LONG BRANCH, N.J. – The Regional Cleft Palate Center at Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, and Kean University’s School of Communication Disorders and Deafness will present a symposium on communication disorders entitled “Management of Swallowing Difficulties of the Cleft Palate Patient” on November 29 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Borden Auditorium at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Ave. in Long Branch.
Presenters from Monmouth Medical Center’s Regional Cleft Palate team include Helene Henkel, R.N., coordinator; Eric Wurmser, M.D., medical director and plastic surgeon; Manolis Manolakakis, D.M.D., oral surgeon; Alan B. Gertner, Ph.D., audiologist; and Lauren Buhowski, M.S., speech language pathologist.
During the symposium, these experts will offer anatomical, medical, dental and therapeutic information for effective assessment and treatment protocols for infants and children with cleft palate. Attendees will discover structural, neuromuscular and functional consequences of cleft palate on swallowing, as well as the most effective intervention methods to insure successful outcomes for cleft palate patients.
At the Cleft Lip, Palate and Congenital Anomalies Center at The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, a team of specialists takes a personalized approach to the treatment of cleft lip and palate. It is one of five regional referral centers in the state established by the New Jersey Department of Health for children born with clefts and treats about 100 children each year. The Regional Cleft Palate Center is funded in part from New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Special Child Health.
This session is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is offered for .4 CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional area). This course is approved for four contact hours of continuing education toward New Jersey state license renewal for speech-language pathology.
Monmouth Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Monmouth Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 4AMA/PRA Category 1 credit(s).TM Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Monmouth Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver, by the American Nurses Commission on Accreditation (P91-1//2011-2014).
This course is free for full-time students, Barnabas Health employees and parents who are members of NJ Federation of Cleft Palate-Craniofacial. The registration fee for all other participants is $50, made payable to Monmouth Medical Center Regional Cleft Palate Center. Send registration form and payment by November 12, 2012 to:
Helene Henkel, R.N.
Regional Cleft Palate Center
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
For more information, contact Helene Henkel at 732-923-7653.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with the Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation’s largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org.
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