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Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life

August 7–19, 2019 | Online Conference for SLPs

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!

All times listed are Eastern time.

For this online conference, you may earn CE credit for reading the transcript of a live chat if you are unable to attend. We encourage participants to attend live if at all possible, but if you have a schedule conflict, please post a question on the discussion board and then read the chat transcript before the last day of the conference. You may claim credit whether your question is addressed or not.

Monday, August 12, 2019
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Susan Maltser, DO
Topic: Rehabilitation for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Heather M. Starmer, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Topic: Cancer and Its Impact on Communication and Swallowing
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Andrea M. Coppens, PhD
Topic: Pediatric Brain Tumors: Types, Treatments, and Neurocognitive Outcomes
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Lisa M. Clossey, MS, CCC-SLP
Topic: Identification and Rehabilitation of Post-Chemotherapy Cognitive Impairments
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Heather M. Starmer, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Topic: Esophageal Cancer: Implications for Communication/Swallowing
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Kate Hutcheson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Dysphagia Treatment in Individuals With Head and Neck Cancer   
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Katie Roza, MD
Topic: Navigating Hard Conversations in Palliative Care 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Keri Ryniak, RD, CSO, LDN, CNSD
Topic: Nutritional Considerations for the Oncology Patient
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Barbara Pisano Messing, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Topic: Head and Neck Cancer Diagnosis
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Jaimie Payne, MS, CCC-SLP
Topic: Speech, Language, Cognitive, and Swallowing Rehabilitation in Patients With Brain Tumors 
Thursday, August 15, 2019
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Jennifer P. Lundine, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
Topic: Pediatric Oncology & SLP Services: Assessment
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Barbara Pisano Messing, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Topic: Anatomical Transformation of Speech and Swallowing Function Post-Total Laryngectomy
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Aneesha Virani, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Using Clinical Pathways to Care for Patients With Cancer 
Friday, August 16, 2019
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Christine E. Porsche, MS, CCC-SLP, CLT
Topic: Head and Neck Lymphedema: Evaluation and Treatment
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Barbara Pisano Messing, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Topic: Head and Neck Cancer Management: Treatment Toxicities
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Jennifer P. Lundine, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
Topic: Pediatric Oncology & SLP Services: Treatment and Return to School  
"I really liked that I could chat with the presenters after I watched the lecture. This is something you might not even be able to do at [in-person] conferences."
Past ASHA Professional Development online conference participant
"The chats are wonderful!! You not only get to have your questions answered but you get to see others' questions and follow their line of thinking!"
Past ASHA Professional Development online conference participant

Preparation

  • 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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