University of Colorado Stroboscopy & FEES Course

Spring 2023

We are pleased to announced our next Stroboscopy and FEES course to be held in May 2023. This will consist of in-person lectures and hands-on training session for videostroboscopy and FEES.

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.

*Please Note - Course Participants will be required to be fully vaccinated in order to attend. Per University of Colorado guidelines, medical and religious exemptions are permitted. Masking will be required for all participants (PPE will be provided).


Agenda:

Spring 2023

Friday

8:00-8:25am                    Registration and Breakfast

8:25-8:30am                    Welcome and Introduction                    

8:30-8:55am                    Voice Production: Anatomy and Physiology        

8:55-9:10am                    Performing Rigid Endoscopy     

9:10-9:25am                    Performing Flexible Endoscopy                       

9:25-10:00am                  Choosing the Scope: Rigid vs Flexible         

10:00-12:00pm                Hands-on Session I                                         

12:00-1:00pm                  Lunch

1:00-1:20pm                    Stroboscopy 101                                                    

1:20-2:20pm                    Endoscopy Evaluation and Stroboscopy Interpretation Practice                                            

2:20-4:30pm                    Hands-on Session II         

 

Saturday

 

9:00-9:20am                    Techniques for Completing Difficult Exams            

9:20-9:45am                    Pharyngeal Anatomy & Anatomy of Swallow      

9:45-10:15am                  FEES 101: What, When, and How?                      

10:15-10:45am                FEES Grading/ Cases Practice and Discussion    

10:45-12:30pm                Hands on Practice with Flexible Endoscopy       

12:30-1:30pm                  Lunch

1:30-1:45pm                    Documentation of Strobe and FEES              

1:45-2:30pm                    FEES Interpretation Practice                         

2:30-4:30pm                    Hands-on Practicum                  

4:30pm                            Conference Adjourned

             

 

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

Juliana Litts, MA CCC-SLP
Financial Disclosures: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Non Financial Disclosures: None

Liz Cuadrado, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Financial Disclosures: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Non Financial Disclosures: None

Daniel Fink, MD
Financial Disclosures: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Non Financial Disclosures: None

 

Faculty

Lyndsay Madden, MD
Financial Disclosures: Wake Forest Adventist Health
Non Financial Disclosures: None

Taylor Lackey, MD
Financial Disclosures: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Non Financial Disclosures: None

Kenny Rodriguez, MD
Financial Disclosures: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Non Financial Disclosures: None

Jeanne Doyle, PA-C
Financial Disclosures: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Non Financial Disclosures: None

Emily Nauman, MA CCC-SLP
Financial Disclosures: National Jewish Health
Non Financial Disclosures: None

Sydney Schroeder, MA CCC-SLP
Financial Disclosures: Veterans’ Affairs Hospital
Non Financial Disclosures: None

Kathryn Ruckart, MA CCC-SLP
Financial Disclosures: Wake Forest Adventist Health
Non Financial Disclosures: None


Registration

The registration fee for this course for a speech-language pathologist is $400. This course has a cap of 20 participants. Registration for the May 2023 Program is not currently open.

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

Continuing Education (CEU) Credit

 

This course is offered for 1.30 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level; professional area)

Attendees seeking education credit must attend sessions in full and must complete the course self-assessment and learning assessment and return them to Juliana Litts in person in order to receive ASHA CEUs.


​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).

Disclosure Statement

Olympus will be providing towers for instructional use.

​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.


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 an Assistant Professor and 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.


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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