Friday, May 17 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Keynote: Decatastrophizing Vocal Injury: Care of the Performer Without Drama or Mystery

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Vocal fold injury in the performer remains a source of anxiety despite broad progress in other areas of laryngology. Often regarded as a sign of technical or professional shortcoming, vocal injury is viewed a potential career-ending event, a fear that caregivers could do more to change. Study reveals vocal injuries to occur in predictable patterns and fall into consistent categories. Treatment and its outcomes is analyzable and generally yields good results with return to performance being the rule rather than the exception. Used in patient counseling, data obtained from a review of clinical experience is able to replace misinformation to generate well-informed patient decisionmaking and calm, self-monitoring vocal professionals.

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Lucian Sulica, MD

Sean Parker Professor of Laryngology, Director of Sean Parker Institute for the Voice, Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Lucian Sulica is the Sean Parker Professor of Laryngology and the Director of the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice at Weill Cornell Medical College. His clinical expertise lies in the treatment of voice disorders, including care of the performing voice. He has a special interest... Read More →

Friday May 17, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

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