CI2019 Pediatric
Treating the Whole Child
16th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children twitter @ACIAlliance fb @ACIAlliance

July 10-13, 2019

The Diplomat Beach Resort  Hollywood, FL

Event Details

Date & Location:
July 10-13, 2019
The Diplomat Beach Resort
Hollywood, FL

Educational Directors:
Ivette Cejas, PhD
Fred F. Telischi, MD

Organized by:
American Cochlear Implant Alliance and University of Miami, Department of Otolaryngology/Ear Institute

July 10: Pre-Conference Activities
July 11-13: CI2019 Pediatric
July 13: Post-Conference Spanish Language Symposium

About CI2019 Pediatric

The CI2019 Pediatric Symposium will assemble a multi-specialty group of clinicians and scientists to explore the 2019 Program Theme: Treating the Whole Child. The CI2019 Pediatric Program will explore the following topics:

  1. Beyond the CI: The Role of Therapy, Education and Family Engagement
  2. Moving the Field Forward: Expanding Indications & Special Needs Populations
  3. New Models of Service Delivery: Models for a Global Healthcare Market
  4. Complex Cases: Surgical and Audiological Management
  5. Advancements in Pediatric CI: Science, Technology, and Medicine

CME and CEU credits will be provided for this activity. Click here to review the Continuing Education Policies.

About ACI Alliance

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The American Cochlear Implant Alliance is a not-for-profit membership organization created with the purpose of eliminating barriers to cochlear implantation by sponsoring research, driving heightened awareness and advocating for improved access to cochlear implants for patients of all ages across the US. ACI Alliance members are clinicians, scientists, educators, and others on cochlear implant teams as well as parent and consumer advocates. An annual meeting for professional members is convened.

Abstract Submission

The Call for Abstracts for CI2019 Pediatric is Now Open! The scientific program committee welcomes your abstract submissions on the CI2019 Program Themes, as well as other research on cochlear implants and other auditory technology. All presenters of papers and posters are required to register for CI2019 and are responsible for their own travel expenses.

The Program Committee has the responsibility to review and rank all abstracts that are submitted. Abstracts will be considered for both Podium and Poster Presentations. Email notifications will be sent to the corresponding author.

Student Poster Competition: A Student Poster Competition will be held for those enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, residency or fellowship program. An academic advisor or another university official must verify student/resident status.  Students may enter a poster abstract for the competition as part of the CI2019 Call for Abstracts. 

Click here to review additional details and submit your abstract.


Advance Registration for CI2019 Pediatric will open in January 2019. Questions about registration? Please contact CI2019 Registration Services at 312-202-5244 or

Scholarships: Student Scholarships are offered annually by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. Scholarship information for CI2019 Pediatric will be available Fall of 2018.

Join us for a Saturday Afternoon Spanish Language Symposium:

Leading clinicians and researchers from Latin America and the United States will come together to provide a global perspective on managing the whole child from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Complex pediatric cases and advanced program strategies will be considered. This 3-hour post-conference segment will be given entirely in Spanish language.

There will be a small additional cost to attend for registered CI2019 Attendees, and also an opportunity for non-CI professionals with an interest in pediatric hearing loss who are not attending the CI2019 meeting to attend the Symposium for a fee. Registration will be available in January 2019.

Venue & Headquarters Hotel

Plan to join ACI Alliance members, colleagues, and members of industry in South Florida, famous for beaches, Cuban coffee, salsa dancing, lobster, and living the Salt Life! Check back for a list of activities in and around South Florida to make the most of your trip.

The venue is The Diplomat Beach Resort in beautiful Hollywood, FL, which is easily accessible via Miami International and Ft. Lauderdale Airports. The Diplomat boasts large conference spaces, beachfront views and access, newly-renovated guest rooms and multiple new restaurant concepts. Click here to make your reservation at the negotiated group rate.

Access: The conference is accessible to people with hearing loss. All sessions on Wednesday-Saturday morning will have real-time captioning in English. Spanish language captions will be available on attendees’ smart phones and pads.

The Diplomat Hotel conference facility is fully accessible to people with physical disabilities. Additionally, there are guest rooms that are accessible for people with disabilities.

Childcare: Childcare is available. The Diplomat offers a supervised childcare program onsite at the Kids Club for children ages 4-12 years. The hotel concierge can assist with providing in-room babysitting services that have bonded and licensed sitters. Three agencies recommended by the hotel concierge are:

Escape Sitters: (954) 481-2122 (Escape Sitters offers multi-lingual services for children 0 – 17); The Babysitting Company: (888) 407-7822; Nanny Poppinz: (877) 262-6694
The Diplomat Beach Resort
3555 S Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
P: 954-602-6000
Hotel Website


Don't miss this excellent opportunity to interact with over 1300 physicians, audiologists, speech pathologists, educators, hearing scientists and members of industry. This three-day meeting provides educational and networking opportunities as well as the chance to interact directly with you, our corporate partners. Attendees come prepared to explore a range of hearing loss and varying technology needs by comparing products firsthand and planning purchases. Anticipate a high level of engagement and we encourage you to showcase your technology beyond the cochlear implant.

For more information and to apply to exhibit, view the Exhibitor Prospectus