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Building a Multidisciplinary Swallow Center

November 30, 2022
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 30th – 10:00am to 11:00am, CDT (Chicago)


  • ENT: Maggie Kuhn
  • SLP: Bonnie Martin-Harris (adults)
  • SLP: Donna Scarborough (peds)
  • GI: Bill Ravich
  • RD: Heidi Ganzer
  • Integrative/Palliative: Marta Kazandjian

Cost: Members- free; Non-members- $50

Register here

Event History

Meet the Masters

AB-SSD Facebook Live Event with Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris

June is Dysphagia Awareness Month!

The American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (AB-SSD) hosts Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris, one of the founders of AB-SSD, for a one hour conversation about all things swallowing related in celebration of Dysphagia Awareness Month!

Join us for the AB-SSD Facebook Live Event on June 15th at 8pm est.

For more information, visit

AB-SSD Summer Series- Diagnosis & Management of Swallowing Physiology: Standardized contrast, MBS-ImP, & IDDSI framework

Join The American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (AB-SSD) and sponsor, Bracco Diagnostics, Inc, as they host a webinar featuring Drs. Bonnie Martin-Harris, Catriona Steele, Memorie Gosa, Stephanie Allen, and Jim Coyle (Moderator). The presentation aims to assist clinicians with the assessment of patients with dysphagia, increase understanding of the relationships between Varibar, the MBSImP, and the IDDSI framework, and address considerations specific to pediatric patients and practice-related policies and procedures.

Tuesday, June 21st at 1:00 pm ET (12 pm CST).

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DRS 2022 Run for Research

Join the SCSC and Northwestern University researchers, faculty, clinicians, and students in the Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) 2022 Run for Research.

The Run for Research supports scientists and clinicians working to improve swallowing and quality of life for individuals with dysphagia, or trouble swallowing.

The Northwestern Trail Blazers will be running for research on Thursday, June 23rd at 4pm. Runners and supporters will meet at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in Evanston (Frances Searle Building) and enjoy a beautiful 5k run/walk along the lakefront.

To join the Northwestern Trail Blazers, use the following link and code “SCSC” to register with our team. Registrations is $45 and all proceeds go to DRS. .

Interested in contributing to the Northwestern Trail Blazers’ fundraising efforts but not joining the run? Use the following link to donate. After entering the desired donation amount, select “Other” and type our team name, “Northwestern Trail Blazers”.

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For specific questions about the Northwestern Trail Blazers run on June 23rd, message or email us at

Control of Breathing and Airway Defense (CoBAD) International Online Seminar Series

Join Dr. Martin-Harris as a delivers her seminar entitled “Biomechanical Impact of Respiratory Phase & Lung Volume on Airway Protection, Swallowing Impairment and Treatment”.

Friday, May 6th at 3:00 pm ET (2 pm CST).

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NFOSD Open House Exhibitor Night 

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Virtual Swallowing Support Group

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The SCSC invites those who are impacted by dysphagia to our virtual swallowing support group on January 13, 2021 at 12 pm CT. This group will be moderated by Abby Nellis, a speech-language pathologist and Dr. Cagla Kantarcigil, a speech-language pathologist and telehealth specialist.

Register to attend this event today at:

More information: SCSC_SupportGroup

Northwestern Women in Medicine Lecture Series

Register now for the Northwestern Women in Medicine Lecture Series that begins on December 17, 2020 at 5:00PM CST. The series will be virtual and complimentary!

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The Charleston Swallowing Conference at Northwestern University

Innovation to Implementation in Dysphagia Practice: It’s All About the Patient

July 12-14 2018 in Chicago, IL

Historically the largest clinical swallowing conference in the US, The Charleston Swallowing Conference is a multidisciplinary conference designed for practicing clinicians across all patient care settings and ages. More than 80 renowned dysphagia experts will present. Last held in 2013, this conference strategically occurs only when there is  sufficiently novel and relevant research, clinical, and professional information that warrants rapid translation into patient-centered care.

For a summary of the event, click here.

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