Laryngeal Videostroboscopy: Part Two

presented by Edie Hapner & Michael Johns III

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Participants will be guided through a tutorial in common laryngeal pathologies often seen ion the examination, their likely causes and treatments. The course then introduces the clinician to the use of this information to plan therapy with an emphasis on prognosis and expectations. For the clinician who uses this technology, this course will address scope of practice and competency building. Models of collaborative practice will be presented. Finally, the course will conclude with a demonstration of both a rigid and a flexible videostroboscopic examination.

Meet Your Instructors

  • Edie Hapner, PhD, CCC-SLP

    Edie Hapner, PhD, CCC-SLP

    Edie R. Hapner is a Professor in the Rick and Tina Caruso Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Southern California and a founding member of the USC Voice Center, an interprofessional team treating persons with disorders of voice and swallowing. Dr. Hapner has authored over 33 peer reviewed articles on voice and voice disorders, four book chapters, and is the co-editor of Voice Disorders, Clinical Case Studies. She is the author of Training and Implementation of FEES, a DVD training program for clinicians. Dr. Hapner served on the Coordinating Committee of Special Interest Group 3, Voice and Voice Disorders, for seven years. She served as both the Coordinator and Associate Coordinator of SIG 3 during her tenure. She was the Chair of the SIG 3 Reimbursement Committee between 2006 and 2009 and served as a member of the Member Advisory Group (MAG) to ASHA's Health Economics & Advocacy Team. Dr. Hapner was an ASHA appointed member of the National Advisory Committee to the Educational Testing Service. She served as the ASHA appointed member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology's committee for the development of evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of dysphonia. She served as an ASHA site visitor through the Council on Academic Accreditation. She was the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Vice President for Convention Planning and was a member of the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Convention Committee. Dr Hapner received an honors award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in 2013 and remains an engaged member of the AAOHNS. Dr. Hapner cherishes three very special awards: GSHA's Clinician of the Year; The University of Missouri's Education Program Alumnae of the Year; and the Clinical Scholar's designation of the AAOHNS. Her passion is her work with A Voice For Hope, a nonprofit organization whose mission is the prevention of head and neck cancer through early identification screening programs. She is the coordinator for multiple large-scale community-based free head and neck cancer screenings at sporting events, specifically NASCAR events around the county.

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  • Michael  Johns III, MD

    Michael Johns III, MD

    As the director of the USC Voice Center, Michael Johns III’s goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals with voice, swallowing and airway disorders.  He strives to achieve this through a true interdisciplinary approach to promoting health, preventing and curing disease, advancing biomedical research and educating those around him. He received his undergraduate degree in economics at the University of Virginia, but his passion is for medicine. He graduated medical school from the Johns Hopkins University and then pursued training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan. While there, he did an NIH funded research year and became interested in voice, swallowing and airway disorders. This led him to pursue specialty fellowship training at the Vanderbilt Voice Center. He then founded the Emory Voice Center with Speech Pathologist Dr. Edie Hapner, PhD in Atlanta Georgia, which was amongst the first interdisciplinary voice centers in United States. 12 years later, he was recruited to the University of Southern California to form the USC Voice Center and bring their interdisciplinary model of care to Southern California. He embraces a caring, patient-centered approach with his patients.  At the USC Voice Center, his patients can count on a coordinated, cohesive and unique experience backed by a team of voice and swallowing experts to optimize outcomes and satisfaction.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Common Pathologies of the Vocal Folds, Their Origin, Impact On Voice, and Potential Treatment Options

    1. Common Pathologies of the Vocal Folds, Their Origin, Impact On Voice, and Potential Treatment Options

    This chapter presents the most often seen pathologies of the vocal folds to acquaint the speech language pathologist with likely scenarios often seen during laryngeal videostroboscopy. While diagnosis of pathology is beyond the scope of practice for the speech language pathologist, familiarity with common pathologies, their origin, impact on the voice and treatment best practices better equips the clinician to effectively engage as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team.

  2. Laryngeal Videostroboscopy and Planning Voice Therapy

    2. Laryngeal Videostroboscopy and Planning Voice Therapy

    This chapter will introduce the clinician to using the laryngeal imaging findings in developing treatment plans for patients with voice and airway disorders.

  3. Understanding Scope Of Practice, Competency, and Developing Relationships With Your Referring Physicians

    3. Understanding Scope Of Practice, Competency, and Developing Relationships With Your Referring Physicians

    This chapter is meant for those who actually perform laryngeal videostroboscopy to better understand current scope of practice and develop competency in both rigid and flexible laryngoscopy. Time will be spent assisting the clinician with methods to increase collaboration with referring physicians and models of collaborative practice.