Live Webcast - Southwest Laryngology Conference: Focus on Complex Cases 2018

Phoenix, AZ US
April 13, 2018 to April 14, 2018

This conference will provide state-of-the-art discussion and instruction on comprehensive evaluation and management of laryngeal-related disorders and corresponding rehabilitation techniques. The meeting will offer a multi-disciplinary approach on a wide variety of voice and swallowing topics, surgical procedures, cancer management, airway issues, techniques for post-surgical swallow rehabilitation and post laryngectomy voice restoration. Pulmonary medicine, integrative medicine and palliative care will be addressed from an M.D., clinician and research perspective.

Course format will include evidence-based lectures, multidisciplinary panel discussions with case presentations and Q & A, live demonstrations, and interactions with Mayo Clinic faculty and guest faculty. NEW THIS YEAR! Attendees can submit patient cases for a “Stump the Experts” panel discussion. Send your submissions to: and add a subject line: Laryngology 2018 Case.

Note: The live-stream webcast will include the option to submit questions to the faculty.

Course Directors: 

  • David G. Lott, MD
  • Wenli Chen, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Lisa R. Crujido, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Jaime Engholdt, MS, PA-C
  • Christina H. Kang, MM, MS, CCC-SLP

Webcast Registration Fee


Additional Information
Course Brochure (PDF)
Course Program (PDF)

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians/surgeons, mid-level health care providers, otolaryngology residents, and speech & language pathologists in the southwest, across the country, and internationally (Mexico and Europe). Specialties include: general surgery, otorhinolaryngology, internal medicine, speech-language pathology, neurology, gerontology and radiation-oncology.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss new surgical strategies for chronic dysphagia refractory to therapy.
  • Discuss holistic approaches in rehabilitation of patients not responding to traditional voice therapy.
  • Explain surgical approaches for complex airway reconstruction cases.
  • Describe manual therapy approaches for chronic muscle tension dysphonia and dysphagia.
  • Describe techniques for respiratory training to improve swallowing and voice.
  • Identify surgical and non-surgical treatment modalities for head and neck cancer.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 13.25 AOA
  • 13.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
04/13/2018 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
04/14/2018 - 2:30pm

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Mayo Clinic Education Center
5777 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85054
United States

Faculty Disclosures

Mayo Faculty
Michael L. Hinni, MD
David G. Lott, MD*
Wenli Chen, MS, CCC-SLP*
Lisa R. Crujido, MS, CCC-SLP*
Christina H. Kang, MM, MS, CCC-SLP*
Jaime L. Engholdt, MPAS, PA-C*
Samir H. Patel, MD
*Course Directors

Guest Faculty

Sara Viana Baptista, MD
Hospital da Luz - Lisbon, Portugal

Peter C. Belafsky, MD, PhD
UC Davis ENT Clinic – Sacramento, CA

Martin B. Brodsky, Ph.D., Sc.M., CCC-SLP
Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD

Marie E. Jette’, PhD, CCC-SLP
University of Colorado – Aurora, CO

Daryush D. Mehta, PhD
Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, MA

Brad Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, CLT
Sammons Cancer Center
Baylor University Medical Ctr. – Dallas, TX

Kristine Tanner, PhD, CCC-SLP
Voice Disorders Center - Imaging & Neurosciences Center – Salt Lake City, UT

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science 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 Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 13.25 credits of AOA Category 2-A.


This course is offered for 1.3 ASHA CEUs (Various level, Professional area).

A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state medical boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

Available Credit

  • 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 13.25 AOA
  • 13.25 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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