2016 Fall Voice Conference
October 13-15, 2016
DoubleTree Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona

General Information

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.

Fall Voice 2016 Main Program

Friday, October 14 - Saturday, October 15


Keynote Speakers

Thomas Murry, Ph.D.
Professor of Speech Pathology in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Thomas Murry, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda California is co-director of the Loma Linda Voice and Swallowing Center. He is also the owner of MURRY ASSOCIATES, a consulting group specialized in program development, clinical services management, curriculum development, editorial services, and solutions for special problems of the voice, breathing and swallowing. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida and his post-doctoral training from the Communication Sciences Laboratory, University of Florida.
Tobias Riede, DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor, Midwestern University

Dr. Tobias Riede, Assistant Professor at Midwestern University has extensive research interests in vocal production, in the integration of respiratory and vocal movements as well as in vocal communication. Specifically, he studies basic mechanisms and constraints underlying voice production. He uses neurophysiological techniques, macroscopic and microscopic imaging, sound analysis and biomechanical tests in order to explore how complex vocal behavior in vertebrates is generated and controlled, and how it evolved.

Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
  • Dysphagia and Transnasal Esophagoscopy (TNE) Hands-on Workshop (CME accredited course limited to first 30 registrants)
    8:00am - 2:00pm -  AGENDA
  • Introduction to High Resolution Manometry for ENT & SLP Course
    2:00pm - 5:00pm -  AGENDA

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - Pre Conference
  • SLP Pre-Conference: "Voice Treatment and Maintenance Across the Lifespan: Considerations for the Vocal Athlete"
  • Laryngology Fellows Day (Fellowship candidates, in fellowship and 1 year Post-Fellowship)  MAIN PROGRAM
  • Early Career Laryngologists Program (Two-Seven Years Post Fellowship)
  • Icarus at LFD/ECL - A joint meeting will be held between the LFD and ECL on Thursday, October 13th. Jim Burns will be leading the discussion and is asking all involved to submit cases in advance. If you have a case you would like presented at the Icarus, please sent it to Jim Burns @ burns.james@mgh.harvard.edu
Friday, October 14, 2016 - Main Conference

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Main Conference/PAVA Concurrent Session

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - PAVA/NSDA Concurrent Sessions