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Clinical Challenges in Dysphagia

Clinical Challenges in Dysphagia: What To Do When a Patient Has Trouble Swallowing

September 14, 2019

Westin Dallas Galleria • Dallas, Texas

Program Objectives

This conference will present the opportunity to explore clinical challenges and management of oropharyngeal dysphagia and esophageal dysphagia in a day filled with didactics, interactive cases, and panel discussions with a multidisciplinary faculty of gastroenterologists, otolaryngologists, speech pathologists and primary care physicians.

Objectives:

  • To identify patterns and pathology associated with oropharyngeal dysphagia and esophageal dysphagia.
  • To appreciate the basic diagnostic work up for a patient with oropharyngeal dysphagia or esophageal dysphagia.
  • To explore management strategies in specific areas based on interest including oropharyngeal approaches for dysphagia therapy, cricopharyngeal pathology and glottic disorders and esophageal approaches for strictures, eosinophilic esophagitis, achalasia and motility disorders.

Course Directors

Vani Konda, MD
Director of Clinical Operations of the Esophageal Center

Eitan Podgaetz, MD
Medical Director of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Lindsey Arviso, MD
Medical Director of Laryngology

Diane Longnecker, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Speech Pathologist

Faculty

Samar Harris, MD
Gastroenterologist

Mark Casanova, MD
Director of Clinical Ethics and Palliative Care

Steven Leeds, MD
Division Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Anh Nguyen, MD,
Gastroenterologist

Stuart Spechler, MD
Chief of Gastroenterology

Leonidas Vargas Tapias, MD
Thoracic and Lung Transplant Surgeon

Marc Ward, MD
Director for Minimally Invasive Research and Simulation

Agenda

Presentation materials, when available, may be downloaded in PDF format. The password will be emailed to participants prior to the activity.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Breakfast and Registration

  • 8 a.m.

    Introduction

    Vani Konda, MD

  • 8:10 a.m.

    Normal Physiology of Swallowing

    Diane Longnecker, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

  • 8:30 a.m.

    Overview and History Taking for Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

    Lindsey Arviso, MD

  • 8:50 a.m.

    Overview and History Taking for Esophageal Dysphagia

    Stuart Spechler, MD

  • 9:10 a.m.

    Basic work up for Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

    Lindsey Arviso, MD

  • 9:30 a.m.

    Basic work up for Esophageal Dysphagia

    Vani Konda, MD

  • 10 a.m.

    Break

  • Specialist Tracks (Please see tabs at top of the agenda for details.)

    10:15 a.m.

  • 12:15 p.m.

    Lunch

  • 1 p.m.

    Feeding Tubes : Do’s and Dont’s

    Marc Ward, MD

  • 1:20 p.m.

    Ethics: Placing a Feeding Tube at the End of Life

    Mark Casanova, MD

    *Ethics credit

  • 1:40 p.m.

    Q & A and Discussion

  • 1:50 p.m.

    Wrap Up

  • 1:55 p.m.

    Evaluations

  • 2 p.m.

    Adjourn

Saturday, September 14, 2019

  • 10:15 a.m.

    Making the Most of the Modified Barium Swallow Study

    Diane Longnecker, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

  • 10:30 a.m.

    Cricopharyngeal Pathology

    Lindsey Arviso, MD

  • 10:45 a.m.

    Zenker’s Diverticulum

    Eitan Podgaetz, MD

  • 11 a.m.

    Glottic Disorders

    Lindsey Arviso, MD

  • 11:15 a.m.

    Globus

    Lindsey Arviso, MD

  • 11:35 a.m.

    Advances in Dysphagia Therapy

    Diane Longnecker, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

  • 11:55 a.m.

    Case Studies Exploring Multidisciplinary Approach in Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

Saturday, September 14, 2019

  • 10:15 a.m.

    Eosinophilic Esophagitis

    Stuart Spechler, MD

  • 10:30 a.m.

    Peptic Strictures

    Stuart Spechler, MD

  • 10:45 a.m.

    Complex Esophageal Strictures

    Leo Tapias, MD

  • 11 a.m.

    Spectrum of Esophageal Motor Disorders

    Vani Konda, MD

  • 11:15 a.m.

    Management of Achalasia

    Vani Konda, MD
    Eitan Podgaetz, MD

  • 11:35 a.m.

    Individualized Management of Esophageal Swallowing Disorders

    Panel Moderators:
    Steven Leeds, MD
    Stuart Spechler, MD

  • 11:55 a.m.

    Panel (continued)

Saturday, September 14, 2019

  • 10:15 a.m.

    Basic Interpretation of a Motility Study (CC 3.0)

    Samar Harris, MD

  • 10:30 a.m.

    Placing the Markers

    Anh Nguyen, MD

  • 10:45 a.m.

    How to Obtain a High Quality HRM Study

    Samar Harris, MD

  • 11 a.m.

    Spectrum of Esophageal Motor Disorders

    Vani Konda, MD

  • 11:15 a.m.

    Management of Achlasia

    Vani Konda, MD
    Eitan Podgaetz, MD

  • 11:35 a.m.

    Individualized Management of Esophageal Swallowing Disorders

    Panel Moderators:
    Steven Leeds, MD
    Stuart Spechler, MD

  • 11:55 a.m.

    Panel (continued)

Accreditation and Credit Designation

Accreditation

The Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation is approved by Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

 

Credit Designation

The Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET) designates this live activity for a maximum 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 0.5 Ethics credit and 0.5 ASHA CEUs. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Location

The Westin Galleria Dallas

The conference is held at The Westin Galleria Dallas. Set in the Galleria Dallas shopping complex, this upscale, modern hotel is 10.3 miles from the American Airlines Center, and 10.8 miles from the Dallas Museum of Art.

Address
13340 Dallas Pkwy,
Dallas, TX 75240



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For Exhibitors

The 2018 Neuroscience Symposium welcomes exhibitor participation at this activity. This annual conference can include a registration attendance of up to 200 primary care physicians, family practitioners, internal medicine physicians as well as other allied healthcare professionals.

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If you would like more information about granting and/or other sponsorship opportunities or if you have questions about exhibiting, please contact CME coordinator Diana McGill.

Registration

All Physicians

$80

All non-physicians, residents, fellows, medical students, speech pathologists and nurses

$40

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