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2023 Speech Symposium

Course Goal

Critical illness and its associated interventions create vulnerabilities in its survivors, including dysphagia. Often, these medically complex patients have medically complex solutions, but that doesn’t mean that approaches to therapy need to be complex. With a working knowledge and a systematic approach, these patients can be equally intriguing as they are challenging. In fact, most will challenge your thinking and your clinical skills, ultimately growing you as a clinician. This course will provide approaches and tools for speech-language pathologists to succeed in the management and clinical documentation of dysphagia in medically complex patients.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Describe at least three approaches to obtaining and synthesizing information data from medical records for the patient’s overall condition and cognitive, speech, language, voice and swallowing functions.
  • Describe at least three concerns associated with acute care dysphagia management that may have rehabilitation implications.
  • Discuss the differences and limitations of swallowing screenings, clinical evaluations, and instrumental exams across the health care continuum
  • Identify at least three ways to improve clinical report writing.

Registration Information

Attendee Typeprice
Arizona Dignity Health-Employee$175.00
Visiting Professional$175.00
Late Registration
(After 1/21/23)
Registration fee includes: Symposium, program materials, and continuing education credits.
Refund and cancellation policy: Barrow reserves the right to cancel or change any program for due causes. Cancellation of this program by Barrow or by the participant prior to the start of the conference will result in a full refund of tuition.

CME Information and Disclosures

  • This course is offered for .75 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).
  • Full Attendance is required. Partial Credit is not offered.
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In-Person and Virtual
Saturday, February 4, 2023
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT

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Date, Time, and Location

In Person and Virtual
Saturday, February 4, 2023
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT

Goldman Auditorium
Barrow Neurological Institute
2910 North 3rd Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85013

Target Audience

This program is designed for speech-language pathologists.

Speaker Information

All times refer to Arizona time (Pacific Daylight Time).

Saturday, February 4, 2023 – Registration for In-person Attendees7:00 AM
General Conference Information and Introductions7:55 AM
Welcome – Synthesizing the EMR for Clinical Duties8:00 AM
ED, ICU, and Acute Care Considerations8:45 AM
Break10:15 AM
ED, ICU, and Acute Care Considerations (continued)10:30 AM
Screenings vs. Clinical Exam vs. Instrumental Exam11: 00 AM
Lunch Break (lunch provided to in-person attendees)12:00 PM
Considering Delirium1:00 PM
Beyond Acute Care1:30 PM
Report Writing Tips2:30 PM
Break3:00 PM
Decision Making and Ethical Considerations: Case Studies3:15 PM
Questions and Discussion4:45 PM
Adjourn5:00 PM

Disclosure Information

It is the policy of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (SJHMC) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational programs. Selection of presenters and content development may not be influenced by nonfinancial or financial interests. To that end, SJHMC shall identify and resolve conflicts of interest by requiring everyone who is in a position to control the content of the educational activity to disclose all relevant nonfinancial and financial relationships with commercial supporters.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Cleveland Clinic: Salary
  • Johns Hopkins University: NIH grant/sub-award, FDA/CERSI grant/sub-award
  • MedBridge, Inc.: Royalties for educational courses
  • Phagenesis, Inc.: Consulting

Non-Financial Disclosures:

  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Section Editor
  • Dysphagia: Associate Editor
  • American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology: Editorial board member