(registration closing soon) Hearing, Speech, Voice and Swallowing Disorders: Asian Perspective

UPDATED 10 March 2013:  Registration for St. Luke’s Medical Center’s international conference on Hearing, Speech, Voice and Swallowing Disorders:  Asian Perspective* on March 17-19, 2013 will be closing soon.  For interested parties, you may contact SLMC’s Patient Experience Division (contact details at the end of this article).  Several changes have been made on the programme as well, including the schedule of the satellite symposia.  View the updated conference programme here.

MANILA, Philippines:  St. Luke’s Medical Center’s Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery will be hosting the said conference.  The conference promises to be a rare opportunity for local and international delegates–medical doctors, otolaryngologists, audiologists, speech-language pathologists and other allied health professionals and students–to gather and share their knowledge and skills in all fields of communication disorders including dysphagia. The conference will focus on the transfer of state-of-the-art knowledge in these fields to developing and threshold countries with emphasis on audiology.

Click here to view the symposium programme’s cover (with registration details and fees). Click here to view the old conference programme.

Some of the invited speakers are:

  • James Alexander Burns, MD (USA): Dr. Burns is with the Cancer Center of Massachusetts General Hospital, specializing in head and neck cancers.  Clinical interests:  laryngeal microsurgery, phonosurgery, voice disorders, voice restoration and rejuvenation.
  • Linda J. Hood, AuD, PhD (USA):  Dr. Hood is a professor at the Department of Hearing Sciences and the Associate Director for Research at the National Center for Childhood Deafness in Vanderbilt University.
  • Karl R. White, PhD (USA):  Dr. White is the founding director of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management, USA, and is a professor of psychology and special education in Utah State University.
  • Jose Barajas, MD, PhD (Spain)
  • Norberto V. Martinez, MD (Philippines): Dr. Martinez is the head of St. Luke’s Hearing and Balance Disorders Laboratory, is the chairperson of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Santo Tomas Hospital and is the course director of the M.S. Clinical Audiology Program of the University of Santo Tomas.
  • William Hal Martin, PhD (USA):  Dr. Martin is an ENT at the Oregon Health and Science University and is the director of OHSU’s Tinnitus Clinic.
  • Kajsa Mia Holgers, MD (Sweden): Dr. Holgers specializes on hearing and balance disorders
  • R. Rangasayee, PhD (India): Prof. Rangasayee is the director of the Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for Hearing Handicap in Mumbai, India.
  • Doris Lewis, PhD (Brazil): Dr. Lewis is a professor and teaches the masters and doctoral program in audiology at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo in Brazil, focusing on pediatric hearing health care, electrophysiology and pediatric audiology, and newborn hearing screening.
  • Philip Newall, PhD (Australia):  Dr. Newall was the founding secretary of the British Association of Audiological Scientists.  He is regarded as responsible for establishing masters in clinical audiology programs in New South Wales as well as in Manila, Philippines (both at the University of the Philippines, Manila and in the University of Santo Tomas).  He is an Emeritus Professor at Macquarie University and is a Conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle, and a Professorial Fellow at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children in Sydney, Australia.
  • Xiaolu Li, MD (China): Dr. Li is with the Department of ENT in Nanjing Medical University, China and a research associate in the Hearing Research Unit for Children in the University of Queensland, Australia.
  • Harald A. Euler, PhD (Germany): Dr. Euler is a professor of psychology at the University of Kassel in Germany and works on the neuroimaging of stuttering.
  • Katrin Neumann, MD, PhD (Germany):  Dr. Neumann heads the Department of Phoniatrics and Pediatric Audiology as well as the Cochear Implant Center at the University of Bochum, Germany.  She is the chair of the Audiology Committee of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) and is a consultant of the Fluency Committee.  Her research interests include stuttering treatment, using neuroimaging techniques in the evaluation of speech, language and hearing processes, and newborn hearing and language screening programs.

The conference will cover three levels that will serve the needs of the broad audience of attending professionals:

  • An academic-scientific level with keynote speeches and oral presentations.
  • An intermediate level with pratically-oriented workshops for otolaryngologists, practitioners, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and professionals from related fields.
  • A basic level for community health workers with hands-on workshops.

Among the topics that will be covered by the said instructional courses and workshops are on tinnitus, tympanoplasty, FEES, laryngeal EMG, speech and language disorders, voice therapy, post-amplification rehabilitation, laryngeal videostroboscopy, transnasal esophagoscopy, vertigo, mastoidectomy and amplification device assessment.

To know more about this symposium, contact details are below:

Patient Experience Division

* This conference is a joint initiative of: