Presentations

INVITED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS


International

2016 Nov          Life with dysphagia: Defined by patients & their families. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Philadelphia,           Pennsylvania, United Stated. Co-Presenter: Nund R.

2016 Jul           Innovations in dysphagia management. American Head and Neck Society International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer. Seattle, WA, United States.

2016 Mar          Identifying Dysphagia: Timing Matters. School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Communication Science and Disorders, University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

2016 Feb          Early Detection of Dysphagia with Screening in Stroke Patients. La Disfagia nell’Adulto e nel Bambino: Diagnosi e Trattamento. Faenza, Italy.

2016 Feb          Dysphagia Treatment: From Evidence to Practice. La Disfagia nell’Adulto e nel Bambino: Diagnosi e Trattamento. Faenza, Italy.

2015 Oct          Videofluoroscopy: Fifteen versus Thirty Frames per Second. University Health Network and TIMS International Dysphagia Interest Group. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2015 Jun          Dysphagia in stroke patients: The next best research focus. Department of Neuroscience and Behavior, Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo. Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.

2015 Jun          Instrumental assessment: Videofluoroscopic assessment of dysphagia. Department of Clinical Medicine, Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo. Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.

2015 Jun          Keynote Speaker. Dysphagia research in the 21st century. Congresso Brasileiro de Disfagia. Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.

2015 Jun          Dysphagia and neurological disorders. Congresso Brasileiro de Disfagia. Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.

2015 Jun          TOR-BSST©. Congresso Brasileiro de Disfagia. Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.

2015 Jun          Dysphagia following prolonged intubation. Congresso Brasileiro de Disfagia. Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.

2015 Apr          Screening and clinical assessment. Institut für Biomedizin des Alterns, BANSS Meeting. Biedenkoff, Germany.

2015 Mar          Keynote Speaker. Dysphagia research: Lessons from the past, promises for the future. Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois, United States.

2014 Oct          Keynote Speaker. Functional outcome measures for patients with head and neck cancer. GBMC and The Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center, 17th Annual Head and Neck Conference. Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

2014 Oct          Survivorship panel discussion with case presentations. GBMC and The Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center, 17th Annual Head and Neck Conference. Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Presenter(s): Martino R, Sanft T, Ulmer K.

2014 Oct          Early detection of dysphagia in stroke patients. World Stroke Day 2014 International Stroke Symposium, Department of Neuroscience and Behavior, Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2014 Oct          Toronto Bedside Swallowing Screening Test ( TOR-BSST©). Gruppo Italiano della Disfagia VIII National Congress. Italy.

2014 Oct          Oropharyngeal dysphagia in stroke patients. Gruppo Italiano della Disfagia VIII National Congress. Italy.

2014 Mar          Swallow Screening Tools – How Sensitive Are They? The TOR-BSST. Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting. Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Presenter(s): Martino R.

2013 Oct          Keynote Speaker. Diagnosis of dysphagia: Timing matters. Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

2013 Sep          Dysphagia screening: The TOR-BSST©. Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine, Showa University. Tôkyô [Tokyo], Japan.

2013 Sep          Keynote Speaker. Dysphagia screening and assessment. Japanese Society of Dysphagia Rehabilitation, 19th Annual Meeting. Okayama, Japan.

2013 Sep          The TOR-BSST© dysphagia screening tool and a web-based refresher. Faculty of Rehabilitation School of Heath Sciences, Fujita Health University. Aiti [Aichi], Japan.

2013 Jul           Early identification of dysphagia in stroke patients: A review of the literature and the necessary steps to successful implementation. North Sydney and Central Coast Local Health District Area Professional Development Program for Speech Language Pathologists. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

2013 Jun          Dysphagia screening in stroke patients: A review of the literature and the necessary steps to successful implementation. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference. Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia.

2013 Jun          Keynote Speaker. Medical complications of dysphagia depend on whom you ask: Three point perspective explored. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference. Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia.

2012 Oct          Screening or initial assessment: Dysphagia perspective. European Society for Swallowing Disorders, 2nd Congress. Barcelona, Spain.

2012 Oct          Clinical methods for screening and assessment on adults: North American perspective. European Society for Swallowing Disorders, 2nd Congress. Barcelona, Spain.

2012 Jul           Current measures of swallowing function: What are they? What do they mean? American Head and Neck Society Annual Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Hope, A. & Martino, R.

2012 Jul           Patient perception versus physiology in the evaluation and management of cancer-related swallowing disorders. American Head and Neck Society Annual Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2012 Mar          Evidence based interventions: What defines readiness for clinical implementation? Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2012 Mar          Keynote Speaker. A global evolution: Past, present and future of the Dysphagia Research Society. Dodds-Donner Lecture, Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Shaker, R. Jones, B. Sonies, B.C. Martino, R.

2012 Jan          The integrated clinical evaluation: Screening and bedside evaluation. Studio Endoscopico Dinamico della Deglutizione, Servizio Sanitario Regionale Emilia-Romagna. Modena, Italy.

2012 Jan          The stroke patient with dysphagia: The Canadian reality. Studio Endoscopico Dinamico della Deglutizione, Servizio Sanitario Regionale Emilia-Romagna. Modena, Italy.

2009 Sep          Dysphagia therapy: A perspective from the Speech-Language Pathologist. Gruppo Italiano di Studio sulla Disfagia. Rimini, Italy.

2009 Sep          Implementation of evidence-based screening guidelines. Gruppo Italiano di Studio sulla Disfagia. Rimini, Italy.

2009 Sep          Medical consequences of dysphagia. Gruppo Italiano di Studio sulla Disfagia. Rimini, Italy.

2009 Jun          Outpatient dysphagia clinics – Similarities and differences around the world. Dysphagia International Video-Teleconference Rounds. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Collaborator.

2009 Apr          Keynote Speaker. An international movement toward evidence based dysphagia practice with stroke survivors. Karlsbad Dysphagia Forum. Karlsbad, Germany.

2009 Apr          Treatment for dysphagia: A review of the evidence. Karlsbad Dysphagia Forum. Karlsbad, Germany.

2009 Feb          Keynote Speaker. Screening for dysphagia: An evidence based process from development to implementation. Nursing Symposium, International Stroke Conference. San Diego, California, United States.

2007 Nov         Keynote Speaker. Scales and screens: Reviewing the evidence and efficacy of dysphagia screening. American Heart Association’s ‘Moving Beyond the Core Measures’ 2007-2008 Series, Stroke Conference I, Practical Approaches to Improving Stroke Care. Syracuse, New York, United States.

2007 Nov         Learning lab: Dysphagia screening. American Heart Association’s ‘Moving Beyond the Core Measures’ 2007-2008 Series, Stroke Conference I, Practical Approaches to Improving Stroke Care. Syracuse, New York, United States.

2006 May         Keynote Speaker. Dysphagia in the adult patient: Clinical and administrative aspects. Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale di Cesena. Cesena, Italy.

2005 Jan          Keynote Speaker. Dysphagia screening in stroke patients. Establishing evidence for best practice. National University Hospital. Singapore.

2003 Oct          Clinical assessment of swallowing function: An untold story. Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California, United States. Part of a multi-disciplinary presentation on evidence summary for dysphagia intervention.

2001 Sep          Oropharyngeal dysphagia and the Toronto experience. Medical Grand Rounds. Forli, Italy.

2000 Oct          Swallowing and the oropharynx. Annual meeting of Gastroenterology (GastroNews 2000). Forli, Italy.

1998 Sep          Quality of life and outcome measures in dysphagia patients. World Congress Meeting of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Presenter(s): Fernie, RM (former surname of Martino R).


National

2012 Oct          National stroke rehabilitation course – Part 1: Dysphagia and nutrition. Canadian Stroke Congress. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

2012 May         Head and neck cancer and dysphagia: Incidence and common comorbidities. Partners in Cancer Rehabilitation Research. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2011 Apr          Tapping into Cochrane: How can an evidence-based approach support you in your practice? Annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Montreal, Quebec. Presenter(s): Martino, R., & Vilis, E.

2009 May         Evidence for oropharyngeal dysphagia assessment: An overview. Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologists Annual Meeting. London, Ontario, Canada.

2009 May         Navigating the Cochrane Network for Speech, Language, Swallowing and Hearing Literature. Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (CASLPA) Annual Meeting. London, Ontario, Canada.

2008 Oct          Patient outcome indicators in Speech-Language Pathology. Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) Retreat: Discipline Specific Patient Outcomes Indicators, the Ottawa Hospital. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

2008 Jun          Dysphagia in acute stroke and TOR-BSST© dysphagia screening. Physician Stroke Rounds videoconference, Central East Stroke Network. Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Martino, R, Diamant, N, & Corrigan-Lauzon, C.

2007 Sep          Keynote Speaker. Assessment of dysphagia: TOR-BSST©. 1st National Rehabilitation Conference: Applying Best Evidence to Stroke Rehabilitation. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

2007 Sep          Treatment of dysphagia. 1st National Rehabilitation Conference: Applying Best Evidence to Stroke Rehabilitation. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Workshop.

2007 Jan          Evidence based practice in speech-language pathology: An emphasis on dysphagia [One-day workshop]. Manitoba Speech and Hearing Association (MSHA) Annual Meeting. Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada.

2007 Jan          Evidence-based practice for speech-language pathologists: Part III. Research methods. St. Joseph’s Health Sciences Centre. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. One-day workshop.

2006 Nov         Ontario dysphagia screening: Best practice guidelines. Meeting of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

2006 Nov         Ontario dysphagia screening: Best practice guidelines. Meeting of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

2006 Jun          Evidence-based practice for speech-language pathologists: Part II. Research methods. St. Joseph’s Health Sciences Centre. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. One-day workshop.

2006 Jan          Evidence-based practice for speech-language pathologists: Part I. Principles and search strategies. St. Joseph’s Health Sciences Centre. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. One-day workshop.

2004 May         Dysphagia screening: Applying best evidence. Heart and Stroke Annual Meeting. London, Ontario, Canada. Principal Author.

2004 Apr          An innovative dysphagia screening model: Applying the best evidence. Heart and Stroke Foundation – Kitchener/Waterloo Region. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Regional presentations.

2004 Apr          An innovative dysphagia screening model: Applying the best evidence. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario – Niagara Health System. Niagara, Ontario, Canada. Regional presentations.

2004 Mar          Dysphagia screening in stroke patients: Searching for best evidence. SCORE: Stroke Expert Conference. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2003 Oct          Dysphagia in stroke patients: An update on the evidence. Kitchener Stroke Conference Workshop. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

2001 Oct          Swallowing disorders and stroke. First Annual Grey Bruce Health Services Rehabilitation Conference: Selected Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.

1999 Sep          Commercial textures: More than just a management phenomenon. Annual sales meeting of the Novartis Nutrition Corporation. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1998 Nov         Introduction to the background and development of a multi-professional dysphagia team. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Presenter(s): Fernie, RM (former surname of Martino R). One-day workshop.

1998 May         Videofluoroscopy interpretation. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologists. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Presenter(s): Fernie, RM (former surname of Martino R).

1994 May         Dysphagia:  How to assess and manage in a team approach. Victoria General Hospital. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Presenter(s): Fernie, RM (former surname of Martino R). Presented to acute stroke team.

1994 Jan          Introduction to dysphagia and how to begin the team approach. Soldiers Memorial Hospital. Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Presenter(s): Fernie, RM (former surname of Martino R). Workshop presented to multi-professional team.

1993 Jun          Esophageal dysphagia:  Case study presentations. Dalhousie University Department of Gastroenterology. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Presenter(s): Fernie, RM (former surname of Martino R). Presented at retreat.

1993 May         Practical tips in swallowing management. Annual Victoria General Hospital Stroke Team Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Presenter(s): Fernie, RM (former surname of Martino R).

1993 May         Ethical issues of dysphagia management. Camphill Medical Centre. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Presenter(s): Fernie, RM (former surname of Martino R). Presented to a multi-professional audience.

1991 May         Swallowing disorders in the elderly. Meeting of the Nova Scotia Association of Dietetics. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Presenter(s): Fernie, RM (former surname of Martino R).


Provincial / Regional

2015 Feb          Dysphagia update. 5th Toronto Voice Course. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2015 Feb          Dysphagia treatment update. 5th Toronto Voice Course. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2015 Feb          Dysphagia case panel discussion and interactivity. 5th Toronto Voice Course. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2014 Sep          Dysphagia evaluation toolbox for head and neck cancer. Dysphagia Interest Group. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2012 Dec          Evidence-based practice in speech-language pathology. Providence Health Care. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2012 May         Identifying the burden of dysphagia in survivors of stroke: What is it and has it changed over time? Dysphagia Interest Group Rounds. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2011 Nov          Course Review: Stepping stones to dysphagia treatment 2011. Nestle Health Science (held at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, ON). Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Session highlights from the 2nd International Course on Oropharyngeal Dysphagia (Mataro, Spain).

2010 Apr          Psychological issues related to dysphagia. Central East Stroke Network Symposium. King City, Ontario, Canada.

2007 Jun          TOR-BSST© triage tool: Background and update. Meeting of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Ontario Stroke Region – NE GTA. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2007                TOR-BSST© triage tool: Background and update. Meeting of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Ontario Stroke Region – SW. London, Ontario, Canada.

2006 Oct          Implementation of an innovative dysphagia screening model in acute and LTC settings. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Collaborative Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Martino, R, Brown, A, & French, B.

2005 Nov         Screening for dysphagia in stroke patients: An evidence based model. Ontario Hospital Association Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2005 Oct          Identifying dysphagia early with the TOR-BSST. Heart and Stroke Collaborative Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2005 Mar          Overview of the dysphagia project. Ontario Stroke Strategy Workshop. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2004 Nov         Dysphagia pilot: What have we learned? Heart and Stroke Collaborative Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2003 Oct          Regional dysphagia screening program: A novel approach to care. Heart and Stroke Annual Collaborative Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2002 Oct          Dysphagia: A regional approach and current research [Small group presentation]. Stroke Strategy Collaborative, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Martino, R, & Lewis, M.

2001 Dec         A guide to outcome measurement. Ontario Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA). Kingston, Ontario, Canada. One-day workshop.

2001 Nov         Keynote Speaker. Overview of screening for oropharyngeal dysphagia in stroke patients. Approach to the Management of Dysphagia, sponsored by the Heart and Stroke Association of Ontario. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2000 Dec         A guide to outcome measurement. Ontario Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA). Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. One-day workshop.

1996 Oct          The underlying principles of functional outcome measures and scale development. Annual Ontario Hospital Association Convention. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Fernie, RM (former surname of Martino R).


Local

2013 May         Recovering swallowing function after chemoradiotherapy. 15th Annual Wharton/Elia Day, University Health Network. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2010 Nov         Swallowing functions in head and neck cancer. PMH/Amgen Preceptorship Workshop. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2009 Jun          HN6 Swallow Substudy National Study Protocol. SPOONS, Princess Margaret Hospital. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2009 Jun          Functional outcomes following chemo-radiotherapy. Wharton/Elia Day, Princess Margaret Hospital. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2008 May         The TOR-BSST©: Psychometric testing to implementation. University of Toronto Department of Speech Language Pathology Work Group. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2008 Apr          Screening for dysphagia in stroke survivors: Now a standardized procedure. KLARU Rounds, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2008 Apr          Incidence and impact of dysphagia in patients with prolonged intubation following cardiac surgery. University of Toronto Department of Speech Language Pathology Work Group. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2008 Feb          Dysphagia screening in stroke patients: Now a standardized procedure. Health Care and Outcomes Research (HCOR) Division Rounds, Toronto Western Research Institute (TWRI). Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2007 Jan          A regional approach to dysphagia screening with stroke patients. West GTA Stroke Rehabilitation Symposium. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

2007 Jan          An innovative regional approach to dysphagia screening for stroke survivors in the long-term care setting. Telecast Swallowing Rounds. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Martino, R, & French, B.

2006 Oct          The consequences of dysphagia depend on whom you ask. University of Toronto Department of Speech Language Pathology Work Group. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2006 Mar          Consequences of dysphagia: What they are depends on whom you ask. Research Work Group at Baycrest Hospital. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2006 Jan          Dysphagia and nutrition screening: Best practice strategies. Stroke Rehab Symposium. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2005 Nov         Identifying a silent problem for our stroke patients. Hamilton Health Sciences Centre Regional Stroke Strategy. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2005 Apr          Dysphagia screening in stroke patients: The ‘directional flow’ from evidence to knowledge translation. Swallowing Grand Rounds via Telemedicine. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2004 Apr          Swallowing: The movement towards evidence based outcomes. University of Toronto, Graduate Dept of Speech Language Pathology. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2003 Oct          A call for papers: How to prepare an abstract for a poster or scientific presentation. Workshop for University Health Network Occupational Therapists. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2003 May         Screening for oropharyngeal dysphagia in stroke patients: In pursuit of the evidence? Medical Ground Rounds, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2003 Jan          How to critically read a journal article. Workshop for UHN Rehabilitation Health Professionals. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2002 Nov         Screening for oropharyngeal dysphagia in stroke patients: What is the evidence? Toronto Swallowing Rounds. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2002 May         A call for papers: How to prepare an abstract for a poster or scientific presentation. Workshop for University Health Network Occupational Therapists. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2002 Apr          Screening for oropharyngeal dysphagia in stroke patients: What is the evidence? University of Toronto Graduate Department of Speech Language Pathology Work Group. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2001 Nov         Measuring outcomes: Damaging or beneficial? University Health Network Allied Health Day. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2-hr Workshop.

2000 Mar          Measurement. Faculty of Medicine, Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2-hr Tutorial. Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology course. Principal Author. March 2000.

1999 Nov         Swallowing in the 21st century. Medical Grand Rounds, University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Diamant, NE, Martino, R, Kaplan, D, & Goldstein, D.

1997 Apr          Screening for oropharyngeal dysphagia in stroke patients:  Insufficient evidence for guidelines. Education Rounds, Toronto Hospital Department of Speech-Language Pathology. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Fernie, RM (former surname of Martino R).