Originally Broadcast Live on July 26, 2018
Ruth Martin, Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University, will be receiving the Vanguard Awards Innovator of the Year honor from WORLDiscoveries for commercialization and entrepreneurship involved in developing the Abilex Oral Motor Exerciser, a device designed to exercise and strengthen the jaw, tongue and mouth for people who have difficulty swallowing.
Dysphagia in the Research: By performing a systematic review of the literature and meta-analyses, researchers Attrill et al. investigated the impact of oropharyngeal dysphagia on the healthcare system in regards to length of stay and cost, which was published in August 2018. They systematically searched 8 databases using a standardized approach for relevant articles reporting on oropharyngeal dysphagia attributable to inpatient length of stay and healthcare costs through June 2016. continue reading →
Meet our 2018 Faces of Dysphagia
June is recognized as National Dysphagia Awareness Month. The following photos show our brave volunteers: patients, families, and caregivers who don’t let dysphagia hold them back.
Thank you to our volunteers and generous donors who sponsored our social media campaign to help raise funds for dysphagia advocacy, support, education, and research!