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Register for the 2019 ANCDS Annual Meeting!
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Hyatt Regency Orlando | Orlando, FL
Functional Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders - Fueling the Future
McKay Sohlberg, PhD
McKay Moore Sohlberg is a Full Professor and Director of the Communication Disorders & Sciences Program at University of Oregon, and a Fellow of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.  Her research focuses on developing and evaluating methods to manage cognitive impairments following acquired brain injury.  She has been funded on a number of federal projects supporting the development and evaluation of assistive technology to deliver cognitive rehabilitation, and to help individuals with cognitive impairment more fully integrate into their communities.

Topic #1: 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. | Historical Overview - The trajectory or evolution toward incorporation of patient-centered and integrated care in neurorehabilitation




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It's contest time!

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Past Fellow Interview: Alyssa Lanzi, PhD, CCC-SLP

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2020 ANCDS Executive Board Election

Dear ANCDS Voting Members,

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Dear ANCDS Members,

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After receipt of nominations from the membership, the Nominating Committee has developed the following slate of candidates for the vacant 2020 ANCDS Executive Board positions:

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Member Spotlight: Rik Lemoncello, PhD, CCC-SLP

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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.

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Past Fellow Spotlight: Natalie Douglas, Ph.D.

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Dear Colleagues:

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Committee Updates

Evidence-Based Clinical Research Committee:
2018 was a busy year for the Evidence-Based Clinical Research Committee, as no doubt 2019 will prove to be as well!  New writing chairs Edwin Maas (Apraxia of Speech; AOS), Peter Meulenbroek (Traumatic Brain Injury; TBI), and Jamie Mayer, (Aphasia), joined Laura Murray (Committee Chair) and writing chairs, Maya Henry (Progressive Neurogenic Communication Disorders), Deanna Britton (Dysarthria), and Peggy Lehman-Blake (Right Hemisphere Disorders) on the committee.


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Member Spotlight: Leora Cherney, PhD, BC-ANCDS

In each newsletter, we feature an ANCDS member.  This quarter we're talking with Leora Cherney, PhD, BC-ANCDS, Scientific Chair at the Think & Speak Lab in Chicago, Illinois.  Leora was the recipient of the 2018 Honors of the Academy award.


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By Ilias Papathanasiou, PhD, FRCSLT (UK), FASHA (USA)
Professor, Department of Speech and Language Therapy
Technological Educational Institute (TEI) Of Western Greece
Patras, Greece


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Reviewed by Ellie Howton
Graduate Student, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Minnesota State University, Mankato

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President's Message

Greetings ANCDS members! 


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Incoming President's Message

As I assume the Presidency of ANCDS, I am grateful for the hard work of my predecessor, Julie Wambaugh.  Among her many accomplishments was continuing and expanding the legacy of Richard Peach in ensuring that our finances are in sound condition. 


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Arnold E. Aronson, Ph.D., an early and strongly supportive member of ANCDS, died on November 1, 2018, at age 90.  He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Speech Pathology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and then became a faculty member there.  In 1962, he joined the Mayo Clinic where he worked until his retirement in 1998.  He was a Professor in the Mayo Medical School and served as the Head of the Section of Speech Pathology in the Department of Neurology from 1979 until 1992. 

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