The Dysphagia Research Society Accelerating a Priority Research Agenda
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The mission of Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) is to advance the scientific understanding of normal development, normal adaptation, physiology, pathophysiology, and mechanisms of disorders of swallowing across the age spectrum, improve the quality of life among patients related to safe swallowing, improve quality of care by interdisciplinary providers, disseminate knowledge through scientific meetings and workshops, develop policies, and serve as an effective voice for researchers and clinical care providers in this field.
Statement of Need for the Research Agenda
The DRS was established 25 years ago with the intention of bringing together a variety of disciplines involved with research into mechanisms, diagnosis, and management of swallowing disorders (dysphagia). With a rapidly growing membership and committee structure within the DRS, as well as in other similar societies throughout the world pursuing the same agenda (i.e. sharing research findings and putting it...