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.
Future events are TBA.

Upcoming Conferences

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. 

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 palmeran@ohsu.edu or 503-494-8885

Upcoming Courses in 2020:
Spring course (4/17-4/18) cancelled
Fall course dates TBA

The 2020 Pacific NW Laryngectomy Conference

Location: University of Oregon campus in Eugene, OR

Date: Saturday September 26th, 2020

Course Description: This is a one-day conference for speech-language pathologists, physicians, health professionals, graduate students, laryngectomees, & their families on rehabilitation after laryngectomy and will be held on the University of Oregon campus in beautiful Eugene, OR. For professionals, ASHA CEUs will be available. More details about the course will be available on this website or by email from Andrew Palmer at palmeran@ohsu.edu

Save The Date

Clinical Fellowship (CF) in Speech Language Pathology 2020-21 - ON HOLD

Due to unforeseen circumstances of the COVID-19 outbreak, we will have to delay and perhaps cancel our call for 2020-2021 applications.  This is heartbreaking to us, as it is such an essential part of our mission.  Please know that we will do everything possible to make this a delay and not a cancelation.  Please take care and I apologize for the inconvenience.  --  Donna J. Graville

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 10 speech-language pathologists, 2 laryngologists, 1 physician’s assistant and 1 laryngology fellow. Training experiences include interdisciplinary team assessments of adults and children with voice disorders and vocal cord dysfunction, adult dysphagia, alaryngeal rehabilitation as well as, 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.   

Once the call for applications is open, 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 are on hold.


The stipend for 2020-2021 is 50k in addition to health benefits. This is a 12 month appointment.  The beginning date for the fellowship is August 24, 2020 and it ends August 20, 2021.  

To Apply

 Submit applications via email to Dr. Donna Graville.  Applications should include: a current Letter of Intention, CV, 3 letters of recommendation and a sample of your writing (term paper, research article, etc.).  

Application and inquiries should be addressed to:
Donna J. Graville, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor,
Director of the NW Center for Voice and Swallowing
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University
PV01, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR  97239
Phone: (503) 494-3228 Fax: (503) 503-346-6826
E-mail: graville@ohsu.edu