IPFDC Sessions


Feeding Matters Pre-Conference

Advancing the Family and Provider Partnership: Honor, Empower, Plan
Keynote speaker: Natalie Petersen; Susan Hodges, OT/L; Toneisha Bush, MA, CCC-SLP; Ruth Bourque OT; Meghan Swanson, MS, CCC-SLP; Jordan Hyames, MS, CF-SLP

Concurrent Sessions

Keynote Address: Healing Feeding Trauma; it takes a village
Dr. Anka Roberto, DNP, MSN-MPH, APRN, PMHNP-BC, Assistant Professor

Multidisciplinary Care Approach for Children with PFD
Jessica Sorbo, MS, CCC-SLP; Lauren Fiechtner, MD, MPH; Victoria Martin, MD, MPH; Simona Lourekas, MS, RD, LDN, CHES; Meaghan Alexander, MS, RD, LDN

Parent Confidence and Competence for Feeding in the NICU: A Qualitative Multi-Site Survey and Process Improvement
Ramya Kumar, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CNT, IBCLC, NTMTC; Louisa FerraraGonzalez, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CNT, NTMTC; Jenny Reynolds, MS, CCC-SLP, CNT, CLC, BCS-S; Brittany Rush, MS, CCC-SLP, CNT

Interdisciplinary Team Training to Support Hospital-to-Home Transitions: Foundation in PMAD’s and PFD
Tiffany Elliott, MS, CCC-SLP, CNT, IBCLC; Mari Mazon, MS, RDN, CD; Leslie Butterfield, PhD; Sara Circelli, MA, IMH-E

PEAS Project: Success Transforming Care for Patients with PFD in Alberta Canada
Justine Turner, PhD, MBBS, FRACP; Sharron Spicer, MD, FRCPC, CCPE; Julianna Harris, B.Comm, MS, Prosci Certified

Preventing Feeding Disorders from the Start in Premature and Medically Compromised Infants
Melissa Andersen, PhD; Natalie Berriz, PhD, BCBA; Catherine Joppich, RDN, CLC; Megan Schmuckel, MA, CCC-SLP, CLC

Shifting our Focus in Pediatric Feeding Towards a Compassionate Lens
Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, MEd., FAOTA

The Feeding Matters PFD Alliance Symposium: The Power of Advocacy
Amy Delaney, PhD, CCC-SLP; Amber Mieras FAC Chair; Paula Rabaye, PhD, OTR/L; Cuyler Romeo, MOT, OTR/L, SCFES, IBCLC; Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP

Feeding Therapy and Psychology Co-treatments in Children with PFD
Jenna Mathews, MOTR/L; Lina Patel, Psy.D

Training Professionals in Family Centered PFD Care: What Works Well, and Future Findings
Jeanne Marshall, B. Sp. Path, PhD; Madeline Raatz, B. Sp. Path, PhD

Improving Access to Care Through an Interdisciplinary Feeding Group for Caregivers
Sonia Trejo, OTD, OTR/L, SWC; Vasni Briones, MA, LCSW

The Healthcare Burden of Pediatric Feeding Disorder: What Hurts the Kids Hurts the System
Dr. Nikhila Raol, MD, MPH, FAAP

Progress in Pediatric Feeding Disorder: Collaborative Approach with Physical Therapy
Laura Loveless, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC; Heather Greene, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, CBIS; Karen L. Crilly, PT, DPT, MAPT, CBIS

PFD Beyond Preschool: Preparing Parents and Providers for What’s Next
Dana Kizer, MS, OTR/L; Amber Mieras; Yomi Ogedegbe; and Liz Wiseman Smith – from the Family Advisory Committee

Lightning Talks

A Transdisciplinary Approach To Feeding Affected By Social Determinantes of Health
Stephanie Tran, MS, CCC-SLP; Tina Nguyen, MOT, OTR/L; Emily Whitgob, MD, MEd; Rachel Ruiz, MD, FAAP

An Evaluative Interdisciplinary Model for Predicting Primary Sources of Pediatric Feeding Challenges
Cassaundra Corbett Miller, EdD, CCC/SLP; Amy Kurowski-Burt, EdD MOT, OTR/L

Determinants of Infants’ Readiness to Transition to Solids: A Systematic Review
Amanda Khamis, B. App Sc SLP, PhD Candidate; Dr. Michelle McInerney; Dr. Katherine Sanchez

Interdisciplinary Practice to Support Transition Infants from Naso-Gastric Tube to Oral Feeding
L. Hope Wills, MA, RD, CSP, IBCLC; Judy Hopkins, MS, OTD; Linda Camacho, RN, MSN, CNS, CPNP

It’s Not About The Food: Trauma Informed Care and Feeding Young Children
Rachael M. Catt, OTR/L, PPOTD

Navigating the Transition to Solids: The Experiences of Parents and Preterm Infants
Kelsey Thompson, MS, CCC-SLP; Hayley Estrem, PhD, MSN, RN; Jinhee Park, PhD, RN; Suzanne Thoyre, PhD, RN, FAAN

Non-Nutritive Suck in Full-Term Infants and Developmental Outcome at 12 Months
Alaina Martens, MS, CCC-SLP; Morgan Hines, BS; Emily Zimmerman, PhD, CCC-SLP

Swallowing and Feeding in Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy
Roxanne Malan, PhD; Jeannie van der Linde, PhD; Alta Kritzinger, PhD; Marien Graham, PhD; Esedra Krüger, PhD

The Discrete Swallow Initiative: Advancing Pre-Feeding Skills in the Medically Fragile Infant
Emily Rocha, OTD, OTR/L, CSRS; Cuyler Romeo, MOT, OTR/L, SCFES, IBCLC

The Enteral Nutrition Action Plan, A Low Health Literacy Self-Management Tool
MAJ Patrick T. Reeves, MD, FAAP

Turning Thickening Trouble into Triumph!
Laura Melnick, MS, CCC-SLP; Susan Tripp, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC; Nicole DePalma Leary, DPT, PCS, CNT, NTMTC; Rebecca Hughes, MS, OTR/L, CNT; Briana Wrubleski, MS, RDN, LDN

“We weren’t entirely sure of the plan”: Caregivers’ Experiences and Recommendations of Having a Child with a Temporary Feeding Tube
Claire Reilly, RD, BSc, MSc, PhD Candidate; Maryanne Syrmis, SLP; Nadine Frederiksen, OT; Jeanne Marshall, PhD, SLP; Rebecca Nund, PhD, SLP; Kristie Bell, PhD, RD; Nikhil Thapar, PhD, MD

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