ESSD FEES Accreditation Programme

The first ESSD FEES practical course will be held at Mataró Hospital near Barcelona on 18-19 September 2017. Prior to the practical course there will be a theoretical course online, available from 4th of September and there will be exercises that should be completed by 15 September prior to doing the practical course. Following the course there will be an exam held at the 7th ESSD Congress venue, Palau de Congressos de Catalunya on 20 September from 9h-11h.


Important Dates

01 June to 15 August - Registration for FEES course open on website

01 June to 15 August - Submission of documents and payment of fees 

01 June to 31 August - Authentication of documents and granting of                                          places on course

04 September          - Online theoretical course available for students

15 September          - On-site exercises on theoretical content to be                                         completed before attending practical course

18-19 September      - On-site practical course at Mataró Hospital, near                                    Barcelona

20 September          - On-site theoretical end of course exam at                                              Acadèmia de Ciències Mèdiques i de la Salut in                                      Barcelona


On passing the exam, students will be given a certificate that they have attended and passed the exam. To obtain the accreditation that they are competent in practicing FEES to explore neurological and geriatric patients for dysphagia, they will need to complete the programme and organize for themselves 30 FEES under supervision of an instructor and 30 FEES under indirect supervision and then sit a final practical exam. See full programme.