11th Annual Meeting of the Aerodigestive Society

November 2-4th, 2023

Presented by University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology

Sponsored by University of Colorado School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education

Join us in-person or online!

In-Person: Anschutz Medical Campus

Research 1 North (P18), Hensel Phelps Auditorium

12800 East 19th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045


Online: Zoom - Link will be sent to registrants prior to conference day

*Online participants can submit live questions and comments to presenters through the Zoom chat function.*


Now open! Click Register Now to begin.

To check membership status, please log into https://aerodigestive.us/.

Physician Non-Member$375$300
Physician Member$325$250
Other Non-Member$250$200
Other Member$200$150



The abstract submission form is now open!

Scientific abstracts should be limited to 500 words and must contain: Rationale/Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusions and Significance to Pediatric Aerodigestive Medicine. Case reports are limited to 250 words and must contain: Introduction, Description of case(s), Discussion of Novelty and Importance of Specific Case(s) to Pediatric Aerodigestive practice. Abstracts and cases may contain 1 graphic (figure or table with title and caption).
Through a collaboration with the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, we are pleased to announce that accepted abstracts will be eligible to submit a manuscript for consideration to be published in the inaugural Aerodigestive Society special edition of the Journal
Abstract submissions will be open until August 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM (EST).

If you have any questions, please contact grace@aerodigestive.usWe look forward to seeing your submission!


Thursday PM Session 1: Aerodigestive / Business


Room Hensel Phelps West Krugman Conference Hall
12:00-13:00 Lunch, Meet & Greet – Krugman Conference Hall
13:00-15:00 13:00-13:15: Introduction
Moderator: Matt Brigger
13:15-14:15: Update on Global Collaboration Airway Surgery
Speakers: Chris Hartnick, Dave White, Victoria Valverde, Saravanamuthu Thirunavakarasu
14:15-15:00: Aerodigestive Care in the Current Global Economic Crisis
Speakers: Mark Gerber
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:00 15:30-16:00: Early Applications of AI to Aerodigestive Medicine
Moderator: Eric Gantwerker
Speakers: Matt Bromwich, Asitha Jayawardena
16:00-17:00: Aerodigestive Transitions to Adulthood: Lifelong EA/TEF Care and More
Moderator: Jeremy Prager
Speakers: Usha Krishnan (virtual), Marlene Soma, Tom Kovesi, Julina Ongkasawan

17:00-18:00 Committee Meetings
18:00-20:00 Aerodigestive Invited Speaker Dinner - Comida


Friday AM Session 2: Aerodigestive

Room Hensel Phelps West
08:00-10:00 08:00-08:30: Aerodigestive Society Presidential Address - Emerging Aerodigestive Models Outside the United States
Speaker: Kaalan Johnson
Virtual Welcome: Robin Cotton
0830-1000: Emerging Aerodigestive Models in South America: The Pediatrician as Consumer
Co-Moderators: Johnson & Wootten
Speakers: Rebecca Maunsell, Alvaro Pecheco, Andressa Peixoto, Edgar Belteton, Patricio Varelo
10:00-10:30 Break                                                          
10:30-12:00 10:30-12:00: Controversies in EA/TEF Management
Moderator: Jeremy Prager
Speakers: Jason Smithers, Erik Hysinger, Rachel Rosen, Randi Thomas
10:30-11:15: Tracheostomy Care in Low Resource Settings
Moderator: Chris Baker
Speakers: Nichole Johnson, Michelle Noel
11:15-12:00: Optimizing the Transition Home after a Tracheostomy
Moderator: Matt Smith vs. Carrie Liu
Speakers: Kevin Callans, Rosemary


Friday PM Session 3: Aerodigestive

Room Hensel Phelps West Krugman Conference Hall
12:00-13:00 Lunch, Meet & Greet
13:00-15:00 13:00-14:00: Managing the Epiglottis: Strange Cases and Common Problems
Moderator: Tina Friesen
Speakers: Sohit Kanotra, Christopher Wootten, Taher Valika, Charlie Myer
14:00-15:00: Reconstructive Alternatives: Airway Resection vs. Reconstruction
Moderator: Luv Javia
Speakers: Kishore Sandu, Jaime Penchyna, Mike Rutter
13:00-13:45: Advanced techniques in feeding therapy
Moderator: Kara Larson
Speakers: Bridgett Harrington, Randi Thomas, OT
13:45-14:30: Controversies in Thickening, Inpatient & Outpatient
Moderator: Kimberly Morris
Speakers: Jenny Maybee, Kim DeMarre, Sarah Kinder, RD
14:30-15:00: Positive Role of Fundoplication
Moderator: Soma Kumar
Speakers: Kim Riehle, PS, GI
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:00 15:30-16:15: Drooling and Chronic Aspiration of Secretions
Moderator: Stephanie Wong
Speakers: Sam Daniel, Elton Ashe-Lambert, Cissy Si
16:15-17:00: Beyond the Triple Scope: When Combination Endoscopies Don’t Yield the Answer
Moderator: Clare Richardson
Speakers: Hayat Mousa, MyMy Buu, Brandon Hopkins
15:30-16:00: Severe Dysphagia Management: Going home with an NG Tube
Moderator: Kara Larson
Speakers: Maireade McSweeney
16:00-16:30: The Role of the OT in Aerodigestive
Moderator: Jenny Maybee
Speakers: Lisa Horvay, Jenna Matthews
16:30-17:00: Difficult Cases in Dysphagia
Moderator: SLP
Speakers: Dana Williams, Reema Padia
17:00-18:00 Committee Meetings
18:00-20:00 Aerodigestive Society Networking Gala - Flyte CO


Saturday AM Session 4: Aerodigestive

Room Hensel Phelps West Krugman conference Hall Hensel Phelps East
08:00-10:00 08:00-08:30: Oto Literature year in review
Speaker: Nancy Bauman
08:30-09:00: Pulm Literature year in review
Speaker: Sarah Hofman DeYoung
09:00-10:00: Abstracts Session #1
08:00-08:30: GI Literature year in review
Speaker: Daniel Duncan
08:00-09:00: SLP/NUTLiterature year in review
Speaker: Cheryl Hersh
09:00-10:00: Abstracts Session #2
08:00-08:30: Update from the Aerodigestive Research Collaborative
08:30-09:15: Swallowing 101: What Every Family Member Should Know
Moderator: Dana Williams
Speakers: SLP
09:00-10:00: Parental Perspective on Communicating Inside and Outside the Aero Team
Co-Moderators: Taher Valika & Matt Brigger
Speakers: Graham Slater, Maureen Devlin, Rihannon Valdez,
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 10:30-12:00: Learning from Each Other: Aerodigestive Coordinator, RN, and APP Forum
Moderator: Clare Spahr, Jesse Erkman, and Amy Wrenn
10:30-12:00: Aerodigestive Management of the Syndromic Patient: CHARGE and 22Q
Speakers: Clare Richardson, Catherine Hart, Kara Larson, GI, Pulm
10:30-11:15: Controversies in managing Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome
Moderator: Emily DeBoer
Speakers: Debbie Weese-Mayer, Maida Chen
11:15-12:00: Childhood Bronchiectasis
Speakers: Aparna Rao, Matt Abts


Saturday PM Session 5: Aerodigestive

Room Hensel Phelps West Krugman Conference Hall Hensel Phelps East
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 13:00-14:00: Aerodigestive Care in Congenital Heart Disease (2 hours)
Moderator: Matt Brigger
Speakers: Doug Sidell, Kimberly Morris, Neal Maynord, Nikhila Raol, Pulm, GI
14:00-15:00: Button Batteries in the Esophagus: Acute Management and Long-term Effects
Speakers: Kris Jatana, Michael Pickens, PS
13:00-13:45: Expanding the Aero Team: Inpatient Consults / Leveraging the EMR / Role of the APP
Moderator: Lyndy Wilcox
Speakers: Jennifer Kha, Dave Molter, Scott Rickert
13:45-14:30: Telemedicine in Aerodigestive clinics
Moderator: Taher Valika
Speakers: Sarah Connearney, Lauren Bohm, Sara Zak
14:30-15:00: Overcoming the Supply Chain and Labor Shortages in Healthcare
Moderator: Jeremy Prager
Speakers: Andrew Georgalis, SC
13:00-13:45: The Role of Anti-Inflammatories in the Aerodigestive Population.
Speakers: Daiva Parakininkas and Tom Gallagher
13:45-14:30: How much aspiration can a pulmonologist tolerate?
Speakers: Mohammad Fazili and Tassos Koumbourlis
14:30-15:00: Microbiome in the Aerodigestive Patient
Speaker: Jason Qian
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-16:50 15:30-17:00: The Strange, the Weird and the Difficult: Aero Cases We Wish We Had Done Differently
Moderator: Doug Sidell
Speakers: Mike Rutter, Rachel Rosen, Paul Boesch, Patricio Valero
16:50-17:00 Closing Ceremonies
Speaker: Matt Brigger, Kaalan Johnson



We recommend joining our group reservation at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott, or book a room at the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver. These hotels are across the street from the Anschutz Medical Campus and a quick 15 minute walk or 5 minute shuttle ride to the conference venue.

Continuing Education

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Education (CEU) Credit

This course will offer ASHA CEUs (intermediate level; professional area).

Additional information to follow.

Questions and Additional Information 

Please contact Vicki Muscatello at vicki.muscatello@cuanschutz.edu or 303-724-1965.