Join Us for the National Symposium on Spasmodic Dysphonia
The NSDA is dedicated to providing support and education for people living with spasmodic dysphonia and we hope you will join us for our National Symposium on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Arlington, VA. The meeting will bring together expert faculty present and discuss the latest information on spasmodic dysphonia. Register today! More...
The meeting will be held at Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport which is located at 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA. The closest airport is National Airport (DCA) and there is a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel. The nearest Metro stop is Crystal City.
In addition to the Symposium on Saturday, there will be some optional programs including: Welcome Reception at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Dinner (additional cost)
Sunday: Half Day Tour of Washington DC (additional cost)
We hope you will join us for this exciting event and meet many Dysphonia Champions!
8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
8:15 a.m. Ambassador Program Check-in
8:45 a.m. Welcome: Charlie Reavis, NSDA President
9:00 a.m. Overview of Spasmodic Dysphonia: Steven Bielamowicz, M.D., George Washington University, Washington, DC
9:20 a.m. Use of Botulinum Toxin for the Treatment of Spasmodic Dysphonia: Christopher Chang, M.D., Fauquier Ear, Nose, & Throat Consultants, Warrenton, VA
9:40 a.m. SLAD-R Surgical Procedure for Spasmodic Dysphonia: Young J. Kim, M.D., Ph.D, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
10:00 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. Looking at the Big Picture: Possible Causes of Dystonia: Mark Hallett, M.D., National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
10:40 a.m. Research Update on Spasmodic Dysphonia: Christy Ludlow, Ph.D., James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
11:00 a.m. Question and Answer Panel
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Spanning the Spectrum of SD: Teresa Goddard, Job Accomadations Network and Judge Maryellen Halvorsen, Social Security Adminstration
2:00 p.m. Speaking Easier with Voice Exercises: Jan Potter Reed, MS, CCC-SLP, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL
2:20 p.m. Navigating Emotional Aspects of Spasmodic Dysphonia: Tom Hofmann, Ph.D., Hodges University, Naples, FL
2:40 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Living with SD Break-Out Sessions (choose one)
Living with Spasmodic Dysphonia
Family and Friends
Abductor Spasmodic Dysphonia
3:50 p.m. Key Note Speaker: Diane Rehm
4:25 p.m. Closing Remarks
4:30 p.m. Adjourn