Next MESPA quarterly meeting Sunday, April 12, 2015

Our next scheduled Tampa Bay Medical Speech Pathology Association (MESPA) quarterly meeting is on Sunday, April 12th, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Tampa General Hospital in the Rehab Center, Room #201: Curtis Hixon Room. The topic for this meeting is “The Basics of Vision Impairments and Functional Applications” by: Tina Mastrangelo, MCD, M.S., CCC-SLP, Senior speech-language pathologist of HealthSouth Rehab Hospital of Largo. As always, CEU’s are free and offered for 2 hours.

Who: Tina Mastrangelo, MCD, M.S., CCC-SLP
What: The Basics of Vision Impairments and Functional Applications
Where: Tampa General Hospital, Rehab Center, Room #201: Curtis Hixon Room
When: Sunday, April 12th, 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.

Future scheduled MESPA quarterly meetings:
1) Sunday, July 12, 2015, 6:00-8:00 pm: Topic-“From Student to Extern: Supervising the New Generation of SLP’s, They did not Teach me that in School” by Felix Matias M.S., CCC-SLP, Clinical Instructor of the University of South Florida

2) Sunday, October 11, 2015, 6:00-8:00 pm: Topic-“Screening for Cognitive & Communicative Impairments in Acute Care” by Jackie Hinkley PhD, CCC-SLP, of Choose Quality, LLC, Associate Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida

3) Sunday, January 10, 2016, 6:00-8:00 pm: Topic-“Managing Speech and Swallowing of Tracheostomized and Ventilator-Dependent Patients” by Michelle Harvey M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech Pathologist of Tampa General Hospital

4) Sunday, April 10, 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

If you have any topics you would like presented, questions/concerns, or requests to be on the MESP email list, please email the MESPA team at: MESPA2013@gmail.com

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About Tampa Bay Medical Speech Pathology Association

MESPA is a local speech pathology organization in Tampa, Florida that started in 2000 to draw speech pathologists together to meet for continuing education. Currently, MESPA meets at Tampa General Hospital on a quarterly basis on the second Sunday evening of the month in January, April, July, and October from 6:00-8:00 pm.
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