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Laboratory for the Study of Upper Airway Dysfunction

UAD lab members attend Fall Voice Conference

Dr. Sarah Perry, James Curtis, and Dr. Kelly Silverio attended the Fall Voice Conference in Washington DC on October 12-14, 2017. The Fall Voice Conference is designed to encourage and educate professionals on a multi-disciplinary approach to the management of vocal disorders. The focus of this conference is the clinical care of patients with voice-related difficulties and how clinical and basic science research guide clinical care. The conference is divided among invited lectures, panel discussions, and scientific presentations.

Joseph Stemple, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHAF (University of Kentucky) and Nikki Johnston, PhD (Medical College of Wisconsin) were the keynote speakers. Dr. Stemple’s keynote address titled “Clinical Mantras and other Curiosities” was a highlight.

The theme of the Pre-Conference this year was "The Voice Evaluation" and was directed by Amanda Gillespie, PhD, CCC-SLP and Chandler Thompson, DMA, MS, CCC-SLP.

All three UAD lab members enjoyed the opportunity to develop collegial relationships with the national and international community of voice and swallowing experts!