CIICA Events

We have two types of CIICA EVENTS: CIICA LIVE and CIICA CONVERSATIONS.

CIICA LIVE events have presentations from our global Community Members on a specific topic that has been suggested, and discussion is encouraged in the chat room. They last 90 minutes, are captioned and the presentations are available afterward for those who missed them or would like to share them.

CIICA CONVERSATIONS are for small groups to discuss a suggested topic for a short time: one hour. The conversations are facilitated by some of our Community Members, captioned and the summary of the issues which emerged are published on the website afterward.

SPECIAL EVENT: CIICA'S GLOBAL CONFERENCE, CI ADVOCACY IN ACTION. Brussels, May 9/10 2024 - see below.

Below you can see the forthcoming Events and those which have already taken place. Do have a look at previous topics that interest you – and share the presentations and the summaries.

CIICA Conversation
Summaries of our CONVERSATIONS

Summaries of our CONVERSATIONS

All our CIICA CONVERSATIONS produce an agreed summary of the issues raised. Discover a range of Summaries, from Tinnitus to Rehabilitation, Young Adults to Person-Centered Care, and The Living Guidelines available here! Useful for your advocacy work!
CIICA Conversation
Person Centered CI Services: Can we measure them?

Person Centered CI Services: Can we measure them?

Led by Kris English and Paul Sommer this one hour conversation will explore further the issues of Person Centered CI services, what they look like, and how they can be assessed. Paul is an expert in patient engagement and a CI user himself.
CIICA Conversation
CIICA CONVERSATION: PARENTS INFLUENCING POLICY AND DECISION MAKERS

CIICA CONVERSATION: PARENTS INFLUENCING POLICY AND DECISION MAKERS

This Parent Conversation focusses on how parent groups have influenced public policies on hearing loss and deafness and influenced decision makers. How do you access government and how do you influence them? Sharing successes and challenges around the globe.
CIICA Conversation
YOUNG ADULTS WITH CI:  WHAT CAN/CAN’T WE REALLY  DO WITH A CI?

YOUNG ADULTS WITH CI: WHAT CAN/CAN’T WE REALLY DO WITH A CI?

Led by Jehan Daboo and Holly Loach, this one-hour conversation delved into the capabilities and limitations of cochlear implants. We debunked common myths and discussed the real-life impact on cochlear implant users.
CIICA Live
CIICA LIVE: CI ADVOCACY IN ACTION

CIICA LIVE: CI ADVOCACY IN ACTION

CI ADVOCACY IN ACTION, our live conference in Brussels was an amazing event with 100 delegates from 29 countries, including 38 CI users. This CIICA LIVE on line event will hear further from some of the speakers and share reflections and plans which have emerged from this vibrant meeting. It will also share our new resource - A Practical Guide to CI Advocacy.
CIICA Conference
CI ADVOCACY IN ACTION: FIRST GLOBAL CONFERENCE MAY 2024

CI ADVOCACY IN ACTION: FIRST GLOBAL CONFERENCE MAY 2024

CIICA's first conference: GLOBAL CI ADVOCACY IN ACTION, in Brussels at our legal home was inspiring and global. 100 delegates from 27 countries spent 2 days communicating, exploring their advocacy successes and challenges. With over a third of the participants CI users or parents, there was true representation - Nothing about us without us was a reality! Photos and presentations here now.
CIICA Conversation
CIICA CONVERSATION: YOUNG ADULTS: ACCESS TO MUSIC, THEATRE, CINEMA

CIICA CONVERSATION: YOUNG ADULTS: ACCESS TO MUSIC, THEATRE, CINEMA

This Conversation shared experiences of playing music, singing, and listening to music. It also considered accessibility at the theatre and in the cinema.
CIICA Conversation
CIICA CONVERSATION: Parents’ Groups: Changing Mindsets: How do you do it?

CIICA CONVERSATION: Parents’ Groups: Changing Mindsets: How do you do it?

World Hearing Day 2024 is about Changing Mindsets. How do you change mindsets about deafness in the family and about CI? How does your group do it? Are you successful? Read the summary of the inspiring discussion.
CIICA Conversation
Person Centred Care: Measuring Quality of Life

Person Centred Care: Measuring Quality of Life

This CIICA CONVERSATION offered the opportunity to share your cochlear implant QOL experiences with hearing loss and CI, and hear Teddy McCrackan share how their popular measure of CI QUality of Life was developed with user input. Read the summary and access the tool.