FEES Courses

My colleagues and I offer courses to train speech pathologists and physicians in this procedure. 

The Foundation 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.

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. 

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Langmore Advanced FEES Course

This course is intended for clinicians who have been performing FEES exams independently for 6+ months and who want to learn the latest updates in protocols, scoring, and interpretation of FEES exams.  A review of scoping techniques to achieve optimal view will be illustrated and participants will be able to practice scoring recorded FEES to sharpen their skills and to calibrate their scoring with other participants and with Dr Langmore.   Case studies will be presented along with management recommendations.

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Sample Day of a FEES Foundation Course

  • Day One

  • 8:00am

    Check-in & continental breakfast (baked goods, fruit, coffee)

  • 8:30am

    Anatomy and the normal swallow: what can be seen endoscopically and fluoroscopically

  • 9:30am

    Indications for a FEES exam vs. a fluoroscopy exam

  • 10:00am

    Break

  • 10:15am

    The FEES Protocols: Standard protocol and Ice chip protocol, FEESST protocol.

  • 11:30am

    Scoring the FEES exam 1

  • 12:30pm

    Lunch (provided)

  • 1:30pm

    Scoring the FEES exam 2

  • 3:30pm

    Break

  • 2:30pm

    Break

  • 3:45pm

    Practice scoring the FEES exam

  • 5:45pm

    Adjourn

  • Day Two

  • 7:15am

    Check-in & continental breakfast (baked goods, fruit, coffee)

  • 7:45am

    Hands-on mentored practice: passing the endoscope on other participants

  • 12:00pm

    Lunch (provided) in the BU School of Medicine

  • 1:00pm

    Implementing FEES in your setting: training, billing, risk/safety issues

  • 2:00pm

    Unexpected findings

  • 2:15pm

    Break

  • 2:30pm

    Treatment strategies: Using FEES to Guide Treatment

  • 3:45pm

    Wrap-up / Final Questions

Sample Day of an Advanced FEES Course

  • 8:00am

    Sign-in and Breakfast (provided)

  • 8:30am

    Introduction: sharing experiences, research updates

  • 9:15am

    Protocols: Updates

  • 10:15am

    Break

  • 10:30am

    Scoring FEES exams; updates and review

  • 12:00pm

    Lunch (provided)

  • 1:00pm

    Review of scoping techniques; technical issues

  • 2:00pm

    Practice scoring

  • 2:30pm

    Break

  • 2:45pm

    Treatment considerations

  • 4:00pm

    Use of FEES across settings/case studies

  • 5:00pm

    Summary, questions

  • 5:30pm

    Adjourn

Find a FEES course near you

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 gintas@bu.edu or by going to our partner website.

FEES Courses in California

We are happy to announce that Langmore FEES courses have expanded to California. Dr Langmore is joined by experienced speech language pathologists from Stanford, and DVA, San Francisco, who have all used and taught FEES for many years. 

FEES course at your site

If you are interested in having a LangmoreFEES course at your site, please contact Susan Langmore at langmore@bu.edu. 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 partner website.