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Sep 20, 2024

7th Head and Neck Cancer Symposium for the Advanced Practitioner

7th Head and Neck Cancer Symposium for the Advanced Practitioner

Chicago, IL

Join us for an innovative and comprehensive program to empower seasoned professionals to overcome the unique challenges of caring for head and neck cancer patients. It will take you on a transformative journey that spotlights a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitating these special patients.

This course addresses the challenges experienced practitioners face in caring for head and neck cancer patients. It highlights an interdisciplinary approach to their rehabilitation. The course covers cutting-edge conservation, surgical, and nonsurgical treatments, along with corresponding functional outcomes and evidence-based interventions, providing a comprehensive overview of optimal patient care.

In-depth sessions will include topics about:
- Optimizing Treatment Approaches for Functional Recovery
- Therapeutic Strategies in Head and Neck Cancer Management
- Swallowing Protocols and Documentation for Head and Neck Cancer Patients
- Holistic Approaches to Patient Care
- Advancing Patient-Centered Care
- Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

The Advanced Course tuition of $475 (before August 1, $525 beginning August 1) includes breaks and lunches during course hours.

Advanced Clinical and Surgical Approaches to Management of Total Laryngectomy
September 19, 2024 | 2:00 pm-5:30 pm CT

This workshop aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of patient-centric factors that influence care planning for individuals who have undergone a total laryngectomy. It will highlight the critical considerations from various institutions and emphasize the importance of an interdisciplinary approach in driving treatment decisions.

Space is limited! Application has been made to ASHA to offer CEUs for the Pre-course Workshop.

Registration for the optional Pre-course Workshop is an additional $99. You must be registered to attend the full course to be eligible for the Pre-course Workshop.

Jun 1, 2024

ABSSD Adult Summer Series 2024



This online webinar will focus on assessment and intervention of dysphagia in adults and will provide in-depth knowledge and practical information for day-to-day clinical use. From technical analysis of instrumental swallowing studies to optimization of dysphagia rehabilitation, this course will offer strategies for the novice and experienced dysphagia clinician to elevate their practice. Join these expert clinician scientists as they discuss contemporary tools and techniques such as biofeedback driven treatment and cough training. This is THE course for clinicians looking to find evidence-based strategies to integrate into their clinical practice.

This adult course includes 4 one-hour recorded presentations that participants can view on-demand and 1 one-hour live Q&A session with all speakers that will be held on Thursday, July 11 from 7:00-8:00 pm, Central. Attendees must participate in all aspects of this course to be eligible for continuing education credits. Note: A recording of the live Q&A will be available in case you can't tune in live.

Presentation speakers/topics:

After Intubation: Case Studies and Lessons from the ICU
Speaker: Dr. Martin Brodsky

Considerations for Dysphagia Treatment of Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy (OPMD) in the Home
Speaker: Meredith Grant Kinne, MA, CCC-SLP

Dysphagia Treatment in the Rehabilitation Setting
Speaker: Mary Nader, SLPD, CCC-SLP

Dysphagia and Lymphedema: Complex Case Studies
Speaker: Brad Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, CLT

Sep 22, 2024

Catherine Shaker Seminars: Pediatric Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Studies (9/22)

Morristown Medical Center

Morristown, NJ

Pediatric Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Studies: From Physiology to Analysis
Instructor: Catherine Shaker

Evolution of physiology from infancy forward. Critical information for conducting and interpreting pediatric swallow studies and problem-solving at each juncture. Learn how to look beyond aspiration and appreciate the entire swallow pathway and its potential for compensations and maladaptations in relation to co-morbidities. Procedures in preparation for and during the study that are most common across the US. Recommendations and optional treatment modalities specific to pediatrics will be highlighted. Heavily infused with research evidence-base. Videos of normal swallowing and typical radiographic swallowing problems will be shown. Case scenarios, and real-life examples discussed. Leave with a new appreciation for the essential current perspectives and the importance of problem-solving each infant/child and his unique presentation. Learn strategies to enhance MD understanding, buy-in and support from a clinician “in the trenches.” Looking at the evidence-base, the big picture for that infant/child, and use of critical reflective thinking, not a cookbook approach.

This course is offered for .65 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area) 6.5 contact hours

Sep 20, 2024

Catherine Shaker Seminars: Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding - The Essentials (9/20-21)

Morristown Medical Center

Morristown, NJ

Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding: The Essentials
Instructors: Catherine Shaker, Theresa Gager

Comprehensive 2-days covering assessment and treatment of swallowing/oral-motor/feeding from a problem-solving perspective. Neonates through school age. Current approaches, evidence-base. Case studies. Videos to enhance learning. Essential skills for pediatric practice and problem-solving complex cases. Perfect for adult therapists moving to pediatrics. Multiple learning levels for both highly experienced therapists and new grads! This will change your practice.

This course is offered for 1.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area) 13 contact hours

Sep 23, 2024

Catherine Shaker Seminars: Advanced Infant and Pediatric Dysphagia (9/23-24)

Morristown Medical Center

Morristown, NJ

Advanced Infant/Pediatric Dysphagia: Problem-Solving Complex Patients and Practice Challenges
Instructor: Catherine Shaker

Two days of learning along with a master clinician. This timely interactive seminar will bring you essential information to enhance your effectiveness as a specialist in pediatric swallowing and feeding and a sought-after member of your team. Correlating clinical data, co-morbidities (airway/GI/nutrition/neurologic/oral motor/sensory), and the infant/child’s behaviors is at the heart of completing a good differential. Apply critical problem-solving skills to complex clinical diagnoses and their interactions, for NICU infants through school-aged children. Latest research evidence-base. Explore hot topics in dysphagia (e.g., thickening, NMES, swallow studies, tongue tie) practice issues, therapist-physician relationships. Discuss your challenging patients. Perfect for both the novice to take it all in, and for the experienced clinician searching for an advanced level of problem-solving for complex cases and professional issues. Attendees are encouraged to bring at least one case study to share with the group for problem-solving!

This course is offered for 1.3 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Professional area) 13 contact hours

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