2017 Boston Speech Motor Control Symposium

Vital information:

When: 1 – 6:30 pm, March 31, 2017

What: Invited talks and contributed posters on speech motor control

Where: 677 Beacon Street, basement conference room (note updated location!), Boston, MA 02215

Sponsored by: Boston University’s Center for Research in Sensory Communication and Emerging Neural Technology (CRESCENT)

Speakers and Agenda:

12:00pm Registration (677 Beacon Street, basement; Boston MA 02215)
1:00pm Welcome and Introductions: Cara Stepp and Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Boston University
1:10pm Keynote Speaker: Julie Liss, Arizona State University, Cross-linguistic considerations in speech intelligibility and dysarthria
2:00pm   Invited Speaker: Jason Bohland, Boston University, The role of auditory feedback in serial speech
2:30pm  Invited Speaker: Jennell Vick, Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center, Avatars for communication:  Emergent technologies for speech remediation and sign language interpreting
3:00pm Coffee Break
3:10pm Invited Speaker: Jenn Segawa, Boston University, Language phenotypes and white matter connectivity in Autism Spectrum Disorder
3:40pm   Invited Speaker: Soo-Eun Chang, University of Michigan and Michigan State University, Brain structural and functional connectivity differences in children who stutter
4:10pm Invited Speaker: Jordan Green, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Assessment and management of bulbar motor involvement due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
4:40pm Forum: open questions in motor control Q & A; moderated by Cara Stepp and Elizabeth Heller Murray
5:10pm Cocktail hour and poster session



This event is FREE, but for planning purposes please use this form to register by March 1, 2017.

Submit a poster:

Please submit your poster titles here by March 1, 2017. Poster boards (size TBA) and pushpins will be available on site.  Questions about the poster session should be directed to Gabriel Cler (mcler@bu.edu).

Organizing Committee:

Cara Stepp
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham
Gabriel Cler
Saul Frankford
Frank Guenther
Elizabeth Heller Murray
Victoria McKenna
Joseph Perkell
Dante Smith

Content updated 3/1/2017. Please contact Cara Stepp (cstepp@bu.edu) with any questions.