Education Program Advisory Committee

Thank you to co-chairs Maki Massone, MS, SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., and Trudy Smith, DipMus (Jazz), BSpecEd, MEd., Ph.D. candidate, LSLS Cert. AVT, and to the following committee members for their participation in the education program advisory and review process:

Symposium Chairs

Maki Massone, MS, SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT (Argentina)

Maki Massone, MS, SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, is a member of the cochlear implant team at Hospital de Trauma y Emergencia Dr. Federico Abete, and the audiological therapeutic chair at Universidad del Museo Social Argentino. She is the co-author of the book, “La Práctica Auditivo Verbal en Latinoamérica,” and co-author and teacher of the course for professionals in Latin America “Auditory Practice”.

Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. (Canada)

Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., is a full professor in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Ottawa and a senior scientist at the CHEO Research Institute, Ottawa. Prior to academia, Elizabeth worked for more than 20 years as a clinical audiologist and listening and spoken language therapist. Her current research is related to the epidemiology of childhood hearing loss and interventions and outcomes in both children and adults with hearing loss. She is currently leading a Canadian Institutes of Health Research funded study on the impact of unilateral and mild bilateral hearing loss in children. Elizabeth has authored three books and numerous scientific articles on pediatric hearing. In 2021, Elizabeth received the Honours of the Academy Award from the Canadian Academy of Audiology.

Trudy Smith, DipMus (Jazz), BSpecEd, MEd., Ph.D. candidate, LSLS Cert. AVT (Australia)

Trudy Smith, DipMus (Jazz), BSpecEd, MEd., Ph.D. candidate, LSLS Cert. AVT, is a teacher of the deaf and Listening and Spoken Language Specialist who has worked in education and advisory roles around Australia and the world for over 25 years. She is Manager of Continuing Professional Education at NextSense Institute and Adjunct Lecturer at Macquarie University. Trudy has extensive experience in telepractice and remote services, and has provided training and coaching for teachers, therapists, and families around the world.

Committee Members
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