2021 IPFDC Schedule

2021 IPFDC Live Event Sold Out

Although the live event is sold out, there is still the opportunity to view the entire event and earn CEs on demand! Registration will re-open for on demand viewing on Friday, April 30th at 5:00pm (EST).

If you would like to view the entire event on demand, please email conference@feedingmatters.org and Feeding Matters will make sure you receive the link to register after Friday, April 30th.

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 Thursday, April 29th and Friday, April 30th, 2021 and available on-demand for 30 days post-conference. 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.

To ensure a great experience for all and an opportunity for meaningful Q + A and discussion, attendance will be capped for the upcoming International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference. Register before all spots are filled!

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


Please check your spam folder if you do not see your registration confirmation email in your inbox.  Please note that if you register for the International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference on April 29th or 30th, there will be a delay in when you can access the platform.


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 Feeding Matters lightning talk will be on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 5:15-6:15pm (EST). The lightning talk will feature leaders in the field sharing their 5 minute videos related to the research they have conducted on pediatric feeding disorder (PFD). We cannot wait to have you join us!

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


Virual 5k

Friday, April 23 – Sunday, April 25, 2021
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2021 IPFDC Pre-Conference (Sold Out)

Facilitated by Joan C. Arvedson, PhD, CCC/SLP, BCS-S, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 9am-12pm
Read more about the 2021 IPFDC Pre-Conference

Dueling Pianos and Q&A with Dr. Kay Toomey

Friday, April 28, 2021 from 6-7pm

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!

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