For the medical and allied healthcare professionals who care for children with pediatric feeding disorder, finding higher education and certifications can be difficult. There are limited academic programs that offer courses on pediatric feeding disorder and no known specialized degrees. This leaves many of these dedicated professionals on their own to source and participate in continuing education opportunities.
Family members often find themselves serving as lead advocate for their child with PFD. As the team leader, the family requires educational support and applicable resources as they navigate the healthcare system and the community at large.
Feeding Matters’ PFD Alliance is committed to providing the expert knowledge, resources, and education required to deliver collaborative care and improve health outcomes, including the International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference and an on-demand learning center.
International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference
Endorsed by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference offers groundbreaking access to the latest developments and research in the evaluation and treatment of PFD. Established in 2009, the IPFDC has grown to two days of intermediate and advanced sessions with a faculty of over 20 internationally renowned feeding experts and a poster session focusing on the latest in feeding trends and research.
To meet the growing demand for continuing education, Feeding Matters’ PFD Alliance developed the Learning Center in 2015. In addition to Feeding Matters’ schedule of webinars and on-demand continuing education opportunities, the Learning Center features an open-source database of community workshops and conferences for professionals and families seeking more information on PFD.