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Outgoing President's Message

As we begin our new year, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for the opportunity to have served as president of ANCDS.  It has been my honor to work on behalf of our organization and my pleasure to serve along with our many volunteers.


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ANCDS Student Fellow Program

Congratulations and welcome to our newest group of ANCDS student fellows!  Thank you to the mentors who volunteered to support these students at our Annual Meeting and beyond.  And special thanks to the membership committee for organizing a wonderful program.


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2018 Student Fellow Interview

Natalie (2nd from right), with (from left) Fellow Marion Leaman, Dr. Jacqueline Lores-Gore,
and Dr. Brooke Hallowell, at the Fellow-Mentor Breakfast


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2018 Student Fellow Interview

Alyssa with her conference mentor, Dr. Carole Roth, at the Fellow-Mentor Breakfast


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2018 Student Fellow Interview

Madeline Wollersheim
Speech Language Pathology, Master's Student at University of Arizona


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2018 Student Fellow Interview

Anya (right), with her conference mentor, Dr. Jackie Stark, at the Fellow-Mentor Breakfast


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2018 Student Fellow Interview

Megan Schliep, MA, CCC-SLP, MPH
Rehabilitation Sciences, 3rd Year Doctoral Student at MGH Institute of Health Professions


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2018 Fellow Mentor Interview

Dr. Ellyn Riley (center), with her mentee Haley Dresang (left) and fellow Alyssa Rickels at the Fellow-Mentor Breakfast


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New ANCDS Podcast Released!

Quality Audio Content -  Anytime, Anywhere

We are back with another installment of the ANCDS podcast, and we are inviting you to listen in!

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2018 Honors of the Academy Winner - Leora R. Cherney, Ph.D., BC-ANCDS


The ANCDS is pleased to present the 2018 Honors of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Sciences and Disorders to our distinguished colleague and valued friend, Leora R. Cherney, Ph.D., BC-ANCDS.

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It's time to renew your membership for the 2019 calendar year!  In 2018, ANCDS offered members three free webinars and continuing education hours, including recorded sessions from the 2017 ANCDS Annual Meeting.  Webinar topics included fiber tracking for individuals with aphasia, return to work for persons with traumatic brain injury, and collaborative intervention between people with aphasia and their speech-language pathologists.  We created more free resources for members through development of evidence-based practice guidelines.  Additionally, our annual conference — this year focused on advanced scientific and clinical practices for patients with neurogenic disorders — provides not only a valuable educational experience, but also a great networking opportunity for members.  We hope to accomplish even more in the coming year!

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New ANCDS Podcast Released!

Quality Audio Content -  Anytime, Anywhere

We are back with another installment of the ANCDS podcast, and we are inviting you to listen in!

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The 49th Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 – Saturday, June 1, 2019
The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, MT

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Welcome to the new ANCDS Board Members!


Please help us congratulate the newest additions to the ANCDS Board, beginning their terms in 2019: 

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President's Message

Welcome to the summer ANCDS newsletter.  I hope that you've had an enjoyable summer and have been able to take advantage of our podcasts, webinars (live and on-demand), and annual meeting recordings.  As you are planning your fall and winter schedules, be sure to look for upcoming webinars and mark your calendars for the ANCDS Scientific Meeting in Boston on November 14th.


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Member Spotlight: Esther Kim, PhD, CCC-SLP

In each newsletter, we will feature an ANCDS member.  This quarter we're talking with Esther Kim, PhD, CCC-SLP, an Associate Professor and Director of the Aphasia Research Lab at the University of Alberta.  Esther's areas of expertise include cognitive mechanisms underlying language processing in aphasia and healthy aging; developing treatment approaches for aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders.


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Member Spotlight: Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, PhD

In each newsletter, we will feature an ANCDS member.  This quarter we're talking with Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, PhD, a Clinician Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Toronto.  Catherine's areas of expertise include cognitive rehabilitation neuroscience, basic science to clinical applications, cognitive-communication disorders, the role of sleep in neuroplasticity, cognition and neuro-recovery.  Her clinical and research interests include cognitive-communication disorders in vulnerable populations (youth and adults in the criminal justice system, women survivors of intimate partner violence); and cognitive-communication and return to learn for students with mTBI/concussion and persistent symptoms.


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Member Spotlight: Kelly Knollman-Porter, PhD, CCC-SLP

In each newsletter, we will feature an ANCDS member.  This quarter we're talking with Kelly Knollman-Porter, PhD, CCC-SLP, an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Speech Pathology & Audiology and Director of the Concussion Management Program at Miami University.


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New ANCDS Podcast Released!

Quality Audio Content -  Anytime, Anywhere

We are back with another installment of the ANCDS podcast, and we are inviting you to listen in!

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