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Hearing and Learning Disabilities Special Interest Group Re-Launch - Wednesday 18th May 2016 at BILD, Birmingham



May 18th - All Day

Do you have an interest in hearing loss and learning disabilities? Would you like to join other like-minded professionals?

Our next Special Interest Group meeting on 18th May 2016, will focus on involvement, awareness raising, projects and research.  We are keen to encourage new professionals to come along and get involved!

Next meeting

 

When:                                       Wednesday 18th May

Where:                                      British Institute of Learning Disabilities, Birmingham

Refreshments:                          Lunch and refreshments provided

Cost:                                         Free of charge

Agenda

9:45 am                      Coffee and Registration

10:10 am                                Welcome

10:15 am                                New ways to engage with research

Andre Tomlin, CEO Minervation, MD National Elf Service

11:00 am                                Getting a life, not services    

Keith Smith, Development Manager – Consultancy and Advice,

British Institute of Learning Disabilities

11:30 am                                Sponsor Session – Hearing Aid Options

Tony Gunnell - Audiologist, Education and Technical Training

Starkey Hearing Technologies

 

12:30 pm                                Lunch

 

1:15 pm                                  Results of the HaLD survey; What did members want?

                                                Lynzee McShea, HaLD Chair

1:30 pm                                  A new direction for HaLD; Working Groups / Committee launch

Lynzee McShea, HaLD Chair

2:00 pm                                  Group Discussion

Working Groups and Research Priorities

3:00 pm                                  Close

3:00 – 3:45 pm           Committee Meeting (Committee members only)

We have several vacant roles on our committee waiting to be filled. These include:

  • Vice Chair
  • Communication / Social Media / Publicity Rep
  • Education Rep
  • Working groups Rep
  • Meetings and Conferences Rep

We are also looking for professionals to join small working groups around a variety of topics including posters and publications, research, writing guidelines or any other suggestions!

 

In order to book a place, please send the following information to HaLD Chair lynzee.mcshea@chsft.nhs.uk :

 

Name

Telephone number

Email address

Employer

Dietary Requirements

 

Places are limited, so don’t hesitate – book now!

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