|Introduction:||Welcome to Båsenberga…
… and to the HEAD Graduate School Second Summer Workshop. The purpose of the workshop is twofold: to give doctoral students within the field of hearing impairment and deafness hands-on experience of what it is like to be involved in organising a scientific conference, and to provide a forum for them to discuss their research with senior scientists as well as user organisations and industrial actors. This year’s programme includes a total of 22 presentations by researchers within the field of hearing and deafness, including presentations by HEAD doctoral students and state-of-the-art presentations by seniors within the HEAD milieu. We are pleased to have keynote addresses given by three of our distinguished international guests, namely Sigfrid D. Soli, Brian C. J. Moore and Kathy Pichora-Fuller. In addition to the scientific contributions, the programme includes presentations by representatives from organisations with an interest in the field of hearing and deafness, namely The Association of the Swedish Deafblind, The Swedish National Association of the Deaf, The Swedish Cochlear Implant Children Society and The Swedish Association of Hard of Hearing People.
HEAD doctoral students and postdocs along with our administrative team have put a lot of work into planning the workshop, aiming for a good mix of science and social activities to give you a lasting impression of what’s new at HEAD.
Chairman of the Organising Committee and
Director of Studies at HEAD Graduate School
The workshop was organised by Mary Rudner, Marie-Louise Lund Mattsson, Björn Lidestam, Åsa Skagerstrand, Sarah Granberg, Kim Kähäri, Magnus Emilsson, Cecilia Henricson, Elisabet Classon, Elaine Hoi-Ning Ng, and Sushmit Mishra.