KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

CI2023 John Niparko Memorial Lecture

CI2023 John Niparko Memorial Lecture - Cochlear Implants at IOWA: 1983 to 2023

Thursday, June 8 | 9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

The University of Iowa is home to one of the most acclaimed academic medical centers in the country and is considered one of America's premier public research universities. Dr. Brown joined the faculty at the University of Iowa in 1993. She holds joint appointments in Communication Sciences and Disorders and in Otolaryngology within the Wendell Johnson Speech & Hearing Center. She joined the Iowa Cochlear Implant Team as a research assistant and PhD student in the mid 80’s. Today, she is a PI on research funded by the same grant. She teaches Cochlear Implants, Auditory Evoked Potentials and Medical Audiology in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorder. She has served as director of the AuD program as well.

With her lengthy tenure at the university, Dr. Brown is well positioned to present on the topic, Cochlear Implants at IOWA: 1983 – 2023. Dr. Brown will share the evolution of CI research and development at the University of Iowa over the last four decades. From her dissertation study describing a way to record electrically evoked compound action potentials from Ineraid cochlear implant users to her work today focusing on developing methods to record acoustically evoked responses from Hybrid Cochlear Implant users who present with residual acoustic hearing in their implanted ear, she will demonstrate the extensive exploration of CI at the university.

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Keynote Speakers

Keynote: "Speech and Language Production of Bilingual Children with Cochlear Implants: Highlights and Clinical Implications"

Keynote Speaker: Ferenc Bunta, PhD

Thursday, June 8 | 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

With his keynote presentation Dr. Bunta will address the theme of Considerations for Non-English-Speaking Patients. We anticipate both researchers and clinicians who work with CI users will gain significant insights from Dr. Bunta.

Dr. Bunta is a faculty member in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston. The focus of Dr. Bunta's research is the study of bilingual and cross-linguistic phonological acquisition. His research projects include the investigation of phonological patterns of Spanish-English bilingual children with hearing loss who use cochlear implants and their peers with normal hearing. His publications can be found in the peer-reviewed Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, and the Journal of Phonetics, to name a few.

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Keynote Speakers

Keynote: "Congenital CMV Infection and Hearing Loss: It's Time to Screen!"

Keynote Speaker: Pablo J. Sanchez, MD 

Friday, June 9 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Pablo J. Sanchez, MD is a principal investigator in the Center for Perinatal Research at The Research Institute and a professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Sanchez is also a board-certified neonatologist and pediatric infectious diseases specialist, and the director of Clinical and Translational Research in Neonatology at Nationwide Children's Hospital. His clinical and translational research focuses on perinatal/neonatal infections and antibiotic stewardship. Dr. Sanchez is a past Principal Investigator for the NICHD Neonatal Research Network, and currently serves on the NICHD Pediatrics Subcommittee Grant Review Panel. He is a member of the editorial advisory board for Infectious Diseases in Children and has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.
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