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Findings in the Food Chute

  • 25 Jan 2014
  • 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM (UTC-03:00)
  • MassTex Imaging, 100 Cummings Road, Rm 221E, Beverly, MA 01915


  • [Includes one-year membership]

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This workshop is offered for .40 CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

Are you referred patients who complain of coughing and choking but don’t appear to have an oropharyngeal dysphagia?  Has your patient been cleared for a diet with no indication of aspiration however continues to exhibit dysphagia symptoms? Often the Speech Pathologist is the first person to assess dysphagia regardless of the origin. Given this, it is essential that we are able to identify and understand esophageal dysphagia, the impact on po intake and when further assessment is warranted. This four hour course will explore the role of the esophagus in swallowing, its related disorders and the impact of esophageal dysphagia.  Cases will be presented for discussion and review.

Learner Outcomes
1. Understand the anatomy and physiology of the esophagus.
2. Understand the effect of extrinsic factors on the esophagus.
3. Identify pathological esophageal disorders.
4. Understand the effect of esophageal disorders on swallow function.

7:45am to 8:30am Registration
8:30am to 8:45am Introduction & Objectives
8:45am to 9:45am Esophageal Anatomy and Physiology
9:45am to 10:15am Extrinsic Effects
10:15am to 10:30am Break
10:30am to 11:00am Pathological Findings
11:00am to 12:30pm Case Review
12:30pm to 12:45pm Summary/Question

Speaker Biographies
Joane Baumer, MD is an active clinical practitioner that oversees the largest family medicine residency training program in the country and the JPS Physician Re-entry Program. She is an associate clinical professor at UTSW School of Medicine at Dallas. She serves on legislative committees with the State of Texas, the Board of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Commission on Education of the AAFP, and the Steering Committee of the Forum on Behavioral Health. She has authored numerous presentations and publications on educational topics for clinicians. Dr. Baumer is the Medical Director and owner of MassTex Imaging.
Disclosure Statement:
Financial: Joane is co-owner of MassTex Imaging. She has employment, a management position, ownership, and is an independent contractor. Non-financial: No non-financial relationships exist.

Joan Kelly Arsenault, MA, CCC-SLP, BRS-S is the Director of Clinical Services, an active clinician and owner of MassTex Imaging, a mobile Dysphagia Consultation including Modified Barium Swallow Study company providing services in MA, NH, RI and ME.  She has performed over 15, 000 Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS) throughout her career. Joan has over 30 years of experience in diagnosing and treating adult and pediatric dysphagic patients in acute care, home care, skilled nursing facilities, and rehab settings. She has presented on both a national and state level and teaches at a Graduate Level in the area of dysphagia.
Disclosure Statement:
Financial: Joan is co-owner of MassTex Imaging. She receives a speaking fee and has a management position, teaching and speaking position, ownership, and is an independent contractor. Non-financial: No non-financial relationships exist.

Cancellation policy: cancellations must be received in writing before Friday, January 17. Cancellations after the cancellation date, or not submitted in writing will be subject to full billing.

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