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Hong Kong Speech and Hearing Symposium 2018

1 - 4 November, 2018

1 - 4 November, 2018

Call for Abstracts

We are now inviting interested parties to submit abstract for oral and poster presentation. Prospective authors are invited to submit abstract for presentation in any of the areas listed in the section of suggested topics. All abstracts will be handled and reviewed electronically. The format of the abstract is listed as follows.


  • Language: English
  • Title: Maximum of 15 words
  • Section Heading: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusions (Max. 250 words)
  • Deadline: 31 March, 2018

Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Awards

The Committee will select the best poster presented during the conference, as well as the best oral presentation. The winners will be awarded a certificate.

Abstract Submission

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Suggested Topics

  • Attention, Memory & Executive Functions
  • Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation
  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication
  • Balance & Balance Disorders
  • Cultural & Linguistic Diversity
  • Hearing & Speech Perception
  • Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Language Development & Disorders
  • Professional Issues & Training
  • School-Based Settings
  • Speech, Voice & Prosody
  • Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders
  • Telepractice & Computer-Based Approaches

Symposium Seminar

Topic: Childhood Apraxia of Speech from Diagnosis to Discharge

Childhood Apraxia of Speech is an uncommon speech disorder which persists well into adolescence with significant implications for both education and career outcomes. This Symposium Seminar will cover the most recent information on the theoretical basis, possible causes, prognosis, diagnosis, treatment and problem solving for speech pathologists working with children and young people who have CAS.

Speaker: Dr Tricia McCabe

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Dr Tricia McCabe CPSP is Head of Discipline and Professor of Speech Pathology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at The University of Sydney. Tricia has published more than 75 peer reviewed journal articles, supervised more than 20 research students, and has had $3.6 million in research grants.

Tricia's research, teaching and clinical practice are all focussed on improving treatments for moderate-severe speech impairments in children and adults. In particular, she has spent much of the past 10 years working to improve treatments for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech and this has resulted in the two Randomised Control Trials comparing different interventions in this population.

With a team of colleagues, research students, and volunteers she has developed the Rapid Syllable Transition Training intervention (ReST), a novel intervention which uses drill practice of non-words to improve the motor planning skills. This treatment has been shown to be effective in both face to face and telehealth service delivery. The Ian Potter Foundation has recently funded a free internet based training program for clinicians in ReST and this training will provide many more children with access to this innovative treatment.

Tricia is also interested in the application of Evidence Based Practice in speech pathology, service delivery innovations and professional voice user training. She is a member of the management committee of speechBITE. Tricia maintains a small private practice in Sydney providing second opinion assessments and treatment to children and adults with speech disorders. Tricia tweets as @tricmc on speech pathology topics and baking.

Date & Venue

1 - 2 November 2018 (Thur & Fri)
09:00 - 17:00
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong

Program Rundown

1 Nov 2018 (Thu) - Assessment and diagnosis 2 Nov 2018 (Fri) - Treatment of CAS