Mayo Clinic Audiology Conference: Enhancing Care for Diverse Populations 2024

Rochester, MN US
September 21, 2024

This course offers Live (in-person) and Livestream (virtual) attendance options.

Course Directors:

Jill M. Gruenwald, Au.D.Greta C. Stamper, Au.D., Ph.D.Jennifer E. Gonzalez, Au.D., Ph.D.

September 21, 2024 - Mayo Clinic - Rochester, Minnesota

The Mayo Clinic Audiology Conference: Enhancing Care for Diverse Populations focuses on navigating enhanced care pathways where multidisciplinary teamwork and practice innovation intersect to meet the needs of the patient. This interactive CME course focuses on hearing health, multidisciplinary approaches to hearing loss, and factors that may cause or be associated with hearing loss and influence quality of life.

Registration Fees
Registration Fee$160
Student Fee$50


Target Audience

This course is designed for audiologists, audiology students, otorhinolaryngologists, and others involved in hearing healthcare, dizziness, and balance.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Analyze the gaps that exist in audiology specialized care.
  • Identify the various factors or conditions that necessitate audiology treatment via different clinical care pathways.
  • List examples of how utilizing multidisciplinary teams in audiologic care can improve patient outcomes.
  • Analyze the importance of expanding audiology access to care.

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
09/21/2024 - 7:50am
Event ends: 
09/21/2024 - 12:21pm

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All times listed as Central Time

7:15 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Leighton Auditorium, Siebens Building, 2nd floor

7:50 a.m.

Welcome and Course Overview
Jennifer E. Gonzalez, Au.D., Ph.D., Jill M. Gruenwald, Au.D., and Greta C. Stamper, Au.D., Ph.D.

Section 1 theme: Specialized Diagnostic and Access to Care

8:00 a.m.

Auditory Processing Gaps and Opportunities
Jennifer Gonzalez, Au.D., Ph.D.

8:30 a.m.

Issues and Accessibility of Vestibular and Balance Care Jamie Bogle, Au.D., Ph.D.

Section 2 theme: Team-Based Care

9:00 a.m.

Connecting with Communities in an Academic World: The Power of FQHC’s Semirra Bayan, M.D.

9:30 a.m.

Leveraging an Audiology Assistant as a Care Partner in a Rural Community Practice
Katie Dease, Au.D.

10:00 a.m.

Picking Up Good Vibrations: Bone Conduction Device Accessibility Ember Thompson, Au.D.

10:30 a.m.


Section 3 theme: Alternative Delivery Models and Accessibility

10:50 a.m.

Hearing Aid Accessibility – Alternate Delivery Models and Outcomes Greta Stamper, Au.D., Ph.D.

11:20 a.m.

Remote Cochlear Implant Programming
Aniket Saoji, Ph.D.

11:50 a.m.

Innovations in Telehealth to Extend the Audiologists’ Reach
Samantha Kleindienst-Robler, Ph.D.

12:20 p.m.


Schedule subject to change

Mayo Clinic
200 1st Street SW
Leighton Auditorium, Siebens Building, 2nd Floor
Rochester, MN 55905
United States

Rochester, Minnesota, greets thousands of visitors from around the world each year. The city is serviced by an international airport with multiple flights daily. Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi, shuttle service, and rental car. The airport is located approximately 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic campus.

Note to Travelers: Several cities in the United States are named Rochester. When you make airline reservations and check your baggage, be sure that your destination is Rochester, Minnesota (RST) and that your baggage has been properly tagged.

Rochester has a variety of lodging options in and near downtown. Hotel information can be found on the Experience Rochester website.

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All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Course DirectorsMayo FacultyGuest Faculty
Jennifer E. Gonzalez, Au.D., Ph.D.Semirra L. Bayan, M.D.Samantha Kleindienst-Robler, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Jill M. Gruenwald, Au.D.Jamie M. Bogle, Au.D., Ph.D. 
Greta C. Stamper, Au.D., Ph.D.Katie E. Dease, AUD, Au.D. 
 Aniket A. Saoji, Ph.D. 
 Ember S. Thompson, Au.D. 


Faculty MemberRelevant Financial Relationship(s)Relevant Non-Financial Relationship(s)
Semirra L. Bayan,Mayo Clinic EmployeeNo relevant non-financial relationships
Jamie M. Bogle, Au.D., Ph.D.Mayo Clinic EmployeevMocion, LLC
Katie E Dease, AUD, Au.D.Mayo Clinic EmployeeNo relevant non-financial relationships
Jennifer E. Gonzalez, Au.D., Ph.D. No relevant non-financial relationships
Jill M. Gruenwald, Au.D.Mayo Clinic EmployeeNo relevant non-financial relationships
Samantha Kleindienst-Robler, Ph.D.Chair elect for the Advocacy Council for the American Academy of Audiology. employed by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as well as Norton Sound Health Corporation. No relevant non-financial relationships
Aniket A. Saoji, Ph.D. Envoy Medical Corporation; Sonova; Cochlear Americas; Advanced Bionics Corporation; Oticon Medical, LLC
Greta C. Stamper, Au.D., Ph.D.Mayo Clinic EmployeeNo relevant non-financial relationships
Ember S. Thompson, Au.D.Mayo Clinic EmployeeNo relevant non-financial relationships


Semirra L. Bayan, M.D.

Dr. Semirra (Sami) Bayan is an Assistant Professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery specializing in Laryngeal Surgery. She is currently the Associate Program Director and Co-director of the Mayo ENT CHSI Community Outreach Clinic and the Medical Student Community Partners program, which both serves marginalized patients in our Rochester community. Her clinical and research efforts geared towards health equity, improving patient experience, and resident education.

Jamie M. Bogle, Au.D., Ph.D.

Jamie M. Bogle, AuD, PhD, is the Division Chair of Audiology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and an Assistant Professor of Audiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.  She earned her Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) and PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder and was awarded the James and Martha Crawford Endowed Clinical Research Fellowship in Otolaryngology at Mayo Clinic Florida.  Clinically, Dr. Bogle evaluates children and adults with dizziness and imbalance due to peripheral and central conditions.

Katie E. Dease, AUD, Au.D.

Dr. Katie Dease is an Audiologist and Manager for Southeast MN with Mayo Clinic Health System practicing in rural Owatonna MN.  In her 14 years of clinical practice, she has been fortunate enough to utilize skilled audiology assistants to support her busy practice!

Jennifer E. Gonzalez, Au.D., Ph.D. 
Jill M. Gruenwald, Au.D.

Jill Gruenwald, Au.D., started at Mayo Clinic as an audiologist in 2018. She holds the rank of Instructor in Audiology and served as Associate Program Director for the Au.D. Externship Program with the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences from 2018-2024. In May 2024, she accepted a position as Operations Manager for the Department of Otolaryngology.

Samantha Kleindienst-Robler, Ph.D.

Samantha Kleindienst Robler, Au.D, PhD, is an assistant professor and associate director of the Center for Hearing Health Equity at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR, and a part time audiologist/informaticist for Norton Sound Health Corporation in Nome, AK. Her clinical and research interests include innovating and improving tools that address accessibility to hearing healthcare, including telemedicine technology, as well as addressing global hearing health and public policy.

Aniket A. Saoji, Ph.D. 
Greta C. Stamper, Au.D., Ph.D.Greta C. Stamper, Au.D., Ph.D., is a clinical and research audiologist in the Division of Audiology in the Department of Otolaryngology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL where she also serves as Audiology Division Chair. Dr. Stamper is the Program Director for the Audiology Externship and an Assistant Professor of Audiology within the Mayo Clinic of College of Medicine and Science. 
Ember S. Thompson, Au.D.

Ember Thompson (they/them) is an audiologist at Mayo Clinic Rochester. They received their Au.D. from Gallaudet University. Dr. Thompson works with both pediatric and adult hearing aid and bone conduction device patients.


Credit Statement(s):

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  • 4.00 Attendance
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