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July 1982

News and Comment

Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(7):462. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790550066020

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New Officers.—The newly elected officers of the ear, nose, and throat section of the Puerto Rico Medical Association are as follows: president, Dr Renan A. Moretta; and secretary, Dr Rafael L. Rivera-Garcia.

Report.—Techniques for assessing normal and pathological voice function are reviewed in the recently published proceedings of a conference supported by the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke (NINCDS).

The report, Proceedings of the Conference on the Assessment of Vocal Pathology, edited by NINCDS staff members Christy L. Ludlow, PhD, and Molly O. Hart, MS, stresses the need for objective, reliable, and valid procedures for assessing voice disorders. Procedures that improve the transfer of patient data between clinics, between investigators, and during treatment evaluation are emphasized.

The conference, which attempted to bridge the gap between laboratory and clinical needs in vocal pathology, was organized by the NINCDS Communicative Disorders Program and conducted at the

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