• Event Name: 2019 NSDA Symposium

  • Date: 04/27/2019

  • Cost: Registration Required - see link below

  • Location: Hilton Boston Logan Airport, One Hotel Drive
  • City: Boston, Massachusetts

  • Contact:

    Kim Kuman


    The National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association invites you to attend the 2019 NSDA Symposium on Saturday, April 27, in Boston, MA! We will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the NSDA. Join us for fellowship, education, and fun. The event will host some of the leading experts in the field of spasmodic dysphonia and related voice conditions while providing the opportunity to meet others who share a similar experience.

    What can you expect if you attend this meeting?

    Meeting others and sharing YOUR story about living with a voice condition at the Welcome Party on Friday evening prior to the symposium, and, if a first-time attendee, sign up for the SD Ambassador Program;

    Updates on the latest developments, including cutting-edge research, on spasmodic dysphonia from experts in the fields of laryngology and speech and language pathology;

    Your questions answered during panel discussions with the medical presenters.

    Participate in research studies for spasmodic dysphonia.

    Launch of the new NSDA book, Celebrating Our Voice.

    After a day of learning, relax with us on Saturday evening for an optional dinner after the symposium. Plan to stay longer and explore Boston with us! We have an optional City Tour of Boston on Sunday morning. And then in the afternoon, take in a baseball game at historic Fenway Park with the 2018 World Series Champions Boston Red Sox!


    Confirmed Medical Speakers:
    Robert Bastian | Gerald Berke | Andrew Blitzer | Glenn Bunting |
    Thomas Carroll | Christie DeLuca | Gregory Grillone | Christopher Honey | Teresa Kimberley | Laurie Ozelius | Michael Pitman | Franco Ramon | Kristina Simonyan | Phillip Song

    Keynote Speaker: John Edwardson
    Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CDW and Former President of United Airlines

    Research Opportunities
    There will be ample of opportunities to interact with scientists working on discovering the causes and mechanisms of spasmodic dysphonia as well as to directly participate in research studies benefiting the understanding of this disorder and the development of new treatment options while attending the symposium. More information will be provided to interested attendees after registration.

    Registration and Optional Activities Fees
    NSDA Member Registration Fee: $60
    Non-Member Registration Fee: $75
    Student Registration Fee: $30
    Optional Saturday Night Dinner: $65
    Optional City Tour on Sunday: $45
    Optional Red Sox Game on Sunday: $34+fees (per ticket - see link below)


    Optional Activities

    Saturday Dinner
    Join us as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the NSDA with an optional dinner at the Hilton Hotel. The cost for dinner is $65.

    Sunday Morning City Tour of Boston
    Our Beantown Trolley will pick us up at 9:00 am at the hotel and take us on an tour of the Freedtrail with photos stops along way along including Copley Square, the Navy Yard, and Fenway Park. Our driver will share fun facts and the history of Boston. The tour will last around two hours.

    Red Sox Baseball Game
    The 2018 World Series Champs are in town on Sunday, April 28, and we hope you join us as watch the Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 PM on Sunday, April 28, at historic Fenway Park. We’ve arranged tickets at a reduced rate in two adjoining sections, so click the link below to book your tickets today: click here

    Hotel Information
    The meeting will be held at the Hitlon Boston Logan Airport located at One Boston Drive in Boston. A special rate of $149 plus tax is available. To make reservations, please click here
    or use the Group Code NSD on the Hilton app. The rate is available until April 5 or until the group block is sold-out; whichever comes first.

    No worries about the airport location as soundproofed windows and plush bedding provide a restful night’s stay for travelers. Wifi is included in the rate. Special breakfast vouchers are available for $24.55 at the Hilton restaurant. Other features include:

    Ride or walk via the enclosed sky bridge to our Logan Airport hotel
    10 minutes from downtown Boston via taxi or water taxi
    24-hour courtesy bus to all airport terminals, subway and water taxi
    30,000 sq. ft. of function space located on one level for ease of flow
    24-hour Bell Desk to assist you during your stay
    Modern fitness center and in walking distance to Boston Harbor and Piers Park

    The closest airport is the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). After landing at Boston's Logan International Airport, there are two options to reach the Hilton Boston Logan Airport. The Hilton is connected directly to Terminals A and E via a covered sky bridge, a five-minute walk to the hotel. You may also contact the hotel directly by text or calling 617-681-8899 to enjoy complimentary shuttle pick-up service from all four of Logan International Airport's terminals. Walking from terminals B and C is possible, if you are unfamiliar with the airport, please contact the hotel directly to enjoy the convenience of our complimentary shuttle service.

    From the Airport by Hilton Shuttle: Follow signs to baggage claim area. Go out to the curbside area marked ''courtesy buses.'' The Hilton shuttle will arrive within 15 minutes or less of your request. Questions? Text or call 617-681-8899.

    Walking From the Airport Terminals: Terminals A & E - From Terminal A & E follow signs for ''bridge to central parking'' and ''pedestrian bridge.'' Take this walkway until the parking elevators. Proceed to second floor and into the Hilton Hotel via sky bridge.

    From Terminals B & C: Proceed to terminals A & E and follow signs for ''bridge to central parking'' and ''pedestrian bridge.'' Take this walkway until the parking elevators. Proceed to second floor and into the Hilton Hotel via sky bridge. (The Hilton shuttle is suggested for more convenient service.)

    From the Subway Station: Call text or call that hotel at 617-681-8899 to request Shuttle Service.

    Hotel Parking
    Self-parking at the hotel is $15 per day for both hotel guests and attendees of the conference.

    Casual attire is appropriate for the symposium. Since the hotel is air-conditioned, bringing a sweater or jacket is advisable. We cannot control the temperature in the meeting rooms.

    NSDA Ambassador Program
    NSDA Symposiums provide a wonderful opportunity to connect with others living with spasmodic dysphonia. For first-time attendees, we host an NSDA Ambassador Program. We will try to match people of similar experience with another experienced attendee to help answer questions and be a “point-person” at the symposium. If you have been to a NSDA Symposium or similar type meeting, we encourage you to sign up to be an Ambassador on the registration form. A follow-up survey will be sent to you after you register with additional details.

    We hope you join us for the exciting meeting in Boston!