Get the Message: Informing Science and Practice

Sponsored by the UofSC Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Arnold School of Public Health

October 11, 2019 | 898 Barnwell Street, Columbia, SC

Registration Deadline: September 20, 2019 (closed)
(Will accept livestream registrations through October 6, 2019)


About the Conference

The University of South Carolina Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is hosting a conference on October 11, 2019 in celebration of the new Montgomery Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The conference will feature presentations by four invited speakers who complement the research and clinical strengths of the department. Registration is required, but free of charge. ASHA members may earn 0.6 ASHA CEUs for participating in this conference ($35 fee applies, see ASHA CEU page for more information). Research conducted by UofSC faculty and students will be presented in a poster session held in the new Montgomery Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic Space. Breakfast, boxed lunches, and snacks are provided free of charge for registered attendees. The presentations will be livestreamed for remote participation for those who cannot attend in person.


Meet Our Invited Speakers

Edward Chang, M.D.
Edward Chang, M.D.

UC San Francisco

The encoding of speech sounds in human temporal lobe

Kate Nation, D. Phil, CPsych
Kate Nation, D. Phil, CPsych

Oxford University

Learning to Read and Learning to Comprehend

Sophie Scott, Ph.D.
Sophie Scott, Ph.D.

University College of London

The Neurobiology of Speech and Sound Perception

Meredith Poore Harold, Ph.D.
Meredith Poore Harold, Ph.D.

Rockhurst University and the Informed SLP

Knowledge translation in health and education: consumers are good, companions are better

Dr. Al and Mrs. Marcia Montgomery

Welcome to our Department’s national entry into the exciting discourse about using scientific discoveries to inform our clinical practice! We are celebrating our Department’s move into amazing new facilities by sponsoring this conference on the interface between science and practice. We have invited a set of internationally known scientists and, more importantly, skilled interpreters to help us bridge the gap between new knowledge and the application of that knowledge to our professional product: skilled care for people of all ages with communication difficulties. Call it evidence-based practice, implementation science, whatever, this process represents a powerful stimulus to introduce new tools and techniques into our profession. We are pleased to invite you to tour the new facilities, meet our faculty and join us in this exciting presentation!


Dr. Thomas Chandler
Dean, Arnold School of Public Health
Dr. Kenn Apel
Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders


Campus Room, Capstone Building
898 Barnwell Street,
Columbia, SC 29201

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