**Venue Change Alert**
This seminar will now be held at the Seattle Marriott Bellevue. Please see the Location & Lodging tab for most current information on parking and hotel accommodations.
Speech-Language Pathologists working in the medical setting face unique challenges. Patients referred for evaluation and treatment often have multiple diagnoses impacting swallowing function. This seminar provides essential information on managing these complex adult patients. Discussed will be swallow function and treatment planning as related to body systems, the aging process, and patient lab values. Specifically, this clinically focused seminar will:
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7:30am – 7:55am
Attendee Check In and Onsite Registration (Coffee & Tea)
7:55am – 8:00am
Welcome and General Seminar Information
The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in a Medical Setting
8:30am – 9:30am
The Two Components of Breathing and Why They are Interdependent and Important
9:30am – 10:30am
Common Pulmonary Diseases in Adults and How They Alter Breathing and Swallowing
Is it Pneumonia, Aspiration Pneumonia, or Something Else and How Do Lungs Respond to Pneumonia?
11:45am – 12:45pm
Lunch on Own
12:45pm – 1:15pm
The Effects of Aging on the Respiratory System
Understanding Chest X-Ray Reports
Understanding the Digestive System and Its Many Functions
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Normal Esophageal Structure and Function and Esophageal Test Procedures: What Do These Things Mean?
Structural Disorders of The Esophagus and Implications for the SLP
Adjourn and Sign Out
7:30am – 7:55am
Sign In (Coffee & Tea)
Esophageal Motility Disorders and Treatment Protocols Including Considerations for Reflux Disease
9:00am – 9:45am
Tracheostomy Considerations and Effect on Swallowing
Assessment and Treatment Planning for Patients with Tracheostomy: Are Protocols the Answer?
11:00am – 12:00pm
Lunch on Own
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Compensatory Treatments for the Dysphagic Patient
What They Are and Who Can Benefit from These Interventions?
Discussion Will Include Use of Thickened Liquids and Water Protocols
Restorative Treatments for Dysphagic Patients: What Are They And Who Can Benefit from These Interventions?
Summary And Questions
Adjourn, Sign Out and Certificates
Dr. Coyle evaluates patients and teaches clinical practicum in University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals and is funded by the NIH to investigate the use of technology and signal processing in the screening and treatment of dysphagia. Other research includes the effects of exercise in relating dysphagia caused by radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, and investigation of brain networks related to swallowing function. He's a Fellow of ASHA and received the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2016.
Financial — James Coyle is presenter of CE seminars and online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives speaking fees and royalties.
Nonfinancial — James Coyle has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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Venue Change Alert! This seminar will now be held at the Seattle Marriott Bellevue as listed above.
Day Parking Options:
• Valet parking is available at the Marriott ($16-$22).
• Free self-parking is available nearby at the Sheraton Hotel (112th Ave NE and Main St). Day parking at the Sheraton will be complimentary for seminar attendees even if not staying at the Sheraton. Walk 4 blocks to seminar venue. See map.
• Additional nearby parking options, click here.
Seattle Marriott Bellevue
Room block has closed. Rooms may be available at market rates. Reserve here.
Overnight Parking: $35.
No official room block – rooms starting at $149. Reserve here.
Overnight Parking: free.
Walk 4 blocks to seminar venue. (Shuttle van may be available – inquire with hotel.)
Red Lion Hotel Bellevue
No official room block – rooms starting at $112. Reserve here.
Overnight Parking: $9.
Walk 5 blocks to seminar venue.
No official room block – rooms starting at $123. Reserve here.
Overnight Parking: $20.
0.6 miles to seminar venue.
This program is offered for 1.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).
Speech-language pathologists who evaluate and treat adult patients with dysphagia across the continuum of care, including skilled nursing facilities, home health, outpatient and hospital settings.
ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:
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.
"Level of knowledge of presenter is phenomenal. Wow!! Good show!"
"This is one of the best programs I have attended. Thank you!"
"Dr. Coyle's clear presentation facilitated learning. Excellent explanations and definition of terms and pulmonary events."
"Very current research is included and instructor tells SLPs how to apply it to everyday practice."
"Very practical information for acute care that we do not get in school."
"Dr. Coyle is personable & well-informed, easily holding my attention..."
"Excellent presentation – very useful in rehab setting. Enjoyed case studies and questions/answers."
"Clear, concise presentation of practical, useful information; presentation style outgoing/open, conducive to learning."
"Knowledge level is obvious in all related subject areas prompting very useful presentation & discussion."
"Excellent speaker on a very relevant, well presented subject matter with clinical relevance!"
"Very approachable, humble and willing to explain anything..."
"Good use of anecdotes, humor and information. Really held my attention and made presentation interesting."
"Great to hear a lecture from a practicing professional with current knowledge in the field."
"Great presentation — one of the best I've attended!"
"Down to earth — real life perspective."
"Great presenter — good material & excellent speaker. Funny sense of humor."
"So helpful to take info back to acute care physicians."
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