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Duke "Use it on Monday Series": John R. Ashford, PhD

The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
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Apr 14 8:30AM - 12:15PM

John R. Ashford, Ph.D., is Education Director and Co-Owner of SA Swallowing Services, provider of instrumental dysphagia assessment services to health care facilities, and FEES training courses. He holds Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Speech Pathology from the University of Southern Mississippi, and the Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He served as a Medical Speech-Language Pathologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs for 28 years, and Associate Professor at Tennessee State University and adjunct clinical Professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for 25 years. He served as President of the Tennessee Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a Life-member of ASHA. He is published and has presented at the local, state, national, and international levels with special research interests in evidence-based practice and dysphagia treatments, oral care and dysphagia, analysis of FEES studies, and factors in the development of pneumonia from aspiration in patients with dysphagia.


To examine the three primary conditions often leading to the development of pneumonia from laryngeotracheal aspiration. Understanding the contributions each makes toward pneumonia development provides avenues for preventative intervention.

After attending this presentation, participants shall be able to:

1. Describe and discuss the three primary causes attributed to the development of pneumonia from aspiration;

2. Use knowledge of the three primary causes attributed to pneumonia from aspiration development to better assess patients with dysphagia;

3. Identify elements of each cause of pneumonia from aspiration and plan better intervention strategies for reducing or preventing pneumonia occurrences.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Directions to Event: Duke South Amphitheater is located off Erwin Road on Trent Drive, convenient to I-85, US 15-501, and the Durham Freeway (NC 147) and I-40. The address is 40 Duke Medicine Circle, Durham 27710 Room 0916 (across from the Duke South Cafeteria)

Parking is available at 200 Trent Drive in Duke Medicine Circle Parking Garage. Cost is $2 per hour.

Directions to building/room:

  • From street level of the parking garage, walk toward the left to Duke South Clinic
  • Enter the front doors of the clinic and veer right to walk down the hallway
  • Take the first elevators located to your left to the basement floor
  • When exiting the elevators the amphitheater is in front of you toward the left, Room 0916

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email with questions.

What continuing education will be provided?

Sponsored by Duke Speech Pathology & Audiology and Duke University Health System Clinical Educational & Professional Development

3.0 Joint Accreditation CEUs will be provided for attending the event. See details below:

In support of improving patient care, Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development designates this live activity for 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development designates this live activity for 3.0 contact hours.

Will food be provided?

Light refreshments will be provided.

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