On behalf of the Board of Directors of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH), it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the NBASLH 39th Annual Convention April 6-8, 2017 in Atlanta, GA.  We are indeed indebted to our Convention Co-Chairs Dr. Jessica Sullivan and Ms. Hadiya Coppedge and the convention committee. They have been working tenaciously to organize and plan a program that celebrates our convention theme “NBASLH Expanding Research and Clinical Practice”.  

As you review this information, you will find that the program includes wide variety of educational opportunities ranging from our student forums to traditional presentations, seminars and highlighted sessions.  The exciting news is that these presentations will be given by nationally and internationally known speakers and an exceptional selection of brilliant researchers and professionals, outstanding clinicians and practitioners and highly intelligent students.  Each of these diverse presentations will focus on enriching the minds of even the most experienced, newly graduated clinicians as well as our enthusiastic and eager to learn students in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology.

I will end this invitation by saying that the NBASLH convention is always a dynamic, empowering, and revitalizing event. Therefore, I am certain that Atlanta will be the ideal place for us to come together to take pride in who we are as an association and get the creative forces flowing to expand our research and clinical practices.

Rachel Williams, Ph.D.

Highlighted Speakers

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Thursday, April 12

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm, Donn F. Bailey Lecture

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Opening Session

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Opening Reception

Friday, April 13

8:00 am - 9:00 am, Annual Membership Meeting

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm, Student Chat

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Affiliates Meeting

7:00 pm, NBASLH Annual Awards Dinner

Saturday, April 14

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Student-Mentor Luncheon

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Highlighted Poster Session and Farewell Reception