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GPR Live | Postlaryngectomy dysphagia; surgical aspects, diagnostics and therapy options

GPR Live | Postlaryngectomy dysphagia; surgical aspects, diagnostics and therapy options




Dysphagia is a common problem after total laryngectomy and significantly affects the patient's quality of life. This webinar discusses common causes of postlaryngectomy dysphagia and surgical aspects of dysphagia prevention. Therapy options will be discussed based on videofluoroscopy studies and the results of a prospective cohort study using the Swallowing Exercise Aid (SEA) in a group of Dutch total laryngectomy patients will be presented.

Webinar learning outcomes

  • Knowledge on dysphagia after TL
  • Using VFS to diagnose dysphagia
  • Presentation of study results using SEA for treatment dysphagia

Timed agenda

0-5 Welcome
5-25 Causes and surgical aspects
25-45 Therapy options using Videofluoroscopy studies
45-65 SEA study results
65-90 Q&A

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This webinar is available live for three different time zones.

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Webinar speakers

Michiel van den Brekel

Michiel van den Brekel, MD, PhD is Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam since 2000. He received his Ph.D. at the Free University of Amsterdam in 1992 on assessment of lymph node metastases in the neck. ​His research is primarily focused on imaging and biology of head and neck cancer, prognostic markers, and in all rehabilitation aspects after total laryngectomy. From September 2009 until February 2023, he was chairman of the department, and since December 2011 professor at the University of Amsterdam for ‘Oncology-related voice and speech disorders’. He co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed papers.

Marise Neijman

Marise Neijman is both a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) and a Ph.D. candidate at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NCI). ​She got her Bachelor's degree in Speech and Language Therapy in 2016 and completed her Master's in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in 2020 at Utrecht.​ In 2020, Marise initiated her Ph.D. research, focusing on the rehabilitation of swallowing function after total laryngectomy.​