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Annual Southwest Laryngology Conference: Focus On Voice Disorders – Mayo Clinic

April 8, 2016 - April 10, 2016


This conference will provide a state-of-the-art discussion and instruction on comprehensive evaluation and management of voice disorders and related rehabilitation techniques. The course format will include evidence-based lectures, panel discussions with case presentations, and the opportunity to interact with Mayo and guest faculty members. New this year – The Mayo Clinic offers two optional workshops:

TEP Management for Voice Restoration Workshop (Optional for SLPs)
This workshop will share current trends and practices in post-laryngectomy rehabilitation and offer the attendees an opportunity to participate in voice prosthesis care and management.  Following a didactic session of information sharing regarding voice, swallowing and pulmonary challenges in the TL population, a demonstration with patient volunteers will allow attendees to learn techniques of tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis placement and assist in a prosthesis and HME selection.  Participants will be able to examine and trouble-shoot the use of custom products and accessories for the total laryngectomee.

Office-Based Laryngology Procedures – Hands-On Lab (Optional for MDs)

This hands-on workshop will cover all aspects of laryngology office-based procedures. The first part of the course consists of technique discussion by experts in the field. Following the discussion, participants have the opportunity to get 1:1 training on the various procedures; including transnasal esophagoscopy, transnasal biopsy, vocal fold injection, office onabotulinumtoxinA injections, and office KTP laser ablation. Mannequins and lasers will be available.

Mayo Clinic is proud to present a faculty of world-renowned experts in the field of laryngology and voice rehabilitation from across the country. The course format will include evidence-based lectures, panel discussions with case presentations, and the opportunity to interact with Mayo and Guest faculty members. The program is based on a multidisciplinary team approach, with topics focusing on:

  • Diagnostics, surgical, and therapeutic management of a wide spectrum of vocal pathologies, such as: Pediatric Laryngology • Recent Updates on Vocal Tremor • Medical Considerations in Geriatric Voice • Functional Subglottic Pressure Disorder • Special Considerations in Airway Reconstruction and Rehabilitations • Current Updates on Spasmodic Dysphonia •  Thyroplasty in Irradiated Larynx • Peri-Operative Voice Care
  • Keynote Topic: Translational Studies of the Aging Voice

The intended audience includes: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Speech-Language Pathologists. All specialties are welcome, including those in General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Otorhinolaryngology, Speech-Language Pathology, Neurology, Gerontology and Radiation Oncology.

Note: If you are unable to attend the live-course, you may register for the live-stream webcast, which will include the option to submit questions.


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