The Voice for
British Laryngology

Advancing the field of laryngology with our membership through comprehensive research, education, and training.


Flagship event 2024
2nd October - 4th October 2024
The Royal Society of Medicine, London

Cutting Edge Laryngology 2024

Cutting Edge Laryngology 2024 offers an inspirational, world-class platform for leaders in the field to learn and debate over three information-packed days at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.

Are you a; Consultant Laryngologist, Paediatric, Head & Neck, or General ENT surgeon, Speech and Language Therapist, Respiratory Physician or Gastroenterologist, ENT and SLT trainee or allied health professional?  Then this conference is for you!

Other upcoming events

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Join The BLA

The UK’s leading authority on diseases of the throat. As a member, you’ll be part of a recognised forum for research and debate among medical professionals, providing expert opinions and serving as a trusted resource for the general public seeking direction and expertise.

Membership is open to all medical, scientific, and health-focused professionals interested in advancing knowledge in the field of throat diseases.

As a member, you will get:

Discounts to attend all conferences, events and study days organised by the BLA, including our flagship event, “Cutting Edge Laryngology” which takes place bi-annually

Access to Talking Slides and other educational material and resources available online free of charge

Discount to attend the European Laryngological Society Meeting held every two years

About the bla

A few words from our president

Welcome to our website. I do hope you enjoy browsing and seeing what we do and what events we have planned. The BLA has been in existence since 2012 and in that time, we have grown significantly.

We now have around 500 members from around the UK, Europe and wider. Our members constitute ENT surgeons, laryngologists but also speech and language therapists, other allied health professionals and voice coaches as well.

I do hope you enjoy having a look around the website. Please take a look at our upcoming events, and consider joining us as a member. You can also contact us through the website if you would like any further information.

Mr Declan Costello

President, BLA

Our Mission

The British Laryngological Association (BLA) is a membership society that aims to advance laryngology for the public’s benefit through research, education and training.

The BLA promotes all medical, surgical and rehabilitative aspects of laryngology and holds meetings at which those interested in laryngology are able to meet, discuss clinical practice and present clinical and basic scientific research.

The BLA takes an overall interest in the development of laryngology (the management of airway, voice, swallowing disorders, including related sciences and health promotion) in Great Britain. Special reference is given to the needs of those in training and the public at large. The BLA also provides advice on laryngology to ENT-UK, the Department of Health and other organisations and scientific bodies.

The BLA is allied to ENT-UK, which is the professional association for British Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons and other related professionals.

Latest news & info

Position Statement

Gardasil vaccination in Laryngeal Papillomatosis – a position statement from the British Laryngological Association

Laryngeal papillomatosis (recurrent respiratory papillomatosis) is a rare but devastating disease which is caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV).  The...


2nd BLA/UEP joint meeting May 25 2024, Zagreb, Croatia

We would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2nd joint meeting between the British Laryngological Association (BLA) and...


Cutting Edge Laryngology 2024 Registration is now open!

Showcasing the latest advancements in the field of Laryngology:  Cutting Edge Laryngology, 2-4 October 2024, The Royal Society of Medicine,...

The official podcast of the BLA

BLA Connections: A Clear Voice

Launched in May 2020, A Clear Voice podcast series has continued supporting and guiding ENT, medical, and allied professionals.

Our host, Natalie Watson, invites leading experts from across the globe to discuss and explore pressing topics and issues and gain valuable insights, knowledge, and guidance, cutting through the noise to provide a clear voice!

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