Virtual | Greater Detroit Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group

2021sat13feb10:30 amVirtual | Greater Detroit Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group

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It’s been awhile since we have had a chance to meet. I hope everyone has maintained their health and safety practices. I’m excited to announce that the NSDA Greater Detroit Support Group will have our next meeting on February 13th from 10:30 am ET (9:30 CT) via Zoom.

Of course those with spasmodic dysphonia, tremor, and family and friends are welcome. We are opening this zoom meeting to our neighboring states to include Wisconsin and Illinois.

Our speakers will be Dr. Adam Rubin, laryngologist and Juliana Codino, voice pathologist. Together, they make up the voice team at Lakeshore Professional Voice Center, Lakeshore Ear, Nose & Throat Center in St. Clair Shores, MI.

They will discuss diagnosis and treatment of spasmodic dysphonia (adductor, abductor, mixed) and tremor. They will discuss the pharmacology of Botox, its use in treatment, injection approaches, and also possible future directions of treatment such as the use of surgical implants and sodium oxybate. They will also discuss the team approach to patients with SD and tremor, and the role of voice therapy to maximize the effect of Botox and eliminate maladaptive compensatory behavior that can limit its efficacy.

Dr. Rubin and Ms. Codino treat numerous patients with spasmodic dysphonia and tremor, as well as other voice disorders, such as vocal fold masses and paralysis. They also have histories in the performing arts which make them more sensitive to and passionate about treating patients with voice problems. Every year they put on a World Voice Day Concert in which they and patients perform to raise vocal health awareness. We hope to be involved in future concerts! Take a peek at their YouTube channel for some past performances by clicking HERE. Their website is

Time will be left for questions and answers. I look forward to seeing all of you. Please RSVP to my email at:

Joining is easy!
Register HERE
Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the meetings at their scheduled time.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

10:30 AM ET
Sign-in a few minutes prior to the meeting to make sure video and audio is working properly.

These virtual sessions will be hosted utilizing Zoom, an online meeting
platform. You can participate via video or audio. These meetings are password protected to ensure your privacy.

For more information please contact:
The Greater Detroit Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group Leader
Dennis Kaszeta | 


(Saturday) 10:30 am ET


Dennis Kaszeta

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