Presenting the first Australasian Mobile FEES Symposium
The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology is proud to present the very first Australasian Mobile FEES Symposium on the 29th of October 2020. Tickets are available now.
Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) is an important tool in the assessment and management of swallowing disorders (dysphagia) in adults.
Like an x-ray of a suspected fracture, or a brain scan of a suspected stroke, instrumental swallowing assessment can provide valuable information to assist professional staff and consumers to understand and to make informed decisions about dysphagia.
However, for older adults, especially those in residential care, travelling for medical appointments and assessments is not always practical.
Mobile FEES is a model where assessment is offered onsite in the patient’s usual environment, allowing them the freedom and convenience to be seen without leaving the home. While some countries around the world are embracing mobile FEES services, until now, this in-house model of care has not been explored in residential aged care homes in Australasia.
On Thursday the 29th of October from 8:30am-4:30pm, the University of Melbourne will be hosting the very first Australasian symposium on Mobile FEES.
Whether you are a speech pathologist, aged care nurse, medical practitioner or student with an interest in swallowing, we’d love for you to come along to explore FEES innovation across healthcare settings and the power of choice. With an exciting schedule featuring presentations, networking, and a discussion panel, this symposium is a unique experience for anyone with an interest in swallowing care. The event also features a passionate, interdisciplinary group of speakers, with a full schedule and further information available on our website.
The day will provide an opportunity to take advantage of these forward-thinking speakers, and learn about some of the issues encountered in offering quality swallowing assessment and management services to adults living in residential aged care homes. For the first time, this will be explored in an Australasian context, discussing innovative opportunities, potential risks, benefits, and challenges of offering mobile FEES services.
Please note places are strictly limited.