ESSD FEES Accreditation Programme

The 6th ESSD FEES Accreditation Entry Course will be held in Mataró, near Barcelona, on 6-7 October 2020. Prior to the 10th ESSD Congress that will take place in Girona on 8-10 October 2020.

The Entry Course consists on an online part that covers some background anatomy, physiology, and complications of dysphagia. Then there are two days onsite at Mataró Hospital where there will be lectures and practice  with the endoscopes and case studies. At the end of the course there will be a multiple choice exam.

Click here for the programme of the online and onsite course.

The course represents the first part of the ESSD FEES Accreditation Programme, see full accreditation programme.

ESSD CSE Accreditation Programme

ESSD Accreditation Programme on Screening and Clinical Swallowing Evaluation  

2nd ESSD CSE Accreditation Entry Course will take place on October 6-7 in Mataró, Barcelona.

This is a course directed to all health professionals involved in the multi-disciplinary team of dysphagia management with a degree of at least 180 ECTS.

Prerequisits:

2 years clinical experience managing patients at risk of dysphagia

A C1 level of the language the course is given in.

 

Registration will open the first week of April.

Please fill-in the form from the tap 'Contact' and send us your documents via email.

For more information send an email to: essd.accreditations@myessd.org

 

 

ESSD VFS Accreditation Programme

 

ESSD Accreditation Programme on Videofluoroscopic evaluation of Swallow (VFS)  

 

2nd ESSD VFS Accreditation Entry Course will take place on October 6-7 in Mataró, Barcelona.

 

This is a course directed to all health professionals involved in the multi-disciplinary team of dysphagia management with a degree of at least 180 ECTS.

 

Prerequisits:

2 years clinical experience managing patients at risk of dysphagia

A C1 level of the language the course is given in.

  

This course that had its 1st edition on September 2019 in Vienna, follows the same structure of our other Accreditaitons. 

 

The Entry Course includes an online part to be completed precious the on-site and a 2 days on-site sessions focused on the practical perspective of the Accreditation and culminates with a multiple-choice exam. Once, the Entry Course is completed successfully, in order to obtain the ESSD Accreditation, the student must complete a practical stage under supervision and a practical exam.

 

Registration will open the first week of April. 

Please fill-in the form from the tap 'Contact' and send us your documents via email.

 For more information send an email to: essd.accreditations@myessd.org

 

How to get there

The FEES and CSE Accreditation courses will be held at Mataró Hospital, Carretera de Cirera s/n, 08304 Mataró, Spain

 

How to get there?

 How to get the Hospital? 

Taxi: 937 986 060. There is a taxi stop at Mataró train station.

Mataró's buses (in Spanish)

Line 1 (circular)

Line 2 (circular)

Line 3 (Camí de la Serra-Vista Alegre-Rocafonda)

Line 4 (Cirera-Molins)

Line 5 (Rodalies-Hospital de Mataró)

 

How to get to Mataró?

From the Prat de Llobregat Airport the best option is take the train to Barcelona Sants Estació (Line R2) and there change train to line R1.

More information and transport options from/to the airport here.

 

From Barcelona there are interurban buses and train:

Train Line R1 has 4 stops at Barcelona (Sants, Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf, el Clot Aragó) with direction Mataró, Arenys de Mar, Calella, Blanes or Maçanet-Massanes (more about train service here).

There are two bus direct lines between Mataró and Barcelona with two stops at Barcelona: Ronda Universitat, 21 (very close to Plaça Catalunya) and Plaça Tetuan.

E11.1 goes to center of Mataró, near hotel zone.

E11.2 goes to the north part of Mataró, near Hospital.


 
 
 

Important Dates

03 April 2020- Registration for CSE, FEES, VFS and Introductory Course on Manometry open on website

03 April 2020 - 30 April - Submission of documents, authentication of documents and payment of fees 

21 September 2020 - 5 October  - Online theoretical course available for CSE, FEES, VFS and Introductory Course on  Manometry students

6-7 October 2020  - On-site CSE, FEES, VFS and Introductory Course on Manometry at Hospital de Mataró, near Barcelona, Spain

7 October 2020   - On-site CSE, FEES, VFS and Introductory Course on Manometry theory end-of-course exam, Hospital de Mataró

                                      

For both accreditations: 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 to explore neurological and geriatric patients for dysphagia, using FEES or Clinical Screening and Swallowing Evaluation depending on the course they have taken. Students will need to complete the programme and organize for themselves practical stages under supervision of an accredited ESSD monitor and then sit a final practical exam to be fully accredited as practitioners of the diagnositic procedure. See full programme.