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GPR Webinar: Surgical Techniques and Their Impact on Communication and Hands-Free Speech
Hosted by the Global Postlaryngectomy Rehabilitation Academy (GPRA)

Thursday, January 28 2021

03:00 PM – 04:30 PM CET (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
02:00 PM – 03:30 PM GMT (London, UK)
09:00 AM – 10:30 AM ET (New York, USA)
06:00 AM – 07:30 AM PT (Los Angeles, USA)

The surgical techniques employed during a total laryngectomy can have a significant impact on the patient’s ability to produce tracheoesophageal voice and use HMEs and handsfree speaking valves. Timing of the tracheoesophageal puncture and prosthesis fitting, cricopharyngeal myotomy and configuration of the tracheostoma impact the timing and ability to communicate and speak handsfree, ultimately affecting quality of life. This webinar provides an overview of surgical techniques for tracheoesophageal puncture and stoma creation, and of voice and speech therapy approaches to achieve successful handsfree speech. It describes and discusses specific surgical techniques and comprehensive therapeutic approaches including voice therapy.

Presenters from the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam:
- Prof Dr Michiel van den Brekel
- Prof Dr Alfons Balm
- Dr Richard Dirven
- Anne Kornman

Registration fee: EUR 25,-

Please note that this is a Live Webinar only, and no recordings will be available.
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