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From Infants to Adults: Use of a No-Leak Speaking Valve to Improve Communication & Swallowing for Tracheostomy and Ventilator Patients

Open to all Professionals Caring for Patients with Tracheostomy


Dates: January 25-26, 2020 

NYU Langone Health
Tisch Hospital, Smilow Seminar Room
550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

You can choose to sign up for one or both days. Receive a discount for signing up for both days.

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:00am-4:45pm

Foundational Knowledge for Working with Pediatric and Adult Patients Following Tracheostomy

SLPs earn 0.8 ASHA CEUs; Respiratory Therapy and Nursing earn 8 Contact Hours.

Day Two: $119

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020 8:00am-4:45pm

Speaking Valve Use and Dysphagia Management in Adult Patients During Mechanical Ventilation

SLPs earn 0.7 ASHA CEUs, plus 0.1 ASHA CEU for the Ethics session (total of 0.8 ASHA CEUs);
Respiratory Therapy and Nursing earn 8 Contact Hours.

Both Days: $199

Both Days: $199 SLPs earn 1.5 ASHA CEUs for attending both days, plus 0.1 ASHA CEU for the Ethics session (total of 1.6 ASHA CEUs);
Respiratory Therapy and Nursing earn 16 Contact Hours for attending both days.


Parking Information: Specific information regarding parking will be sent in reminder email one week prior to seminar date.

Class Size: Space is limited and registrations will be accepted in the order received.

Handouts will be given at site upon registration and are included in the cost of course.

  • Overview

  • Speakers

  • Agenda Day One

  • Agenda Day Two

  • CEU Information

  • Registration / Cost

  • Download Agenda

March 1, 2020

March 1, 2020 Langmore 2.0 (Advanced) FEES Course @ Mount Sinai

This program is geared toward clinicians who are FEES competent who want to sharpen their scoring and interpretation of FEES exams. A review of technical scoping techniques to achieve optimal view will be covered, and updates in research, protocols, and scoring will be reviewed.  Scoring and interpretation of a number of case studies will be emphasized.  A model that incorporates scoring and interpretation will be introduced, leading to specific treatment recommendations.  Participants will have an opportunity to sharpen their skills by scoring/interpreting recorded FEES exams with course faculty.  Many case studies will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own difficult to score/interpret FEES exams for a more personalized experienced.

Course Instructor:
Becky Scheel has over 20 years of clinical experience as a SLP, and specializes in dysphagia with all age groups in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  She is currently a senior SLP at Massachusetts General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation, and has established FEES programs at two institutions.  She has taught the advanced dysphagia graduate course at Boston University Sargent College and has been involved in both NIH and industry funded clinical research.  Becky has been extensively trained for over a decade by Dr. Langmore to teach her foundation and advanced FEES courses, and has taught FEES courses with Dr. Langmore both nationally and internationally.

0.75 ASHA CEUs are provided to course participants.  These CEUs are at the intermediate level, professional area. 

Mt. Sinai Hospital
Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine
2nd Floor, Seminar Room A
1470 Madison Avenue (between E. 101st St. & E. 102nd St.). 
New York, New York, 10029

$345 per person
Get 10% off ($310.50 per person) if 2-3 people from your institution register [use coupon code MtSinai(2-3) at check out]
Get 20% off ($276.00 per person) if 4+ people from your institution register [use coupon code MtSinai(4+) at check out]

The Mt. Sinai parking garage is located at 1292 Park Ave, New York, NY 10029 (on 99th Street between Park and Madison Avenues). The garage is open 24 hours a day. Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted at two automated parking pay stations. Parking customer service representatives are available to assist 24/7. Call 212-241-5125 to inquire about hourly and daily rates. Metered parking on streets bordering the Mount Sinai campus is also available.

Additional parking options in the surrounding area include:

  • MPG Parking: 6 East 102nd Street, New York, NY, 10029. Located between Madison and 5th Avenues, 212-289-2959

  • Imperial Parking Systems: 1510 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10029. Parking entrance is on 98th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues, 212-289-6257

  • GGMC Parking: 60 East 94th Street, New York, NY 10128. Located between Madison and Park Avenues, 212-369-9304

A number of hotels offer discounts for patients/events associated with Mt. Sinai.  For details click here and scroll down to the "Nearby Hotel Accommodations" section.

San Juan, PR

Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) 2020 Annual Meeting

March 17-20, 2020 


This meeting is designed for a variety of clinicians, researchers, resident physicians, fellows and students from a wide range of disciplines including gastroenterology, neurology, otolaryngology, radiology, speech-language pathology, nutrition, biomedical engineering, dentistry, pediatrics, psychology and basic sciences, who take care of patients with swallowing disorders, including aspiration, and/or conduct research on patients with swallowing disorders. 

Tarrytown, NY

New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2020 Convention

April 30-May 2, 2020 

The New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2020 will be held in Tarrytown, NY. The theme of this years convention: Building Bridges and Crossing Borders: Expanding and Preserving the Boundaries of our Professions. 


This year, Monica Marks (NYCDSG administrator) is the convention chair and Caitlin Saxtein is our Medical Co-Chair. Ms. Saxtein will be sure to ensure a strong medical focus to this years convention. We are promoting topics in the area of supervision, multi-cultural issues, and ethics into each topic/track. 

Earn up to 1.6 of ASHA CEUs (various levels, professional area)

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