13. September 2019 - 8:00 till 17:00
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Get Focused: An Advanced FEES Interpretation Course in Rochester, NY | Rochester General Hospital | Friday, 13. September 2019

This course is a workshop for clinicians who have already received FEES Training. The purpose of this course is to improve clinicians’ interpretation skills. This course will briefly review a FEES protocol and discuss implementation of rating scales. There will be exercises to practice verbiage for describing laryngeal abnormalities and interpretation of a variety of swallowing abnormalities with the goal of improving analysis of FEES exam and documentation of findings. This unique course is taught by skilled FEES clinicians from two different backgrounds, acute care and long term care.

This course is taught by Beth Cormell, M.S., CCC-SLP and Selena Reece, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S.
Beth Cormell, M.S.,CCC-SLP  has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 25 years. She graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and is currently working as a clinical SLP at UNCRex Healthcare in Raleigh, NC. She initiated the FEES program at UNCRex in 1997, and since, has completed thousands of FEES. Beth not only trains all UNCRex speech staff on FEES, but has also been instrumental in training clinicians and implementing new FEES program throughout the country. She has taught FEES courses for more than 18 years, has presented short courses on FEES implementation and application at NCSHLA’s Annual Convention and at the ASHA Convention. She has been deemed competent for supervision and training in FEES by a board certified Otolaryngologist
Selena Reece received her Master’s degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003 and became a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing in 2015. She has worked in acute care, outpatient, and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She currently serves as the Director of Educational Resources for Carolina Speech Pathology, while carrying an active caseload providing mobile FEES services. Selena has been training clinicians on FEES throughout the U.S. since 2012. She was featured on Swallow Your Pride Podcast, Episode 18 and has presented at state and national conferences. Selena serves as a mentor through the American Board of Swallowig and Swallowng Disorders. She has been deemed competent for supervision and training in FEES by a board certified Otolaryngologist.
$225 Early bird rate through 7/31/2019
$250 (Group rates available for 5 or more, email education@carolinafees.com for details)
Learning Objectives:
Following this course, participants will be able to:

Accurately identify anatomical variations and normal and abnormal swallowing during FEES.
Implement use of rating scales to improve intra and inter-rater reliability for FEES.
Accurately analyze and interpret FEES exams.

Course Location:
Rochester General Hospital Sengupta Conference Room 1425 Portland AvenueRochester NY 14621
Parking and Directions:
Portland Avenue Garage
Directions to Sengupta Conference room from the parking garage. - Take the elevator to the main lobby level- At the information desk walk through the lobby - Sengupta conference room is across from the Portland Café
Nearest Airport:  Rochester International Airport
Hotel Recommendations:
Hampton Inn Irondequoit: 1323 East Ridge Road, Rochester NY 14621 (0.5 miles from RGH)Holiday Inn Express: 2200 Goodman Street North, Rochester NY 14609  (0.6 miles from RGHStrathallan Hotel:  550 East Avenue, Rochester NY 14607  (2.6 miles from RGH)

8:00: Sign in (complimentary coffee and pastries)
8:15:   Welcome, Introductions
8:30:   A brief overview of FEES protocol
9:00:   Describe Normal Anatomical Variants
9:30:   Describe Anatomical Abnormalities
10:00:  Introduction to Rating Scales 
10:15:  Interpretation Workshop 1: Using Rating Scales with FEES
12:15: Lunch (provided)
1:00: Is my patient stable enough for a FEES?
1:30: Interpretation Workshop 2: Do you see what I see?
2:30: Interpretation Workshop 3: Writing a report
4:00: Review Workshop Reports
4:30:  Questions
5:00 Adjourn 
*Agenda may fluctuate 
Beth Cormell has the following financial relationship to disclose: Ms. Cormell is a paid employee of RexUNC in Raleigh, NC and receives payment for this course. Ms. Cormell is also the owner of Dysphagia Seminars, PLLC. Ms Cormell has no non-financial relationships to disclose. 
Selena Reece has the following financial relationship to disclose. She is a salaried employee of Carolina Speech Pathology, LLC. Ms. Reece has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

This course is offered for 0.8 ASHA CEUs, 8 hours (Advanced Level, Professional Area)
Succesful participation in this course includes 100% attendance. All participants who successfully completed this course will receive a course completion certificate via email within one week of completing this course. If you would like your participation reported to ASHA, you must complete the ASHA Participation form that was provided to you at the course and submit to the course instructor prior to leaving the course. ASHA CE Providers have up to 45 days from the course's end date to send your participation to the ASHA CE Registry. The ASHA CE Registry processing time usually takes one week. During periods of heavy volume, processing time may be longer. If you have any questions, please email education@carolinafees.com or call 877-390-1887.
Cancellations: Full refunds are offered 30 days prior to the course date. If cancellations are less than 30 days from the course date, no refunds will be issued; however participants are welcome to transfer to another course with available seats.