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Management of Dysphagia in Adults: Using the Latest Evidence

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Presenters:  Luis F. Riquelme, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S 

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 
:5:30pm
Conference: 5:45pm - 9:00pm

LISHA Member: $60.00
New LISHA Member*: $110.00 (*includes 2018 LISHA dues)
LISHA Student Member: $25.00
LISHA NEW Student Member: $50.00 (Includes 2018 LISHA dues)
Non Member Professional: $85.00

Workshop Coordinator

Kim Scharoff, M.A., CCC-SLP
Clinical Services Speech Councilor
This program is offered for .3 CEUs Intermediate Level: Professional Area



Luis F. Riquelme, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S will receive an honorarium from LISHA.


Luis F. Riquelme, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S has no relevant non-financial information to report.



Campo Salisbury Center, 718 The Plain Road, Westbury, NY 11590


This workshop will address relevant topics on assessment, treatment and management of adults with oropharyngeal dysphagia. Current evidence on the aging swallow, aspiration and related etiologies will be presented. Decision-making will be highlighted throughout. Discussions will be interactive and focus on aspects that impact the everyday practice of the speech-language pathologist in all settings; from acute to long- term care, from rehabilitation to residential settings. The audience will leave with a greater understanding of controversial and practice issues, and be ready to incorporate new or updated knowledge the next day. 


Dr. Riquelme is currently Associate Professor, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY; and Director, Barrique SLP @ Center for Swallowing and Speech-Language Pathology, New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY. He completed his M.S. at Columbia University and Ph.D. at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Luis has authored articles on dysphagia, multiculturalism, cultural competence, leadership and quality improvement. He has presented locally, nationally and internationally. Luis is Board Certified in Swallowing (BCS-S) and a member of the Dysphagia Research Society (DRS). He has served on several local and national boards and committees. At present, he is Chair of the American Board of Swallowing & Swallowing Disorders; Past Chair, ASHA PAC Board; and Past Chair, NY State Board for SLP and Audiology. Luis became an ASHA Fellow in 2009; in 2006 he received ASHA’s Certificate of Recognition for Special Contributions in Multicultural Affairs. In 2001, he received the Distinguished Service Award from NYSSLHA and this year, 2017, he received NYSSLHA’s Distinguished Achievement Award. Research interests include the physiology of swallowing in older adults; the role of decompensation in the elderly; pill swallowing in adults; the effects of deep brain stimulation on swallow; and the impact on culture on clinical interactions. 

Learning Objectives:

Participants will: 

  1. Describe the latest evidence on modified liquids in the management of aspiration pneumonia.
  2. Develop alternative protocols for assessing dysphagia secondary to common etiologies.
  3. Provide at least two evidence-based commentaries for previously studied assessment or treatment approaches for dysphagia in adults.


          5:30-5:45 Registration/Light Refreshments

5:45-6:00 Review of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) and its impact on dysphagia practice with adults 

                Demographics of the adult population 

                Current state of affairs in healthcare

6:00-6:15 Aspiration: evidence for better management?

6:15-6:45 Rheology of liquids: To thicken or not to thicken?

Introduction to the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) framework

6:45-7:00 Modified diets and liquid textures: Protocols for preventing aspiration and aspiration

pneumonia and promoting better Quality of Life (QOL)

7:00-7:30 Brief review of etiologies impacting swallow physiology: delirium, dementia, sarcopenia

7:30-7:45 BREAK

7:45-8:45 Hot Topics:  Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST), dysphagia screening (water swallow challenge), Neuromuscular 

                Electrical Stimulation (NMES), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in persons with Parkinson’s disease Latest evidence

                on Pill swallowing

8:45-9:00 Questions and Answers


Confirmation of registration can be obtained at or E-mail at

Cancellations and CEUs:

Cancellations are refundable if received 72 business hours prior to the event. Please note: Registrants will receive a certificate of completion when the course has been successfully completed. If you wish to earn CEUs you must complete CEU forms and hand them in at the completion of the workshop.


PowerPoint/Handout Presentations will be emailed to confirmed attendees, 72 hours prior to the workshop. There will be no internet access at venue to download handouts. You will need to either print a copy or download the file to a computer, tablet or phone before the workshop. 

Paper Handouts will NOT be available at the conference.

**LISHA speaker selection does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or procedures. We reserve the right to substitute speakers due to circumstances beyond our control**

December 5th, 2017 5:30 PM   through   9:00 PM
718 The Plain Road
Campo Salisbury Center
Westbury, NY 11590
United States
Phone: 516-626-8000
Individual Fee Non Member $ 85.00