EAP 2019 has been granted 13 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).

Scientific Program

02 May 2019, Thursday

13.00-13.40 Board Meeting of UEP
13.40-14.20 Board Meeting of EAP

Opening Concert: Turkish Music by Masters (Ege University Conservatory of Turkish Music)
Serap Akdeniz (Solist), Tolga Meriç  (Solist), Halil Altınköprü (Qanun),   Kaşif   Demiröz   (Nai),   Seher   Erkan  (Cello), Sami Büyüköztekir (Tanbur), Onurcan Kaya (Percussion), Hakkı Balamir (Piano), Cenap Başoğul (Kemençe), Güner Avcı (Percussion), Seher Erkan, Mert Darcanlı


Welcome messages
Ferhan Oz (Former ELS President), Haldun Oguz (2020 UEP Congress President, EAP Vice President), Tadeus Nawka (EAP President), Ahmed Geneid (UEP President), Antoinette Am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen (Honorary UEP President)


A brief summary of the 3rd EAP course: Basic principles of voice therapy, Ilter Denizoglu
Moderator: Antoinette Am Zehnhoff Dinnesen

Voice therapy is the main treatment of choice in voice disorders. it may be the primary treatment modality or secondary to medication or surgery. Voice therapy is not simply giving some exercises or devices to patients. As in other medical treatment modalities, tools must not be regarded as goals.  General philosophy and methodology of voice therapy will be reviewed in !his section.

03 May 2019, Friday


Good morning music
Elif Şahin Orhon, Ahmetcan Manavoğlu


The Smith Accent Method for Speech and Voice Therapy Nasser Kotby
Moderator: Tadeus Nawka

The principles of behavior readjustment voice therapy are presented. The fundamentals of the Accent method are outlined. These include: (1) Ab­ dominodiaphragmatic breathing, (2) Accentuated rhythmic vowel play (phonation), going on to articulation (speech), (3) Body and arm movements. The stage of transfer of the newly acquired healthy vocal technics to connected speech is stressed. Three basic components of the accent exercises are; breathing, phonatory and movement exercises. The theoretical background of the accent exercises is discussed. An outline of the practical clinical approaches to the various phases of the therapy program is presented and practiced. The facilitatory tools of the Accent exercise are explained and demonstrated. Guidelines to the weaning of the patient and the termination of the therapy program are recommended. A follow up program is suggested. Finally, the efficacy of the Smith Accent Method is discussed.


LaxVox and DoctorVox Voice Therapy: llter Denizoglu
Moderator: Josef Schlömicher-Thier

DoctorVox Voice Therapy Technique (DVT) is a multidimensional (Action plan, exercise, monitorization) and multilevel (Preset- Exploration- Development- Adaptation) treatment strategy. Based on Sihvo's LaxVox Method, SOVT (Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract) exercises combined with artificial elongation of the vocal tract are the main physical tools in DVT. in the first part, theoretical perspectives will be explained. Acoustic, aerodynamic and bio mechanical mechanisms will be reviewed and cellular mechanotransduction will be discussed in detail. Patient samples (before- during-after) and algorithms for different voice disorders are going to be demonstrated. Participants will be able to practice DVT exercises by themselves in the second part with detailed demonstrations.

17.00-18.00 General Assembly of Union of the European Phoniatricians

04th May 2019, Saturday


Good morning music
Fırat Akyol, Mehmet Ayhan


Resonant Voice Therapy:
Katrin Neuman, Fatih Ogut (Moderator: Gursel Dursun)

Resonant voice therapy methods aim to increase vocal efficiency with a safe and effective voice use. Two modifications in resonant voice therapy will be demonstrated. In order to increase the effectiveness of conventional voice therapies by applying intensive, manualized procedures and standardized assessment protocols, the REFOC (Resonance—Forward placement—Computer feedback) voice therapy has been developed in a Spanish-German research project. It has been proven to be useful for muscle tension dysphonia, organic voice disorders (e.g. vocal fold paralysis and scare-related dysphonia). It includes the following elements: a 10-day intensive training, performed in small groups, which aims predominantly on an Improvement of resonance and 'placement, and a computer-feedback-based home training. The course will inform the participant about the therapy concept and demonstrate practical exercises. In Ege University, a quarter-century practice of a resonant therapy modification has been being used. It includes four steps: At the first step, vocal hygiene, stretching, chewing and abdominodiaphragmatic respiration exercises take place. Second step is dedicated to therapy to catch the normal lip resonance of /föf/, /sös/, /söm/, /möm/ sounds. At the third step, normal nasal resonance of /mum/ /mu/, /u/ sounds. The resonant phonation is then transferred into conversation at the fourth step.


Singing voice therapy:
Reinaldo Yazaki (Moderator: Kristel Kalling)

Singing voice therapy is an advanced voice therapy approach and needs a broad understanding of the singer. Biomovements are the key elements for the different mechanical adjustments in voice production, determining its ease or handicap especially in professional vocal performance. These movements can be observed and, thus, diagnosed even by means of simple nasolaryngoscopy. In this section, practical solutions for frequent problems of professional vocal performers will be demonstrated. Prescription of vocal exercise modalities based in tailoring it adequately to each different condition will be exemplified and discussed. This 'problem-exercise-result' approach will open a different approach to participants for singing voice therapy.


Biofeedback Voice Therapy:
M.Akif Kilic (Moderator: Ahmed Geneid)

Biofeedback, a major factor for motor learning may be quite effective for various voice disorders. The use of the biofeedback as a voice therapy tool became simpler by easy access to related software. It may be a primary method which can be used alone or a secondary application to a certain voice therapy technique. In the first part of this instructional course, a general information about the technique will be given, and basic biofeed- back voice therapy techniques will be demonstrated. In the second part, the participants will have the opportunity to practice. (It is recommended to bring your own laptop and a simple computer microphone which is available in any technology shop. The software will be provided.


Brain-storming: Hands-on discussion and comments with coffee
All speakers (Moderator: Rodica Muresan)

No question is simple: instead of leaving with questions in mind; participants of the 4th EAP Course will have time to discuss every detail with the pre- senters. Theory or practice; they will not only ask but assert new solutions for clinical applications of voice therapy.

17.00-18.00 General Assembly of European Academy of Phoniatrics

Opera Night

L'elisir d'amore

L'elisir d'amore is a comic opera in two acts by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti. Felice Romani wrote the Italian libretto, after Eugène Scribe's libretto for Daniel Auber's Le philtre. The opera premiered on 12 May 1832 at the Teatro della Canobbiana in Milan.

Reservation required. Please save your seat at eap2019@topkon.com

05th May 2019, Sunday

07.30-08.30 Alliance meeting of EAP and UEP Boards

Optional Social Program


The ancient city of Ephesus is one of the most important ancient cities in the world. During the Roman Empire, with a population of 250 thousand and the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the world, it was a city that people wished to see not only today but also in that period. It was one of the most important trade centers of the ancient world thanks to its sheltered port and many commercial vessels that could enter at the same time.

After Jesus' crucifixion in Jerusalem, Virgin Mary, who came to Ephesus together with John and spent her last years on Bülbül Mountain, made Ephesus reputation as famous. The ancient city of Ephesus, which hosts 3 million visitors a year, has been excavated by the Austrian Archaeological Institute and Turkish archaeologists for 130 years.


09:00 Departure from hotel to Ephesus
11:00 Arrival and visit to the House of Virgin Mary
11:30 Heading to the ancient city of Ephesus
11:45 Ancient City of Ephesus visit
13:30 Lunch at Seven Sages
15:00 Visit to Ephesus Archeology Museum in Selcuk
16:15 Visiting the ruins of the temple of Artemis
17:00 Departure to Izmir
18:00 Arrival in Izmir

Services included in the price:
• Transportation by Minibus
• Entrance fees of Ancient city of Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary
• Professional English Guidance Service
• Special Lunch Menu
• 1 glass of beverage during lunch (Non-alcoholic soft drinks & beer & wine)

PRICE per person: 120 Euro (V.A.T. included)