Dynamic Duos

Recordings are available!

We LOVE learning from medical SLPs with clinical experience and a passion for evidence-based practice.

But you know what could make that education even better?

Learning from medical SLPs and other medical providers we often work with! 

Which is why we’re excited to announce another never-been-done-before theme for our upcoming Summit: Dynamic Duos.

Join 14 medical SLPs and 14 interdisciplinary medical colleagues as they team up to share their knowledge, perspectives, and literature as it relates to YOU, your patients, and your work as a clinician!

Thank you to our Summit Sponsors

14 Presentations

7 Hours Pediatrics

7 Hours Adults

This event is FREE for anyone who wants to attend!


If you’d like ASHA CEUs, you can pay a small fee that will also give you one month’s access to The MedSLP Collective OR just purchase one or both tracks to earn ASHA CEUs without the Collective membership included.


DAY 1: Adult Medical SLPs

Recording is available

If you serve the adult population, then free up your Saturday for this rockstar lineup of speakers and topics!

11 AM – 12 pm EST

Communication and Coping: An Interprofessional Approach

Jessica Sharon MS, CCC-SLP 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.

Dr. Gina Danner  is the Rehabilitation Psychologist for the inpatient rehabilitation units of Johnson Rehabilitation Institute at JFK University Medical Center.  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.

12:00 – 1:00pm EST

Plumbing Pals: The Essential Partnership of the SLP and GI

Jessica Gregor, MS CCC-SLP, BCS-S is presently the oncology swallowing specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona in the department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.  Jessica has established a Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Board as well as a Multidisciplinary Swallowing Clinic with her ENT & GI partners.

Dr. Allon Kahn is a gastroenterologist specializing in caring for patients with esophageal disorders, with a particular expertise and clinical focus in Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer. He also cares for patients with complex and refractory esophageal strictures utilizing novel techniques and directs the esophageal self-dilation program in Arizona.

1:15 – 2:15 pm EST

Tracheostomy Management: The Why, When, and How


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.

Dr. Nicole Yordán 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.

2:15 – 3:15 pm EST

The Voice-Pelvic Floor Connection

Ashley Michaelis, MS, CCC-SLP 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.

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.

3:45 – 4:45 pm EST

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

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.

Yin Yiu, 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.

4:45 – 5:45 pm EST

ENT/SLP Interdisciplinary Team Management

Julia Ellerston MA, CCC-SLP 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.

Dr. Breanne Schiffer is an Assistant Professor of Laryngology within the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Utah.  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.

6:00 – 7:00 pm EST

MBS: Crucial Collaboration between SLPs and Radiologists

Lauren Glowski MA, CCC-SLP 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. 

Alexander Satei, MBBS has a Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of Nottingham and a MBBS/MD from the University of Nottingham. 

In this presentation, Lauren and Alexander give an overview of roles and responsibilities of the SLP and Radiologist in performing MBS exams and describe differences in MBS training between SLPs and Rads.

Day 2: Pediatric Medical SLPs

Recording is available

Do you work with the pediatric medical population? Access this STELLAR pediatric lineup!

Consume case studies and research on topics like…

11 AM – 12 PM EST

Plot the TOT: Detour Ahead

Autumn Henning MS, CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC  is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified Orofacial Myologist through the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.  Autumn is the owner of Chrysalis Orofacial in Greenville, SC.  Autumn specializes in orofacial function and development throughout the lifespan. 

Dentist: Dr. Ann Bynum is a pediatric dentist in Simpsonville.  Although she had used lasers for much of her dental career, in 2013 she began her journey to learn about TOTs and how best to treat them. Her goal is to correct sleeping, feeding, and airway issues in her patients before they become bigger issues headed into adulthood. She has been helping families in the Upstate of South Carolina and surrounding areas for over 8 years with the help of a wonderful supportive team of SLPs, IBCLCs, OTs, PTs, COMs and DCs. Dr. Bynum is a Diplomat of the ABPD, a member of the SSPD, the AAPD, ASAP, and the ADA. 

12:00-1:00 PM EST

The Impact of Cardiac Surgery on Feeding Development

Hema Desai, MS CCC-SLP BCS-S, CLEC, NTMTC is an inpatient speech pathologist at Children’s Health of Orange County (CHOC), working with infants and children with feeding and swallowing disorders.  She has a board certification specialty in swallowing and swallowing disorders (BCS-S) and neonatal touch and massage and is a clinical lactation educator. Hema is a clinical supervisor to graduate students at CHOC, as well as a therapist on the Multidisciplinary Intensive Feeding Program.

Dr. Joanne Starr is a congenital heart surgeon with over 20 years of experience in performing correction of congenital heart defects in neonates, infants, children and young adults born with congenital heart defect. In addition, her experience includes postoperative care of these patients along with a multidisciplinary team of specialists including feeding team experts. Special interests include neurodevelopmental outcomes in patients who undergo surgery in the neonatal period.


1:15 – 2:15 PM EST

The Power of Two: Collaboration of Neonatology and Speech Pathology
to Maximize Neonates Transition to Home

Raquel Garcia, SLPD, CCC-SLP,CLC,CNT, BCS-S is a trained craniofacial speech-language pathologist who is a core member of the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Craniofacial team. She works in the acute care setting in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 

Daphne Barbeau, MD is a neonatal intensive care physician working in Davie Florida.  She is the Director of Neonatal Neurodevelopment at Envision Health and HCA University Hospital.  Her professional passions include infant neurodevelopment prenatal counseling, palliative care, trauma informed care and family integrated care.  Dr. Barbeau is currently creating books for families of NICU infants as well as working with the AAP TeCAN team to promote interventions that target maternal and family mental health.  

2:15-3:15 PM EST

Collaborative Case Studies in ASD for OT/SLP: lessons from the clinic

Erin Forward MSP, CCC-SLP, CLC Proficient DIRFloortime® Provider TBRI® Trained Practitioner is a speech-language pathologist and certified lactation counselor who has advanced training in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, early language, AAC, and Trauma. specifically for medically complex children. She is the regular co host of First Bite Podcast with Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC. Erin is also the lead feeding therapist and in-home coordinator at the Advanced Institute for Development and Learning, a non-profit clinic in Greenville SC.

Karen McWaters joined ATS, Kids in 2020.  She received her BS in Health Science undergraduate degree from Clemson University and her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Georgia State University in December 2018. Karen especially enjoys working with Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Foster Care/Adoptive families. 

3:45-4:45 PM EST

It Takes Two to Tango: Interprofessional Collaboration in the NICU

Ramya Kumar, MS.CCC-SLP, BCSS, CNT, IBCLC, NTMTC is an ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist specializing in infant and pediatric feeding disorders while practicing in a Level 3 NICU in Phoenix, AZ. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing & Swallowing Disorders, Certified Neonatal Therapist, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Small Baby Care Specialist, Neonatal Touch & Massage Certified Therapist, NANN Developmental Care Specialist & has completed the Trauma Informed Professional Certificate. 

Amanda Mascio NNP-BC, MS, RNC has been in the Neonatal ICU for the past 20 years. She was a bedside RN for 8 years before deciding to further her education. She now practices as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and has been doing so for the past 10 years. She has been the lead nurse practitioner at a local level 3 NICU. She has experienced caring for and managing infants from 22 weeks to term with a wide range of diagnoses.

4:45-5:45 PM EST

Interprofessional Practice in the Neonatal ICU:
Management of Dysphagia with a Team Approach

Jenny Reynolds M.S. CCC-SLP, CLC, CNT is a speech-language pathologist practicing as an advanced clinical specialist in a level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Jenny is a board-certified swallowing specialist with a focus in pediatric dysphagia. She is a certified lactation counselor and a certified neonatal therapist. 

Dr Mustafa Suterwala is a Pediatric subspecialist, practicing neonatal and prenatal medicine for more than 25 years.  He is employed by MEDNAX and follows NICU graduates and medically complex children in outpatient TOTS Clinic.  Dr. Suterwala is a Physician Champion of Neonatal FEES program and PI for Neonatal FEES Research.

6:00 – 7:00 pm EST

Pediatricians and Speech-Language Pathologists: Dynamic Duos for PFD!


Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, speech-language pathologist in Columbia, SC, adjunct professor with University of South Carolina, is the acclaimed host of “First Bite: Fed, Fun, Functional” a weekly Speech Therapy Podcast that addresses “all thangs” Pediatric Speech Therapy, and is presented by Speechtherapypd.com.

Tessa Gonzalez, MD FAAP is a general pediatrician in Columbia, SC.  Dr. Gonzalez graduated from Harvard College with a degree in anthropology and completed medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Currently, Dr. Gonzalez practices primarily in the newborn nursery and is also the medical director of a non-profit pediatric therapy clinic/preschool for children with disabilities.

And if you serve both adults and pediatrics in the medical setting (or plan to)…

Then make this entire weekend your most transformational and inspirational weekend yet!

This was my first Med SLP Summit and I was on the fence about joining because of the lengthy day, but the topics were interesting and very relevant to my current settings in subacute and home health. I have no regrets. I really enjoyed all the presentations! They didn't overlap to the point where it was repetitive, but seemed like they connected to 2 or 3 other presentations, making it even easier to see how I can utilize all the info. I will definitely come back for others in the future!

-Macgda Delinois

This was a phenomenal course with relevant material, engaging presenters, and a renewed enthusiasm for the med SLP field. Would highly recommend!

-Jenna Trent

I learned so much from this Summit. It has given me confidence in my treatment, taught me things I didn't know, changed the way I will practice, and make me a better clinician. Thank you, thank you MedSLP Collective for putting it together!!!

-Susan Roubian

The Med SLP Summit provides informative and educational material you can easily digest and use in your practice immediately. I appreciate the diverse topics and interactions with the speakers.  I would highly recommend the MedSLP Summit to learn evidence-based information to share with your patients and families.

-Kristin Winter



Frequently Asked Questions


Click your track of choice to complete the free registration process.  If you decide you would like ASHA CEUs, you can join the Medical SLP Collective and complete the ASHA Registration for the Live or Recorded version of the tracks available or just pay a VIP Fee for us to report your CEUs (no subscription necessary).


Yes. These courses are being offered through an ASHA approved CEU provider, The Medical SLP Collective. For more information about the Medical SLP Collective, click here.


If you choose to join the Medical SLP Collective or get VIP access, you will be able to print a certificate for the summit after you watch all the presentations and complete a brief quiz.


14 hours are being offered, equaling 1.4 ASHA Continuing Education Units (ASHA CEUs) for both recordings. Each recording is registered for ASHA CEUs, so you can pick a recording or do both, your choice!  


Yes! We’d love to have you! You may not need continuing education hours, but it’ll be a great learning opportunity!



Yes, the summit is free to watch!  Our goal is to give back to the amazing SLP community!

Participants have the option to pay a small fee that will earn them ASHA CEUs *and* access to the MedSLP Collective or just pay for ASHA CEUs to be reported.

Note: There is a $34 subscription fee (you can cancel at the end of any subscription month) to get ASHA CEUs for the summit presentations or you will be offered a chance to get VIP access for $99 (no subscription commitment).


Current members have all MedSLP Summits available in the ASHA CEU section of the website and do not need to pay for these.


Every state has different requirements for what they will accept. Check with your specific state’s licensing agency to see if these courses meet their guidelines. You will be able to download a certificate and view the course summary, learning objectives, and speaker disclosures for each course online if you are a member of the MedSLP Collective or have VIP Access.


Absolutely! Send them to https://medslpcollective.com/summit to sign up!