Hospital zum Heiligen Geist, Kempen, Germany
12 Apr 2016 - 14 Apr 2016
This course is certified according to the German Society of Neurology FEES Curriculum (www.dgn.org). The curriculum and the qualification levels of the trainer evolved from the guidelines of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the guidelines of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
The use of FEES in Neurogenic Dysphagia is the focus of this course. Physicians and speech and language therapists (SLT) will receive 16.75 hrs of lectures and acquire 8.25 hrs of practice. The lecture component covers neurophysiology, neuropathophysiology, indications, scoring, interpretation, and use of endoscopy for treatment of neurogenic dysphagia. In the hands on component participants will pass the scope at least ten times under the guidance of multiple highly trained mentors. A range of FEES systems will be used to allow participants to test various types of equipment.