Course Information

LIVE WEBINAR AUGUST 7TH 4-6PM. CAN'T MAKE THE LIVE WEBINAR. NO WORRIES! REGISTER FOR THE RECORDED WEBINAR OFFERED AUGUST 8-31TH. LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS AUGUST 31ST. POST-TEST MUST BE COMPETED BY AUGUST 31ST.


Course Description

Inflammatory myopathy or myositis is a lesser-known category of autoimmune diseases with a relatively high incidence of dysphagia. In this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of the most current diagnosis and treatment options for myositis subtypes. Attendees will learn about autoimmune neurogenic dysphagia presentations in inflammatory myopathies, as well as the relevant research and challenges of managing these clinical cases. 

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the group of inflammatory myopathies known as myositis
  • Review the most current diagnosis and treatment options for myositis subtypes
  • Integrate relevant research to the challenges of managing associated autoimmune neurogenic dysphagia


Time Ordered Agenda


  • 4:00 Introduction
  • 4:05 Autoimmune Disease Overview
  • 4:10 Myositis Introduction and Subtypes
  • 4:30 Diagnosis of Myositis 
  • 4:40 Treatment of Myositis
  • 4:50 Dysphagia in Myositis
  • 5:10 Management of Dysphagia in Myositis
  • 5:30 Case Study
  • 5:45 Summary and Q&A
  • 6:00 Adjourn


Joining the Webinar

You will find information on how to join and complete this live webinar and webinar recording  in the course portal located on our Thinkific dashboard once you complete the course registration. One the day of the webinar please log in approximately 10 minutes before the start time to ensure you do not have any technical challenges.

Webinar Notice

Successful participation in this course includes completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher, then participants will automatically receive a course completion certificate.  

This course is offered for 2.0 Professional Development Hours. We can report your participation to ASHA if you choose for 0.2 ASHA CEUs, just be sure to include your ASHA number when you register. If you do not want your participation reported to ASHA, you have the option to decline on the course registration page. 

Refund Policy

There are no refunds for this course, as it is offered both live and as a recording for a limited time.




If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 877-390-1887.

Live Webinar 8/7/24 ; 4-6pm EST

Recording available August 8-31st

Instructor(s)

  • Lauryn Dorzback

    M.A., CCC-SLP

    Lauryn Dorzback

    Lauryn Dorzback, M.A., CCC-SLP graduated with a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. Her work experience includes acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care, with a focus on dysphagia diagnostics and intervention. Lauryn joined CSP in 2018 and shares the company’s passion of providing access to swallowing instrumentation to patients across the region. Disclosures: Lauryn Dorzback has the following financial relationship to disclose: She is a salaried employee of Carolina Speech Pathology. Lauryn has no non-financial relationships to disclose.