The 69th National Congress of the Portuguese Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (SPORL-CCP) took place between May 5th and 8th, 2022, in the city of Porto. The principal investigators of COVOICE-19, Prof. Dr. José Barata (UNINOVA) and Prof. Dr. Clara Capucho (Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental - CHLO) presented the project before the society.
Clara Capucho, an otorhinolaryngologist researcher and head of the CHLO's Speech Unit, gave an interview to the newspaper justNews, where she stated that one of the most common pathologies observed in patients diagnosed with Covid-19 was voice alterations (dysphonia). Thus, the COVOICE-19 project was created, with a multidisciplinary team (including otorhinolaryngologists, infectious disease specialists, radiologists, pulmonologists, speech therapists, computer engineering and artificial intelligence specialists), with the objective of studying the impact of the Covid-19 disease on the patient's respiratory system and voice.
The interview can be found in justNews - Public Hospital (edition May 6, 2022), or at www.justnews.pt.