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Course Registration ENDS September 11, 2020 This Live Online seminar replaces the original face to face seminar scheduled for September 25, 2020 in Brussels. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO READ ALL COURSE RELATED DETAILS BEFORE YOU REGISTER. PARTIAL APPROVAL - $475.00

This Live Online seminar replaces the original face to face seminar scheduled for September 25, 2020 in Brussels. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO READ ALL COURSE RELATED DETAILS BEFORE YOU REGISTER.

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Friday, September 25 2020 12:00 PM - Saturday, September 26 2020 4:00 PM [CET]

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Course Date & Relevant Information:

NOTE:  This course will be offered in TWO SEGMENTS of approximately 4 hours each.  See schedule below.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Saturday, September 26, 2020

In consideration of your health and the health of our MDTP instructors in the presence of this viral pandemic this will be a LIVE and ONLINE MDTP Certification Course. The content and format will be the same as our face to face courses.


A link to join the course in Zoom will be sent to all registered participants the week before the course.


Course Description

MDTP is a systematic exercise-based approach to dysphagia therapy in adults.  Rather than a specific technique, MDTP is a framework from which to provide individualized therapy to adult patients.  This one-day intermediate course introduces participants to the conceptual basis of MDTP, provides the results of initial clinical studies documenting functional and physiologic benefits from MDTP intervention, describes in detail the components of MDTP, and provides step by step instruction for the evaluation and treatment of patients receiving the MDTP approach.


The content of this seminar is not available to students


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to...


1.     Describe the components of MDTP therapy and differentiate this approach from more traditional therapy.

2.     Describe current clinical research supporting MDTP therapy.

3.     Explain how MDTP uses exercise principles to improve swallow function.

4.     Explain physiologic changes in swallowing that may result from various foods/liquids.

5.     Use specific clinical tools in the evaluation of patients for participation in MDTP therapy.

6.     Conduct MDTP therapy sessions and monitor patient progress and outcome.



Single Registration Fee for this Online Course: $475 USD

Registration must be completed before September 11, 2020


Note:  Those individuals who registered at the higher face to face rate will receive a refund of the difference upon completion of this course.




Timed Agenda: Please note that these are local times (Brussels).  Finishing times are estimates

Friday, September 25, 2020:  12 noon – 4 pm

MDTP - What is it?  How does it differ from what we currently do?  Current evidence supporting MDTP

Exercise principles in MDTP part 1

Exercise principles in MDTP part 2

The MDTP Food Hierarchy

Saturday, September 26, 2020: 12 noon – 4 pm

Swallowing Assessment and Outcome Protocols for MDTP

Step by Step Therapy Procedures for MDTP


PLEASE NOTE: The following policies may be superseded by circumstances created by the current viral pandemic. Please see our website ( for the most current policies regarding cancellation or relocation.  

Cancellation Policy

Up to two weeks prior to the seminar, refunds will be made minus a processing fee of $100 USD.  No refunds will be available if cancelling within two weeks of the seminar nor following the seminar.


Seminar Location Change Policy

Once registered for a given MDTP seminar changing to a different seminar will require cancellation of the initial registration (See cancellation policy) and registering for a new seminar (pending space availability).


Course Materials

Course materials for MDTP seminars will be provided via internet download available one week prior to the seminar. Course Emails will be sent from Eventzilla ( make sure to check the email that you used to register. Alert us ( with changes to your registration/email/name.

A non-disclosure agreement will be provided online requiring an electronic signature.  This agreement is mandatory to attend this seminar. Individuals who have not registered on our new website and electronically signed the NDA will not be allowed to participate in this online/live seminar. The purpose of the NDA is to minimize erosion of MDTP via sharing with untrained professionals. The faculty will be happy to address any further details/questions at the seminar.



All attendees will be given access to the post test. All participants have one month (30 days) following the course to pass this test. The test may be taken as many times as needed but MUST be completed one month from the course date.


Florida Dysphagia Institute (FDI) provides current, evidence-based and clinically relevant information and experiences to clinicians and clinical researchers in the field of dysphagia management.

Contact the Organizer

Professor in Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Medicine at the University of Central Florida. She is also the Director of the University of Central Florida, Swallowing Research Laboratory. She is also a public health scientist and was the past Director of the PHD in Public Health at the University of Florida for over 9 years. She specializes in research epidemiology and biostatistics, and has worked extensively in neurology and dysphagia research. Dr Carnaby’s research focus lies in the rehabilitation of swallowing disorders in Head neck cancer and stroke, and she has published over 95 peer reviewed papers in these areas. Dr. Carnaby is the author of the “Mann Assessment of Swallowing” and its cancer version MASA-C. She is a lifetime research scholar of the American Cancer Society and has a background of funded research from the NIH-NCI, NIH-NICHD, ACS and FL- DOH. She was awarded ASHA Fellow, in 2012.

About Giselle Carnaby, MPH, Ph.D, FASHA


Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida. He is Co- Director of the Swallowing Research Laboratory. Dr. Crary’s current clinical and research interests focus on swallowing disorders, specifically improving assessment and treatment strategies. Current research projects include studies of the characteristics of dysphagia and related morbidities in stroke patients, community dwelling older persons, outcomes of dysphagia treatment in patients with head/neck cancer or stroke, and outcomes associated with exercised-based therapy and adjunctive modalities in the treatment of dysphagia in adult patients. He has a long history as a practicing clinician and remains active in patient care. His most recent text is “Dysphagia Management in Adults and Children” with Michael Groher. Dr. Crary is a Fellow of ASHA and has served in the board of SIG 13. He was awarded Honors of the Association in 2016.

About Michael A. Crary, PhD. FASHA, Honors ASHA, CCC-SLP