10th International AQL Conference

and Student Workshops

Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech Research


AQL 2013 - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

10th International Conference on Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech Research

June 3rd & 4th, 2013


Student Workshops

June 2nd & 5th, 2013



AQL Program

Welcome to Cincinnati

Since its inception in 1996, the International Conference on Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech Research (AQL) has become one of the most valuable scientific meetings in the field of voice research. AQL is an advanced-level mid-size scientific conference specialized in quantitative methods for measurement and modeling of voice and speech, with an emphasis on translational research and clinical voice assessment.

The 10th AQL International Conference will be the first AQL conference to convene in the United States. The 2-day core AQL conference will be hosted by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and the University of Cincinnati (UC), on June 3rd and 4th, 2013 at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center. In addition, seven workshops will be organized and hosted in conference facilities and laboratories at CCHMC and UC, on June 2nd and June 5th, 2013.

AQL 2013 will maintain the tradition established by the previous meetings. The 2-day format of the AQL Conference and the Student Workshops will be similar to AQL 2010 in Erlangen, Germany. Nevertheless, there are several new approaches in AQL 2013.

The keynote speakers this year come from the field of clinical laryngology and have substantial track record in voice research. Emphasis will be given to translational research ideas in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech. Discussion panels will follow each keynote lecture to address the most immediate research needs of clinical laryngology and voice.

A special session on Remote Voice Assessment and Treatment will introduce two fast-emerging clinical areas, ambulatory monitoring and telehealth, to the AQL community. These are highly quantitative and technology-based clinical areas that have not been previously the focus of AQL due to their novelty.

AQL 2013 will publish 2-page summary proceedings, which will be available to the participants at the conference and will be electronically disseminated worldwide free of charge. We also have made arrangements with the Journal of Voice to publish a 100-page supplemental issue with materials from AQL, which will include invited lectures and selected presentations after peer review.

This year, the AQL Conference registration fees for students and post-doctoral trainees will be paid by the conference. Free hotel accommodations and family care will be made available to students/trainees. Travel awards will be offered to the best three student/trainee presentations. The fees for the Student Workshop registration have been waived for all participants.

We are looking forward to seeing you in the beautiful city of Cincinnati!

Dimitar Deliyski, PhD
Sid Khosla, MD
Suzanne Boyce, PhD
Alessandro de Alarcon, MD
Lisa Kelchner, PhD
Chairs of AQL 2013