the british voice association


Glottal Start: Laryngeal science into practice

Accent Method 2018 course posterSunday 9th September 2018
Baden Powell House Conference Centre, London

A day of lectures, demonstrations and interactive panel discussions that will appeal to all voice professionals including speech and language therapists, laryngologists and singing teachers. We will focus on laryngeal science and its direct application to practice. Professors Sañudo and McHanwell will update attendees on applied anatomy and physiology. Janice Chapman and her panel will explore auditory and visual clues particularly useful for singing teachers.

Presenters include:

  • Professor José R Sañudo
    Professor, Department of Anatomy and Human Embryology, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Professor Stephen McHanwell
    Professor of Anatomical Sciences and Director of Unit for Educational Research Development and Practice, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
  • Dr Justin Weir
    Consultant Histopathologist, Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK
  • Professor Janice Chapman, AUA
    Singer/Singing Teacher, London

Plus: Van Lawrence Prize Papers and presentation of the Van Lawrence Prize 2018

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the British Voice Association will precede this Study Day event from 09:30am to 10:15am (members only).


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provisional programme

09:00 onwards
Registration for those attending the AGM + Study Day

09:30 onwards
Registration for those attending the Study Day only

09:30 – 10:15
Annual General Meeting
British Voice Association members only

Welcome and Housekeeping

10:30 – 11:50
Prof José R Sañudo
Advances in the understanding of laryngeal anatomy

Prof Stephen McHanwell
Laryngeal physiology-truths and untruths

11:50 – 12:15
Dr Justin Weir
Pathology of the larynx; how should this affect treatment?

12:15 – 12:45
Modern techniques in laryngeal examination

12:45 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:00
Van Lawrence Prize Papers

15:00 – 15:30

15:30 – 17:00
Professor Janice Chapman and Panel
“Sight & Sound”: Applied Physiology for the Singing Teacher

17:00 – 17:15
Van Lawrence Prize Presentation and closing remarks


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  • Early bird rates (until Fri 17.8.2018)
    Members £90, Non-members £120, Students £55
  • Standard rates
    Members £110, Non-members, £140, Students £75



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