American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Dysphagia in Older Adults

Live Chat Schedule

With online conferences you get the convenience of at-home learning combined with real-time access to speakers. Add these dates and times to your schedule!

Monday, December 9
Noon – 1 p.m. Eastern James L. Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-S
Topic: Treating Dysphagia in the Older Adult: Essential Knowledge and Skills
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern Thomas Finucane, MD
Topic: Evidence-Based Decisions for Tube Feeding in Clients With Advanced Dementia
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Luis F. Riquelme, PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-S
Topic: Comparing Dysphagia With Presbyphagia: Assessing the Older Adult
Tuesday, December 10
Noon – 1 p.m. Eastern Jacqueline Hind, MS, CCC-SLP, BRS-S
Nicole Pulia, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Balancing Risks in Diet Selection
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern Jennifer A. Brush, MA, CCC-SLP
Topic: Make the Most of Mealtime: Compensating for Sensory Impairment
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Eastern Heather Clark, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Effects of Exercise-Based Dysphagia Interventions
Wednesday, December 11
Noon – 1 p.m. Eastern James L. Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-S
Topic: Aging and the Respiratory Functions of the Aerodigestive Tract: What's Normal and What's Not
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Mary L. Casper, MA, CCC-SLP
Topic: Rights, Responsibilities, and Informed Consent in Dysphagia Practice
Thursday, December 12
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Eastern Kate Krival, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Palliative Care: Enhance Participation Outcomes in Swallowing and Related Activities
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Eastern Jennifer Mahnke, MS, RD, LD, CSO
Topic: Nutrition Care and Dysphagia in Geriatric Patients
Friday, December 13
11 a.m. – noon Eastern Kevin R. Patterson, MD
Topic: Recognizing Delirium in Those Who Are Medically Ill
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Eastern John R. Ashford, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Oral Hygiene in Older Adults: Complications, Assessment, and Care


  • Chats are live, text-based (no audio), and last for 1 hour.
  • Chat times are preset; clear your schedule now so you can participate in each one.
  • Listen to the lecture before participating.
  • Have your questions ready so you can get the answers you need!

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