Chair's Update February 2023

Dear Members,

I hope this update finds you well. Have you submitted your nomination(s) yet for the BSA Awards? With a wide variety of awards to choose from do you know someone that:

  • Has made a significant contribution to the Audiology evidence base – nominate for the Thomas Simm Littler Lectureship Prize
  • Has created a great piece of undergraduate work that meets the BSA strategic aims – nominate for the Ruth Spencer Prize
  • Has made a significant contribution to the promotion of excellence in audiological practice (for example, leadership, development of guidance or contributions to clinical education) – nominate for the Denzil Brooks Prize
  • Has mentored or supervised other professionals either formally or informally – Nominate for the David Baguley Award
  • Has made a significant impact to a service user or contribution in the field of adult rehabilitation or paediatric habilitation (individuals or groups/teams) – nominate for the George Harris People’s Choice Award

Please help to recognise and celebrate all the great work, innovation and contributions that people are making by submitting your nominations by 28th February 2023!

The summer months are going to be busy for the BSA teams; registration for the BSA Scientific Meeting on 5th and 6th June is now open with a great programme developed by our Conference Group and Special Interest Groups (SIGs). The first day of the meeting will close with a celebration and review of all the poster submissions, and we are now taking abstract submissions (deadline is the 7th April).

We also hope that by this summer our new BSA website will be launched. Over the Christmas period companies were asked to respond to a tender process and the task group set up for this project are now reviewing those responses. I will keep updating you as plans continue to develop.

I am also delighted to let you all know that the BSA has become a Premium Affiliate Member of the International Society of Audiology (ISA), which further strengthens our international relations providing access to the Global Audiology Initiative.

Kind Regards

Donna Corrigan

BSA Chair

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