Virtual |New York City Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group

2021tue26jan7:00 pmVirtual |New York City Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group Event Organized ByAdrienne Simons

Event Details


You are invited to a virtual meeting of the New York City Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 7:00 pm ET. Our guest speakers will be Dr. Jürgen Konczak and Arash Mahnan. They will share an update on their research for a new treatment option for spasmodic dysphonia, vibro-tactile stimulation.
Jürgen Konczak, PhD is a Full Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota. He is the head of the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory and also serves as director of a university-wide Center for Clinical Movement Science that includes over 30 faculty from the allied health, clinical, engineering and movement sciences. Dr. Konczak’s research focuses on the neurophysiology and biomechanics of human motor function in clinical and special populations. He has published extensively in the area of neuromotor control, motor development and motor dysfunction due to neurological diseases such as ataxia, Parkinson’s disease and dystonia. His research has been funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the German Science Foundation and the European Commission
Arash Mahnan is a Ph.D. Candidate and MnDrive Fellow at the University of Minnesota, where his research focus is the study of neurophysiological mechanisms behind neurological movement disorders and the development of medical devices for neurorehabilitation. He holds an MS in biomedical engineering from Tehran Polytechnic University, Iran. Since 2016, he has been involved in a string of projects that concerns a potential new treatment for voice disorder spasmodic dysphonia (SD) through vibro-tactile stimulation (VTS) of the larynx. In addition, he has designed a wearable device that is currently undergoing usability and feasibility testing for the future application of VTS in spasmodic dysphonia.
Following our guest presentations, there will be time for questions and discussion.
Joining is easy!
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You’ll receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the meeting at its scheduled time.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
7:00 PM EST
a few minutes prior to the meeting to
make sure video and audio is working properly
This virtual session will be hosted utilizing Zoom, an online
meeting platform. You can participate via video or audio.
This meeting is password protected to ensure your privacy.
Come join us! 
For more information please contact:
The New York City Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group Leader
Adrienne Simons |


January 26, 2021 7:00 pm ET(GMT-04:00)

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