Upcoming MESPA Quarterly Meeting

This is an announcement of our upcoming scheduled MESPA quarterly meeting on SUNDAY, October 11:

Who: Jackie Hinkley, PhD., CCC-SLP, of Choose Quality, LLC, Associate Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida
What: “Screening for Cognitive and Communicative Impairments in Acute Care”
Where: Tampa General Hospital, Rehab Center, Room #201: Curtis Hixon Room
When: Sunday, October 11, 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 Quarterly Meetings:

1) SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 7th, 2015, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, 1st Annual MESPA Symposium-Dysphagia at Tampa General Hospital in the Macinnes Auditorium: .6hours/.6 CEU’s FREE! We have approximately 130 Speech Pathologists registered, and 20 remaining spots. If you would like to attend this event, please complete the registration form attached under the tab: “1st Annual MESPA Dysphagia Symposium.”

2) Sunday, January 10, 2016, 6:00-8:00 pm: Topic-“Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery: Overview and Implications for the Medical SLP” by Andrea Hayes M.S., CCC-SLP, Supervisor of Speech-Language Pathology of Blake Medical Center

3) 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

4) Sunday, July 10, 2015, 6:00-8:00 pm: Topic “Late Effects of Chemo-Radiation on Swallowing in Head and Neck Cancer Patients,” by Jessica Wind Gregor, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech Pathologist of C.W. Bill Young VA Medical 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, please email the MESPA team at: 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

​As always, MESPA quarterly 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/.2 CEU’s.​


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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