University of Colorado Stroboscopy & FEES Course

Fall 2021

We are pleased to announced a modified Stroboscopy and FEES course to be held in Fall 2021. This will consist of two separate Zoom lectures and one four-hour hands-on 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 the October 2nd in-person training. Per University of Colorado guidelines, medical and religious exemptions are permitted. Masking will be required for all participants (PPE will be provided).


Agenda:

Friday, September 17, 2021

Online Webinar Training via Zoom

Time (MST)Presentation
12:00 – 12:05

Welcome and Intro

Juliana Litts and Daniel Fink, MD

12:05 – 12:30

Voice Production: Anatomy and Physiology

Daniel Fink, MD

12:30 – 12:55

Stroboscopy 101

Juliana Litts

12:55 – 1:20

Grading and Interpreting Stroboscopy

Juliana Litts and Daniel Fink, MD

1:20 – 1:45

Infection Control : current practice, required practice, options

Juliana Litts

1:45 – 2:00Questions

 

Friday, September 24, 2021

Online Webinar Training via Zoom

Time (MSTPresentation
12:00 – 12:25

Swallow Function: Pharyngeal Anatomy of Swallow

Daniel Fink, MD

12:25 – 12:50

FEES 101: What, When, and How?

Liz Cuadrado, MS CCC-SLP

12:50 – 1:20

FEES Grading/ Cases Practice and Discussion

Liz Cuadrado, MS CCC-SLP and Daniel Fink, MD

1:20 – 1:45

Documentation and Billing of Strobe and FEES

Juliana Litts, MA CCC-SLP and Liz Cuadrado, MS CCC-SLP

1:45 – 2:00Questions 

 

Saturday, October 2, 2021

In-Person Workshop (you will only attend one session in the morning OR afternoon)

Group 1

Time (MST)Presentation
8:00 – 8:30

Flexible and Rigid Endoscopy Techniques

Daniel Fink, MD, Juliana Litts, MA CCC-SLP, and Liz Cuadrado, MS CCC-SLP

8:30 – 9:30Hands on: Rigid Room / Flex Room
9:30 – 10:30Hands on: Rotate: Rigid Room / Flex Room
10:30 – 11:15Interpretation Practice
11:15 – 12:00Questions and Final scope passes

Group 2

Time (MST)Presentation
1:00 – 1:30

Flexible and Rigid Endoscopy Techniques

Daniel Fink, MD, Juliana Litts, MA CCC-SLP, and Liz Cuadrado, MS CCC-SLP

1:30 – 2:30Hands on: Rigid Room / Flex Room
2:30 – 3:30Hands on: Rotate: Rigid Room / Flex Room
3:30 – 4:15Interpretation Practice
4:15 – 5:00Questions and Final scope passes

 

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
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 6 participants. To register for the Fall 2021 course, CLICK HERE

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

 


Continuing Education (CEU) Credit

 

This course if offered for 0.8 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). 

​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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