Monday, May 19, 2014

Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Rehabilitation Following Laryngectomy 2014

September 12 - 13, 2014 


About the program:
Although the goal of every clinician is organ preservation, a total laryngectomy is often
unavoidable in patients with advanced stage laryngeal and hypo pharyngeal cancer or
recurrent disease. Fortunately, the quality of life following a total laryngectomy is very
good provided surgical and rehabilitation efforts are optimal. Over the last several
decades considerable progress in voice, pulmonary and olfaction rehabilitation of the
 total laryngectomy patient has been made. This course will share current trends and
practices in post-laryngectomy rehabilitation. A cadaver resection lab offers attendees a
unique and powerful learning experience in surgical techniques for total laryngectomy.
Additionally, a hands-on lab with patient volunteers provides attendees the opportunity
to learn techniques of tracheoesophageal prosthesis replacement.

Program Objectives

By attending this program participants will:
  • Describe the surgical techniques of total laryngectomy as learned through the cadaver lab
    component of this course.
  • Describe the latest in surgical techniques for voice restoration following total laryngectomy.
  • Differentiate between primary and secondary voice prosthesis placement and identify pros
    and cons of each.
  • Describe the decision making process in selecting the appropriate voice prosthesis.
  • Discuss the benefits of heat moisture exchangers (HMEs) and free hands valves.
Please call Barbara Messing, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S at 443-849-8451 for questions
regarding any of our upcoming conferences. 

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