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


MEDCOAT® is an amazing new product that will revolutionize the way we take medications. MEDCOAT® pill coating covers pills and capsules with a coating making them slippery and easy to swallow. The coating also masks the bad taste of pills and gives them a refreshing citrus, strawberry, or cola taste. It’s sugar, soy, and gluten free. The special coating applicator is easy to use and can work on any size shaped pill or capsule.

Website: https://www.medcoatusa.com/


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/


Bracco Imaging is committed to the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of imaging agents and solutions aimed at providing quality solutions in terms of diagnostic efficacy, patient safety and cost effectiveness.

Website: https://imaging.bracco.com/us-en/products/fluoroscopy/varibar


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/


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/


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: http://www.ciaoseminars.com


Clear DysphagiAide® 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. DysphagiAide® is also GMO Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Sugar Free, 1 Carb/Serving, and Kosher. 

Website: https://dysphagiaide.org/


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/