Upcoming MESPA Quarterly Meeting

Our next quarterly MESPA meeting is scheduled on Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Tampa General Hospital.

Who: Sarah Busser M.A.,CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill

What: “Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for Adults

Where: Tampa General Hospital, Rehab Center, Room #201: Curtis Hixon Room

When: Sunday, July, 8, 2018; 6:00-8:00 pm 

Why: For the purpose of continuing education in the field of Speech-Language Pathology and networking with professionals in the Tampa Bay Area.

Upcoming Scheduled MESPA Quarterly Meetings:

1) Sunday, October 14, 2018: “Dementia” by: Jeanette Jacques M.A., CCC-SLP

2) Sunday, January 2019: “Bridging the Gap Between Speech Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis” by: Kristina Zannis M.A. BCBA, SLPA of Independent Living Inc.

If you have any topics you would like presented or would like to speak on a specific subject, please email the MESPA team at: MESPA2013@gmail.com

If you have any questions or concerns regarding MESPA, or if anyone would like to be added to the MESPA email list, please email the MESPA team at: MESPA2013@gmail.com

 As always, MESPA meetings are open to speech-language pathologists, as well as students in the field of speech-language pathology, and quarterly meetings are FREE for 2.0 hours (Florida state SLP CE Hours).

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MESPA Symposium: Pediatrics Birth-Adolescence

We are pleased to announce the Fourth Annual MESPA Symposium on Pediatrics: Birth through Adolescence will be held on Saturday, April 14th from 8:00am-4:30 pm at Tampa General Hospital in the MacInnes Auditorium, 2nd floor, East Pavilion. We have an incredible group of speakers! Attached is the registration form. You may either fax (813/844-4142-fax) or email (MESPA2013@GMAIL.COM) your completed registration form: ATTENTION MESPA. Registration check-in will begin from 7:30-8:00 am and the symposium will being promptly at 8:00 am. Please bring your SLP Florida State License number for the sign-in so that you may receive credit for CEU’s. As always, this is a FREE EVENT and is offered for 7 CEU hours submitted to the Florida Speech-Language Pathology Board (ASHA CEU’s are NOT awarded for this event).
Park in the Visitors Garage ($3.00/day) and enter the facility using the East Pavilion Entrance. Take the elevators to the 2nd floor and follow signs to the MacInnes Auditorium.  Download the map for more information: https://www.tgh.org/wp-content/uploads/3DMap_11-13.pdf
Please dress in layers or bring a sweater as the temperature in the conference room may fluctuate.

​We look forward to seeing you all at the MESPA Pediatric Symposium! Feel free to pass this registration form onto your colleagues; graduate students are welcome!

If you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to contact us at: MESPA2013@gmail.com

Print: MESPA Pediatric Symposium flyer

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Join us this Sunday, October 8th, for a great MESPA presentation that will satisfy the requirement of Medical Errors for Florida SLP licensure!

Who: Michelle Harvey, M.S., CCC-SLP, of Tampa General Hospital

What: Prevention of Medical Errors for the SLP 

Where: Tampa General Hospital, Rehab Center, Room #201: Curtis Hixon Room

When: Sunday, October 8th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Why: For the purpose of continuing education in the field of Speech-Language Pathology and networking with professionals in the Tampa Bay Area. **(This presentation will satisfy the requirement of Medical Errors for Florida SLP state board licensure.)

Upcoming Scheduled MESPA Meetings:

1)   Sunday, January 14, 2018: Esophageal Dysphagia and Reflux by: Cory O’Brien M.S., CCC-SLP of Florida Hospital

2)   Saturday, April/2018: MESPA 4th Annual Symposium: Topic-TBA

3)   Sunday, July 8, 2018: AAC for Adults by: Sarah Holmes M.A., CCC-SLP of HealthSouth Rehab Hospital of Spring Hill

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Upcoming MESPA Presentations

Good evening, MESPA friends! We have scheduled MESPA presentations for the next year and a half. Our next quarterly MESPA meeting is scheduled on Sunday, July 8th from 6:00-8:00 pm at Tampa General Hospital.

Who: Jennifer Ferreira, M.S., CCC-SLP, PhD Candidate in Psychology of John’s Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

What: Social Skills Groups for all our Pals

Where: Tampa General Hospital, Rehab Center, Room #201: Curtis Hixon Room

When: Sunday, July 8th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Why: For the purpose of continuing education in the field of Speech-Language Pathology and networking with professionals in the Tampa Bay Area.

Upcoming Scheduled MESPA Meetings:

1) Sunday, October 8, 2017: Medical Errors for the SLP by: Michelle Harvey M.S., CCC-SLP of Tampa General Hospital **(This presentation will satisfy the requirement of Medical Errors for Florida SLP state board licensure.)

2) Sunday, January 14, 2018: Esophageal Dysphagia and Reflux by: Cory O’Brien M.S., CCC-SLP of Florida Hospital

3) Saturday, April/2018: MESPA 4th Annual Symposium: Topic-TBA

4) Sunday, July 8, 2018: AAC for Adults by: Sarah Holmes M.A., CCC-SLP of HealthSouth Rehab Hospital of Spring Hill

5) Sunday, October 14, 2018: Bilingual Medical Speech-Language Pathology by: Michelle Gaudet M.S., CCC-SLP of Morton Plant/Mease Hospital and Tampa General Hospital

If you have any topics you would like presented or would like to speak on a specific subject, please email the MESPA team at: MESPA2013@gmail.com

If you have any questions or concerns regarding MESPA, or if anyone would like to be added to the MESPA email list, please email the MESPA team at: MESPA2013@gmail.com

As always, MESPA meetings are open to speech-language pathologists, as well as students in the field of speech-language pathology, and quarterly meetings are FREE for 2.0 hours (Florida state SLP CEU’s).

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The MESPA 3rd Annual Symposium on Neurological SLP Disorders was another huge success!

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, Tampa General Hospital hosted a wonderful symposium with Tampa Bay’s finest Speech-Language Pathologists as presenters. The agenda included the following for 7 hours of Florida State CEU’s:

8:00-10:00: Andrea Hayes M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

(Blake Medical Center): “Neuroanatomy Review for the SLP: From One Neuron to Another!”

10:15-11:15: Darla Freeman-LeVay M.A., CCC-SLP

(Florida ENT and Allergy): “Working With Parkinson’s:  A Review for the SLP”

11:15-12:15: Cheryl Paul M.S., CCC-SLP

(University of South Florida): “Group Therapy for Grown Folks.”

1:15-2:15: Erin Guidera M.S., CCC-SLP

(Moffitt Cancer Center): “Neurolaryngology and Neurogenic Voice Disorders”

2:30-4:30: Dr. Jackie Hinkley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

(Voices for Hope for Aphasia, Associate Professor Emeritus, USF): Five Evidence-Based Therapy Approaches that are Effective for Speech, Language, and Cognition.

2017 MESPA presenters

Handouts for this Symposium are available on the MESPA blog:

https://tampabaymedicalspeechpathology.com/mespa-neuro-symposium/

 

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Upcoming MESPA Quarterly Meeting

Our next quarterly MESPA meeting is scheduled on Sunday, January 8th from 6:00-8:00 pm at Tampa General Hospital.

Who: Cynthia Williams Bowen, MS, CCC-SLP, Bowen Speech-Language Therapy, LLC
What: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, OPEs & SLP’s
Where: Tampa General Hospital, Rehab Center, Room #201: Curtis Hixon Room
When: Sunday, January 8th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Why: For the purpose of continuing education in the field of Speech-Language Pathology and networking with professionals in the Tampa Bay Area.

Cyndee has an excellent article that recently posted on the blog Dysphagia Cafe: http://dysphagiacafe.com/2016/12/18/sleep-disordered-breathing-role-slps/

Upcoming MESPA Meetings:

1) Saturday, April 8, 2017: MESPA 3rd Annual Symposium: Topic-Neurological Speech-Language Disorders. Registration will soon follow.

2) Sunday, July 9, 2017: TBA

3) Sunday, October 8, 2017: TBA

If you have any topics you would like presented or would like to speak on a specific subject, please email the MESPA team at: MESPA2013@gmail.com

If you have any questions or concerns regarding MESPA, or if anyone would like to be added to the MESPA emial list, please email the MESPA team at: MESPA2013@gmail.com

Visit the MESPA blog for additional information: http://tampabaymedicalspeechpathology.com

As always, MESPA meetings are open to speech-language pathologists, as well as students in the field of speech-language pathology, and quarterly meetings are FREE for 2.0 hours (Florida state SLP CEU’s).

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Upcoming MESPA Quarterly Meeting

This is an announcement of our upcoming scheduled MESPA quarterly meeting on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

Who: Casey Diaz, M.S., CCC-SLP, Neurological Team Coordinator, Hospital-Based Rehab: Tampa General Hospital
What: “A Review of Evidence-Based Practice: Dysphagia Intervention”
Where: Tampa General Hospital, Rehab Center, Room #201: Curtis Hixon Room
When: Sunday, July 10th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Why: For the purpose of continuing education in the field of Speech-Language Pathology and networking with professionals in the Tampa Bay Area.

Upcoming MESPA Meetings:

1) Sunday, October 9, 2016, 6:00-8:00 pm: Topic-“The Impact of Anterior Cervical Spinal Surgery on Dysphagia” by Miranda Vargus, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech Pathologist of Tampa General Hospital

2) Sunday, January 8, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea, OPEs, & SLPs” by Cynthia Williams Bowen, MS, CCC-SLP, Bowen Speech-Language Therapy, LLC

3) Saturday, April 2017: MESPA 3rd Annual Symposium: Topic-Neurological Speech-Language Disorders

If you have any topics you would like presented or would like to speak on a specific subject, please email the MESPA team at: MESPA2013@gmail.com<mailto:MESPA2013@gmail.com

If you have any questions or concerns regarding MESPA, please email the MESPA team at: MESPA2013@gmail.com<mailto:MESPA2013@gmail.com>

If anyone wishes to be added to the MESPA email list, please feel free to send an email to: MESPA2013@gmail.com<mailto:MESPA2013@gmail.com>

As always, MESPA meetings are open to speech-language pathologists, as well as students in the field of speech-language pathology, and meetings are FREE for 2.0 hours (Florida state SLP CEU’s).

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