2023 Dysphonia International Symposium

2023sat29apr9:15 amsat4:45 pm2023 Dysphonia International Symposium

Event Details


Join us for the 2023 Dysphonia International Symposium
After three years of virtual symposiums, Dysphonia International plans to return to an in-person format on April 29, 2023, at Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit – Livonia/Novi in Michigan. Join us to hear leading experts in spasmodic dysphonia and related voice conditions and have the opportunity to meet others who share a similar experience.

What can you expect if you attend this meeting?
• Attend the inaugural symposium of Dysphonia International.
• Meet others and share YOUR story about living with a voice disorder at the Welcome Party on Friday evening prior to the symposium, and, if a first-time attendee, sign up for the Ambassador Program.
• Hear updates on the latest developments, including 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.
• Fellowship, education, and fun!

While the Symposium will not be live-streamed, we plan to record many of the morning sessions so that they may be viewed after the meeting. The afternoon sessions are focused on smaller breakout sessions and are more interactive.

Our speakers include:
(in order of presentation at the Symposium) 

  • Adam Rubin, MD | Lakeshore Professional Voice Center
  • Juliana Cordino, PhD, CCC-SLP | Lakeshore Professional Voice Center
  • Ross Mayerhoff, MD | Henry Ford Health System
  • N. Scott Howard, MD | University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
  • Anjli Lodhavia, MS, CCC-SLP | Henry Ford Health System
  • Nick Prefontaine | Founder and CEO of Common Goal


Event Schedule
On Friday, April 28, 2023, join us for Welcome Party at 7:30 PM ET. It is a wonderful opportunity to socialize and meet many new friends. Don’t miss the “pass the mic” portion, where you can share your voice journey. The Symposium will begin at 9:15 AM ET and conclude at 4:45 PM ET. An optional dinner will follow the evening. Be sure to check our website for more details.

Hotel Information
The Symposium will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit – Livonia/Novi located at 19525 Victor Parkway, Livonia, MI. A special rate of $129 plus tax for a single or double room is available until April 14, 2023, or sooner if the room block fills. Enjoy spacious accommodations in this all-suite hotel, where a separate living area and bedroom are standard. This rate includes complimentary Wi-Fi, a cooked-to-order breakfast, and an evening reception. The best way to book your discounted rate is to visit your booking link: click here.

Additionally, you can visit www.hilton.com, search for Embassy Suites Detroit Livonia Novi Hotel, and use the group code: XDS. You can also call 1-800-HILTONS and reference the room block for Dysphonia International Symposium to reserve your room at the discounted rate.

The hotel is located off I-275 in southeast Michigan, within 25 minutes of Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and downtown Ann Arbor. Downtown Detroit is 26 miles away. A taxi or a ride share like Uber and Lyft are about $35-40 each way from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Self-parking at the hotel is free for hotel guests and Symposium attendees.

About the Area
Detroit is the largest city in the Midwestern state of Michigan. Near Downtown, the neoclassical Detroit Institute of Arts is famed for the Detroit Industry Murals painted by Diego Rivera and inspired by the city’s ties to the auto industry, giving it the nickname “Motor City.” Detroit is also the birthplace of Motown Records, whose chart-topping history is on display at their original headquarters, Hitsville U.S.A. Livonia is a western suburb of Detroit. https://visitdetroit.com.

If you have any questions, please contact us at events@dysphonia.org.


(Saturday) 9:15 am - 4:45 pm ET


Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit - Livonia/Novi

19525 Victor Parkway, Livonia, MI