Dysphagia Research Society 2019

Members of the Swallowing Systems Core laboratory went to this year’s Dysphagia Research Society annual conference in San Diego, California. Co-Directors Dr. Ianessa Humbert and Dr. Emily Plowman gave talks, while doctoral candidate Alicia Vose presented a poster, and doctoral students Raele Robison, Alycia Rivet, and Jessica Forbes presented data as well. Please hang out with us for a moment for a review of our talks – we are proud of our lab members for presenting at and participating in thoughtful discussions about the field of swallowing and swallowing disorders at this year’s DRS. We hope to see you at next year’s, too! http://<iframe width=”100%” height=”166″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”no” allow=”autoplay” src=”https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/568557780&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true”></iframe>

Dr. Ianessa Humbert spoke at the DRS pre-conference on the topic “Applying Principles of Theory-Based Practice to Dysphagia Management” as an invited speaker on the panel Bringing Quality Evidence into the Geriatric Dysphagia Practice.

Dr. Emily Plowman won first place for her presentation of PRISIM, a novel predictive model of dysphagia using screening tools commonly available to clinicians working with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Her talk, Internal Validation of the Physiologic Risk Index for Swallowing Impairment (PRISIM), was on a panel related to Evaluation of Swallowing Disorders.

Doctoral student Alycia Rivet gave an oral presentation on Swallowing Interdisciplinary Psychophysics (SIP): How Psychophysics Reveals a Safety Bias in Bolus Volume Difference Detection. She was mentored on this project and presentation by Dr. Ianessa Humbert and Dr. Andrew Lotto.

Doctoral candidate Alicia Vose gave a poster presentation entitled Effectiveness of direct vs indirect treatment for a specific swallowing pathophysiology. Alicia continues to contribute strongly at conferences like DRS where she asks excellent questions and pushes the standards for our science higher through collaboration, respectful challenges to norms, and integrating new techniques to her existing research interests.

Doctoral student Raele Robison gave a poster presentation entitled Reduced Lingual Generating Capacity and Pharyngeal Strength are Associated with Dysphagia in ALS. This was her second consecutive year presenting her work at DRS. Her poster related to her dissertation research which is focused on examining mechanisms of lingual functional reserve in ALS.

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