The 21st Annual Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) Meeting and Post-Graduate course were held at the Olympic Fairmont Hotel in Seattle Washington and ran for four days beginning on March 13, 2013. It is a meeting of the who’s who (and who will be) in swallowing disorder research and treatment. Days began at 7:00 AM and went into the early evening.
Day one was a Post Graduate course and included almost 30 presenters covering pediatric dysphagia, video fluoroscopic safety, assessment techniques, and much more.
Days two through four focused on research including regenerative medicine, poster session presentations, translational medicine, and an NFOSD patient panel. Day 3 began with a meet your mentor breakfast in a speed dating format. There were about one dozen exhibitor tables: the NFOSD, Swallow Solutions, Nestle, Passy-Muir, and others.