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.
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.
Upcoming FEES Courses
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on number of people who can congregate together and the risk of contamination of scopes as well as transmission of the virus to our participants (for the hands-on portion of the FEES course) – we are suspending our in-person courses until we can ensure the health and safety of our attendees and instructors, and by extension the health and safety of their friends, family, patients and colleagues. We hope to resume our public training courses at the end of 2020 or beginning of 2021, and in the interim we will be working on ways to create effective remote training opportunities. Thank you for your continued interest in Langmore FEES Courses. I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy during these difficult times. Stay tuned and stay safe!”
~ Susan Langmore
Sample Day of a FEES Foundation Course
Sample Day of an Advanced FEES Course
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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.