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Fri, Oct 21



SLP SuMMiT 2022

Prevention and Treatment of Voice Disorders in the Voice Professional

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Time & Location

Oct 21, 2022, 9:00 AM

Gent, Louis Pasteurlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgio

About the event

Plenary session

8.45h: doors open

9.00h: Welcome – Mieke Moerman, ENT/phoniatrician , Vice Pres UEP

9.15h: Phonosurgery for Voice Professionals, an anatomical-pathological approach – John Rubin, Chair of the UEP Voice Committee

10.00h: Vocal Abuse, Ergonomy and Vocal fitness – Norma Camilleri, Speech Language Pathologist, Chair of ESLA

10.30h: Speaking in background noise – Jan De Sutter, Sales Manager Phonak

BREAK 10.50h- 11.00h

11.00h: Guest Lecture: Impairment or handicap: where to draw the line? – Orietta Calcinoni, phoniatrician, UEP Voice Committee

12.00h: Panel discussion: Vocal pedagogy and/versus speech language therapy? -moderator: E. D’haeseleer, Speech Language Pathologist UZ Gent, Belgium

Members: Orietta Calcinoni, phoniatrician, Norma Camilleri, Speech Language Pathologist, Ayla Benoy, Speech Language Pathologist, Mieke Moerman, ENT/phoniatrician

LUNCH 12.30h-13.30h

you can enjoy lunch in the KASK Cafe or in the neighbourhood


13.30h – 14.45h

Workshop Room 1: Vocal warming up & cooling down – Norma Camilleri, Speech Language Pathologist, Chair of ESLA

Workshop Room 2: Playing with the human sound- Lieve Jansen, singing teacher

BREAK 14.45h-15.00h

15.00h - 16.15h

Workshop Room 1: Biofeedback via sound analysis – Mieke Moerman, ENT/phoniatrician, Vice President UEP

Workshop Room 2: Manual therapy & facilitation -Tom Steeland, Speech Language Pathologist

16.15h: Closing & Certificates of attendance


Orietta Calcinoni

ENT and Phoniatrician, deals with Occupational Medicine and Insurance Medicolegal assessments. Works in prevention and assessment of ENT disfunctions: hearing, vestibular, smell and taste losses and voice complaints. Mostly interested in planning prevention of voice diseases. Since 1987 works in Teatro alla Scala where, from 2009, is in charge of the Theatre’s ENT Service. In 2020 part of the team for COVID protection protocol and singing risks analysis in the Theatre and in Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research (GCCR) about smell & taste losses in pandemia. Co-founder of VMPCT with Valentina Carlile.

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