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Welcome to the 2017 Northwest Voice Conference: The Art & Science of the Performing Voice! The conference is in Alder Auditorium at 1310 40th St NE, west of the UW Campus.
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Friday, April 21 • 3:55pm - 5:00pm
Panel: Medical Care of the Injured Performer

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This panel of laryngologists will discuss the medical care of the performer/singer. They will try to dispell fears and counter misinformation about medical care for professional voice users, though they may not always agree with each other. Be ready for a healthy and lively discussion.

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Albert Merati, MD

Otolaryngologist, University of Washington
Dr. Merati is a UW Professor and chief of the laryngology service in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is an expert on throat and voice disorders and related upper airway conditions. | | Clinical Interests include: Care of the professional voice; swallowing dysfunction; airway diseases; vocal fold paralysis; airway stenosis. | | Research Interests: Vocal fold paralysis; reflux affecting the larynx; and airway stenosis. | | Expertise: Ear, Nose... Read More →
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Kari Ragan, DMA

Artist in Residence, University of Washington
Kari Ragan, soprano, holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Indiana University and a DMA from the University of Washington. In 2012, she was the recipient of the Van L. Lawrence Fellowship. This prestigious award is presented jointly by The Voice Foundation and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Her research for this fellowship was... Read More →

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Michael Johns III, MD

Otolaryngologist, Keck Medicine of USC
Dr. Johns is a graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  He completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan and trained as a research fellow through their National Institute of Health T32 program.   He then pursued a fellowship in laryngology and care of the professional voice at the Vanderbilt Voice Center at Vanderbilt... Read More →
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James Thomas, MD

Physician, James P Thomas MD
James P. Thomas, M.D. has practiced laryngology since 1998, after studying with numerous experts in the field from Europe to China, among them Robert Bastian, Guy Cornut, Marc Bouchayer, Steven Zeitels and Murray Morrison. He is well known around the world for his website voicedo... Read More →
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Joshua Schindler, MD

Otolaryngologist, OHSU
Dr. Schindler's current clinical interests include voice disorders in both professional and non-professional voice users, swallowing disorders, breathing and upper airway disorders, and cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract. His research interests include molecular diagnosis an... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2017 3:55pm - 5:00pm
Alder Commons Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA, 98105