The 2020 NSDA Virtual Symposium took place on Saturday, May 2, 2020, with a combination of live and pre-recorded presentations. This conference was originally scheduled to take place in the Detroit area, but it was canceled due to the situation with the COVID19 pandemic. Some of our speakers from that meeting joined us for this virtual one, along with more guest speakers. We thank all of our speakers who took the time to record sessions, often times, from their home. The recorded sessions along with the live sessions are available to view on the NSDA YouTube page

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Live Symposium Presentations

An Interview with Jaime Schmidt

Jaime Schmidt is the author of SUPERMAKER: Crafting Business on Your Own Terms, as well as founder and former CEO of Schmidt’s Naturals, which was acquired by Unilever in 2017. Today, as an investor with her fund Color, and through her media company Supermaker, Schmidt is elevating emerging and underrepresented entrepreneurs. Jaime also has spasmodic dysphonia but this has not stopped her from pursuing her ambitious dreams. Join us for a live interview with Jaime as she shares her story with the NSDA! 

Adam Rubin, MD | Gerald Berke, MD | Juliana Codino, Phc, CCC-SLP | Glendon Gardner. MD | Ross Mayerhoff, MD
Moderators: Kimberly Kuman | Charlie Reavis

Warren Bandel | Mary Bifaro | Christie DeLuca, CCC-SLP | Scott Flanagan
Moderator: Kimberly Kuman

Carolyn Baylor, PhD, CCC-SLP  | Michael Hammer, PhD  | Juergen Konczak, PhD | Arash Mahnan | Yin Yiu, MD Moderators: Kimberly Kuman | Charlie Reavis

Recorded Symposium Presentations

The presentations from the virtual symposium are available to view on YouTube. You can click the blue link below to go to the playlist or click on the underlined title of the presentation you would like to view. 

National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association: Looking Towards the Future

Charlie Reavis