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10/26/2018  |   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM   |  Kramer Lecture Theater 1

A Practical Guide to Humanitarian Missions for Improving Hearing Health

The workshop presenters have organized dozens of humanitarian outreach trips and non-profit programs in Central America, Africa, and Asia. Based on that experience, the workshop will explore how humanitarian outreach has changed in recent years and discuss some ethical issues inherit in doing this type of work. The practical issues related to humanitarian trips in audiology and otolaryngology will be explored including selecting a location for the work, recruiting team members, team and local site preparation, equipment needs, establishing follow up, and sustainability issues. Specific issues and methods of educating both the team members and local providers will be presented and discussed. Teaching methods employed in this pre-conference session will include lectures, presentations by a panel of experts (followed by a question and answer session) and conclude with suggestions for best practices for humanitarian trips focusing on hearing health care.

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James E. Saunders (POC,Primary Presenter), Geisel School of Medicine, James.E.Saunders@hitchcock.org;
Dr. James E. Saunders is an Professor of Otology / Neurotology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He completed an M.D. at University of Oklahoma, Residency Training and a Research Fellowship in Otolaryngology at Duke University Medical Center, and a Research and Clinical Fellowship at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles. In addition to an active clinical practice and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Saunders has published many articles on sudden sensorineural hearing loss, the microbiology of chronic otitis, hearing loss genetics, surgical management of ear disease, and the epidemiology of hearing loss. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery journal and as a reviewer for many other scientific journals Dr. Saunders has been involved with many projects related to the etiology, prevention and treatment of hearing loss in the developing world including collaborations with the World Health Organization and the Global Burden of Disease Project. He currently serves as the Coordinator for International Affairs for the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) and is the former Chairman of Humanitarian Efforts and Regional Advisor for Africa for the AAO-HNSF. In 1999, he co-founded Mayflower Medical Outreach, an organization that supports and trains otolaryngology and audiology providers in Nicaragua. He has published many articles on the prevalence and etiology of hearing loss in Nicaragua and has worked closely with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health and other NGO’s to develop a comprehensive public health plan to improve hearing loss services. He co-founded and currently serves as the co-chair for the Coalition for Global Hearing Health, an international multidisciplinary organization dedicated to hearing loss in underserved areas of the world.

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Stacie Ray (Co-Presenter), University of Nebraska - Lincoln, stacie.ray@unl.edu;
Dr. Stacie Ray teaches audiology at the University of Nebraska. She is the administrator of the Hearing Aid Banks of Nebraska and founder of HearU Nebraska and HearU International, organizations that fund amplification for children. She is a Board Member of the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and a member of the Nebraska Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Committee. Due to her experience of raising a Deaf child, she is committed to ensuring all individuals, regardless of age or financial means, have accessibility to audiology hearing care.
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