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2020 DRS Annual Meeting Webinar Series, Virtual Poster Hall and Exhibit Hall




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The Dysphagia Research Society is pleased to offer the following recordings of the 2020 DRS Annual Conference. Please click on the buttons below to learn more about the sessions. 


Breakout 1.1: Swallowing and Feeding in the Neonate - Assessment and Management
This session will present quantitative and innovative metrics used to measure early sucking/feeding. New research insights will be presented as well as their clinical application. 

Breakout 2.2: Topics in Postsurgical Head and Neck Cancer Dysphagia - Laryngectomy and Transoral Surgery
This session will draw on 25 years of a tertiary referral head and neck practice incorporating specialist dysphagia, FEES and post laryngectomy problem solving clinics to outline my philosophy for dealing with complex swallow problems.

Breakout 3.2: Adult-Neuro - Cortical Stimulation; Pharyngeal Stim and NMES for Stroke 
Pharyngeal electrical stimulation (PES) has been shown to facilitate activation of cortico-bulbar pathways, to modulate the widely distributed cortical swallowing network and to enhance peripheral sensory feedback. Recently, PES has been used to treat dysphagia in severely affected tracheostomized stroke patients. This presentation will summarize the physiological mechanism of action and give an overview of recently finished and ongoing clinical trials involving PES.

Session I: Dietary Management - Rethinking Current Strategies, Developing New Technologies
In this session, a discussion of the pros and cons of thickening liquids in the setting of dysphagia from a medical/clinical perspective will be undertaken.  

Session IVContributions of the Sensory System to Normal and Abnormal Deglutition
This session will cover the surgical aspects of sensory preservation and sensory loss and the effect on motor control and swallowing. The data blitz will summarize research regarding methods of evaluating thermal, chemo and mechanoreception and the relationships between these sensory modalities and swallowing function. 

Session VII: Quality of Life; End of Life
"You have cancer." To be on the receiving end of those words marks the ending of one life and the beginning of another. This presentation outlines the journey of an SLP with a special interest in HNC being diagnosed with a rare form of salivary cancer (Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma) including the experience of surgery, treatment, and the surprisingly difficult transition to surveillance. This presentation will also provide general information regarding AdCC as well as considerations when working with younger adults undergoing treatment for HNC.

Workshop 2: Manometry in Clinical Care
This presentation will discuss how HRPM complements other assessments such as videofluoroscopy and review normal versus abnormal HRPM studies. A paradigm for HRPM use in clinical therapy and case studies will be presented.

Workshop 3: Videofluroscopic Assessment in 2020 - Rigor, Transparency, Reproducibility and Validity
The modified barium swallowing study (MBSS) is a videofluoroscopic imaging approach for the clinical assessment of swallowing impairment and as a research method for quantifying swallowing physiology, efficiency and safety.  Scientific investigations have demonstrated that accurate and valid results are dependent on factors related to the training of the diagnostician, fidelity of the acquisition equipment and recording, transparency of the protocol and measurements and reproducibility of the test results.  This expert panel will address each of these factors in the framework of the current literature and implementation of the MBSS across the globe. The audience will be challenged to rethink the purpose and scope of the exam, the essential components for accurate imaging, recording and interpretation necessary for valid and reliable measures. Questions regarding differences, if any, between a research and clinical examination.


Workshop 4: Novel Clinically Based Treatments for Dysphagia
Dysphagia is strongly associated with poorer quality of life and high levels of distress. Despite this, psychosocial swallowing interventions have received limited attention in the literature. This paper describes the development of a biopsychosocial intervention that addresses both the impairment and psychosocial consequences of eating and drinking difficulties. This session will also discuss how cough is an important airway protective behavior that, along with safe swallowing, helps to maintain pulmonary health. In the past 10 years there have been significant advancements in our knowledge of cough function. This session will provide relevant clinical updates for the evaluation and treatment of cough function in patients with concomitant dysphagia.




Scientific Session I: Treatment of Dysphagia AND Scientific Session II: Quantifying Aspects of Dysphagia                                            

Scientific Session III: Parkinson's and Huntington's Disease

Scientific Session IV: Mechanisms Underlying Normal and Disordered Swallowing

Scientific Session V: Aging and Stroke AND Scientific Session VI: Imaging the Swallow

Scientific Session VII: Head and Neck Cancer AND Scientific Session VIII: Dysphagia Associated with Disorders and Diseases



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There are 15.5 hours (or 1.50 CEUs) available in the DRS 2020 Webinar Series. 

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