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Scientific Sessions VII and VIII

About This Course
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 VII and VIII to receive the .10 ASHA CEUs.

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Session Previews



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


Patterns of Functional Impairment in Oropharyngeal Carcinoma Patients Treated With Primary TORS or Radiation: A Prospective Registry Analysis Comparing MBSIMP and Digest Profiles
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME):  Barbon, Carly E.; Lewin, Jan S.; Alvarez, Clare P.; Fuller, Clifton D.; Yao, Christopher M.; Goepfert, Ryan P.; Gross, Neil D.; Hutcheson, Katherine

Objective Adherence Measures to Swallowing Therapy in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Using a Mobile Health System: A Clinical Feasibility Trial
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME):  Constantinescu, Gabriela; Rieger, Jana M.; Seikaly, Hadi; Eurich, Dean

Identifying dysphagia and the wider holistic needs of people diagnosed with head and neck cancer (HNC) using an Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA)
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME): Roe, Justin; Scott, Stephen; Brady, Grainne
The effect of radiation and chemoradiation on swallowing mechanics in a rodent model
Schaen-Heacock, Nicole; Cullins, Miranda; Russell, John A.
Gastrostomy Tube Placement and Functional Oral Diet Outcomes Six months after Radiation Therapy for Oropharynx Cancers
Mozer, Marisa; Teitcher, Joshua; Huff, Amanda; Sen, Neilayan; Stenson, Kerstin M.; Al-Khudari, Samer; Vaughan, Deborah; Bojko, Monica; Fidler, Mary Jo; LaGorio, Lisa


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


A profile of patients with dysphagia following sepsis: new prevalence data
AUTHORS (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME):  Freeman-Sanderson, Amy; Thompson, Kelly; Rogers, Kris; Elliott, Doug;  Elkins, Mark ; Brodsky, Martin B. ; Hammond, Naomi


Oral Health Programs for Adults with Disabilities: An Intervention Study
Rojo, Blanca L.; Miles, Anna; Brown, Sarah; Roker, Joe; Barnes, Hannah; Allen, Jacqueline



Click here to view all oral presentation disclosures. 

Scientific Session VII is approximately one hour. Scientific Session VI is approximately twenty minutes. 

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

  • Identify challenges involved in improving and maintaining adequate oral hygiene in adults with physical, intellectual and behavioural disabilities.
  • Describe potential gains of oral health education programmes on support worker OH knowledge, resident OH behaviour and improved oral health status.
  • Describe the prevalence of dysphagia in a population of patients diagnosed with sepsis within an intensive care setting and to determine further areas of research to improve swallowing function for these patients.
  • Discuss factors associated with poor oral diet outcomes six months after treatment.
  • Identify factors associated with functional oral diet outcomes six months after radiation treatment for OPC.
  • Discuss the biomechanical information obtained from this research and how it was useful in identifying musculoskeletal dysfunction as it relates to swallowing.
  • Discuss the high rates and objective evaluation of adherence and how they can be accomplished with home-based therapy when accompanied by mHealth.
  • Discuss the broad physical and psychosocial impact of head and neck cancer and how this may impact engagement and progress with dysphagia prehabilitation and rehabilitation.
  • Discuss the pathophysiological underpinnings of dysphagia after primary surgical vs. non-surgical treatments for low-to-intermediate oropharynx cancer.

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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