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SELECTED INVITED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

Malandraki, GA (2012). The use of fiberoptic endoscopy in swallowing evaluations. Invited 2-hour lecture at the Otolaryngology Department of the Hospital Evangelismos (May 22, 2012).

Malandraki GA (2012). How fMRI will Help Advance Understanding of Plasticity within Swallowing. Invited presentation at the Postgraduate Course of the 20th Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting, Toronto, Canada (March 8, 2012).

Malandraki GA (2012). Effects of swallowing treatment on the neurophysiology of swallowing: Evidence for neuroplasticity. Invited presentation at the Annual Convention of the New York State Speech Language and Hearing Association (April 28, 2012).

Malandraki, GA (2011). Dysphagia and fMRI Research: From swallowing physiology to neuroplasticity. Invited lecture at the Research Colloquium of the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, New York University (October 18, 2011).

Malandraki, GA (2011). The use of neuroimaging in understanding swallowing physiology, pathophysiology and treatment outcomes for patients with dysphagia. Invited lecture at the Otolaryngology Department Grand Rounds, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. (May 26, 2011).

Malandraki, GA (2011). Diagnosis of oropharyngeal dysphagia: what are the options for optimal treatment. Invited presentation at the 15th State-of-the-Art Interdisciplinary Review Course on Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, & Nursing Care (April 7-9, 2011).

Malandraki GA & Perlman AL (2006). The use of MRI and fMRI in swallowing: Present and future applications. Invited presentation in the Fourteenth Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, (March 2006).

Malandraki GA (2006). "The act of swallowing: a complex neuromuscular function of the human body". Invited lecture in the Bio-Interest Group Seminars of the Bioengineering Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, (February 15, 2006).


CONFERENCES

Malandraki GA, Robbins J (2011). Lingual Strengthening in Neuromuscular Degenerative Disease: A Longitudinal Case Study. Paper presented at the Annual American Speech Hearing and Language Association (ASHA) Convention, San Diego, (November 17-19, 2011).

Malandraki GA, McCullough G, Perlman AL (2011). Teledynamic Swallowing Evaluation: Results & Review of an NIH Study. Paper presented at the Annual American Speech Hearing and Language Association (ASHA) Convention, San Diego, (November 17-19, 2011).

Malandraki GA, Hind J, Logemann J, & Robbins J (2010). The relationship between pitch elevation and swallowing safety. Paper presented at the NIH and VA funded Conference entitled “Integrative Neural Systems Underlying Vital Aerodigestive Tract Functions”, Madison, WI (June 17-19, 2010).

Malandraki GA, Hind J, Logemann J, & Robbins J (2009). The utility of pitch elevation in the evaluation of dysphagia: Preliminary results. Paper presented at the Annual American Speech Hearing and Language Association (ASHA) Convention, New Orleans, (November 19-21, 2009).

Kaufman A, Hind J, Malandraki GA, & Robbins J (2009). The role of lingual pressures in dysphagia screening. Paper presented at the Annual American Speech Hearing and Language Association (ASHA) Convention, New Orleans, (November 19-21, 2009).

Malandraki GA, Sutton BP, Perlman, AL, & Karampinos D. (2009). Age differences in the neural activation of swallowing and related tasks. Paper presented at the Seventeenth Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting in New Orleans, (March 4-7, 2009).

Perlman AL, McCullough GH, Malandraki GA, & He X (2009). Telemedicine videofluoroscopic evaluations of swallowing: Reliability and feasibility. Paper presented at the Seventeenth Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting in New Orleans, (March 4-7, 2009).

Malandraki GA, Perlman AL, Sutton BP, & Karampinos DC (2008). Neural activation of swallowing and swallowing related tasks using fMRI in young adults. Paper presented at the Sixteenth Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting in South Carolina and resulted in the First Prize of the New Investigator Award Competition, (March 6-8, 2008).

Perlman AL, McCullough GH, Malandraki GA, & He X (2008). Reliability between traditional and telemedicine videofluoroscopic evaluations of swallowing: preliminary results. Paper presented at the Sixteenth Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting in South Carolina, (March 6-8, 2008).

Malandraki GA, Perlman AL, & Sutton BP (2007). Neural activation of swallowing using fMRI in young adults: preliminary results. Paper presented at the American Speech Hearing and Language Association (ASHA) Conference, Boston, MA, (November 15-17, 2007).

Perlman AL, Malandraki GA, He X (2007). Coordination of respiration and deglutition across the lifespan: data from children and adults. Paper presented at the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) 27th World Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark, (August 5-9, 2007).

Georgopoulos VC, & Malandraki GA (2005). A fuzzy cognitive map hierarchical model for differential diagnosis of dysarthrias and apraxia of speech. Paper presented at the 27th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC05) in Shanghai, China, (1-4 September 2005).

Malandraki GA, Dean R, & Lee CY (2004). Persisting effects of aspiration and penetration on voice. Paper presented at the American Speech Hearing and Language Association (ASHA) Conference, Philadelphia, (November 18-20, 2004).

Georgopoulos VC, Stylios C, & Malandraki GA (2002). A multimedia environment for the speech and language impaired. 2002 International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks, (Split, Dubrovnik, Croatia).

Georgopoulos VC, Malandraki GA, & Stylios C (2001). A computer based speech therapy system for articulation disorders. 4th International Conf. On Neural Networks & Expert Systems in Medicine & Healthcare, Milos, Greece.

Georgopoulos VC, Malandraki GA, & Stylios C (2001). Development of intelligent method for differential diagnosis of specific language impairment. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Istanbul, Turkey.


CLINICAL WORKSHOPS

Robbins J, Sattin J, Hind J, Malandraki GA (2010). Stroke, Swallowing and Recovery 2010: From Rehabilitation to Rewiring. Three-hour short course invited by SIG 13 presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech and Language Hearing Association (ASHA) in Philadelphia, PA (November 2010).

Malandraki, GA (2010). “Swallowing Treatment in Cognitive Decline”. Repeated (2x) 30-minute workshop presented as part of the Continuing Education Activity entitled: “Acute to long term dysphagia care: Update 2010” organized by the Voice and Swallow Clinic of the Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, on May 15th 2010.

Robbins, J, Hind, J., Malandraki, GA, & Joyce, A (2010). “Evidence-Based Strategies for Safe Eating in Alzheimer’s Disease”. Peer-reviewed 2-hour workshop presented at the 24th Annual State Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in Wisconsin Dells, WI, on May 3rd 2010.

Malandraki GA (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012). “Childhood Stuttering: Current Assessment and Treatment Approaches”. 3-day long workshop in Athens, Patras and Chania Greece organized by a private foundation. Repeated every year after large audience demand.

Malandraki GA (2005 and 2007). “The role of Speech and Language Pathologist in Alzheimer’s Disease; Communication and swallowing issues”. Invited 16-hour long workshop in Patras, Greece organized by the Center of Technological Research of the Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece (March 2005 and March 2007). Repeated after large audience demand.

Malandraki GA (2006). “Developmental and Persistent Stuttering: An introduction”. Invited 8-hour long workshop in Athens, Greece organized by the Association of Scientists of Speech Pathology and Speech Therapy of Greece (June 2006).

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