1st Annual Medical SLP Conference
October 27, 2018

ArSHA Medical SLP Conference 2018 Announcement


Online Registration: ArSHA Member   |   Non-Member
Offline Registration: PDF Registration Form


This interprofessional session will discuss the standards, practice and evidence-based interventions for patients with head and neck cancer. The presenters will describe established and newer surgical interventions and chemoradiation modalities, as well as how the HPV epidemic is changing the face of head and neck cancer. The speech-language pathologists’ role in instrumental assessments with the management of functional swallowing and communication outcomes will be discussed.

Learner Outcome(s):

  • Identify one medical management technique for oral cavity cancers
  • Describe the role of medical speech pathologists in head and neck cancer
  • Define one decision making and interpretation process in selecting instrumental exams in the head and neck
  • cancer patient
  • Summarize three basic steps in the evaluation process with the laryngectomee patient
  • Tell the necessary components in the assessment and intervention of voice for the patient with glottic cancer

Agenda

  • 7:30 am
    Registration
  • 8:00-8:45 am
    Medical Management of Oral Cavity Cancers, Dr. Chafeek Tomeh
  • 8:45-9:45 am
    The Role of the SLP in Head & Neck Cancer Population, Lisa Crujido
  • 9:45-10:00 am
    Break
  • 10:00-10:30 am
    Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBSS) or Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES): Which is Best and What Does the Research Say?, Aubrey Dunlap
  • 10:30-11:30 am
    MBS: How to Assess and Compensate Post-Treatment, Leah Mackie
  • 11:30-12:15 pm
    FEES Interpretation in the Head and Neck Cancer Population, Lisa Crujido
  • 12:15-12:30 pm
    Panel Discussion: Challenging Case Studies, Aubrey Dunlap, Lisa Crujido and Leah Mackie
  • 12:30-1:30 pm
    Lunch on your own
  • 1:30-2:30 pm
    Basics & Troubleshooting in Laryngectomee Care: It’s More Than Just Tracheoesophageal Prosthesis (TEP), Keri Winchester
  • 2:30-3:45 pm
    Voice Assessment and Intervention for Glottic Cancer, Denise Stats-Caldwell
  • 3:45-4:15 pm
    Panel Discussion: What are your challenges?, Keri Winchester and Denise Stats-Caldwell


Bios

Chafeek Tomeh, MD, MPH, FACS- Surgical Oncology/Otolaryngology, is a board-certified and fellowship trained surgical oncologist/otolaryngologist specializing in treating cancers and diseases of the head and neck. He is skilled in skull base surgery and transoral surgery to assist in the removal of tumors from the mouth and throat. Dr. Tomeh graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin received internship and otolaryngology residency training at the University of Tennessee in Memphis and completed a head and neck surgical oncology fellowship at Stanford University Hospital in California.
Relevant Financial Relationship: Dr. Chafeek Tomeh has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Dr. Chafeek Tomeh has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Lisa Crujido, MS CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Her clinical specialties include the diagnosis and treatment of voice and swallowing disorders in head and neck cancer as well as the general voice disordered population. Ms. Crujido completed her graduate study at Illinois State University. Post-graduate study includes participation in research in the Laryngeal and Speech Section of the NINDS of the National Institutes of Health, collaborative research on the effects of surface electrical stimulation and exercise in head and neck cancer patients with dysphagia following radiation therapy, and collaboration with the Dystonia Coalition on the development of a rating system and assessment tool for the diagnosis of spasmodic dysphonia. She is a co- author on several publications that include treatment outcomes using radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, the effects of e-stim and exercise in chronic pharyngeal dysphagia and treatment programs for total laryngectomees. She is a contributor to the text “Laryngeal Cancer: An Interdisciplinary Resource for Practitioners,” authoring a chapter on airway and respiratory challenges in larynx cancer.
Relevant Financial Relationship: Lisa Crujido is a salaried employee of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and will be referencing her work during her presentation. She is also receiving an honorarium from ArSHA for her presentation.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Lisa Crujido has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Aubrey Dunlap, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at Banner Desert Medical Center with five years of experience in acute care, outpatient and skilled nursing facilities. Her areas of passion include FEES, head and neck cancer and trauma. She has taught FEES courses, mentored staff and helped establish protocols, policies and procedures at multiple local facilities for FEES and MBS.
Relevant Financial Relationship: Aubrey Dunlap is a salaried employee at Banner Desert Medical Center and is receiving an honorarium from ArSHA for her presentation.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Aubrey Dunlap has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Leah Mackie, MSLP, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist and Clinical Manager at Banner MD Anderson. She has been practicing for 26 years, specializing in Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation for the last 18 years. She is trained in acute post-surgical care of HNC and ICU patients, MBS, Trismus, TEP and laryngectomy rehabilitation as well as OP rehab for the radiation/chemotherapy patient. She has trained and mentored staff as well as established protocols, policies and programs in the area of head and neck cancer both in Canada and in the USA.
Relevant Financial Relationship: Leah Mackie is a salaried employee at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center and is receiving an honorarium from ArSHA for her presentation.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Leah Mackie has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Keri Winchester, MS CCC-SLP, is a clinical speech-language pathologist at Banner MD Anderson. She has been practicing for 25 years. She has been specializing in Laryngectomy Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation for the last 15 years. She is trained in MBS, FEES, Trismus, TEP and laryngectomy rehabilitation as well as OP rehab for the radiation/chemotherapy patient. She has trained and mentored staff and students as well as established policies, and programs in laryngectomy. Additionally, she has lead the group Support for People with Head and Neck Cancer for the last 15 years.
Relevant Financial Relationship: Keri Winchester is a salaried employee at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center and is receiving an honorarium from ArSHA for her presentation.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Keri Winchester has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Denise Stats-Caldwell, MA, CCC-SLP, is a member of the rehab team at Banner Gateway Medical Center/Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Arizona. Ms. Stats-Caldwell is trained in videolaryngostroboscopy, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Examination of Swallowing (FEES), Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Studies (VFSS; Modified Barium Swallow study), as well as circumlaryngeal manipulation, Vocal Function Exercises (VFE), and the use of respiratory retrainers such as the EMST. Her special interests are in voice and voice-related disorders and dysphagia; especially professional voice, paradoxical vocal fold movement (PVFM; aka vocal cord dysfunction), and oral head and neck cancer with an emphasis in laryngectomy/TEP voice prosthesis management. Ms. Stats-Caldwell co-started the first Arizona SPOHNC (Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer) group together with a local cancer survivor. There are now four SPOHNC groups in Arizona.
Relevant Financial Relationship: Denise Stats-Caldwell is a salaried employee at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center and will be referencing her work and actual case studies during her presentation. She will receive an honorarium from ArSHA for her presentation.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Denise Stats-Caldwell is adjunct faculty where the event is being held and is a graduate student mentor.


This course is offered for 0.7 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level, professional area).