The NSDA was established out of a desire to help people cope with those challenging voice disorders.  This news section is committed to providing research updates, resources and stories to help our Community. 

2020 NSDA Virtual Symposium

The 2020 NSDA Virtual Symposium will take 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.

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World Voice Day

World Voice Day is celebrated every April 16th with the main goal of increasing public awareness throughout the world of the importance of the voice and impact of voice problems. The 2020 theme for World Voice Day is “FOCUS ON YOUR VOICE.”

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NSDA Virtual Support Sessions

During this time of social distancing, the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association is hosting virtual support sessions to share experiences about living with spasmodic dysphonia and related voice conditions.

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NSDA Webinars

The NSDA is launching a new series of webinars in response to the COVID-19 situation with different guest speakers. Join us on Tuesday afternoons at 2 pm CT and on Thursdays at 5 pm CT.

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COVID-19 Information

We know these are uncertain times with the pandemic of COVID-19 that is impacting all aspects of our daily lives. We put together some current information along with some resources that might be helpful.

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Learn Something New

Don’t get caught in a rut while you’re at home because of restrictions from the COVID-19 situation. Check out these FREE activities and learn something new from the comfort of your home!

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Jane Gordon joins Board

Jane Gordon joins the NSDA Board, effective April, 2019. Jane is committed to a better understanding of the epidemiology of SD so that there are better standardsin diagnosis and outcomes.

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Stephie Mendel Retires

NSDA Board member Stephie Mendel announced her retirement from the Board after 16 years of service. She continues to be dedicated to the NSDA community and those living with spasmodic dysphonia.

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New Member of the Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Barkmeier-Kraemer has had an interest in spasmodic dysphonia for many years. However, she is an exciting addition to the NSDA Scientific Advisory Board because of her work with vocal tremor patients. We asked Dr. Barkmeier-Kraemer why she decided to join the NSDA Scientific Advisory Board.

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