2021 IPFDC Schedule

Gain the high caliber intermediate and advanced level education you have come to expect from Feeding Matters without leaving the comfort of your home or office. Held entirely virtually on demand until Monday, May 31st 2021. Please join us to receive groundbreaking access to the latest developments and research in PFD.

The educational program for the 2021 International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference was selected by our conference committee after an open call for abstracts was completed.

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

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2021 IPFDC Keynote Presentation

Pediatric Feeding Disorder US ICD-10-CM Approval: What Does it all Mean?James A. “Jaime” Phalen, MD, FAAP; Olaf Kraus de Camargo, MD, PhD, FRCPC; Jaclyn Pederson, MHI

2021 IPFDC General Sessions

The 2021 Feeding Matters Annual PFD Alliance Symposium: Changing the Future of PFD – Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP; Hayley Estrem, PhD, RN; Amy Delaney, PhD, CCC-SLP; Cuyler Romeo, MOT, OTR, SCFES, CLC

Age-Appropriate Feeding: The Most Important Aspect in Pediatric Feeding Disorder Amy L. Delaney, PhD, CCC-SLP

Facilitating and Managing Breastfeeding in At-Risk Babies: Collaboration Between Feeding Therapists and Lactation Consultants – Jill Rabin, M.S CCC-SLP/LIBCLC

Picky Eaters vs. PFD vs. ARFID: Differential Diagnosis Decision Tree Kay A. Toomey, PhD

Neonatal Feeding Assessment and Nutritional Interventions Roberta (Bobbi) Pineda, PhD, OTR/L, CNT; Rebecca Pipkorn, RD, CD, CNSC; Brittani Clark, MS, RD, CD, CLC

Collaborative Practice and Role Clarity through the Pediatric Eating and Swallowing (PEAS) Project Justine Turner, MBBS, FRACP, PhD; Julie Evans, M.S.R.SLP, SLP(C), CHE; Melanie Matiisen Dewar, M.SLP, R-SLP(C); Tricia Miller. MSc, RSLP, S-LP(c )

Graz Model of Tube Weaning: Interprofessional Practice in Telehealth Dr. Marion Russell, OTD, MOTR/L, SCFES; Dr. Sabine Marinschek, MSc

Transitional Foods: Updates on Behavior, Risks, and Benefits Reva Barewal, DDS, MS

Quantitative Swallow Measures of Children through Videofluoroscopy Isuru Dharmarathna, Doctoral Researcher; Anna Miles, PhD

Conducting Pediatric Feeding Assessments via Telepractice Reliability, Practical Considerations, and Satisfaction Madeline Raatz, BSpPath

Detecting Malnutrition in Children with Feeding Challenges Patricia J. Becker, MS, RDN, CSP. FAND

Family-Centered and Trauma-Informed Practice for Pediatric Feeding Disorder Christian Hancock, M.S., CCC-SLP; Leah Walsh, M.S. CCC-SLP

Investigation of Assessment Tools in the Area of Pediatric Feeding Evaluation Kate Barlow, OTD; Paula Rabaey, PhD, OTR/L

Pediatric Feeding Across Developmental Stages: Utilizing Families in Outpatient Treatment Model – Ryan Davidson, PhD; Julia Carmody, PhD

Lightning Talks

The educational program for the 2021 International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference was selected by our conference committee after an open call for abstracts was completed.

An Explanatory Model of Pediatric Feeding Disorders: A Mixed Methods Assessment of Health and FunctioningMeg Simione, PhD, CCC-SLP; Stephanie Harshman, PhD, RD, Lda

The Effect of Pulse Rate on Swallow Parameter Ratings and Feeding Recommendations for Infants in the NICU  – Julian White, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Mothers’ Perspectives of Support for their Child, Diagnosed with Feeding and/or Swallowing Disorders Julie Tan, Bsc Speech Pathology

The Key Component: Active Caregiver Involvement in Feeding/Swallowing Therapy Laura Loveless, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC

A Therapist’s BEST Guide to Picky Eating Moira Pena, BScOT, MOT

Learning to Eat at Home: Delivery of Multi-Disciplinary Telehealth Intervention to Address Food Selectivity in Autism Spectrum Disorder Rebecca Perlin, MClSC, SLP(C), reg CASLPO; Sharon Smile, Msc, MBBS, DM (Paeds); Christie Raffaele, MSc (OT), ot Reg (Ont)

Therapeutic Alliance: How to Improve Quality of Life for Families and Team Members in the Feeding Therapy Process Hana Eichele, MOT, OTR/L; Dena Berg, MS, CCC-SLP


Post Conference- Arizona Roundtable

Sponsored by First Things First

Arizona registrants can deepen their learning post conference and look at the needs of our community here in Arizona. We will host a round table discussion around a topic relevant to the PFD community in Arizona that will be facilitated by a local healthcare professional(s) and family. More details to come!

If interested in signing up for this event please click here for the Arizona Roundtable Registration.

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