Thursday, December 15, 2016

Fwd: Call for Papers: 5th Occupational Voice Symposium


Call For Papers!


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Dear Colleagues,


On behalf of Dr Ruth Epstein and the Speech-Language Therapy Department of the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital and the UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science I am pleased to announce the 5th Occupational Voice Symposium! The symposium will take place on the 28th and 29th of March 2017 at University College London.


The programme will include keynote addresses by invited speakers, roundtable discussions and 15 minute free paper presentations on the following topics:


The role of  vocal hyperfunction in occupational voice disorders

Assessment of risk factors for voice problems

Absenteeism versus presenteeism in the workplace

Evaluation of the efficacy of vocal dosimeter devices

Preventative management for work-related voice disorders

Employer detection of dysphonia

Perceptual assessment tools for evaluating voice disorders

Socioeconomics of occupational voice disorders

Use of technology in managing occupational voice

Epidemiology and aetiology of occupational voice disorders


The submission deadline is 15th JANUARY 2017.


Abstract submissions, updates and further details including how to register are found on our website: Register before 10th February to take advantage of our EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION SPECIAL!


For more information, please don't hesitate to contact Brian Saccente-Kennedy at, or send a question through the website.


We look forward to seeing you in London in March!





Brian Saccente-Kennedy MRCSLT
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital

330 Gray's Inn Road