3rd – 5th September

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EARLY BIRD – 1st July until 31st July
CoMeT members: US$ 100.00 (EUR 84)
Non-CoMeT members: US$ 130.00 (EUR 110)
(only attendance at CoMeT Annual Conference)

From 1st August until Annual Conference CoMeT
CoMeT members: US$120.00 (EUR 101)
Non-CoMeT members: US$150.00 (EUR 126)
(only attendance at CoMeT Annual Conference)

Our speakers present their topics

Speakers with more than one presentation are listed on the day of their first lecture.


R. Eugenia Chávez Calderón M.D.Ph.D. is a specialized medical doctor in phoniatrics and audiology from Mexico City… read more

Prof. Dr. Dirk Mürbe is Professor for Audiology and Phoniatrics and head of the Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin… read more

Abstract (Screening instrumental evaluation in Baroque Choir)

Baroque singing did not receive in scientific literature the same attention paid to Belcanto and Classical singing styles … read full abstract

Born in Milan, where she lives and works, ENT and Phoniatrician, deals with Occupational Medicine and Insurance Medicolegal assessments. Works in prevention and assessment of ENT and Phoniatrics disfunctions: hearing, vestibular, smell and taste losses and voice complaints… read more

atrin Neumann, M.D., is Professor of Phoniatrics and Pedaudiology and otolaryngologist. She is Director of the Dept. of Phoniatrics and Pedaudiology at the University Clinic of Münster, Germany… read more

Assistant Professor and Head of the Phoniatrics Department of Helsinki University Hospital in Finland… read more

Dr. Sanmark is an ENT-specializing doctor and post-doctoral researcher and co-leader in COVID19VATEHY project consortium, which studies … read more

Mrs. Oksanen is an ENT-specializing doctor in Helsinki University Hospital and doctoral researcher in Helsinki University. She came … read more

After studying medicine at Ege University Faculty of Medicine, and otolaryngology head and neck surgery in Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine Otolaryngology department; Dr. Denizoglu decided to pursue a career in phoniatrics… read more

Professor Martin Ashley PhD is currently editor-in-chief of the research journal of the Association of British Choral Directors…read more



The sounds of the human voice are famously expressive, because they exhibit so much variation – across individuals, across the range of the voice and across vocal health status. Hence it is … read full abstract

Since 2003 Sten Ternström is Professor of music acoustics and voice acoustics… read more

Dr. Austin King is in the private practice of head and neck surgery and laryngology in Abilene Texas He is past president of the CoMeT and has a long history of interest in the professional voice and phonosurgery… read more

Abstract (Screening instrumental evaluation in Baroque Choir)

Baroque singing did not receive in scientific literature the same attention paid to Belcanto and Classical singing styles … read full abstract

Silvia Capobianco studied Medicine and Surgery in Pavia (Italy), and she is currently working as a resident doctor in the Audiology and Phoniatrics Department at the Pisa University Hospital (Italy). Her main interests include the care of the artistic voice, voice physiology and equilibrium disorders… read more

Pedro Pestana is a Speech Pathologist and earned his PhD with the thesis about voice disorders in Fado singers. He is from Portugal where he maintains his clinical practice. He is Assistant Professor at the Universidade Fernando Pessoa… read more

  • Teacher for 18 years vocal technique at école d’art lyrique de l’Opéra de Paris,
  • phonetics at the Sorbonne in Paris,
  • musical acoustics at SupTelecom
  • and speechtherapy in the school DUEFO in Pitié-Salepétrière.

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Ofer Amir Ofer Amir is a speech-pathologist and an associate professor at the Department of Communication Disorders, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. His professional… read more


Although conservative voice feminization treatments including medical voice therapy and socio-cultural vocal coaching are essential and  … read full abstract

Markus Hess, MD, is a dedicated otolaryngologist and phoniatrician, subspecializing in laryngology, phonosurgery, and professional voice use. Dr. Hess graduated from University Medical School, Düsseldorf, and Freie Universität, Berlin. Since 1991 board-certified otolaryngologist and since 1995 board-certified phoniatrist. He accepted 1998 a position as full professor at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and Professorship for Phoniatrics… read more

Lucinda Halstead, MD is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery and the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina… read more

Dr. Josef Schlömicher –Thier Josef Schlömicher-Thier was born 1954 in Styria, Austria and started his musical career in 1990 in Graz in the Ensemble of the Opera in Graz in Don Carlos. He started… read more


Jörg Edgar Bohlender is otolaryngologist and phoniatrician, subspecializing in laryngology, phonosurgery, disorders in professional voice users and swallowing disorders… read more


Perceptual evaluation of dysphonia is a basic investigation for the assessment of common dysphonia and for artistic voice problems. The most commonly used methods for … read full abstract

Andrea Ricci-Maccarini works at the E.N.T. Unit of the Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, Head and Neck Department of the AUSL Romagna, Italy, since 1990… read more

Philippe H. DeJonckere, M.D., Ph.D. is ENT-physician / Phoniatrician, certified specialist in Occupational Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine and Forensic Medicine. He is laureate of the Leuven Conservatory (medal of government 1971). He is emeritus full professor of the Utrecht (Nl) University (head of the Institute of Phoniatrics) and honorary guest professor of the universities of Leuven (B) and Lille (F). Currently he is General Coordinator of the Scientific Council at the Federal Agency for Occupational Risks in Brussels (Belgium)… read more


Funcional voice disorders are defined by the absence of organic laryngeal pathology. The diagnosis depends on how complete is the diagnostic process. Traditionally … read full abstract 

Isabel Garcia-Lopez is Otolaryngologist. From the beginning of her career she has always focused in Laryngology and Voice Care. After her specialization in Madrid she expanded her knowledge in Laryngology in the United States as a visitor (Dr. Rosen, UPMC – Dr. Peak Woo, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)… read more

Marco Fantini is an Otolaryngologist and Researcher with a special interest in Vocology and Phonosurgery. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery at Turin University in 2013 and completed a Vocology Master Course at Bologna University in 2014. He has been a clinical fellow in vocology and phonosurgery at Cesena Voice Center (Italy) in 2016 and at Santander Centro de Foniatria y Logopedia (Spain) in 2018. He completed a Residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in december 2018. He is member of The Voice Foundation, Collegium Medicorum Theatri and Union of European Phoniatricians.


Manual therapy was officially born in the second half of the 1900s and deals with the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders, through … read full abstract

After graduating in Osteopathy in 2002 at Istituto Superiore di Osteopatia (ISO) in Milan, and at University of Wales (UK), from 2002 to 2006 she specialized in ENT and Voice disorders through the Professional Programs… read more