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Live Chat Schedule Dysphagia in Older Adults

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.

Monday, December 4, 2017
Noon – 1 p.m. Nicole Rogus-Pulia, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Balancing Risks in Diet Selection for Older Adults With Dysphagia
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Erin Scott, MD 
Topic: Feeding Tubes: Weighing Patient and Family Preferences With Medical Recommendations
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Michelle McDonagh, RD, CD
Topic: Nutrition and Dysphagia in Older Adults
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. James L. Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Topic: Managing Dysphagia in Older Adults: Essential Knowledge and Skills
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Jeanette E. Benigas, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Optimizing Eating and Swallowing for People With Dementia
Noon – 1 p.m. John R. Ashford, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Oral Hygiene in Older Adults: Assessment, Care, and Complications
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Heather Clark, PhD, CCC-SLP  
Topic: Exercise-Based Dysphagia Interventions in Older Adults
Thursday, December 7, 2017
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Luis F. Riquelme, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Topic: Presbyphagia: Improving Assessment Practices for Older Adults
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. James L. Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Topic: Physiologic Changes and Interactions With Disease in Older Adults
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Kate Krival, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Brenda Arend, MA, CCC-SLP                     
Topic: Dysphagia Assessment and Management in Palliative Care
Friday, December 8, 2017
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP
Topic: Swallowing, Cognition, and Dignity: A Clinical Pathway for Dysphagia Management in Persons With Dementia
Noon – 1 p.m. Kevin Patterson, MD
Topic: Recognizing Delirium in Individuals Who Are Medically Ill
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Mary L. Casper, MA, CCC-SLP
Topic: Rights, Responsibilities, and Informed Consent in Dysphagia Management


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  • Chat times are preset; clear your schedule now so you can participate in each one.
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