Schedule SUNDAY JULY 21ST

At a glance

8:30 AM Registration

9:00 AM Educating Health Sciences Faculty: Ideas and Innovations – Martha Smith

Exhibit room opens

10:45-11:15 AM Reflections of a Deaf Medical Professional – Thomas Kavic, M.D.

11:30-12:15 PM First Aid for the Hearing Impaired I: Clinical Medicine – Basya Veyberman, M.D. and Michelle Nashleanas Ph.D.

12:15 PM Exhibit room closed until 1:00 PM

12:30 PM LUNCH – Presentation room closed until 1:45 PM

2:00-2:45 PM First Aid for the Hearing Impaired II: Residency Applications – Basya Veyberman, M.D.

3:00-3:45 PM Academic Careers for Hard of Hearing Medical Professionals – Phillip Zazove, M.D., Peter Hauser, Ph.D., Myron Weinberger M.D.,

3:45-4:30 PM Self-Esteem in the Hearing Impaired Professional – Mary Kaland, Ph.D.

4:30-5:00 PM EXTENDED BREAK – Exhibit and presentation rooms to remain open

6:00 PM Exhibit hall closes

SUNDAY JULY 21ST

EXHIBIT ROOM WILL BE OPEN FROM 9AM TO 6PM 8:30 AM Registration

9:00 AM Educating Health Sciences Faculty: Ideas and Innovations – Martha R. Smith, Oregon Health Sciences Faculty Education Project, Portland, OR

Many health sciences faculty have taken the view that deaf or hard of hearing students will have difficulty or can’t be successful in health sciences programs. The Health Sciences Faculty Education Project is a three-year federal grant project located at Oregon Health & Science University

(OHSU). The goal of the project is to increase the capacity of health sciences faculty to teach and accommodate students with disabilities, including deaf and/or hard of hearing students, in health sciences programs in order to enhance their success and access in these programs. Using information gathered through the grant we will discuss the biggest concerns of faculty regarding students with disabilities in health sciences programs, the educational model we are using to change the “hearts and minds” of faculty concerning health sciences students with disabilities and we will show segments from our newly developed videotape series Profiles of Health Science Professionals with Disabilities. This videotape series includes interviews with deaf and/or hard of hearing physicians, nurses and dentists. We will also invite participants to share what they think are the key issues regarding educating faculty who work with health science students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

SUNDAY JULY 21ST

10:45 AM Reflections of a Deaf Medical Professional Living and Working Alone In a Verbalized World – Thomas Kavic, M.D., R.V.T., R.D.C.S., R.D.M.S., Brighton Radiology Associates, Sewickly, PA

This story concerns the life of a deaf medical professional trying to survive in a verbialized world since grade school. The only resources this person has include the following: his family, speech therapist (oralist as determined by the powers to be), primitive hearing aid device that consisted of ear mold, wire and amplifier strapped to the chest, and intense inner drive to succeed. The presentation will elaborate on these points and is basically an autobiography so that others may relate to it.

11:30 AM First Aid for the Hearing Impaired I: Clinical Medicine – Basya Veyberman, M.D., Forbes Family Practice, Pittsburgh, PA and Michelle Nashleanas, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Successful academic achievement during the preclinical years permits advancement to clinical rotations, or clerkships, in medical school. For many medical students, being torn away from the familiar seat of the classroom and thrown into an unknown environment that is always challenging creates doubts in the students’ mind that they may not be able to make it through this part of their training. During the very first day of clinical rotation, a student is exposed to multiple auditory and interpersonal environments. In addition, the student is presented with a number of expectations, including expectations of communicating with a multitude of ancillary staff who participate in your patients’ care. Thus, beginning clinical rotations can be very stressful for a student in health professions with hearing impairment. In Part I of “First Aid for the Hearing Impaired,” we will discuss different ways to deal with the different challenges that one encounters in Medicine/Pediatrics rounds,

Surgery, Obstetrics and the Emergency Department. We will utilize case presentation based on the MSIII experience in two different cities, followed by interactive modeling of typical challenges faced by the MSIII with hearing loss. We invite experienced health professionals with hearing losses to share their insights into dealing with these obstacles.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Become familiar with different clinical situations including rounds, surgery,

    deliveries

  2. Identify different ways of being able to succeed in clinical rotations and

    not let the hearing loss stand in your way

  3. Develop strategies to request reasonable accommodations on the wards
  4. Appreciate variety of different experiences and personal recollections

    regarding approaching clinical situations

12:30 PM LUNCH – Pre-purchased catered lunch will be held in Holiday Inn Holidome. Exhibit room will be closed from 12:15 to 1:00 pm.

2:00 PM First Aid for the Hearing Impaired II: Residency Applications – Basya

Veyberman, M.D., Forbes Family Practice, Pittsburgh, PA

Completion of the clerkships leads to advancement to the 4th year, during which one decides which specialty to choose. At this time, one completes the application and interviews for residency. The residency application process is daunting to everyone, but the concerns of applicants hearing loss deserves special discussion in this conference. In Part II of “First Aid for the Hearing Impaired,” we will discuss the mechanism with of the interview, issues surrounding disclosure of hearing loss, and educating potential employers about our abilities to satisfy the essential functions of our jobs in the face of hearing loss. As in Part I, we will utilize case presentation based on the MSIV experience, followed by interactive modeling of typical challenges faced by the MSIV with hearing loss during the residency application process. We invite experienced health professionals with hearing losses to share their insights into dealing with these obstacles, including both residency and employment experiences.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identifythereasonsfordisclosureofhearingloss
  2. Become familiar with interview process
  3. Be able to educate your future employees regarding hearing loss
  4. Appreciate variety of different experiences and personal recollections

    regarding approaching clinical situations and residency interviews

3:00 PM Perspectives from Academia: How Deaf and Hard of Hearing Medical Professional Faculty Manage Their Jobs – Phillip Zazove, M.D., Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Associate Medical Director of Ambulatory Care, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI; Peter Hauser, Ph.D., Neuropsychology Fellow, Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY; and Myron Weinberger M.D., Professor of Medicine and Director of the Hypertension Research Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

This panel will focus on the effect of a significant hearing loss on performing an academic job. Each panelist member will briefly talk about how they deal with their hearing loss in an academic setting, particularly in teaching settings (both individual and group teaching). Then we anticipate questions from the audience and a larger discussion. The goal is to provide ideas for people who are in academia and to encourage other members of AMPHL to consider academic jobs.

3:45 PM Self-Esteem in the Hearing Impaired Professional – Mary Kaland,

Ph.D.,Private Practice, New York, NY

This talk will explore some issues in the area of self-esteem in the hearing impaired community. Direct clinical material will be discussed and explored from developmental and social perspectives.
Topics explored will include:

  • –  What are some of the developmental causes of low self-esteem in the hearing- impaired.
  • –  What are some of the social causes of low self-esteem.
  • –  How can treating professionals address low self-esteem issues in self and

    others?

  • –  Family issues.
  • –  The role of speech.
  • –  Clinical material.

    4:30 PM BREAK – Those who pre-purchased food today may partake of snack display