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Voice and Swallowing center zoom event

Chronic Cough is Complex: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives

Date: February 4, 2021
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Details: To provide an overview of etiologies, diagnostics, and treatments from cough specialists in Otolaryngology, Speech Pathology, Gastroenterology, and Pulmonology.

Description: This one hour session will be a moderated discussion of a multi-disciplinary group of cough experts to highlight the specific role of each team member and their approach to evaluation and management of chronic cough. Chronic cough is a complex topic necessitating a collaborative approach to care . At the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to identify various team members, their specific focus, will understand workflows and the referral process, and the key components of multidisciplinary care.

McNeil Dysphagia Therapy Program Certification Course: Knowledge, Practice and Questions

Date: August 15, 2020
Time: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Location: Herbst Hall - 2nd Floor 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 (UCSF Medical Center at Mt. Zion)

Details: The UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center will be hosting the McNeil Dysphagia Therapy Program Certification Course on 8/15/2020. See the below link for details! Hope you can join us.

Description: MDTP is a systematic exercise-based approach to dysphagia therapy in adults. Rather than a specific technique, MDTP is a framework from which to provide individualized therapy to adult patients. This one-day intermediate course introduces participants to the conceptual basis of MDTP, provides the results of initial clinical studies documenting functional and physiologic benefits from MDTP intervention, describes in detail the components of MDTP, and provides step by step instruction for the evaluation and treatment of patients receiving the MDTP approach.

Event Flyer: MDTP Event Flyer (pdf)

Reflux Roundtable 2020: Knowledge, Practice and Questions

Date: January 15, 2020
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Genetech Hall - Byers Auditorium (Mission Bay)

Details: Unique educational format of a brief review of the evidence for current practice followed by an audience-wide moderated discussion for each topic.

Event Flyer: Reflux Roundtable Flyer (pdf)

UCSF Professional Voice Symposium: Advancing Care of the Singing Voice

Date: June 1, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: UCSF Rock Hall - 1550 4th St.  San Francisco, CA 94158

This is a one-day course presented by a multi-disciplinary team of voice and other medical specialists directed toward singers, speech language pathologists, singing voice teachers, physicians and other professionals interested in the singing voice. This dynamic program will provide a foundation for understanding voice production, special considerations for the vocal professional, insights into a lifetime of vocal performing and power with Joan Baez, in addition to practical case presentations. Please join us to learn and contribute to the discussion! Networking lunch, food will be provided.

Featuring: Joan Baez

Course Directors:
Clark A. Rosen, MD
Sarah L. Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP

Dr. Michael M. Johns from USC visits the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center Team

April 24, 2019

Dr. Micheal M. Johns III from the USC Voice Center spent some time with the Voice and Swallowing Center team discussing cases and sharing ideas prior to presenting grand rounds on Physician Burnout. He provided great perspective and insight on self-care. 



Honored Grand Round Speaker

December 19, 2018

We were honored to have hosted Peter Belafsky, MD, PhD, Professor & Vice Chair, Director of Center for Voice and Swallowing, Department of Otolaryngology/HNS, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, to present a Grand Rounds lecture entitled, "Epic or Fail: Innovations in Dysphagia Research".

He taught us about creativity, taking risks and life long learning all in the context of advancing care for our patients with dysphagia.