2018 Fall Voice Conference

Keynote Speakers

Diane M. Bless, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Division of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Bless is director of the UW vocal functions laboratories communication processes unit. She has research interests in lifespan change in voice production, efficacy of treatment of vocal dysphonias, assessment/measurement of laryngeal function, and physiological effects of voice treatments. Dr. Bless heads the Division's Voice Section, which specializes in the evaluation and treatment of patients with voice, resonance, and airway disorders.


Cara E. Stepp, PhD
Assistant Professor
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Otolaryngology
Boston University

Dr. Stepp is the director of the STEPP LAB for Sensorimotor Rehabilitation Engineering at Boston University. The goal of her research is to apply engineering tools to better understand, rehabilitate, and augment disordered human communication. Her long-term research goal is to extend current and novel therapeutic advances to the voice and speech system, improving treatment alternatives.


 The Fall Voice Conference
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 will be divided among invited lectures, panel discussions, and scientific presentations. Physicians, Speech-Language Pathologists, Voice Scientists and Voice Teachers are encouraged to attend and participate.

Join us for the Fall Voice 2018 in Seattle, Washington - October 25-27, 2018.