This conference will provide state-of-the-art discussion and instruction on comprehensive evaluation and management of laryngeal-related disorders and corresponding rehabilitation techniques. The meeting will offer a multi-disciplinary approach on a wide variety of voice and swallowing topics, surgical procedures, cancer management, airway issues, techniques for post-surgical swallow rehabilitation and post laryngectomy voice restoration. This course is designed for physicians and surgeons, mid-level health care providers, otolaryngology residents, and speech & language pathologists in the Southwest, across the country and international audience. Specialties include: otorhinolaryngology, internal medicine, speech-language pathology, pulmonary, integrative medicine and radiation and medical oncology.
Course format will include evidence-based lectures, multidisciplinary panel discussions with case presentations and Q & A, live demonstrations, and interactions with Mayo Clinic faculty and guest faculty. NEW THIS YEAR! Attendees can submit patient cases for a “Stump the Experts” panel discussion. Send your submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org and add a subject line: Laryngology 2018 Case. In addition, we will also be accepting research poster presentations on complex cases.
This course is designed for physicians/surgeons, mid-level health care providers, otolaryngology residents, and speech & language pathologists in the southwest, across the country, and internationally (Mexico and Europe). Specialties include: general surgery, otorhinolaryngology, internal medicine, speech-language pathology, neurology, gerontology and radiation-oncology.
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
Discuss new surgical strategies for chronic dysphagia refractory to therapy.
Discuss holistic approaches in rehabilitation of patients not responding to traditional voice therapy.
Explain surgical approaches for complex airway reconstruction cases.
Describe manual therapy approaches for chronic muscle tension dysphonia and dysphagia.
Describe techniques for respiratory training to improve swallowing and voice.
Identify surgical and non-surgical treatment modalities for head and neck cancer.
Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.