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May 20th, 2023 from 11 AM EST – 7 PM EST

After this course, you will be able to…

  • Describe the role of the speech-language pathologist (SLP) when working with an interprofessional colleague.
  • Describe two ways in which interprofessional collaboration can occur across domains including voice, swallowing, and cognitive communication across settings.
  • Identify three ways in which SLPs can collaborate with other professionals.

Can I get continuing education for this webinar?

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy and attend the full webinar to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be available to you after the presentation in the course area. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion inside your course area.

Speaker Information and Disclosures

The Essential Partnership of the SLP & GI

Med SLP: Jessica Gregor, MS CCC-SLP, BCS-S obtained her Bachelor of Science in Speech & Hearing Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008 and her Master of Science in Speech Pathology at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois in 2010. Over the past decade, Jessica has worked in a variety of medical settings (trauma, intensive care, acute care, acute rehab, long-term care, outpatient) at both VA and private sector health systems. She holds her Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S) through the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (ABSSD) since 2016 and served on the ABSSD Mentorship Committee from 2018-2020. Dysphagic populations of interest are oncologic and iatrogenic etiologies. She has been a certified McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program (MDTP) provider since 2015 and a MDTP trainer since 2019. Jessica has a strong passion for the field of swallowing diagnostics and intervention as well as multidisciplinary collaboration for optimal patient care.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Jessica will receive a Speaker fees from “MedSLP Collective” and receives a Consulting Fee from Florida Dysphagia Institute, LLC.

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Jessica Wind Gregor has no non-financial disclosures.

Gastroenterology: Dr. Allon Kahn, MD

Dr. Kahn is a Consultant and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic. He was subsequently appointed a Mayo Clinic Scholar and completed a 6 month training program in esophageal diseases and esophageal therapeutic endoscopy, including training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Kahn specializes in the treatment of esophageal disorders, with a particular interest and expertise in Barrett's esophagus and early esophageal adenocarcinoma. He also focuses on management of refractory esophageal strictures and serves as director for the esophageal self-dilation program. He serves as the Associate Program Director of the Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. His research focuses on advanced endoscopic imaging for dysplasia detection and characterization in Barrett's esophagus and development of optimal surveillance practices in patients having undergone Barrett's esophagus treatment.

Financial Disclosures: MiMedx Inc – Consulting fees

Non Financial Disclosures: None

MBS: Crucial Collaboration between SLPs and Radiologists

Med SLP: Lauren Glowsky is an acute care speech language pathologist and current member of ASHA SIG 13. Lauren has previously provided lectures to undergraduate and graduate-level classes regarding dysphagia and palliative care, as well as a yearly MBS lecture for radiology residents. Lauren is passionate about improving patient care outcomes and quality of care through interdisciplinary collaboration.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: Medical SLP Collective – Honoraria


Radiologist: Alexander Satei, MBBS has a Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of Nottingham and a MBBS/MD from the University of Nottingham.  His areas of Interest: interventional, neuroradiology.  In this presentation he give an overview of  list roles and responsibilities of the SLP and Radiologist in performing MBS exams and describe differences in MBS training between SLPs and Rads.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: Medical SLP Collective – Honoraria


Communication and Coping: An Interprofessional Approach

Med SLP: Jessica Sharon MS, CCC-SLP received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master’s degree from New York Medical College. She has been working at Hackensack Meridian Health/JFK University Medical Center since 2012 where evaluates and treats adults with speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders to maximize safety, independence, and quality of life. Jessica runs weekly support groups for stroke survivors and their family members, incorporating the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia. Jessica is passionate about sharing knowledge with others, with extensive experience teaching at the graduate level, mentoring graduate student clinicians, and speaking at local and state conferences.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: Medical SLP Collective – Honoraria


Rehab Psychologist: Gina Danner, PhD is the Rehabilitation Psychologist for the inpatient rehabilitation units of Johnson Rehabilitation Institute at JFK University Medical Center. Dr. Danner graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rutgers University in 1997 and her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2004. Dr. Danner has over 20 years of clinical experience and has been working in a rehabilitation setting for almost 15 years. She has professional affiliations with the American Psychological Association and Division 22 Rehabilitation Psychology of the APA.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: Medical SLP Collective – Honoraria


All Together Now: Collaboration In Care Of The Professional Voice User

Med SLP: Maurice Goodwin, CCC-SLP is a licensed and practicing Speech Language Pathologist, voice teacher, and active performer now living in Houston, TX. Professionally he specializes in the evaluation and treatment of the singing voice and voice disorders at The Texas Voice Center. Following his undergraduate studies in music performance at Shenandoah University, he completed his graduate work in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. During his time at the University of Pittsburgh Voice Center he completed his graduate thesis on the challenges and changes that occur in the voices of elderly adults. His background as a performer and speech pathologist led him to complete a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Voice and Swallow Clinics in the treatment of singers, actors, teachers, and other occupational voice users with voice problems. He is a regular lecturer and presenter at conferences focused on the health and education of professional voice users. He is passionate about vocal health education and the intersections of identity and voice. Maurice is licensed to practice in the state of Texas and holds national certification from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

Financial Disclosures:
Medical SLP Collective – Honoraria
Houston Methodist Hospital – Salary as Clinical SLP
Lamar University – Paid Adjunct Faculty

Non-financial Disclosures:

Laryngologist: Yin Yu, MD. maintains broad clinical interests encompassing the breadth of laryngology and has published peer-reviewed research on a variety of topics including laryngeal dystonia, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, and airway stenosis. She also has a passion for education and serves as the director of medical student education and was recently named the associate program director for her department’s new otolaryngology residency program.

Financial Disclosures:
Medical SLP Collective – Honoraria

Non-financial Disclosures:

ENT/SLP Interdisciplinary Team Management

Med SLP: Julia Ellerston MA, CCC-SLP  completed her bachelor's degree, a double major in vocal music and communication disorders, and her master's degree in speech-language pathology at The University of Northern Iowa. She works full-time at the University of Utah Health's Voice Disorders Center (U of UT VDC), has 15 years of experience evaluating and treating individuals with voice, upper airway, and swallowing disorders, and is the lead voice clinician for the U of UT VDC team. She is pursuing her clinical doctorate in speech-language pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: Staff SLP at U of UT Health, primary SLP coordinator of grant funds for University of Utah's Voice Disorder's Center from Parkinson Voice Project, honoraria from Medical SLP Collective for this presentation & previous resource contributions.

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: SLPD student at MGH IHP, ASHA & PAVA member, ASHA SIG 3 & 13 member, ASHA SIG 3, ASHA SIG 3 Program Development Committee member, Utah Speech-Language and Hearing Association legislative committee member (primary for medical SLP issues), Utah’s State Advocate for Medicare Policy (StAMP)

Laryngologist: Breanne Schiffer, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Laryngology within the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Utah. She graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, and received a Master in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She completed medical school at the Long School of Medicine – University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX, where she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Schiffer completed her residency training training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Utah. She then completed fellowship training in Laryngology at the University of Utah.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: Faculty at the University of Utah, honoraria from Medical SLP Collective for this presentation.

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: Member of American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, American Laryngological Association, American Broncho-Esophagological Association.

The Voice-Pelvic Floor Connection

Med SLP: Ashley Michaelis, MS, CCC-SLP  began her undergraduate degree in Voice Performance & Music Education at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. She encountered her own voice difficulties during her studies and as a result she found the field of Speech-Language Pathology. She decided that she wanted to help others rehabilitate their own voices and switched majors. She then completed her graduate degree at the University of Wyoming. She has worked in private practice, schools, outpatient rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, and various multi-disciplinary clinics. She taught the Voice Disorders graduate level class at the University of Vermont. Her specialty areas are singing voice rehabilitation, voice disorders, swallowing disorders, upper airway disorders, and neurogenic communication disorders. She is a multiple time ASHA ACE Award Recipient, a Mentor for the MedSLP Collective, and an ASHA S.T.E.P. Mentor.

FINANCIAL: Owner of Empowered Voice Rehabilitation LLC, MedSLP Collective Mentor, Will receive an honorarium from MedSLP Collective for this presentation
NON-FINANCIAL: ASHA Member, SIG3 Affiliate

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist: Dr. Sara Sohn, DPT, PT, WCS is a board-certified pelvic floor specialist with a focus on sex counseling. She helps individuals overcome chronic pelvic pain and enhance sexual pleasure. Dr. Sara has always had a special interest in voice performance and using the voice for pelvic floor rehabilitation. Additionally, she provides professional development programs to healthcare professionals on sexual health and pelvic floor concerns.


FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: Medical SLP Collective, My own Sex Certificate program Better Sex By Sara

 Tracheostomy Management: The Why, When, and How

Med SLP: Rachael Silveira MA, CCC-SLP is an ASHA licensed/credentialed Speech- Language Pathologist currently working at a Level 1 Trauma Hospital in Miami specializing in swallowing disorders with diverse training in dysphagia management associated with respiratory compromised/artificial airways, medically complex neurogenic populations as well as NICU specialty. Rachael strives to be a lifelong student by receiving 3 ASHA ACE awards and supporting the SLP community by providing clinical mentorship to students as well as providing support for several teams on Medical SLP platforms to promote continued growth for SLPs. Rachael has made patient advocacy and improving overall patient quality of life a personal mission and goal. She has spearheaded a robust multidisciplinary Tracheostomy Team in her facility with a mission of providing exceptional care to the population by utilizing standardized protocols to streamline care. In addition, Rachael has curated multiple avenues for education for SLPs including a “Badge Buddy Series” and an open collaborative called TRACHtalks, for promoting tracheostomy evidence-based research in an accessible manner. As our field is growing rapidly Rachael demonstrates continued efforts to improve medical SLP education with ongoing participation in national conference lectures, active research, and guest lectures to multiple universities and hospitals.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: Receiving a Medical SLP Collective honorarium for this presentation,  Received salary compensation at HCA Florida Kendall Level 1 Trauma Hospital for role as SLP

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: No non-financial disclosures to list

Trauma Surgeon: Dr. Nicole Yordán López completed her medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus in 2018. She is a surgical critical care fellow at HCA Florida Kendall Hospital, and active member of the Tracheostomy Team. She will complete her training in general surgery in June 2024, after which she intends to continue working closely with the tracheostomized patient population as a trauma surgeon and surgical intensivist.

Financial Disclosures: Receiving a Medical SLP Collective honorarium for this presentation, Employed and salaried by HCA Florida Kendall Level 1 Trauma Hospital

Non Financial Disclosures: Member of a multidisciplinary tracheostomy team at HCA Florida Kendall

Course Agenda



  • 11:00-12:00 PM EST: Communication and Coping: An Interprofessional Approach
    Jessica L. Sharon, MS, CCC-SLP and Dr. Gina Danner (Rehab Psychologist)
  • 12:00-1:00 PM EST: The Essential Partnership of the SLP & GIJessica Gregor MS CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Allon Kahn, MD (Gastroenterologist)
  • 1:00-1:15 PM EST: Break
  • 1:15-2:15 PM EST: Tracheostomy Management: The Why, When, and How – Rachael Silveira M.A CCC-SLP and Dr. Nicole Yordán López
  • 2:15-3:15 PM EST: The Voice-Pelvic Floor ConnectionAshley Michaelis MS, CCC-SLP and Dr. Sara Sohn, DPT, PT, WCS (Pelvic Floor)
  •  3:15-3:45 PM EST: Break
  • 3:45-4:45 PM EST: All Together Now: Collaboration In Care Of The Professional Voice UseMaurice Goodwin, CCC-SLP and Yin Yiu, M.D. (Laryngologist)
  • 4:45-5:45 PM EST: ENT/SLP Interdisciplinary Team ManagementJulia Ellerston and Dr. Breanne Schiffer
  • 6:00-7:00 PM EST: MBS: Crucial Collaboration between SLPs and RadiologistsLauren Glowski and Alexander Satei, MBBS (Radiologist)

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The target audience for this webinar is licensed speech-language pathologists. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge needed beyond the basic speech-language pathology training and licensing.

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