Esophageal Dysphagia: Evaluation and Treatment Planning

Date: 10/19/2013
Time: 8:00am Speaker(s): Tom Franceschini, M.S.,CCC SLP
Continuing Education Unit Hours: 8

For More Information

Event Contact(s):
Rebecca Richmond, MPH, CPH
Rehab Continuing Education Coordinator
Phone: 502-582-7673

Audience: SLP

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the esophagus and understand how swallowing and voice disorders occur from disorders of the esophagus.
  2. Develop understanding of the etiology of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and how it relates to disorders of swallowing and voice.
  3. Explain how to incorporate the evaluation of the esophagus and how to interpret the findings of an esophagram as it relates to managing patients with dysphagia.
  4. Identify various disorders of the esophagus.
  5. Describe the various treatment options of these same disorders


7:30-8:00 Registration
Continental Breakfast
8:00-10:00 Part I: Esophageal Considerations
Anatomy and Physiology of the
Role of the SLP in Esophageal
Esophageal Disorders and
Management Considerations
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-10:45 Esophageal Considerations (Cont.)
10:45-12:00 Part II: Gastroesophageal Reflux
Disease (GERD) and Laryngeal-
Pharyngeal Reflux (LPR) in Adults
Etiology and Physiology of GERD
Oral, Laryngeal Otological and
Pulmonary Symptomology
12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:30 GERD and LPR
Management Options
2:30-3:30 Part III: GERD/LPR in Infants,
Children, and Teenagers
Asthma and GERD in the
Pediatric Population
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:15 Part IV: Pediatric GERD
Medical Management & Surgery
5:15-5:30 Questions & Wrap Up


Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Conference Center

201 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202
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Event Pricing

Professional $195.00
St. Joe/ULH/VNA employee $155.00
PRN employee $50.00



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