Saturday, August 18th, 2018
The state of Kentucky has one of the highest incidences of head and neck cancer in the United States. While the national trend shows an overall increase of 0.3%, the state of Kentucky is demonstrating an increase of 2.17% since 2001. Laryngeal cancer and associated treatments typically result in significant morbidity with particularly harmful effects on quality of life. The complex rehabilitative needs of these patients have increased the number of referrals to the speech-language pathologist for management of communication and swallowing problems. In response to this demand, many speech-language pathologists will need to expand their scope of practice to include proficiency in understanding and treating patients after laryngectomy.
Course Description: This intermediate level course provided 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. Participants also participated in hands-on and observational labs that provided additional understanding of tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis (TEP) troubleshooting skills, artificial larynx training, tracheostoma management and pulmonary rehabilitation.
As the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
Time Ordered Agenda
AM: Speech Pathologists
PM: Group Session: Speech Pathologists, Larygectomees and caregivers
University of Kentucky
Charles T. Wethington, Jr. Building
Thomas C. Robinson Commons, Room 127
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 a member of the Dysphagia Research Society, an International Association of Laryngectomee Alaryngeal Speech Instructor and a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders.
Alexandra Kejner MD is an Otorhinolaryngologist/Head and Neck surgeon and Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Kentucky. 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. -
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. Dan is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and speech-language pathologist in the UK Voice and Swallow Clinic.
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 UK Voice and Swallow Clinic.
Mark Fritz, MD is an Otolaryngologist and an Assistant Professor in the University of Kentucky, Department of ENT. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2011, completed his residency in Otolaryngology at New York University in 2016 and completed his Fellowship in Laryngology at the Medical College of Georgia in 2017.
Debra Suiter PhD, CCC/SLP BCS is the Director of the UK Voice and Swallow Clinic and Associate Professor in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She 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. Suiter has extensive experience working with adults with swallowing disorders. She is a board-certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders and currently serves on the boards of the American Board for Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and the Dysphagia Research Society.
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 laryngectomee programs.
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. Beth 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.
Paige Walker MSW, CSW is an oncology social worker in Markey Psych-Oncology department. Paige is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Master’s Degree in Social Work.
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.
Michele Zaparanick-Brown, M.A., CCC-SLP is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. Ms. Zaparanick-Brown is a speech language pathologist in the UK Voice and Swallow Clinic. She is an affiliate of ASHA Special Interest Group 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and a member of the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association Scholarships and Grants Committee.
FACULTY DISCLOSURE: It is the policy of University of Kentucky Health Care College of Health Sciences to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In accordance with our policy, faculty is required to disclose all relevant financial relationships.
DISCLOSURE POLICY: All speakers will disclose to participants the nature of any financial/non-financial relationship they have with the commercial firms providing support, as well as the commercial manufactures of products and/or the providers of services discussed in their presentations. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S Food and Drug Association (FDA).
To earn ASHA CEU’s you must:
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: University of Kentucky designates this live activity for 0.7 (Instructional Level: Intermediate, Content Area: Professional, Subject Area: 1020 Voice Disorders)
In kind Support Donations provided by:
Archer Medical Devices LLC, Atos Medical, Griffin Laboratories, InHealth Technologies, Olympus and Lauder Enterprises
Parking is free in the Kentucky Clinic parking garage. Map below.
For questions, please call Mikailyn Estep at (859) 218-0493