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Webinar Recording: Pain & Dysphagia


Originally Broadcast Live on July 26, 2018

Webinar Description:  


The objective of this course is to provide the participant with a clearer understanding of how dysphagia and pain are often intertwined within complex medical conditions.
  • The learner will have a better understanding of the challenges associated with managing severe/chronic pain in individuals with co-existing dysphagia.
  •  The learner will become familiar with a new patient reported outcome tool specific to pill dysphagia as well as the clinical presentation and consequences of pill-induced esophagitis
  • The learner will describe dysphagia-specific sequelae associated with ACDF surgeries performed to manage/treat chronic pain
  • The learner will demonstrate awareness of the role of Gabapentin and other novel modalities to treat pain in patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer


No ASHA CEUs are offered for this webinar.


Meet the Presenter: 

Liza Blumenfeld, BCS-S, CCC-SLP, Liza currently works as the Co-Director of the UCSD Moores Head and Neck Cancer Center and UCSD Voice and Swallowing Center. She is a board-certified swallowing disorders specialist whose therapeutic approach integrates science and technology within a multidisciplinary care model. Liza has served in rehabilitation leadership since 1996, providing both therapeutic services and administrative oversight of clinical programs. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, she was manager of speech-language pathology, audiology and motility at the Center for Voice and Swallowing at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, where she was recognized for transforming the center into a thriving regional center of excellence. Blumenfeld also is a national instructor to speech-language pathologists on transnasal endoscopy technique and interpretation.


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.