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King Saud UniversityRepresentatives of King Saud University’s Research Chair of Voice and Swallowing Disorders (RCVASD) took part in Kuwait’s first international otolaryngology (ENT) conference conducted by  Kuwaiti Ministry of Health in early December of 2012.

The event was attended by experts and directors of ENT (ear, nose and throat) units from the Arab world, North America and Europe.

The RCVASD took part in many presentations and workshops, earning acclaim from conference participants and organizers.

Dr. Khalid Al-Malki, RCVASD supervisor and head of the Communication and Swallowing Disorders Unit at King Abdulaziz University Hospitals, directed two workshops on:

  • Laryngostroboscopy, using advanced stroboscopic imaging. (A stroboscope is a metal instrument approximately the diameter of an index finger and 10 inches long.)
  • Vocal training

He also gave a lecture on measuring acid reflux.

Dr. Tamer A. Mesallam, swallowing and speech associate professor and a member of the chair’s scientific team, lectured on:

  • Throat imagery by high-speed camera
  • Current practices in treating acid reflux
  • The most recent functional vocal training techniques

KSU’s Research Chair of Voice and Swallowing Disorders, founded in October 2009, is the leading scientific and research center in the Middle East for voice and swallowing disorders.

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