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2020 ISHA Fall Conference (Archived)

All Things Voice
Updates on Voice, Upper-Airway Research and Implementation

 Was held: Saturday, October 17, 2020

Virtually presented by:
Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Indiana Voice and Dysphagia Network
Indiana State University

Conference Schedule

All times are in Eastern Time Zone (EST)

8:00 am - 9.30 am
Laryngologic Applications of Adult Stem Cells: Past and Present (Dr. Halum)
9.30 am - 9.45 am
9.45 am - 11.15 am
Respiratory Muscle Strength Training: Basics and Clinical Application (Dr. Sapienza)
11.15 am - 12.00 pm
Break for lunch
12.00 pm - 1.30 pm
Exercise-Induced Laryngeal Obstruction- How Can Speech-Language Pathologists Make an Impact (Dr. Olin)
1.30 pm - 1.45 pm
1.45 pm - 2.30 pm
Clinical application of Videostroboscopy (Dr. Patel)
2.30 pm - 2.45 pm
2.45 pm - 4.15 pm
Voice Disorders: Evaluation & Treatment (Dr. Theis)
Total Hours: 6.75 (6 hours and 45 minutes) [0.65 CEU]

About the Presenters

Stacey Halum, MD – Dr. Stacey Halum, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Carmel, IN and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin in 1999 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and laryngology.

Christine Sapienza, PhD – Since May 2014, Dr. Christine Sapienza has served as the Dean of the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences at Jacksonville University. Previously, Dr. Sapienza was a longstanding tenured professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida, as well as a Research Career Scientist at the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center at the Malcom Randall Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

J. Tod Olin, MD – J. Tod Olin, MD, is a pulmonologist specializing in exercise medicine at National Jewish Health. He has published in the area of pediatric airways disease, as well as in the area of high-performance exercise limitation. He is specifically interested in helping children and adults exercise safely and comfortably, whether sick or well, fit, or obese, toddlers or Olympic-level athletes.

Rita Patel, PhD – Dr. Patel is interested in pediatric vocal development and identification of physiological factors of laryngeal function that underlie severely disturbed voice qualities. Within the framework of pediatric vocal development, Dr. Patel aims to lay the foundation for development of biomechanical modeling and assessment tools to identify children at risk of developing voice disorders by establishing physiological biomarkers of the unique vibratory features observed with high speed digital imaging.

Shannon Theis, PhD, CCC-SLP – Shannon M. Theis, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an assistant professor with the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at Rush University. Dr. Theis has specialized in caring for children with craniofacial anomalies/cleft lip and palate, feeding/swallowing difficulties, pediatric voice/resonance and upper airway disorders for nearly 20 years.

To support and empower members to provide the highest quality, life changing communication, swallowing and hearing services to the people of the State of Indiana.

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