Colloquium with Dr. Camilla Dawson, Tuesday 17 March – Cancelled

Please note Dr. Camilla Dawson’s March 17th colloquium talk has been cancelled.


We are pleased to announce Dr. Camilla Dawson as our next presenter for the School’s colloquium series. She will present Tuesday, 17 March, 4:00-6:00PM.

Dr. Dawson is Clinical Lead for Speech and Language Therapy at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, one of the largest trusts in the UK. Her doctoral research explored dysphagia following head and neck cancer surgery in the acute phase of recovery. This work identified the perspective of the individual following reconstructive surgery and their requirements from the surgical and rehabilitation team to improve outcomes. Her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia, under the supervision of Dr. Skoretz, explored post extubation dysphagia, the impact of tracheostomy on swallowing and novel comparative medicine research investigating swallowing across species. Camilla has published a range of qualitative and quantitative research exploring dysphagia, and provides leadership, management and mentorship to a large team of Speech and Language Pathologists and clinical academics.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 17th from 4:00-6:00PM
WHERE: Friedman Room 355
TITLE: Dysphagia in health care: providing dynamic and innovative services to meet the complex needs of both client and their clinician

ABSTRACT: This presentation will explore provision of dysphagia services across acute care. We will discuss the inherent challenges of providing complex interventions to an ever changing cohort of people with dysphagia, and ways these may be managed effectively and efficiently. Expectations of the individual, the professional and the service provider will be considered, defining ways we can reduce tensions and instead create clinical and strategic assurances within robust governance frameworks.  We will describe innovation and lessons learned from a large teaching hospital in the UK. The presentation will deliver insights and practical suggestions for clinicians and managers, exploring ways clinical networks and communities of practice can forge innovative developments, improve clinical outcomes while engaging practitioners in meaningful ways.