MSHA CE Report

The MSHA Pre-Conference, Improving Your Impact and Workload presented by Tom Ehren, has been approved by ASHA for .6 CEU’s.  The 2009 Annual Conference has been approved by ASHA for a maximum total of 1.7 CEU’s.  Suzie is to be commended for organizing all the necessary conference materials and providing them to me in the timely manner that she did.  Considering that she had 2 major surgeries in December that limited not only her mobility but the use of her hand, the fact that she completed all that was needed for me to submit to ASHA is nothing short of remarkable.  All ASHA materials were submitted in late January, allowing enough time to receive from ASHA the official approval of both of this year’s activities.


One important point to note this year is that ASHA has changed the Participant Form.  Only ASHA membership numbers are now provided on the form.  No longer will Social Security Numbers be accepted.  This is strictly for security purposes.  Although information about this change has been on the MSHA website, included in an email blast and printed in the conference program, no doubt that there will be significant confusion on the part of attendees.  Although ASHA will accept forms with no membership number, please encourage attendees that are not ASHA members to take advantage of the Mississippi College or Early Intervention credit to document their CEU’s.  If attendees ask, ASHA’s CE Registry continues to be open to students and non-members.  However, in the absence of an ASHA membership number on the Participant form, their CEU credit will be significantly delayed.


Once again, this year, University of Southern Mississippi graduate students in speech-language pathology and audiology served as moderators for all sessions at conference.  As well, these students coordinated door prize awards at the MSHA Honors Reception.  Thank you USM!!!!!


Respectfully submitted,

Virginia Berry

Vice President: Continuing Education


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