dysphagia assessment, Dysphagia Therapy, Objective assessment

Basic FEES Workshop


Fiberoptic Endoscopic Examination of Swallowing (Basic FEES) Workshop 2015

Hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The FEES workshops are structured to provide speech therapists and doctors with updates on dysphagia and serve to promote the use of FEES in the assessment of dysphagia, in rehabilitation planning and as a biofeedback tool. Clinical updates of dysphagia management and intervention methods will also be discussed. The workshops will also provide hands-on opportunities to participants which bridge the theory to practice. Organisers: Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, & Institute of Human Communicative Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Target participants: Speech Therapists, Otorhinolaryngologists and Medical Doctors.

Learning Objectives: The objectives of the 2-day workshop are to present:

 The anatomy and neurology for swallowing

 An overview of dysphagia

 Swallowing assessment – principles and the diagnostic tools

 Assessment of voice and laryngeal function

 FEES –normal vs abnormal videos

 Diagnostic options for patients – VFSS / FEES

 Tips on endoscopy

 Provide 3-4 hours of supervised hands-on practical passing the endoscope on other participant(s) and / or on dummies

Course Day:             14 & 15 December 2015 (Monday – Tuesday)

Venue:                     Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong

Registration is now opened, please go to the following link for the registration:

For the details of the workshop, please kindly refer to the attached flyer or visit our website:  http://www.ihcr.cuhk.edu.hk/eng/events/main.htm

Due to the intensive nature of training, spaces are limited and processed on a first come first serve basis.

For overseas participants, you can email the secretariat for advice and special arrangements.

Applicants will be notified of the results of their application by email.
Should you need any further information, please feel free to contact the secretariat of the Program, Ms Rina To at (852) 3943 9609 or speechtherapy@ent.cuhk.edu.hk.

SHAS, Singapore, speech-language therapy, Teaching

Talk on Traumatic Brain Injury ~ The Singapore Context

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Traumatic Brain Injury ~ The Singapore Context

Speaker: Ms. Sajlia Binte Jalil

Hosted by Speech and Hearing Association Singapore  (SHAS)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) commonly affects young people and can result in a lifelong disability. Singapore is unique compared to the commonly researched populations in Australia, UK and US – including our language background and healthcare system. In this talk, we will explore how bilingualism impacts TBI sequelae and discuss what we can learn from service delivery models in established TBI units in Australia. It will be a sharing and discussion session, so bring along your best thinking hats and come share your thoughts and experiences!

Outline of the talk:
– Brief overview of TBI

– Bilingualism and TBI: Assessment, management and sharing of PhD findings on code-switching behaviours in TBI

– The NSW BIRU experience and what we can learn from it

Please see below for more details and send all enquiries to Melissa from the SHAS Professional Development Team.

Click here to download the registration form then send it back to  prodevelopment.team@shas.org.sg to secure your place at the talk.

TBI talk
Please RSVP by the 26 May 2015 (Tuesday)

dysphagia assessment, Objective assessment, Singapore, Teaching

SHAS Special Interest Group Talk: Videofluoroscopy Interpretation Made Easy

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I will be conducting a talk titled Videofluoroscopy (VFS) Interpretation Made Easy for Speech-Language & Hearing Association Singapore.

Date: 24 April 2015 (Thursday)

Time: 6.15pm – 8.30pm


National University Hospital

Group Therapy Room, Main Building Level 1,

5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, 119074

About this talk:

This talk is a short introduction to Videofluoroscopy (VFS) interpretation and is suitable for both clinicians who are experienced or inexperienced in performing VFS. I will introduce pathophysiologies commonly viewed in VFS with the use visual examples. I will also share on how I analyze VFS systematically, and how to select suitable strategies to be trialed during the procedure accordingly to patient’s presentation.

Outline of the talk:

  • Short introduction about VFS
  • Pathophysiologies viewed in VFS
  • Esophageal phase screening
  • How to interpret VFS systematically rienced clinicians to share their experiences and views on VFS as well rienced clinicians to share their experiences and views on VFS as well.