August 15 2019: Catriona was invited to present on “How thickened liquids work to improve swallowing” at the University of Wisconsin Madison. A recording of this talk can be found here (link).
May 31 2019: We are please to announce the release of a re-recording of an invited talk at McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)’s 32nd annual Dr. Dorothy Wiselberg Seminar on Neuromuscular Disorders and Respiration from May 31st 2019. Catriona presented on the topic of pathophysiology and management of swallowing dysfunction and aspiration in neuromuscular disorders, including ALS, Myasthenia Gravis (MG), Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy (OPMD). The recording is available here link.
June 3 2019: We are pleased to announce the release for a Q&A session discussing our latest article on our youtube channel (link).
Apr 25, 2019: We are very pleased to announce the release of our new article on VFSS reference values in healthy swallowing, across the range from thin to extremely thick liquids according to the IDDSI framework. The manuscript is available open access here. A free webinar summarizing the results of our latest publication can be found on our youtube channel (link).
Apr 24, 2019: Congratulations to Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Lab, doctoral student Sana Smaoui on passing her comprehensive exams with flying colours!
Apr 5, 2019: Our March 2019 UHN International Dysphagia Interest Group webinar titled “Reference Values for Healthy Swallowing: Do you know what is Normal?” can be viewed here.
Mar 18, 2019: We are very pleased to share that Carly Barbon successfully defended her thesis on March 18.
Her work has focused on the use of thickened liquids to address swallowing impairment in individuals who have undergone radiation treatment for head and neck cancer.
Feb 28, 2019: The Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Lab trainees and colleagues from the Yunusova lab had the opportunity for a research masterclass with Dr. John Rosenbek.
Feb 27, 2019: We are very pleased to share that Ashley Waito successfully defended her thesis on February 27. Her research focus is on the important topic of swallowing impairment (dysphagia) in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Ashley’s goal is to conduct research that will help us to better understand the nature of progressive swallowing impairments, which are debilitating in the ALS population. Ashley’s research has the potential to dramatically influence outcomes for people with this disease.
Jan 30, 2019: We are proud of our Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Lab doctoral trainees Carly Barbon and Ashley Waito who were presented with several awards at the 2019 Toronto Rehab Institute Research Day. Carly Barbon received the Focus on Accessibility Award and Geoff Fernie Impact Award. Ashley Waito received the Best Publication Award and Best PhD Poster Award. Read more here.
Jan 30, 2019: UHN unveiled a new research institute at the 2019 Toronto Rehab Institute Research Day. Toronto Rehab Research Institute is being renamed KITE (Knowledge, Innovation, Talent, Everywhere) at UHN. Toronto Rehab Research Institute is being renamed KITE (Knowledge, Innovation, Talent, Everywhere) at UHN. This change allows us to focus on the future of rehab science while remaining committed to transforming the lives of people in our community. Learn more about KITE.