Looking back / Looking ahead
Dawn Heiman, Au.D.
Dear Respected Colleagues,
It is with great pride and appreciation that I look back on 2023, and particularly the AuDacity Conference in the picturesque setting of Bonita Springs, Florida. The collective spirit of learning, camaraderie, and growth that I witnessed was truly inspiring and defines our passionate profession. As you know, our annual conference serves as a beacon of knowledge and collaboration. The vibrant atmosphere was palpable, filled with the excitement of discovery and the shared commitment to advancing the profession of audiology.
One of the hallmarks of the AuDacity Conference was the diverse range of experts who graced our stages. Leading researchers from around the world provided information that was readily translatable to day-to-day clinical practice. We were privileged to learn from thought leaders and innovators, each contributing their unique insights and experiences to our collective understanding of audiology. Additionally, your invaluable contributions as a colleague within the membership added a special dimension to the wealth of knowledge shared.
Attendance at this year's conference was fantastic and truly heartening, reflecting the commitment of our members to continuous professional development. The overwhelming positive response to the courses offered is a testament to the dedication and enthusiasm of ADA’s Education Committee. I extend my sincere appreciation to all those who participated, making this conference a resounding success.
Looking ahead, I am excited to announce that our next conference is slated for September 5-8, 2024 in Dallas, Texas. As we eagerly anticipate this upcoming event, I encourage each of you to mark your calendars and join us for another enriching experience. ADA is committed to providing a platform for the exchange of ideas, the advancement of knowledge, and the strengthening of professional connections. Together, we will continue to shape the future of audiology and ensure that our profession remains at the forefront of innovation and excellence.
In closing, I express my deepest gratitude to each member of our respected community. Your passion, dedication, and commitment to the field of audiology are the driving forces behind our collective success. As we carry the momentum from this year's conference into the future, I am confident that the Academy of Doctors of Audiology will reach new heights of accomplishment and impact.
Thank you for your unwavering support, and I look forward to welcoming you all at the 2024 conference, along with your 2024 president, Dr. Jason Leyendecker, where we will once again celebrate the pursuit of knowledge and the shared journey of audiology professionals.
Dr. Dawn Heiman