• Event Name: 2017 NSDA Spasmodic Dysphonia Symposium

  • Date: 05/06/2017

  • Cost:

  • Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Airport
  • City: Nashville, Tennessee

  • Contact:

    National Spasmodic Dysphonia Associatoin
  • 800-795-6732


    Register On-Line:

    The National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association invites you to attend our Symposium on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Airport in Nashville, TN. Join us for fellowship, education, and fun. The event will host some of the leading experts in the field of spasmodic dysphonia while providing the opportunity to meet others who share a similar experience.

    Friday, May 5, 2017 - Welcome Party at 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Symposium and optional dinner

    Sunday, May 7, 2017 - Optional Tour

    Hear some of the leading experts in the field of spasmodic dysphonia. Confirmed speakers include (more to be added):

    Vanderbilt Voice Center
    Gaelyn Garrett, M.D.
    David Francis, M.D.

    UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
    Gerald Berke, M.D., NSDA Scientific Director

    University of Minnesota, MN
    Teresa Kimberley, PT, Ph.D., NSDA Grant Recipient

    And since we will be in Music City, we will hear from one of NSDA's own!
    Greater Memphis Support Group Leader Wendy Garrison has been playing slide guitar since making Mississippi her home in 1987. She is a member of the 4-piece Oxford band “Maybelle’s Lovers” playing their original ghostly country, and new takes on cover songs. Wendy has had abductor spasmodic dysphonia since 2005. Wendy will play for us on Friday evening and during the breaks on Saturday.

    Hotel Information
    The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Airport which is located at 10 Century Boulevard in Nashville, TN. Located five minutes from Nashville International Airport (BNA) and 7 miles from downtown Nashville. There is a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport, two-rooms suites, complimentary breakfast along with drinks and snacks at the Evening Reception.

    There is a special room rate of $179 plus tax for the conference and can be booked by clicking here or use the Group Code NSD on the Hilton app. The rate is available until April 8, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

    Look for more details soon but save the date and join us!