Newsletter 2023 – 1

Dear members,

A new year starts with a new newsletter!

With this newsletter, we want to keep you posted on the latest swallowing-related news. The newsletter aims to keep you informed about related news and upcoming events.

First of all, we would like to wish you a very happy and warm 2023! We wouldn’t want you to miss out on any of the great content we’re working on this year so make sure you renew your membership today!

Renew your membership here!


A new year also means the start of a new board year.
We are eagerly looking for your ideas, inspiration & helping hands!

Expanding our board will increase the chances to share, promote and disseminate knowledge and experience. Are you motivated to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and research? Do you actively want to promoting the dissemination of knowledge concerning swallowing and dysphagia? Are you interested in organizing interesting webinars, newsletters and conferences?

Do not hesitate any longer and contact us via in**@bs**.be!

Save the Date! 
BSSD Congress – 22nd April 2023

We are proud to announce our keynote speaker of the 9th annual BSSD meeting:
Prof. Dr. Katherine Hutcheson
Dr. Hutcheson is a Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery with dual appointment in the Division of Radiation Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She serves as Chief for Speech Pathology and Audiology, Fellowship Director for Audiology and Oncologic Speech Pathology, and Deputy Director of Head and Neck Surgery Clinical Research and is adjunct faculty at the University of Houston. Prof. Hutcheson is a clinician-scientist, practicing as a Speech Language Pathologist for over 18 years with Board Certification as a Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S), and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She serves as Associate Editor for the journals of Dysphagia and Head and Neck. Prof. Hutcheson leads a globally recognized program of research and has authored over 150 peer-reviewed and invited articles with funding support from the National Institutes of Health, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the MD Anderson Institutional Research Grant Award program, donor and foundation award with a fellowship award from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas UT Health Innovation Training Program. She is an accomplished clinician and educator who lectures nationally and internationally on dysphagia and head and neck cancer rehabilitation. The mission of her work is to optimize functional outcomes and quality of life in head and neck cancer survivorship.
More information about the congress will be announced soon!
Abstract submission is now open!
The BSSD Annual Meeting gives the opportunity to clinicians, researchers and students to present their research concerning swallowing- and deglutition-related topics. If you’re interested in presenting at the 2023 BSSD meeting, don’t hesitate to submit your abstract now and share your research with fellow colleagues!
Deadline submission: 15th of March

Abstract guidelines and instructions

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Sign up for the conference via:

BSSD 9th Annual Congress – April 22, 2023 – Erasmus Hospital Brussels


Kom Op Tegen Kanker (vzw)

The amount of money collected by participating in events organized by KOTK such as #de1000km goes entirely to many cancer research projects that have a direct impact on the well-being of people with cancer.

One of these projects is a large-scale study conducted by UZA, UZGent, UZLeuven, Iridium Kankernetwerk, AZ Brugge under supervision of Prof. Gwen Van Nuffelen (UZA) that focuses on preventing dysphagia in head and neck cancer patients treated with radiotherapy.

Want to learn more? Then don’t hesitate to watch the video below!


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