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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

Panel: Medical Care of the Injured Performer
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.

Moderators
avatar for Albert Merati, MD

Albert Merati, MD

Otolaryngologist, Chief of Laryngology, University of Washington Medical Center
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... Read More →
avatar for Kari Ragan, DMA

Kari Ragan, DMA

Artist in Residence, University of Washington
Kari Ragan, soprano, is Artist in Residence at the University of Washington School of Music Voice Department where she teaches applied voice, voice pedagogy, Italian Diction, and French Art Song Literature. Dr. Ragan works in affiliation with the University of Washington Otolaryngology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Schindler, MD

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 and... Read More →
avatar for James Thomas, MD

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 →
avatar for Michael Johns III, MD

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... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 3:55pm - 5:00pm
Alder Commons Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA, 98105
 
Saturday, April 22
 

3:30pm

Panel: Demystifying Vocal Health
This panel of singers and SLPs, moderated by Dr. Michael Johns, will discuss and demystify the issues surrounding vocal health for performers. 

Moderators
avatar for Michael Johns III, MD

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nelson Howard

Nelson Howard

Director, Laryngology Voice & Airway Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center
Dr. N. Scott Howard joined the Madigan Army Medical Center’s Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery group in 2016 after serving as Chairman of the San Antonio Military Medical Center.  He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, the University Of Florida College Of Medicine... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Ziegler, PhD

Aaron Ziegler, PhD

Assistant Professor, NW Center for Voice & Swallowing, OHSU
Dr. Aaron Ziegler is a speech-language pathologist and singing voice specialist who recently joined the Northwest Clinic for Voice and Swallowing. Dr. Ziegler earned his Ph.D. in communication science and disorders from the University of Pittsburgh under Dr. Verdolini Abbott and a... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Leda Scearce

Dr. Leda Scearce

Speech/Language Pathologist, Duke University Medical Center
Soprano Leda Scearce has been featured in leading roles with the National Opera Company, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Long Leaf Opera Festival, Triangle Opera, the Ohio Light Opera Company and Whitewater Opera Company, and has appeared as concert soloist with orchestras including the North... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Alder Commons Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA, 98105