Friday, September 20, 2019 to Saturday, September 21, 2019

Interdisciplinary Management of the Voice and Airway

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Pierpont Commons

2101 Bonisteel Boulevard

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Two Day Conference Fees 

  • Speech-Language Pathologists $275 
  • U-M Speech-Language Pathologists $175 
  • Trainee (Residents or SLPs) $100 

One Day Conference Fees 

  • Speech-Language Pathologists $150 
  • U-M Speech-Language Pathologists $100 
  • Physicians/APPs $175 

For more information, contact Robbi Kupfer at or Beth Ford Baldner at

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP

University of Utah

About the Conference

The purpose of this conference is to provide fundamental information necessary for primary care providers to manage patients with voice and upper airway complaints. This multidisciplinary conference will feature lectures and panels including faculty from otolaryngology, speech pathology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, and GI psychology. Participants will learn practical approaches to managing patients with hoarseness, chronic cough, globus and paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder (PVFM)/vocal cord dysfunction (VCD); this includes when and where to refer, take-home references, and tailored information for their practice. 

Target Audience

Primary Care Providers, Gastroenterologists, Pulmonologists, GI Psychologists, Allergists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Otolaryngologists, nursing and any professional involved in the care and management of the voice and airway.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participants will be able to:

1. Apply current guidelines for the evaluation of hoarseness to patients in their practice

2. Differentiate patients with upper airway disorders from those with pulmonary disorders

3. Interpret the results of esophageal studies as they pertain to voice and upper airway disorders

4. Explain the interdisciplinary nature of treatment for voice and upper airway disorders to their patients

5. Identify patients with voice and upper airway disorders who require referral to laryngology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, and speech pathology

The content for physicians and APPs is on Saturday and will include a combined session with speech pathology in the morning and PCP specific breakout sessions in the afternoon. The Friday session is for speech pathologists and trainees only.

Speaker Disclosure List


Keynote Speaker

Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer

Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist and Professor in Division of Otolaryngology

University of Utah