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Dysphagia Management Workshop


The Regional Dysphagia Management Team is hosting a one day (7 hours) workshop with to increase understanding of the role of instrumental evaluation in dysphagia management.

Speaker: Janice Duivestein
Janice is a long time dysphagia practitioner and educator who works with both pediatric and adult populations. She is the clinical dysphagia lead at Access Community Therapists Ltd., and sees a wide range of clients with dysphagia in various areas of BC. Janice is a Clinical Assistant Professor teaching the OT curriculum on dysphagia to students in the Occupational Therapy program at UBC. She has also provided education on dysphagia related topics regionally, nationally and internationally. She is a founding member, and is currently on the board of directors, for the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI).

Pre-reading will be provided as a review of baseline knowledge for clinical anatomy and physiology.

Topic areas to be discussed during the workshop:

  • Types/role of instrumental evaluations; VFSS in particular
  • When a VFSS is indicated; considerations when requesting
  • VFSS procedures; what happens during a swallow study
  • Interpretation of a VFSS report; terminology and findings
  • Knowledge translation of results; using the information obtained to increase understanding and/or confirm clinical findings as well as guide management plans
  • Case studies and practical session

Registration is available on the LearningHub.