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Choice for Voice : Crossing boundaries in voice

Choice for Voice : Crossing boundaries in voice

The British Voice Association (BVA) is delighted to announce, 'Choice For Voice' Online; its first 3-day voice conference in 10 years. The theme of the conference is 'Crossing Boundaries in Voice', with an emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches to health, performance, and research in the field of voice. In particular we are keen to shine a light on research and practice that acknowledges the holistic nature of voice use, as well as on those who draw upon other fields of practice in order to inform and enhance their own. Key areas for discussion include; physical and mental wellbeing for voice users, voice and the workplace, and crossing genre boundaries in pedagogy and performance.

The event will feature over 40 hours of lectures, workshops and masterclasses from some of the world’s top practitioners, working in the field of voice. Delegates will also be able to network and schedule meetings with one another from within the platform and meet virtually with exhibitors from around the world.

 

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 30TH JUNE 2021

  • BVA Member: £195
  • Non-member: £225
  • Student: £150*

Click here to register

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT https://www.britishvoiceassociation.org.uk

 

 

Date: 
Friday, 3 September, 2021 to Sunday, 5 September, 2021
Location: 
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Choice for Voice : Crossing boundaries in voice

Choice for Voice : Crossing boundaries in voice

The British Voice Association (BVA) is delighted to announce, 'Choice For Voice' Online; its first 3-day voice conference in 10 years. The theme of the conference is 'Crossing Boundaries in Voice', with an emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches to health, performance, and research in the field of voice. In particular we are keen to shine a light on research and practice that acknowledges the holistic nature of voice use, as well as on those who draw upon other fields of practice in order to inform and enhance their own. Key areas for discussion include; physical and mental wellbeing for voice users, voice and the workplace, and crossing genre boundaries in pedagogy and performance.

The event will feature over 40 hours of lectures, workshops and masterclasses from some of the world’s top practitioners, working in the field of voice. Delegates will also be able to network and schedule meetings with one another from within the platform and meet virtually with exhibitors from around the world.

 

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 30TH JUNE 2021

  • BVA Member: £195
  • Non-member: £225
  • Student: £150*

Click here to register

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT https://www.britishvoiceassociation.org.uk

 

 

Date: 
Friday, 3 September, 2021 to Sunday, 5 September, 2021
Location: 
Virtual
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The VIRTUAL BLA Annual Conference 2021

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."

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)

ACCREDITED BY ENT UK WITH 4 CPD POINTS

 

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?

CHAIR : SAM MAJUMDAR

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

CHAIRS : JONATHAN FISHMAN & JUSTIN ROE

15:20 – 15:35

BREAK AND AGM FOR BLA MEMBERS ONLY

15:35 – 16:40

SESSION 2

UPDATE ON DYSPHAGIA DIAGNOSIS

CHAIR : SADIE KHWAJA

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

CHAIR : YAKUBU KARAGAMA

16:50 – 17:10

COVID and the larynx

Mr Jonathan Fishman, ENT Consultant and Laryngologist at the Royal National ENT Hospital, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Associate Professor at University College London

 

17:10 – 17:30

Co-designing sustainable telehealth service: patients as partners

Grainne Brady, HEE/ NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow 

Department of Speech, Voice and Swallowing, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Department of Surgery and Cancer Imperial College London

 

17:30 – 17:50

Long COVID

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

Sarah Pilsworth

Senior Macmillan Head and Neck Speech and Language Therapist, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

17:55 – 18:00

CLOSING REMARKS

Mr Guri Sandhu

BLA President, 2021 - 2023

 

 

REGISTRATION FEES

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

There is 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.

EARLY BIRD CLOSES FRIDAY, 3RD SEPTEMBER 2021

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
Abstract Submission is now closed.  If you have submitted an abstract - thank you so much.  The abstracts will be sent to the reviewers and acceptance/rejection letters will be sent out w/c 21 June 2021

Thank you for supporting the BLA 

Date: 
Friday, 24 September, 2021
Location: 
VIRTUAL
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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