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WIH Hosts 20th Annual RIHAP Seminar
04/14/2014
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Health, and the Rhode Island Hearing Assessment Program (RIHAP) will present their 20th annual seminar, entitled “Creating Positive Environments for Children with Hearing Loss.” The all-day conference will be held on Friday, May 9th from 8 am to 4:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI.

An outstanding faculty of nationally renowned professionals who specialize in childhood hearing loss will be lecturing on a variety of topics.

Featured speakers at the event include Karen Anderson, PhD, of Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss, North Plymouth, MN; Brian Duff, MD, of Rhode Island Hospital; Alison Grimes, AuD, of the University of California at Los Angeles; Nancy Maguire Heath, MAEd of the Rhode Island School for the Deaf; Kym Meyer, MS, CCC-A, of The Learning Center for the Deaf, Framingham, MA; and Laura Ann Petitto, PhD, of Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

The target audience for this event includes parents, educators, early childhood specialists, early interventionists, health care providers, audiologists, speech language pathologists, deaf and hard of hearing service providers, and students studying communication disorders.

In conjunction with the conference, the Rhode Island Hearing Assessment Program is also sponsoring the 10th Annual Art Competition in which all school-aged children in Rhode Island with a permanent hearing loss are invited to participate. The artwork will be on display at the conference.

For more information, please call the Rhode Island Hearing Assessment Program at (401) 277-3600 voice, email kflanagan@wihri.org, or visit www.womanandinfants.org/events/rihap/2014/register.

About Women & Infants Hospital
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. A major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women’s medicine, Women & Infants is the eighth largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country with nearly 8,400 deliveries per year. In 2009, Women & Infants opened the country’s largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.

New England’s premier hospital for women and newborns, Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is home to the nation’s only mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation’s only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.

Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiography; a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; a Center for In Vitro Maturation Excellence by SAGE In Vitro Fertilization; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health; and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence. It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Group and the National Institutes of Health’s Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.
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