2017 Meetings


IAL 2017 Annual Meeting / Voice Institute


2017 IAL Voice Institute and Annual Meeting this coming June 14-17, in Newport News, Virginia promises to be one of the best ever: superb club support, exceptional teamwork with clubs/medical community, so many attractions within a few miles of hotel, etc.  More info below. Hope to see you all there!

The hotel where the conference will be held is at the Newport News Marriott at City Center through June 14-17.
(757) 873-9299)
740 Town Center Dr.
Newport News, VA 23606

Call our reservation system at 866-329-1758 and ask for the IAL Annual Conference group block. Reservations must be made by May 11th, 2017 to guarantee group rate of $104.00 or select the link for online reservations. Book your group rate for IAL Annual Conference
Airports closest to the conference would be Norfolk International (http://www.norfolkairport.com/) and Newport News/Williamsburg International (http://flyphf.com/). Norfolk provides cheaper flights (about $100 less than Newport Airport) but transportation to Newport would be necessary. Newport News is about $100 more but is closer to the conference.

For registration or more information go to http://www.theial.com and select the meeting tab at the top right.


Lary's Speakeasy

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves laryngectomees and their caregivers by providing them with online resources, free educational events, and laryngectomy supplies.

We recommend all pre-operative patients and new laryngectomees visit their local throat cancer club/meetings. We have listings of support groups that are worldwide. We also offer free, yearly educational events for laryngectomees, which you will find on our Upcoming Events page.

If you want to chat with other throat cancer patients, go to our Facebook Group: Lary's Speakeasy Throat Cancer Support Group. We also have a new forum on this website. We look forward to getting to know you and being part of your support network.

If you are interested in one of their events, go to: http://www.larysspeakeasy.org/

ATOS Medical

Locall training events and conferences events hosted by ATOS.



Association for Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation Clinical Laryngectomy Conference (AHNCR)

The Association for Head & Neck Cancer Rehabilitation (AHNCR) will hold the 2nd Annual Clinical Laryngectomy Conference at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas on June 22-24, 2017. The Association provides clinicians with the highest level of instruction with an emphasis on the education of Speech-Language Pathologists. This 2 ½ day conference will provide state-of-the-art information to facilitate and enhance the quality of life of individuals who have undergone total laryngectomy. There is a direct focus on speech, voice, and communication concerns including esophageal and electrolaryngeal speech, and tracheoesophageal puncture voice restoration. This also includes skill-building experiences for those who attend.

Online registration can be completed by going to the following link: www.getvoicing.org/events
Additionally, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Wyndham Medical Center Houston at a discounted rate ($109 per night + 17% taxes); you can book your room directly at: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/groups/md-anderson

If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact us via email – AHNCR2017@gmail.com. Thank you for your time and we look forward to welcoming you in June.
Philip C. Doyle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Jodi Knott, M.S., CCC-SLP, & Jeff Searl, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
AHNCR Conference Co-Organizers

June 22-24, 2017, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
For SLPs, students, and laryngectomees

3rd Annual All-Chicago Laryngectomy Symposium

Saint Xavier University/ Ludden Speech Clinic and Lary's Speakeasy Throat Cancer & Laryngectomee Group proudly present the
3rd Annual All-Chicago Laryngectomy Symposium
Thursday, May 18th 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Laryngectomy Surgery & SLP Interventions Kerstin M. Stensen, MD, FACS Kelly Rogers, MA, CCC-SLP, Rush University Medical Center

Esophageal Speech Tim Halpin, patient and Mary Bacon, MA, CCC-SLP, Emerita, Rush University Medical Center

TEP Speech Louise Simm, patient and Heather Lazarides, MS, CCC-SLP, Memorial Hospital

Electro-Larynx Greg Frana, patient and Sarah Kramer, MA, CCC-SLP, Loyola University Medical Center

Other Topic Speakers:
TBD Meaghan Benjamin, Clinical Educator Atos Medical
Lymphedema Linda Roherty, Oncology Rehab Physical Therapist

VENDORS Lauder Enterprises/Jim Lauder, Servox Guru Atos Medical Supply/Jon Barrett Luminaud Supply/Tom & Dorothy Lennox InHealth Technology/Jin Kim

This event is free to attend. If you are able, and would like to make a contribution toward our mission of providing education, support, and supplies to laryngectomy survivors and their caregivers, please consider visiting our website at: www.larysspeakeasy.org

Register by May 1st
R.S.V.P. to Lou at larysspeakeasyfb1@gmail.com or Miriam at alfano@sxu.edu or Clinic Phone: 773-341-5040



Saturday, September 16, 2017
University of Kentucky Charles T. Wethington, Jr. Building Thomas C. Robinson Commons, Room 127
University of Kentucky is accredited by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education for speech language pathologists and audiologists

Who Should Attend:

Speech Language Pathologists Laryngectomized individuals and those who care for/about them Allied Health professionals who care for laryngectomized individuals Anyone interested in expanding their understanding and clinical knowledge about rehabilitation of laryngectomized individual

Program Objectives:

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: Describe the impact of total laryngectomy on quality of life. Describe the parameters of functional communication with an artificial larynx. Differentiate between primary and secondary voice prosthesis placement and identify pros and cons of each. Define central vs. peripheral prosthesis leakage and strategies for management of leakage. Describe appropriate physical therapy interventions to address lymphedema and scar tissue restrictions. Describe two common swallowing issues associated with total laryngectomy and management strategies. Describe the impact of total laryngectomy on pulmonary function and the benefits of heat moisture exchanger (HME) use. List two common methods of managing stoma stenosis.

 Contact the Following to Register:

CSD/College of Health Sciences Tammy Jo Edge Room 120/CTW Bldg. 900 S. Limestone St. Lexington, KY 40536-0200



3rd Annual California Layrngectomee Conference

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The 3rd Annual California
Laryngectomee Conference
September 22-23, 2017
At UC San Diego Health
Moorse Cancer Center
La Jolla, CA

The Foundation for Voice Restoration, in collaboration with UC San Diego Health, Stanford Medicine, Dept. of Otolaryngology and USC Keck School of Medicine.