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Preliminary Programme

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Monday, 20 June 2011

Time

Session title

09.00 – 09.15

Welcome and Opening address
Prof M. Birchall
Professor of Laryngology, Consultant ENT Surgeon
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

09.15 – 10.35

Session 1. Airway reconstruction
Chairperson:
Dr J. George
Consultant General and Respiratory Medicine Physician
University College Hospital

09.15 – 09.35

Adult airway reconstruction, ENT perspective
Mr G. Sandhu
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

09.35 – 09.55

Paediatric airway reconstruction, ENT perspective
Mr B. Hartley
Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

09.55 – 10.15

Paediatric airway reconstruction, Thoracic perspective
Prof M. Elliott
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University College London
Director of the Tracheal Team and Co-Medical Director
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

10.15 – 10.35

Laryngeal Transplant
Dr G. Farwell
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California

10.35 – 11.00

Tea/Coffee break

11.00 – 11.20

Airway anaesthesia
Dr A. Patel
Consultant Anaesthetist
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

11.20 – 11.40

Regenerative medicine approaches to airway reconstruction
Prof M. Birchall
Professor of Laryngology, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

11.45 – 12.30

Keynote lecture:
New frontiers in Dysphagia management
Dr P. Belafsky
Associate Professor, Director
University of California, Davis, USA

12.30 – 13.50

Lunch break

14.00 – 15.10

Session 2. Dysphagia
Chairperson:
Prof M. Remacle
Academic Professor,
Head of Department
University of  Louvain, Belgium, University hospital of Louvain at Mont-Godinne

13.55 - 14.15

Dysphagia therapy
Ms M. Coffey
Research Speech and Language Therapist,
NIHR Clinical Doctoral Fellow
Imperial College London

14.15 - 14.35

Surgical management
Mr G. Sandhu
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

14.35 - 14.55

The Otolaryngologist as Swallowologist
Dr P. Belafsky
Associate Professor, Director
University of California, Davis, USA

14.55 - 15.10

Swallowing function following total laryngectomy surgery
Dr J. Maclean
Senior Speech Pathologist
St. George Hospital, Australia

15.10 – 15.30

Tea/Coffee break

15.30 – 16.30

Session 3. Outpatient procedures
Chairperson:
Prof M. Birchall
Professor of Laryngology, Consultant ENT Surgeon
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

15.30 – 15.50

Trans-nasal oesophagoscopy
Dr P. Belafsky
Associate Professor, Director
University of California, Davis, USA

15.50 – 16.10

Laryngeal injection techniques
Prof M. Remacle
Academic Professor, Head of Department
University of  Louvain, Belgium, University Hospital of Louvain at Mont-Godinne

16.10 – 16.30

Training in laryngeal surgery - the role of simulation
Mr M. Harries

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Royal Sussex County Hospital

16.30 – 17.00

Invited Lecture:
Use of the surgical robot in the upper aerodigestive tract
Dr G. Farwell
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California

18.00 - 19.30

Drinks Reception at Hunterian Museum

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Time

Session title

 

 

Room A

Room B

09.00 -  10.40

Session 4a. Voice Management
Chairperson:
Mr M. Harries
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Royal Sussex County Hospital

Session 4b. Free Papers
Chairperson:
Mr G. Sandhu
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

09.00 – 09.20

Voice assessment
Mr D. Costello
Consultant ENT surgeon
Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham

Judging panel:

Mr G. Sandhu

Prof M. Birchall
Professor of Laryngology, Consultant ENT Surgeon
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

Mr K. Ghufoor
Consultant ENT Surgeon
St Bartholomew’s Hospital

09.20 – 09.40

European experience
Prof M. Remacle
Academic Professor,
Head of Department
University of  Louvain, Belgium, University hospital of Louvain at Mont-Godinne

09.40 – 10.00

US experience
Dr P. Belafsky
Associate Professor, Director
University of California, Davis, USA

10.00 – 10.20

Neuro-laryngology
Mr J. Rubin
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

10.20 – 10.40

Speech therapy
Ms Christella Antoni
Consultant Speech and Language Therapist
Gender Identity Clinic
Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust

10.40 – 11.00

Tea/Coffee break

11.10 – 12.15

Session 5a. Airway stents
Chairperson:
Mr G. Sandhu
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

Session 5b. Benign laryngology
Chairperson:
Mr K. Ghufoor
Consultant ENT Surgeon
St Bartholomew’s Hospital

11.10 – 11.30

Lower trachea and bronchi stents
Dr J. George
Consultant General and Respiratory Medicine Physician
University College Hospital

Benign lesions, an update
Mr K. Ghufoor
Consultant ENT Surgeon
St Bartholomew’s Hospital

11.30 – 11.50

Upper Airway stents
Mr G. Sandhu
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

Laryngeal Papillomatosis
Mr M. Harries
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Royal Sussex County Hospital

11.50- 12.10

Absorbable stents
Mr D. Vondrys
Great Ormond Street Hospital

Flexible CO2 Laser Surgery
Mr Paul O'Flynn
Consultant Ear and Nose and Throat Surgeon
UCLH

12.15 – 13.00

Keynote Lecture:
High speed imaging vs stroboscopy in daily practice. What does it bring?
Prof M. Remacle
Academic Professor, Head of Department
University of Louvain, Belgium, University hospital of Louvain at Mont-Godinne

13.00 -14.00

Lunch break

14.00 – 15.10

Session 6a. Vocal cord paralysis
Chairperson:
Prof G. Postma
Professor,  Department of Otolaryngology
Director, MCG Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, USA
 

Session 6b. Tracheostomy
Chairperson
Mr G. Sandhu
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

14.10 – 14.30

Laryngeal framework techniques
Prof M. Remacle
Academic Professor, Head of Department
University of  Louvain, Belgium, University hospital of Louvain at Mont-Godinne

New approaches to trachestomy design
Prof M. Birchall
Professor of Laryngology, Consultant ENT Surgeon
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

14.30 – 14.50

Laryngeal pacing
Dr A. Müller
Head of the ENT-Dept./Plastic Surgery
SRH Wald-Klinikum Gera

Tracheostomy in critical care
Dr P. Young
Specialist in Critical Care
Queen Elizabeth Hospital

14.50 – 15.10

Laryngeal reinnervation
Prof M. Birchall
Professor of Laryngology, Consultant ENT Surgeon
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

Tracheostomy Care Pathway
Mr D. Costello
Consultant ENT surgeon
Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham

15.10 – 15.30

Tea/Coffee break

15.30 – 16.45

Session 7a. Advanced diagnostics
Chairperson:
Dr A. Müller 
Head of the ENT-Dept./Plastic Surgery
SRH Wald-Klinikum Gera

Session 7b. GORD
Chairperson:
Mr J. Rubin
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

15.30 – 15.50

Adult laryngeal radiology
Dr T. Beale
Consultant Radiologist
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear

 

15.40 – 16.10

 

Assessment and GI management
Dr D. Bansi
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Charing Cross Hospital

15.50 – 16.10

Paediatric airway obstruction and the interventional radiologist
Dr D. Roebuck
Consultant Interventional Radiologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital

 

16.10 – 16.30

New endoscopes, frontiers
Mr O. Hughes
MRC Clinical Research Fellow
Institute of Child Health,
University College London

Laryngo-Pharyngeal reflux
Prof G. Postma
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
Director, MCG Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, USA

16.30 – 16.45

Endoscan
Dr K. Klinge
Plastic Chirurgie at SRH Wald-Klinikum Gera GmbH

 

16.45 – 17.15

Keynote lecture:
Modern management of adult airway stenosis
Mr G. Sandhu
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

19.30 - 23.00

Gala Dinner and prize presentation at Great Hall, Barts

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Time

Session title

09.00 – 09.30

Surgical Management of Spasmodic Dysphonia
Dr N. Isshiki
Kyoto University, Japan

09.30 – 11.30

Interactive Surgical Videos Session -*Confirmed Topics*

 

- The perfect Laryngoscopy
- Enhanced cricothyroid approximation and thyroid chondroplasty
- Vocal cord medialisation using Coleman fat transfer techniques
- Medialisation thyroplasty
- Vocal cord tie
- Laryngotracheal reconstruction
- Tracheal resection
- Transnasal oesophagoscopy
- Office-based Laser procedures
- Midline lateralisation thyroplasty

11.30 - 11.45

Tea/Coffee break

11.45 - 17.00

Practical Laryngology Skills Course
Royal College of Surgeons

11.45 - 12.45

Vocal Fold Augmentation, 1 (Radiesse)
Dr P. Belafsky
Associate Professor, Director
University of California, Davis, USA

Dr G. Farwell
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California

Prof G. Postma
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
Director, MCG Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, USA

12.45 - 13.30 Lunch break for the Practical Laryngology Skills Course
Royal College of Surgeons, The Conservatory 
13.30 Coach Transfer from the RCS to RNTNE
14.30 - 17.00 Practical Laryngology Skills Course
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

 14.30 - 17.00

TNO
Prof M. Birchall
Professor of Laryngology, Consultant ENT Surgeon
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
 

Vocal Fold Augmentation, 2 (Radiesse)
Dr P. Belafsky
Associate Professor, Director
University of California, Davis, USA

Dr G. Farwell
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California

Stroboscopy
Mr D. Costello
Consultant ENT surgeon
Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham

Botox injection in outpatient demonstration
Mr J. Rubin
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital