WEBINAR - “Laryngeal Sequelae of COVID-19 : What have we learnt six months on?”

BLA STUDY DAY WEBINAR

 

MONDAY, 16th NOVEMBER 2020

 18:30 – 20:30

Laryngeal Sequelae of COVID-19 : What have we learnt six months on? 

 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

 

TME

 

18:30

Welcome & Introduction 

 

Mr Guri Sandhu 

18:30 – 18:45

COVIDTrach National Audit

 

Mr Nick Hamilton

18:45 – 19:00

Imperial Experience

Mr Chad Al Yaghchi 

 

19:00– 19:15

Guy’s Experience

 

Mr Yakubu Karagama

 

19:15 – 19:30

COVID-19 laryngeal rehabilitation: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham experience

Dr Camilla Dawson

19:30 – 19:40

BREAK

19:40 – 20:00

Case presentation and panel discussion

 

ALL FACULTY

20:00

CLOSING REMARKS FROM CHAIR – MR GURI SANDHU

 

 

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person

 

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MR GURI SANDHU – BLA PRESIDENT ELECT 2020 -2021

 

Guri Sandhu is a Consultant Otolaryngologist and Head & Neck Surgeon at Imperial College and The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospitals in London, with honorary contracts at The Royal Brompton, University College and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College and University College London.

 

Mr Sandhu graduated from the University of London in 1990 having trained in Medicine at The Royal London Hospital. As a registrar, he trained in ENT at The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital and in Paediatric ENT at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. He is a laryngologist with a special interest in laryngotracheal stenosis but also manages voice and swallowing disorders. He has experience in performing the full spectrum of endoscopic and open surgical procedures on the larynx, pharynx and airway; many of these procedures he has pioneered himself.

He lectures nationally and internationally on these subjects and has an active research programme. He was responsible for setting up the National Centre for Airway Reconstruction in London which comprises a multidisciplinary team of specialists with an interest in airway problems. This unit has treated the largest number of adult patients with laryngotracheal stenosis in Europe.

 

MR NICK HAMILTON

 

Mr Nick Hamilton is an ENT surgeon and NIHR clinical lecturer at University College London. His research is focused on translating novel cell therapies to treat scarring disorders of the vocal cord as well as, the use of data science to understand and predict outcomes following voice, swallow and airway surgery. He is chief investigator of the COVIDTrach project which is a UK prospective cohort study examining the outcomes of mechanically ventilated patients with COVID-19 who undergo tracheostomy. The project to date, has analysed over 1600 tracheostomies from over 150 hospitals across the UK and is one of the largest studies of its kind.   

 

MR CHADWAN AL YAGHCHI – BLA ASSOCIATE HONORARY TREASURER

 

Mr Chadwan Al Yaghchi is a consultant otolaryngologist at the National Centre for Airway Reconstruction and Imperial Voice and Swallowing Centre. He completed his higher surgical training in Ear Nose and Throat in London North Thames regional rotation. During his training he developed an interest invoice, airway stenosis and dysphagia.  In addition to his adult service, he is an honorary consultant at The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust where he manages children with complex airway, respiratory and swallowing conditions.

 

Mr Al Yaghchi holds a PhD in Molecular Oncology from Queen Mary’s University of London with a special research interest in oncolytic viruses in head and neck cancers. In addition, he has an active clinical research program in voice, airway and swallowing disorders.

 

Mr Al Yaghchi is a founding member of the British Laryngological Association and served on the council since 2013. He is currently the associate honorary treasurer.

 

MR YAKUBU KARAGAMA – BLA COUNCIL MEMBER

 

 

Yakubu Karagama is a Consultant Laryngologist at the Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital, London. 

 

He completed his higher surgical specialist training in the Northeast Deanery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK in 2007 and obtained his certificate of specialist training from General Medical Council (GMC) the same year.

 

He is an internationally renowned laryngologist and leads the voice, airway and swallowing service at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London.

 

Yakubu is the founder and director for London and Manchester International Phonosurgery, Laser Laryngeal Surgery, Transnasal Oesophagoscopy (TNO) and Dysphagia Courses. He is keen on voice research and has obtained an MSc in advanced voice research in 2005 at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

 

 

 

 

DR CAMILLA DAWSON - CLINICAL LEAD SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

 

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS BIRMINGHAM NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

 

Camilla is Clinical Lead for Speech and Language Therapy at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, Honorary Research Associate at the University of British Columbia, and Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists professional advisor for critical care and head and neck cancer, carrying out these duties alongside her clinical role. Her doctoral research explored dysphagia in the acute phase of recovery after head and neck cancer surgery; followed by her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. This portfolio examined cause and effects of post-extubation dysphagia, cross-systems interactions effecting swallow during critical illness and the impact of tracheostomy on swallow competence.   

 

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham has the largest co-located critical care unit in Europe, with 100 bed capacity, surpassed during the COVID-19 first surge with high volumes of patients requiring intubation and ventilatory support, along with tracheostomy. This experience was recently published, detailing the rapid upskilling, protocol development and governance required to create safe clinical environments.  

 

Camilla leads the Speech and Language Therapy development of the NHSE ‘Your Covid recovery’ digital platform with Professor Sally Singh, and continues to provide clinical and research guidance for national and international teams to support swallow rehabilitation, through lectures, webinars and publications.   

 

 

 

 

Date: 
Monday, 16 November, 2020
Location: 
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BLA Webinar: 'Laryngeal Sequelae of COVID-19: What have we learnt six months on?
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