Annual Convention

Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association
59th Annual Convention
February 7-9, 2019
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, Illinois

2019 Call For Presentations

If you are submitting for more than one session you will need to complete the process for each session.  After you submit the required information for your first session, you will be able to either login into your previous submission or click "Start a New Submission", which will allow you to begin a new, 2nd submission.  Please remember you must save your session information each time you make updates and you must SUBMIT your session once it is finalized or it will not be considered.

For Professionals:  The deadline for submissions for the 2019 Annual ISHA Convention is June 1, 2018.

For Students: The deadline for Student (SIRCA) 15-minute Talk submissions is June 1, 2018.

For Students: The deadline for Student (SIRCA) Poster submissions is September 1, 2018.

Student Initiated Research & Clinical Application (SIRCA) Proposals (talks or posters) must be submitted by June 1, 2018 in order to be considered for a SIRCA Award. Any proposals received after this date will not be considered.

Entries will be judged by the adequacy of literature review, significance of question/hypothesis, soundness of methodology, clarity of data/results, interpretation of results, and limitations. The award will consist of $300.00 and a certificate for the student researcher(s). The monetary prize will be divided among the award recipients in the event that there are multiple student presenters for the winning project. The award will be presented during the annual business meeting held at Convention. Presentations must be presented in the time slot and format suggested by the Program Committee.

The Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association is an ASHA approved CE Provider. It is the policy of the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CE courses. Therefore, in accordance with ASHA mandates, the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association requires that all individuals involved in developing and delivering course content to be offered for ASHA CEUs disclose relevant financial and nonfinancial relationship(s) by completing the Instructional Personnel Relationship Disclosure Form. If potential conflict of interest is identified, the Continuing Education Administrator will contact the presenter to attempt to understand how the relationship may influence the content of the course and decide appropriate actions. Individuals who refuse to complete the disclosure form will not have proposals reviewed. The Instructional Personnel Relationship Disclosure included in Call for Presentations process must be completed and included with all Submissions.



Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association
58th Annual Convention
February 8-10, 2018
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, Illinois

Up to 2.5 ASHA CEUs offered!

ISHA Online CEU Process

The Online CEU Registry is now closed.  The Deadline to submit your hours was 5:00 pm Central Time on Friday, March 9, 2018.

ASHA requires the final report be submitted within 45 days after the completion of the event.   This information must be submitted as one list to ASHA. ISHA attendee hours will be submitted to ASHA before the required deadline.  Once they are submitted to ASHA it may take another 3-4 weeks before they are fully processed.

Download ISHA Convention Brochure! ISHA 2018 Convention Brochure

Speaker Handouts! ISHA 2018 Speaker Handouts

Speaker Disclosures! ISHA 2018 Speaker Disclosures

Early Intervention Credentialing Credit

The complete list of approved sessions along with the EI Certificate of Attendance form was be included in the packet you  received at Registration Check-In.  EI Certificate of Attendance forms are available in your registration packet on-site and the complete list will also be published on this form for your use.

ISHA is an Approved ISBE Professional Education Provider

Attendees needing evidence of Completion for Professional Development are required to Sign-in AND out at the registration desk using the forms provided by on-site registration staff.  Attendees with "teaching" Professional Educator Licenses will need to supply their IEIN numbers at the time of signing in in order to receive the professional development hours. Attendees cannot leave and then submit the number after the fact and receive hours.

If you have questions, about ISBE Continuing Education requirements, please click on the link below for more information:


The Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology.  This program is offered for up to 2.5 CEUs (Various Levels; Professional Area).  ASHA CE Provider status does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

An annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register ASHA CEUs. ASHA CE Registry fees are paid directly to the ASHA National Office. To register CEUs with ASHA, you must complete a CE participant form, turn it in at the time of the activity, and pay the ASHA CE Registry fee. ASHA CEUs are awarded ONLY AFTER receipt of the CE Participant Form AND payment of the Registry fee.