Japanese Society of Dysphagia Rehabilitation
The Japanese Society of Dysphagia Rehabilitation (JSDR) was established in 1995 as a unique society emphasizing a transdisciplinary approach of dysphagia rehabilitation.
The objective of the society is to perform activities including research, education, popularization, and structuralization in dysphagia rehabilitation to facilitate resolving the problems in individuals with eating and swallowing difficulties.
The JSDR started with 1,600 members in 1996, and has been expanding its size rapidly. The JSDR has over 15,000 members (Figure 1). Multiple professionals participate in the society including physicians, dentists, speech therapists, nurses, dieticians (Figure 2).
Fig.1 The numbers of JSDR members
Fig.2 Specialty of JSDR members
Three issues of the journal (JJDR) associated with the society are published annually. The best and second best papers are awarded every year. The best oral and poster presentations at the annual meeting are also awarded. “Dysphagia” has been an official English-language journal for the JSDR since 2006.
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