International Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Symposium :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

International Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Symposium

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The International Symposium on Velopharyngeal Dysfunction, which has been endorsed by the American Cleft Palate Association (ACPA), will be held at The Grand Event Center, 820 Goodale Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43212 on September 14-15, 2018.

Registration link will be available soon.

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Topics Include:

  • State of the Art in VPD Outcomes Assessment
  • Strategies for Achieving Valid and Reliable Perceptual Speech Judgments
  • Approaches for Optimized VPD Imaging
  • Surgical Management of VPD in 22q
  • Quality of Life in Patients with VPD
  • Speech Therapy Approaches for Children with VPD


Keynote Speaker

Brian Somerland, MD
Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Great Ormon Street Hospital for Children


Call for Papers

More information coming soon. Papers will be due Spring 2018.


Conference Directors


Intended Audience

This symposium is designed for plastic surgeons, speech pathologists, otolaryngologists, craniofacial specialists, nurses and other health professionals who diagnose, treat and care for patients with velopharyngeal dysfunction and related speech disorders.

Exhibiting Opportunities

For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Laura Lehman at


For more information, call (614) 355-0676 or email

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