Our YouTube channel features more than 25 educational videos on a variety of voice, swallowing, airway, and coughing disorders. The three most-watched videos are: Mucus Retention Cyst: Before and After; Laryngospasm: Sudden, Terrifying Difficulty Breathing; and Cricopharyngeus Spasm: A Troubling Feeling of a Lump in the Throat. To receive notifications when we release new videos, you can subscribe to us on our channel page.
Dr. Robert Bastian will be a keynote speaker next month at the 2013 Phonosurgery Symposium, presented by the National Center for Voice and Speech. The conference will be held on July 18-19, 2013, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and this year’s focus is “How Behavioral Treatment Can Enhance Surgical Outcomes.” Dr. Bastian will share an address entitled “A Laryngologist’s View of the Role of Speech/Voice Therapy in the Surgical Patient.” The surgery in question is microsurgery on the vocal folds.
To learn about topics like speech therapy and vocal fold microsurgery, visit Dr. Bastian’s educational website, Laryngopedia.
Bastian Voice Institute now has its own page on Facebook. You can go here to find our page, see photos of our office, follow our updates, and “like” us.
Bastian Voice Institute is now on Twitter. Follow us at @bastianvoicedoc to receive selected excerpts from our growing set of encyclopedia entries, photos, and videos available at Laryngopedia, as well as alerts when we add new entries or multimedia. Our aim is to help more people with voice, swallowing, airway, and cough disorders to work more effectively with their personal physicians.
Persons with larynx or pharynx (voicebox or throat) cancer often undergo radiation therapy as part of their treatment regimen. An uncommon complication is stenosis (narrowing, scarring) of the entrance to the upper esophagus at the junction of throat and esophagus.
January brought a trip to Minneapolis to speak before members of the Minnesota Otolaryngologic society meeting; April included sitting on a panel at the American Laryngological Association meeting in Chicago; May was Merida, Mexico for lectures and panel discussions for their national Otolaryngology meetings; June included an invitation to be keynote speaker at the annual Yale Andy Blitzer Voice Symposium, June 4. June also included a Grand Rounds lecture delivered to the Department of Neurology, University of Tennessee (Memphis).
In September there were two courses taught at the American Academy of Otolaryngology (San Francisco), and responsibility as a faculty member for a regional symposium of the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association, in Milwaukee. Topics at the above events included the diagnostic model for voice disorders; spasmodic dysphonia (laryngeal dystonia); office-based laser and other procedures; vocal fold microsurgery; and sensory neuropathic coughing.
The annual meeting of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) was held in Philadelphia. Dr. Bastian presented to approximately 125 speech-language pathologists on the subject of spasmodic dysphonia (SD). His talk was intended as a comprehensive review, but included an emphasis on the vocal phenomenology of the disorder. For those interested in further information, we suggest you begin with the encyclopedia entry, including videos, on our learning website.
At the Opening Ceremonies of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery in Boston, on September 26, 2010, Dr. Brent Richardson was conferred the Honor Award, and Dr. Robert Bastian, the Distinguished Service Award. These awards are earned in part based upon “points” earned for instructional courses taught, committee service, participation in panel discussions, and papers presented. Both physicians have served or are serving on the Voice Committee of the Academy. Both teach courses on such subjects as the diagnostic model for voice disorders, vocal fold microsurgery, neurogenic cough, office-based surgery on the larynx and pharynx, and the videoendoscopic swallowing study.