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Friday, May 17
 

8:00am

Registration
Friday May 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:15am
Alder Commons 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA, 98105

8:15am

Introduction and Overview
Moderators
avatar for Martin Nevdahl

Martin Nevdahl

Senior Lecturer, University of Washington Speech & Hearing Sciences

Speakers
avatar for Albert Merati, MD

Albert Merati, MD

Otolaryngologist, Chief of Laryngology, University of Washington Medical Center
Dr. Merati is a UW Professor and chief of the laryngology service in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is an expert on throat and voice disorders and related upper airway conditions.Clinical Interests include: Care of the professional voice; swallowing dysfunction... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 8:15am - 8:30am
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

8:30am

Keynote: Decatastrophizing Vocal Injury: Care of the Performer Without Drama or Mystery
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.

Speakers
avatar for Lucian Sulica, MD

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

9:30am

Defining Evidence-Based Voice Pedagogy
Evidence-based voice pedagogy is a term used synonymously with science-based voice pedagogy, function-based voice pedagogy, or fact-based voice pedagogy. However, there is a precedent for defining evidence-based voice pedagogy (EBVP) with a broader understanding of the term. This presentation provides a context for an inclusive perspective of what constitutes evidence in the field of voice training.

Speakers
avatar for Kari Ragan, DMA

Kari Ragan, DMA

Artist in Residence, University of Washington
Kari Ragan, soprano, is Artist in Residence at the University of Washington School of Music Voice Department where she teaches applied voice, voice pedagogy, Italian Diction, and French Art Song Literature. Dr. Ragan works in affiliation with the University of Washington Otolaryngology... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

10:00am

Break
Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Alder Commons 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA, 98105

10:30am

Singing with Tori: A sopranos search for resonance
Oral tori are bony protrusions on the palate (torus palatinus) or the mandible (torus mandibularis), which occur, usually bilaterally, in an estimated 7 – 10% of the US population. Tori in the mouth of a singer are potentially problematic, as they can grow over time and affect resonance, speech, breath and facial/mask resonances. In this presentation, we demonstrate the impact of the removal of 3-mm tori palatinus by successful reconstructive oral surgery, on the voice characteristics of an adult operatic soprano. Pre- and post-operative analysis of vocal range, long-term average spectrum for speaking and singing, formant location and maximum declination rate were performed. Analytical results were compared with the soprano’s self-evaluation of vocal improvement. Based on these findings a proposal is presented for teachers and vocal coaches to help singers suffering from these abnormalities to cope with sensations and to modify their singing technique. All Data gathered by Dr. Scott McCoy. Data analysis by Dr. Denise Ritter Bernardini and Dr. Caroline Meneses SLP.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Bernardini

Denise Bernardini

Associate Professor of Voice, University of Toledo
Denise is Associate Professor of voice and opera at the University of Toledo.    Denise appears on both the concert, musical theater and opera stage in music of many periods.  She is known for her ability to sing a variety of styles, her brilliant high notes, pure tone, communicative... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

10:45am

Preservice teachers' experiences as first-time studio voice instructors
Researchers have focused on preservice teachers’ authentic context learning (ACL) experiences within a variety of music settings (Author 1; Burton & Reynolds, 2009; Haston & Russell, 2012; Paul, Teachout, Sullivan, Kelly, Bauer, & Raiber, 2001), yet there is a lack of research in the field of studio voice instruction. Since preservice teachers have credited ACL experiences as influential in the development of their pedagogical knowledge, confidence, and identity as teachers (Author 1; Burton & Reynolds, 2009; Haston & Russell, 2012), it seems relevant to investigate preservice music teachers’ experiences as first-time voice instructors. Seven undergraduate music education majors at a large Midwestern university school of music participated in this study. Participants taught 8 weekly, 30-minute voice lessons to student volunteers in the fall of 2018. Data was collected through: (a) participants’ weekly lesson logs (b) participants’ weekly lesson reflections (c) participants’ final reflections, and (d) one, 60-minute focus group with the participants. A four-stage process for Interpretive Phenomoenological Analysis will be used to examine participant responses from all data collection points (Smith & Osborne, 2008). I will seek to answer the following research questions: (a) How does this experience shape preservice teachers’ perceptions of their own studio voice instruction? (b) What pedagogical strategies do preservice teachers use when teaching studio voice as a beginner? (c) How do preservice teachers relate this experience to teaching voice in a future school setting?, and (d) How does this experience shape preservice teachers’ identity? In this presentation, I will discuss the findings of this study and provide practical implications for voice instructors and music teacher educators.


Speakers
avatar for Melissa Baughman

Melissa Baughman

Assistant Professor of Vocal Music Education, University of Oklahoma
Melissa Baughman is Assistant Professor of Vocal Music Education at the University of Oklahoma where she supervises preservice teachers instructs undergraduate courses in choral methods, conducting, and vocal pedagogy, and graduate courses in psychology and sociology of music education... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

11:00am

Considerations for Performers with Lung Disease
According to data from the Center for Disease Control, more than 30 million Americans live with either asthma or COPD, although this number may be higher due to undiagnosed cases. Other conditions that can compromise the respiratory tract include cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, bacterial lung infections, flu, and anxiety. The act of singing itself may be of benefit to people living with lung disease. Singers learn to control their breath both on inhalation and exhalation as they meet the demands of the music. Furthermore, singers learn about alignment and movement, becoming aware of their bodies. In respiratory physiotherapy, patients are taught to breathe deeply and control their exhalation. This is the case in physiotherapy techniques such as active cycle breathing and autogenic drainage where patients are taught to breathe to differing lung volumes in the effort to effectively remove excess mucus from the respiratory tract. Pursed lip and diaphragmatic breathing has been demonstrated to inhibit the collapse of airways, preventing air trapping and hyperventilation. Mucus itself may be susceptible to changes brought on by the pressure oscillations created during vocalization. As the likelihood that a singing teacher will encounter a student with a respiratory condition is high, it is important to consider the pedagogical needs of this special population. In this presentation, we will examine the basic tenets of common lung diseases, typical pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, and how singing can benefit people living with lung disease.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Goldenberg

Rachel Goldenberg

Sessional Instructor, Ambrose University
Rachel Goldenberg received her Doctor of Musical Arts in vocal pedagogy from Shenandoah University where she was the recipient of the Dean’s Graduate Scholar Award for “exceptional aptitude for research and scholarship.” She also holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

11:15am

Submitted Presentations Q&A
Q&A session for the 3 previous submitted papers.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Bernardini

Denise Bernardini

Associate Professor of Voice, University of Toledo
Denise is Associate Professor of voice and opera at the University of Toledo.    Denise appears on both the concert, musical theater and opera stage in music of many periods.  She is known for her ability to sing a variety of styles, her brilliant high notes, pure tone, communicative... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Baughman

Melissa Baughman

Assistant Professor of Vocal Music Education, University of Oklahoma
Melissa Baughman is Assistant Professor of Vocal Music Education at the University of Oklahoma where she supervises preservice teachers instructs undergraduate courses in choral methods, conducting, and vocal pedagogy, and graduate courses in psychology and sociology of music education... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Goldenberg

Rachel Goldenberg

Sessional Instructor, Ambrose University
Rachel Goldenberg received her Doctor of Musical Arts in vocal pedagogy from Shenandoah University where she was the recipient of the Dean’s Graduate Scholar Award for “exceptional aptitude for research and scholarship.” She also holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 11:15am - 11:30am
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

11:30am

Lunch on your own
Friday May 17, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

1:00pm

"Ask Al" - Q&A with Dr. Al Merati
Send in your questions you've always wanted to ask about voice, voice disorders, vocal surgery, etc. Send them to nwvoice@nwvoice.org and we'll put them to Dr. Merati. 

Speakers
avatar for Albert Merati, MD

Albert Merati, MD

Otolaryngologist, Chief of Laryngology, University of Washington Medical Center
Dr. Merati is a UW Professor and chief of the laryngology service in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is an expert on throat and voice disorders and related upper airway conditions.Clinical Interests include: Care of the professional voice; swallowing dysfunction... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

1:30pm

Keynote - The Essentials of Acoustic Voice Pedagogy: An Update
I have previously made the case for the existence of acoustic registers that both overlap and interact with laryngeal registers. These acoustic registers are informally correlated with historic timbral terms of the Italian school (voce aperta andvoce chiusa), with innate human voicing behaviors (yelling and whooping), and with the question of vowel modification (both passive and active). Understanding the pedagogic implications of acoustic register transitions and recognizing their associated timbral migrations has provien to be quite productive in studio application. Additional insight into the psychoacoustic perception of timbre and vowel has been introduced by Ian Howell through the concepts of absolute spectral tone color and necessary roughness. Howell’s work adds significant specificity to the concepts and causation of active and passive vowel modification. This presentation will summarize the essentials of acoustic pedagogy, incorporating Howell’s work in its continuing evolution.

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Bozeman

Kenneth Bozeman

Frank C Shattuck Professor of Music, Chair of Voice Department, Lawrence University
Specialist in Acoustic Vocal pedagogy


Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

2:30pm

Break
Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Alder Commons 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA, 98105

3:00pm

Whole Self Invitation
Defining communication as invitation supports the needs-based regulation of breath and sound and facilitates a constructive relational field. In my career teaching and coaching Alexander Technique enhanced communication with actors, musicians, and professional speakers, I have uncovered that sometimes the cause of a vocal issue lies not only in the mechanics of the vocal mechanism, but also in the underlying beliefs of the communicator. I will offer an information –infused workshop with some of the ways I approach this in teaching and coaching.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Madden

Cathy Madden

Principal Lecturer, University of Washington - School of Drama
Cathy Madden is Principal Lecturer for the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program, and Director of the Integrative Alexander Technique Studio of Seattle. Her books include: Teaching the Alexander Technique: Active Pathways to Integrative Practice (Jessica... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

3:15pm

The Gospel Choir Sound in the African American Church: Explanation, Production, and Pedagogical Exploration
The Gospel choir is a well-known mainstay the African American Church. However, it is rarely explored on a detailed level because many are not aware of the ways at which some choirs formulate their unique sounds. DETAILS: This presentation will briefly explain the terminology and history of the Gospel choir in the African American Church while exploring basic pedagogical facets that can help clarify how Gospel choirs sing. We will also examine how these pedagogical facets are sometimes adjusted due to regional or aesthetic differences. Lastly, this presentation will help define the different voice parts, the theoretical phonatory production of these parts, and how these parts can slightly differ from the traditional system of voice classification.

Speakers
avatar for Jaron M. LeGrair

Jaron M. LeGrair

Founder & Owner, Jaron M. LeGrair Studio
Jaron M. LeGrair is a singer, voice researcher, voice teacher, and music director. He is the proud Founder and Owner of the Jaron M. LeGrair Studio, a private studio that specializes in providing voice training for singers and speakers. Clients from his studio have appeared on national... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

3:30pm

Vehicular Vocalizing to Start Your Day
Singers spend a lifetime training their singing voice, often not considering that it is the same vocal instrument used in speech and song. Singers understand the necessity to train the singing voice; considerations for healthy speaking patterns should also be a part of a complete vocal training regimen. Singers with high voice usage (often called vocal dose), such as teachers or choral directors, should be particularly aware of how they use their speaking voice since it can contribute to vocal health concerns. Singers are trained to vocally prepare by warming up the instrument before a rehearsal or performance. Those whose profession depends on speaking should also “warm-up” the voice. Outlined during this session will be a four-tiered system providing guidelines to prepare the speaking voice at the beginning of the day. The goal is to condition healthy voice production and reduce the potential for voice fatigue. The exercises outlined could be used for anyone experiencing voice fatigue during a period of heavy voice use or even as daily maintenance before speaking. The vocal exercises include 1) stretching, 2) breathing, 3) semi-occluded vocal tract exercises (SOVT), and 4) resonant voice exercises.

Speakers
avatar for Mara Kapsner-Smith

Mara Kapsner-Smith

Lecturer, UW Speech & Hearing Sciences
Mara Kapsner-Smith is a research coordinator in the Vocal Function Lab. She is a speech-language pathologist specializing in voice, and a graduate of the UW Medical Speech Language Pathology program. She has worked in medical settings across the continuum of care, and prior to returning... Read More →
avatar for Kari Ragan, DMA

Kari Ragan, DMA

Artist in Residence, University of Washington
Kari Ragan, soprano, is Artist in Residence at the University of Washington School of Music Voice Department where she teaches applied voice, voice pedagogy, Italian Diction, and French Art Song Literature. Dr. Ragan works in affiliation with the University of Washington Otolaryngology... Read More →
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Vehicular Vocalizers

The Vehicular Vocalizers include:Trevor AingeChristopher BenfieldSarah FantappieDarrel JordanLauren KulesaErika Meyer


Friday May 17, 2019 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

3:45pm

Submitted Presentations Q&A
This is a 15 minute Q&A for the previous 3 presenters.

Speakers
avatar for Jaron M. LeGrair

Jaron M. LeGrair

Founder & Owner, Jaron M. LeGrair Studio
Jaron M. LeGrair is a singer, voice researcher, voice teacher, and music director. He is the proud Founder and Owner of the Jaron M. LeGrair Studio, a private studio that specializes in providing voice training for singers and speakers. Clients from his studio have appeared on national... Read More →
avatar for Cathy Madden

Cathy Madden

Principal Lecturer, University of Washington - School of Drama
Cathy Madden is Principal Lecturer for the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program, and Director of the Integrative Alexander Technique Studio of Seattle. Her books include: Teaching the Alexander Technique: Active Pathways to Integrative Practice (Jessica... Read More →
avatar for Vehicular Vocalizers

Vehicular Vocalizers

The Vehicular Vocalizers include:Trevor AingeChristopher BenfieldSarah FantappieDarrel JordanLauren KulesaErika Meyer


Friday May 17, 2019 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

4:00pm

Thought Experiments in Voice Pedagogy: Panel Discussion
Using Youtube videos as case studios each panelist will provide feedback as to how they might approach facilitating a change in voice function. This is an opportunity to observe how other teachers approach common voice challenges in the the studio. Both classical and CCM genres will be utilized as the case studies.


Moderators
avatar for Kari Ragan, DMA

Kari Ragan, DMA

Artist in Residence, University of Washington
Kari Ragan, soprano, is Artist in Residence at the University of Washington School of Music Voice Department where she teaches applied voice, voice pedagogy, Italian Diction, and French Art Song Literature. Dr. Ragan works in affiliation with the University of Washington Otolaryngology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Lavan

Victoria Lavan

Vocal Health Advisor, AMDA College and Conservatory
Victoria Lavan enjoys a varied and accomplished career as a singer, actress, teacher and vocologist. Known for her skills and success in many styles and genres of music, she has been praised by the Los AngelesTimes as “…a soprano with first-rate, high soaring vocal skills…and... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Schiel, DMA

Melissa Schiel, DMA

Assistant Professor, Central Washington University
A faculty member of Central Washington University, since 2011, Dr. Melissa Schiel teaches applied voice, diction and vocal pedagogy. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance from the University of Maryland; a Master of Music in Voice Performance from University... Read More →
avatar for Robert Sussuma

Robert Sussuma

ROBERT SUSSUMA, MMus. and Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner, originally from NYC, is a voice teacher and movement educator who specializes in bringing together vocal pedagogy, personal development, somatic education and experiential learning in voice lessons and workshops... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Zylstra

Nancy Zylstra

Singing Teacher
Soprano Nancy Zylstra, soprano, enjoyed a 20-year international career as a soloist, performing with such groups as the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Toronto), American Bach Soloists, Portland Baroque Orchestra, on numerous chamber music series around... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105
 
Saturday, May 18
 

8:15am

Registration
Saturday May 18, 2019 8:15am - 8:30am
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

8:30am

KEEPING THE CHANGE: Experiencing Strategies for Long-Term Integration in the Voice Studio Using the Tongue/Breath Connection
For better or for worse, any vocal exercise we work on with our students or clients (or even with ourselves) will produce a result, but has learning, and most importantly, integration occurred? All too often, the answer is no. We can have the most up-to-date information and use the best techniques and exercises available to us, but without a process for integration - so that the nervous system can accept, use and keep these new patterns available for us as needed - we tend to fixate on the exercises, waste physical and mental energy and, sadly, create new problems in order to suppress the old ones. In this “Experiential Lecture,” Robert Sussuma, singer, voice teacher and Feldenkrais® Practitioner, will guide you through a learning experience that illuminates the many connections between the tongue and breathing in singing while employing various strategies from the fields of Experiential and Somatic Learning. Once experienced and understood, these strategies can be applied to your work in the voice studio in order to increase the long-lasting effectiveness of any vocal exercise, technical improvement or practice session. These practical strategies will show you how to move well beyond the “quick fix” mentality and expand what is already known from the field of Motor Learning.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Sussuma

Robert Sussuma

ROBERT SUSSUMA, MMus. and Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner, originally from NYC, is a voice teacher and movement educator who specializes in bringing together vocal pedagogy, personal development, somatic education and experiential learning in voice lessons and workshops... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

9:00am

Keynote: Holistic Care for the Performing Voice: Form or Function?
There is a common misconception among performers that ‘nodes’ can be a career ending diagnosis. In this presentation, we will explore various benign vocal fold lesions, in the context of patient examples, to dispel this myth and answer the question of form or function. There will be specific focus on the importance of interprofessional voice care, decision making surrounding the treatment of benign vocal fold lesions, the role of voice therapy in voice rehabilitation for the performer, and the evidence supporting our practice.
Learning Objectives: 
At the end of this session the learner will be able to:
  • Identify characteristics of vocal fold lesions that may respond to voice therapy.
  • Determine therapy candidacy for a performer with vocal fold lesions.
  • Describe one voice therapy technique that may be used to address voice use patterns in a performer.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP

Sarah Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathology Director, UCSF Voice & Swallowing Center, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Sarah L. Schneider is the speech language pathology director at the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. She specializes in evaluating and treating all aspects of voice, with expertise in the professional speaking and singing... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

10:00am

Break
Saturday May 18, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

10:30am

Invited Presentation: "A Football Player Pirouettes: Cross Training Principles"
In the past decade, principles of cross-training voices have provided insight into producing healthy, efficient and versatile singers. Benefits of cross-training the body have long been established. Cross-training voice athletes refers to building a balanced vocal mechanism regardless of the anticipated genre of performance. For example, classical singers engage in “belting” exercises and music theatre singers vocalize in registration and resonance strategies necessary for classical singing. Singers must train as complete athletes for optimal vocal efficiency; and in the twenty-first century be ready to sing in a variety of styles for optimal employment opportunities. Both opera houses and music theatre companies are programming innovative seasons in order to keep patrons engaged. Singers must be ready! This session will focus on developing a balanced instrument by applying principles of cross-training through vocal exercises. There will be a brief PowerPoint to highlight anatomical, physiological and acoustic principles of cross-training, and demonstration with singers for studio application insights.

Speakers
avatar for Kari Ragan, DMA

Kari Ragan, DMA

Artist in Residence, University of Washington
Kari Ragan, soprano, is Artist in Residence at the University of Washington School of Music Voice Department where she teaches applied voice, voice pedagogy, Italian Diction, and French Art Song Literature. Dr. Ragan works in affiliation with the University of Washington Otolaryngology... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

11:30am

Lunch on your own
Saturday May 18, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

12:30pm

Cannabis, the Voice, and the Lungs
Background: Cannabis is currently legalized for medical use in 33 states and for reactional use in 10 states in the US, including Washington state.  Commonly referred to as marijuana, the effect of cannabis on the voice and lungs has been identified as a knowledge gap for health care providers.
Objective:  To review the scientific literature on the effect of cannabis on the voice and lungs. To develop clinical recommendations on cannabis for health care providers who treat patients with voice conditions
Results:  There is a paucity of studies on the effect of cannabis on the voice, but more studies on the effect on lungs.  Studies were case reports, survey studies on frequency, small observational studies, and basic science studies.  There was a high co-prevalence of cannabis and cigarette usage, which made attributing the effect to cannabis alone difficult. Clinical studies reported a negative effect of cannabis on pulmonary function tests, more so with heavy usage.  Basic science studies reported significant airway toxicity similar to cigarette smoking. The relationship between cannabis usage and throat or lung cancer is unknown.
Conclusion: Preliminary studies show a negative effect of cannabis on the voice and lungs, especially with heavy usage. Clinical recommendations include: open dialogue with patients, patient education on the known effects, and cessation or risk reduction options, like edibles or creams, instead of smoking cannabis through the respiratory tract. More research needs to be conducted in this area.
Educational Objectives:
  • To review the scientific literature on the effect of cannabis on the voice and lungs
  • To develop clinical recommendations on cannabis for health care providers who treat patients with voice conditions

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Hu, MD

Amanda Hu, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Laryngologist, University of British Columbia, Dept of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology
Dr. Amanda Hu graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto. She completed her Otolaryngology resident at Western University and her Laryngology Fellowship at the University of Washington. She worked as a Laryngologist at Drexel University in Philadelphia under the mentorship... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

12:45pm

Using High- and Low-Cost Strategies to Engage Patient Participation in Voice Care: Case Examples
Background: Patient engagement is critical to enhancing outcomes in voice therapy. Voice production can be a more complicated process that patients perceive and patient education about voice and airway physiology can be critical to facilitating an optimal outcome. Visual aids are known to enhance learning and cognitive retention.

Format: We will share case examples of three common conditions for which we have successfully used visual strategies and low-cost technology to enhance patient understanding of their medical condition in order to improve their engagement in voice therapy. We will also share the barriers we have overcome and continue to face in using these techniques.

Conclusions: Patient engagement can be enhanced by strategies that improve patient education using visual references and current technologies. This can have a positive experience on the patient and provider experience and has been shown to improve voice therapy outcomes. Session

Objectives:
  1. Describe three common conditions encountered in a multidiscliplinary laryngology/speech and language pathology clinic amenable to voice therapy
  2. Describe the common barriers to engagement in voice therapy
  3. Describe low- and high-cost strategies for overcoming these barriers

Speakers
avatar for Maya Sardesai, MD, M.Ed

Maya Sardesai, MD, M.Ed

Associate Professor, University of Washington
Maya Sardesai, M.D., M.Ed., joined the University of Washington faculty in 2010.  She has advanced training in laryngology and facial plastic surgery and additional clinical interests in facial trauma, surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, and nasal/sinus surgery. Sites... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Mamiya

Kyle Mamiya

Advanced Practice Speech-Language Pathologist, Seattle VA
Kyle Mamiya is an Advanced Practice Speech-Language Pathologist in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Puget Sound Healthcare System, and has been with the VA since 2001. He is an adjunct instructor for the Voice Disorders course in the Communication Disorders and Sciences Graduate... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 12:45pm - 1:00pm
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

1:00pm

You, Your Data, and Your Healthcare - What Every Patient Needs To Know About Electronic Medical Records.
Speakers
avatar for John Paul Gilberto, MD

John Paul Gilberto, MD

Laryngologist, University of Washington - Otolarygnology
Dr. Giliberto returns to the University of Washington to join the laryngology subspecialty team. Since completing his fellowship training at the University of Washington in 2016, he was an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati treating the full breadth of laryngology... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

1:15pm

Those Amazing Larynges
It's amazing what the human larynx can do. And it's also amazing what it can look like. This is a sampling of some very interesting larynges seen in the Otolaryngology department at UW Medicine.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Huston, MD

Molly Huston, MD

Otolaryngologist, UW Otolaryngology
Margaret “Molly” Huston, M.D., is a physician at UW Medical Center and a UW instructor of Otolaryngology. Dr. Huston specializes in voice, airway and swallowing disorders. Huston earned her M.D. from the University of Chicago and completed Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

1:30pm

Submitted Presentations Q&A
This is a 15 minute Q&A for the previous 4 presentations.

Speakers
avatar for John Paul Gilberto, MD

John Paul Gilberto, MD

Laryngologist, University of Washington - Otolarygnology
Dr. Giliberto returns to the University of Washington to join the laryngology subspecialty team. Since completing his fellowship training at the University of Washington in 2016, he was an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati treating the full breadth of laryngology... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Hu, MD

Amanda Hu, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Laryngologist, University of British Columbia, Dept of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology
Dr. Amanda Hu graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto. She completed her Otolaryngology resident at Western University and her Laryngology Fellowship at the University of Washington. She worked as a Laryngologist at Drexel University in Philadelphia under the mentorship... Read More →
avatar for Molly Huston, MD

Molly Huston, MD

Otolaryngologist, UW Otolaryngology
Margaret “Molly” Huston, M.D., is a physician at UW Medical Center and a UW instructor of Otolaryngology. Dr. Huston specializes in voice, airway and swallowing disorders. Huston earned her M.D. from the University of Chicago and completed Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Mamiya

Kyle Mamiya

Advanced Practice Speech-Language Pathologist, Seattle VA
Kyle Mamiya is an Advanced Practice Speech-Language Pathologist in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Puget Sound Healthcare System, and has been with the VA since 2001. He is an adjunct instructor for the Voice Disorders course in the Communication Disorders and Sciences Graduate... Read More →
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Maya Sardesai, MD, M.Ed

Associate Professor, University of Washington
Maya Sardesai, M.D., M.Ed., joined the University of Washington faculty in 2010.  She has advanced training in laryngology and facial plastic surgery and additional clinical interests in facial trauma, surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, and nasal/sinus surgery. Sites... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

1:45pm

Panel: MD and SLP
A panel of laryngologists and speech pathologist discuss cases.

Speakers
avatar for Albert Merati, MD

Albert Merati, MD

Otolaryngologist, Chief of Laryngology, University of Washington Medical Center
Dr. Merati is a UW Professor and chief of the laryngology service in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is an expert on throat and voice disorders and related upper airway conditions.Clinical Interests include: Care of the professional voice; swallowing dysfunction... Read More →
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Cara Sauder

PhD Candidate, University of Washington
Cara Sauder, MA, CCC-SLP is a doctoral candidate at the University of Washington-Seattle. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master of Art’s at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. She has significant... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP

Sarah Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathology Director, UCSF Voice & Swallowing Center, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Sarah L. Schneider is the speech language pathology director at the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. She specializes in evaluating and treating all aspects of voice, with expertise in the professional speaking and singing... Read More →
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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 →
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Craig Villari

Physician, Bellevue ENT
Dr. Villari completed his undergraduate and medical education at Emory University. He then completed his residency in Otolaryngology at Emory before leaving for a one-year fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco focused on laryngology and care of the professional... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:40pm
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

2:40pm

Break
Saturday May 18, 2019 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Alder Commons 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA, 98105

3:00pm

Masterclass with Kenneth Bozeman
Speakers
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Kenneth Bozeman

Frank C Shattuck Professor of Music, Chair of Voice Department, Lawrence University
Specialist in Acoustic Vocal pedagogy


Saturday May 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Alder Commons 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA, 98105

4:30pm

Wrap Up: What Did We Learn?
Speakers
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Kenneth Bozeman

Frank C Shattuck Professor of Music, Chair of Voice Department, Lawrence University
Specialist in Acoustic Vocal pedagogy
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Sarah Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathology Director, UCSF Voice & Swallowing Center, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Sarah L. Schneider is the speech language pathology director at the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. She specializes in evaluating and treating all aspects of voice, with expertise in the professional speaking and singing... Read More →
avatar for Lucian Sulica, MD

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 →


Saturday May 18, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Alder Commons 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA, 98105
 


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