In this section you will find information about CIICA's events.
What are the global barriers to CI in children - and to the services they require? Members of CIICA from round the globe shared their barriers they experience and how they address them. A lively session revealed not only the challenges but the passion which individuals and groups bring to the issues - chaired by Eddie Mukaaya of Uganda. You can see the pdfs and the captioned presentations even if you couldn't be there!
This CIICA CONVERSATION brought together CI users from 5 countries to discuss some of the issues important to them. How do CI influence our human connections? See the issues which emerged in the conversation led by h Bowen Tang, President IFHOHYP, CI user and based in Canada, and Qais Khan, CI user and Graphic Designer, UK.
Vivi Wilhelm, CI user and Student in Germany, and Qais Khan, CI user and Graphic Designer, based in UK. Download the summary here.
THIS CONVERSATION WAS FULL. Adult CI users joined this CIICA CONVERSATION about Adult service after CI, and discussed challenges and recommendations about post-implant services. What would you like to see? Our small group, one hour conversation wasfacilitated by Kris English, Lise Hamlin and Ali Marinelli. 13 CI users from 12 countries joined. SEE THE SUMMARY
This, our fifth CIICA LIVE event, on the eve of International CI day and our first birthday, was on the topic of the Global Impact of the Pandemic on CI users, families and services. Our global network shared their experiences of the huge impact of the pandemic – If you couldn't join us the captioned videos and pdfs of presentations available here. More videos available on our news page - do look
This CIICA CONVERSATION about life with CI for 18-30 year olds was lively with 11 young adults from 9 countries sharing those issues that are important to them. The conversation was facilitated by Bowen Tang, himself an implant user. You can download the summary of the fascinating conversation here.
Our fourth CIICA LIVE event was on the topic of Adult CI Rehabilitation, an often neglected area. We heard from Adult CI users their thoughts about their experiences and what is provided ......and what is needed. Clearly the term Rehabilitation doesn't describe it and learning to use and manage the technology is not straightforward!
CIICA CONVERSATIONS provide you with an opportunity to share experiences with others in a small group on a specific topic of interest to you. These global conversations provide a stimulating and inspiring forum. This Conversation, led by Anita Grover and Helen Cullington explored our experiences of Telepractice and what we have learned, with contributions by Noel Kenely and Candice Gray from Perth, Australia.
CIICA CONVERSATIONS are a new opportunity to discuss issues important to you in a small group – maximum 20.
Our first CIICA conversation discussed the impact of the pandemic on services – considering the issues faced by users and those who deliver services and be led by Anita Grover, CEO of AVUK, and an implant user herself. The outcomes of the inspiring discussions are here.
This, our third CIICA LIVE event, explored the evidence for the cost-effective arguments for CI, the success of the Spend2Save arguments, and specific examples of challenge and success in funding CI provision globally by advocacy groups. 122 registrants from 34 countries shared the energising presentations.
The pdfs and captioned videos of the energising presentations are here.