NWCVS Training and Education
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 Andrew Palmer with additional questions.
Upcoming Presentations in 2018
Friday, March 9: Strictures, Spasms, and Diverticulums
Friday, June 8: The Art and Science of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
Friday, September 14: Managing the Late Effects of Radiation in the Head and Neck Cancer Patient
Friday, December 7: AAC Options for Patients with Voice Disorders, Head and Neck Cancer, and Neurologic Disease: Resources for the General Clinician
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. The April course is currently full.
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: With questions or to be notified about future offerings, please contact Andrew Palmer at email@example.com or 503 494-8885.Brochure
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.
We are not taking applications at this time. The posting for the NWCVS –CF will open sometime in February 2018. Once open you can submit your application materials to OHSU's Human Resources under the appropriate Job Posting.
Inquiries should be addressed to:
Donna J Graville, PhD, CCC-SLP
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