Julie Leonardo
Sunday, October 2, 2016

MS-MedSLP student, Jenni Smasne, is the recipient of the 2016 ANCDS Conference Fellowship Award.

The Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) is a non-profit professional association that supports practitioners who serve individuals with neurologic communication disorders by providing education, training, and certification opportunities to promote high quality professional service. ANCDS holds an annual conference and provides several fellowship awards to full-time speech-language pathology master’s and doctoral students, and other students specializing in clinical neurologically-based communication disorders and sciences. 

The 2016 annual conference will be held in Philadelphia this year and the theme is "Genetics, Ethics, and Management of Cognitive Communicative Disorders in Neurodegenerative Diseases". A group of experts will present thought-provoking and challenging insights that will appeal to clinicians and researchers alike.

As a recipient of the 2016 ANCDS Conference Fellowship, Jenni has been awarded:

  • a one-year ANCDS Membership for the 2016-2017 membership year, 
  • free registration for attendance at the 2016 ANCDS Conference, 
  • an invitation to attend a “Scholar-Mentor Networking Breakfast” the morning of the 2016 ANCDS conference,
  • a complimentary ticket for the ANCDS 2016 Conference Luncheon, and
  • a one-year membership for ASHA Special Interest Group #2 

Jenni will be matched with an ANCDS member who has similar research and clinical interests, and that individual will act as a mentor throughout the day-long meeting.