SAC Webinar: Introduction to FEES

Dinusha Peiris M.Sc., RSLP
October 12 2022
Speech-Language Pathology
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October 12, 2022 – 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Registration deadline is October 12, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)

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SAC Members and Associates – FREE*
*All registered participants must be SAC members/associates



This webinar will be recorded and available as a webcast in our webcast library a couple days after the live event. 


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Intended Audience

  • speech-language pathologists
  • students


This Session Pertains To:

  • Adults (18-64)



Introductory (Assumes that the participant has little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.) 



Fibreoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallow (FEES) is one of two instrumental imaging procedures used for assessing dysphagia. It provides direct visualization of the larynx using a transnasal endoscope. FEES is often preferred over videofluoroscopy (VFSS) in terms of its portability, sensitivity in detecting evidence of micro-aspiration, and is better suited for use with certain clinical populations. S-LPs working with dysphagia should be aware of when and how to use FEES in their practice and be prepared to undertake the required training to ensure they are able to provide this assessment to their patients. This webinar will focus on an introduction to FEES, its role in dysphagia assessment, and how S-LPs can get started with training.

Learning objectives:

  • How to determine need for instrumental assessment
  • How to choose between FEES vs. VFSS
  • To understand the basic FEES procedure and interpretation of laryngeal image
  • To identify indications and contraindications for FEES
  • To identify process for training in FEES for S-LP



This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs.


Presenter Biography

Dinusha Peiris M.Sc, RSLP

Dinusha is a registered speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience working with voice and swallowing disorders. She received her B.A. in Speech Sciences from University of British Columbia, Canada and M.Sc in Speech-Language Pathology from University College London, UK. Dinusha spent the first ten years of her career working in head and neck cancer and voice disorders in London, UK.

Since moving back to Vancouver in 2010 Dinusha has worked at different acute care hospitals. She provides education to S-LPs in endoscopy and interpretation of the laryngeal image. 

Dinusha currently works at BC Cancer Vancouver and at her private practice.


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