10th Annual International PFD Conference

Entirely Virtual Thursday, April 13th and Friday, April 14th, 2023

Available On-demand
Starting Monday, April 17th at 8:00am EDT
and ending Wednesday, May 31st at 11:59pm EDT

10th Annual International PFD Conference

April 13th and 14th, 2023

Advancing Solutions: Advocate, Connect, Support

Find information on continuing education here.

The Feeding Matters’ International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) is a leader in providing evidence-based education for the evaluation and treatment of children with Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD).  This year’s  conference offers the most diverse group of speakers to date, updates on research, and great models of interdisciplinary collaborative care between providers while also focusing on the crucial dynamics that occur between providers and families.

Over-Arching Event Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will list at least two new strategies to improve interactions with parents of children with PFD.
2. Participants will describe the roles of individual members of the multidisciplinary care team.
3. Participants will define at least one strategy for trauma informed care related to PFD.


April 12th, 2023

Advancing the Family and Provider Partnership: Honor, Empower, Plan

Feeding Matters’ pre-conference, recognizes that families are the true experts of their child(ren) with Pediatric Feeding Disorder. This event will focus on how to best meet the child and family’s unique circumstances utilizing a family-centered approach. Families, caretakers, and providers, will leave with methods to identify how their partnership aligns with optimal family-focused care standards, determine its strengths and opportunities of growth, and with that knowledge, create a plan to meet the individual needs of the family/child along their PFD journey.

The Shannon Goldwater Education Forum

This dynamic forum brings together families to discuss the importance of family driven care, evidence-based practice and highlight tools families can use to improve communication with providers. Education leads to empowerment and during this forum facilitators will discuss the importance of being a lead member of your child’s care team. Although at times it may not feel like you are driving the car (or even in the car) when it comes to your child’s PFD journey this session will leave you feeling empowered to drive.

Thank you for the financial support of our 2023 Conference Sponsors




2023 Presenting Sponsor

Reckitt Mead Johnson

Conquer Level Sponsor

Gelmix Infant Thickener | Purathick Natuaral Thickener

Advocate Level Sponsors

SOS Approach to Feeding Nutricia Life-transforming nutrition AEIOU

Exhibitor Level Sponsors

Dysphagia Research Society

Resource Level Sponsors

Beyond Preemie

NoTube- non-profit LLC


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The 2023 IPFDC is endorsed by the North American Society For Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (NASPGHAN).