2019 Misophonia Association Convention

Thu, October 24 2019, 7:00 PM - Sat, October 26 2019, 6:00 PM [CST]

10250, East Costilla Avenue, Centennial, CO, 80112, United States

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Thu, October 24 2019, 7:00 PM - Sat, October 26 2019, 6:00 PM [CST]

About the Event

FOR THE 

2019 Misophonia Association Convention

October 25-26, 2019

*Optional evening meet-and-greet reception

on Thursday, October 24*

 

******The 2019 Convention is sold out******

 

For ticketholders:

the event will be held at:

The Embassy Suites Denver Tech Center 

10250 East Costilla Avenue

Denver, Colorado, 80112

 

DISCOUNTED HOTEL RESERVATIONS: 
We have reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Embassy Suites for a group discounted rate of $135 USD/night plus tax. A limited number of rooms are available at this rate. All rooms are two-room suites, so parents and children and/or Misophonia sufferers can have separate spaces. 

The cut-off date to make reservations under your discounted group rate is October 4, 2019. You may book rooms via: 

 

SPEAKERS AND SCHEDULE:

The conference will be held all day on Friday October 25, and Saturday October 26, from about 8am-6pm, with an optional meet-and-greet reception on Thursday evening October 24. 

The Convention will feature 2 tracks this year: one for families/parents/children, and the other for adults with misophonia and a focus on coping skills. Keep an eye out here and on our website this summer, for details on programming: https://misophonia-association.org/2019-misophonia-convention-denver-colorado/.

Please be advised, there will be videographers and photographers on site during the Convention. For those who do not wish to be photographed, there will be a clearly-marked area in which to sit.

Our overall goal remains to create an affordable convention that will bring you the very best in current thinking, coping, management, new knowledge, and practical sessions with useful advice and support.

 

FOOD AND CONVENTION ENVIRONMENT:

Many people attending this event have specific sounds or movements that trigger their misophonia reactions. We want this to be a safe and comfortable environment for all participants. Therefore, NO FOOD, DRINK, OR GUM will be allowed into the meeting rooms. We know that there are many different types of triggers, and we do our absolute best to keep the convention environment as trigger-free as possible. However, we know it is impossible to eliminate all triggers for all sufferers, so we always ask that everyone does their best to be mindful and respectful of each other, and responsive to other people’s needs.

There will be provided snack breaks served outside of the meeting rooms, allowing for enough space to separate from others. We always try to plan the types of snacks carefully. There is a lunch break scheduled into each day where you will be on your own to get whatever you want for lunch.

 

THURSDAY EVENING WELCOME:

Join us for a Welcome/Meet & Greet on Thursday evening October 24. We will be in a private area just for our group. Children and youth welcome! Come get to know others in the misophonia community!  

 

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations made later than October 9, 2019 will be refunded at 50%, less Eventzilla registration fees. Cancellations made later than October 16, 2019 will receive a 25% refund, less Eventzilla registration fees.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS: Those wishing to apply for a scholarship towards their registration fee may contact the Misophonia Association Board at misoassociation@gmail.com. Please share information about yourself and the reason for your scholarship request.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

You can reach us by email: misoassociation@gmail.com

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MisophoniaAssociation/

Visit our website: http://www.misophonia-association.org/

 

 

“MISOPHONIA MATTERS!”

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About the Organizer

The Misophonia Association is a Non-Profit Organization that was founded in 2013 in Portland, Oregon after the first annual Misophonia Convention, with subsequent conventions Orlando, Chicago, Las Vegas, and most recently, in Bloomington, Minnesota. Our Non-profit association goals and mission include: Education, Advocacy, Research, Support, and to assist those who suffer from the condition of Misophonia, as well as their families. We stand together in our rejection of bias, prejudice, and exclusion. We value respect, encouragement, professionalism and courteous speech and behavior. We recognize effort, intentions and accomplishment. We applaud helpfulness, positivity, and collaboration. We have made tremendous progress in the past few years. We are committed to our annual convention which allows us to present a platform for gathering current and potential researchers and clinicians, and to work directly with those who suffer from Misophonia along with their families to encourage exploration and support as a group. We continue to press for legitimate peer-reviewed professional research, and we are committed to long-term dedicated and professional activities. The Misophonia Association is a non-profit funded with volunteer effort and donated time and funds.

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Event Speakers

Ali Danesch
Researcher

Ali A. Danesh Ph.D., CCC-A, FAAA, is currently a Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and also has a Secondary appointment as Professor of Biomedical Sciences in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Boca Raton, Florida, where he teaches courses in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of auditory and vestibular systems, audiology, genetics of communicative disorders, and aural rehabilitation. He also supervises graduate students at the FAU Communication Disorders Clinic. He also has appointments at the departments of Psychology, Otolaryngology, and Neurology in a variety of academic institutes. Professor Danesh has research and interest in the areas of tinnitus, hyperacusis, Misophonia, auditory evoked potentials, auditory processing disorders, auditory responses in both normal and pathological populations, vestibular assessment, and diagnostic/rehabilitative audiology.

Alison Butler is Director of Legal Services at Disability Law Colorado, and oversees all of the legal work regarding people with disabilities , including individual representation in workplace, housing and public accommodation discrimination issues, and assistance to students and parents with disability-related legal issues in schools, among others. Alison is active in providing training state-wide to other lawyers, organizations and members of the community on a multitude of disability topics, including: special education law, housing discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act, service and companion animal issues, the use of restraint in public schools and general disability awareness. She also advocates for the rights of people with disabilities through legislative and committee work. Alison joined Disability Law Colorado in 2007.

Beth Campbell
CBD Educator and Success Coach

Beth Campbell is a CBD Educator and Success Coach who lives in Bailey, Colorado. She is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Mental Health & Wellness, emphasizing Prevention Science. Through her own CBD journey and those of her clients, Beth has a passion and commitment to educating people about the topic of CBD. She will be discussing the Endocannabinoid system, the potential benefits of CBD, and sharing the most important factors in selecting and taking CBD.

Dee Dee Woodman
Licensed Professional Counselor

Dee Dee Woodman is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in individual, couples, family therapy and play therapy. She maintains a busy private practice with offices in Littleton and Wheat Ridge Colorado. With over 25 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of The University of North Texas, she works with a broad spectrum of clients. She is a certified NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) Practitioner and Coach, and has received her Advanced Training Certification in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing).

James W. Martin, Jr.
Director of Audiological Communication

James W. Martin, Jr., AuD, is the Director of Audiological Communication at Widex USA. He was born and raised in Waynesville, North Carolina and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Audiology and Speech Pathology from The Ohio State University and his Master’s Degree in Audiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He earned his Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) at Arizona School of Health Sciences.

Jaelline Jaffe
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Jaelline Jaffe PhD, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Misophonia Association Board member who has been instrumental in each of the previous five conventions. She has over 40 years of experience in offering dialectical and cognitive therapy to families and individuals, and began to offer help to those who suffer from misophonia in her California based clinic and online during the past ten years.

Marsha Johnson, AuD, has been devoted to the care of patients with tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia for 21 years at her Oregon Audiology Clinic. Her clinical background includes the terminal degree of her field, the Doctorate of Audiology (AuD). She has served on many different nonprofit boards including the American Tinnitus Association, the Tinnitus Practitioners Association, the Misophonia Association, and others.

Mercede Erfanian is a research associate and neuroscientist with a background in clinical psychology and neuroscience, with a particular focus on affective disorders. Her research is currently focused fully on misophonia, its brain mechanism, cognitive and emotional characteristics and co-morbidity with other affective disorders.

Michael Mannino joined the Center for Computational Science at University of Miami in April 2019 as Director of Programs. He has his PhD in complex systems and brain sciences, and his research was in computational neuroscience, specifically computational modeling of large-scale brain networks using nonlinear dynamical systems and neural time series analysis.

Nate Mithcell
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Nate Mitchell, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and associate professor of psychology at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Mitchell is a misophonia researcher and provides treatment for misophonia in his private practice for the last 3 years.

Patty Kalmbach received her Doctorate Degree in Audiology from Pennsylvania College of Optometry’s School of Audiology in 2007. She received her Master of Science Degree in Audiology from Colorado State University in 1987. She completed her training at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, CA and at Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Upon returning to Denver, she began an 18-year career working as a clinical Audiologist in the Neurodiagnostic Lab at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado.

Tom Dozier is a behaviorist who has researched and provided treatment for misophonia for the past 7 years. He is author of Understanding and Overcoming Misophonia and 5 journal articles. Tom founded the non-profit Misophonia Institute in 2016 to promote misophonia awareness and research

Vivien Black
Documentary film maker

Vivien Black is a student from Los Angeles, California. In pursuit of her Girl Scout Gold Award, Vivien produced, directed, and edited the short documentary, “Breaking the Sound Barrier: Teens With Misophonia.”