Rehabilitation Science PhD student, Lauren Tabor, won a travel award at the European Society for Swallowing Disorders for her abstract , Pathophysiology of Bolus Inefficiency in Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy.
Although dysphagia is common in individuals with oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD), few studies have studied swallowing efficiency profiles and contributing pathophysiology in this population. Lauren’s work aimed to help fill this gap by: 1) delineating global swallowing impairment profiles and 2) determining pathophysiology contributing to swallowing inefficiency in individuals with OPMD.
The event was held in Barcelonan, Spain. She also received a Rehabilitation Science Travel Award to support the presentation of her work.