CV Mette Pedersen


Summary of qualifications

1997 Thesis title: biological development and the normal voice in puberty, Gentofte University hospital ENT Dpt. lead by prof. M.Tos and Oulu University, Phoniatrics, Finland
1975 Ear-Nose-Throat specialist Copenhagen
1965 Medical final university examination, Copenhagen



1998- The first paragraph 3 special contract with the Copenhagen Healthcare System for stroboscopy and voice diagnostics of voice disorders.
1983- Ear-Nose-Throat practice and Phoniatric practice, the Medical Center, Østergade 18
1977-83 Ear-Nose-Throat practice, Strandgade 21 Christianshavn, Copenhagen Denmark
1965-76 Appointed at hospitals in Denmark and foreign countries leading to the qualification as a specialist in ear-nose-throat disorders and work as a phoniatrician.
1975-85 Appointed Laryngologist consultant Bispebjerg and Hvidovre Hospitals, and the Copenhagen School Systems


Education, teaching and representation

1973 Course in statistics, the Danish Medical Union
1974-79 External examinator at the education of speech therapists at University of Copenhagen
1974 Course in work associated medical disorders, the Danish Medical Union
1973-83 Secretary in the Danish phoniatric society
1975 Course in management and administration, the Danish Medical Union
1976 Course of voice disorders, Karolinska Institution, Stockholm, Sweden
1980 Course of medical research, University of Århus, Denmark
1982 Course of laboratory electronics, University of Århus, Denmark
1983 Teacher at course in phoniatrics, the Danish society for phoniatrics, logopedics
1983-86 Head of the Danish phoniatric society
1983-93 Member of the European phoniatric union (UEP), working group for electroglottgraphy, by invitation
1984 International workshop on phoniatrics, Torino, Italy
1986- Danish representative in the European, East and West, Phoniatric Union, by invitation.
1990 Course in language science, University of Lund, Sweden
1997 Leader of course in allergology for ear-nose-throat specialists, University hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen
1998-99 Course Cochrane protocols and reviews, University of Oxford
1999 UK Cochrane Centre: Developing a Protocol for a Review, Radchliffe Hospital Oxford
2000 Leader of the first voice laboratory in clinical praxis in Denmark
2002-08 Initiator the VONOD group, 3 meetings in Copenhagen and two at the Univ. College London, thereafter Copenhagen 2004, London 2005
2003-04 Courses of computerised stroboscopy and surgical treatment of benign vocal neoplasms, based on computerised stroboscopy, Professor Cornut
2003 Laryngograph: One-day voice workshop at the City Hospital Birmingham
2003 Course of neurophysiologically related voice disorders,Professor Wellens
2004 Course of statistics, Nordic Cochrane group, Professor Douglas Altman
2004 EUFOS Congress Courses: Videolaryngo- Stroboscopy And Phonetography - Basic Tools.
2004 Early Diagnosis of Voice Disorders Using the Combination of Video-Kymogaphy and Videostroboscopy. Arytenoid Adduction: Alpha to Omega! How's that?, Eufos Congress Courses
2004 Rhodos, EUFOS: Leader of symposium on evidence based research of vocal nodules
2004 Rhodos, EUFOS: moderator instructional course: Child Dysphonia
2005 European helicobacter study group: Course in esophagus measurement, World Conference on Gastroenterology
2005 Esophageal Impedance Manometry & Impedance pH, course in esophagus measurement, World Conference on Gastroenterology
2005 Wiener Gesangswissenscaftliche Tagungen
2005 Roundtable: IFOS XVIII Congress - Rhinology and Allergy - Therapeutical Challenges in A.O.M.
2005 Roundtable: IFOS XVIII Congress - Otology and Skull Base research of laryngeal remobilasation for bilateral paralysis
2006 Orlando international electronic symposium on knowledge communication and peer reviewing
2006 Austrian Voice Institute VIIth International Voice Symposium
2006 Heidelberg: der 23. Wissenschaftlichen Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Phoniatrie und Pädaudiologie
2006 Evidenz in der Gesang-Forschung XVIII. Bundesverband Deutscher Gesangspädagogen (BDG)-Jahreskongress Kassel 2006
2006 Orlando, Evidence based research in verbal communication including singing
2007 European Conference of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head Neck: Schlömicher-Thier J, Weikert M, Vocal fold augmentation with Bioplastique material. Friedrich G. Clinical application of different laryngoplasty techniques.
2007-10 COST action group 2103 on advanced voice assessment, Danish representative
2007 XVI Pacific Voice Conference, PVSF/UCLA VOice Conference, Los Angeles, CA, by invitation
2007 European Conference of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head & Neck. Evidence based larynx voice assessment. Instruction course
2007 12th Congress of the International Rhinological Society, Venice
2007 5th International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications, Firenze
2008 International conference on advances in laryngeal biophysiology. Madison, United States, by invitation
2008 Tampere summer school Finland, advanced voice assessment, by invitation
2008 Advances in quantitative laryngology. Voice and Speech research, AQL Stockholm
2008 Performing arts medicine. From prophylaxis to treatment Italy Agrigento (Sicily), Italy. By invitation.
2009 Chair Session. Spastic dysphonia, Pacific voice symposium 2009 LA USA
2009 British Voice Association's conference "Seeing and Hearing Voice: Perception - Analysis - Imaging"
2009 Advanced Voice Function Assessment International Workshop XIX IFOS Conference Brazil
2009 Interspeech, Brighton UK, Co. Chair special session, advanced voice assessment
2009 Schweizer Musik Symposium, Luzern - Switzerland
2009 MAVEBA, Firenze
2009 1st meeting of the European Academy of ORL-HNS in Collaboration with EUFOS 2009 Mannheim, Germany
2009 Speech Therapists Meeting Copenhagen
2010 In the Board of Bioengineering Applications in Performing Arts and Entertainment Industry (BAIPAEI)
2010- Danish Representative of PHONOSCOPE: Voice-Speech- Swallowing Clinics in Head and Neck Practice. The Official Journal of the Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation
2010 Danish Representative for 29th International Society for Music Education (ISME) World Conference
2010 Instruction Course on the clinical use of high speed film, Erlangen, Germany
2010 The PAMCOSF Winter Seminar:Trauma in Vocal and Piano Performances, UCLA, by invitation
2010 8th World Congress on Brain Injury, Washington DC
2010 18th Annual PVSF/UCLA Pacific Voice Conference, Los Angeles
2010 The Voice Foundation’s Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2010 The 7th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
2010 International Society for Music Education World Conference, Beijing, China
2010 Anspi 2nd Medical International Convention, Performing Arts Medicine, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy. By invitation.
2011 Bioengineering Applications in Performing Arts and Entertainment Industry Conference, Santa Clara, CA
2011 Conference. Union of European singing teachers Detmold, Germany.
2011 AVFA Advanced Voice Function Assessment, Frankfurt, Germany
2011 CoMeT Collegium Medicorum Theatri Annual Meeting, Frankfurt, Germany
2011 European Association of Music Education, Gdansk Poland
2011 XXVIth Congress of Union of European Phoniatricians, Lund Sweden
2012 SPIE Conference 8207C - Optical Imaging, Therapeutics, and Advanced Technology in Head and Neck Surgery and Otolaryngology, San Francisco, USA
2012 Laser 2012. American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) Conference, invited speaker
2012 European Laryngological Society Conference, invited session Union of European phoniatricians
2012 Internatiol Society for Music Education in Thessaloniki
2012 The 8th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics Erlangen
2012 Tutorial on Laryngopharyngeal Reflux, International Conference and Exhibition on Otolaryngology, by invitation, OMICS Group Conferences, Chicago, USA
2012 Using Complete Voice Technique in singing and speaking, British Voice Association, Nottingham, UK
2012 Presentation. Pharmacogenetics and Voice - The 5th International World Voice Congress, Luxor Egypt. By invitation.
2013 Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Study and review, Pharmacogenetics and voice, 21st Annual Pacific Voice Foundatation/ University of California, Los Angeles Voice Conference, Los Angeles, USA
2013 World of Photonics Congress, Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics, 13-14 May, München, Germany
2013 Workshop on Genetics at the 2nd meeting of European Academy of ORL and Head & Neck Surgery, Nice, France
2013 25 Jahre Bundesverband Deutscher Gesangspädagogen, Meinz, Germany
2013 Presentations by invitation at 20th International Federation of Oto-rhino-laryngological Societies (IFOS) World Congress, Seoul, South Korea: New frontiers in Laryngology, title: Pharmacogenetics and voice related personalized medicine.
2013 Pacific Voice Conference, by invitation. Updates on Techniques for Laryngeal Imaging: Advanced scanning in laryngology part 1+2 Contemporary Evaluation of Dysphonia: What we can learn about dystonia from high speed digital imaging (HSDI) of the glottis.
2013 First Assembly of the European Academy of Phoniatrics, University Hospital, Aachen, Germany.
2013 European Association for Predictive, Preventive & Personalised Medicine World Congress, Bruxelles, Belgium
2013 3rd Congress of Dysphagia - Diagnosis and Treatment, a multidisciplinary challenge, Malmö, Sweden
2013 12th Annual London MDT Head & Neck Imaging Course, Northwick Hospital, Great Britain
2013 Target Meetings 2nd World Clinical Diagnostics Online Conference
2014 SPIE Photonics West BiOS, LASER, San Francisco, USA
2014 Royal Society of Medicine, Genomes in the clinic, London, United Kingdom 
2014 XXII Annual Pacific Voice Conference (East), Technology in Voice & Speech Services, Krakow, Poland. Presentation by invitation.
2014 Royal Society of Medicine, Music and the brain, London, United Kingdom
2014 Board Member, ShapeOCT Meeting, Institute of Photonics, Danish Technical University, Lyngby, Denmark
2014 OCT meeting, Technische Universität Dresden, Medizinisch Theoretisches Zentrum, Dresden, Germany
2014 XXVI. Jahreskongress des Bundesverband Deutscher Gesangpädagogen, Dresden, Germany
2014 Editorial contributor, Board Member, Advances in Cellular and Molecular Otolaryngology 
2014 Dansk Selskab for Otolaryngologi, hoved- og halskirurgi's efteruddannelseskursus 
2014 Research Professor of International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England
2014 XXVII Congress of the Union of the European Phoniatricians, Chair Function, Moscow, by invitation.
2014 16th Annual Course and Conference on Voice & Disorders and Singers, Wien
2015 Photonics West, SPIE BiOS, Optical Imaging, Therapeutics, and Advanced Technology in Head and Neck Surgery and Otolaryngology 6-9/3, San Francisco, USA
2015 High table by invitation 7th of March, Christchurch, Oxford
2015 Danish representative at 1st European Academy of Phoniatrics Course, 1-3 of May, Brussels. Responsibility: Evaluation of recommended published literature. Download Proposal for the Library of European Academy of Phoniatrics
2015 Kick-off meeting ShapeOCT, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen
2015 11th International Conference in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech Research (AQL), London UK
2015 10th Pacific Symposium on Flow Visualization and Image Processing, Naples Italy
2015 Editorial Board Member of Jacobs Journal of Otolaryngology
2015 Honored Professor of Medicine, International Bibliographical Centre, Cambridge
2015 The 7th Scientific Meeting of the Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics and Intervention Society, London, UK.
2015 Editorial Board Member of Interventional Pediatrics & Research (IPDR)
2016 Editorial Board Member of Journal of Community, Medicine and Health Care
2016 DTU Optical Coherence Board Meeting, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, Lyngby, Denmark
2016 Vestibulary rehabilitation, Meeting by Danish Hearing association, Interacustics, Middelfart, Denmark
2016 Mid-European Workshop by European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, Berlin, Germany
2016 Yearly Congress of Bundesverband Deutscher Gesangpädagogen (BDG), Hannover, Germany
2016 Participation at: Interdiscliplinary Symposium, Music Performance, Art and Neuroscience in Dialogue, Tübingen
2016 14th Biennial Phonosurgery Symposium, Fluno Center, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
2016 Presenter at Board Meeting of ShapeOCT, DTU, Lyngby, Denmark
2016 Stimmerkrankungen bei Schauspielern und Sängern, Vienna, Austria
2017 Editorial Board Membership, Journal of Otolaryngology: Research
2017 Chair and Presenter at World Phonocon 2017, New Delhi, India
2017 Presenter at IFOS 2017, Paris, France
2017 Presenter at 10th American Pediatrics Healthcare & Pediatric Infectious Diseases Congress 2017, Toronto, Canada
2017 Presenter at 4th Congress of European Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Barcelona, Spain
2017 President, Presenter and Chair at the Eight Annual COST2103 Voice Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017 President, Presenter and Chair at the Seventh World Voice Consortium Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark
2018 HØPA Yearly meeting, Doctors danish association for hearing aids, Nyborg, Denmark.
2018 Board meeting, ShapeOCT, Optical Coherence Tomography meeting, Danish Technical University
2018 Capital Region meeting of Articificial Intelligence, Copenhagen.
2018 Symposium on Phoniatrics: Communication (voice, speech, language, hearing) & Swallowing. Ghent, Belgium.
2019 European Academy of Phoniatricians, 4th Course on Voice Therapy. Izmir, Turkey.

ShapeOCT. University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom.


AQL Conference, McGill University, Montreal, Canada


World of Photonics, Munchen, Germany


ShapeOCT Final Meeting, Danish Technical University, Lyngby, Denmark


Excellence in Pediatrics, Copenhagen, Denmark


Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA), Florence, Italy

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Musical education

The Repertoire
Singing Mühlerlieder and Wintereise (Schubert) Dichterliebe (Schumann) Vier ernste Gesänge (Brahms) Verdi, Mozart, R. Strauss-aries
Piano Beethoven sonater, Bach pieces, incl. Italian concert. Schumann Kinderscenen a.o.
1954-57 Permanent soloist in the High school choir
1957-65 Jolanda Rodio; private song education
1975-80 Karen Heerup; private song education Numerous master classes
1949-57 Private piano lessons, E. Munk
1958-61 Private piano lessons, Teddy Teirup
1999- Salzburger Festspiele, Austria
2014- Bayreuther Festspiele, Wagner Festival, Germany


Professional occupation in Laryngology

1975-79 Bispebjerg hospital, consultant Laryngologist
1974-85 Copenhagen Singing School, Skt. Annae Gymnasium, consultant Laryngologist
1978-89 Hvidovre Hospital, consultant Laryngologist
1981-85 Copenhagen school systems, consultant Laryngologist
2006-10 Nomination Danish delegate COST-action 2103, Advanced Voice Assessment.
- And others.


Professional memberships:

1976- The Danish medical union, union of ear-nose-throat specialists
1976- By invitation, Danish representative, the Union of European Phoniatricians
1998- The English Royal Society of Medicin (FRSM)
1990- By invitation, Bundesverband Deutscher Gesangpädagogen and others
2005-10 Membership of Indexcopernicus
2007- International Biographical Society, DDG MOIF, HonDG, HonMA, HonDL.
2011- Honorary Member of Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation
2012-2014 Member of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
2016- Member of Dansk Vokalforening


Foundations and prizes:

1973 P Carl Pedersens Fond, electroglottograph and oscilloscope
1974-76 Copenhagen School System, stroboscope, computer, frequency analyser, intensity measurement set-up, sound treated room and software
1988 Schering-Plough. Phonetograph and statistical analysis
1980-85 The Danish Medical Science travel grands
1997 The Finnish phoniatric society prize
1997 Ernst and Young, registrar Kurt Rasmussen
2005- Great Mind of the 21st Century (2005/2006) - due to significant accomplishments within, and mastery of: Voice Research
2006- Marquis Who is Who in the World
2006- 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century
2006- The American Biographical Institute, Outstanding Female Executive, Medical Voice Disorders
2006- United Cultural Convention, Cambridge, Lifetime Achievement Award, Excellence in Voice Research
2006- Who is Who in Science and Engineering
2006-07 The International Biographical Centre Campbridge Leading Health Professionals of the world
2006-07 International Biographical Centre Campbridge, Diploma of Achievement in Voice research 34 of 100
2007 The Yorker International University, Honorary Doctorate, June 24, Palazzo Borghese, Florence Italy
2007 International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, The Cambridge Blue Book
2007 International Biographical Centre Cambridge, Order of International Ambassadors and International Fellowship
2007 International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, Assistant of the Deputy Director General
2009 Gold medal for Denmark, American Biographical Institute Inc. ABI, USA
2009 Hall of Fame, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England
2010 Accomplished Leader of Influence, American Biographical Institute, ABI Inc., USA
2010 Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation Award, For Significant Contribution to Voice Care and Science in Denmark
2010 COST 2103 - Advanced Voice Assessment in Europe invited course on: Logopedics in the USA and EU
2010 COST 2103 - Advanced Voice Assessment in Europe invited course on: Spasmodic dysphonia in the USA and EU
2011 Dr. Hans von Leden Life Achievement Award In the Field of Voice Care, XII Annual Pacific Voice Conference
2011 Honorary member of Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation
2012 MD Herbert H. Dedo Award for Enhancing Education in Laryngology and Voice Care
2014 Research Prof. IBC Cambridge, UK
2014 Hon. Prof. of Medicine IBC Cambridge, UK
Danish statistical research assistance (East Danish statistical foundation, Prof. Keiding, the Panum institute), 1980, 1985, 1998, 2002,2003,2004.


Other activities

1967- Original works accepted at Danish and foreign peer reviewed journals
1972- Member and presenter of original works incl. Abstracts at international conferences incl. the European Phoniatric Union, Int. Ass. for Logopedics and Phoniatrics 
Voice Symposium, USA. 
Bundesverband Deutscher Gesangpädagogen, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Phoniatrie und Logopädie.
British Voice Association. 
The European and World conferences in ear-nose-throat disorders.
and the World conferences of phonetics.
1975-2000 Co-work with the firms FJ Electronics and Voice Profile for development of hardware and soft ware for voice analysis
1981- Invited co-worker and organiser at international conferences
1981 Invited to Comet
1986 Invited to The European Union of Phoniatricians Poznan, Poland
1987-88 Invited to Berlin Humbolt University, Germany
1989 Invited to Leipziger Symposium, Germany
1991 Invited to Bundesverband Deutscher Gesangpædagogen, Germany
1993 Invited to The Russian Phoniatric Society. St. Petersburg
1993 Invited to The European Union of Phoniatricians Prag.
1998 Austrian Voice Institute, invited to their yearly conference in Salzburg, Austria.
2004 Invited to Vocal fold physiology and biomechanics world conf. Marseille, France.
2005 Invited to Nordic ORL Congress Island
2005 Invited to Round table in Rome, IFOS, (International Federation of Ear Nose Throat Societies)
2006 Invited to VI International Symposium on Tonsils and Mucosal Barriers of the Upper Airways (VI ISTMB)
2008 & 10 International conference on advances in laryngeal biophysiology, Madison, United States, Wisconin (by invitation)
2013- Co-worker on OCT Beckmann Institute California and DTU Denmark.


Mette Pedersen Award Foundation, Prices on evidence based voice research

2006 Umbreen Yousaf MD. The 5th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics Japan
2008 Krzysztof Izdebski Dr. Management committee meeting of advanced voice assessment Tampere, Finland.
2008 Julie Pedersen. European summer school of advanced voice assessment The 6th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics Tampere, Finland
2008 Julie Pedersen Studies of logopedics San Fransisco with Dr Krzysztof Izdebski
2009 Tanya Vestergaard Pacific Voice Conference Los Angeles, United States.
2009 Krzysztof Izdebski Dr. Interspeech 2009, Brighton UK, advanced voice assessment, special session
2010-16 Yearly price COST Related Symposium Copenhagen, Prof. Krzysztof Izdebski.
2014 Price 2014: Dr. Miriam A. Mosing, Ph.D., Stockholm, Dr. Joseph Schömicher-Thier, Salzburg, Prof. Thomas Murry, Cornell Institute New York, Taran Tatla, Consultant ENT & Head & Neck Surgeon
2016-18 Josipa Bainac, Professional Singer, Vienna.
  and others