The National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders, with support from Cook Medical, is proud to present the second series of patient-centered webinars on the latest research and information on swallowing disorders. Experts in the field of swallowing disorders will present information on topics such as esophageal dilation, lymphedema, tracheotomies, and more! If you are a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) or know someone with a swallowing disorder, please share this web page with them.
Webinar # 8:
Building a Future that is Easier to Swallow
Dr. Martin Birchall
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Times: 2:00pm EDT (1:00pm CDT, 12:00 pm MDT, 11:00 am PDT), 7:00 PM British Time
Note: This will be the NFOSD’s second webinar involving international presenters. As such, the start time of the webinar is modified. If you need assistance to determine the start time of the webinar in your area, please visit: www.timeanddate.com or email us email@example.com with your city/state/country.
Presentation Description: Dysphagia is an increasing problem worldwide and conventional treatments are not keeping up with the demand for timely and more effective management. An exciting array of new technologies is emerging which will make life very different — in good ways — for those with swallowing difficulties in decades to come. This presentation will discuss some of the most exciting developments with some guesses about the future shape of swallowing rehabilitation.
Presenter: Dr. Martin Birchall, is a Surgeon specializing in the management of disorders of the head and neck, voice and swallowing. Martin, with co-workers at UCL and overseas, developed decellularized biologic airway scaffolds combined with autologous cells and stem cells (either differentiated or undifferentiated), culminating in the world’s first stem cell based organ transplant in an adult (Lancet, 2008, 2014) and in a child (Lancet, 2012). In October, 2010, Martin performed the world’s first combined laryngeal and tracheal transplant with surgeons at the University of California Davis in a Californian woman who is now talking well. He was named Daily Telegraph-Morgan Stanley Briton of the Year for Science and Technology in 2009 and is the first ENT surgeon to be elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences (2011) and the first to be elected NIHR Senior Investigator (2014) and to serve on the UK’s REF exercise. He runs a large multi-million pound transatlantic research programme funded by MRC, CIRM, TSB and NIHR, dedicated to the development of tissue-engineered organ replacements.
Duration: About 45-60 minute presentation & up to 30 minutes of Q&A from participants
Cost: 2016 Members = Free! Click here to open our 2016 membership page and read about our membership benefits.
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The NFOSD is a 501(c)(3) organization with an all-volunteer Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Board. All donations, including membership fees, are tax deductible. Benefits of an annual membership include our “Swallowing Disorders can Affect Anyone” tri-fold brochure (including free mailing in the US), a discount on participation in our patient-oriented dysphagia webinars, access to our Medical Advisory and select Foundation board members on an as-needed basis, and inclusion of your NFOSD support on your resume or CV.
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Medical disclaimer. This Webinar is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for consultation with an appropriate health care professional, as each individual’s medical situation is unique. It is important that you consult with your medical professional (e.g., physician, SLP) before implementing any course of treatment. Experiences that are new to you should be done with the help of a caregiver and when access to emergency medical care is available.
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The NFOSD would like to recognize and thank Cook Medical for their financial support of this Dysphagia Webinar Series.