Hard to Swallow? Understanding Changes in Ageing and Disease


Hosted by The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre

Start Date

11th Oct 2017 6:00pm

End Date

11th Oct 2017 7:00pm


Lecture Theatre 2, Medical Sciences Precinct, 17 Liverpool Street, Hobart

RSVP / Contact Information

Email or phone 6226 8510

presented by

Professor Susan Langmore

Boston University, Massachusetts, USA

Photo of Susan LangmoreProfessor Langmore is an internationally known clinician and researcher in the area of oral and respiratory health and swallowing disorders (dysphagia). Her research has resulted in recognition of the importance and effectiveness of good oral hygiene to reduce the rate of pneumonia in people in Intensive Care, in nursing homes, and in the community.

She is known for her development of a method to evaluate swallowing – Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) – this has become a standard evaluation procedure, conducted in every state in the United States, in Australia,, and in many other countries. Her current work focuses on effective treatments for dysphagia in people with head and neck cancer.

Join us for an illuminating presentation about swallowing – what happens when it works well and how it can change with ageing and disease.

Light refreshments served from 5:30 pm.