University of Colorado Stroboscopy & FEES Course

May 14-15, 2021

stroboscopy procedure

Course Overview​

This course will include both lecture and hands-on exposure to videostroboscopy and FEES. There will be eight-hours of hands on practice in a small group setting with direct instruction from experts - physicians and speech-language pathologists - in the field of laryngology. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and refine skills in both flexible and rigid endoscopy, as well as heighten their skills in the interpretation of stroboscopy and FEES.

Location
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
12631 E. 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Learning Objectives
  • Develop an intermediate level of skills in interpreting Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing.

  • Demonstrate basic endoscopic techniques for the use of rigid and flexible laryngeal endoscopy.

  • Develop an intermediate level of skill in interpreting laryngeal stroboscopy.​

Course Directors
Daniel Fink, MD
Juliana Litts, MA CCC-SLP

CU Faculty
Mona Abaza, MD
Matthew Clary, MD
Marie Jette, PhD, CCC-SLP
Liz Cuadrado, MS, CCC-SLP


Registration

The registration fee for this course for a speech-language pathologist is $400. This course has a cap of 20 participants. 

Click here to register​

Please note that we are hopeful to find a safe and productive way to conduct this in person course as scheduled, but due to the uncertainty of the current COVID pandemic, we are not guaranteeing this course will happen. You will be reimbursed fully for any registration fees for this course if we have to cancel. 

 

Any questions regarding the course status please email juliana.litts@cuanschutz.edu

​Tentative Schedule

Friday, May 14 
8:00 am - 8:25 am Registration & Breakfast
8:25 am - 8:30 am Welcome & Introduction
8:30 am - 8:55 am Voice Production: Anatomy & Physiology
8:55 am - 9:10 am Performing Rigid Endoscopy
9:10 am - 9:25 am Performing Flexible Endoscopy
9:25 am - 10:00 am Choosing the Scope: Rigid vs. Flexible
​​10:00 am - 12:00 pmHands on Session I
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 1:20 pmStroboscopy 101
1:20 pm - 2:20 pmEndoscopy Evaluation and Stroboscopy Interpretation Practice
2:2​0 pm - 4:30 pmHands on Session II
Saturday, May 15 
9:00 am - 9:20 am Techniques for Completing Difficult Exams
9:20 am - 9:45 am Pharyngeal Anatomy & Anatomy of Swallowing
9:45 am - 10:15 am FEES 101: What, When & How?
10:15 am - 10:45 am FEES Grading: Cases, Practice & Discussion
10:45 am - 12:30 pmHands on Practice with Flexible Endoscopy
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 1:45 pmDocumentation of Strobe and FEES
1:45 pm - 2:30 pmFEES Interpretation Practice
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmHands on Practice
4:30 pmAdjourn

 


Continuing Education (CEU) Credit


​Questions? Contact OTOEvents@cuanschutz.edu   

If you are not satisfied with the course, or if you have any concerns or complaints, contact OTOEvents@cuanschutz.edu; 303-724-1950) immediately following the course.

Complaints will be brought to the attention of the course directors immediately and the complainant should receive a response from course directors within 7 business days.

Individuals are encouraged to contact the ASHA Approved CE Provider and attempt to resolve any problem before filing a complaint with the ASHA’s Continuing Education Board (CEB). 

​Speaker Disclosures & Biographies

Daniel Fink, MD
FINANCIAL: Dr. Fink receives a salary from the University of Colorado Hospital.
NON‐FINANCIAL: Dr. Fink has no relevant non‐financial relationships that exist.

Dr. Daniel Fink is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His clinical expertise relates to care of voice, airway and swallowing disorders. His research focuses on the study of airflow and ventilation in airway stenosis and patient centered outcomes in voice disorders. His clinical practice involves comprehensive care of voice, airway, and swallowing disorders.

Mona Abaza, MD, MS
FINANCIAL: Dr. Abaza receives a salary from the University of Colorado Hospital.
NON‐FINANCIAL: Dr. Abaza has no relevant non‐financial relationships that exist.

Dr. Mona Abaza is a Professor at the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Her clinical expertise relates laryngology, voice, airway, and swallowing. She received her master’s degree in Higher Education and sits on the Board of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Matt Clary, MD
FINANCIAL: Dr. Clary receives a salary from University of Colorado Hospital.
NON‐FINANCIAL: Dr. Clary has no relevant non‐financial relationships that exist.

Dr. Matt Clary is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His clinical expertise relates to voice and swallowing disorders, endoscopic management of laryngeal cancers, and disease of the upper airway. His research focuses on new techniques for in‐office laryngeal treatments, organ preservation surgery for laryngeal cancers,
and subglottic stenosis diagnosis, physiology, and treatment outcomes.

Juliana Litts, MA, CCC‐SLP
FINANCIAL: Juliana receives a salary from University of Colorado Hospital.
NON‐FINANCIAL: Juliana has no relevant non‐financial relationships that exist.

Juliana Litts, MA CCC‐SLP is a certified Vocologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of voice, cough and breathing disorders. She works on an interdisciplinary team of laryngologist and speech language pathologists to treat disorders related to the larynx.

Marie Jetté, PhD, CCC‐SLP
FINANCIAL: Dr. Jetté receives a salary from University of Colorado Hospital.
NON‐FINANCIAL: Dr. Jetté has no relevant non‐financial relationships that exist.

Dr. Marie Jetté is an Assistant Professor and speech‐language pathologist in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Her clinical expertise is assessment and treatment of voice disorders and chronic cough. She has trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center and the University of Wisconsin Voice and Swallow Clinics. Her research interest is understanding the pathophysiology of laryngeal inflammation via insights to the mucosal barrier.

Elizabeth Cuadrado, MS, CCC‐SLP
FINANCIAL: Elizabeth receives a salary from University of Colorado.
NON‐FINANCIAL: Elizabeth has no relevant non‐financial relationships that exist.​

Elizabeth Cuadrado is a speech‐language pathologist in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine. She is board certified in swallowing and swallowing disorders. Liz has acquired broad clinical experiences working in both adult and pediatric acute care hospitals. Her clinical focus is on pathophysiology of dysphagia, and practical dynamic treatment options.

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