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Emory Voice Center Laryngeal Imaging and FEES Hands-On Workshop

Course Overview

The Emory Voice Center Laryngeal Imaging and FEES Hands-On Workshop has provided exceptional training in laryngopharyngeal endoscopy since 2004. The course is open to both speech-language pathologists and physicians.

In addition to over five hours of direct, hands-on practice with a variety of endoscopic methods, this course provides focused instruction in FEES and stroboscopic interpretation as well as insight into clinical decision-making and documentation and billing procedures.

Participants will learn techniques to optimize their skills in rigid and flexible endoscopy and flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES), and appropriate strategies for endoscope management, universal precautions, and the use of topical anesthetic.

Tuition includes a course syllabus, breakfasts, lunches, and other amenities involved in creating a rewarding learning experience. This course has a maximum capacity for registration, so it is advised to register early.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will learn to apply laryngeal imaging and FEES appropriately for the purpose of diagnosing and treating voice, upper airway, and swallowing disorders.

  1. Participants will demonstrate endoscope management, universal precautions, and safe use of topical anesthetic.

  2. Participants will develop basic endoscopic techniques for laryngeal stroboscopy and FEES.

  3. Participants will develop an introductory to intermediate level skill of interpreting laryngeal imaging examinations and FEES.

Course Dates

February 2-3, 2018

Hands-On Training

Providers of all skill and experience levels are invited to register. Training is performed with provided volunteers to replicate real world clinical encounters in a low-pressure setting. Special introductory mini-sessions designed for those with little or no experience are offered at the beginning of the hands-on sessions. To maximize learning and exposure, training is completed in small group sessions in which individual guidance is provided to each attendee.

Course Directors

Adam Klein, MD

Brian Petty, CCC-SLP

Course Faculty

Kimberly Duncan, SLP

Marina Gilman, CCC-SLP

Jeanne Hatcher, MD

Carissa Maira, CCC-SLP

Nancy McColloch, CCC-SLP

Anju Patel, MD

Craig Villari, MD

Credits

For speech-language pathologists: This activity is offered for 1.2 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level, Professional Area).

For physicians: The Southern Alliance for Physician Specialties CME, an organization accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians, designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuition

Speech Language Pathologists: $500.00

Physician: $750.00

Cancellation Policy

  1. There is a $100 processing fee for any cancellation.

  2. A full refund (less the above processing fee) will be issued if registration is cancelled at least 14 days prior to the course start date.

  3. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 14 days from the course start date.

Course Location and Contact

The course is held at Emory University Hospital Midtown, 550 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308.

Didactic lectures will be given in a lecture hall, while all hands-on activities will take place in the Emory Voice Center.

Please contact otolaryngology@emory.edu or call 404.686.8184 with any questions or concerns.

Registration

Registration details will be provided when finalized.

Hotel Accommodations

Crowne Plaza Hotel (two blocks away)
590 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
404.881.6000 (ask for discounted Emory University rate)

Georgian Terrace Hotel (three blocks away)
659 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
404.897.1991 (ask for discounted Emory Hospital rate)

Hyatt Place (two blocks away)
330 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
404.577.1980

Hotel Indigo (three blocks away)
683 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
404.874.9200 (ask for discounted Emory Hospital rate)

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