VOICE DISORDERS IN CHILDREN - Asst. prof. Lana Kovač Bilić MD, PhD and Ivana Šimić, MA, speech therapist

Scientific program 18.04.2022.

Dear CROSS friends,

We continue on with the announcements of this year’s lectures - this next one being held by Asst. prof. Lana Kovač Bilić, MD, PhD and Ivana Šimić, MA, speech therapist.

Asst. prof. Lana Kovač Bilić graduated from the Classical Gymnasium in Zagreb and the University of Zagreb, Medical school and specialized in otorhinolaryngology, subspecializing in audiology and phoniatrics in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Centre in Zagreb where she currently works. She teaches as an assistant professor at the University of Zagreb, Medical school and the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation of the University of Zagreb and numerous postgraduate programs. She is the author of many chapters on the topic of otorhinolaryngology in various textbooks and books. She's an invited speaker at a number of domestic and international congresses and the author of 34 IM and CC articles. Her specific fields of interest are the diseases and disorders of the ear, voice disorders, pediatric otorhinolaryngology and the diseases of the nose and sinuses related to breathing difficulties. She's fluent in English, French and Italian.

Ivana Šimić was born on December 24th, 1985. After graduating from Nursing School, she attended the University of Applied Health Sciences and completed her program. In 2012, she graduated from the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation in Zagreb, majoring in speech therapy. In 2020, she enrolled in a postgraduate doctoral program 'Disorders of the tongue, speech and hearing' at the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation at the University of Zagreb. In 2020, she was elected as a title associate assistant lecturer on the subject of phoniatrics. She is a mentor to students majoring in speech therapy in the course 'Disorders of the voice II' at the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation at the University of Zagreb and takes part in conducting classes and practical exercises in several different courses. As of 2016, she has been employed at the Department of ENT diseases, Head and Neck Surgery at the University Hospital of Zagreb, where her field of interest is the voice. She has been published as a co-author in a number of scientific and professional articles in journals with international reviews. She is both an active and passive participant at international scientific and professional conferences. She is a member of the Croatian Speech Therapy Association, the Croatian Association of the Tumors of the Head and Neck and the Croatian Audiology and Phoniatrics Association.

CROSS 18 / April 25 - 28, 2023.