Voice Clinic Forum 2019 (1st Day)


12.30pm Registration

1.00pm Housekeeping and Introductions – Tori Burnay

1.15pm The working relationship between the Speech and Language Therapist and the Singing Voice Specialist in the Philadelphia Voice Clinic The session will cover a range of topics to include the following: 1. How the service runs and who is in the wider team. 2. Professional qualifications in the USA and how they differ. 3. What extended skill set does the SLT working with professional voice users and performers need 4. Decision making - who does what at what stage of the patient’s rehabilitation. 5. Collaborative working 6. Continuing professional development. 7. Supervision in developing levels of competency.

2.45pm Classic afternoon tea – sandwiches and cakes 3.30pm Specific protocols used in the clinic and studio with case examples. Topics will include: 1. Voice rest protocols - following trauma/haemorrhage/surgery 2. Protocol for re-introduction of voice use following surgery - when and what exercises we begin with and why. 3. Extending progress to returning to a high speaking vocal load or returning to singing commitments. 4. Developing stamina for voice use following surgery or illness? Differing approaches for a teacher vs a choir director vs a professional functions singer needing to do 4 gigs a week? 5. How do rehabilitation approaches differ between classical, musical theatre and CCM genres? 6. How does the evidence based vocal pedagogy translate to singing voice rehabilitation?

There will be opportunity to ask questions and join the debate throughout the afternoon.

5.30pm Final questions

5.45pm Close

Post-course drinks party (6pm onwards): open to all Course Dinner: (7.30 for 8pm): need to pre-book
Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar, London Marriott Hotel, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB


For further information and registration details please visit www.britishvoiceassociation.org.uk or email administrator@britishvoiceassociation.org.uk

Saturday, 2 February, 2019
The Governor’s Hall, St Thomas’s Hospital, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7EH

The Emergency Airway Course

The Emergency Airway - Front of Neck Access (ENT UK 7 CPD points)
30th March 2020 - The Royal College of Surgeons, London