53rd Symposium Dates: May 29th – June 2nd, 2024

2024 Agenda | Symposium Registration | Faculty Disclosures | Continuing Education Credits | Master Class

What is the Annual Symposium?

The Annual Symposium is a five-day international meeting, held in Philadelphia USA, featuring advanced programming presented by leading professionals in the voice care field. Papers, Posters, Workshops and Panels are presented to educate the scientific and artistic communities about advances being made in voice science, care and training.

Voice professionals, including surgeons, scientists, speech-language pathologists, voice teachers, performing artists and students from all over the world come to gather the most up-to-date research findings, therapeutic techniques, and improved surgical methods in the field of voice medicine. At this event, participants have the opportunity to network with colleagues, see product demonstrations, learn cutting-edge techniques and earn continuing education credits.

The Voice Foundation Symposium is CME and CEU -accredited.

The program is designed to encourage upcoming researchers and teachers. As part of the symposium, young researchers have an opportunity to connect with and learn from senior scientists by first presenting their research as posters and, as they progress, as oral presentations.

Who Will Be At The Symposium?

More than 500 voice care professionals attend, including a strong faculty attendance from hospitals and universities world-wide. Papers presented at this Symposium educate the public and the scientific community on the latest advances in voice science and care.

  • Representatives from approximately 35 states and 30 countries
  • Researchers in Otolaryngology, Voice Science, Speech Pathology and Vocal Pedagogy
  • Speech Language Pathologists in Voice
  • Professors and Teachers of Singing, Acting and Speaking
  • Otolaryngologists, Fellows, Residents and Graduate Students in training
  • Performing Artists and Celebrities

Why Attend the Annual Symposium?

  • Network with the world’s leading Otolaryngologists, SLPs, Scientists, Performing Artists and Teachers.
  • For the INTERDISCIPLINARY presentations, posters and workshops
  • For the most up-to-date research information for diagnosis, treatment and care of the voice
  • Possibility to earn CME Credit Hours
  • Possibility to earn CEU Credit Hours
  • Be part of advancing the research, diagnosis and treatment of the Professional Voice, helping those who depend on their voices to earn a living, including Actors; Singers; Broadcasters; Teachers; Physicians; Lawyers; Salespeople and countless others
  • Unite Medicine, Science & Art
  • Review the offerings of companies with products specific to Voice

Annual Symposium Research Awards

The New Investigators Research Forum Award gives two young researchers the opportunity to present their research-in-progress to the world’s most respected scientists in the field for feedback, as well as free registration to the symposium.

Symposium Committees

Planning Committee
Michael S. Benninger, Mary Hawkshaw, Michael M. Johns, Robert T. Sataloff
Ronald C. Scherer, Nancy P. Solomon, Johan Sundberg

Scientific Program
David Eddins, Ronald C. Scherer, Johan Sundberg, Nancy P. Solomon

Medical Program
Michael S. Benninger, Thomas Carroll, Michael M. Johns, Robert T. Sataloff

Speech-Language Pathology
Mary(Molly) Erickson, Amanda Gillespie, Thomas Murry, Robert T. Sataloff

Voice Pedagogy
Ken Bozeman, David Meyer, John Nix

Philip Doucette, Bridget Rose, Jennifer Yeatts

Panel Development
Robert T. Sataloff, MD

Young Laryngologists
Aaron Jaworek, Chair

New Investigators Research Forum
Rita Patel, PhD, Chair
Mara Behlau, Christian Herbst, Shigeru Hirano, David Meyer

Quintana Voice Research Award
Ronald C. Scherer, Chair
Mara Behlau, Dimitar Deliyski, Ulrich Eysholdt, Luc Mongeau, Jan Švec, Johan Sundberg

Hamdan Best Student / Giselle Oliveira Awards Committee
Shaheen Awan, Chair
Claudia Eckley, Jeannette LoVetri, Lyndsay Leigh Madden, Stephanie Misono, Peter Popolo

Hamdan International Presentation Award
Rahul Shrivastav, Chair
Jonathan Bock, Ray Colton, Aaron Johnson

Sataloff Award for Young Investigators
Norman Hogikyan, Chair
Dale Ekbom, Eric Hunter
Denis Lafreniere, David E. Rosow, Kristiane van Lierde

Van L. Lawrence Fellowship Award
Robert T. Sataloff, Chair
Diana Allan, Margaret Baroody, Lynn Helding, Adam Rubin, Josef Schlömicher-Thier

Dysphonia International Research Award (DIRA) Award
Linda Carroll, Chair
Chaya Guntupalli (Nanjundeswaran), Cara Stepp, Gayle Woodson