Sponsors and Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsor

Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition is a specialised business of Danone, focused on pioneering nutritional discoveries that help people live healthier and longer lives. Nutricia aims to establish medical nutrition as an integral part of healthcare, expanding Danone's mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Nutricia's extensive range of evidence-based nutrition products and services offer proven benefits and better patient outcomes. The company works with doctors and healthcare professionals in 40 countries to deliver better care and to lower the cost of care. Nutricia serves patients in hospitals, care home settings and in the community.

The company pioneers nutritional solutions for oncology, critical care, stroke, frailty and memory loss. In paediatric care, Nutricia offers innovative products and services for the management of cow’s milk allergy, genetic metabolic disorders and faltering growth.  

For more information, visit www.nutricia.com

Gold Sponsor

Fresenius Kabi is a global healthcare company that specializes in lifesaving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. The company’s products and services are used to help care for critically and chronically ill patients. Fresenius Kabi’s product portfolio comprises a comprehensive range of I.V. generic drugs, infusion therapies and clinical nutrition products as well as the medical devices for administering these products. Within transfusion technologies, Fresenius Kabi offers products for collection and processing of blood components and for therapeutic treatment of patient blood by apheresis systems.

With its corporate philosophy of "caring for life", the company is committed to putting essential medicines and technologies in the hands of people who help patients and finding the best answers to the challenges they face.

For more information, please visit www.fresenius-kabi.com.

Gold Sponsor

Nestlé Health Science makes a positive difference to the nutritional health, well-being and quality of life of people through innovative, medically recognised nutritional solutions. Our solutions help optimise the nutritional intake of people who aim to combat disease, recover or stay healthy. Our range addresses various nutritional needs and related services including patient and healthcare professional education and training. Innovations are developed with Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences and the Nestlé R&D network. The Institute enables a deeper understanding of interactions between chronic disease, lifestyle and nutrition, which enables Nestlé Health Science to develop new products.



Ampcare, LLC is a FDA registered medical device and services company based in the United States that has developed the Effective Swallowing Protocol (ESP™). This systematic rehabilitation approach provides speech-language pathologists with additional tools to accelerate and restore a patient’s swallow function. ESP uses a specialized form of neuromuscular electrical stimulation administered through two uniquely designed, pie-shaped electrodes and a restorative posture device to provide the ideal head and neck position as well as resistive exercises during the treatment. The therapy system is FDA cleared for treating dysphagia. For more information, please visit our website at www.ampcarellc.com.

Atmos has a clear target: to prolong life and to sustainably improve the quality of peoples’ lives. These results in further development and innovation: ATMOS develops safe and easy to handle medical solutions which offer users of modern medical technology new ways and possibilities. The ATMOS location in Germany is of great importance. In Lenzkirch, in the heart of the Black Forest, we develop intelligent complete solutions in four different price and performance classes; this gives physicians worldwide the possibility to treat their patients and to provide them with the best of care. Especially in the field of Dysphagia diseases ATMOS developed a new portable endoscopic system which fits perfectly to the requirements of FEES. For more information’s please visit: http://www.atmosmedical.com/solutions/ent/diagnosis/atmos-fees-portable 

In 2017, Chattanooga celebrates 70 years as the world’s largest manufacturer of rehabilitation equipment setting a benchmark for leadership, reliability and excellence. Chattanooga's VitalStim Therapy is a specialized form of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) designed to treat Dysphagia through muscle re-education. It is being used in hospitals, acute care facilities and freestanding clinics worldwide helping Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) to treat patients and retrain them in muscle control allowing them to swallow. VitalStim Therapy is getting patients off PEG tubes or thickened liquids and back to the joys of eating. The VitalStim Plus device comes with colour video and graphical interface and incorporates innovative technologies, state-of-the-art sEMG and clinically proven treatment protocols.

Chattanooga is part of the DJO Global group of brands.  DJO is a global developer, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality medical devices that provide solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management. Our company ethos is “Motion is Medicine” and our portfolio of products are designed on the principle of the continuum of patient care from injury prevention through to rehabilitation after surgery, injury or degenerative disease, therefore enabling people to regain or maintain their natural motion.For additional information on DJO Global, please visit www.DJOglobal.com

Since 2008, Emotion Food Company develops technological food solutions to improve the daily lives of consumers and meet their specific needs. We conceived an innovative food binding agent, Easy-Base®. It is a ready-to-use vegan gelling agent, Swissmade, innovative, neutral in taste and odor. It can be used hot or cold, on all salty and sweet products, stable in temperature and ideal for finger-food. Our goal is to offer people autonomy and dignity by an adapted food. We bring sustainable and effective solutions so that healthcare establishments can diversify their offer. We want to demonstrate that participating in well-being while optimizing the costs of health is actually possible.

IOPI Medical LLC manufactures the Iowa Oral Performance Instruments (IOPI), products that objectively measures tongue and lip strength and can be used for biofeedback for oral motor exercises. It is typically used by speech pathologists and otolaryngologists with patients that have a variety of diseases, such as stroke, head and neck cancer, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, Bell’s palsy and ALS. Objective measurements from the IOPI allows the therapist or physician to justify the need for therapy, set exercise parameters using the principles of exercise science, document the results, and evaluate program effectiveness.

KARL STORZ is a renowned manufacturer that is well established in all fields of endoscopy and can be considered as market leader in rigid endoscopy. The still family held company was founded in 1945 in Tuttlingen, Germany, and has grown to one with a worldwide presence and 7100 employees. KARL STORZ offers a range of both rigid and flexible endoscopes for a broad variety of applications. Today’s product range also includes fully integrated concepts for the OR and servicing.

LABORIE, a leading global developer and manufacturer of medical devices in the pelvic health and gastroenterology markets, is proud to celebrate 50 years of innovation and commitment to improving the lives of patients suffering from Urologic and Gastrointestinal disorders. LABORIE’s product line includes solutions for Urodynamics, Anorectal Manometry, Uroflowmetry, Ultrasound, Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, Gastroenterology and Neurology. For more information on LABORIE’s global product platform and educational course offerings please visit www.laborie.com.

Medical Imaging Technologies is a privately owned Swedish company focused on the design and development of advanced Clinical Audio-Visual systems for the healthcare market. Founded in 2009 in the University town of Lund, where the headquarters are still situated, the company has since expanded and currently has offices in the UK, UAE and India. Medical Imaging Technologies has extensive knowledge of the healthcare market in each of its geographies, with excellent relationships with key influencers across all relevant disciplines. These include Interventional Cardiology, Surgery and Radiology. PharyDoc, developed for Speech Pathologists, allows for the simultaneous capture and playback of fluoroscopy, video and audio during a Video Fluoroscopic Swallowing Examination (VFSE). The full recorded examination is stored locally with the option for sending to PACS.

Phagenesis Ltd is committed to transforming the lives of people with dysphagia, using revolutionary treatments developed through a commitment to scientific and clinical excellence. The first product to be launched is Phagenyx. Phagenyx provides a unique innovative treatment for neurogenic dysphagia that uses Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation (PES) to restore neurological control and in turn improve the swallow function. Phagenyx is designed to treat the cause of dysphagia, thereby reducing the risk of complications and associated costs and improving outcomes. The treatment is based on over 20 years of research and development. 

Thick & Easy™ Instant Food and Beverage Thickener provides effective solutions in the management of individuals with dysphagia. The comprehensive range of Thick & Easy™ products, from powders through to readymade meals, enable you to effectively manage your patients' swallowing difficulties, whilst meeting their nutritional demands, without compromising on the flavour and appearance they deserve. Visit the Thick & Easy™ stand to find out for yourself.

TIMS Medical. The flagship product of TIMS Medical is the TIMS 2000 SP, the premiere system for DICOM connectivity, long format recording of modified barium swallow fluoroscopy studies, and PACS connectivity for fluoroscopy & endoscopy studies. The MBS studies are used for speech language pathology and dysphagia analysis, and TIMS typically replaces low quality DVD-video and fluoroscopy system only recording. TIMS provides all studies in the native, high resolution format, and completely eliminates the HIPAA risk associated with DVD and other removable media. TIMS provides capture of the high resolution study at 30 frames per second, synchronized audio recording, sending of the study to PACS
in DICOM format, remote review & analysis with TIMS DICOM Review Software, and printing. Additionally, speech pathology and endoscopy specific workflows are provided including simple study editing, series description labeling, stopwatch timings of swallow events, and much more. TIMS Consultant is a patented, networked system that allows physicians, technicians, students, residents, fellows, and sub-specialty consultants at various physical locations to view and participate inter-operatively in high resolution video and audio of a surgery or diagnostic imaging procedure. Example applications include education & training at teaching hospitals for ultrasound & interventional radiology, robotic surgery telementoring, remote participation in a fl uoroscopy procedure at a remote hospital, and much more. Real-time, high resolution video at 30 fps is transmitted along with audio over IP from all participants in the sessions.

ORLVISION GmbH (www.orlvision.com), is a German technology drivenmanufacturer of cameras and endoscopes with a significant know-how in ENT, amassed through a close cooperation with physicians and medical specialists. Our cooperation with Rehder|Partner (www.rehder.de), a German leader in FEES Diagnostic, has led us to the integration of a state of the art video endoscopy with an easy to use IT solution for findings, images analysis and diagnostics. The orlvision/Rehder|Partner FEES system can be tailored to the needs of every requests (private practices, ENT units, speech therapists or multifunctional clinical departments). The sleek trolley with its PC paneland just a video Naso-Laryngo-Scope can be easily rolled to the patient bed for a rapid and accurate FEES. www.orlvision.com

The University of Canterbury offers a broad range of educational offerings for those seeking to advance clinical and research expertise in the area of dysphagia. The UC Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research is a clinical research facility focused on development of innovative protocols and technologies for behavioural rehabilitation of dysphagia. Our ‘PERC Programme’ combines the unique skills and knowledge of Patients, Engineers, Researchers and Clinicians to expand options for rehabilitative recovery that are affordable, based on sound principles of neural recovery and are clinically salient to facilitate translation to clinical practice. The Biofeedback in Strength and Skill Training software and treatment protocol is one such development. This software – approved as a Class I medical device in the European Economic Area and New Zealand – represents a ‘first step’ to development of specific skill-based swallowing rehabilitation.  

University of Tsukuba, Japan is among the leading comprehensive research institutes in the world, and the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory established at the university in 2005 works with the Center for Innovative Medicine and Engineering in the University of Tsukuba Hospital for pioneering healthcare innovations. The Gokuri is our mHealth-based device for the real-time monitoring and evaluation of swallowing activities. The swallow measuring and the mealtime-care framework of Gokuri seamlessly connect hospitals, healthcare works and food manufacturers for offering the best possible pleasure of eating that satisfies the individual swallowing abilities. For additional information, please visit http://ai.iit.tsukuba.ac.jp/gokuri/en/