Laryngeal Endostroboscopy and FEES: Performance and Interpretation


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Department: Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Course Number: MMC17007
Activity Start Date: March 8, 2017
Activity End Date: March 10, 2017
Location: UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center
San Francisco, CA
Fees: Physicians – 2 days $495
Physicians – 3 days $595
Allied Health – 2 days $395
Allied Health – 3 days $495
Resident/Fellow – 2 days $395
Resident/Fellow – 3 days $495


This 3 day course is designed for the otolaryngologist and speech language pathologist to gain knowledge and skill in the performance and interpretation of laryngeal stroboscopy and flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). Principles of laryngeal and upper aerodigestive function will be discussed so that the clinician will understand the necessity and the true diagnostic potential of laryngeal endostroboscopy and FEES. Several hours of hands-on laboratory sessions will develop skills in the clinical performance of each examination. Interpretation techniques for the beginner through advanced clinician will be presented through didactic lectures and applied during interactive case presentations. Finally, equipment and billing considerations required to build a voice and swallowing practice will be discussed.

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This course is offered for 2.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

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Course Outline:

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

8:00am Welcome and Introduction

8:05am Voice and Swallowing: Anatomy and Physiology

8:45am Performing Rigid Endoscopy

9:00am Endoscopic Examination Protocol

9:15am Hands-on Practice: Rigid Endoscopy

10:30am Break

10:45am Hands-on Practice: Rigid Endoscopy

12:00pm Lunch on your own

1:00pm Equipment Required to Perform Stroboscopy and FEES

1:15pm Grading Exam Quality and Interpreting Videostroboscopic Findings

2:00pm Grading your own Examination

2:30pm Interpretation - practice

3:00pm Break

3:15pm The History of Stroboscopy and FEES

3:45pm Instrumental Assessment in an Interdisciplinary Voice Center

4:15pm Interpretation - practice

4:45pm Q&A

5:00pm Dismissal



Thursday, March 9, 2017

8:00am Techniques for Completing Difficult Exams

8:30pm How We Use Voice Science to Interpret Stroboscopy

9:00am Performing Flexible Endoscopy

9:15am Hands-on Practice: Rigid and Flexible Endoscopy

10:30am Break

10:45pm Interpretation/Case Presentations

12:00pm Lunch on your own

1:00pm Billing Issues and Considerations

1:30pm Hands-on Practice: Flexible Endoscopy

3:15pm Break

3:30pm Case Presentations

4:30pm Q&A

5:00pm Dismissal


Friday, March 10, 2017

8:00am Swallowing Anatomy and Physiology

8:45pm FEES Protocol/Procedure

9:15am Break

9:30am Hands-on Practice: FEES

11:00am Interpretation - practice

12:00pm Lunch on your own

1:00pm Therapeutic strategies, Biofeedback

1:30pm Hands-On Practice: FEES

3:15pm Break

3:30pm Interpretation/Case Presentations

4:30pm Q and A

5:00pm Dismissal/Turn in Paperwork

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Course Directors:

Sarah L. Schneider, MS
Assistant Clinical Professor, OHNS
Speech Language Pathology Director
Voice Specialist

Katherine Yung, MD
Assistant Professor, OHNS
Division of Laryngology

Joey Laus, MS
Speech Language Pathologist
Swallowing Specialist

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Guest Faculty:
C. Kwang Sung, MD, MS
Assistant Professor OHNS
Stanford University Medical Center

James Curtis, MS
Speech Language Pathologist
PhD Student
Columbia University

Course Faculty:
Jonelyn Langenstein, MM, MS
Speech Language Pathologist
Voice and Swallowing Specialist

Erik Steele, MFA, MA
Speech Language Pathologist
Voice and Swallowing Specialist

Meg Cafferkey, MS
Speech Language Pathologist
Voice and Swallowing Specialist

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Travel & Lodging:

UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center
2330 Post Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco 94115

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before 03.07.2017 will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to

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