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Tracheoesophageal Puncture and Prosthesis for Post-Laryngectomy Voice Restoration Workshop

Previously known as "Dr Blom's Course in Australia"

Each Registrant must register separately

Each year Main Medical runs these workshops throughout Australia. The workshop instructors have been personally trained by Dr Eric Blom, having attended his training program in Indianapolis. All instructors have extensive experience in the area of voice restoration having worked in Head and Neck Surgery/Oncology in major hospitals for a number of years.


Melbourne: 4-5th May 2024- download Melbourne brochure

Sydney: 1-2 June 2024- download Sydney brochure

Brisbane: 25-26 October 2024- download Brisbane brochure

Course Description

This 1.5 day clinically-oriented course will focus on all aspects of tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) and prosthesis for post-laryngectomy voice restoration.

Course Learning Objectives

1. Pre-operative selection criteria and assessment methods. The learner will describe pre-operative surgical considerations and TE speech assessment methods.

2. Surgical techniques: The learner will describe surgical techniques related to TE puncture.

3. Prosthesis fitting and management: The learner will demonstrate hands-on TE fitting and placement competency – live demonstrations.

4. Approaches to assessing and solving post-operative difficulties: The learner will demonstrate and describe the assessment and management of Post-operative TE complications – subject matter will be thoroughly illustrated.