On October 23, 2014, a total of five presentations were given from the NSSR Lab at the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) annual meeting at the beautiful Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Florida. NSSR research students and clinicians Stephanie Watts, Lauren Tabor, Raele Robison, Michelle Rosado, and Dr. Plowman each gave scientific research poster presentations. Dr. Plowman was also asked to provide a platform presentation to share updates in the ongoing randomized clinical trial investigating the impact of expiratory muscle strength training on bulbar dysfunction in PALS.
Dr. Plowman's thoughts on best practices for feeding tube placement in people with ALS (PALS) were recently featured in an online article published in the popular online center ‘Dysphagia Café'.
Third year NSSR doctoral Student Stephanie Randall Watts passed her Doctoral Competency Examination and officially became a Doctoral Candidate this month. Watts research is focused on understanding the relationship between cough, airway protection and swallowing function. The lab celebrated her success with a surprise party during our weekly journal club where the good news was reveled to one surprised and happy doctoral student. Congratulations Steph!
Dr. Emily Plowman and Research Therapist Michelle Rosado visited the Neuromuscular Omnicomprehensive Center (NEMO) in Milan, Italy on May 19th where Dr. Plowman was invited to speak about her research in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
The NEMO institute is housed within the largest hospital complex in Europe and affiliated with the University of Milan. In attendance were world-class neurologists including Drs Gabriele Mora, Valeria Sansone, and Christian Lunetta, ear nose and throat surgeons, speech-language pathologists, psychologists and ...
The mission of this foundation is to raise awareness and create action to discover effective treatments, and ultimately a cure for ALS. A Life Story Foundation was founded by Kevin Swan, a patient of Dr. Plowmans, who was diagnosed with ALS at age 30 and who has dedicated his life to increasing awareness of this devastating disorder.
Check out the organization at: A Life Story Foundation
Joy Gaziano was presented with the 2014 American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders Award for her research investigating factors affecting return to oral intake in head and neck cancer patients post-endoscopic lumen restoration. Joy was presented with this award at the national Dysphagia Research Society meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. This marks consecutive back-to-back years that someone from NSSR has been the recipient of this prestigious national award.
Way to go Joy!
A total of six presentations were given from the NSSR Lab at the recent Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) meeting in Nashville Tennessee. Scientific Research presentations were given by lab members Lauren Tabor, Joy Gaziano, Stephanie Randall Watts, Amanda Domer and Dr. Plowman. Dr. Plowman was also an invited panelist on the Neurodegenerative Panel for treatment of Swallowing Disorders where she provided updates in treatments for individuals with ALS. Further, Amanda Domer's presentation on the impact of aspirated water and gel vs. starch based thickeners in an animal lung ...
Dr. Emily Plowmans’ research in the use of exercise to maintain oral motor function in people with ALS was recently featured in an article published in Dysphagia Café.
The article addresses tough questions often asked by practitioners in the field of ALS.
Read the entire article, Dysphagia Management in ALS: Tackling the Paradigm Shift directly on Dysphagia Cafe's website.
Plowman gave three presentations on:
Applying principles of plasticity to treatment of swallowing disorders
Expiratory Muscle Strength Training and
Treatment Strategies for individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Other speakers included in Dr's Pere Clave (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Catriona Steele (University of Toronto), Ianessa Humbert (Hopkins University), and Reza Shaker (Medical College of Wisconsin).
The 12th Annual Northeast ALS (NEALS) consortium meeting took place at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater, Florida. A total of five research presentations from the NSSR Lab were given by doctoral students, research therapists and Dr. Plowman.
Plowman, E.K, Domer, A, , Watts, S, Gaziano, J, Tabor, L.S, D, Richter, J, Gooch, C, Vu, T. The Impact of Exercise on Bulbar Function in Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. 12th Annual North East ALS Consortium Meeting, October 3, 2013, Clearwater, Florida.
Plowman, E.K, Domer, A, ...