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Brief History of the Conference

The International Conference on Vocal Fold Physiology and Biomechanics (ICVPB) is one of the prime international forums for current scientific research on the larynx and voice. ICVPB dates back to 1980. Initially called the Voice Physiology Conference, it began with five individuals (Wilbur James Gould, Osamu Fujimura, Kenneth Stevens, Minoru Hirano, and Ingo Titze) who brought together voice scientists from Japan and the United States. 


The first meeting was held in Kurume Japan, in 1980. The focus was and has always been basic science, 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), and now in East Lansing (2018).

Topic Areas: 



Aerodynamics & kinematics

Molecular cellular biology


Neurobiology & neurophysiology

Airway physiology

Neuromuscular control

Laryngeal biomechanics


Laryngeal imaging

Tissue scaring

Machine learning

Wearable technology

  Important Dates:

February 10, 2018: Abstracts Due 
March 15, 2018: Acceptance Notification
April 15, 2018: Early Registration Closes