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Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Rehabilitation Following Laryngectomy 2014

September 12 - 13, 2014

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About the program:

Although the goal of every clinician is organ preservation, a total laryngectomy is often unavoidable in patients with advanced stage laryngeal and hypo pharyngeal cancer or recurrent disease. Fortunately, the quality of life following a total laryngectomy is very good provided surgical and rehabilitation efforts are optimal. Over the last several decades considerable progress in voice, pulmonary and olfaction rehabilitation of the total laryngectomy patient has been made. This course will share current trends and practices in post-laryngectomy rehabilitation. A cadaver resection lab offers attendees a unique and powerful learning experience in surgical techniques for total laryngectomy. Additionally, a hands-on lab with patient volunteers provides attendees the opportunity to learn techniques of tracheoesophageal prosthesis replacement.

Program Objectives

By attending this program participants will:

  • Describe the surgical techniques of total laryngectomy as learned through the cadaver lab component of this course.
  • Describe the latest in surgical techniques for voice restoration following total laryngectomy.
  • Differentiate between primary and secondary voice prosthesis placement and identify pros and cons of each.
  • Describe the decision making process in selecting the appropriate voice prosthesis.
  • Discuss the benefits of heat moisture exchangers (HMEs) and free hands valves.

Please call Barbara Messing, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S at 443-849-8451 for questions regarding any of our upcoming conferences. 


17th Annual Head and Neck Conference
Just Surviving or Surviving Well: Life after Cancer Treatment 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Program Objectives:

By attending this program, participants will:

  • Discuss the impact of head and neck cancer treatment on survivorship.
  • Describe the effect of treatment advances in head and neck cancer therapies on quality of life.
  • Describe advances in facial reconstruction after ablative surgery for head and neck cancer.
  • Identify functional outcome measures related to speech and swallow after head and neck cancer treatment. 
  • Describe oral and dental rehabilitation of head and neck cancer survivors.
  • Discuss psychosocial issues related to head and neck cancer survivorship.

Please call Barbara Messing, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S at 443-849-8451 for questions regarding any of our upcoming conferences. 


Head & Neck Grand Rounds
1st Friday of each month.  7:30 - 8:30 am. 
Physicians Pavilion East, Conference Center

Laryngology Grand Rounds:  
2nd Friday of each month.  7:30 - 8:30 am. 
Physicians Pavilion East, Conference Center  

Call 443-849-8451 for listing of upcoming speakers.

 

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