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Voice, Swallow and Airway Conference 2014: Symposium of the Masters

  • 24 Jul 2014
  • (EDT)
  • 27 Jul 2014
  • (EDT)
  • Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa, Singer Island, FL 33404

This event is hosted by MEDSPEECH, Inc.

Following this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the organized anatomic and functional approach to chronic cough and the importance of each of the swallowing:
  • Chest Xray, anatomy (nose, throat, sinuses, larynx, lungs, esophagus, brain), medications which may contribute (ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers). The three leading causes of cough: post-nasal drip, asthma and GERD. Other causes within reach of laryngoscope. A multidisciplinary approach.
  • Provide state of the art applicable research updates regarding evidence based consensus, for evaluation and treatment of airway disorders for practicing clinicians.
  • Identify the roles of the speech-language pathologist, otolaryngologist, pulmonologist and gastroenterologist in LPR management.
  • Evaluate symptoms and videolaryngoscopic findings common in reflux in patients with obstructive sleep apnea ( OSA) and to determine the relationship between laryngeal inflammation and OSA severity.
  • Investigate vocal impairment and laryngeal findings in symptomatic patients to determine the prevalence of reflux based on subjective and objective signs of reflux.
Objectives/learner outcomes: Participants will learn to:
  1. List medical and behavioral protocols for various swallowing, voice, and airway disorders.
  2. Apply/use technological advances through “hands on experience”.
  3. List the benefit of instrumentation in the diagnosis and treatment in order to integrate understanding of medical, surgical, and behavioral management philosophies.
  4. Assessment of learning will be verified through question and answer discussion with expert panel regarding diagnostic dilemmas.
  5. List nuances and specified knowledge necessary to evaluating the professional voice user.
  6. Perform, interpret, and trouble shoot instrumentation for evaluation and diagnosis of voice, swallowing, and airway including videostroboscopy, FEES and transnasal Esophogoscopy.
For more information, visit www.med-speech.com or contact Rebecca Gould at 561-833-2090 or info@med-speech.com

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