Pediatric Feeding Disorder in the Spotlight

Feeding Matters to host 8th annual international conference

Arizona-based nonprofit Feeding Matters, the first organization in the world dedicated to advancing the system of care for pediatric feeding disorder hosts the upcoming 8th annual International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference. The IPFDC 2021 will be streamed live April 29-30, and all sessions will be available on-demand until May 31, 2021.

The two-day conference is the largest of its kind and is accredited by The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Feeding Matters recognizes the importance of a collaborative care model and invites all health care disciplines to attend the IPFDC. The event is presented by Mead Johnson Nutrition and Aveanna Healthcare Medical Solutions.

Since 2008, the IPFDC has been a leader in providing evidence-based education for the evaluation and treatment of children with PFD featuring intermediate and advanced-level sessions formatted into lightning talks, breakout sessions and keynote presentations. This year’s conference will bring together a lineup of more than 30 of the pediatric feeding community’s foremost experts, leaders and contributors. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be general sessions focused on telehealth. And in continued effort to heighten the individual family engagement experience, there will be reduced cost and pre-conference options specifically designed for families impacted by PFD.

“We hope that the entirely virtual and on-demand nature of this year’s conference inspires even more health care professionals and parents from around the world who serve children with PFD to join us and advance their skills or earn continuing education units,” says Jaclyn Pederson, CEO of Feeding Matters. “The conference presents attendees the opportunity to engage with multiple disciplines, families of children with PFD and content experts through evidence-based assessment and management of PFD. Our goal is that every participant walks away with tools for intervention and the ability to earlier identify children with PFD.”

To learn more about this year’s internationally renowned presenters, click here.
To view presenters’ biographies and disclosures, click here.
To register for the conference visit: 8th International PFD Conference.

PHOTOS COURTESY FEEDING MATTERS

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