A Message from the President
Dear Friends and Members of the DRS:
It is my pleasure to introduce the next online case study. The goal of the online case initiative is to educate and foster academic debate and collaboration amongst our members.
The case is that of a 46 year old firefighter with feeding tube dependent oropharyngeal dysphagia secondary to a traumatic brain injury incurred on the job. A portion of the case will be presented and then a forum will be opened up for questions and comments. After 3 days of comments the case will proceed to the next aspect of the work-up and treatment.
As an incentive to participate, all those members who post comments on the case will be entered into a drawing to receive a room upgrade to a suite at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel at the upcoming meeting in Seattle. So post away! In order to be eligible for the drawing, please make your comments by Tuesday, January 1st.
Please click here to access the case.
As you saw a couple of weeks ago, DRS featured Dr. Martin Birchall, one of the World's premier stem cell scientists, as the Speaker Spotlight. It is my pleasure to introduce our 2nd Speaker Spotlight for the 2013 meeting, Dr. Stanley L. Marks. Dr. Marks is the world's authority on canine and feline dysphagia. He will be featured as the Closing Keynote Speaker on Saturday, March 16th.
Peter C. Belafsky, MD, MPH, PhD
2012-2013 DRS President