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Scientific Sessions V and VI

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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).
NOTICE: Viewers MUST watch BOTH Scientific Session V and VI to receive the .10 ASHA CEUs.

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Session Previews


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


Protrusive tongue exercise does not alter aging effects in retrusive tongue muscles
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Glass, Tiffany J.; Figueroa, Joanie E.; Connor, Nadine P.

Bolus Clearance Ratio adult norms: effects of age, gender and body size
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Jardine, Marie; Miles, Anna; Allen, Jacqueline; Leonard, Rebecca
Tongue Exercise Improves the Regenerative Capacity of Aged Tongue Muscle Stem Cells
Kletzien, Heidi; Kelm-Nelson, Cynthia A.; Wang, Sabrina; Suzuki, Masatoshi; Connor, Nadine P.
The influence of dyadic incongruence on dysphagia-related burden among spousal caregivers of stroke survivors
Shune, Samantha; Davis, Kayla; Namasivayam-MacDonald, Ashwini M.


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


Profiling swallowing in infants with feeding difficulties through objective video-fluoroscopic measures
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Dharmarathna, Isuru; Miles, Anna; Allen, Jacqueline


Longitudinal videofluoroscopic evaluation of swallowing with MBSImPTM in patients undergoing e sophagectomy for esophageal cancer
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Kaneoka, Asako; Inokuchi, Haruhi; Ueha, Rumi; Sato, Taku; Goto, Takao; Yang, Sky; Seto, Yasuyuki; Haga, Nobuhiko

What is the risk of penetration-aspiration related to residue in the pharynx?
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Steele, Catriona M ; Peladeau-Pigeon, Melanie ; Barrett, Emily ;  Wolkin, Talia S.
Effects of Endoscope Placement in the Hypopharynx on Swallowing-Related Measures in Healthy Adults
Nellenbach, Ciara E.; Hagaman, Jamie; Chomchai, Joe; Rogus-Pulia, Nicole; Affoo, Rebecca H.

Adaptation of Dynamic Imaging Grade of Swallowing Toxicity (DIGEST) for Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing: DIGEST-FEES
Arrese, Loni; Langmore, Susan E.; Murray,  Joseph, Patterson, Joanne ; Pisegna, Jessica; Roe, Justin; Hutcheson, Katherine



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Scientific Session V is approximately thirty minutes. Scientific Session VI is approximately forty-five minutes. 

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

  • Discuss clinical rehabilitation strategies that improve tongue strength.
  • Describe the dysphagia-related factors that may play a role in increasing caregiver burden.
  • Describe the need for a more comprehensive approach to dysphagia management that incorporates family and/or caregivers.
  • Describe the impact of aging on retrusive tongue muscles.
  • Describe a rat model system for the translational study of tongue exercise and tongue its impacts on muscles involved in deglutition.
  • Discuss normative values across the lifespan for the Bolus Clearance Ratio (BCR) from a 20ml liquid barium bolus for clinical application.
  • Discuss how the DIGEST scale may be used to grade dysphagia severity during FEES examinations.
  • Describe objective video-fluoroscopic measures in describing swallowing in infants
  • Describe the longitudinal changes in swallowing physiology in patients undergoing esophagectomy.
  • Identify major changes in swallowing functions after esophagectomy.
  • Discuss possible interventions related to those postoperative dysphagic symptoms.
  • Identify thresholds of residue severity that represent an increased risk for penetration-aspiration on a subsequent swallow.
  • Discuss relationships between salivary secretion, spontaneous swallowing frequency, and masticatory efficiency.
  • Describe the effects of the presence of an endoscope in the hypopharynx on salivary secretion, spontaneous swallowing frequency, and masticatory efficiency.

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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