Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dr. Susan Knight Named Chancellor of Memorial University

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Shallaway - Newfoundland and
Labrador Youth in Chorus, I am delighted to share with you news that
Dr. Susan Knight – Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus, Shallaway
Newfoundland and Labrador Youth in Chorus - has been appointed the new
Chancellor of Memorial University.

Susan's appointment was announced on September 26th by Kathy
Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. As the Premier
noted, Susan's appointment represents the first time in the history of
Memorial University that a woman has held this position!

We are truly thrilled and offer our sincerest congratulations to Susan!

Karen Skinner


Board of Directors

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

AQL 2013 First Call for Papers, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, June 3-4, 2013



AQL 2013

10th International Conference on

Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech Research

June 3rd & 4th, 2013


Student Workshops

June 2nd & 5th, 2013


Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


Attached please find the official First Call for Papers document. The Final Call for Papers, providing further details is scheduled for broadcast via email around November 15, 2012. The online abstract submission will become active by October 1, 2012 at: The deadline for abstract submission is January 10, 2013. For up-to-date information on AQL 2013, please bookmark our official website at:



Additional questions can be addressed to Mrs. Ann Hurley at



Welcome to Cincinnati!


Since its inception in 1996, the International Conference on Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech Research (AQL) has become one of the most valuable scientific meetings in the field of voice research. AQL is an advanced-level mid-size scientific conference specialized in quantitative methods for measurement and modeling of voice and speech, with an emphasis on translational research and clinical voice assessment.


The 10th AQL International Conference will be the first AQL conference that will take place in the United States. The 2-day core AQL conference will be hosted in the conference facilities of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), on June 3rd and 4th, 2013. In addition, six student workshops will be hosted in conference facilities and laboratories at CCHMC and the University of Cincinnati (UC), on June 2nd and June 5th, 2013. The student workshops will be presented by internationally known scientists with active scholarship in the Cincinnati area.


In AQL 2013, we especially encourage translational research studies in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech. We invited keynote speakers who combine substantial track record in clinical laryngology and voice research. The keynote speakers, Drs. Gerald Berke (University of California Los Angeles), Robin Cotton (Cincinnati Children's Hospital and University of Cincinnati), Marshall Smith (University of Utah), and Mark Courey (University of California San Francisco); are amongst the most prominent otolaryngology experts. They will address the AQL Conference on the clinical needs for and the challenges to Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech Research in the areas of adult and pediatric voice. Discussion panels will follow each keynote lecture, which will add a very necessary supplemental translational value to the meeting. The goal is not only to report what we achieved in quantitative laryngology and voice research, but also to address the most immediate research needs of clinical laryngology and voice. It will help the scientists explore new translational research questions and will challenge the students to select new long-term paths for their scholarly development.


The 10th AQL will produce 2-page summary proceedings, which will be made available in print and online at the time of the conference. In addition, selected AQL 2013 papers will be published after peer review in a special supplement issue of the Journal of Voice.


We are looking forward to seeing you next year in the beautiful city of Cincinnati!


Dimitar Deliyski, PhD

Sid Khosla, MD

Alessandro de Alarcon, MD

Chairs of AQL 2013


Monday, September 17, 2012

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