sector and typical business model. It will be an ideal session for you if you are a professional services company looking to work with and support audiology businesses. Existing clinical service providers looking to expand into the private audiology sector will also find useful information on recruitment, procurement, and other business-related resources. 
12.30

Lunch and networking

1.30
Choose TWO workshops from:
 

Business strategy masterclass - how to differentiate your practice

With Dr Brian Taylor
Discover the latest global trends in hearing care, how digital disruption and consumer-driven healthcare can work for you, and how to implement an effective marketing strategy
 

How to build a successful hearing and sight care partnership

Find out what it takes to build a successful dual practice from an industry expert
   
 

Cognition masterclass: cognitive ability in older adults and its effect on their audiological care

With consultant psychiatrist Dr James Warner BSc MB BS MD FRCP FRCPsych FHEA

Photo Dr James Warner

Over 800,000 people in the UK have dementia. One third never get diagnosed despite dementia causing significant problems with cognitive and functional health. Recent research has found that dementia may be avoidable in up to 20% of people, and the biggest correctable risk factor is hearing loss. This interactive session will explore the common types of dementia; how they manifest and progress, what treatments are available and what impact dementia has on the individual. Participants will also be asked to share their experiences of dealing with clients with suspected dementia and share learning on how best to support this client group.

Dr Warner is a consultant psychiatrist specialising in older adult’s mental health. He qualified as a doctor from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in 1986. He has been a consultant psychiatrist at Central North West London Foundation Trust since 1998 specialising in diagnosis and treatment of dementia, depression, psychosis and other mental illnesses affecting older people. He was chair of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists 2012-2016, and National Professional Advisor for old age psychiatry at the Care Quality Commission. He is also the Medical Director of Halcyon Doctors.

5.15

BSHAA Annual General Meeting

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Informal reception in the exhibition hall

Discuss the day’s workshops with fellow delegates end enjoy a selection of canapes and refreshments, network with new contacts and get a preview of the Congress exhibition, which officially opens at 8am on the Saturday. 

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