17th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
March 18-20, 2018 • Denver, CO
THE ANTONIA BRANCIA MAXON AWARD FOR EHDI EXCELLENCE
Nominations are invited for the Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence to be presented at the 2018 National EHDI Meeting in Denver, Colorado. This award honors the life and work of Dr. Antonia Brancia Maxon to promote effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs for all newborns, infants, and young children. Dr. Maxon was a pioneer in EHDI programs, beginning with her leadership in the Rhode Island Hearing Assessment Project in the late 1980's. She was one of the first to recognize the feasibility and value of universal newborn hearing screening and was a tireless advocate for connecting screening programs with timely and appropriate diagnosis and early intervention.
Her extensive contributions to creating excellent EHDI programs were abruptly ended by a tragic automobile accident in May of 2007. In memory of her contributions, an Award for EHDI Excellence is presented each year at the National EHDI Meeting to honor an individual who has made outstanding contributions to achieving excellence in EHDI programs nationally or in a particular state or region.
Presentation of the 2018 Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence will be made on Monday March 19, 2018 at the National EHDI Meeting in Denver, Colorado. More about the National EHDI Meeting, including past nominees and recipients can be found below.
- Robert Cicco
- Lenore Holte
- Judith Marlowe
- Jessica Messersmith
- Heather Morrow-Almeida
- South Dakota EHDI Collaborative
- Stephanie Olson and Karen Putz
- Anna Wagner
- Yusnita Weirather and Nancy Rushmer
- 2017 Awards
- 2016 Awards
- 2015 Awards
- 2014 Awards
- 2013 Awards
- 2012 Awards
- 2011 Awards
- 2010 Awards
- 2009 Awards
- 2008 Awards
EHDI Family Leadership Award
2017 was the inaugural year for the EHDI Family Leadership Award. During the last several decades it has become increasingly clear that EHDI only exists to improve the well-being of babies and families. Symbiotically, engaged families are central to the success of EHDI programs and more specifically to the success of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
This award honors a parent or family member of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing for providing exemplary leadership in their state EHDI system and whose leadership has led to improved outcomes. The recipient was selected by NCHAM's Family Advisory Committee.
- Rachel Coleman
- Christine Griffin
- Shelli Janning
- Irene Schmalz
- Melissa Tumblin
2017 Website of the Year
Congratulations to the Illinois' EHDI program for winning the 2017 Website of the Year Award!
2017 Poster Awards
Congratulations to the following 2017 Poster Award winners!
Early Intervention: P-14 Purposeful play for parents and professionals – Emily Noss, Ashley Irick, Autumn Sanderson
EHDI Program Enhancement: P-05 Effective answers to the most common questions from nursing staff – Melissa Richardson, Sandra Davis
Follow-up, Tracking, and Data Management: P-03 What can newborn hearing screening data tell us about factors associated with loss to follow-up? – Hayden Engstrom, Alyssa Fosnight
Family Perspectives and Support: P-33 Factors that influence device selection by parents of pediatric cochlear implant candidates – Donald Goldberg
EHDI Workforce Issues: P-42 Are we there yet? Lessons learned from a hearing loss - genetics needs assessment – Kunal Sanghavi
Program Evaluation: P-45 A new day for EHDI in Georgia: Capturing individualized hearing screening data on the newborn screening card and electronic birth certificate, 2014-2016 – Michael Lo
Audiological Services: P-25 Are audiologists directly referring children with hearing loss to early intervention? – Bridget Shanahan, Cailin Shanahan, Natalie Loyola
Language Acquisition and Development: P-37 Language connection: The joint benefits of preschool inclusion – Sarabeth Fly, Lindy Powell
Student Poster: P-55 Improving EHDI in the state of South Dakota: A parent's perspective – Megan Wegher, Kiersten Meyer