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Cutting Edge Laryngology 2016

Cutting Edge Laryngology - the BLA's 2016 annual conference - will be held at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, UK, 5-7 October 2016.

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"We all know the larynx is the most enigmatic, fascinating and funkiest organ in the body.

There are lots of conferences that cover laryngeal disorders and treatments in various ways, but we in the UK look at things differently (obviously as the rather disconcerting Brexit shows!) Cutting Edge Laryngology showcases the most up-to-date advances in understanding, diagnosing and managing these conditions, and how to use the very best of new knowledge and technology to get our patients back to their work and lives - breathing, talking and swallowing - as best as we possibly can.

Never less than stimulating and often fun, the Cutting Edge conferences have already inspired hundreds of surgeons, speech pathologists, physicians, scientists and students to question conventional understanding and learn about the best of the 'now' and that which is just on the horizon. London remains one of the great world hubs, and arguably the greatest city in the world. So come and join us and see what the present and future holds for laryngology."

- Martin Birchall, BLA President

This leading conference continues the BLA's previous celebrations of innovation in our wonderful field, and draws once again upon those who are really pushing the boundaries. 

There will be talks from inspiring leaders in fields including airway reconstruction and tissue engineering, revolutionary approaches to dysphagia and voice care, and a special session devoted to the most cutting-edge of speech and swallowing therapy. Practical sessions will introduce participants to the latest office procedures and OR advances.

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The BLA holds its Annual Conference and Cutting Edge Laryngology conference in alternate years.

On Thursday 5 November 2015, the BLA held a well attended Annual Meeting and AGM at The Royal College of Surgeons of England. We attracted over 150 participants including ENT Consultants, Laryngologists, Trainees, Speech and Language Therapists and Allied Health Professionals discussing the latest advances in research and technology.  We were delighted to welcome both Prof Shaheen Hamdy and Prof Daniel Sifrim as our Keynote Speakers. 

The quality of accepted abstracts was excellent. Congratulations to the David Howard Prize Winners 2015: 

  • Best Oral Presentation - Samantha Holmes, Northwick Park Hospital 
  • Best Poster Presentation - Jason Powell, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University