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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2nd Annual MESPA Symposium: Voice

We are pleased to announce The Second Annual MESPA Symposium on VOICE will be held on Saturday, April 16th from 8:30am-4:30 pm at Tampa General Hospital in the MacInnes Auditorium, 2nd floor, East Pavilion. 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 7:45-8:30 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 6 CEU hours submitted to the Florida Speech-Language Pathology Board.MESPA Voice Symposium flyer

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1st Annual MESPA Dysphagia Symposium

The 1st Annual MESPA Dysphagia Symposium will be held at Tampa General Hospital on November 7th, 2015. We have closed the registration as of October 30th, 2015. For those who have registered for this event, you will receive an email with event announcements.

Sincerely,

The MESPA Team

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