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London Voice CEN (logo)BVA/CEN Voice Clinics Forum 2019

'The Philadelphia Voice Clinic Approach to the Management of Professional Voice Users'

Saturday 2nd February 2019, 12.30pm – 5.45pm and Sunday 3rd February 2019, 9.15am – 5pm
St. Thomas’ Hospital, London

A unique collaboration between the British Voice Association and the London Voice Clinical Excellence Network.

We are delighted to be hosting Professor Robert Sataloff, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Margaret Baroody, Singing Voice Specialist and Bridget Rose, Speech and Language Therapist for this clinically focussed event. Professor Sataloff is internationally recognised as one of the founders of the field of voice and his team are highly experienced in working with a range of high level professional voice users. This will be the first time that the team has travelled together across the Atlantic to speak as a team.

The Saturday afternoon event will explore the collaborative work between the SLT and SVS including rehabilitation protocols, skill and competency development and training. This will be highly relevant for SLTs, singing teachers, physiotherapists, osteopaths and students working in the field of voice rehabilitation.

The Sunday event will continue with the multi-disciplinary focus in the management of difficult cases, which may also involve the ENT surgeon. Panel discussions will also involve UK laryngologists including Mr John Rubin, Mr Meredydd Harries, Mr Nicholas Gibbins, Mr Declan Costello and Mr Nimesh Patel. The day is relevant for all those involved in vocal rehabilitation of the spoken and singing voice. Surgical management of complex cases such as management of vocal fold scar and large benign vocal fold lesions will be incorporated.

We are also making a call for submission of audit or research projects in the field.

There will be a conference dinner at 8pm on Saturday 2nd February.


Day 1: Saturday 2nd February 2018 – Course Dinner and Drinks

After the first day has ended, we are inviting delegates to join us in Gillray's Bar, County Hall from 6pm onwards (across the road from the hospital) for post-meeting drinks for those people who want to unwind in a relaxed atmosphere with speakers, colleagues and friends alike.  For those who would like to go on to the course dinner (meeting 7.30pm for 8pm) we will be dining at Gillray’s Restaurant in The London Marriott Hotel, County Hall.  Spaces are limited and you will need to pre-book through our Eventbrite page or via the British Voice Association's Administrator (0300 123 2773 or administrator@britishvoiceassociation.org.uk).

 

Provisional programme

Day 1: Saturday 2nd February 2019



12.30pm
Registration

1.00pm
Housekeeping and Introductions  – Tori Burnay

1.15pm
The working relationship between the Speech and Language Therapist and the Singing Voice Specialist in the Philadelphia Voice Clinic

The session will cover a range of topics to include the following:

  1. How the service runs and who is in the wider team.
  2. Professional qualifications in the USA and how they differ.
  3. What extended skill set does the SLT working with professional voice users and performers need
  4. Decision making - who does what at what stage of the patient’s rehabilitation.
  5. Collaborative working
  6. Continuing professional development.
  7. Supervision in developing levels of competency.

2.45pm
Classic afternoon tea – sandwiches and cakes

3.30pm           
Specific protocols used in the clinic and studio with case examples

Topics will include:

  1. Voice rest protocols - following trauma/haemorrhage/surgery
  2. Protocol for re-introduction of voice use following surgery - when and what exercises we begin with and why.
  3. Extending progress to returning to a high speaking vocal load or returning to singing commitments.
  4. Developing stamina for voice use following surgery or illness? Differing approaches for a teacher vs a choir director vs a professional functions singer needing to do 4 gigs a week?
  5. How do rehabilitation approaches differ between classical, musical theatre and CCM genres?
  6. How does the evidence based vocal pedagogy translate to singing voice rehabilitation?

There will be opportunity to ask questions and join the debate throughout the afternoon.

5.30pm
Final questions

5.45pm
Close


Post-course drinks party (6pm onwards): open to all

Course Dinner: (7.30 for 8pm): need to pre-book

Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar, London Marriott Hotel, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB

 

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Day 2: Sunday 3rd February 2019

CPD accreditation: 5 CPD points awarded

9.50am
Introduction of the Philadelphia Voice Clinic Team:
Who we are and how the service runs.

10.00am
The Sataloff surgical approach to working with professional voice users: Prof Robert Sataloff

11.00am
Decision-making, intervention and outcomes in difficult case management – part I – a multi-disciplinary approach

The ageing performer – Case study from the Philadelphia team. “What to do when things do not go to plan.” Meredydd Harries, UK and Philadelphia Voice Clinic team

Management of scar/sulcus – Case study from the Philadelphia team. “What to do when things do not go to plan. ” John Rubin, UK and Philadelphia Voice Clinic team

Managing large benign vocal fold lesions – case study from the Philadelphia team.“What to do when things do not go to plan.”  Nick Gibbins, UK and Philadelphia Voice Clinic team

12.30pm
Lunch

1.30pm
Decision-making, intervention and outcomes in difficult case management – part II – The MDT approach

Superior laryngeal nerve palsy / recurrent laryngeal nerve paresis – Case study from the Philadelphia team. “What to do when things do not go to plan.”  Declan Costello, UK and Philadelphia Voice Clinic team

Management of acute problems in high-level professional voice users – spoken and sung voice – Case studies from the Philadelphia team. “What to do when things do not go to plan.” Nimesh Patel, UK and Philadelphia Voice Clinic team

2.30pm
Research and audit papers from the UK

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 4 short reports (10 minutes per report including questions). If you have a project you would like us to consider please contact us at: administrator@britishvoiceassociation.org.uk

3.30pm
Tea

4.00pm
Current research from the Philadelphia team
– topics tbc

4.30pm
Interview and performance
– (artist to be confirmed) – Declan Costello

5.00pm
Close

 

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Rates


Book both days together

  • Early bird: until Friday 4th January 2019
    Students: £80; Non-Members: £180; BVA/London Voice CEN Members: £135
  • After Friday 4th January 2019
    Students: £90; Non-Members: £215; BVA/London Voice CEN Members: £165

Book a single event

Day 1: Saturday 2nd February (afternoon tea included)

  • Early bird: until Friday 4th January 2019
    Students: £40; Non-Members: £65; BVA/London Voice CEN Members: £50
  • After Friday 4th January 2019
    Students: £50; Non-Members: £80; BVA/London Voice CEN Members: £65

Day 2: Sunday 3rd February (lunch included)

  • Early bird: until 4th January 2019
    Students: £50; Non-Members: £125; BVA/London Voice CEN Members: £95
  • After 4th January 2019:
    Students: £60; Non-Members: £140; BVA/London Voice CEN Members: £110

 

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