99th Annual Meeting Program Agenda


ABEA Annual Meeting Scientific Program

May 1-3, 2019 at JW Marriot Austin, Texas

Grand 7-8


Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (Grand 7-8)

1:00-1:30 pm               ABEA Business Meeting and New Member Induction (Members Only)

1:30 – 1:45 pm            Presidential Welcome:

                                    Introduction of Guests; Presidential Citations and Program

1:45 – 2:18pm             Presidential Keynote: Chandrika Tandon

2:20 – 2:50 pm            Scientific Session 1 (Airway 1)

1141: Examining the Swiss Cheese: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Patient   and Caregiver Tracheostomy Care Education and Its Pitfalls      

Presented by: Victoria Yu

11: Implementation of the European Laryngological Society Classification for Adult Benign Laryngotracheal Stenosis: A Multicentric Study

Presented by: Christian Sittel

1133: Determining the Minimal Clinically Important Difference of the Dyspnea Index in the Management of Laryngotracheal Stenosis

Presented by: Alan Gray

1138: Predictors of Tracheostomy Decannulation in Adult Laryngotracheal Stenosis

Presented by: Grace Snow

22: Autoimmune Related Subcordal Stenosis as a Variant of Subglottic Stenosis; A Case Control Study

Presented by: Kevin Motz


2:50 – 3:20 pm      Break

3:20 – 4:05 pm     Panel 1: Dysphagia Management in the Elderly

                             Moderated by: Ozelm Tulunay-Ugur

                             Panelists: Karen Kost, Nausheem Jamal, Brianna Crawley

4:05 – 4:37 pm      Scientific Session 2 (Cancer)                              

1043: Volumetric Changes in Pharyngeal Structures Following Head & Neck Cancer Chemoradiation Therapy

Presented by: Ashley Hinther

1106: Endoscopic Laryngo-pharyngeal Surgery for Hypopharyngeal Lesions

Presented by: Yo Kishimoto

1063: Swallowing Impairment is Influenced by Free Flap Choice in Oral Cavity Reconstruction

Presented by: Steven Hoshal

1129: KTP Laser Treatment of Early Glottic Cancer: A Multi-institutional, Retrospective Study

Presented by: Noah Parker

1153: Is Depth of Cordectomy the Only Parameter Correlate with Voice Quality after Surgery?

Presented by: Jacob Cohen


 4:39 – 4:59 pm    Ellen M. Friedman Foreign Body Award Session

10: Successful Retrieval of a Large Upper Esophageal Foreign Body Using Traction Suture

Presented by: Bharat Panuganti

1051: A .50 Caliber Bullet as an Airway Foreign Body

Presented by: Ashwin Ananth

Ellen M. Friedman Foreign Body Award Winner:

1068: An Innovative Approach to Airway Foreign Body Management in an Extremely Premature Neonate

Presented by: Sarah Hodge

5:00 pm    Adjourn with a Presidential Close

Thursday, May 2, 2019 (Grand 7-8)

7:55 -8:00 am              Presidential Welcome

8:00 – 8:30 am             Scientific Session 3 (Dysphagia 1)

1081: Esophageal Transit Time is Influenced by Underlying Disease: A Videofluoroscopic Study

Presented by: Jacqui Allen

1139: Evaluation of the Pharyngal Phase of Swallow Through High Density Surface Electromyography

Presented by: David Bracken

1064: Objective Swallowing Abnormalities in Patients with Dysphagia Following Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery

Presented by: Shumon Dhar

1118: Development and Validation of the Laryngopharyngeal Universal Measure of Perceived Sensation (LUMP)

Presented by: Claire Melancon

1079: Relationship of Vocal Fold Atrophy with Swallowing Safety and Cough Function in Parkinson's Disease

Presented by Yin Yiu

8:32 – 8:37 am             Chevalier Q. Jackson Award

8:37 – 9:22 am             Chevalier Q. Jackson Lecture by Dr. Ryan Branski

9:24 – 9:55 am             Scientific Session 4 (Airway II)

1078: Outcomes of Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation Outside the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Recommendations

Presented by: Kathleen Sarber

1059: Cricotracheal Resection for Adult Subglottic Stenosis: Clinicopathological Factors Predicting Decannulation Failure

Presented by: Ashok Jetha

1127: Tracheotomy Outcomes Based on Timing and Technique

Presented by: Mingyang Gray


9:24 – 9:55 am             Scientific Session 4 (Airway II)

1169: Frequency of Intervention with a Variety of Procedures for Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis

Presented by: Brandon Cardon

1092: Efficacy and Safety of Biodegradable Stent for Tracheomalacia: Report on Animal Experiment

Presented by: Seong Keun Kwon

9:55 – 10:35 am           Break with Exhibitors in Griffin Hall

10:35 – 11:20 am         Panel 2 Supported by the Voice Health Institute Endowment:

Advances in Adult and Pediatric Posterior Glottic Stenosis

Moderated by: Alexander Hillel

Panelists: Karen Zur, Alexander Gelbard, Christopher Wootten,

11:22 – 11:52 am         Scientific Session 5 (Pediatrics)

26: Slide Tracheoplasty Outcome Predictors

Presented by: Aileen Wurtz

1037: A Longitudinal Analysis of Tracheostomy Patients, Two Years Old and Younger

Presented by: Jordan Salley

1111: Spontaneous Respiration Using Intravenous Anesthesia and High-Flow Nasal Oxygen (STRIVE Hi) for Pediatric Airway Surgery

Presented by: Seong Keun Kwon

1147: Pediatric Ingestion of Household Cleaning Agents: A Population-Based Analysis

Presented by: Scott Schwartz

1156: Surgical Outcomes of Children with Type IV Laryngotracheoesophageal Clefts

Presented by: Alessandro de Alarcon


11:52 – 11:55 am              Adjourn with a Presidential Close

                                    (Reminder for Poster Reception at 5:30 pm)

11:55 am – noon         Member Photograph (Location TBD)

Friday, May 3, 2019 (Grand 7-8)

7:55 – 8:00 am             Presidential Welcome

8:00 – 8:30 am             Scientific Session 6 (Dysphagia II)

1042: Esophageal A-Rings Represent a Compensatory Mechanism in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Presented by: Yuval Nachalon

1044: The Real Costs of Swallowing Complaints in a Public Health System

Presented by: Jacqui Allen

1062: Differences in Objective Swallowing Characteristics in Zenker’s-Like Traction Diverticulum Following Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Presented by: Shuman Dhar

1155: Surgical Management of Recurrent Zenker’s Diverticulum: A Multi-Institutional Cohort Study

Presented by: Michael Berger

28: Risk Factors for Death In Persons With Dysphagia

Presented by: Peter Belafsky


8:32 – 9:17 am             Jamie Koufman Annual Lecture/Panel Comprehensive Approaches to the Contemporary Reflux Patient

Moderated by: Peter Belafsky

Panelists: Jamie Koufman, Craig Zalvan, Thomas Carroll, Gregory Postma

9:20 – 9:51 am             Scientific Session 7 (Voice)

1163: Long-term Vocal Fold Injection Augmentation using a Microporous Annealed Particle Hydrogel in a Rabbit Model

Presented by: James Daniero

32: Vocal Fold Augmentation with Abdominal Fat for Atrophy, Scarring and Unilateral Paralysis: Long Term Outcomes

Presented by: Yonaton Lahav

1151: Intraoperative Phonation Testing of Individual Vocal Folds in the Dog Larynx

Presented by: James Heaton

1054: Revision Medialization Laryngoplasty: Patterns of Failure and Management

Presented by: Paul Bryson

1116: Utility of Imaging Studies in Patients Diagnosed with Idiopathic Vocal Fold Paralysis

Presented by: Fernando Morell

9:51 – 10:30 am             Break with Exhibitors in Griffin Hall

10:30 - 11:15 am Panel 4: Innovation in Laryngology

Moderated by: Michael Pitman

Panelists: A Klein, R Franco, P Weissbrod, P Santa Marie

11:17 – 11:53 am         Scientific Session 8 (Larynx)

1145: Glottic Keratosis - Any Guidance from Appearance?

Presented by: Mursalin Anis

1121: Multi-Institutional Epidemiologic Survey of Laryngeal Leukoplakia

Presented by: Brian Sanders

1161: Infection at the Operative Site After Microlaryngeal and Open Phonosurgery: The Role of Peri-Operative Antibiotics

Presented by: Scott Roof

1091: Metabolic Activity of Cells in Macula Flava of Human Vocal Fold from the Aspect of Mitochondrial Microstructure

Presented by: Kiminori Sato

1041: Carbon Debris and Fiber Cleaving: Effects on KTP Laser Power Output and Chick Chorioallantoic Membrane Vessel Coagulation

Presented by: Lauren Tracy

1164: Does Antithrombotic Therapy Increase Bleeding Incidence When Performing Direct Microlaryngoscopy?

Presented by: Richard Heyes


11:53 am – 12:00 pm Adjourn with a Presidential Close and Introduction of New President