Professional Development Opportunities

ACSLPA provides these professional development listings for your information. Posting an event does not imply endorsement.

Please Note: Speech-language pathologists or audiologists from outside of Alberta, and not registered with ACSLPA, conducting a speech-language pathology or audiology training course or clinical presentation in Alberta must be registered with ACSLPA with Courtesy Registration before providing professional services. Please contact ACSLPA.

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April 2019

Alberta Aphasia Knowledge Exchange Day

April 27
University of Alberta (Corbett Hall), 8205-114 St NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G4 Canada
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The Alberta Aphasia Knowledge Exchange (AAKE) will bring together professionals, researchers, and students from across Alberta to discuss innovative treatment, programming, and research to improve outcomes and life participation for Albertans living with aphasia.   Don't miss this opportunity to connect with, and learn from other aphasia program providers.   This educational event is eligible for continuing education credits.   For more information please contact: Heather Tomlinson at or Karrie Page at

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May 2019

Hanen SPARK Communication™ Workshop

May 1 - May 2

Join us in Calgary, AB on May 1-2, 2019 for the SPARK Communication™ workshop! This training is designed specifically for early intervention professionals who work with young children with language delays and their families. This is the perfect opportunity to have your whole team trained to use Hanen strategies! SPARK Communication™ offers research-based responsive interaction strategies that have been shown to accelerate children’s language use. You will also learn a coaching framework for helping parents apply these strategies during everyday…

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12th Annual ThAAA Education Day

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Radisson Hotel Red Deer, 6500 - 67 Street
Red Deer, T4P 1A2
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Please view link for details of the 12th Annual Therapy Assistant Association of Alberta's Annual Education Day. We have a fantastic Keynote Speaker plus 9 sessions to choose from for all SLPA's, OTA's, PTA's and RTA's. View Brochure

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Hanen’s Learning Language and Loving It™ Workshop

May 8 @ 9:00 am - May 10 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at a Learning Language and Loving It™ Certification Workshop in Edmonton, AB on May 8-10, 2019! If you or someone you know trains or consults to educators of young children, the Hanen Centre has a training opportunity that's worth investing in. The Learning Language and Loving It Certification Workshop equips you to deliver an evidence-based training to educators that has been shown to change teacher interactive behaviour in the long-term and increase children's language use. You'll leave this…

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Comprehensive Stuttering Program (CSP) Training

May 9 - May 10
University of Alberta, Ed N2-115
Edmonton, AB
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COST $550/ The Comprehensive Stuttering Program (CSP) fluency therapy approach authored at ISTAR in a condensed 2 day training program to practising clinicians. Hundreds of students and practising clinicians have learned this evidence-based approach in the past 30 years through participating in clinical traineeships at ISTAR. The efficacy of the CSP approach has been well researched and reported in several journal articles. This 2 day basic workshop will include a summary of etiological theories about stuttering and therapy approaches for school aged,…

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The SAC Audiology Event

May 10 - May 11
Hotel Bonaventure Montreal, 900 DE LA GAUCHETIERE W.,
Montreal, Quebec H5A 1E4 Canada
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Join audiologists from around the world in picturesque Montreal for two days of interactive discussions, engaging debates, thought-provoking presentations and hands-on learning. Explore topics such as: The future of hearing health, nationally and globally- with Sue Archbold, PhD, Hon. LLD Bedside vestibular evaluations- with Jamie Bogle, AuD, PhD New evidence on tinnitus- with Tara Zaugg, AuD, CCC-A Pediatric audiology- with Dave Gordey, PhD, Aud(C) Hearing loss and age-related comorbidities- with Karen Li, PhD, Paul Mick, PhD, Natalie Phillips, PhD, Kathy…

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McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program

May 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Red Deer Hospital, 3942 – 50A Avenue
Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6R2
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Cost $475 USD / MDTP is a systematic exercise-based approach to dysphagia therapy in adults.  Rather than a specific technique, MDTP is a framework from which to provide individualized therapy to adult patients.  This one-day intermediate course introduces participants to the conceptual basis of MDTP, provides the results of initial clinical studies documenting functional and physiologic benefits from MDTP intervention, describes in detail the components of MDTP, and provides step by step instruction for the evaluation and treatment of patients…

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Calgary Digital Marketing Conference

May 16 @ 9:00 am - May 17 @ 3:30 pm

Cost: $197 - Calgary Digital Marketing Conference is your chance to ... Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. Calgary Digital Marketing Conference will be held May 16th to 17th, 2019.  It is an online event being streamed live and also available on demand. It’s the one digital marketing event for…

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CMSC Annual Meeting 2019

May 28 - June 1
Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is pleased to invite you to participate in our Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington from May 28th through June 1st. This meeting will offer a wide variety of learning experiences and networking opportunities.   Our five day agenda is filled with lectures, symposia, workshops, and round tables that will enhance professional practice and improve treatment outcomes in multiple sclerosis. There will be numerous opportunities to meet and greet colleagues who specialize or are interested…

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SAC Workshop: Let’s Talk “AAC” and Start With “WHY”!

May 31

In this workshop, we will explore and discuss augmentative alternative communication (AAC), including the benefits and strategies of using AAC with clients. Specifically, we will address the following questions: Why is AAC important? How does AAC work? When should AAC start? Where do you find AAC support/guidance? What can you do with AAC? Who needs AAC? In addition to an interactive presentation, participants will take part in breakout groups where Inter District Augmentative Alternative Communication (IDAAC) specialists will support these…

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The Deglutition Project: Physiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

May 31 @ 8:00 am - June 1 @ 4:30 pm
St.Paul’s Hospital Lecture Theatre 1477, 1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1Y6 Canada
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Cost - $400 - $600 / Speech-Language Pathology at Providence Health Care is pleased to announce we will be hosting a two-day workshop by Dr. Ianessa Humbert on May 31 and June 1. In-person attendance and limited webinar spaces available. Please email to register. Overview: There have been increasing calls for a shift in the practice patterns of Speech-Language Pathologists who treat dysphagia. This includes demands for greater understanding and clinical application of the fundamentals of normal and disordered swallowing…

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July 2019

Hanen’s More Than Words® Workshop

July 3 - July 5

Join us in Calgary, AB on July 3-5, 2019 to learn how to make the biggest difference for young children with autism and their families. The More Than Words workshop is newly updated to provide you with even more effective tools for zeroing in on the very specific needs of young children with autism and addressing those needs with evidence-based, family-centered techniques. Updates include a new assessment and goal-setting framework, as well as enhanced intervention strategies that target the most…

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September 2019

Orofacial Rest Posture Program [ORPP] 3 Day Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment Program

September 26 @ 8:30 am - September 28 @ 4:30 pm

Cost: $1650 / This 3 day dynamic training course includes theory, demonstration and hands on learning. The goal of this 3 day course is to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of what OMDs are as well as the knowledge, skill and confidence to appropriately identify, diagnose and treat them.  Attendees will leave this course with the knowledge and tools required to put their new skills immediately into action in current practice and/or as a foundation to develop a successful…

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Orofacial Rest Posture [ORPP] Screening and Preliminary Intervention for the Pediatric SLP

September 30

Cost: $250 / This ORPP course is a 1 day course is aimed at highlighting a key link between orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) and articulation.  Attendees will learn how to identify this common, yet often unidentified barrier to successful speech articulation treatment.

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May 2020

Tinnitus Research Initiative Conference

May 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Marriott Pinnacle Hotel, Vancouver, BC + Google Map

The Tinnitus Research Initiative (TRI) conference, an internationally recognized event that enjoys high visibility amongst the world’s leading experts in tinnitus and hyperacusis is pleased to announce its 2020 conference to be held in Vancouver, Canada. The theme for TRI-2020 is “From Science to Succour”, with a strong emphasis on science and its clinical and practical applications to tinnitus and hyperacusis. Our expert presenters will discuss a broad range of issues related to this complex and intriguing field. These include…

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