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Scientific Session IV

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This course is pre-recorded so you can take the  course at your own pace. If you have already registered, please access  your CE videos & documents within "MY PROFILE" and then "GROUPS" (you will need to sign in to access).

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Session IV Abstracts
Full abstract information will be available upon purchase of the DRS 2020 Annual Meeting Webinar Series.


Factors Influencing Onset of Pharyngeal Swallow in Healthy Adults
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Bhutada, Ankita M.; Dey, Rajarshi; Martin-Harris, Bonnie; Garand, Kendrea


Brain activity and swallowing biomechanics associated with taste stimulation and genetics
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Dietsch, Angela M.; Westemeyer, Ross; Schultz, Douglas H.

Upper Airway Sensation Following Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Fullerton, Amy; Hegland, Karen; Silver, Natalie; Hitchcock, Kathryn; Ruggles, Robert

Heightened Upper Airway Sensory Responses in Individuals with ALS
Gray, Lauren T.; Vasilopoulos, Terrie; Gallastegui, Alessandra; Plowman, Emily K.

Swallowing Biomechanics and Pharyngeal Pressure Gradients in Healthy Adults
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Hanson, Kaytlin; Ciucci, Michelle; Jones, Corinne; Leverson, Glen E.; McCulloch, Timothy M.; Rogus-Pulia, Nicole
Cortical activation changes driven by mental practice of motor imagery in a swallow-related task
Kamarunas, Erin; Szynkiewicz, Sarah; Griffin, Lindsay; Drulia, Teresa; Henn, Morgann


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Scientific Session IV is approximately one hour.

Learning Objectives
After completing this sessions you will be able to:

  • Discuss the concept of mental practice of motor imagery and how it affects cortical activation related to swallowing in healthy older participants.
  • Describe the relationship between cough and swallow as airway protective mechanisms.
  • Discuss prognostic indicators for swallow dysfunction among HNC survivors and better educate patients regarding decline in airway sensation.  
  • Describe the underlying pathophysiology of impaired airway protection and degree of response in individuals with ALS.
  • Describe differences in neural activation and swallowing mechanics as a function of taster status and stimulus type.
  • Describe the variability in initiation of the pharyngeal swallow in neurotypical individuals and identify factors influencing swallow onset location.
  • Discuss the swallowing biomechanical differences observed based on integral and maximum pressure gradient quartiles, age, and sex in healthy adults.
  • Describe how pressure gradient values differ based on MBSImP component scores in healthy adults.

Certificate of Completion

  • You will receive your certificate for this course upon completion of the online Learning Assessment. You will find your certificate within your profile under "Professional Development". 
  • Your ASHA CEU credits will be processed through the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Reporting dates are the following: May 30th, June 30th, July 31st and September 30th. After September 30th, reporting dates will be at the end of every quarter. 

This course is offered for .10 ASHA CEUs (Advanced Level; Professional area). 


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