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Dysphagia and Palliative Care: Working as a Team for Quality of Life

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Presenter: Caitlin Saxtein, M.S., CCC-SLP

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

: 5:30pm

Workshop: 5:45pm - 9:00pm

Member: $60.00

Student: $25.00

Non-Member Professional: $85.00

This program is offered for .3 ASHA CEUs Intermediate Level; Professional Area 



Caitlin Saxtein, M.S., CCC-SLP will be receiving an honorarium from LISHA for her presentation. 


Caitlin Saxtein, M.S., CCC-SLP is a LISHA Speaker’s Bureau committee member


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

Workshop Coordinator

Angela Murphy, M.A., CCC-SLP Director of Speech-Language Pathology 


This session will focus on dysphagia and palliative care; working together to improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family. Swallowing should be assessed in the light of the direction of care, empowering families with a sense of control. We, as speech language pathologists, provide pivotal input regarding swallowing that can greatly affect the quality of life people receive on palliative care. Therefore, this session will include discussion on effective communication in a multidisciplinary team, advocating for our patients’, and current research regarding alternate means of nutrition and hydration.


Caitlin Saxtein, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a speechlanguage pathologist at Peconic Bay Medical Center, part of the Northwell Health System. Caitlin received her Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Adelphi University. She is the Speaker’s Bureau committee member of the Long Island SpeechLanguage-Hearing Association, an active member of ASHA Special Interest Group 13 (Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders), the Dysphagia Research Society, and 3-time ASHA ACE Award recipient for continuing education. She currently works as a medical speech language pathologist in acute care and subacute rehabilitation; as well as, has experience in the outpatient and home health settings. She is trained in Respiratory Muscle Strength Training, (RMST), McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program, (MDTP), Lee Silverman Voice Technique (LSVT) and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), Caitlin has an extensive background with East End Hospice, volunteering with this organization for nearly 15 years; making bereavement phone calls and co-leading groups at Camp Good Grief.

**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**

Learning Objectives

1. Integrate knowledge of dysphagia to apply a patient centered plan of action.

2. Define the role and need of speech-language pathologists and palliative care to integrate as an interdisciplinary team.

3. Discuss potential plans of action to address dysphagia when a patient is nearing end of life.


5:30-5:45  Registration/Light Refreshments

5:45-6:15  Introduction and What is Palliative Care?

6:15-6:45  Impact of Dysphagia

6:45-7:00  MOLST

7:00-7:15  Break

7:15-7:30  Palliative Care and the SLP:  Medical Decision Making

7:30-8:15  Plan of Action- Dysphagia, End of Life, Education

8:15-8:45  Case Presentations

8:45-9:00  Questions and Answers


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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. 


PowerPoint/Handout Presentations will be emailed to confirmed attendees, 72 hours prior to the workshop. There will be no internet access at the 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 workshop. 

August 14th, 2019 5:30 PM   through   9:00 PM
718 The Plain Road
Campo Salisbury Center
Westbury, NY 11590
United States
Phone: 516-626-8000
Event Fee(s)
Non-Member Professional $ 85.00