KayPENTAX Lecture in Upper Airway Science
Since its inception in 2005, the KayPENTAX Lecture in Upper Airway Science has been a prestigious invited lectureship at the annual ASHA Convention.
The highly anticipated event recognizes a scientist who has provided rich depth and breadth to our knowledge of the upper airway as it applies to the complementary fields of voice and swallowing.
Previous lectures have been characterized by the prestige of the presenters and the scholarly content of the presentations. The Lecture itself has been recognized as the premier upper airway science lecture at the Convention.
KayPENTAX has closely collaborated with speech-language pathologists and speech and hearing scientists for decades. Robert McClurkin, KayPENTAX director of marketing, helped develop the Lecture in conjunction with leaders of Special Interest Group (SIG) 3, Voice and Voice Disorders and SIG 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.
The nominee must demonstrate outstanding contributions to the depth and breadth of knowledge of the upper airway as it applies to the complementary fields of voice and swallowing.
The Lecture must meet all of the standards for learning activities offered for ASHA CEUs. In particular, the content must be
- scholarly in nature,
- presented at the graduate level or above,
- delivered by a presenter with recognized scholarly competence in the topic.
The selection of the recipient is the responsibility of ASHA, through the collaboration of the coordinating committees of SIG 3 and SIG 13.
The sponsoring organization, KayPENTAX, has no input in selecting the lecturer or planning the lecture.
The recipient receives a stipend of $2,800 made available by a generous contribution from KayPENTAX. The stipend is intended to cover expenses associated with travel to and stay during the annual ASHA Convention.
Nominees are identified by the coordinating committees of SIGs 3 and 13. For more information or to suggest a nominee, contact SIG 3 Coordinator Brian Petty at firstname.lastname@example.org or SIG 13 Coordinator Debra Suiter at email@example.com.
Nominations must be received by January 25.
View a list of past recipients.