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Dephi Forums

See our Forum page under Members Area for information about how to join our WebWhispers Members only Forum.
Once you are a Delphi member, and have enrolled in the WebWhispers Forum, you are also invited to check in on another Delphi Forum that is called Club 200. This is run by one of our members. For that one, find the address and code on our Forum Roster page under Members Area.


other clubs & meetings


Local Clubs Information

We list local club information or refer to the IAL site, where most of the clubs are members and their information is updated from their member lists.


Atos Medical

Professional training events and conferences


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

The Association for Head & Neck Cancer Rehabilitation (AHNCR) will hold the 4nd Annual Clinical Laryngectomy Conference at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. 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:
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:

If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact us via email – 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



Early Bird Registration: $75.00 before 08/18/2018. After 08/18/2018 $100.00
ASHA CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: This course will be offered for 0.75 (Instructional Level: Intermediate, Content Area: Professional, Subject Area: 1020 Voice Disorders)
To Register:

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 individuals
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: University of Kentucky designates this live activity for 0.7 (Instructional Level: Intermediate, Content Area: Professional, Subject Area: 1020 Voice Disorders)
To earn ASHA CEU’s you must:
• Bring your ASHA number the day of the course
• Complete ASHA CEU form the day of the course
• Be present for the entire course. No partial credit will be provided
Time Ordered Agenda
7:00-7:45 / Registration (Breakfast provided)
7:45-8:00 / Introduction, Objectives
8:00-8:45 / Understanding the Surgical Management of Laryngeal Cancer: Alexandra Kejner MD
8:45-9:15 / Use of the Electrolarynx in Voice Rehabilitation: Dan Croake MM, PhD, CCC-SL
9:15-9:45 / Break
9:45-10:30 / Tracheoesophageal Speech: Vrushali Angadi PhD, CCC-SLP
10:30-11:00 / Tracheostoma Management: Tammy Wigginton MS, CCC/SLP BCS-S
11:00-12:00 / Evaluation and Treatment of Dysphagia Post Laryngectomy: Mark Fritz MD and Debra Suiter PhD, BCS-S, FASHA, CCC-SLP
12:00-1:00 / Lunch Provided
1:00-1:45 / Pulmonary Changes After Total Laryngectomy: Respiratory Mark Finfrock RT
1:45-2:15 / The Impact of Spinal Accessory Nerve Injury on Quality of Life: Beth Butcher PT, CLT DPT CLT-LANA
2:15-2:45 / Psychosocial Support for Laryngectomee Patients and Their Caregivers: Paige Walker MSW, CSW
2:45-3:00 / Break and snack
3:00-4:30 / Labs
4:30-5:00 / Closing Remarks and Evaluation
In kind Support Donations provided by: Archer Medical Devices LLC, Atos Medical, InHealthTechnologies, and Lauder Enterprises
Parking: Parking is free in the Kentucky Clinic parking garage.


InHealth Technologies

Blom TEP Course: Tracheoesophageal Puncture and Prosthesis for Post-laryngectomy Voice Restoration, Carmel, IN 2018
Course Dates:
Other upcoming events:


International Association of Laryngectomees Annual Meeting and Voice Institute

2018 IAL Voice Institute and Annual Meeting this coming June 6-9, in Orlando, Florida 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 Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Lake Buena Vista through June 6-9.
13351 Florida 535
Orlando, Florida 32821
United States
(407) 239-4500
Call our reservation system at 800-972-2590 and ask for the IAL Annual Conference group block. Reservations must be made by May 7th, 2018 to guarantee group rate of $99.00 or select the link for online reservations. In order to receive the group rate, group code is: AFL. Book your group rate for IAL Annual Conference
The airport closest to the conference would be Orlando International Airport, located approximately 12 miles from the hotel. Click here for driving directions.
An agenda for the conference is available here.
A few attractions close to the conference:
Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando, the Disney Springs area, and the Orlando Premium Outlets and Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores all located just 1 mile from the resort!
Note: the hotel provides a free shuttle service to all Disney theme parks!


Update in Tracheoesophageal Voice Restoration and Laryngectomy Care

Mass Eye and Ear and Stanford
2018, Boston, Massachusetts


Laryngectomy: Basic Training

Course #6344

Alaryngeal Speech Options for Laryngectomy Patients

Item #(s): WEB15253F


Head and Neck Cancer Alliance

Formerly known as the Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation
Providing support to head and neck cancer patients throughout the year
Supporting ongoing research in head and neck oncology
Educating children and adults in the disease process, treatment and prevention of head and neck cancer

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer, Inc.

CONTENTS: During the past twenty years, SPOHNC's program of support has become a source of information for oral and head and neck cancer patients who are trying to gain a better understanding of their illness and their lives. News From SPOHNC, a newsletter published by the organization, hopes to increase awareness of the many ongoing issues related to oral and head and neck cancer while offering information, support and encouragement. Medical information, authored by healthcare professionals and written in lay terminology, is available to patients, their families and friends, and members of the healthcare community. Additional information from research institutes, cancer centers, universities, governmental agencies, medical support groups and from patients themselves is also included in the newsletter. News From SPOHNC helps to increase awareness of the many ongoing issues related to head and neck cancer and to address the broad medical, emotional and humanistic needs of patients empowering each to take an active role in his or her recovery. This newsletter is published 8 times each year. They now have over 100 local support groups. SPOHNC charges a $25.00 individual annual membership fee.


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