WEBINAR | Focus on Voice Research: A Conversation with Dr. Gerald Berke
REGISTER HEREDate | Wednesday, November 29, 2023 Time | 2:30 PM ET (Please adjust to your time zone accordingly) Join us for an educational
Date | Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Time | 2:30 PM ET (Please adjust to your time zone accordingly)
Join us for an educational webinar on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 2:30 PM ET presented by Dysphonia International.
Please join us for an informative discussion on the latest research related to spasmodic dysphonia and similar voice conditions with Dr. Gerald Berke. Dr. Berke, a founding member of the Scientific Advisory Board since 2007 and its Chair since 2015, will be talking with President Charlie Reavis. They will be discussing current grants funded by Dysphonia International, future directions for research, and answering questions from attendees. Our community’s generous support enables us to fund research, and we are excited for this opportunity to learn from Dr. Berke about the progress in this field.
The webinar will be recorded for later viewing.
ABOUT OUR PRESENTER
ABOUT GERALD S. BERKE, MD
Dr. Berke is currently Professor and Chair Emeritus in the UCLA Department of Head and Neck Surgery and director of the UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts, which he founded, Dr. Berke is considered by his peers to be an international authority on laryngeal physiology. Born and raised in Southern California, he began developing his interest in the voice and, ultimately, his medical specialty as a rock musician and songwriter. Dr. Berke came to UCLA to complete his surgical residency after graduating from both undergraduate and medical school at the University of Southern California, and became an assistant professor, then advanced to become professor and chair of head and neck surgery.
Dr. Berke has authored over 175 papers in print and 30 grants based on laryngeal physiology and voice disorders and mentored numerous research fellows. Dr. Berke was asked to be a member of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council for six years. He performed the first functioning larynx transplant in animals and developed the only surgical treatment for adductor spasmodic dysphonia. Dr. Berke has also pioneered many of the techniques now used by laryngologists to treat patients in an office setting. Considered by his peers to be an international authority on laryngeal physiology, one of Dr. Berke’s main clinical and research focus has always been laryngeal function and the professional voice. Dr. Berke serves as the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for Dysphonia International.
(Wednesday) 2:30 pm ET
Online | Zoom
Daniel Lee Bray
ALIVE FOREVER MORE
August 24, 1984 – December 20, 2020 (36 years old)
Daniel was a son, brother, animal lover, artist, animator, poet, rapper, musician and extraordinary soul who was filled with extraordinary faith while conquering enormous challenges after being diagnosed with Spasmodic Dysphonia at 19 years old. His story is a story of triumph, victory, courage and understanding. Daniel left many life lessons and through his experience on earth he will continue to touch lives inspiring us all to be more aware and to build more awareness of what brought him home. Daniel is a warrior and his inspiration that has been collected by his family will be used to bring hope and to change the world!
“We don’t yet see things clearly. We are squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing Him directly just as He knows us!”
— 1 Corinthians 13:12
We Love You Always Dan!
ABOUT THE NSDA
- The National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association is dedicated to improving the lives of people with spasmodic dysphonia and related voice conditions through research, education, awareness and support.
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- Email:NSDA@dysphonia.orgOpens in your application