Dear friends and colleagues,
The ESSD has a lot of things to report:
ESSD is launching an accreditation programme for FEES in neurogenic and geriatric patients, and the first course will be parallel to the workshop on Management of Dysphagia in a General Hospital, also at Mataró Hospital, on 18 and 19 September. Registration and information at www.essdskillsaccreditation.org, also linked on the ESSD website
The next webinar is Monday 10 July at 18.30, and Antonio Schindler, ENT and phoniatrician, and Rainer Dziewas, neurologist, will explain the FEES accreditation programme and discuss the technique and importance of FEES. As always, the webinar is free and open to members and non-members alike but you need to register, click http://bit.ly/2uK10fm to do so.
Early registration for the 7th ESSD Congress, World Dysphagia Summit, precongress course and workshop is OPEN until 15 July. 10 days left at early bird rates! Register http://bit.ly/2th8PeH. We have a record 293 abstracts submitted, and the 43 oral presentations, after blind, independent reviewing by 3 members of the scientific committee, cover all topics of dysphagia with presenters from the 5 continents of the world.
Finally, the committees for the World Dysphagia Summit are collecting information on several important topics which will be discussed during the Summit. We are sending you surveys, asking for your participation. Please answer them if you haven’t already done so, your opinion and expertise are important to us.
Rehabilitation strategies for dysphagia: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DysphagiaRehabilitationStrategies (there is also a Japanese version)
The Multidisciplinary Team and the Deglutologist: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MDTfordysphagia
Paediatric Dysphagia: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Paediatricdysphagia
Epidemiology of Dysphagia, facing the epidemic: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dysphagiaepidemiology
There may be more in the next few days. These answers will help us get a world picture of these questions for the World Dysphagia Summit in Barcelona,
Looking forward to seeing you all there,
Scientific Secretariat ESSD