2020 MESPA Symposium Cancelled

Due to the current international pandemic of the Coronavirus, Tampa General Hospital has cancelled all of their events, including conferences, into the month of May; therefore, we must cancel our 2020 MESPA Symposium on Social Issues which was scheduled on Saturday, April 18th, 2020. We appreciate your understanding. The symposium will be rescheduled in April of 2021. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Stay safe everyone!
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Sixth Annual MESPA Symposium

We are pleased to announce the Sixth Annual MESPA Symposium on “Social Issues Affecting the SLP” will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 8:30am-3:30 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 8:00-8:30 am and the symposium will being promptly at 8:30 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 5.5 CEU hours submitted to the Florida Speech-Language Pathology Board (ASHA CEU’s are NOT awarded for this event).

This symposium will take place of MESPA’s April quarterly meeting.

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 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

MESPA 2020 Symposium flyer

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January 2020 Quarterly Meeting

Our next quarterly meeting is scheduled on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Who: Jennifer Ferreira M.S., CCC-SLP of Because you can, LLC.

What: “STOP Being Afraid of Technology” 

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

When: Sunday, January 12, 2020; 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) Saturday, April 18, 2020: MESPA Symposium: Social Issues Affecting the Speech-Language Pathologist

(We have decided to discontinue our July quarterly meeting.)

2) Sunday, October 11, 2020: “Laryngopharyngeal Reflux” by Cory O’Brien, M.A., CCC-SLP of Florida Hospital Physician Group, Voice and Swallowing Center

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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October 2019 Quarterly Meeting

We have a DATE change for our next quarterly MEDICAL ERRORS COURSE. The NEW date is Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Tampa General Hospital. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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

What: “Medical Errors for the SLP” 

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

When: Sunday, October 6, 2019; 6:00-8:00 pm ***DATE HAS CHANGED***

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, January 12, 2020: “Augmentative and Assistive Communication (AAC)” by Jennifer Ferreira M.S., CCC-SLP of Voices of Hope

2) Saturday, April 2020: MESPA Symposium TBD

3) Sunday, July 12, 2020: “Laryngopharyngeal Reflux” by Cory O’Brien, M.A., CCC-SLP of Florida Hospital Physician Group, Voice and Swallowing Center

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 Voice-Swallow-Airway Symposium

Welcome to the 5th annual MESPA Symposium page on Voice-Swallow-Airway at Tampa General Hospital presented on Saturday, April 13, 2019! You will find the presentation handouts that we have so far below. Feel free to view/download the handouts. Let us know if you have any questions.

  1. “Airway Protection: Dysphagia and Dystussia in Patients with Neurodegenerative Diseases,” by Alexandra Brandimore, PhD SLP, University of South Florida MESPA_032819
  2. “Allergy Topics of Interest to the SLP” by Dr. Samuel Gubernick, D.O.                    Allergy Presentation-SLP
  3. “A New Era of Dysphagia Assessment and Management” by Tiffany M. Mohr, MA CCC-SLP, BCS-S   MESPA 2019-TiffanyMohr
  4. “Patient Panel” Laura Crawford VOICE
  5. “Medically-Complex Patients: An Interprofessional Team Approach” by Jacqueline A. Collier OTR/L; Michelle Harvey MS, CCC-SLP; Cheryl Penn, RRT, BA; Kelly L. Tucker, PT, MS, DPT   Interdisciplinary Approach to Medically Complex Patient copy

 

 

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MESPA Symposium: Voice, Swallow, and Airway

We are pleased to announce the FIFTH Annual MESPA Symposium on Voice, Swallow, and Airway will be held on Saturday, April 13th 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. Access a map for more information:

https://www.tgh.org/patients-visitors/patients/campus-map

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 Voice Swallow Airway Symposium flyer

 

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January 2019 Quarterly Meeting

Our next scheduled quarterly MESPA meeting will take place on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Tampa General Hospital.

Who: Kristina Zannis, M.A., BCBA, SLPA of Independent Living Inc.

What: “Bridging the Gap between Speech-Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis

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

When: Sunday, January 13, 2019; 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) Saturday, April 13th: MESPA Annual Symposium- Voice, Swallow, and Airway. 8 am-4:30 pm

2) Sunday, July 14th: Huntington’s Disease 101, What every therapist needs to know by Laura Hogan-Strang MSW, Department of Neurology at USF

3) Sunday, October 13th: Medical Errors for the SLP by Michelle Harvey M.S., CCC-SLP of Tampa General Hospital

4) Sunday, January 12, 2020: Technology with Aphasia Patients by Jennifer Ferreira M.S., CCC-SLP of All Children’s Hospital and Voices of Hope

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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