A couple of weeks ago, you may remember that I wrote an article about the Midwest Voice Conference, but what I didn’t say at the time is that I will also be there!
In this article, I’ve detailed the conference program so that you have a chance to learn more about what you can expect from this one-day event on Saturday August 9, 2008 in Chicago.
Will you be coming?
Let me know by adding a comment so that we can meet up 🙂
8:00 am Coffee, Continental Breakfast, On-Site Registration
8:30 am Introduction and Welcome by Dr. Steven Sims
8:45 am œCurrent Methods in Singing Voice Rehabilitation by Karen Wicklund, DM, MHS CF-SLP, Chicago Center for Professional Voice, Associate Professor of Voice and Musical Theater Voice at Western Michigan University
9:15am œReflux Disease: A Prospective from ˜Below™ the UES by Jay Goldstein, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Vice Head for Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine
9:45 am Presentation on Obesity by Carlos Galvani, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Associate Professor of Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Presentation on Voice Training by Randy Buescher, Your True Voice Studios, Vocal Therapist
11:00 am Presentation on Allergies and Sinus Disease by Stephanie Joe, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
11:30 am Presentation on Neurological Diseases (Parkinson™s Disease, Stroke, ALS, & Spasmodic Dysphonia) by Arlene Barr, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Associate Professor of Neurology
12:00 pm “Finding Your Authentic Singing Voice,” by Lyndia Johnson, Executive Director/Voice Coach, Sterling Voice Coaching, Ltd.
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Presentation by Steven Sims, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Institute for Voice Care, Director
2:00 pm Hands-On Workshops
3:45 pm Wrap-Up/Conclusion
Principles of Speaking Voice Restorative Therapy
à¹ Learn basic principals of abdominal breathing to support voice production
à¹ Understand the role of head resonance in amplifying voice and reducing the work of speaking
à¹ Learn about the role of voice/ rest/conservation of the voice/general voice care: vocal hygiene guidelines
Common Medical Diagnoses that affect the Voice: Allergies, Post-Nasal Drip, LPR, Hormone Related, Colds
à¹ Learn about how allergies create drainage that irritates the vocal folds
à¹ Learn how acid reflux is more than heartburn and can harm the vocal folds
à¹ Learn about how estrogen, progesterone and testosterone affect the voice and how disorders with the hormones produce voice changes
à¹ Learn how to support your immune system and fight a cold
People who would benefit from this conference include:
à¹ Radio hosts
à¹ Aerobics Instructors
à¹ Sales People
The fee to attend is $35.
Conference Date, Time and Location:
Saturday August 9, 2008
8am – 4pm
UIC College of Medicine
@ Moss Auditorium
909 S. Wolcott St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Click here to fill out the form to register.
Hope to see you there!