Melbourne: 21 Saturday October 2017,
21 Saturday, October 2017, 8am – 5pm, Epworth Hospital Clinical Education and Simulation Centre, Level 5, Cato Wing, 89 Bridge Rd, Richmond, Melbourne
SPECIAL NOTE: discounted $20 parking vouchers for the Epworth Carpark will be available on the day!
This workshop incorporates lecture and practical hands on exposure to laryngeal videostroboscopy from a teaching faculty of Laryngologists and Speech Pathologists. Participants will learn and refine their endoscopy technique, develop their interpretation skills of laryngeal videostroboscopy and cultivate their multidisciplinary treatment planning.
Participants in this course will be able to:
- Describe the components of normal vocal fold vibration
- Demonstrate the components of a comprehensive laryngeal videostroboscopic exam
- Interpret a laryngeal videostroboscopy exam
- Make a subsequent diagnosis and management recommendations in the multidisciplinary setting
- Demonstrate basic endoscopic techniques for the use of rigid and flexible laryngeal endoscopy
8:00am – 5:00pm
The Basics: Functional anatomy of voice production
- History and science behind stroboscopy
- Advantages of stroboscopy over WLE
Describing What I See?
- Review of “normal” stroboscopic examinations
- Vibratory parameters
- Glottal closure patterns
- Spectrum of normal
- Videostroboscopy Rating
Comprehensive Laryngeal Examination:
- Equipment and supplies
- Dynamic laryngeal exam – standardized assessment protocol
- Indications for stroboscopy – rigid vs flexible
- Live demonstrations “how to perform a stroboscopic examination”
- Techniques for difficult patients
Practical Skills Session
- Hands-On Endoscopy Training (Rigid and Flexible)
Review of Stroboscopic Examinations Part 1 – mucosal problems and Part 2 – non mucosal problems
- Diagnosis of common voice conditions with:
- Discussion of findings on strobe
- ENT/SLP collaboration – therapeutic vs. medical management/establishing a treatment plan and treatment principles
Grand Rounds Case Review
- Case examples
- Difficult / challenging cases
- General Q&A
About the Faculty
Dr Amanda Richards FRACS, MBBS, Bsc – Laryngologist
Dr Amanda Richards completed her Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery training in Melbourne. Amanda was then accepted at the Mount Sinai Medical Centre in New York, which allowed her to focus on the field of Laryngology and become one of the few fellowship-trained Voice and Swallowing specialists in Australia.
Amanda’s expertise includes care of professional singers and performers, surgery of the vocal folds, laser treatments of the larynx, airway and swallowing disorders and office-based procedures.
Access to emerging techniques in this highly specialised area provides patients with a wide range of treatment options to achieve the best outcomes.Along with her Laryngology expertise, Amanda also has specialty training in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery and is uniquely positioned to treat the entire spectrum of benign and malignant Laryngeal disorders.
Dr Richards also has public hospital appointments at The Alfred Hospital and Western Health as a consultant Ear, Nose and Throat, Head & Neck Surgeon.
Dr Daniel Novakovic FRACS, MPH, MBBS, Bsc – Laryngologist
Dr Daniel Novakovic is an Australian trained Otolaryngologist (Ear Nose & Throat Surgeon) with specialised fellowship training in Laryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He graduated from the University of Sydney Medical School in 2000 and completed Otolaryngology Training in Australia to attain Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2007.
Dr Novakovic is one of the few people in Australia to undergo formal fellowship training in the field of laryngology and specifically neurolaryngology having spent a year working at the New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders in Manhattan under the guidance of Dr Andrew Blitzer, Dr Marshall Strome and Dr Lucian Sulica. He has also completed fellowships in Head & Neck Oncology at University of Toronto Canada and St Vincents Hospital Sydney.
Daniel has interests in population Health and was awarded a Masters of Public Health from University of NSW in 2004. He has active research interests in the areas of respiratory papillomatosis, mucosal wound healing, laser-tissue interactions as well as neurological disorders of the larynx such as vocal fold paralysis and spasmodic dysphonia.
Dr Novakovic has published articles in internationally acclaimed journals, presented research papers at National and International meetings and published book chapters in the areas of Laryngology, Head and Neck Oncology and the use of neurotoxins in the Head & Neck amongst other topics. He acts as a reviewer for journals in the subspecialty area of Laryngology. In the past year he has lectured in Australia, Korea, New Zealand and USA
Dr Novakovic is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, American Laryngological Association, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Australian Medical Association, Australian Society of Performing Arts Healthcare and sits on the board of the Australian Voice Association
Dr Debbie Phyland PhD, BAppSc (SpPath), Dip Ed, MAppSc, FSPAA, CPSP – Speech Pathologist
Debbie Phyland is a speech pathologist with over 30 years experience working predominantly in the acute medical and private practice contexts. She is also a singer and has combined her love of performance with her speech pathology career by focusing over the last twenty years on the area of voice.
In 1996, she completed her Master’s Degree researching voice problems of singers. She is a co-founder and partner of The Melbourne Voice Analysis Centre. Debbie works in private practice, Voice Medicine Australia, focussing on the assessment and treatment of voice problems. She completed her doctorate studies in the area of voice in 2015.
Over the past twenty years she has also been working for Melbourne Theatre Company and other professional production companies in an occupational health capacity offering programs for the prevention and remediation of voice problems. Debbie also currently works part-time as the Clinical Research Coordinator for the ENT Head and Neck Department of Monash Health. Along with Fellowship category (2014), Debbie has been honoured with the prestigious Speech Pathology Australia Association’s Elinor Wray Innovation and Promotion Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession’ (2010). She has also been the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship (2002), Victorian Green Room Award ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Melbourne Stage’ (2012), and Australian Voice Association award ‘Outstanding contribution to the Australian voice community’ (2014). Most recently she has been awarded a Garnett Passe & Rodney Williams Post Doctoral Research fellowship (2016-2018) to explore inflammation and the development of benign laryngeal pathologies. She is currently the President of the Laryngology Society of Australasia and a member of the Voice Sub-Committee of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics.
As well as her interest in the singing voice, she is particularly interested in voice problems due to neurological dysfunction and in the paediatric and adolescent voice. She is a strong advocate for the promotion of voice and pursuit of clinical excellence in laryngology field.
Laura Moroney B SpPath
Laura is a University of Queensland graduate, with a special interest in the areas of voice and head and neck cancer.
After working in country QLD as a new graduate she joined the speech pathology team at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital in 2009. She has been running the RBWH ENT & SP Voice Diagnostic Clinic since 2009, working closely with ENT surgeons and Neurologists to diagnose and treat a variety of voice disorders.
She is currently undertaking a PhD investigating the patterns of dysphagia and acute toxicity in head and neck cancer patients undergoing helical Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy.
Laura sits on the board of the Australian Voice Association managing the professional development portfolio and is the chair of the QLD Health Endoscopic Evaluation of Voice Statewide Working Group and a steering committee member of the QLD Health Voice Special Interest Group. She enjoys the opportunity to promote the field of voice through this role and with the AVA board.
Georgia Magarey BA, MSpPath, Grad Cert (Voice Studies), CPSP – Speech Pathologist
Georgia Magarey is a fully qualified Speech Pathologist who gained her Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University in 2006. She specialises in management of the voice and its disorders along with swallowing impairments.
After completing a Bachelor of Arts at Monash University, she spent several years abroad which included working as an English Language Assistant in France and this, combined with a passion for both science and the arts, lead her to a career in Speech Pathology.
Georgia has worked extensively in the acute hospital setting including Austin Health and Monash Health as well as in private practice. She spent a year at the University of Toronto, Canada in the Swallowing Laboratory conducting research in swallowing disorders in the critically ill. Her international experience and love of travel further enhanced her skills in the area of accent clarification.
Working onsite at Pinnacle Surgery with Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon Dr Amanda Richards, she has direct access to specialist diagnostic expertise and equipment. Dr Richards has international fellowship training in the diagnosis of laryngeal disorders and is one of Australia’s leading voice specialists.
Georgia understands that every voice has different demands whether you are a professional singer, footy coach or parent! She also has a special interest in working with people suffering from chronic cough and vocal cord dysfunction.
Georgia has recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Voice Studies at the Victorian College of the Arts to complement her skills as a Speech Pathologist and follow her passion for all things voice.
Georgia currently serves on the board at the Australian Voice Association (AVA) in professional development and is an active member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA).
Who is this event for?
This event is for speech pathologists and Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons working in the area of voice seeking further training in diagnostic stroboscopy. Please note due to the limited number of places AVA Members will be given priority.
This course is limited to 24 participants to ensure adequate hands on time for everyone. We anticipate this course will fill quickly and registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Registration includes a course manual and provision of all meals.
Written notice of cancellation must be provided no later than 12 August. There will be no refunds issued after 12 August 2017.