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The Airway: The View from the SLP Perspective

Presented by Eric Blicker CCC-SLP.D,  BCS-S
Registration Fee: $197 for Speech-Language Pathologists



Course Description:

MedSLP Education is excited to host Dr. Blicker during this eight-hour interactive case-based learning course designed to teach foundational knowledge about the airway related to the speech-language pathologist. Dr. Blicker will share his extensive knowledge of anatomy through the lens of trans-nasal endoscopy. After completing this course, participants will be able to accurately identify relevant anatomy in the nasal cavity, pharynx, and larynx, as well as identify common anatomical variants in this region through the use of transnasal endoscopy. This course will also include the following topics to enhance the learning experience: intubation trauma, reflux, head and neck cancer, and tracheostomy, including speech-language pathologist's role.

After this course, you will be able to…

  • Learners will describe relevant anatomy in the nasal cavity, pharynx, and larynx.
  • Learners will identify common anatomical variants in the nasal cavity, pharynx, and larynx.
  • Learners will identify structural anomalies that may be viewed during trans-nasal endoscopy.


  • 0-20 minutes: Introduction
  • 20-160 minutes: Neuroanatomy
  • 160-190 minutes: Cognition and Language
  • 190-230 minutes: Neurology Diagnostics
  • 230-305 minutes: Impairments and Diagnoses
  • 305-370 minutes: Assessment
  • 370-410 minutes: Treatment
  • 410-565 minutes: Case Application
  • 565-570 minutes: Take Home Messages


  • 0-15 minutes:  Introduction
  • 15-60 minutes: Normal Anatomy of the Nasal Cavity, Larynx, and Pharynx
  • 60-105 minutes: Anatomical Variants of the Nasal Cavity, Larynx, and Pharynx
  • 105-150 minutes: Laryngeal Anatomy Changes from Intubation Trauma
  • 150-225 minutes: Reflux Related Anatomy Changes in the Larynx, Pharynx, and Trachea
  • 225-270 minutes: Reflux Related Anatomy Changes in the Ears and Nose
  • 270-300 minutes: Reflux Related Anatomy Changes in the Esophagus
  • 300-345 minutes:  Head and Neck Cancer Anatomical Changes in the Larynx and Pharynx
  • 345-405 minutes: Anatomical changes in the airway related to tracheostomy tube placement
  • 405-435 minutes: Vocal Fold Lesions
  • 435-455 minutes: Vocal Fold Dysfunction
  • 455-480 minutes: Q & A

Speaker Information and Disclosures

Eric Blicker CCC-SLP.D BCS-S has been a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders since 2008. That same year, Dr. Blicker received his Clinical Doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University. In 2000-2001, he was trained at Columbia University in Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing (FEESST) by Dr. Jonathan Aviv, the otolaryngologist who developed FEESST. Eric has started multiple Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) programs in the United States while training speech-language pathologists and physicians in the process. Dr. Blicker’s company, Community Care Partners Inc,  is an ASHA Approved CE Provider. Dr. Blicker has lectured at several universities and has provided FEES training courses in several states. His clinical FEES experience includes working in a variety of settings.

Disclosures: Eric Blicker will receive a speaker fee for this presentation from MedSLP Education.  He has no non-financial disclosures.


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