16th Biennial Phonosurgery Symposium

Madison, WI US
July 8, 2022 to July 9, 2022

The 16th Biennial Phonosurgery Symposium is the only educational event in the region designed for otolaryngologists, speech-language pathologists, and voice scientists. This course will provide a pertinent update on modern clinical care and scientific research — basic and applied — of the larynx and voice. The course will take place over a day and a half period at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Health Science Learning Center. Teaching formats include podium lectures in person and Zoom, the ever-popular “hands-on” workshops, and live evaluations and procedures.

Practice gaps relate to scientific knowledge which is rapidly evolving, implementation of diagnostic and treatment techniques which also evolve quickly with the rapid pace of technological advancement and to behavioral management techniques for voice and swallowing disorders which may be new to practitioners or difficult to implement. 

The rapid pace of development of scientific discovery, variability in practice patterns, advent of technological tools and techniques and the intricate anatomy and physiology of the larynx serve as barriers to updated knowledge for practitioners.

This symposium is being offered as live in-person (Friday and Saturday) and live-streamed (Friday, only).

Provided By

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP)

Target Audience

This symposium is designed to assist practicing voice care professionals — physicians, otolaryngologists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, voice teachers, voice professionals, and scientists — in incorporating modern diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for voice care. Close interaction with faculty is encouraged throughout all facets of the program to optimize learning.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the implementation of new technologies in the field of laryngology
  2. Define vocal influences of laryngeal inflammation
  3. Assess timing of treatment specif to various disease states, dependent of the disease state foci
  4. Identify the role of surgery for the treatment of hoarseness
  5. Discuss appropriate treatment options -- therapy versus surgery for neurological impairments of the voice.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 10.75 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 10.75 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/08/2022 - 7:30am CDT
Event ends: 
07/09/2022 - 1:00pm CDT

Friday, July 8, 2022 - Health Sciences Learning Center, Room 1325 and Virtual                            


7:00                 Registration

7:25                 Welcome, Susan Thibeault, PhD, CCC-SLP



7:30                 Lasers and the Larynx, Seth Dailey, MD

7:45                 Restoring Good Vibrations, Emerald Doll, MS, CCC-SLP

8:00                 The Classic Micro Flap, Guillermo Campos, MD

8:15                 Voice Rest: How Much is Enough?, Bernard Rousseau, PhD, MMHC, CCC-SLP

8:30                 Accessing the Lamina Propria, Henry Hoffman, MD

8:45                 Arytenoid: Put That Thing Back Where You Found It, Gayle Woodson, MD, FACS

9:00                 Panel Discussion


9:15                 Refreshment Break & Exhibits


9:45                 The John Bascom Lecture, What Can We Learn from Computational Voice Simulation, Ted Mau, MD, PhD


10:30               Refreshment Break & Exhibits


Irritated Larynx                    

11:00               Alternate Strategies for Chronic Cough, Joel Blumin, MD

11:15               Inducible Laryngeal Obstruction: Common and Rare Mimics to Consider in the Differential Diagnosis,                                                             Mary Sandage, PhD, CCC-SLP

11:30               Don’t Have a Reflux Reflex, Jonathan Bock, MD

11:45               Tingle, Tickle, Tension: Tackling throat clearing, Marie Jette, PhD, CCC-SLP

12:00               Panel Discussion



12:15               Lunch Break & Exhibits



1:15                 Shake and Bake (therapy for tremor), Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP

1:30                 Jump Starting the Box, Scott Howard, MD

1:45                 High-Speed Digital Imaging for Neurolaryngology, Rita Patel, PhD, CCC-SLP

2:00                 Phenomenonology and Pathophysiology of Laryngeal Dystonia, Andrew Blitzer, MD, DDS, FACS

2:15                 Panel Discussion


2:30                 Refreshment Break & Exhibits



3:00                 Voice & Communication Therapy, Caitlin Croegaert-Koch, MS, CCC-SLP

3:15                 PER-FECT Pitch (Wendler glottoplasty), Taner Yilmaz, MD

3:30                 Voice and Gender Diversity: Characterizing Communication, Evan Kennedy, MS, CCC-SLP

3:45                 Gender Affirming Care, Katherine Gast, MD, MS

4:00                 Panel Discussion


4:15                 Adjourn


Saturday, July 9. 2022 - Health Sciences Learning Center Simulation Center


7:30                 Registration


Session 1 Workshops (8:05-8:45, 8:55-9:35, 9:45-10:25)                     

Session 2 workshops (10:35-11:15, 11:55-12:35, 12:45-1:25)                         

Singing Voice for Transgender Singers, Emerald Doll, MS, CCC-SLP

SLAD-R Procedure, Joel Blumin, MD

Voice Therapy for Tremor, Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP

PH Impedance Probes, Jonathan Bock, MD

Mini Thyrodomy, Henry Hoffman, MD

Silastic Thryoplasty- MauHands on glottoplasty, Taner Yilmaz, MD

How to Use High-Speed in Your Clinic, Rita Patel, PhD, CCC-SLP

Hands on PVFM, Mary Sandage, PhD, CCC-SLP

EMG Botox, Andrew Blitzer, MD, DDS, FACS

Chronic Laryngitis, Marie Jette, PhD, CCC-SLP

Arytenoid Adduction & Abduction, Gayle Woodson, MD, FACS

Tips for Talking Gender - Tools to Facilitate Discussions about Gender and Communication with Clients, Evan Kennedy, MS, CCC-SLP

Facilitating Successful Vocal Behavior Change: Self-Concept, Self-Efficacy, Self-Regulation, Lisa Vinney, PhD, CCC-SLP

Post-COVID Patients in the Voice Clinic: What We’re Seeing, What We’re Doing, and What We Know, Caitlin Croegaert-Koch, MS, CCC-SLP

Therapeutic management of exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction in swimmers, Carol Tolejano, MA, BFA, CCC-SLP

Manual Techniques for Voice Therapy During the Pandemic, Alex Schenck, MS, CCC-SLP

Perioperative care for Wendler glottoplasty patients, Felicia François, M.S. CFY-SLP 




1:30                 Adjourn



Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
United States

Friday Sessions will be held in room 1325 of the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC)
Saturday Sessions will be held in the Simulation Center of the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC)


Conference Housing

A block of rooms has been reserved at the:

Best Western Inntowner Madison, located at 2424 University Avenue, Madison, WI. Reserve lodging online here, or call the hotel directly at 608-233-8778, select option #1 and reference the group code 1759-1. The last day to make a reservation under the group block is Thursday, June 16. 

Graduate Madison, located at 601 Langdon Street, Madison, WI. Make reservations online here

Double Tree by Hilton Madison Downtown, located at 525 West Johnson Street, Madison, WI. Make reservations online here, or call (608) 251-5511 and use the group code: PSS. The last day to reserve under the group block is Friday, June 10.

Conference Attire

Casual attire is appropriate for this conference.. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, dressing in layers is recommended.


Program links to the event will be sent to you prior to the conference.
This symposium is being offered as live in-person (Friday and Saturday) and live-streamed (Friday, only).


Madison, Wisconsin has one major airport (MSN), the Dane County Regional Airport.

Planning Committee:

Timothy M. McCulloch, MD
Seth H. Dailey, MD
David Oliver Francis, MD, FACS
Nathan Welham, PhD, CCC-SLP
Susan Thibeault, PhD, CCC-SLP
Emerald J. Doll, MS, CCC-SLP
Nichole Rauch, Administrator
Veronica Watson, Ed.D


Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP
Andrew Blitzer, MD, DDS, FACS
Joel Blumin, MD
Jonathan Bock, MD
Guillermo Campos, MD
Caitlin Croegaert-Koch, MS, CCC-SLP
Seth H. Dailey, MD
Emerald Doll, MS, CCC-SLP
Felicia François, MS CFY-SLP 
Katherine Gast, MD, MS
Henry Hoffman, MD
Scott Howard, MD
Marie Jette, PhD
Evan Kennedy, MS, CCC-SLP
Ted Mau, MD, PhD
Rita Patel, PhD, CCC-SLP
Bernard Rousseau, PhD, MMHC, CCC-SLP
Mary Sandage, PhD, CCC-SLP
Alex Schenck, MS, CCC-SLP
Carol Tolejano, MA, BFA, CCC-CLP
Lisa Vinney, PhD, CCC-SLP
Gayle Woodson, MD, FACS
Taner Yilmaz, MD

Policy on Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) to identify, mitigate and disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* held by the  speakers/presenters, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this accredited continuing education (CE).  In addition, speakers, presenters and authors must disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation

For this accredited continuing education activity all relevant financial relationships will be disclosed prior to the start of the activity.

*Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on, patients.

The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical services directly to patients to be ineligible companies.

Discloser List CME Internal Report

Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 1.075 continuing education units (CEUs) or 10.75 hours.

Available Credit

  • 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 10.75 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 10.75 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™


Please login or register to take this course.
IN PERSON is capped at 75 participants. If you do not see the "in person" registration option, the conference has reached maximum capacity. You may still register for the virtual option for Friday only.


Program links to the event will be sent to you prior to the conference.


Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to help@icep.wisc.edu. Cancellation requests received at least 120 hours prior to the conference will allow a full refund except for the nonrefundable processing fee of $50. No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than 5 days prior to the activity start date.


The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please notify us at help@icep.wisc.edu


Emergency situations occasionally occur and may necessitate topic or speaker changes. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP reserve the right to alter or substitute a topic or speaker without prior notification.


Email help@icep.wisc.edu.


For conference information please contact Nichole Rauch at rauch@surgery.wisc.edu.