Saturday, September 16, 2017
University of Kentucky, Wethington Building, Room 127
The state of Kentucky has the second highest incidence of head and neck cancer in the United States. Although preservation of the larynx is the ideal treatment outcome, total laryngectomy continues to be the standard of care for the management of patients with advanced stage laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers as well as patients with recurrent disease. Moreover, many patients who have undergone organ preservation treatment ultimately benefit from a total laryngectomy for management of intractable aspiration and chronic airway obstruction. Fortunately, overall quality of life following total laryngectomy can be optimized with high quality, multidisciplinary rehabilitative services.
This intermediate level one-day course provides participants with a basic understanding of surgical management of laryngeal cancer, communication options after total laryngectomy, diagnosis and management of lymphedema, evaluation and treatment of dysphagia, and pulmonary rehabilitation post laryngectomy. Additionally, attendees will participate in hands-on and observational labs with patient volunteers. Areas addressed in the hands-on and observational labs will include: tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis (TEP) troubleshooting skills, artificial larynx device selection and parameters for teaching functional communication, as well as tracheostoma management strategies, baseplate use, pulmonary rehabilitation via heat and moisture exchangers and use of hands-free devices.
As a result of this activity, participants will be able to:
Vrushali Angadi PhD, CCC-SLP earned her doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Kentucky. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Mumbai, India. She completed a Research fellowship at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India with a focus on alaryngeal voice and speech rehabilitation. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Speech-Language Pathologist in the University of Kentucky Voice and Swallow Clinic.
Beth Butcher PT, CLT DPT CLT-LANA earned her BHS in physical therapy from the University of Kentucky in 1994 and her transitional DPT in 2008. She completed her initial lymphedema certification course in 1998 and has been certified with the Lymphology Association of North America since 2001. Ms. Butcher has worked at the University of Kentucky for her entire professional life and currently practices at the Good Samaritan outpatient location with a focus on oncology and lymphedema clients.
Elizabeth Campbell MA, CCC-SLP earned a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Miami University (OH): May 2015. She completed her Clinical Fellowship Year at the University of Kentucky Voice & Swallow Clinic in June 2016 and is currently a clinical Speech-Language Pathologist in the University of Kentucky Voice and Swallow Clinic.
Dan Croake, MM, PhD, CCC-SLP earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Kentucky. He also has a master’s degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from Ohio University, and certification in Vocology from the University of Iowa. Dr. Croake is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Speech-Language Pathologist in the University of Kentucky Voice and Swallow Clinic.
Mark Finfrock RT graduated from Grossmont College, in San Diego in 1979 and has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist since that time. He is currently a Respiratory Therapist at University Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Mr. Finfrock has been a guest lecturer at numerous state, local and international laryngectomy rehabilitation programs.
Alexandra Kejner MD an Otorhinolaryngologist/Head & Neck Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction at the University of Kentucky Department of ENT. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 2009. She completed her otorhinolaryngology residency at the University of Alabama – Birmingham before pursuing an advanced training fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. While there, she received further training in head and neck oncology, skull base surgery, transoral robotic surgery, and microvascular free tissue transfer.
Tammy Wigginton MS, CCC-SLP BCS-S earned her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky in 1991. Ms. Wigginton is a speech language pathologist in the UK Voice and Swallow Clinic and is also a member of the Dysphagia Research Society, an International Association of Laryngectomee Alaryngeal Speech Instructor and a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders.
JoAnna Sloggy MA, CCC-SLP received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, from Methodist University and a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Memphis. She completed her clinical fellowship focusing on voice and upper airway disorders at the University of Kentucky Voice & Swallow Clinic and is currently the Singing Voice Specialist for the clinic.
Debra Suiter PhD, CCC-SLP BCS-S is the Director of the UK Voice and Swallow Clinic and an Associate Professor in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Suiter received a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology in 1993 and a Doctoral Degree in Speech and Hearing Science in 2001, both from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Dr. Suiter is a member of the Dysphagia Research Society and Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders. She is also the co-author of The Yale Swallow Protocol with her research partner and mentor and friend, Dr. Steven Leder.
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CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: University of Kentucky designates this live activity for 0.7 (Instructional Level: Intermediate, Content Area: Professional, Subject Area: 1020 Voice Disorders)
To earn ASHA CEU’s you must:
AM: Joint Session for Speech Pathologists, Laryngectomized Individuals and Caregivers
PM: Speech Pathologists and Selected Larygectomized Participants
PM: Special Breakout Session for Laryngectomized Participants and Caregivers
Sponsored by: University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, Department of Psych-Oncology
Moderators: Joan Scales, LCSW & Jenny Delap MSSW, CSW, OSW-C
Parking is free in the Kentucky Clinic parking garage. Map below.
For registration information, please call Tammy Jo Edge at 859.218. 0493
For content information, please call Tammy Wigginton at 859.218.0471