15th International Conference on Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech Research 2023

Phoenix, AZ US
March 30, 2023 to April 1, 2023

This course offers Live (in-person) and Livestream (virtual) attendance options

Course Directors: Defne Abur, Ph.D., David G. Lott, M.D., Michael J. McPhail, Ph.D., Juergen Neubauer, Ph.D., and Stephanie R.C. Zacharias, Ph.D., CCC-SLP.

The 15th International Conference on Advances in Quantitative Laryngology (AQL), Voice and Speech Research is a valuable scientific meeting in the field of voice research which fosters the exchange of theoretical, experimental, and methodological advances, thereby progressing the translational and clinical aspects of voice and speech science. This multidisciplinary conference brings together scientists, clinicians, and students from around the world in various disciplines including engineering, biology, physics, otolaryngology and speech pathology. This course provides an opportunity for the healthcare scientific community to share knowledge and updates on the current quantitative research in voice and speech. Presentation topics include tissue engineering, quantitative imaging, and machine learning. Pre-conference workshops and poster presentations also are offered.


  • Tissue engineering
  • Quantitative imaging
  • Machine learning
  • Special quantitative swallowing session
RegistrationLive (In-Person)Livestream
PhD, Allied Health $550$400


This course is funded, in part, through a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant, which encourages and supports student participation. Eligible students may be awarded complimentary registration and housing.

Eligibility criterion:

  • Requests for complimentary registration (live in-person and livestream) and/or housing must be submitted to Jenny Kundert, Program Manager, via email, kundert.jenny@mayo.edu, before February 28, 2023.  Please indicate if you are requesting registration, housing or both.
  • Complimentary registration (in-person and live-stream) is limited and will be allocated first-come-first-served.
  • Students must provide a copy of your current student identification from your educational institution. 
  • Complimentary student housing:
    • Complimentary housing is limited and will be allocated first-come-first-served.
    • Housing will be available at The Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic which is located on the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix.
    • Please include in your request your arrival and departure dates.  Note, the grant will cover room and tax only for the evenings of Wednesday, March 29 – Saturday, April 1, 2023.  All additional expenses incurred, including food/beverage or incidentals will be the responsibility of the student.
    • Travelers who plan to extend their travel pre- or post-course will be responsible for all additional expenses.
    • Accommodations will include studio queen/queen rooms; two students assigned per room. If traveling with a student colleague or know of another student who qualifies for this award and will attend, we will try to accommodate your request to share a room upon request and confirmation from each party.   

Target Audience

This multidisciplinary conference is designed for scientists, clinicians, and students from around the world in various disciplines including engineering, biology, physics, otolaryngology and speech pathology.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the role of the interdisciplinary research team in the execution of research in quantitative voice, speech and swallowing.
  • Evaluate new research, ideas and results in the area of quantitative voice, speech and swallowing.
  • Implement interdisciplinary research in the fields of quantitative voice, speech and swallowing.

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 17.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
03/30/2023 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
04/01/2023 - 5:00pm

Click here to view the program schedule in your mobile device 


Mayo Clinic
5777 East Mayo Boulevard
Mayo Clinic Franke Education Center
Phoenix, AZ 85054
United States







A block of rooms at a special group rate is available for course participants and guests at the two hotels listed below. Identify yourself as a participant of the “15th International Conference on Advances in Quantitative Laryngology” to access the respective group rates. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations.

Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic
5665 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, Arizona, 85054
Phone: 480-563-1500 or 1-800-331-3131
Reservations: Click Here
Reference #: M-P0X7SLW
Room Rate: $275 standard room, plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 12.57%) in effect at the time of check-out.
Parking Fee: $10 per vehicle plus tax per day.

Located on Mayo Clinic’s Phoenix campus, the Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View offers guests complimentary hot breakfast, a fitness center, mini-convenience store, free Wi-Fi, and outdoor pool. The hotel is a limited-service and smoke-free property. Complimentary shuttle service is available to the Mayo Clinic Hospital complex although the hotel is a nice leisurely walk to the Mayo Clinic Education Center. Please note the hotel does not offer a full-service restaurant but there are many great restaurants and shopping within a short distance of the hotel including Desert Ridge Marketplace, Scottsdale Quarter, Kierland Commons, and the Promenade.

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations must be received on or before the cut-off date, Tuesday, March 7, 2023.
To ensure accommodations, make your reservation before the room block fills or by Tuesday, March 7, via website or telephone. After the cut-off date of March 7, 2023, the hotel will determine whether it can accept reservations based on a space- and rate-available basis at this special Mayo Clinic rate. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m.; check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

Hilton North Scottsdale at Cavasson
7965 E. Cavasson Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Reservation Link: Click Here
Room Rate: $379, standard king or two queen guestrooms, exclusive of applicable state and local taxes (currently 8.05% sales tax; hotel occupancy tax is 14.02%)

One of Scottsdale’s newest hotels, the Hilton North Scottsdale at Cavasson is located approximately four miles or 8-9 minutes, from the Mayo Clinic Hospital campus in Phoenix. The hotel offers free parking and Wi-Fi, on-site restaurant, outdoor pool, and fitness center.

Reservations must be received on or before the cut-off date, February 28, 2023. Confirmation of rooms after the cut-off date will only be accepted based on availability of contracted room type(s) and at the hotel’s prevailing rates. Group room rates are extended two days before and two days after course dates. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.; check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Guests arriving before check-in time will be accommodated as rooms become available. The hotel can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable and for guests attending functions on departure day.

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is home to 18 airlines offering nonstop flights from Phoenix to 110 domestic destinations and 23 international destinations. Once here, there are many options for transportation including sky train, taxis and rideshare, car and shuttle services, rail service, car rentals and bus system.

Come early and stay late to explore all that Arizona has to offer. In addition to perpetual sunshine, immerse yourself in the arts and culture, enjoy serene desert gardens, one-of-a-kind museums, award-winning dining, or explore the high Sonoran Desert. There's something for everyone to enjoy.

Just a few hours to the north is Sedona which is surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests. Uptown Sedona is dense with New Age shops, spas and art galleries. The Grand Canyon in Arizona is a natural formation distinguished by layered bands of red rock, revealing millions of years of geological history in cross-section. The canyon averages 10 miles across and a mile deep along its 277-mile length.
Much of this area is national park, with Colorado River white-water rapids and sweeping vistas.

To the south is Tucson, Arizona's second-largest city and a UNESCO City of Gastronomy and year-round outdoor playground. Enjoy the history and see how the city today unifies Hispanic, Native American and Anglo cultures.

Course Directors
Defne Abur, Ph.D.
David G. Lott, M.D.
Michael J. McPhail, Ph.D.
Juergen Neubauer, Ph.D.
Stephanie R.C. Zacharias, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Mayo Faculty
Jessica W. Gregor, M.S., CCC-SLP
David G. Lott, M.D.
Cyril Varghese, M.D., M.S.
Stephanie R.C. Zacharias, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Guest Faculty
Peter C. Belafsky, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael H. Krane, Ph.D.
Bonnie Martin-Harris, Ph.D.
Maryam Naghibolhosseini, Ph.D.
Ashli K. O’Rourke, M.D.
Lana Shekim, Ph.D.
Nathan Welham, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Abstract Oral/Podium Presenters
Ran An, Ph.D.
Adrián Castillo-Allendes, M.Sc., SLP
Gregory Dion, M.D.
Charles Farbos de Luzan, Ph.D.
Alexander Foote, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Robert Brinton Fujiki, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Dina M. Gadalla, Ph.D.
Hamzeh Ghasemzadeh, Ph.D.
Daria Hemmerling, M.Sc.
Jann-Ole Henningson, M.Sc.
Takeshi Ikuma, Ph.D.
Andreas Kist, Ph.D.
Wilson Yiu Shun Lam, M.S.
Tadeas Lunga, MUDr
Vlasta Lungova, Ph.D.
Haoxiang Luo, Ph.D.
Daryush D. Mehta, Ph.D.
Carlos Calvache Mora, Ph.D.
Jacob Michaud, Ph.D.
Christoph Näger, M.Sc.
Juergen Neubauer, Ph.D.
Liran Oren, Ph.D.
Randal Paniello, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.
Jesús Parra, Ph.D. Candidate
Tobias Riede, Ph.D.
Robin Samlan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Patrick Schlegel, Ph.D.
Tobias Schraut, Dipl.-Ing.
Amanda C. Stark, M.S., CCC-SLP
Jan G. Svec, Ph.D.
Scott Thomson, Ph.D.
Ingo R. Titze, Ph.D.
Louisa Traser, M.D.
Michael H. Tyc, Ph.D.
Hasini R. Weerathunge, M.S., B.S.
Qian Xue, Ph.D.
Tsukasa Yoshinaga, Ph.D.
Ahmed M. Yousef, B.Sc., M.Sc.
Xudong Zheng, Ph.D.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Thursday - Optional Workshops 5.75

Other Healthcare Professionals:
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 17.00 Attendance

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