Previous World Voice Days:
Voice Clinics Forum 2017
Friday, 13th January, 2017
The Governor’s Hall, St Thomas’s Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH
Topics in planning include:
- A Debate: “This house believes that professionals working in a voice clinic should demonstrate fulfilment of a set of core competencies” – the case for and against.
- A Multidisciplinary Panel discussion of four difficult cases and their management
- Vocal biomechanics: are vocal gestures meaningful? If so, which ones and why?
- Research and audit presentations
During this meeting there will be an hour devoted to small on-going research and audit projects from around the country. There will be room for a maximum of 4 short reports (15 minutes per report including questions). If you have a project you would like us to consider please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This course has been awarded 5 CPD points
Please note that the programme may be subject to change
Registration (and refreshments)
Training Protocol for Voice Clinic Skills – Aspiration and Reality
A discussion of the pros and cons concerning the development of core competency guidelines for ENTs, SLTs, Singing Coaches and Osteopaths/Manual Therapists working in Voice Clinics.
Tony Narula (Consultant ENT Surgeon), Rehab Awad (Voice Specialist SLT), Dane Chalfin (Professor at Leeds College of Music and Rehabilitation Singing Coach), Lyndsay Mudford (Voice Specialist Osteopath) and a representative from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
Chair: Dr Ruth Epstein, Head of the SLT Dept, RNTNE.
Managing Difficult Cases: A panel discussion
Surgical and therapy management issues will be discussed. Cases will include psychogenic issues and the problems of professional voice users.
Panel: John Rubin (Con Laryngologist RNTNE), Tony Aymat (Consultant Laryngologist, Lewisham Hospital), Annie Elias (Voice Specialist SLT, Kent & Canterbury Hosp) and Linda Hutchison (Voice Clinic Singing Coach, Lewisham Hosp).
Vocal biomechanics: are vocal gestures meaningful?
An exploration of common vocal gestures and how to interpret them.
Nick Gibbins (Con Laryngologist, Lewisham Hospital), Sara Harris (Voice Specialist SLT, Lewisham Hospital), Dane Chalfin (Leeds College of Music), Tori Burnay (Voice Specialist SLT Guys & St Thomas’s Hospitals) and Melanie Mehta (Voice Specialist SLT/Spoken Voice Teacher) LAMDA.
Research and Audit Papers
During this meeting there will be an hour devoted to small on-going research and audit projects on any aspect of voice/voice care from around the country. There will be room for a maximum of 6 short reports (10 minutes per report including questions). If you have a project you would like us to consider please contact us at: email@example.com.
- Early bird (until 16th December 2016)
BVA Members: £120
- Standard (after 16th December 2016)
(Prices include refreshments and lunch)
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