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GPR Webinar: Diagnosis and Management of Postlaryngectomy Dysphagia
Hosted by the Global Postlaryngectomy Rehabilitation Academy (GPRA)

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Thursday, September 16 2021

07.30 PM – 09:00 PM CEST (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
06:30 PM – 08:00 PM BST (London, UK)
01:30 PM – 03:00 PM ET (New York, USA)
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM PT (Los Angeles, USA)

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Brief description:
Dysphagia is a common complaint after total laryngectomy and significantly affects the patients quality of life. This webinar discusses the incidence, causes, prevention and (surgical) treatment options of postlarygectomy dysphagia. Also evidence and experience of a postoperative (early) oral feeding protocol will be presented.
Finally, the role of the Speech Language Pathologist will be discussed. How to identify and monitor dysphagia in this patient population? In addition examples of diagnostic tools and interpretation, compensatory techniques, dietary changes and therapeutic techniques to improve outcomes will be given.

Timed agenda:
Welcome (5 minutes)
Incidence and causes of postlaryngectomy dysphagia (10 minutes)
Prevention and surgical treatment options (15 minutes)
Evidence and experience with early oral feeding protocols (10 minutes)
The role of the SLP (25 minutes)
Q&A

Presenters:
Prof Dr Alfons Balm, Head and Neck Surgeon, the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Dr Lisette van der Molen, SLP and senior researcher, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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