British Laryngological Association (BLA) Programme

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 11.45-13.15

Specialty Keynote

Chair: Professor Martin Birchall, Professor of Laryngology and a Consultant in ENT Surgery at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Keynote Speaker: Dr Clark RosenDirector, University of Pittsburgh Voice Center, USA 

Dr Gregory Postma, Professor and Vice-Chairman in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia of Augusta University, Director of the Center for Voice, Airway and Swallowing Disorders, USA 

Professor Jean-Paul Marie, Prof Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Rouen University Hospital , France

Professor Jeffrey Laitman, Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Anatomy & Functional Morphology, Professor of Otolaryngology, Professor of Medical Education, ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA

Panel Discussion


Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.15

Cadaver Dissection: Laryngeal Framework Surgery

Chair: Professor Martin Birchall, Professor of Laryngology and a Consultant in ENT Surgery at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Type I thyroplasty + arytenoid adduction/repositioning
Dr Clark RosenDirector, University of Pittsburgh Voice Center, USA 

Type 2 thyroplasty + types 3/4
Mr Yakubu Karagama


Wednesday 4 July 2018, 15.15-16.15

BLA Update

The fields of voice and laryngology are moving forwards at a rapid pace.   There have been some important recent developments that are radically altering clinical practice in this area.  A panel of experts will give their overview of the key points.  Any clinician involved in voice or laryngology services will not want to miss this essential update

Chair: Declan Costello

Vocal fold paralysis
Mr Nick Gibbins

Voice Clinic Assessment
Mr Julian McGlashan
Anna White, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

Tubeless Laryngoscopy for laryngoscopy
Dr Fauzia Mir, Consultant Anaesthetist


Thursday 5 July 2018, 10.00-11.00

Symposium: Ten top tips for laryngology

Chair: Mr John Rubin

Speakers:

10 Tips in Phonosurgery
Clark Rosen, Director, University of Pittsburgh Voice Center, Pittsburgh, USA 

10 Top Tips for Speech Therapy 
Miss Christella Antoni

10 Tips Teaching
Professor Martin Birchall, Professor of Laryngology and a Consultant in ENT Surgery at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK


Thursday 5 July 2018, 15.15-16.15

Symposium: Laryngeal Airway Dysfunction

Chair: Mr Guri Sandhu

Speakers:

Vocal Cord Dysfunction
Mr James Hull, Consultant Respiratory Physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital, UK

Exercise Induced Laryngeal Obstruction
Professor Thomas Halvorsen, Haukeland University, Bergen, Norway

Living with EILO and life after treatment
Patient

FC63.1 SIAXI: Efficacy and safety of incobotulinumtoxinA for the treatment of sialorrhea in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other neurological conditions: Results of a Phase III, placebo-controlled, randomized, doubleblind study
Dr János Csikós, Merz R&DMerz Pharma UK Ltd, UK


Friday 6 July 2018, 14.15-15.15

Symposium: Dysphagia in the 21st Century: more than biomechanics

We know almost all there is to know about physiology, neuroanatomy, and co-ordination of the swallow mechanism. We do not know how to ideally treat the person with a swallow problem. We must move beyond mere science: understanding the world and what can we do, and move to thinking about what should we do.

Following this session participants will be able to…

  • understand the practical QOL dilemmas regarding treatment of patients with severe oropharyngeal dysphagia
  • compare and contrast the swallowing outcomes of narrow field laryngectomy versus laryngotracheal separation
  • explain the theory and evidence for muscle tension dysphagia
  • describe the assessment and management options for muscle tension dysphagia
  • define professional moral distress
  • identify factors leading to moral distress in their own dysphagia practice

Chair: Professor Paula LeslieProgram Director: Doctor of Clinical Science (CScD), Professor, Communication Science and Disorders, Specialist Advisor (Swallowing Disorders) RCSLT, University of Pittsburgh

Speakers:

Profound Oropharyngeal Dysphagia: what can we do versus what should we do?
Professor Gregory PostmaProfessor and Vice-Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, USA

Muscle tension dysphagia: wishful thinking?
Dr Justin RoeHead of the Speech and Language Therapy Department, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Moral Distress: professional iatrogenesis
Dr Paula LeslieProgram Director: Doctor of Clinical Science (CScD), Professor, Communication Science and Disorders, Specialist Advisor (Swallowing Disorders) RCSLT, University of Pittsburgh