13th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics
22nd - 26th July 2024 — Erlangen, Germany
Workshops and Conference

Conference Timeline

1st Nov. 2023
Call for Abstracts and Registration open
1st Feb. 2024
Submission Deadline
1st March 2024
Notification of Acceptance
31st March 2024
Early Bird Admission Deadline
22nd July 2024

About the Conference

Originated by five young pioneers in 1980, the ICVPB has brought together many voice scientists from all over the world in the past years. It provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of current and prospective scientific research on the larynx and voice.

Besides the conference, there will also be workshops and social events to make your visit in Erlangen as exploratory and enjoyable as possible.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Erlangen in July, 2024!


The planning and organizing has already begun!

Abstract submission and registration will be open from November 1st, 2023. The last call for abstracts is February 1st, 2024. You will receive a notification of acceptance by March 2024. Early Bird Tickets are available until March 31st, 2024.

Brief history of the conference

ICVPB dates back to 1980. Initially called the Vocal Fold Physiology Conference, it began with five inspired pioneers who brought together voice scientists from Japan and the United States (Wilbur James Gould, Osamu Fujimura, Kenneth Stevens, Minoru Hirano, and Ingo Titze). The first meeting was held in Kurume Japan, in 1980. The focus was the physical and biological underpinnings of voice production. In total, nine Vocal Fold Physiology meetings were held. After Kurume, the meeting took place in Madison (1982), Iowa City (1984), New Haven (1985), Tokyo (1987), Stockholm (1990), Denver (1992), Kurume (1994), and Sydney (1995).

The name of the conference was then changed to ICVPB to include the influx of biomechanics and biology into the study of voice production. The first ICVPB meeting was held in 1997 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, followed by Berlin (1999), Denver (2002), Marseille (2004), Tokyo (2006), Tampere (2008), Madison (2010), Erlangen (2012), Salt Lake City (2014), Viña del Mar (2016), East Lansing (2018) and Grenoble (2020).

Vocal Fold Physiology Meetings
1980 Kurume, Japan
1982 Madison, USA
1984 Iowa City, USA
1985 New Haven, USA
1987 Tokyo, Japan
1990 Stockholm, Sweden
1992 Denver, USA
1994 Kurume, Japan
1995 Sydney, Australia
ICVPB Meetings
1997 Evanston, Illinois
1999 Berlin, Germany
2002 Denver, USA
2004 Marseille, France
2006 Tokyo, Japan
2008 Tampere, Finland
2010 Madison, USA
2012 Erlangen, Germany
2014 Salt Lake City, USA
2016 Vina del Mar, Chile
2018 East Lansing, Michigan, USA
2020 Grenoble, France (online)

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Jennifer L. Long, MD, PhD — Surgeon-Scientist, Head and Neck Surgery, University of California-Los Angeles, USA

Dr. Jennifer Long is a surgeon-scientist in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she also serves as the department’s Vice Chair of Research. Her research focuses on regenerative medicine approaches to laryngeal disorders, and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Long’s clinical practice encompasses all aspects of laryngology and voice medicine, and she is a fellow of the American Laryngological Association. Before joining the faculty, she completed both residency in Head and Neck Surgery and fellowship in Laryngology at UCLA. Dr. Long earned her Medical Doctorate and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Minnesota.

Prof. Jody Kreiman, PhD — Professor in Residence of Head and Neck Surgery and Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Jody Kreiman is Professor in Residence of Head and Neck Surgery and Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles, where her research focuses on voice quality. Most recently she has proposed a psychoacoustic model of quality and has applied that model to examine the acoustic dimensions that meaningfully distinguish one talker from another. She received her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago in 1987, and is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Prof. David A. Berry, PhD — Professor, Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA, USA

David Berry has been a Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA for over 20 years. His research regarding basic mechanisms of regular and irregular vocal fold vibration has been funded by NIH/NIDCD for over 30 years. These mechanisms of vibration have been investigated using 3D high-speed imaging with various laboratory models of phonation, including silicone physical models of vocal fold vibration, the human excised larynx, and the in vivo canine larynx. Systematic studies of computer models of vocal fold vibration have also been employed to investigate these basic mechanisms. Among other things, his research has shown that many types of complex, irregular vocal fold vibrations, which appear high-dimensional in nature, can nevertheless be explained by just a few underlying modes of vibration, which are simply dis-entrained.

Prof. Dinesh K. Chhetri, MD — Head and Neck Surgery and Vice-chair, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Dinesh Chhetri, MD, is Professor of Head and Neck Surgery and Vice-chair for clinical operations at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine, where he completed his residency in Otolaryngology and fellowship in Laryngology. He is an actively practicing Laryngologist and a voice scientist funded by the National Institutes of Health (USA). His main research interests are neuromuscular control of the larynx, evaluating the connections between laryngeal neuromuscular stimulation, vocal fold vibration, and voice quality. For nearly two decades his research has focused on laryngeal physiology and biomechanics using the in vivo canine model of phonation. After developing the technique for graded stimulation of individual intrinsic laryngeal muscles, the individual contributions of the muscles on phonatory posture, aerodynamics, acoustics, and vibratory behavior were investigated. Current investigations are focused on 3D reconstruction of glottal vibratory deformation, effects of laryngeal muscle activation on glottal volume waveform, as well as the trajectories of the medial surface landmarks in relation to neuromuscular stimulation and vocal fold microanatomy. He is serving as Council Member of the American Laryngological Association (ALA) and elected President of the ALA for 2023-2024.

Prof. Zhaoyan Zhang, PhD — Professor of Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Zhaoyan Zhang is a Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. His current research focuses on how changes in vocal fold physiology affect voice production and how to infer vocal fold physiology from the produced voice, leading toward clinical and speech technology applications. Dr. Zhang is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, a recipient of the Quintana Award from the Voice Foundation, and an Associate Editor and Coordinating Editor for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.