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Current Approaches and Advancements in Swallowing Treatment in Head and Neck Cancer

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August 14, 2010
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Target Audience:

Speech Language Pathologists, ENTs, Oncology Rehabilitation Staff


To educate clinicians regarding swallowing treatment in head and neck cancer.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

? Describe the physiologic components of swallowing using the standardized nomenclature.

? Explain the potential implications of respiratory-swallowing decoupling following treatment for head and neck cancer.

? Describe the complementary role of MBS and FEES in the evaluation of swallowing problems in head and neck cancer patients.

? Detail swallowing problem profiles in patients by tumor site and type of treatment.

? Specify physiologic treatment targets based on the MBSImP?? results.

Course Fee:

Fee: For Upstate AHEC Members: $0
For Non-Members: $80

Continuing Education Credit: Provided by ASHA through the Medical University of South Carolina

Speech Language Pathology & Audiology

This program is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Others: 0.6 CEUs, 6 clock hours-AHEC

To register for this class, please visit our website at You may also call or email Tiffany Pierce at (864)349-1160/

Greenville Memorial Hospital - Medical Staff Auditorium
701 Grove Road
Greenville, South Carolina 29605
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Tiffany Pierce