BLA CONNECTIONS | Series 4,   Episode 5 

The Cutting Edge Laryngology Conference 2022 with Chadwan Al Yaghchi

Cutting Edge Laryngology 2022 is coming on the 22-23 September 2022, showcasing the latest advances in our field. In this special episode of the podcast Natalie meets with Associate Honorary Treasurer of the BLA, Chadwan Al Yaghchi, to discuss the programme and the topics they are looking forward to hearing about: from dysphagia to airway management, speech and language therapy to COVID sequelae, paediatric services to airway management – Cutting Edge Laryngology has it covered! Chad and Natalie are particularly excited about the keynote lectures from President of the Union of the European Phoniatricians and the Finnish Laryngological Society, Ahmed Geneid, on office based laryngology, and President of Dysphagia Research Society, Jacqueline Allen, on negotiating laryngological uncertainty.

This year the conference will be held virtually, meaning that the panel of experts can be truly global. Alongside Ahmed from Finland and Jacqui from New Zealand will be other international speakers, including Farzaneh Ahmadi from Western Sydney University, presenting her bionic voice prosthesis for the first time in the UK, Craig Derkay, possibly the father of RRP new therapeutics, from Eastern Virginia Medical School, and long-standing friend and supporter of the BLA, Marshall Smith from the University of Utah.

Attendees will be active participants with the chance to ask questions and participate in panel discussions and enjoy live poster sessions featuring slides and a presentation. An added benefit of the virtual format is the opportunity for those who can’t be there on the day to register and watch high quality recordings of the full programme in their own time.

Cutting Edge Laryngology is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary meeting and will appeal to any health professionals with an interest in laryngology. To register go to

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