Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
8:00am – 3:10pm PST
Course Summary (0.6 CEUs): This comprehensive one-day live streaming dysphagia course is presented by 12 clinical and research swallowing disorder experts. The course begins with a review of the basics of the normal swallowing mechanics, taking neurology and age into consideration. It then moves into evaluation techniques, coping mechanisms, and diet modifications. From there, we move into rehabilitation and address exercises, device-driven options, and biofeedback techniques. It wraps up with surgical options, methods for staying healthy, and a panel discussion on living with dysphagia.
- Participants will identify the anatomy and physiology involved in normal swallowing for children and adults.
- Participants will identify the symptoms, primary etiologies, and pathophysiology of disordered swallowing in children and adults.
- Participants will demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to implement research-supported strategies for instrumental and non-instrumental evaluation of swallowing.
- Participants will demonstrate the ability to devise research-supported treatment plans for specific swallowing impairments, taking into account motivation level, quality of life, cultural, ethical, and moral issues.
Who should attend: This course is geared toward clinicians who care for patients in a skilled nursing facility, clinic, inpatient hospital, or outpatient setting. It is also targeted to provide patients, caregivers, and students entering this field a comprehensive look at the current and emerging state of swallowing disorder assessment and rehabilitation techniques. There are over half a dozen Q&A sessions integrated into the program allowing ample time to answer specific questions you may have regarding all facets of this disorder.
Registration To register for the 2017 NFOSD Online Dysphagia Conference, please click here. Payment is due at time of registration. To receive the early bird discount, you must register by December 31, 2016. Payment can be made using credit/debit card or through a PayPal account. If the cost of this conference is preventative, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a fee reduction.
Cancellation Policy: By registering as an online conference attendee, you agree and adhere to all policies and regulations. You agree to providing payment in full for the amount indicated on the registration form. If for any reason, the meeting must be canceled, management is not liable for any costs other than the pre-paid attendee registration fee. Should you decide to cancel this agreement and withdraw your registration, the refund/cancellation policy is as follows for registered attendees:
Cancellation 30+ days prior to meeting: 75% refund
Cancellation 29-11 days prior to meeting: 50% refund
Cancellation 10 days or less prior to meeting: No refund
This program is offered for 0.6 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Content Disclosure: The content of this online course does not promote or focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service.
The NFOSD would like to recognize and thank the following organizations supporting the NFOSD Online Dysphagia Conference: