15th Biennial Phonosurgery Symposium

Madison, WI US
July 13, 2018 to July 14, 2018

The 15th Biennial Phonosurgery Symposium, July 13-14, 2018, 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. Teaching formats include podium lectures, the ever-popular “hands-on” workshops, and live evaluations and procedures.

Intended Audience

This symposium is designed to assist practicing voice care professionals — otolaryngologists, speech-language pathologists, 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…

• Identify sources of new technologies for laryngology

• Define vocal influences of laryngeal inflammation • Assess timing of treatment

• Recognize the role of surgery for the treatment of hoarseness

• Select appropriate treatment options — therapy versus surgery for neurological impairments of the voice

• Compare approaches for surgical treatment of complex neurological voice disorders

• Review application of angiolytic laser therapy for voice disorders

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 14.50 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/13/2018 - 7:30am CDT
Event ends: 
07/14/2018 - 5:00pm CDT

15th Biennial Phonosurgery Symposium

Friday, July 13, 2018


6:00     Registration & Breakfast

7:25     Welcome: Timothy McCulloch, MD, FACS


Moderator: Seth Dailey, MD

7:30     Neurolaryngology: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Andy Blitzer, MD, DDS, FACS

8:00     Behavioral Strategies for the Neurological Patient, Marie Jette, PhD

8:15     Distinguishing Tremor & Dystonia in the Neurological Voice Patient, Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP

8:30     Barriers and Solutions for Optimized Botox Delivery, Paul Flint, MD

8:45     Refreshment Break & Exhibits

9:15     What To Do When the De-Re Goes Wrong, Joel Blumin, MD, FACS

9:30     Is There A Role for the SLP in Patients With Paralysis? Joseph Stemple, PhD, CCC-SLP

9:45     Choosing Operations Wisely for UVFP, Marshall Smith, MD, FACS

10:00   Revision Laryngoplasty: Pearls & Pitfalls, Sid Khosla, MD

10:15   Panel discussion

11:15   Lunch & Exhibits



Moderator: Nathan Welham, PhD, CCC-SLP

12:15   The John Bascom Lecture, Henry Hoffman, MD

             Novel Approaches to Common Problems

1:00     Best Practice in RRP, Daniel Novakovic, MD

1:15     Guidelines for Voice Rest Based on Basic Science Knowledge, Bernard Rousseau, PhD, CCC-SLP

1:30     How Models Inform Glottic Surgery, Ted Mau, MD, PhD

1:45     Managing the Suboptimal Outcome in Phonomicrosurgery, Gayle Woodson, MD

2:00     Working with the Singer/Performer, Thomas Cleveland, MD

2:15     Laryngeal Dysplasia: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, Ichiro Tateya, MD

2:30     Laser Wars: A New Force Awakens, Markus Hess, MD

2:45     Refreshment Break & Exhibits

Pediatrics & Aging

Moderator: David Francis

3:15     Benign Lesion in Children, Christopher Hartnick, MD, MS

3:30     Biomechanics: Adults and Children, Jack Jiang, MD, PhD

3:45     Working with Pediatric Performer’s Voice, Deb Phyland, PhD

4:00     Voice Surgery in the Elderly, Gregory Postma, MD

4:15     Voice Preservative Airway Management, J. Scott McMurray, MD, FAAP, FACS

4:30     Keeping Presbpyhonia at Bay, Edie Hapner   , PhD

4:45     Beginning adapting voice therapy for the preschool and early school aged child, Maia Braden      , MS, CCC-SLP

5:00     Panel discussion

5:45     Adjourn

6:30     Dinner & Dance at Steenbock’s on Orchard (please see registration)


Saturday, July 14, 2018


6:00     Registration & Breakfast

7:15     Bus pick up at Fluno Center to University Hospital for Workshops, 8:00 AM – 1:50 PM
            See Workshops page for session times and bus schedule to and from the Fluno Center.



2:15     Refreshment Break & Exhibits


How I Did It vs How I Do It/Time Warp Continues

Introduction: Charles Ford, MD, FACS

2:45     PVFM: Bringing Breathing Back, Claudio Milstein, PhD

3:00     Behavioral Management of Chronic Cough, Cate Madill, PhD

3:15     Bring Teflon Back!, Jacqui Allen, FRACS ORL HNS

3:30     Better Living Through New Injectables, Andy Blitzer, MD, DDS, FACS

3:45     Guermeo Campos

Family Feud

Introduction: David Francis, MD, MS

4:05     Family Feud Panel

Team Mature options: Paul Flint, Charles Ford, Gayle Woodson, Henry Hoffman, Joseph Stemple, Diane Bless

Team “new age” options: Nikki Johnston, Jonathan Bock, Alexander Hillel, Cate Madell, Debra Phyland, Daniel Novakovic

5:00     Closing

Fluno Center
601 University Ave
Madison, WI 53715
United States

University of Wisconsin Faculty

Diane Bless, PhD, CCC-SLP **
Maia Braden, MS, CCC-SLP
Nadine Connor, PhD, CCC-SLP
Seth Dailey, MD **
Emerald Doll, MS, CCC-SLP
Charles Ford, MD, FACS **
David Francis, MD, MS**
Jesse Hoffmeister, MS, CCC-SLP
Jack Jiang, MD, PhD
Molly Knigge, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Stevie Marvin, MS, CCC-SLP
Jamie Mayer, MS, CCC-SLP
Timothy McCulloch, MD, FACS **
J. Scott McMurray, MD, FAAP, FACS
Bryn Olson-Greb, MS, CCC-SLP
Kevin Pasternak, MS, CCC-SLP**
Susan Thibeault, PhD, CCC-SLP **
Carol Tolejano, MA, CCC-SLP
Nathan Welham, PhD, CCC-SLP **

** Planning Committee members

Visting Faculty

Jacqueline Allen, FRACS ORL HNS
University of Auckland, New Zealand

Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP
University of Utah

Christopher Bingcang, MD
University of Nebraska-Omaha

Andrew Blitzer, MD, DDS, FACS
Mount Sinai

Joel Blumin, MD, FACS
Medical College of Wisconsin

Jonathan Bock, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Guillermo Campos, MD
Instituto De Laringologia, Columbia

Thomas Cleveland, PhD
Vanderbilt University

Dale Ekbom, MD
Mayo Clinic

Paul Flint, MD
Oregon Health & Science University

Edie Hapner, PhD
USC Voice Center

Christopher Hartnick, MD, MS
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children

Markus Hess, MD
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)

Alexander Hillel, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Henry Hoffman, MD
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Marie Jette, PhD, CCC-SLP
University of Colorado-Denver

Nikki Johnston, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Sid Khosla, MD
University of Cincinnati School of Medicine

Ying-Ta Lai, MD
Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University

Cate Madill, PhD
University of Sydney

Ted Mau, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern

Claudio Milstein, PhD
Cleveland Clinic

Daniel Novakovic, MD
University of Sydney

Debra Phyland, PhD
Voice Medicine Australia

Gregory Postma, MD
Augusta University Health

Vijay Ramakrishnan, MD
University of Colorado

Bernard Rousseau, PhD, MMHC, CCC-SLP
Vanderbilt University

Mary Sandage, PhD, CCC-SLP
Auburn University

Marshall Smith, MD, FACS
University of Utah

Joseph Stemple, PhD, CCC-SLP
University of Kentucky

Ichiro Tateya, MD
Kyoto University

Yutaka Toya, MD, PhD
Kumamoto University, Japan

Gayle Woodson, MD
Drexel University

Sherri Zelazny, RSLP
Surrey Voice Clinic


Discloser List CME Internal Report

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (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 Statement

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 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 1.45 continuing education units (CEUs) or 14.5 hours.


This course is offered for 1.45 ASHA CEUs. This course is offered for 14.5 hours of contact time (Advanced level, Professional area).

Available Credit

  • 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 14.50 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

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