April 13-16, 2023
Tan-Tar-A Convention Center
Osage Beach, Missouri

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Annual Meeting & Convention

2023 MSHA Convention

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MSHA invites you to submit a Call for Papers proposal for the 2023 Convention. If accepted, you will be scheduled to present as a part of our educational program.Submit your proposal online, here: showmemsha.org/member-center/#/call-for-papersSubmit your student poster or technical session online, here: showmemsha.org/member-center/#/call-for-papers-studentsThe deadline for Professional submissions is October 3, 2022The deadline for Student Poster/Technical Session submissions is December 4, 2022.The 2023 Convention is April 13-16, 2023, Osage Beach, Missouri at the Tan-Tar-A Conference Center. More information can be found here: showmemsha.org/convention-2/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Meet MSHA’s President-Elect, Andrea Richards, Med CCC SLP. Within her 26-year career, Andrea has practiced in a variety of medical settings. Currently she is faculty and a clinical supervisor at Truman State University, and contracts with Missouri First Steps and is PRN for local hospitals. Andrea served as the adult speaker chair on the MSHA convention planning team prior to serving on the executive board as VPPPR. She is honored and excited with her new challenge as President-Elect. Andrea is the proud mother of three children and two adorable grandsons. Her older sons are launched; Sam, a Missouri cattle farmer and Max in NYC pursuing theatre. She resides in Kirksville, MO with her daughter, Ava, a sassy high school junior.In her role as President-Elect, she will spend 2022-2023 as the treasurer of our organization. She will move into the role of President next year, and into the role of Past President the year after. ... See MoreSee Less
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Important legislation has happenedwhich impacts Missouri SLPs and Audiologists.MSHA stays informed with important updates such as these with the help of our MSHA ambassador to ASHA and our VP of legislative affairs. Questions? Send us an email atmsha@showmemsha.org and we can help clarify! ... See MoreSee Less
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Want to get involved with MSHA? The convention planning team is a great way to build leadership experience, network with other Missouri SLPs and help move our organization/profession forward! Send us a direct message or email msha@showmemsha.org for more details!Available Positions: - convention co-chair- volunteer chair- silent auction chair ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to MSHA member, Dr. Travis Threats, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, FNAP, who was recently named one of the recipients of the Honors of Association from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) award. The award recognizes the recipients’ distinguished and exceptional contributions that have enhanced or altered the course of the field of speech, language and hearing over the course of their career. In an association of over 218,000 professionals, only a select number of individuals each year receive this award; it is the highest honor of the ASHA.We are honored to have you represent us! ... See MoreSee Less
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