So you think you can fluoro: VFSS workshop 2

So you think you can fluoro: VFSS workshop 2

Friday 8 March 2024, 9:00am - 4:00pm (AEDT)

Doors open from 8:30am

This workshop is aimed at intermediate to experienced clinicians who have been doing VFSS for 5-10+ years. Sessions will be interactive, with opportunities to debate current rating methods and theories, as well as refine rating reliability with other experienced clinicians. Rarely are we given the opportunity to learn from experienced colleagues and have dedicated time to refine our x-ray vision skills for swallowing diagnostics.

Learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this workshop participants will be able to

  • identify different methods for VFSS analysis,
  • recognise limitations in current biomechanical analysis,
  • improve their own VFSS rating reliability for other clinicians,
  • identify other instrumental swallow assessments to enhance VFSS findings.

Who should attend

This workshop is for intermediate to experienced speech pathologists who have been doing VFSS for 5-10+ years. It is not suitable for students.


Claire Stanley
Claire Stanley has worked for over 20 years as a clinical and research speech pathologist and dedicated her career to evaluating and managing swallowing and communication disorders in the acute medical and outpatients setting. Claire holds a Grade 4 speech pathology position at Monash Health in the ENT Department, working alongside ENTs in the Laryngology and Swallowing Disorders Clinics. The multidisciplinary team work together to diagnose and treat complex swallowing conditions, voice and upper airway disorders using nasal and transnasal endoscopy, stroboscopy and videofluoroscopy (x-ray). She is also a founding member and director of the Melbourne Swallow Analysis Centre.

Claire performs VFSS in the public and private setting on a regular basis and has experience with functional implications of structural dysphagia, as well as neurological disease. She is currently completing her PhD in videofluoroscopy and is a member of the SPA VFSS Clinical Guideline working party reviewing the current position paper. Claire has authored and presented papers both locally and internationally in the area of dysphagia and VFSS, and is steering several laryngology research projects at Monash Health, including a speech pathology led nasendoscopy review clinic for the Department of Human Services.


  • Members: $270
  • Non-practicing members: $178
  • Student members: NA
  • Non members: $405
  • Traveller's Rate (Members only): $135

If you are eligible for traveller's rates (read the eligibility criteria "In person events"), contact the Learning Hub. This must be done before registration.

Additional information

Workshop Handouts
We have gone green! Printed slide handouts will not be supplied on the day of the workshop. Electronic copies of workshop materials will be provided approximately one week prior to the workshop. You will be notified when materials are available.

For further information, contact the Learning Hub.

Friday, 08 March 2024
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cliftons Melbourne
Level 1, 440 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000