“We’re extremely pleased with the progress the BLA has been able to make over the past five years and look forward to an exciting future working together with friends and colleagues - questioning conventional understanding and encouraging the best in research, collaboration and discovery.” 
Martin Birchall, Professor of Laryngology, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital.

The (BLA) British Laryngological Association celebrated its fifth anniversary in November 2017. Addressing the growing need for conversation and collaboration in this critical discipline, the association was founded in 2012 as an outgrowth of its ongoing partnership with ENT UK and today welcomes nearly 300 members from across the spectrum: clinicians, academics, surgeons, speech pathologists, physicians, scientists and students interested in issues relating to the throat and larynx.

Founding members include Profs Martin Birchall and David Howard and Mr Guri Sandhu who remain driving forces behind this vibrant society and receive critical support from a committed board whose members include Past President Professor Janet Wilson, Chadwan Al Yaghchi, Declan Costello, Kate Heathcote, Nick Gibbins, Yukubu Karagama, Sam Majumdar, Julian McGlashan, and Jonathan Fishman, as well as Council members with important ties to allied institutions: Michelle Wyatt (BAPO - British Association of Paediatric Otolaryngology) and Nimesh Patel and John Rubin (BVA - British Voice Association.) The critical contributions of speech and language therapists are represented on the Council by Christella Antoni.

New members are encouraged to join the society and take advantage of a range of benefits including reduced conference fees, access to talking slides, and the opportunity to learn in close collaboration with the top luminaries in this growing field.