SAC Webinar: Dysphagia Interventions for People with Head and Neck Cancer

Rosemary Martino, MA, Reg. SLP (CASLPO), MSc, PhD
December 9 2020
Speech-Language Pathology
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Registration deadline is December 9, 2020 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)

December 9, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET)

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Pacific Time 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mountain Time 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Central Time 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Eastern Time 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Atlantic Time 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Newfoundland Time 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.



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Intended audience: Speech-Language Pathologists

This session pertains to: Adults (18-64), Seniors (65+)

Level: Intermediate (Assumes that the participant has general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)



Dysphagia is a common and potentially life-threatening chronic toxicity of radiotherapy (RT) for people with head and neck cancer (HNC). Swallowing therapy is commonly provided to lessen risk or severity of dysphagia, but best practice is not established. Despite the uncertainty in the literature, speech-language pathologists need to make decisions about when to prescribe interventions and what intervention is the most appropriate.

This talk will review the current evidence regarding the benefit of behavioural swallowing therapy for patients with HNC and review current international efforts to address this treatment dilemma.


This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs (Category A).


Presenter Biography

Rosemary Martino, MA, Reg. SLP (CASLPO), MSc, PhD

Dr. Rosemary Martino is Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Swallowing Disorders at the University of Toronto. Her research has impacted care standards both nationally and globally. She recently received a prestigious PCORI award to lead an international study targeting dysphagia for patients with head and neck cancer.


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