Voice and Respiratory Function

  • 2st EAP Course in Preparation for the European Board Exam for Phoniatrics
  • Mutual Interaction between Voice and Respiratory Function
  • Moderation by EAP and UEP presidents
  • 1st -3rd May 2015
  • Deadline: 1st April 2015
  • IBIS Brussels Centre, Ste Catherine, rue Joseph Plateau N°2
  • Single room, breakfast included 69,- per day
  • Double room, breakfast included 83,- per day
  • City tax 4,75 per day
  • The hotel costs have to be paid to UEP. The UEP will transfer the money to IBIS


We are very happy to announce that the 1st EAP course was accredited by the European Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) of the Union of the Medical Specialists (UEMS) in Brussels with 9 ECMEC's (European Continuing Medical Education Credits) [10 KB] . All participants will get a European certificate by the UEMS/EACCME.

Friday 1st May

13:00-14:00 Registration
(and during the breaks)
13.00-14.00 UEP Board Meeting
14.00-14.45 EAP Board Meeting
14:45-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-16:30 UEP AGM
16:30-17:00 Coffee break
17:00-18:00 EAP AGM
18:00-18:30 Alliance Meetings
18.30-19.00 Welcome Cocktail at Restaurant Scheltema, Rue des Dominicains 7
19.30-22.00 Working dinner in restaurant Scheltema, Rue des Dominicains 7, upon reservation only
  Presentation by UEP and EAP presidents
  Prof. Tamás Hacki, Regensburg, Budapest: Demonstration and Explanation of Whistling Techniques

Saturday 2nd May

08.30-08.35 Welcome by EAP and UEP presidents
08.35-08.45 Prof. Felix de Jong, Leuven-Uden: Psychosocial aspects in voice problems - first aspects
08.45-09.30 Prof. Rolf Dierichs, Münster: Functional anatomy of the respiratory and phonatory system
09.30-10.00 Prof. Erkki Vilkman, Helsinki: Role of external laryngeal muscles - frame function
10.00-11.00 Pneumologist Prof. Benny Mwenge, Brussels: Non-phonatory (Silent) Respiration - physiology, diagnostics, typical findings
  Prof. Jürgen Wendler, Berlin: Phonatory Respiration – controversial perspectives on physiology, diagnostics, typical findings
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.30 Prof. Philippe Dejonckere, Leuven/Brussels: Physiological aspects of voice production: vocal fold vibration and resonance
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Diagnostics voice with practical exercises I
  Dr. Ahmed Geneid, Helsinki: Laryngoscopy and Stroboscopy
  Prof. Felix de Jong, Leuven-Uden: Videokymography, vocal fold vibration
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-17.00 Diagnostics voice with practical exercises II
  Prof. Tamás Hacki, Regensburg, Budapest: Electroglottography as a clinical tool - a short introduction (20 minutes)
  Voice Range Profile Measurement: physiological basis, technique, assessment of findings (40 minutes)
17.00-17.30 Seniors‘ Discussion
18.00-20.00 Sightseeing centre of city Brussels by foot, guided by Prof. Philippe Dejonckere
20.00-22.00 Dinner in restaurant La Rose Blanche, Grand Place 11, upon reservation only

Sunday 3nd May

08.00-10.00 Prof. Gauthier Desuter, Brussels: Abnormal laryngeal motions and respiratory phases, laryngeal reinnervation with the phrenic nerve
  Prof. Virginie Woisard, Toulouse and pneumologist Prof. Benny Mwnege, Brussels: Voice disorders related to respiration, e. g. inducible laryngeal obstruction, paradoxical vocal fold movement, chronic cough… With audio and video samples
10.00-10.45 Prof. Rosa Eugenia Chávez Calderón, Mexico City: Voice and allergy
10.45-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-12.00 Dr. Louisa Traser, Freiburg i. Br.: : Singing voice and breathing
12.00-13.00 Case studies by lecturers as task for the participants
13.00-14.00 Lunch bag and farewell

Handing of multiple choice CME questionnaires and evaluation forms to all participants



  • UEP member: 200 €
  • Non UEP member: 250 €
  • Trainee UEP member: 120 €
  • Trainee Non UEP member: 150 €
  • ELS member: -10%

The registration fee includes the following:

  • Participation to all sessions of the course
  • Course folder
  • Welcome Cocktail at Restaurant Scheltema
  • Catering during the breaks:
  • - Friday, 1st May: 16.30 - 16.50
  • - Saturday, 2nd May: 11.00 - 11.30, 15.00 - 15.30
  • - Sunday, 3rd May: 10.45 - 11.15
  • Lunch on Saturday, 2nd May and lunch bag on Sunday, 3rd May
  • City Tour in Brussels, on foot

For more details on the International Faculty, the Scientific Committee and Organising Committee, please follow the links below:

Registration request

For a registration request to the course please contact the UEP office (Nicole Neptun, uep-office@phoniatrics.eu).

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