Join us for the 2024 Dysphonia International Symposium

Celebrate 35 years of collaboration, innovation and community with Dysphonia International at our Anniversary Symposium! The meeting will take place in Tampa, FL, on Saturday, May 4, 2024! This is your chance to be a part of a milestone event that brings together people living with vocal disorders with medical experts in the field of spasmodic dysphonia and related voice conditions. Gain valuable insights, connect with like-minded individuals, and be at the forefront of advancements in voice disorders.

What can you expect if you attend the 2024 Symposium?

  • Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Dysphonia International.
  • Meet new friends at the Welcome Party on Friday evening before the Symposium. Don’t miss the “pass the mic” portion, where you can share your voice journey.
  • If you are a first-time attendee or you’ve been to many symposiums, sign up for the Ambassador Program and have a “buddy” at the meeting.
  • Hear from experts in the fields of laryngology and speech and language pathology.
  • Have your questions answered during panel discussions with the medical presenters.
  • Attend breakout sessions for more intimate exchanges with other attendees.
  • Sign up for the 5th Walk for Talk and pick up the latest swag.
  • find fellowship, education, and fun!

Event Schedule

On Friday, May 3, 2024, come and join us for a Welcome Party at 7:30 PM ET. It’s a fantastic chance to connect with new friends and enjoy an engaging “pass the mic” session where you can share your voice journey. The Symposium kicks off at 9:00 AM ET and wraps up at 4:45 PM ET. An optional dinner will follow in the evening.

Hotel Information

The Symposium will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore located at 555 North Westshore Boulevard in Tampa, FL. A special rate of $169 plus tax for a single or double room is available until April 8, 2024, or sooner if the room block fills. Enjoy spacious accommodation 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, an evening reception, and free airport transportation. The best way to book your discounted rate is to book at this special link.

Additionally, you can visit, search for Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore, and use the group code CESDYS.


The nearest airport is Tampa International Airport (TPA), situated approximately four miles from the hotel. Enjoy the convenience of a complimentary shuttle service from the airport to the hotel.

Hotel Parking

Self-parking at the hotel is free for both hotel guests and attendees of the conference. 


Casual attire is appropriate for the symposium. Since the hotel is air-conditioned, bringing a sweater or jacket is advisable. We cannot control the temperature in the meeting rooms.

Ambassador Program

The Symposium provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with others living with spasmodic dysphonia and related voice conditions. We host an Ambassador Program where first-time attendees are matched with another experienced attendee to help answer questions and be a “point-person” at the symposium. If you have been to a Symposium or similar type meeting, we encourage you to sign up to be an Ambassador on the registration form. After you register, a follow-up survey will be sent to you with additional details.

About the Area

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