Provisional schedule

Day 1
Welcome and introduction  Dr Margaret Coffey
09.15‑9.45 Revision of pre & post laryngectomy anatomy and physiology, surgical deconstruction and reconstruction. "Normal" post laryngectomy swallow and voice production  
09.45‑10.45 Diagnosis and treatment of cancer of the larynx, including radiotherapy, chemoradiotherapy and IMRT Mr Vinidh Paleri
10.45‑11.00 Coffee  
11.00‑12.00 Complications related to swallowing post laryngectomy and their management Ms Camilla Dawson
12.00‑13.00 The imaging equipment and IR(ME)R guidelines Dr Dominic Blunt
13.00‑14.00 Lunch  
14.00‑15.30 Protocol for VF assessments after standard laryngectomy and extensive surgical reconstruction + illustrate with one standard laryngectomy VF assessment  Dr Margaret Coffey
15.30‑16.00 Coffee  
16.00‑17.00 Defining and modifying vibratory segment tonicity Dr Margaret Coffey
17.00 Finish  
Day 2
Lower oesophageal sphincter function and problems. Oesophageal dilatation Dr Thillainayagam
10.00‑11.00 How to perform and interpret the findings of an air insufflation assesment including a film of a patient having an air insufflation Dr Margaret Coffey
11.00‑11.30 Coffee  
11.30‑12.30 Practise analysis of standard Lx VF assessments including air insufflations Dr Margaret Coffey & Mr Lee Bolton
12.30‑13.30 Lunch  
13.30‑14.30 Options for management of recurrence. Non-recurrence complications requiring surgical interventions Mr Peter Clarke
14.30‑15.00 Coffee  
15.00‑16.00 Alternative methods, for TEP creation and prothesis placement including (Primary TEP, Secondary TEP and awake TEP). Management of hypertonicity/spasm using Dysport/Botox  Mr Peter Clarke
16.00‑17.00 Management of severe hypertonicity and spasm with chemical neurectomy (Botox/Dysport). Practise analysis of standard Lx VF assessments Dr Margaret Coffey
17.00‑19.15 Welcome Reception and networking  
Introduction to Mining for Bankers
Day 3
Extensive surgery and implications for swallow and voice rehabilitation Dr Jonathan Bernstein 
10.00‑11.00 Maximizing swallow and voice post extensive surgery Dr Margaret Coffey
11.00‑11.30 Coffee  
11.30‑12.30 Presentation of extensive surgery VF assessments. Delegates to work through extensive surgery VF assessments Dr Margaret Coffey
12.30‑13.30 Lunch and 'meet the exhibitors'  
13.30‑14.15 Radiotherapy, chemotherapy and IMRT Professor Kevin Harrington
14.15‑15.00 Management of swallow and voice after laryngectomy, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and palliative care Dr Justin Roe
15.00‑15.15 Coffee  
15.15‑16.00 Swallow outcomes after laryngectomy - measuring patient related outcomes Dr Roganie Govender
16.00‑17.00 FEES Dr Margaret Coffey & Mr Lee Bolton
17.00 Finish  
Day 4
Voice prostheses: design, function, selection, placement and problem solving  Dr Margaret Coffey
10.00‑11.00 Management of complications at the TEP including problems related to central and peripheral leakage  Mrs Kate Ashforth
11.00‑11.30 Coffee  
11.30‑12.45 Practice analysis of VF assessments Dr Margaret Coffey & Mrs Lauren Murphy
12.45‑13.45  Lunch  
13.45‑14.45 Practice analysis of VF assessments Dr Margaret Coffey
14.45‑15.15 Coffee   
15.15‑16.15 Candida: The facts. What it is, what it does, how to control it  Ms Sarah Stevens & Ms Leila Williams 
16.15‑17.00 The future - partial laryngectomy surgery, laser surgery and using robotics to perform total laryngectomy Mr Zaid Awad
17.00 Finish  
Day 5
Group work - analysing VF Dr Margaret Coffey
10.00‑11.15 Group work -  analysing VF Dr Margaret Coffey
11.15‑11.30 Coffee  
11.30‑12.30 Question and Answer session   
12.30‑13.30 Lunch  
13.30‑14.30 The future - laryngeal transplant  Prof Martin Birchall
14.30‑15.30 Presentation of unusual anatomical and physiological abnormalities seen on VF  
15.30‑15.45 Evaluation and feedback  
15.45 End of course