2015 Fall Voice Conference
October 15-17, 2015
Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA


Friday, October 16, 2015 – Main Conference
7:00 – 8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast, Poster and Exhibit Viewing
8:00 – 8:10 AM Opening Remarks
8:10 - 10:55 AM Scientific Sessions
Chairperson: Andy McWhorter, MD
8:10 – 9:10 AM
Moderator: Priya Krishna, MD
Discussant: Lucian Sulica, MD
Vocal fold hemorrhage: incidence, risk factors, recurrence, and long term prognosis - Christine Estes, MM, MA
Community based treatment approaches for patients with phonotraumatic benign vocal fold lesionsCarolyn Novaleski, MS
Contemporary management of vocal fold cystsKathleen Tibbetts, MD
Outcomes of voice rest after microflap surgery after benign vocal fold lesionsRenee King, MS, SLP
Long term surveillance of treatment outcomes following intralesional steroid injections for benign vocal fold lesionsChi­Te Wang, MD
*Question and Answer Session (10-15 minutes)
9:10 – 9:55 AM Panel #1: I'm All Choked Up: Contemporary Management of Dysphagia
Greg Postma, MD
Peter Belafsky, MD
Ashli O'Rourke, MD
Roxann Diez Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP
9:55 – 10:55 AM FREE PAPERS
Moderator: Paul Bryson, MD
Discussant: Blake Simpson, MD
Tissue-­engineered replacement of the vibratory vocal foldJennifer Long, MD, PhD
Socioeconomic Barriers to Speech Therapy - Amanda Hu, MD
Pyridostigmine for Reversal of Severe Sequelae from Botulinum Toxin InjectionLucinda Halstead, MD
Subjective patient response to botox at short and long term intervalsMi Jin Yoo, MD
Factors that predict patient perceived hoarseness in Spasmodic Dysphonia PatientsAmanda Hu, MD
*Question and Answer Session (10-15 minutes)
10:55 – 11:25 AM Break - Poster and Exhibit Viewing
11:25 – 12:25 PM Keynote: A Fireside Chat with Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA with Clark A. Rosen, MD
12:25 – 1:55PM Lunch on your own
1:55 - 5:00 PM Scientific Sessions
Chairperson: VyVy Young, MD
1:55 – 2:55 PM FREE PAPERS
Moderator: Robin Samlan, PhD, CCC-SLP
Discussant: Peak Woo, MD
VHI-10 and SVHI-10 Differences in Singer's Self-Perception of Voice Severity - Elizabeth Renk, MD
Stability of the VHI-10 as a function of patient educationOmid Mehdizadeh, MD
An algorithm for predicting patient needs for multidisciplinary service in a voice and swallowing centerHolly Hess, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical practice patterns for voice and upper airway disorders - does experience matter?Marina Gilman, SLP
Impact of laryngologist and speech pathologist co-assessment of outcomes and billing revenueJuliana Litts, MA, CCC­SLP
*Question and Answer Session (10-15 minutes)
2:55 - 3:15 PM Break - Poster and Exhibit Viewing
3:15 - 4:15 PM FREE PAPERS
Moderator: Matthew Clary, MD
Discussant: Milan Amin, MD
Finding your own space: Friedich Reinke and the anatomy of a break throughBabak Sadoughi, MD
CaHA redistribution in the human vocal fold after injection laryngoplasty: retrospective CT observationYoung Jin, MD
Longitudinal voice outcomes following Gortex medialization thyroplasty for non-paralytic glottal incompetenceLewis Overton, MD
The Use of the Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine (Gardasil ®) as Adjuvant Therapy in the Treatment of Recurrent Respiratory PapillomaLucinda Halstead, MD
Preliminary study of the feasibility of intraoperative monitoring of essential vocal tremor during Deep Brain Stimulation SurgeryElizabeth Erickson-Direnzo, PhD, CCC-SLP
*Question and Answer Session (10-15 minutes)
4:15 - 5:00 PM Panel #2 - I am NOT old, why do I sound old?
Jackie Gartner-Schmidt, PhD
Jessica Huber, PhD
Tom Carroll, MD
Glenn Bunting, MS, CCC-SLP
Elizabeth O'Keefe, MD, Gerontologist
5:00 - 6:30 PM Cocktail Reception and Poster Viewing

Saturday, October 17, 2015 – Main Conference
7:00 – 8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast, Poster and Exhibit Viewing
Session A:
Moderator: Lindsay Reder, MD
Discussant: Dinesh Chhetri, MD
Session B:
Moderator: Aaron Johnson, PhD
Discussant: Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP
Phonomicrosurgery Simulation – A Low- Cost Training Model Using Grapes -
C. Kwang Sung, MD
Preliminary data on psychobiological profiles and links to vocal function and vocal well-being in student teachers
Maria Dietrich, PhD, CCC-SLP
Systemic Steroids in Airway Reconstruction for Subglottic Stenosis -
Aaron Feinstein, MD, MHS
Rat vocalizations: a model to study sexual dimorphism in vocal aging
Charles Lenell, MS, CCC-SLP
Human Large Airway Remodeling in Tracheal Stenosis is Differentially Shaped by the Host - Pathogen Interface. -
Alexander Gelbard, MD
Strain modulations as a mechanism to maintain or reduce laryngeal tissue stress
Eric Hunter, PhD
Initial Experience with Low-Dose Methotrexate in Treatment of Recurrent Laryngotracheal Stenosis
David Rosow, MD
Muscle Tension Dysphagia: Symptomatology and Theoretical Framework -
Christina Kang, MM, MS, CCC-SLP
A Novel Approach to the Challenging Injection Laryngoplasty -
Ross Mayerhoff, MD
Systematic Study of Dysarthria and Oropharyngeal Dysphagia: Can they be correlated?
Felicia Carter, MA, CCC-SLP
9:00 – 10:00 AM FREE PAPERS
Moderator: Marci Rosenberg, MS, CCC-SLP
Discussant: Doug Roth, MA, MM, CCC-SLP
Vibration in the pathological vocal fold and contralateral vocal fold following surgical interventionWenli Chen, MS, CCC-SLP
The adolescent vocalist: a collective case study of a treatment seeking population - Kathryn Falcon-Davidson, MA, PhD
When I grow up: promoting voice sustainability in professional theater performers ages 8-16 - Ellen Lettrich, MS, CCC-SLP
fNIRS and voice: results of an implicit-explicit approach to voice training - Cari Tellis, PhD, CCC-SLP
Botox versus Voice Therapy: A look at voice outcomes in single modality treatment of essential vocal tremorLaura Dominguez, MD
*Question and Answer Session (10-15 minutes)
10:00 - 10:20 AM Break - Poster and Exhibit Viewing
10:20 - 11:20 AM Keynote: Affordable Voice Care: 2025
Moderator: Mark Courey, MD
Jonas T. Johnson, MD
Stephen Perkins, MD
11:20 - 12:35 PM Lunch on your own
12:35 -­ 2:20 PM Scientific Sessions
Chairperson: Jennifer Anderson, MD
12:35 – 1:20 PM Panel #3: Muscle Tension What?
Amanda Gillespie, PhD
Leah Helou, PhD, CC-SLP
Miriam Van Mersbergen, PhD, CC-SLP
Maggie Kuhn, MD
Deborah Gillman, PhD
1:20 – 2:20 PM FREE PAPERS
Moderator: Liza Blumenfeld, MA, CCC-SLP, BRS-S
Discussant: Melda Kunduk, PhD
High speed imaging of vocal fold onset: normal vs. abnormal patientsPeak Woo, MD
Measurement reliability in aerodynamic and acoustic analyses of laryngeal functionChristopher Watts, PhD, CCC-SLP
Developing a REDcap database for patient-­rated voice quality servicesCaroline Ziegler, MS, CCC-SLP
The validation of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for vocal cord palsyKaruna Dewan, MD
Analysis of cigarette smoking mechanism by real time video endoscopic documentationHagit Shoffel-Havakuk, MD
*Question and Answer Session (10-15 minutes)
2:20 – 2:40 PM Break - Poster and Exhibit Viewing
2:40 - 3:40 PM FREE PAPERS
Moderator: John Ingle, MD
Discussant: C. Gaelyn Garrett, MD
Effects of intrinsic laryngeal muscle activation on phonation onset pressureDinesh Chhetri, MD
Objective and subjective outcomes following endoscopic intervention and in-office intralesional steroid injection for subglottic stenosisJames Daniero, MD
Partial and total cricoid ring resection with laryngeal preservation for cricoid chondrosarcomaCraig Villari, MD
The efficacy of injection laryngoplasty in the management of superior and recurrent laryngeal nerve paresis - Lance Maron, MD
Thinking outside the voice box: trial vocal fold augmentation and unexpected outcomesAnju Patel, MD
3:40 – 4:40 PM Panel #4: Is the reflux pendulum still swinging?
Milan Amin, MD
Al Merati, MD
Mark Courey, MD
Andy McWhorter, MD
4:40 - 4:50 PM Closing Remarks

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. The Southern Alliance for Physician Specialties CME (SAPS CME) is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education to physicians. The Southern Alliance for Physician Specialties CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Main Conference is offered for a maximum of 1.32 ASHA CEU's (intermediate level; professional area).