MEE/Stanford Update in Tracheoesophageal Voice Restoration and Laryngectomy Care


Thanks to those who attended the March 2017 course. The next course will be held in early 2019, check back here for dates.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Meltzer Auditorium, 3rd floor
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

MEE/Stanford Update in Tracheoesophageal Voice Restoration and Laryngectomy Care will provide practitioners who care for laryngectomy patients with a comprehensive overview of the current standard of care practices for management of disorders in this region as well as an introduction and review of evolving and innovative treatment approaches.

Distinguished faculty from Harvard Medical School as well as from prominent programs nationally will present a series of didactic lectures and participate in open panels, which cover the evaluation and management of surgical considerations, including: primary vs. secondary tracheoesophageal voice restoration procedures, dysphagia after total laryngectomy, pulmonary and olfactory issues, as well as dental complications and oral hygiene issues following tracheoesophageal puncture procedures. Pertinent rehabilitative issues will similarly be addressed during specific sessions. The course will also focus on providing the attendees with live clinical demonstrations that include the evaluation of patient and prosthesis selection techniques, the initial insertion of a voice prosthesis, current issues related to medical, surgical, and behavioral complications, and their impact on tracheoesophageal voice restoration.

Open interaction between faculty and participants will be encouraged throughout the course with particular emphasis during the scheduled panel discussions on day one and during the clinical demonstrations on day two.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review the selection criteria for TEP voice restoration
  • Differentiate primary vs. secondary TEP surgical procedures and voice prosthesis placement
  • Develop clinical solutions to common TEP complications
  • Describe the benefits of heat moisture exchange systems
  • Identify three methods available to TEP speakers to aid in managing the prosthesis
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each voice rehabilitation method in detail to assist patients with total laryngectomy

Course Directors

Daniel G. Deschler, MD, FACS
Glenn W. Bunting, MS, SLP-CCC
Ann Kearney, MA, SLP-CCC, BCS-S

Target Audience

Physicians, allied health professionals, otolaryngology—head and neck surgeons and residents-in-training, certified speech pathologists, speech pathologists-in-training, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, and nurses involved in laryngectomy patient care.


By phone: 617-573-3654, Monday–Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (ET) or by email at:


Glenn Bunting, Anna Choi-Farshi, Daniel Deschler, Kevin Emerick, Jeremy Richman, and Phillip Song have the following financial disclosures: They are all on staff at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and receive a salary for their work. They have no relevant non-financial disclosures to make.

Ann Kearney, Carla Gress, and Tessa Goldsmith have no relevant financial or non-financial disclosures to make.

Meryl Kaufman has no relevant financial disclosures to make; she has the following non-financial disclosure: Board member for the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance.


This course is offered for 1.2 CEU’s (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).