The Langmore Foundation FEES Course
The Foundation course is a 2-day basic course aimed at a range of clinicians: those with no experience to those who are currently using FEES. The faculty is made up of myself and/or other experienced speech pathologists who teach the course. We may have guest lecturers in pediatrics or otolaryngology. The participants are mainly SLPs who have experience performing modified barium swallow studies and are ready to add FEES to their daily practice. Some physicians attend who are interested in adding FEES to their practice; they often come as an SLP-MD team. Some graduate students are also in attendance.
FEES course at your site
If you are interested in having a LangmoreFEES course at your site, please contact Susan Langmore at firstname.lastname@example.org. The fee for this will depend on how many instructors/mentors you want, the number of participants, how much preparation you need help with, and the cost for traveling to your site. We can provide a Foundation or Advanced course, or a hybrid, depending on your needs.
For information on these and other FEES courses, please go to our new website: www.langmorefeesllc.com
FEES Courses Registration
FEES course at Boston Medical Center
You can attend a Foundation FEES course at Boston Medical Center where you pay a registration fee of $600 and we do all the work.
An Advanced FEES course is $350. Registration and more information are available by contacting Gintas Krisciunas at email@example.com or by going to our website:
My colleagues and I offer courses to train speech pathologists and physicians in this procedure.
May 19-20, 2017 (Boston)
June 10-11, 2017 at University of Colorado, Denver
to register for the courses
Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing
The first day of the course covers the basics of FEES, from understanding swallowing as seen endoscopically, through the evaluation protocols, to scoring examinations, and finally to using endoscopy as a treatment tool. On the second day of the course, case studies are presented for practice scoring and we cover administrative issues to help you set up a FEES program and bill for your work. Along with every lecture are abundant video clips to aid in understanding. An extremely valuable part of the course is the 4 hours of hands-on training time where the participant will have practice passing the scope under direct mentorship of an experienced speech pathologist. We guarantee each participant at least 5 mentored passings of the laryngoscope so that an initial level of comfort and skill can be attained.
The cost for registration, including materials, breakfast, and lunch, is $600/person. If 2 or more people from the same institution attend, a reduced rate will be applied. Further discounts are offered if 3 or more persons from the same institution apply.
Langmore Advanced FEES Course
This course is targeted at clinicians who had been doing FEES for a few months or years and want to advance their skills. Participants are encouraged to bring a recorded FEES exam they have performed so that we can provide feedback on how to improve your skills. There is time set aside for scoring studies so you can calibrate your scoring to others. There will be a limited time set aside for hands-on where Dr. Langmore will give tips on handling the scope and we may have a volunteer outpatient for a live evaluation. Updates on research and development of FEES will also be covered.