Medical Speech Pathology: Best Practices


FEES photoThe 2024 Medical Speech Pathology: Best Practices at Vanderbilt is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, February 23-24, 2024.

This course will be offered in-person only and will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Vanderbilt/Nashville, 1715 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee.

Cost is $350 for individuals attending solo and $295 for individuals attending as a part of a group. 


Course Overview
Presenters will discuss best practices in the diagnosis and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders for adults with a variety of medical diagnoses. This conference will focus on practical approaches
to managing these patients and will emphasize evidence-based techniques that can be implemented in daily evaluation and treatment.  One hour of the conference will be dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion, which will meet half of the CEUs required by ASHA for a three year period.  Special guest speaker James Coyle, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, will provide updated information regarding predictors of aspiration pneumonia.





Course Topics
Medical and pharmacological management of dementia
Respiratory and cough function in dysphagia management
Current trends in multidisciplinary care of patients with tracheostomy
Functional disorders of communication and swallowing
Key note speaker focusing on role of dysphagia in aspiration pneumonia



Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to list 4 management methods of functional communication and swallowing disorders

2. Participants will be describe two different drug classes for the treatment of dementia

3. Participants will be able to list three different ways to respond to microaggressions in the workplace

4. Participants will apply evidence-based of principles of managing respiratory and cough function in dysphagia therapy

5.  Participants will describe predictors of pneumonia in people with and without dysphagia


HOTEL ROOM BLOCK - $209/night

If you would like to stay in the Hilton Garden Inn to be close to the workshop, you can make a reservation here:

Other ways to make a reservation

  • Reservations can be made by calling 1-615-369-5900 or 1-877-STAY-HGI. Mention group name when making reservations.
  • Reservations can be made online at utilizing the group code of VBW24.