On April the 19th, UHN and TIMS Dysphagia Interest Group will host Dr. Catriona Steele for a presentation via videoconference entitled “Thickening liquids for dysphagia management: Challenges and opportunities”. In this session, Dr. Steele will share recent results from research exploring the smallest differences in viscosity that have clinical utility. Additionally, she will discuss simple instrumental methods for measuring viscosity during production in health care facilities.
Dr. Catriona M. Steele is the Director of the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. She teaches in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. Prior to completing her Ph.D., Dr. Steele worked as a medical speech-language pathologist for 10 years. Dr. Steele is known for her commitment to pursuing theoretically driven research that will underpin clinical interventions with sound empirical evidence. She has received particular recognition for her work on tongue function in swallowing. Dr. Steele holds research funding from the National Institutes of Health (USA), a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award and has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications.
Please see attached the flyer and Handout: