Course Information

UCLA Laryngology Update 2016: In-Office Diagnosis and Treatment

UCLA Campus
Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium
Los Angeles, California

April 15, 2016

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Patients with laryngology symptoms present in high numbers to otolaryngology and speech language pathology offices across the community. These disorders of voice, airway and swallowing are complex and require frequent review of both diagnostic and treatment strategies. Specifically, many of the necessary evaluations and treatments can now be performed in the office setting saving important resources for the patients and the treatment team. The course will teach and review the common in-office diagnostic and treatment strategies for the laryngology patient. The course is designed to review the combined in-office approaches to these conditions by physicians and speech language pathologists.

Target Audience

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

Enrollment

Enrollment in this seminar is limited, so we suggest you enroll early.

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 2016
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. Call (310) 794-2620.

Registration Fee

  • $175.00 Physicians
  • $150.00 Speech Language Pathologists
  • $50.00 Residents, Medical Students and Speech Pathology Students
*Breakfast, Breaks and Lunch will be provided with registration

Refund

Cancellations must be received in writing by Wednesday, March 30, 2016 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.

Course Chair

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

Course Directors

Dinesh Chhetri, MD
Associate Professor
Director, UCLA Swallowing Disorders Program
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

Faculty

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

Karuna Dewan, MD
Clinical Instructor
UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts

Andy Erman, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech Pathology Clinic Director
UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts

Michael Holliday, MD
Clinical Instructor
UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts

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

Friday, April 15, 2016

7:30 Breakfast and Registration
8:30 Welcome and Overview
Gerald Berke, MD
8:40 Do I Really Need All of This Stuff: Stroboscopy, Distal Chips, High Speed Imaging
Gerald Berke, MD
9:00 Crash Course in Stroboscopy Interpretation
Jennifer Long, MD, PhD
9:20 Contemporary Treatment of Glottic Insufficiency: Paresis, Paralysis, Presbylarynx, & Atrophy
Dinesh Chhetri, MD
9:40 Needles in the Neck: In-Office Laryngeal Injections
Abie Mendelsohn, MD
10:00 Framework for Success: Voice Evaluation and Therapy for Presbylarynges
Lisa Bolden, MA, CCC-SLP
10:30 Q & A Session
All Speakers
10:40 Coffee Break with Exhibitors
11:00 Chronic Cough: After the PPIs Don't Work
Jennifer Long, MD, PhD
11:20 The Laryngectomy Stoma from a Speech Pathologist's View
Andrew Erman, MA, CCC-SLP
11:40 Office Bronchoscopy and Evaluation of Airway Stenosis: Safely and Comfortably
Dinesh Chhetri, MD
12:00 Coughs, Gasps and Tickles: Voice Evaluation and Therapy for the Hyper-Responsive Larynx
Lisa Bolden, MA, CCC-SLP
12:20 Q & A Session
All Speakers
12:30 LUNCH (Provided)
1:30 Transnasal Esophagoscopy: How to & What to Look For
Abie Mendelsohn, MD
1:50 Before the MBSS: In-Office Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
Karuna Dewan, MD
2:10 When Does the Esophagus Affect the Throat?
Dinesh Chhetri, MD
2:30 Swallow Therapy: The UCLA Algorithm
Lindsay Lanciault, MA, CCC-SLP
2:50 Q & A Session
3:00 Coffee Break with Exhibitors
3:20 Laryngology CPT Evaluation and Management (E/M) Billing Codes
Abie Mendelsohn, MD
3:40 Office Injectables, Balloons, and Laser Fibers: Options and Reimbursement
Michael Holliday, MD
4:00 Performance with a Cold, Voice Therapy Five-Minute Magic
Lisa Bolden, MA, CCC-SLP
4:20 Q & A Session
4:30 Closing Remarks
Gerald Berke, MD

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

  • Utilize the instruments and office supplies necessary for the complete evaluation of voice, swallow, and airway symptoms.
  • Interpret videolaryngostroboscopy within the evaluation of voice disorders
  • Provide targeted approaches and treatment course for voice therapy within the spectrum of voice disorders
  • Perform and interpret in-office bronchoscopy
  • Manage chronic cough refractory to first line therapy
  • Discuss the patholophysiologic basis of hypersensitive larynx as the basis for the targeted voice therapy strategies
  • Perform in-office swallow assessment including transnasal esophagoscopy and endoscopic evaluation of swallowing
  • Describe the billing and reimbursement considerations for in-office laryngology evaluation and procedures

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 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Location

Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRB)
UCLA Campus 635 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, California 90095

Parking and Directions

From the 405 freeway, exit on Wilshire Blvd. East. Proceed on Wilshire Blvd. to Westwood Blvd. and make a left. Proceed north on Westwood Blvd., turn right on Charles E. Young Drive South and continue ½ a block. Turn left into Lot 9. There will be an attendant selling permits from 6:30 am – 8:30 am. If you arrive outside of the time frame please report to the parking and information kiosk on Westwood Plaza to pay for your parking permit. Parking is $12 per vehicle.