The 9th International Conference on
Voice Physiology and Biomechanics

April 10-12, 2014
Salt Lake City - Utah - USA

We are honored to invite you to the 9th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics in Salt Lake City, Utah - USA

The conference will be held at the Marriott Downtown (City Creek) and it is hosted by the National Center for Voice and Speech | University of Utah. It will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of current scientific research on the larynx and voice. The emphasis of this conference will be on basic and applied research, rather than clinical treatment studies.


We encourage investigators working in the following areas/themes to attend the conference:

Laryngeal pathologies
Modeling Molecular
& Cellular Biology


Tissue Engineering



April 9th - 7pm - 9pm ( Salon E - Marriott Hotel, City Creek)


April 10th - 7:30PM meet in in Marriott Hotel Lobby to go as a group to attend the Mormon Tabernacle Rehearsal on Temple Square


April 11th - 8:30pm FREE CONCERT(Alta Room at Marriott Hotel)

It has been a tradition at the ICVPB meetings to have scientists do some singing. Many scientists are attracted to voice because of their own interest in vocal music. We invite you to our evening to show, with your contribution, the other half of yourself. All kinds of music are welcome. A pianist for your presentation is available. Please get in contact with the conference coordinator to register.



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Registraion Fee:


Professional - $375



Student - $250




Payment Options:
You can pay online via credit card or mail a check to the NCVS


Click link above to Register online (you may choose the mail check option)


Mail Check to:
NCVS at U of U
136 South Main Street, Suite 320
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Attn: Carrie Pymm


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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION (Deadline December 2)


No Longer Open



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CONFERENCE DINNER - April 11 - 7:00 PM

$75 (additional fee from registration)


April 11 - 7pm in the Alta Conference room at the Marriott Hotel (City Creek)

3 course meal

Concert to follow 8:30pm


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The two special sessions will be:
1.       Neuromechanics of Voice Production

2.       Break-out Work Session on Benchmarks and Future Goals for Simulation


SCHEDULE - (Subject to change)
(Download PDF)


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Dr. Pascal Belin - Norm-Based Coding of Voice Identity in the Human Brain


Obtained a degree of engineering from Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France) in 1992, and a PhD in Cognitive Sciences from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris, France) in 1997. He then joined the Montreal Neurological Institute (McGill University, Canada) as a postdoctoral fellow, and the Département de Psychologie at Université de Montréal in 2001 as an assistant-professor. He joined the Department in August 2005. His research interests are in the cognitive neuroscience of auditory processing in general, of voice processing in particular. Laboratory website 

Dr. Daniel Margoliash - Neuroethology Perspectives in Vocal Learning

1975 - B.Sc. (Biology), California Institute of Technology.
1981 - M.Sc. (BioInformation Systems), California Institute of Technology.
1983 - Ph.D. (Engineering Science and Neurobiology), California Institute of Technology.
Thesis advisor: Masakazu Konishi
1984-86 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Depts Physiology & Biology, Washington Univ, St. Louis (Nobuo Suga)
1986-   University of Chicago - Currently Professor in Departments of Organismal Biology and Anatomy & Psychology



Dr. Jaromír Horácek - Computational Modeling of Airway Acoustics


Jaromír Horácek (born in Prague, 1946)

  • 1970 – Ing. (MSc.), Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, specialization in Material Engineering,
  • 1977 – research degree CSc. (equivalent to PhD.) in Mechanics of Solids in 1977,
  • 1990 - DrSc., scientific degree Doctor of Sciences in Technical Sciences obtained at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Prague,
  • from 1972 - working at the Institute of Thermomechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague.

Main fields of research interest: flow-induced vibrations, aeroelasticity, dynamics and instabilities of structures, and other aspects of fluid-structure interaction, acoustic-structural couplings, biomechanics of voice.




Dr. Mariah Hahn- Vocal fold regeneration and the biomaterial microenvironment


Dr. Mariah Hahn received her BS in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998. She went on to pursue a PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under Prof. Robert Langer and Dr. Steven Zeitels. Dr. Hahn then conducted a post-doc with Prof. Jennifer West of Rice University in cardiovascular tissue engineering, after which she began an assistant professor position at Texas A&M University in 2005 and as promoted to associate professor in 2011. In 2012, she moved her lab to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her current research focuses on adult stem cell-based organ regeneration, with an emphasis on material-guided vocal fold tissue engineering. Dr. Hahn has been recognized for her research efforts through the NSF CAREER Award, the American Chemical Society Dreyfus Lectureship Award, and the American Heart Association National Scientist Development Award. In recognition of Dr. Hahn’s contributions to undergraduate education, she received the 2009 American Society of Engineering Education GSW Outstanding Young Faculty Award


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Marriott - City Creek (Salt Lake City, UT)


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75 S West Temple  Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 531-0800
Marriott City Creek

National Center for Voice and Speech Conference

Start date: 4/9/14

End date: 4/13/14

Last day to book by: 3/19/14

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek  for $139 USD  per night

Book your group rate: National Center for Voice and Speech Conference :


We strongly advise all participants to reserve their hotel accommodation as soon as possible. Hotel reservations will only be confirmed if credit card details for the deposit are supplied. Each participant will receive an individual confirmation, indicating the name and address of the hotel. (note: the NCVS has reserved a limited amout of rooms at a discounted rate but does not handling the booking directly, you will need to talk with a Marriott representative)


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Scott Thomson, Ph.D.
Franz Goller, Ph.D.
Susan Thibeault, Ph.D.
Douglas Cook, Ph.D.
Marshall Smith, M.D.
Tobias Riede, DVM, Ph,D,
Zhaoyan Zhang, Ph.D.





NCVS - National Center for Voice and Speech


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Carrie Pymm

(801) 596-2012 - Office
(801) 596-2013 - Fax
Carrie Pymm


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Mail Check to:
NCVS at U of U
136 South Main Street, Suite 320
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Attn: Carrie Pymm






All registrations are confirmed in via email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call (801) 596-2012.


Conference Attire
To ensure your comfort in the conference room, please bring a sweater or jacket to accommodate temperature variations.


For Further Information
Carrie Pymm
136 South Main Street, Suite 320
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 596-2012



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