IASLT Voice SIG Annual Study Day 12th October Details

IASLT Voice SIG Annual Study Day 12th October

IASLT Voice SIG Annual Study Day 12th October

Topics to be Discussed on the Day:

  • The use of Expiratory Muscle Strengthening Training (EMST) in practice. 
  • Professional/ Performer Voice user: theory and practical
  • Dysphonia and Dysphagia Pathways; implementation of a modernised care pathway

Presenter Information:

Dr. Rehab Awad Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist University Hospital Lewisham, London, UK, Associate Professor of Phoniatrics Sciences Cairo University, Egypt: MBBCh, MSc, MD, PG Dip (Voice Disorders). Rehab has been leading the voice services for both adults and
children in the Speech and Language Therapy Department and providing voice therapy input in the Multidisciplinary voice clinic, being the main therapist providing pre- &
post-operative voice rehabilitation for patients who undergo phonosurgery. She has also been leading the Parallel Voice Clinic at UHL since 2011. She is also an Associate Professor of Phoniatrics Sciences at Kasr Alaini Hospital, Cairo University since 2017. Rehab has a long experience in managing voice disorders in both adults and children, providing a holistic approach to improving voice quality and ensuring the multidisciplinary approach to addressing voice problems. She has special interest working with professional voice users (singers, actors, performers) with special interest in using treatment naso-endoscopy. As the Clinical Lead Voice
Therapist at University Hospital Lewisham, she is involved in developing departmental policies and competencies frameworks for developing therapists’ skills in managing voice disorders. She has helped developing FEES services at LGT as well as developing inhouse-training for the SLT team. She has special interest in research and has published a few research articles in
national and international journals and has been a speaker in many national and international conferences.

Eavan McSweeney is a Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist working in dysphagia, head and neck cancer, critical care and voice. A Nasendoscopist since 2011, her background is acute care for 17 years and a pivot to her current role working in a Senior role in Community Care CHO9, based in Ballymun Healthcare facility. Eavan has a keen interest in voice and has wide spanning experience working with patients requiring surgical voice restoration, voice rehabilitation from traumas, head and neck cancer, neurological disorders, and singer’s voice. Eavan is dedicated to providing specialist level of care in the community and acute care settings. Of note she has trained with Jacob Lieberman in his technique of Laryngeal Manipulation Therapy for the treatment of muscle tension dysphonia in adults and paediatrics.

Anne Healy, MSc, MIASLT is the Speech and Language Therapist manager in Beaumont Hospital. Prior to working in management, she worked in a number of different clinical areas including Neurosurgery, Care of the Older Person and Practice tutor. For the last few years Anne has been one of the SLT reps on the surgical programme with RCSI and has been part of the development of the Dysphonia and Dysphagia pathway.

Sara Brennan is working as a Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) within the SLT led parallel voice clinic at Beaumont hospital. This is a SLT led clinic model which seeks to provide care for patients with voice disorders on ENT waiting lists who are likely to require SLT as their primary mode of intervention.  She has experience working with adults with acquired communication and swallowing difficulties in both the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK and the HSE in Ireland. She has a background of working in the area of head and neck surgical oncology and practice education. She has been involved in the development of the HSE's Modernised Care Pathway (MCP) for ENT services. 

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