Sponsors and Exhibitors

Gold Sponsor

Fresenius Kabi is a global health care 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 whole blood and blood components collection and processing as well as for transfusion medicine and cell therapies. 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.


Check our symposium “Managing the Patient with Dysphagia: From therapeutic strategies to practical solutions”

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.


Check our symposium “Care of Swallowing Difficulties:  Practicalities of safe and appealing nutrition”


Gold sponsor

Nutricia is a specialised healthcare unit of Danone, one of the fastest-growing food companies in the world. Nutricia expands and completes Danone's mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible, by focusing on support for vulnerable people who are at nutritional risk for health reasons.  Nutricia develops innovative, science-based nutrition concepts that deliver proven benefits and better clinical outcomes for patients, and so help to lower the overall cost of their care. Working in partnership with doctors, health care professionals, and caregivers, the company offers a very broad range of products for many conditions and age groups.


Check our symposium "Nutricia medical symposium; ‎Better Compliance for Better Outcomes"

Silver Sponsor


Chattanooga is the world’s largest manufacturer of rehabilitation equipment for treating musculoskeletal, neurological and soft tissue disorders. For over six decades, Chattanooga has set a benchmark for leadership, reliability and excellence. Our products contribute to better treatment outcomes in hospitals, clinics and home settings worldwide. We lead the physiotherapy industry by example and, through continuous innovation, provide real world solutions for clinicians and their patients.


Chattanooga's VitalStim Therapy is being used in rehabilitation hospitals, acute care facilities and freestanding clinics worldwide. In these facilities, it is helping speech-language pathologists (SLPs) retrain a large percentage of the patients to swallow. Successful VitalStim Therapy is getting patients off PEG tubes or thickened liquids and back to the joys of eating. VitalStim Therapy is a specialized form of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) designed to treat Dysphagia through muscle re-education.


We are delighted to be demonstrating the new Chattanooga VitalStim Plus device at ESSD 2015. This next generation device comes with color video and graphical interface and incorporates innovative technologies, state-of-the-art sEMG and clinically proven treatment protocols.


DJO Global 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 message is “Motion is Medicine” and our portfolio of products addresses 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


Check our symposium “Presentation of Chattanooga VitalStim Plus: next generation electrical stimulation device for dysphagia treatment”

Silver Sponsor


The technologies developed at the former KayPENTAX are now integrated with PENTAX Medical endoscopes and processors to provide a full range of ENT and speech pathology products. With 30 years combined experience developing tools for the speech and voice community, PENTAX Medical now offers complete, quality solutions for otolaryngologists and speech language pathologists. These include renowned digital stroboscopy systems, cost-effective general endoscopy systems, swallowing and speech assessment, and therapeutic endoscopes. From state-of the art endoscopy systems that include video naso-pharyngo-laryngoscopes to portable fiber naso-pharyngo-laryngoscopes, PENTAX Medical provides a broad array of well-engineered, reliable products for improved patient care.

Silver Sponsor

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 is a treatment for neurogenic dysphagia that uses Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation (PES) to restore neurological control and in turn improve the swallow function. Phagenyx offers a unique opportunity 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.


Check our symposium “Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation (PES); treating the cause of dysphagia, the evidence so far”


The Iowa Oral Performance Instrument (IOPI) objectively measures tongue and lip strength and provides biofeedback for oral motor exercise. These measures aid professionals in the treatment and study of dysphagia by objectively documenting deficits that justify treatment, diagnostically differentiating between muscle weakness and problems of motor control, and motivating patients by showing them their progress from muscle exercise therapy.


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 5800 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.



PROTiP Medical is dedicated to developing innovative solutions for patients suffering from larynx disorders.

PROTiP Medical introduces “NewBreez”, an intralaryngeal prosthesis intended to treat patients with intractable aspiration due to progressive neurologic disease or debilitating injury secondary to stroke, trauma, or surgery.


Those with dysphagia need drinks that flow slowly: and they are their carers want a simple way to make them. Slõ Drinks are therefore formulated to help.

Each sachet contains exactly the right amount of thickener to change the consistency of a drink to Stage 1: Mildly Thick or Stage 2: Moderately Thick.

Carers simply mix the contents of a sachet with a drink to change it in to a Slõ Drink and make it safer to swallow.

Slõ Drinks are available for all patient needs:

Hydration, Nutrition, Medication and Recreation.