Conferences and Meetings

Mobile FEES Conference 2020

Registration/Tuition                                     (Only 1 Registrant per Registration)


Friday, April 17, Saturday, April 18, & Sunday, April 19, 2020


Saint Thomas West Hospital, 4230 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN

Conference Organizer:

Michelle Skelley, M.Ed., SA Swallowing Services, PLLC.  Email:  Tele: 615-306-3693


To provide Speech/Language Pathologists in the unique private practice of mobile Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) with current and future clinical practice standards, policies, and procedures, and to review and discuss potential business practice changes associated with government and private industry policies and practices.

Objectives:   At the end of this conference, the participant will be able to . . .

  1. Review key standards related to reprocessing of items undergoing sterilization and high-level disinfection regardless of the setting;
  2. Review minimum monitoring practices that should be followed during reprocessing and related documentation;
  3. describe in detail the physiologic events required for safe and effective swallowing;
  4. describe and use objective measures of swallowing function and their applications to the interpretation of swallowing physiology;
  5. identify contributions of esophageal pathophysiology to swallow complaints;
  6. explain the Speech Pathologists’ role under the new PDPM;
  7. discuss the importance of a professional and caring work environment;
  8. use strategies to change negative energy into a positive achievement;
  9. determine the appropriate score for penetration/aspiration using a revised 5-point scale



Friday, April 17, 2020

3:30-4:00      Sign-in and Welcome

4:00-7:00     Establishing Competencies for FEES Clinicians

7:00m           Sign-out

Saturday, April 18, 2020

8:30-9:00      Sign-in

9:00-10:30    Old Dogs Have New Tricks.  Let’s Talk Marketing
Speaker: Linda Lee

10:30-10:45    Break

10:45-12:15      FEES Competency Training Lessons-Some with Tears
Speaker: Matt Ward

12:15-2:15        Lunch on your own

2:15-3:45         SLP Role in Palliative Care and Dysphagia Best Practices
Speaker: Dan Weinstein

3:45-4:00       Break

4:00-5:30       Let’s Talk Consolidated Billing
Speakers: Kimry Schwarz, Kristie Helm-Bryant, Christa Lantz

5:30                Sign-out

Sunday, April 19, 2020

8:30-9:00      Sign-in

9:00-10:30    Abnormal Swallow Videos and Discussion      Speaker: Valeria Krivelevich

10:30-10:45    Break

10:45-12:15      Performing FEES Studies with Ventilator Patients Speaker: Kristen King

12:15-2:15         Mobile FEES Business–A Discover Over Lunch  Moderator: Michelle Skelley

2:15                  Sign-out

Registration: By Password Only

Online Registration: Check or PayPal (additional processing fee). If paying by check, mail to SA Swallowing Services, PLLC, 122 Plantation Court, Nashville, TN 37221. Payment must be received by April 10, 2020.


Continuing Education:This course is offered for 1.40 ASHA CEU’s (intermediate level, professional level).