2023 Boston Speech Motor Control Symposium
The Boston Speech Motor Control Symposium (BSMCS) is a regional conference aimed at providing an accessible and inclusive environment for those near the Boston area to share research involving speech motor control. We also welcome people from outside the greater Boston area – join us for the one-day event, or make a plan for a summer vacation in Boston! This year, BSMCS will take place in-person with hybrid options (talks only) to improve accessibility. We hope that BSMCS will be a great opportunity to bring together students, researchers, and clinicians from the numerous subfields within speech motor control to ultimately highlight new research within these areas, generate new research ideas, and foster faster clinical translation of important findings. This is a one-day conference, with a pre-conference tutorial specifically aimed at trainees (students and post-docs). The conference is sponsored by Boston University’s Sargent College, Delsys, and the NIDCD via an R13 Conference Grant. Our program plans to apply for ASHA CEUs.
January 02, 2023 : Abstract submission/registration/travel fellowship application opens
March 06, 2023 : Abstract submission/travel fellowship application deadline
April 10, 2023 : Authors/travel fellowship awardees notified
April 17, 2023 : Early registration deadline
May 15, 2023 : Late registration deadline
June 11, 2023 : Pre-conference tutorial for trainees
June 12, 2023 : Boston Speech Motor Control Symposium 🔔
Registration opening day: 02 January 2023
Early registration deadline: 17 April 2023
Late registration deadline: 15 May 2023
Questions regarding registration should be directed to the BSMCS organizing committee (email@example.com).
The in-person registration fee for BSMCS 2023 is US $60.00 (late $100), or $20.00 (late $40) for enrolled students. The virtual registration fee (talks only) is US $10, or $5.00 for enrolled students.
Note: All refunds will be processed three weeks prior to the symposium date and will subtract 20% of the registration cost for the administration fee.
Information for Presenters
All posters must be no larger than 36″ wide by 42″ tall. Please note that this is in portrait orientation, NOT landscape!
To be considered for a Poster Award, please email a PDF of your poster to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:00 am, Monday June 05, 2023.
For podium presentations, please bring your presentation slides on a USB drive or email them to email@example.com. Slides can be uploaded to the computer between 7:00 am – 8:00 am or during the coffee break prior to your presentation.
Check back April 2023 for the abstracts and the list of BSMCS 2023 presentations!
The Boston Speech Motor Control Symposium will be awarding travel fellowships to undergraduate students, graduate students, doctoral candidates, and post-doctoral trainees. Fellowship awardees will have an opportunity to meet with invited speakers at a special lunch the day of the conference. Interested applicants may apply for a travel fellowship (form to come). Fellowship recipients will receive free registration and a $500 travel award.
Questions regarding travel fellowships should be directed to the BSMCS organizing committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Travel fellowship submission opening day: 02 January 2023
Travel fellowship submission deadline: 06 March 2023
Note: Those applying for a travel fellowship should not register until they have heard back from the BSMCS organizing committee; selected applicants will be notified on April 10th, 2023.
🔔 Round Table Discussions 🔔
One of the key goals of BSMCS is to provide accessible experiences for trainees (students/post docs). Trainees will have an opportunity to meet with invited speakers at a special pre-conference event the afternoon of Sunday, June 11, 2023. This event will include an introduction by Dr. Christopher Moore followed by round table discussions on the theme of “Career Planning in Speech Motor Control.” This optional event offers a great opportunity for trainees to gain insight from the speakers regarding their future career paths. Check back for more details on round table topics.
To tweet during the conference please use: #2023BSMCS
|Sunday 11th of June 2023|
|03:30 PM||Trainee meet-and-greet for students and postdoctoral researchers||CILSE101|
|04:00 PM||Tutorial: Christopher Moore + round tables||CILSE101|
|Monday, 12th of June 2023|
|07:00 AM||Poster set up||OSW922|
|08:30 AM||Conference Opening||OSW922|
|8:40 AM||Invited Talk: Marisha Speights Atkins, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Northwestern University||OSW922|
|9:20 AM||Invited Talk: Adam Buchwald, Ph.D., New York University||OSW922|
|10:00 AM||Coffee Break||OSW922|
|10:20 AM||Contributed Talk||OSW922|
|10:40 AM||Contributed Talk||OSW922|
|11:00 AM||Sponsored Talk: Susan Koch Fager, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals||OSW922|
|11:20 AM||Invited Talk: Kathryn Connaghan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, MGH Institute of Health Professions||OSW922|
|12:00 PM||Lunch Independently|
|01:30PM||Keynote Address: Edward Chang, MD, University of California, San Francisco||OSW922|
|02:30 PM||Coffee Break||OSW922|
|02:50 PM||Invited Talk: Jennifer Zuk, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Boston University||OSW922|
|03:30 PM||Contributed Talk||OSW922|
|03:50 AM||Invited Talk: Daniel Lametti, Ph.D., Acadia University||OSW922|
|04:30 PM||Announcement of Poster Award Winners||OSW922|
|4:30 PM – 6:30 PM||Reception and Poster Presentations||OSW922|
BSMCS Inclusion Policy
The Boston Speech Motor Control Symposium strives to be an inclusive event for all, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability. If you have any comments or concerns throughout the symposium, please contact us at email@example.com.
Organization and Contact
Program & Organizing Committee:
- Cara Stepp
- Jason Bohland
- Frank Guenther
- Christopher Moore
- Melanie Matthies
- Nicole Tomassi
- Kimberly Dahl
- Jackie Kim
- Mara Kapsner-Smith
Questions? Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries.