Still on a VOICEHIGH from the incredible Fall Voice Conference 2019 in Dallas! This annual conference focuses on "the clinical care of patients with voice-related difficulties & how clinical & basic science research guides clinical care”. Several professionals across the world are at this conference including MDs, speech pathologists, voice scientists, & voice teachers…& it is divided among invited lectures, panel discussions, & scientific presentations. Basically, it's a chance for medical & performing voice “geeks” to get together & learn from each other—sharing research, discussing cases, & bonding over our passion—the VOICE (& how we can help our patients/clients to find & maintain their BEST voices possible). .
I am very grateful for the opportunity I had to attend this conference, but even more grateful for the privilege I was awarded to present my research at the podium. To be amidst so many incredible voice professionals & hear about their passions & research…AND share mine as well was truly a blessing I will cherish forever (& hope to repeat in the future!). I am so thankful for such inspiring colleagues—for their passion, persistence, kindness, research, evidence-based medicine, & patient-centered care…& for always questioning, growing, & enhancing our fields of speech pathology & laryngology. It is in this community of like-minded & passionate voice-specialized professionals that positive change & consistent innovation are created & continue to evolve. When powered by passion & purpose to truly make a difference in this world & in the lives of patients & clients, the POSSIBILITIES are ENDLESS. .
DREAMS become reality when PASSION, PURPOSE, & PERSISTENCE meet. You MUST follow your heart, & you MUST pay attention to that little VOICE in your head & heart that doesn’t go away—it is most certainly directing you towards your MISSION. This thought was my guide before my research even began, & it continues to guide me now (as I know it also guides all of the wonderful people I met or reunited w/at this conference). My mission is to educate, coach, rehabilitate, & inspire occupational voice users…& transform their VOICES AND LIVES. CHEERS to VOICE!!🗣