NWCVS Training and Education

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Grand Rounds

The NW Clinic for Voice & Swallowing offers a quarterly series of professional development lectures for  Otolaryngologists and Speech-Language Pathologists. There is no registration fee to attend. Please feel free to attend one or all of the lectures in the series. Pre-registration is required. Please RSVP using the online link below:

Lectures are held from 2:00–4:30 p.m. Locations may change throughout the year. Please refer to email reminders for location information and directions as needed. Please email with additional questions. 


Upcoming Presentations in 2017

Friday, December 1: Meeting canceled

Presentations will continue in 2018.  Please check this website for updates.


Upcoming Conferences in 2017

 Voice, Speech, and Swallowing Rehabilitation after Head and Neck Cancer Treatment: Implications for a New Generation

Overview: This one-day conference for speech-language pathologists and graduate students will provide an overview of the comprehensive rehabilitation of the head and neck cancer (HNC) patient. Particular areas of focus will include an update in HPV-associated incidence of oropharyngeal cancer, new modalities for surgical and non-surgical treatment of HNC, the changing demographics of the head and neck cancer population, and principles of success for multidisciplinary management. ASHA CEU's will be available. 

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Conference Faculty: The conference faculty includes physicians and speech pathologists with specialty expertise in the area of head and neck cancer treatment and rehabilitation.

More information: Please contact Andrew Palmer at or 503 494-8885.


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Upcoming Conferences in 2018

The OHSU Introductory FEES Course

Overview: The OHSU FEES course is a two day foundation course designed to provide SLPs, ENTs and other licensed medical professionals with the necessary skills to begin implementation of the FEES procedure in their institution. Combining lectures with hands-on training, the workshop is taught in a small-group seminar format. Class size is limited in order to maximize learner outcomes and to ensure adequate hands-on endoscopy training. Training occurs using the equipment in the NW Clinic for Voice & Swallowing at OHSU. Handouts covering the course content are provided for all attendees. The FEES Course is not open to graduate students and assumes . Those with previous dysphagia experience in a medical setting will likely benefit most from the training. The course is offered annually. The next offering will be: April 13th & 14th, 2018.

Conference Faculty: The workshop is taught by Andrew Palmer, PhD, CCC-SLP, a speech pathologist and Assistant Professor in the Otolaryngology Department at Oregon Health and Science University in conjunction with other Speech Pathology faculty from the NW Clinic for Voice & Swallowing. He has taught hands-on FEES courses nationally at various facilities around the U.S. which have developed FEES programs and originally trained with Susan Langmore. 

More information: Please contact Andrew Palmer at or 503 494-8885.


Clinical Fellowship (CF) in Speech Language Pathology 2018-19

Full-time clinical fellowships (2) are being offered at the NW Center for Voice and Swallowing, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. The primary purpose of the program is to train professionals in the areas of voice and swallowing disorders. Training in direct patient care to patients (adult and pediatric) with voice disorders; alaryngeal voice restoration, speech and swallowing disorders after head and neck cancer and adult dysphagia.

Training program description for Speech-Language Pathology 

The training program is primarily clinical in nature. The NWCVS at OHSU has a faculty of 11 speech-language pathologists. Training experiences include interdisciplinary team assessments of adults and children with voice disorders and vocal cord dysfunction, adult dysphagia, alaryngeal rehabilitation, speech and swallowing disorders in the head and neck cancer patient. Independent study and collaborative research is part of the training program. Didactic offerings, both at the NW Center for Voice and Swallowing, Otolaryngology and throughout the greater Oregon Health & Science University augment the Fellowship experience. 


Applicants should have the minimum of a master's degree in speech-language pathology and meet all the requirements for certification except the Clinical Fellowship.  Applicants must meet all the requirements for the Oregon Board of Examiners Conditional License in Speech-Language Pathology.   

Applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent including background and areas of interest, 2) a resume/CV, 3) three letters of reference qualified to comment on the status of the applicant and 4) a sample of writing (term/research paper, article, thesis, etc.). 

Applications due by March 31, 2018. 


The stipend for 2018-2019 is 43K per annum in addition to health benefits. This is a 12 month appointment.  The beginning date for the fellowship is August 27, 2018 and it ends August 23, 2019.  

To Apply 

Applications will be accepted starting February 2018. At that time, submit to OHSU's Human Resources a current Letter of Intention, CV, three letters of recommendation and a sample of your writing (term paper, research article, etc.).
Inquiries should be addressed to: 

Donna J Graville, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor,
Director of the NW Center for Voice and Swallowing
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, PV 01
Portland, OR 97239
503 494-3228 Phone
503 346-6826 Fax