2018 Fall Voice Conference
October 25-27, 2018
Motif, Seattle, Washington

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
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.