Coordinator's Column Fall is always a special time of year. The temperature begins to dip, the leaves begin to change, school begins, there are fall festivals to enjoy, and the ASHA Convention is just around the corner. I have always enjoyed attending the convention. For the last 31 years, I have ... Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column  |   November 01, 2012
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Coordinator's Column   |   November 01, 2012
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SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2012, Vol. 22, 92-93. doi:10.1044/vvd22.3.92
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2012, Vol. 22, 92-93. doi:10.1044/vvd22.3.92
Fall is always a special time of year. The temperature begins to dip, the leaves begin to change, school begins, there are fall festivals to enjoy, and the ASHA Convention is just around the corner. I have always enjoyed attending the convention. For the last 31 years, I have loved planning rendezvous with my friends, organizing my session and meeting schedule, and even figuring out what empty bag to pack to drag home the books I am sure to buy and the giveaways that I am sure to acquire from the vendors at the meeting. I believe that this is my 28th or 29th national meeting. I did take a year off to have a baby in the fall of 1989 and to attend a family wedding another year, but, besides those two years, I have been a loyal and willing attendee. I love to see my friends and colleagues from all the cities that I have lived and worked in and to get that little bit of “juice” from being part of such a large organized event of my peers. That little bit of juice and the opportunity to hear about the research of people I respect makes me return year after year. I am saddened when I hear that people have never attended an ASHA Convention. I am even more saddened when I hear that money cuts are preventing people from attending. I fully admit that I have the distinct pleasure of working with physician colleagues who have said to me, “the ASHA Convention is in our home town this year and all of us will be attending.” They understand that attendance not only helps us network, learn, and rev up our energy and enthusiasm for the next year, but allows us to demonstrate the strength of our profession and show the world the value of those who work every day to improve the lives of people with voice disorders. So, with that said, if you are on the fence about coming to Atlanta in November let me tell you about all of the voice-related happenings at the ASHA Convention that you will miss if you don’t take the opportunity to join us.
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