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.
The CIICA Conversation for 18-30's focused on what changes are needed to improve the lives of cochlear implant advocates in society. There was a lively conversation and do SEE THE SUMMARY HERE
The Living Guidelines Recommendations are now open for consultation until 31 May and this was an opportunity to discuss them and to be clear about how you can contribute your comments. SEE THE SUMMARY HERE.
Our last conversation on tinnitus and CI raised some interesting issues, this was a chance to follow up some of them and bring more of your own! Do you have tinnitus and a CI? has it changed? Any idea why if it has? READ THE SUMMARY HERE
The presentations at this exciting CIICA LIVE event explored the concept and provision of Person and Family Centered Care in CI Services, following on from our Conversations, and the input to our global survey. What does it look like from the point of view of users, families and providers? Have a look - PDFS and captioned videos available now.
We discussed our communication challenges in public places and how we manage in specific scenario such as cafes, restaurants, concerts, conferences and other places you can think of! DOWNLOAD THE AMAZING SUMMARY HERE.
Person-centred care features in many health care services - what about CI services? What are the key features of person-centred care? What is your experience? This one hour Conversation, led by Kris English and Shari Eberts discussed what it could look like. READ THE SUMMARY HERE
This CIICA CONVERSATION on the Living Guidelines is the fourth in the series; the Conversation with 25 participants from 9 countries, explored the outcome measures which are important to CI users. What is important for your Quality of Life? The Conversation influenced the recommendations of the Living Guidelines.
There were over 1000 responses to our global survey of adults with CI - what services would you like and what are you getting? This inspiring CIICA LIVE event explored some of the issues emerging from your responses: funding, lifelong services, decision making, peer groups and counselling services. PDFs and Captioned videos available now.
This inspiring session was chaired by Bowen Tang, CI User, and President of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People, IFHOHYP. We heard from young CI users from around the globe about their experiences of the challenges and opportunities at home, school, higher education and work. SEE THE PDFs AND CAPTIONED PRESENTATIONS.