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3rd Annual Laryngectomy Conference

Friday, November 5, 2010 | Download brochure here

8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Centennial Complex
24760 Stewart Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350


Take 10E Freeway to Anderson Street cut off.
  If coming from the W, turn left at the end of the off ramp.
  If coming form the E, turn right at the end of the off ramp.
Head south on Anderson Street (away from mountians & freeway).
Turn right onto Stewart Street and follow through Loma Linda University Campus.
Turn right onto Campus Street until lot X appears at your right.

Program Description

This conference will focus on the interdisciplinary approach to the care of the laryngectomy patient.  Participants will learn about evaluating and treating this complex patient population from the perspective of the disciplines involved in their care.  The scope of discussion will include the patient's unique nutritional needs, respiratory care education and training, and speech-language pathology's critical role.  Discussion highlighting the patient's perspective will also be included.  

Target Audience

Speech pathologists, respiratory care practitioners, and dieticians  

Program Schedule

   8:00 am Registration, Exhibits begin  
   8:30 am Welcome  Melissa Backstrom-Gonzales, MS, CCC-SP 
   8:45 am The Changes in Anatomy and
 Kim Webster, MA, MS, CCC-SLP
   9:45 am Break & Exhibits  
 10:00 am Educational and Therapeutic 
                       Management of the Airway
                       in Post-Laryngectomy
 Kate Gattuso, BA
 11:00 am Nutritional Needs and Healing 
                       Related to the
                       Laryngectomy Patient

 Dottie Gibson, RD, CNSD

 12:00 pm Lunch  
   1:00 pm Anatomy Lab

 Moderated by:

 Kim Webster, MA, MS, CCC-SLP

   2:00 pm Laryngeal Rehabilitation:
                       The Patient's Perspective
 John E. Ready
   3:00 pm Closing Remarks  Melissa Backstrom-Gonzales, MS, CCC-SP



Conference Fees and Registration Information

All Participants:  FREE  

Continuing Education Credit


5.0 contact hours for SLPA, CDR, BRN, ANCC.


Every effort is made to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special arrangements at this conference, please contact the Children's Hospital administrative secretaries at (909) 558-3500 at least one week before the conference.


Presented by:

Loma Linda University Medical Center  
     Speech Pathology Department  
ATOS Medical  

For more information

Loma Linda University Medical Center, Children's Hospital, East Campus, Heart & Sugical Hospital
Staff Development
11255 Mountain View Avenue
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Telephone: (909) 558-3500