12:30 – 1:30 Lunch (provided)
1:30 – 2:30 Using FEES with pediatric patients (Kara Larson)
2:30 – 3:30 Scoring the FEES Examination - Part I Findings
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 4:30 Scoring an Exam - Part II Findings
4:30 – 5:30 Treatment strategies: Using FEES to
Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing
Faculty: Susan Langmore, Edel McNally, Becky Scheel
7:15 – 7:45 Continental breakfast in Moakley Clinic (provided)
7:45 – 12:15 Hands-on practice - passing the endoscope on other participants & rotating rooms/equipment
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch in FGH Building Carter Conference Room (provided)
1:15 – 2:45 Implementing FEES in your setting; training, billing. Risks/safety issues
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:30 Unexpected findings; FEES scoring practice
4:30 – 4:45 General questions; wrap up
Sample Agenda for Advanced FEES course
This agenda is flexible and may either be a one or two-day
course. Look for detailed agenda when the course is announced.
9:00 Introductions/current professional and clinical issues raised
9:30 Protocols and scoring systems
Research updates regarding protocols and scoring, use of lidocaine, new protocols
11:00 Scoring FEES
Review of anatomy, scoring residue on FEES vs MBS. Development of the BRACS residue scale at Boston
12:30 Lunch (provided)
1:30 Cases from the participants
View taped FEES studies done by participants for critique, discussion to answer questions, problem solve, etc.
2:00 Scoring Practice
Score FEES exams using the BMC score sheet
4:00 Use of FEES across Settings and Populations
Case studies for discussion of protocols, findings, interpretation, management recommendations; use of FEES as Biofeedback in Treatment. Head and Neck Cancer and neurologic populations stressed.
If you have questions about the agenda, contact Susan Langmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gintas Krisciunas at email@example.com
A sample agenda from a recent Foundation course at Boston Medical Center. Exact times are subject to change.
Faculty: Susan Langmore, Kara Larson (guest lecturer)
8:30 – 9:00 Continental breakfast (provided)
9:00 – 10:00 Anatomy and the normal swallow: what can be seen endoscopically and fluoroscopically
10:00 – 10:30 Indications for a FEES exam vs. a fluoroscopy exam, and in different clinical settings
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:30 The FEES Protocols: Standard protocol and Ice chip protocol, FEESST protocol.
12:30 – 1