Sessions &
Lightning Talks

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

The educational program for the 2022 International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference was selected by our conference committee after an open call for abstracts was completed.

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2022 IPFDC Keynote Session

Driving Change to Improve Children’s Health
Scott D. Berns, MD, MPH, FAAP


2022 IPFDC Concurrent Sessions

Food Texture Sensitivity in Children with Down Syndrome: Our Journey as Food Scientists
Sarah Smith-Simpson, MS, PhD; Carolyn Ross, MS, PhD


Asking the Right Questions is the Key
Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP


Symptoms of PFD in Children with Food Allergy
Hayley Estrem, PhD, RN; Jinhee Park, PhD, RN; Kaitlin Proctor, PhD; Shannon H. Ford PhD, RN, CPNP, CNE


A Proposed Treatment Model for Pediatric Feeding Disorders
Brianna Miluk, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC; Alyson Ware, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC


Management of Pediatric Feeding Disorders in an Under-Resourced Community: Evidence from Sri Lanka 
Isuru Dharmarathna, PhD


SUCCEED: A Novel Consensus Framework for Children Who Require Tube Feeding
Chris Elliot, B.Med (Hons) FRACP; Nick Hopwood, PhD; Jessica Gowans


The 2022 Feeding Matters Annual PFD Alliance Symposium: Stepping into a Brighter Future
Cuyler Romeo, M.O.T., OTR/L, SCFES, IBCLC; Amy L. Delaney, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Hayley Estrem, PhD, RN; Brandt Perry; Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP


From Fluid to Food: An Examination of Oral Skill Development in Children
Memorie M. Gosa, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S


FEAST: An Interdisciplinary, Tiered Approach to Mealtime Intervention in Early Childhood Settings
Yev Veverka, PhD, BCBA-D; Susan Ramage, RN, MN


How and When to Introduce Food Allergens to Infants
Holly Knotowicz, CCC-SLP; Taryn Van Brennan, RD


PFD beyond Mealtime: A Family Panel
Brandt Perry, Monica Davis, Alba Chester, Emily Adams, Amber Mieras

Lightning Talks

Contributions of Motor Status and Experience to Feeding Skill Development for Solids
Kallia Reske, MU Biomedical Sciences Research Fellow; Amy Delaney, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Christian Stilp, PhD


Associations Between Feeding Behaviors/Cues and Physiological Stability During Oral Feeding in Preterm Infants

Cindy Lund, PhD, CCC-SLP, C/NDT


Examining the Financial Impacts and Community Resources Utilization of Children with Feeding Difficulties

June Okada, MS, CLC, CF-SLP; Stephanie Harshman, PhD; Erin Wilson, PhD; John Wong, PhD; Lauren Fiechtner, MD, MPH; Meg Simione, PhD


Families’ Experiences of PFD in Their Children with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in England

Suzy Mejia-Buenano, MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis in IDD


Getting the Timing Right: When to Wean a Tube in Complex Patients

Sarah James, Speech Pathologist; Rachael Martin, Dietitian


The Neuroprotection of Oral Enjoyment by Offering Milk Drops

Barbara ORourke, RN-NIC


Feeding Matters is grateful to the following sponsors for their financial support of the 2022 IPFDC.


Thank you to our presenting sponsor!


Advocate Level Sponsors
Arizona Department of Health Services
Gelmix & Purathic, by Parapharma Tech


Abbott Nutrition
Evivo (Evolve BioSystems)
First Things First
HMS Feeding



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