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Jan 18 - 19, 2021 | CPD Hours : 11.5 | Northampton, England
Dysphagia for Speech & Language Therapists 2021 is organized by National Centre of Rehabilitation Education (NCORE) and will be held from Jan 18 - 19, 2021 at Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, Northampton Town Centre, Northampton, England, United Kingdom.This Course has been approved for a maximum of 11.5 CPD hours. Overview Focus on Diagnostics 1ST DAY: Recent research has suggested a critical need for 'diagnostic specificity' before attempted management of the dysphagic patient. The videofluoroscopic swallowing study has long been considered the 'gold standard' in dysphagia diagnostics. Although a very valuable tool for observing swallowing biomechanics, this examination has limitations and offers the clinician a biased view toward diagnosis. This 'day of diagnostics' will take the clinician from clinical assessment through instrumental. We will begin with a review of physiology in the context of innervation and muscular anatomy and will focus on improving the clinical skill of inferring pharyngeal physiology from clinical and neurophysiologic findings. We will then discuss diagnostic practices with videofluroscopy and how the diagnosis can be refined by inclusion of other instrumental techniques, including endoscopy, pharyngeal manometry and electromyography. Focus on Rehabilitation 2nd DAY: Speech pathologists historically have done very well in developing compensatory treatment plans for patients with swallowing impairment. However only recently have we been shifting our attention, in both clinic and research lab, to rehabilitation practices. Historical research has identified positive effects of muscle strengthening approaches, but more recent research has suggested adverse effects as well. This seminar will provide an overview and update of information related to long term rehabilitation of disordered swallowing physiology; in particular, focus will be on exercises targeted toward improving pharyngeal motility. The discussion will present the strength vs skill dichotomy and how this may be applied to swallowing rehabilitation. Integration of this information in clinical practice will allow us greater specificity in the design of a rehabilitation programme. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
25th Annual National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care and Low Secure Units (NAPICU) Conference
Sep 23 - 24, 2021 | GBP £865.00 | Northampton, England
25th Annual National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care and Low Secure Units (NAPICU) Conference is organized by National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care and Low Secure Units (NAPICU) and will be held from Sep 23 - 24, 2021 at Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, Northampton Town Centre, Northampton, England, United Kingdom. Theme: “PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE“ Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.