All of our committees have been working very hard, as you can see by the updates in this and previous newsletters. I want to especially acknowledge the Education and Standards Committee, particularly the Chair of the Meetings subcommittee, Mike de Riesthal, for their time and effort in getting the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting program in place so early. They have put together another really excellent program. You should have received an email about it, and you can also find the information on our webpage. I hope that many of you are planning to attend.

Looking ahead to 2020, we may be in need of new committee members. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact me. You can find information on each committee’s charge in our by-laws, which are posted on the webpage. If you are a Board Certified individual who would be willing to serve on the Certification Board please contact me.

The ANCDS VA SLP Residency Committee is moving forward with their charge of developing a program for accreditation of post-graduate training in neurogenic communication disorders within the VA. They have been meeting regularly online and will have their first face-to-face meeting in August. If you have questions or comments about this or any of our other efforts, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Linda Shuster, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
2019 ANCDS President