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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 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:
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

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
Thursday, May 18th 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM


InHealth Technologies

Blom TEP Course: Tracheoesophageal Puncture and Prosthesis for Post-laryngectomy Voice Restoration, Carmel, IN 2017
Course Dates:
Other upcoming events:


International Association of Laryngectomees Annual Meeting and Voice Institute

The IAL cordially invites you to attend the Annual Meeting and Voice Institute this June 14-17, 2017 at the Marriott City Center in Newport News, VA. You can find all the details and the registration at The mail-in registration is in the February and April issues of the IAL News. The Tidewater Lost Chord Club of Norfolk and the Peninsula Lost Chord Club of Newport News will jointly host this meeting. They have planned a ‘full course’ meeting of learning, sharing, sightseeing, and eating!!! It will be fun and fruitful.
We look forward to an exciting academic lineup for the Voice Institute and are seeking an unprecedented 3.0 ASHA CEUs for Speech-Language Pathologists. Come join us for a varied and inclusive look at all aspects of laryngectomee rehabilitation. It will include a visit to the Proton Therapy Institute and a trip to an ENT practice to observe actual patient evaluation and treatment, with video-endoscopy, TEP, HME and stoma care. In the hotel venue, participants can look forward to a “hands-on” session where vendors provide a wide variety of prostheses and products to manipulate and place in simulators.
We look forward to an exciting meeting in a beautiful area of the country steeped in American history from its very beginnings. Join us!

June 14-17, 2017, Newport News, VA
For SLPs, graduate students and laryngectomees.


The 3rd Annual California Laryngectomee Conference

The Foundation for Voice Restoration, in collaboration with UC San Diego Health, Stanford Medicine, Dept. of Otolaryngology and USC Keck School of Medicine.
September 22-23, 2017, UC San Diego Health, Moorse Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA


The Johns Hopkins Voice Center, Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Post Laryngectomy Conference with Hands on Training of Prosthesis Management

October 6-7, 2017, Towson, Maryland


Update in Tracheoesophageal Voice Restoration and Laryngectomy Care

Mass Eye and Ear and Stanford
March 17-18, 2017, 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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