10th International AQL Conference

and Student Workshops

Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech Research


The 10th AQL Conference will be co-chaired by Drs. Dimitar Deliyski, Sid Khosla Suzanne Boyce, Alessandro de Alarcon and Lisa Kelchner.


DeliyskiDimitar Deliyski, PhD, is the Cotton Chair of Otolaryngology Research and Associate Director of the Communication Sciences Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He holds academic appointments as an Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and in Communication Sciences and Disorders. He was a keynote speaker at AQL 2006 in Groningen, the Netherlands. Dr. Deliyski’s research interests have been focused on improving the clinical assessment of voice and speech disorders, refining our understanding of the mechanisms of voice production, creating new methods for computer imaging of the vocal folds and for acoustic analysis of voice and speech, and improving the methods for speech recognition. Dr. Deliyski has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and other funding agencies.

KhoslaSid Khosla, MD, is the Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center and the Laryngeal Biomechanics Lab at the University of Cincinnati. He holds an academic appointment as Associate Professor in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Khosla specializes in treating voice and swallowing disorders. He is nationally known for his expertise in vocal cord and airway reconstruction. Dr. Khosla is a leader in the research field pioneering new techniques to treat voice and swallowing disorders. He is a NIH award recipient in the area of phonation and vocal cord paralysis. Dr. Khosla is widely published and received numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Cincinnati Research Council.

BoyceSuzanne Boyce, PhD, is a Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Cincinnati. She is an established, NIH-funded researcher with substantial productive scholarship in voice and speech science. Dr. Boyce’s main research interests lie in the intersection of phonology and phonetics across normal and disordered speech and language. Her expertise is in the interaction of articulation and acoustics of speech. Her current research concerns acoustical modeling of vocal tract shapes during liquid consonants, and in imaging the movement of speech articulators. Most recently, Dr. Boyce was the principal investigator and primary organizer of an NSF-funded international workshop on new software methods for teaching and research in speech acoustics, given at the University of Pennsylvania in January 2011.

de AlarconAlessandro de Alarcon, MD, MPH, is the Director of the Center for Pediatric Voice Disorders at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He holds an academic appointment with the University of Cincinnati as an Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. de Alarcon is one of the core members of the Aerodigestive and Sleep Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the Adult Airway Program at University of Cincinnati. His clinical focus is in pediatric voice disorders and complex airway disorders, and the subsequent voice problems encountered in these children. Dr. de Alarcon’s research focus is in the area of voice outcomes after pediatric airway reconstruction.

KelchnerLisa Kelchner, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati, where she is dedicated to the graduate education and training of future clinicians and researchers. Her research areas of interest include swallowing, voice and complex airway disorders. She is actively involved in basic, translational, and clinical research focused on how the voice can be used to indicate the competence of the larynx in airway protection and investigating the role of lingual pressures in swallowing disorders. Dr. Kelchner is affiliated with the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where she is part of an interdisciplinary team dedicated to the clinical care and research of voice outcomes in children who post airway reconstruction. Dr. Kelchner’s research has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institutes of Health.