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Cathy Lazarus
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Course #: 2112

Evaluation and Treatment of Adults with Head & Neck Cancer: Addressing the Needs of Patients with Communication and Swallowing Difficulties

Location Date Price
Knoxville, TN (Powell)
March 31-Apr 1, 2012

CEUs: 1.2

1 person:$315.00
2-4 people:$295.00
5+ people:$265.00
*Groups MUST register at the same time to qualify for the group rate.
Thank you for your interest in this seminar. We are unable to take further registrations as the seminar date has already past. Please feel free to view other uplcoming seminars by clicking here or contacting our office at 888-337-3866.


Bring a group of five or more and SAVE $50 EACH on tuition!


This speech pathology seminar is offered for 1.2 ASHA CEUs. Presented by one of the leading experts in the field of Speech-Language Pathology, this seminar will cover in depth voice, speech, communication, and swallowing disorders in patients with treated cancers of the head and neck. Assessment, diagnostic procedures, management strategies including surgical reconstruction, and treatment efficacy will be presented with video x-ray swallow studies. Current research and best practice implications will be discussed.

Speech Pathology CEUs offered: 1.2.

Cancellation Policy & Late Registration

Registration Cancellation Policy:

Tuition will be refunded less a $25 processing fee if emailed notification is received by NSS up to two weeks prior to the seminar date. Two weeks to 72 hours prior to seminar date: 50% refund; 72 hours or less: no refund. NSS reserves the right to cancel the event up to 7 days prior to the seminar date. If cancelled by NSS full tuition refunds will be issued. Substitutions are permitted if NSS is notified in advance by phone or email.

Late Registration Fee:

Add $20 to tuition rate if registration is received within
2 weeks of the seminar date.

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                                                           DAY ONE

 7:30–7:50        Check-In and Onsite Registration (Coffee and Tea)

 7:55–8:00        General Seminar Information

 8:00–8:30        Evaluation Options Including Bedside/Clinical, FEES and MBSS;
                       Advantages and Disadvantages of Each

 8:30–10:00      Types and Management of Voice, Speech and Swallowing Disorders in Partial and
                       Total Laryngectomy; Video x-Ray Samples

 10:00–10:15     Break

 10:15–11:45     Voice, Speech and Swallowing Disorders in Partial and Total Laryngectomy (continued)

 11:45-12:45      Lunch on Own

 12:45–2:15       Types and Management of Swallowing Disorders Seen in Oral Cancer
                        Patients – Anterior Resection; Video x-Ray Samples

 2:15-2:30         Break

 2:30–4:00        Types and Management of Swallowing Disorders Seen in Oral Cancer
                       Patients – Posterior Resection; Video x-Ray Samples

 4:00-4:30         Use of Intra-Oral Prosthetics in Oral Cancer Patients

 4:30-4:45         Final Questions

        4:45         Adjourn and Sign Out


                                                          DAY TWO

 7:30–7:55       Sign In (Coffee and Tea)

 7:55–8:00       General Seminar Information

 8:00–9:30       Types and Management of Swallowing Disorders after Radiotherapy Including
                      Primary Chemoradiotherapy

 9:30–9:45        Break

 9:45–11:15      Types and Management of Swallowing Disorders after Radiotherapy (continued)

11:15–12:15     Types and Management of Voice, Speech and Swallowing Disorders after
                      Skull Base Surgery

12:15-12:30      Break

12:30–1:30       Review of Videofluoroscopic Studies To:

  • Identify Swallow Physiology
  • Determine Therapy Strategies in x-Ray
  • Determine PO/NPO; Select Diet
  • Determine Therapy Recommendations

         1:30        Adjourn and Sign Out

Speaker Profile

Cathy L. Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is one of the premier researchers in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. She has conducted research and lectured internationally for over 20 years on swallowing disorders in the head & neck cancer population. Dr. Lazarus is the Director of Research for the Thyroid Head & Neck Research Center at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, and also an Associate Professor at New York University, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  She is an ASHA Fellow.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Cathy Lazarus is author of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Financial — Cathy Lazarus is presenter of CE seminars sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives honorarium. 

Nonfinancial — Cathy Lazarus has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Location & Lodging

Seminar Location:

Tennova North Knoxville Medical Center
Medical Office Building - Sister Elizabeth Room
7557 Dannaher Way
Powell, TN 37849

Phone: 865-859-8000
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PARKING:  Free. Use the lot in front of the "Medical Office Building." 

MEETING ROOM:  Sister Elizabeth Room, located one level up, on the first floor. 

BUILDING ACCESS:  Enter the Medical Office Building and follow signs to the meeting room. (Being the weekend, other entrances may be locked.) 


Comfort Inn
7585 Barnett Way
Powell, TN 37849

Phone: 865-938-5500
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ROOM BLOCK:  Please make reservations at least 30 days prior and request the "Medical Center" rate for possible hotel room discounts.  The Comfort Inn is 0.5 miles from Mercy Medical. Directions.  

Intended Audience

  • SLP


 This course is offered for 1.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may provide their eligibility on the ASHA CEU Participant Form or inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.  

More Offerings by: Cathy Lazarus


  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e07 Dysphagia Practice: Moving Toward More Comprehensive Treatment Protocols
Robert Arnold, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP and Ianessa Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP and Cathy Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Kathy Panther, MS, CCC-SLP
1.2 $149.00
e93 Motor Impairment of Swallowing: Evidence-Based Management Principles
Cathy Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
0.15 $34.00

Past Participant Comments

"Truly enjoyed this presenter.  I wish all presenters were as knowledgeable, humble and
interesting as Dr. Lazarus."

"Great to see someone who has done so much for the field."

"Clear, concise handouts that I can easily refer to. Very knowledgeable on topics and current research."

"In almost 30 years, I've never yet been to an NSS seminar that wasn't informative, stimulating, 

and wonderfully organized." 

"NSS has been consistent in providing interesting and educational opportunities — thanks!"

"Always do a great job; I don't worry about organization and content of your courses."

"Your people are always so helpful and professional at the home office and here at the in-service. 
NSS is an excellent company."

"Always well-organized, comfortable seating, and interesting topics and speakers."

"NSS = class act! Informative, contemporary and pertinent clinically relevant seminars."

"I like hearing research that supports treatment approaches. Also practical treatment ideas 
that I can use on Monday."

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