SLP Program Spring 2022

Fully Online Program Through Zoom

Monday, February 7, 2022
7:30-9:00 p.m.    

My Past and Present Experiences as a Laryngectomee: Dr. Itzak Brook

Presented by: 
Dr. Itzhak Brook

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department and the Office of Continuing Education at Molloy College are pleased to welcome Dr. Itzhak Brook who will be presenting the topic, " My Past and Present Experiences as a Laryngectomee: Dr. Itzak Brook", on Monday, February 7, 2022. The program is offered for .15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area). A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the session. 

Learning Outcomes
- LO1: Participants will provide a suggestion for client/patient interaction that can be carried over into their SLP practice and/or client interactions 
- LO2: Participants will indicate the risks and challenges of COVID-19 for laryngectomees. 
- LO3: Participants will provide strategies for coping with the risks and challenges of COVID 19 for laryngectomees

Timed Agenda  
7:30- 8:25:         My experiences as a Laryngectomee 

8:25- 8:40:         Coping with the Risks and Challenges of Covid as a Laryngectomee 

8:40 - 9:00:        Q and A with Dr. Brook

About the Speaker:

Dr. Itzhak Brook, a Professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., has a fascinating life story. Born in Israel, he trained as a physician and served in the Six-Day and Yom Kippur Wars. After moving to the United States to pursue his career in medicine, he was diagnosed with cancer of the throat and had his larynx removed. Subsequently, he had to learn new methods of breathing, speaking and eating, among other basic functions.

Despite these difficulties, Dr. Brook persevered and continued in his profession as a medical researcher and university professor, speaking now in a hoarse stage whisper. Having gained more empathy with his patients, he now utilizes his experiences to help others: He wrote a book offering guidance to other survivors of larynx cancer that has been translated into 12 languages.

He is the past chairman of the Anti-infective Drug Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration. He has done extensive research on anaerobic and respiratory tract infections, anthrax, and infections following exposure to ionizing radiation.

He is the author of six medical textbooks, 128 book chapters and over 750 scientific publications. He is an editor, associate editor and member of the editorial board of several medical journals and the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance. Dr Brook is the recipient of the 2012 J. Conley Medical Ethics Award by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is the author of the books "My Voice, a Physician's Personal Experience with Throat Cancer" and "In the Sands of Sinai: a Physician's Account of the Yom Kippur War."

Speaker Disclosures Relevant Financial Relationships:

Dr. Itzhak Brooks is receiving a speaking fee from Molloy College. Beyond that, Dr. Itzhak Brooks does not have relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Itzhak Brooks does not have relevant non-financial relationships to disclose

Date and Time
The program will take place on Monday, February 7, 2022 from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Online Zoom Information

This program will be conducted as a "live" online course using Zoom. It will be held on the same dates and times as indicated above.   You will be able to take the programs using any type of device that has internet access: PC, Mac, tablet, even a smartphone.   You will receive the Zoom link to join the programs via email within a week of the date of the programs.   If you are not familiar with Zoom please visit the following webpage prior to the course start date on "Joining a Zoom Meeting" at: More detailed information on Zoom can be found on the following link:

Continuing Education Credit: ASHA CEUs

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEU's. (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Tuition Rates:
Regular Registration until January 28: $25
Late Registration after January 28: $30
Molloy Full-Time Students, Faculty and Staff, (Please use your Molloy email address when registering): No Charge
Non-Molloy Students (provide your school email address when registering): $10
Molloy Alumni: $5


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To register by phone, please call 516-323-3550.

Confirmation of your registration will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration.

Refund Policy
A full refund will be granted as long as you contact us one week prior to the start of the program. However, substitutions can be made until the day of the program at no charge.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders Department

Molloy's Communication Sciences and Disorders Department continues to offer a comprehensive undergraduate program in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology and also offers an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. The M.S. program in speech-language pathology at Molloy College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Additionally, our Speech, Language and Hearing Center is located off campus in a new facility and continues to serve the community by providing an array of evaluation and treatment services.

The Speech, Language and Hearing Center is located at 30 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre and continues to serve the community by providing an array of evaluation and treatment services.

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