The VIRTUAL BLA Annual Conference 2021

"The British Laryngological Association annual conference is going virtual.

The last 12 months have been eventful to say the least! 

Self isolation, Covid-19, working from home and endless zoom meetings have had a significant impact on the health of our larynxes.

Join our expert panel discussing all aspects of voice, swallowing and airway pathology in the Covid-19 era."

The BLA is at the moment putting the Programme together for our virtual annual conference which will take place on

FRIDAY, 24th SEPTEMBER 2021
from
13:00 until 18:00

PLEASE SEE BELOW PROVISIONAL PROGRAM WHICH IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

BLA VIRTUAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

FRIDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2021

13:00 – 18:00 BST (UK TIME)

 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM

PROGRAM MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

TIME

13:00 – 13:05

Welcome & Introduction

Mr Guri Sandhu

BLA President, 2021 - 2023

13:05 – 13:40

Keynote Lecture

TO BE CONFIRMED

13:40 – 14:10

SESSION 1

HOW I DO IT?

13:40 – 13:50

Voice feminisation surgery

Mr Chadwan Al Yaghchi

Consultant Laryngologist, Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon

National Centre for Airway Reconstruction

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

 

13:50 – 14:00

Arytenoid lateralisation

Mr Yakubu Karagama

Consultant Laryngologist, Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital, London

 

 

 

14:00 – 14:10

Regional and distal biomechanical drivers affecting the voice and swallow

Mr Nick Gibbins, Consultant Otolaryngologist and Voice Surgeon at University Hospital Lewisham.

 

14:10 – 14:20

BREAK

14:20 – 15:20

FREE PAPER SESSION

15:20 – 15:35

BREAK AND AGM FOR BLA MEMBERS ONLY

15:35 – 16:40

SESSION 2

UPDATE ON DYSPHAGIA DIAGNOSIS

15:35 – 15:55

US scan in the assessment of dysphagia

Jodi Allen, Senior Speech and Language Therapist, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

15:55 – 16:15

Embedding TNO in practice

Mr Sam Majumdar, Laryngologist, full-time Consultant Surgeon and a Reader (hon), University of Dundee Medical School & Ninewells Hospital NHS Scotland

 

Mr Taran Tatla,  Department of ENT-Head& Neck Surgery, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

 

16:15 – 16:35

Role of high-resolution manometry in pharyngeal dysphagia

Ashli O’Rourke MD, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Medical University of South Carolina, USA

16:40 – 16:50

BREAK

16:50 – 17:55

SESSION 3

LEARNING FROM COVID PANDEMIC

16:50 – 17:10

COVID and the larynx

Mr Jonathan Fishman, ENT Consultant and Laryngologist at the Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at University College London

 

17:10 – 17:30

Co-designing sustainable telehealth service: patients as partners

Mr Justin Roe, Consultant and Joint Head - Department of Speech, Voice and Swallowing, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

 

17:30 – 17:50

Long COVID

Miss Ekpemi Irune, Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck and Thyroid Surgeon, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

17:55 – 18:00

CLOSING REMARKS

Mr Guri Sandhu

BLA President, 2021 - 2023

       

 

 

REGISTRATION FEES
There will be a minimal registration fee charge of £25 for BLA Members and Members of BVA (BRITISH VOICE ASSOCIATION) and ELS (EUROPEAN LARYNGOLOGICAL SOCIETY) and £30 for NON Members.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
In the meantime we do, however, ask you to submit an abstract. Submissions in both laryngology and SLT are now invited on-line.  Abstracts must be submitted by midnight on Friday 28 May 2021

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW OPEN

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT

 

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS
FRIDAY, 28 MAY 2021

Date: 
Friday, 24 September, 2021
Location: 
VIRTUAL

BLA Webinar

BLA Webinar: 'Laryngeal Sequelae of COVID-19: What have we learnt six months on?
BLA Members and fully registered participants can access the full webinar on-demand here