Track 10: AAMS Congress (Academy of Applied Myofunctional Scientists) 
Usefulness of Simplified Tongue-tie Score in Decision Making for Surgery:
Lecture Description


  Yasuo Ito, MD, PhD 

Dr. Yasuo Ito was born January 7, 1944. In 1968, he graduated from Keio University School of Medicine.

During the years of 1968 to 1969 Dr. Ito interned at Yokosuka US Naval Hospital. In 1979 he was a surgical resident at Keio University.

After Dr. Ito’s surgical residence, he completed a research fellowship with a specialty in Pediatric Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1977, he accepted a job at Tokyo Metropolitan Children’s Hospital as a Staff Surgeon.

After three years as a Staff Surgeon, Dr. Ito started his teaching career.  In 1980 as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Kyorin University School of Medicine. In 1987, he was promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery. In 1992, Dr. Ito became a Professor of Pediatric Surgery. In 2009, Professor of Pediatric Surgery at International University of Health and Welfare. In 2012, Emeritus Professor of Kyorin University School of Medicine.

In 2015, Dr. Ito became the Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Musashino Tokushukai Hospital. Currently in 2019 Dr. Ito is a Pediatric Surgeon at Shin-Yurigaoka General Hospital. 

He received his MD and PhD in 1979. Early into his career in became a Board Certification Instructor of Pediatric Surgery and in 1997 he became a Board-certified Instructor of Surgery.

  Impaired pharyngeal dilator muscle function in OSA: a non-anatomical phenotype for myofunctional therapy
  Lecture Description:  
  Venkata Koka, MD, FRCSEd, DIU
Venkata KOKA a is an otolaryngologist and sleep medicine specialist working as a 
consultant in sleep medicine department in Antoine Beclere Hospital, Clamart, and in his private practice in Paris, France.

He obtained diplomas in Sleep Medicine from Paris XI University, ESRS and WSS.

He is a member of sleep societies including World Sleep Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, European Sleep Research Society and French Sleep Society.

He is actively involved in academics, teaching and research activities in sleep medicine and sleep physiology and also an international speaker in the field of sleep medicine during various courses and workshops.

He Identified a clinical sign ‘EK sign’ in OSA and published in 2015 and a longitudinal study on EK sign in 2017.

  The Effect of Tongue Tie on the Mechanics of Swallow contributing to Aspiration of material into the airway and ongoing respiratory illness in pediatrics 0-3 years:  A Case Review  
  Lecture Description:  
   1. To review the detail of the intrinsic and extrinsic muscles supporting mastication at the oral preparatory and oral phases of the swallow process and how tethered oral tissue can disrupt this process and interfere with hyolaryngeal excursion for effective epiglottic closure during swallow leading to aspiration risk.
2. From a case based perspective to explore how tongue-tie can have a negative effect on wider health of children affecting nutrition, sleeping, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
3. To explore the effects of tongue tie and related health issues in 3 cases aged 0-3 years and how myofunctional therapy was effective in supporting positive change to move from tube feeding to accepting a normal oral diet without airway risk. 
  Katrina Rogers (SLT)
I am a Specialist Speech and Language therapist working as a Consultant in Dysphagia in pediatrics with both children and young adults 0-19 years presenting with poor health and poor respiratory health at the point of referral with undiagnosed dysphagia. I work in the UK for the NHS for Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust and I run my own independent practice, Integrative Therapy Solutions.  I have always worked in an integrated way with a wider team to include physiotherapists occupational therapists and medical colleagues developing my knowledge and skills of anatomy and how the whole body can influence head and neck muscles having an influence over speech sound production, voice and breathing, eating and drinking.
Having trained in Myofunctional Therapy has opened the door for me to look at therapeutic management much more holistically recognizing the relationship of the tongue on craniofacial development, mouth and teeth shape, and how tongue-tie can affect and influence swallow/eating and drinking difficulties, breathing and sleep.  In my work I have driven forwards different ways of working to improve diagnostic techniques to improve accuracy of assessment through video fluoroscopy, SEmg, measuring respiratory pattern accurately defining eating and drinking difficulties so that a patient can access the right treatment with reduced risk to airway.   I am involved in innovating clinical practice through research and recently I won a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship Award with the aim of placing oral structural difficulties relating to tongue-tie and its effects on a wider health agenda across professional groups to inform a working practice model with the aim of changing service delivery in the NHS.

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