Corporate Sponsors

The National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders does not endorse any of the products whose banners appear on the website. All Corporate Sponsors and Partners are supporters of dysphagia awareness, education, and innovation, and their participation is by no means an endorsement by the NFOSD or its members.

NFOSD greatly appreciates the support of our Corporate Sponsors


MeiraGTx is a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing potentially curative treatments for patients living with serious diseases. We currently have six programs in clinical development including four ocular indications, a salivary gland condition, and a Parkinson’s disease program. Our initial focus on diseases of the eye, salivary gland and central nervous system is based on the significant unmet medical need coupled with the high potential gene therapy has to provide meaningful clinical benefit in these areas.

Website: https://meiragtx.com/


INDICATIONS AND USAGE: VARIBAR® THIN HONEY (barium sulfate) oral suspension, VARIBAR® NECTAR (barium sulfate) oral suspension, and VARIBAR® THIN LIQUID (barium sulfate) for oral suspension, are indicated for use in modified barium swallow examinations to evaluate the oral and pharyngeal function and morphology in adult and pediatric patients. VARIBAR® HONEY (barium sulfate) oral suspension and VARIBAR® PUDDING (barium sulfate) oral paste are indicated for use in modified barium swallow examinations to evaluate the oral and pharyngeal function and morphology in adult and pediatric patients 6 months of age and older.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.. For Oral Administration. This product should not be used in patients with known or suspected perforation of the GI tract, known obstruction of the GI tract, high risk of aspiration, or hypersensitivity to barium sulfate products. Rarely, severe allergic reactions of anaphylactoid nature have been reported following administration of barium sulfate contrast agents. Aspiration may occur during the modified barium swallow examination, monitor the patient for aspiration. Please consult full Prescribing Information for VARIBAR products by clicking HERE. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088

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SimplyThick EasyMix™ produces great tasting, dysphagia friendly beverages in just 30 seconds. SimplyThick EasyMix™ is a food and beverage thickener designed to improve the lives of people living with dysphagia.

Website: https://www.simplythick.com/


CranioRehab specializes in devices for the head, neck, mouth, and jaw. Our patients include those with head & neck cancer, radiation fibrosis, TMJ disorders, clefts, craniofacial disorders, and neurological conditions. We carry products for trismus, xerostomia, mucositis, TMJ dysfunction, post-surgical rehab, dysphagia, and microstomia.When possible, CranioRehab provides insurance billing and we strive to make our products affordable.


Our products include the OraStretch® press, Tongueometer™ System, CryoJaw™ cooler system, Salvate™ oral hydration system, NutriSqueeze™ bottles, SalivaMax™ and Orapeutic™ rinses, Suturesafe® and Dynaclose® strips, and the DynaCleft® positioning system.

Website:  https://www.CranioRehab.com


Passy-Muir is a company respected not only for their quality products for tracheostomized and ventilator-dependent patients, but also for our educational focus on the unique issues and needs of this patient population.

Website: http://www.passy-muir.com/


Clear DysphagiAide® Beverage & Food Thickener has been formulated to help improve the lives of those with dysphagia.  Clear DysphagiAide® is made with xanthan gum and is clear, odorless, and tasteless.  Once made, drinks mixed with Clear DysphagiAide® maintain the same consistency; they will not thicken more over time like corn starch thickeners. Clear DysphagiAide® is also GMO Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Sugar Free, 1 Carb/Serving, and Kosher. 

Website: https://dysphagiaide.org/


“Innovative solutions to unmet challenges”

Athena Bioscience is a specialty pharmaceutical company that seeks to enhance medical options for both healthcare professionals and patients through innovative solutions to unmet challenges.

Website: https://athenabioscience.com/


Northern Speech Services is a leader and trusted source for speech-language pathology continuing education.  We offer over 35 online CEU courses focusing on dysphagia assessment and treatment and we remain committed to offering SLPs the latest on dysphagia research and best practice service delivery.

Website: www.NorthernSpeech.com/CEUs


Endo Education is targeted at swallowing disorder professionals, patients/caregivers, and students. They provide a host of education, menu, products, and other services in support of the dysphagia community.

Website: http://endo-education.com/


The Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) is an international, multidisciplinary research society focused on advancing the science of swallowing. The DRS aims to enhance, encourage and disseminate research pertinent to normal and disordered swallowing and to foster new methodologies and instrumentation in dysphagia research and its clinical applications.

Website: http://www.dysphagiaresearch.org/


CIAO’s mission is to “Save the Therapists!” Through our commitment to taking care of fellow therapists,
Career Improvement & Advancement Opportunities (CIAO) provides local, affordable, quality continuing
education courses that enhance a therapist’s marketability and skills, ultimately benefiting patients.
CIAOs courses and services provide a network that facilitates support – personally, clinically and
professionally. All this, with fun, humor and Southern hospitality!

Website: https://www.ciaoseminars.com/home/