2023 Research Symposium at the ASHA Convention

Saturday, November 18, 2023
CC, Room 162AB
Boston, Massachusetts

The Research Symposium is an annual event at ASHA's Convention where clinicians and researchers discuss current research in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). Each year's symposium has a specific research theme. 

Find out more about the Research Symposium at the ASHA Convention and its associated travel award.

Artificial Intelligence in CSD

The 2023 Symposium will be part of the ASHA Convention. Any in-person Convention registrant may attend. No separate ticket or registration is required. 

Not attending ASHA Convention? The Research Symposium sessions will be publicly available through the Live-Broadcast to the Virtual Extra.

Coordinated by Jordan Green, PhD (MGH Institute of Health Professions), the 2023 Symposium topic is Artificial Intelligence (AI) in CSD. AI is being rapidly integrated into most health professions and is poised to transform many aspects of clinical practice in CSD. Leveraging the full potential of AI, however, requires new experimental approaches and data capture tools, and new paradigms for implementation and educating clinical practitioners. The Research Symposium will highlight the work of several multidisciplinary research teams who are integrating knowledge among clinical practitioners, bioengineers, computer scientists, and data scientists to advance opportunities and transform clinical practice in CSD.

8:30 AM

1856: Breaking Barriers with AI: Google's Programs for Advancing Accessibility, Communication, and Social Inclusion
Speaker: Philip Nelson (Google)

10:30 AM

1912: Speech Disorder Research in the Big-Data Era: Large-scale Databases and Speech Analytics
Speakers: Mark Hasegawa-Johnson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Julie Liss & Visar Berisha (Arizona State University)

1:00 PM

1971: Advances in Speech Biomarkers for Monitoring Neurological and Mental Health
Speakers: Vikram Ramanarayanan (Modality.ai) and Emily Provost (University of Michigan)

2:30 PM

2028: Personalized Speech Recognition and Vocal Synthesis--Advancing Clinical Care for Individuals with Speech Impairments
Speakers: Richard Cave (MND Association) and Rupal Patel (Northeastern University)

4:00 PM

2085: An Update on Brain-Computer Interfaces
Speakers: Leigh Hochberg (Mass General Research Institute/Harvard Medical School/Providence VA Medical Center) and Jun Wang (The University of Texas at Austin)

The Research Symposium at ASHA Convention is funded, in part, by a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

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