Southwest Laryngology Conference: Focus on Complex Cases 2018

Phoenix, AZ US
April 12, 2018 to April 14, 2018

    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

    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. This course is designed for physicians and surgeons, mid-level health care providers, otolaryngology residents, and speech & language pathologists in the Southwest, across the country and international audience. Specialties include: otorhinolaryngology, internal medicine, speech-language pathology, pulmonary, integrative medicine and radiation and medical oncology. 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. Please send all submissions no later than April 6, 2018.

    WEBCAST AVAILABLE: If you are unable to attend the live-course, you may register for the live-stream webcast (general session only), which will include the option to submit questions to the faculty.

    Optional 1/2-day workshops (separate registration fee applies) - See descriptions here

    Morning Workshops (Held Concurrently - Must Choose One)

    Afternoon Workshops (Held Concurrently - Must Choose One)

    Full Course RegistrationRegistration Fee
    Full Fee: Physician$635.00
    Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, SLP, Allied Health Professional, Retiree$460.00
    Webcast Registration $455

    Can only attend one day?  Please call our office at 480-301-4580 to register.
    Note:  You must have a profile in our system for us to process your payment.

    Friday Only RegistrationRegistration Fee
    Full Fee: Physician$425.00
    Reduced Fee:  Resident, Fellow, NP, PA,
    SLP, Allied Health Professional, Retiree


    Saturday Only RegistrationRegistration Fee
    Full Fee:  Physician$400.00
    Reduced Fee:  Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, SLP, Allied Health Professional, Retiree$315.00


    Additional Information
    Course Brochure (PDF)

    Exhibit Opportunity
    This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please complete Exhibitor Documents and send to Kristy Badder.

    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: 
    • 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 21.25 AOA
    • 2.10 ASHA
    • 21.25 Attendance
    Event starts: 
    04/12/2018 - 7:30am
    Event ends: 
    04/14/2018 - 2:30pm

    Click here to view Program Schedule on mobile

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

    Lodging Accommodations

    Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic 
    5665 East Mayo Boulevard 
    Phoenix, Arizona  85054
    Phone: (866) 754-5927 or (480) 563-1500

    Conveniently located on the Mayo Clinic Hospital campus, the Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic offers spacious suites, complimentary hot buffet breakfast, high-speed internet access, fitness facilities, swimming pool, a business center, and free parking. Check-in time starts at 3 p.m.; check-out time is noon.

    A block of rooms, studio suites, at a special group rate of $239 (USD) per night, plus applicable state/local taxes, is available for course participants and guests. Group rates will apply three days prior to and after the course dates, based upon space and rate availability. You can make your reservation by calling the phone number listed above or reserve online at: Book your group rate for Laryngology Course lodging April, 2018

    Meeting Venue

    Mayo Clinic Education Center
    5777 East Mayo Boulevard
    Phoenix, Arizona 85054
    Phone: (480) 515-6296

    Mayo Clinic Education Center creates an ideal environment for medical learners to participate in education and training about the most up-to-date techniques and biomedical advances.

    Located directly adjacent to Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, the Education Center is within easy walking distance to Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic.


    Ground Transportation: Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for participants attending the course. Visit Hertz online,, and enter convention number (CV) 03NR0013 in the respective “Discount or Promo Code” section. Special rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended; blackout dates may apply.

    Supershuttle vans offer airport transportation to and from the hotel. To make reservations, call (800) 258-3826 or (602) 244-9000.

    Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

    Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

    Recreation/Leisure Activities

    America’s sixth-largest city still has real cowboys and rugged mountains and the kind of cactus most people see only in cartoons. Phoenix is the gateway to the Grand Canyon, and its history is a testament to the spirit of Puebloans, ranchers, miners and visionaries.

    Projected against this rich backdrop is a panorama of urban sophistication: Resorts and spas that drop jaws and soothe souls. Stadiums and arenas worthy of the world’s biggest sports spectacles. Restaurants with inspired cuisine and inspiring patio views. Golf courses that beckon players the year round. Shopping centers as stylish and eclectic as the fashions they house.

    Scottsdale, located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, is bordered by Phoenix to the West and the McDowell Mountains on the East.

    Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live, to visit, and to conduct business. Scottsdale’s vibrant downtown is considered the finest urban center in Arizona.  Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, in the city’s northern reaches, is the largest urban wilderness area in the United States and features more than 60 miles of trails through diverse and scenic desert terrain.

    VisitPhoenix and Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau offer a variety of recreation and leisure activities in the area.

    Faculty Disclosures

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

    Guest Faculty

    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

    Paul C. Bryson, MD  
    Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH

    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

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

    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 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AMA Credit Breakdown
    General Session Total: 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    Session Breakdown Total(s) (if applicable): Up to 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for optional Workshops.

    AOA Credit:
    This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for up to 21.25 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

    ASHA Credit:

    This course is offered for 2.1 ASHA CEUs (Various level, Professional area).

    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

    • 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 21.25 AOA
    • 2.10 ASHA
    • 21.25 Attendance

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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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