Course Information
UCLA Laryngology Update 2017: The Performing and Professional Voice

UCLA Campus
UCLA Luskin Conference Center
Los Angeles, California
April 07, 2017

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Course Description

Hoarseness is a devastating loss, particularly for the performer or vocal professional. From musical theater actors to recording pop stars, vocal malfunction carries an elevated urgency for providers to return their patients to optimal voice quality. Likewise in non-performing professionals who critically depend on voice use, such as teachers, trial lawyers, or salespersons, a loss of voice quality can be equally devastating. Available published guidelines and information describing the treatment of hoarseness in this demanding subset of patients is extremely limited. With the combined experience treating vocal professionals and performers, the multidisciplinary team of the UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts has developed an advanced multidisciplinary course that will teach and review diagnostic and treatment strategies for the hoarse performer and voice professional. The course will focus on incorporating all aspects of the voice team including presentations from the laryngology, speech pathology, and vocal pedagogy viewpoints as well as from the vocal performer's perspective.

Target Audience

Otolaryngologists (ENT), Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), Voice Coaches, Allied Health Professionals, Surgical Residents, Medical Students, Speech Language Pathology Students

Registration Information

Online

To enroll click here

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education

Laryngology Update 2017
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512


By FAX

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620.

Registration Fees

  • $175.00 - Physicians
  • $150.00 - Speech Language Pathologists
  • $50.00 - Residents, Medical Students and Speech Pathology Students

*Breakfast, Refreshments and Lunch will be provided with registration
All attendees are invited for a Cocktail & Hors D'oeuvres Reception immediately following the course.

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Thursday, March 30, 2017 and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course must be cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided. 

Faculty

Course Chair

Gerald Berke, MD
Professor
Chair, Department of Head & Neck Surgery
Director, UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts

Guest Faculty

Judith Dunlore
Certified Master Teacher and Course Instructor
Estill Voice International

Seth Riggs
Certified Master Teacher and Course Instructor
Speech Level Singing International

Keynote Speaker

Bill Medley, The Righteous Brothers
Singer and Songwriter

Faculty

Lisa Bolden, MA, CCC-SLP
UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts

Jennifer Bullaro, MS, CCC-SLP
UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts

Dinesh Chhetri, MD
Professor
Director, UCLA Swallowing Disorders Program
UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts

Michael Dean
Professor
Chair Vocal Studies
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Lindsay Lanciault, MA, CCC-SLP
UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts

Jennifer Long, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts

Abie Mendelsohn, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, UCLA Head & Neck Robotic Surgery Program
UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts

Program Agenda

Friday, April 7, 2017

8:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:30 Welcome and Overview
MORNING SESSION: VOCAL EVALUATION
8:40 What I Hear: Perceptual Voice Evaluation
Gerald Berke, MD
9:10 How Voice Performers and Voice Professionals Get Voice Problems
Dinesh Chhetri, MD
9:40 What's Wrong, Why It's Wrong, and What We Do About It
Lindsay Lanciault, MA, CCC-SLP and Jennifer Bullaro, MS, CCC-SLP
10:10 Discussion
10:15 BREAK with Snacks
MORNING SESSION: VOCAL CHALLENGES
10:30 Voice-less-ness: Facing Acute Laryngitis
Jennifer Long, MD, PhD
11:00 Hoarseness with Normal Vocal Folds: What Else Could Be Wrong?
Abie Mendelsohn, MD
11:30 What's the Difference Between Talking and Singing?
Lisa Bolden, MA, CCC-SLP and Michael Dean
12:00 Discussion
12:05 LUNCH
AFTERNOON SESSION: VOCAL PEDAGOGY
1:20 Breakout Sessions

Masterclass: Classical Operatic
Michael Dean

Masterclass: Broadway Belting
Judith Dunlore

Masterclass: Contemporary Pop
Seth Riggs
2:50 Pop Stars, Rock Stars, and Movie Stars: Staying Grounded
Gerald Berke, MD
3:10 INVITED KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bill Medley

Unchained Melodies: Lessons on Vocal Efficiency from a Career on Stage
3:50 BREAK with Snacks
AFTERNOON SESSION: VOCAL REHABILITATION
4:05 Making Good Decisions: Optimal Management of Vocal Fold Lesions in Voice Performers/Professionals
Dinesh Chhetri, MD
4:35 Peri-Operative Voice Care
Lisa Bolden, MA, CCC-SLP
5:05 Discussion / Closing Remarks
5:15 RECEPTION with Cocktails and Hors d 'Oeuvres

Objectives

At the conclusion of the program participants will be able to:

  • Interpret hoarseness voice samples to highlight the likely causes of injury.
  • Provide patients with the causes of their hoarseness through their physiological descriptions.
  • Evaluate, set expectations and provide successful voice therapy for patients with nodules, polyps and cysts.
  • Direct patients back to their professional roles during acute laryngitis by providing an immediate treatment plan.
  • Incorporate a brief neurologic examination during the evaluation of a patient with hoarseness in order to recognize potential neurologic causes of voice dysfunction.
  • Lead discussion with professional singers regarding their vocal limitations and in regard to warning symptoms to maintain their optimal voice performance. 
  • Develop a post-phonosurgical “voice use plan” and timetable that balances a quick return to voice function with a risk reduction of repeat hoarseness.

Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy now mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

Speaking Disclosures

Course Chair

Gerald Berke, MD Professor
Chair, Department of Head & Neck Surgery
Director, UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts 

Financial Disclosures: Dr. Gerald Berke has no relevant financial disclosures.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Dr. Gerald Berke has no relevant non-financial disclosures. 

Guest Faculty

Judith Dunlore

Certified Master Teacher and Course Instructor
Estill Voice International 

Financial Disclosures: Judith Dunlore has no relevant financial disclosures.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Judith Dunlore has no relevant non-financial disclosures. 

Seth Riggs
Certified Master Teacher and Course Instructor
Speech Level Singing International 

Financial Disclosures: Seth Riggs has no relevant financial disclosures.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Seth Riggs has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Keynote Speaker

Bill Medley, The Righteous Brothers
Singer and Songwriter 

Financial Disclosures: Bill Medley has no relevant financial disclosures.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Bill Medley has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Faculty

Lisa Bolden, MA, CCC-SLP
UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts 

Financial Disclosures: Lisa Bolden has no relevant financial disclosures.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Lisa Bolden has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Jennifer Bullaro, MS, CCC-SLP
UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts 

Financial Disclosures: Jennifer Bullaro has no relevant financial disclosures.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Jennifer Bullaro has no relevant non-financial disclosures. 

Dinesh Chhetri, MD Professor
Director, UCLA Swallowing Disorders Program
UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts 

Financial Disclosures: Dr. Chhetri has no relevant financial disclosures.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Dr. Chhetri has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Michael Dean
Professor
Chair Vocal Studies
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music 

Financial Disclosures: Bill Medley has no relevant financial disclosures.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Bill Medley has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Lindsay Lanciault, MA, CCC-SLP
UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts 

Financial Disclosures: Lindsay Lanciault has no relevant financial disclosures.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Lindsay Lanciault has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Jennifer Long, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts 

Financial Disclosures: Dr. Long has no relevant financial disclosures.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Dr. Long has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Abie Mendelsohn, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, UCLA Head & Neck Robotic Surgery Program
UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts 

Financial Disclosures: Dr. Mendelsohn has no relevant financial disclosures.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Dr. Mendelsohn has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Miscellaneous

Location

UCLA Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
855-522-8252
www.luskinconferencecenter.ucla.edu

Parking and Directions

From the 405 freeway, exit Wilshire Blvd., East toward Westwood. Turn left on Westwood Blvd., travel past Charles E. Young Dr. South and turn left on Structure 8 driveway. Drive up the ramp to the rooftop level to park. Parking attendants will be selling permits from 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM. If you arrive outside of this time frame, please visit the parking kiosk on Westwood Plaza to pay for your parking permit. Participants are responsible for their own parking charges at a rate of $12 per vehicle. The Luskin Conference Center is located at Westwood Plaza and Strathmore Place.