Tackling the Tough Transitions in Pediatric Feeding
Program Overview: This program is designated for physicians, nurses, advanced practitioners, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, registered dieticians, behavioral health providers and educators of young children. Course content will highlight medical and therapeutic interventions that affect transitions in pediatric feeding.
Upon completion of the conference, participants will be able to
- Identify and understand transitions in feeding including breast to bottle and with medically complex NICU infants
- List 3 strategies to support bottle feeding while still nursing.
- Discuss current recommendations regarding new thickening agents, IDDSI guidelines, and indications for MBS.
- Define Swallow study
- Discuss feeding difficulties in special populations including those with neurodevelopmental disorders and eosinophilic esophagitis.
- Identify 2 potential barriers to feeding development and transitions within the neurological population.
Identify the ways that eosinophilic esophagitis influences feeding development.
FASC 2023 Conference Schedule
Elizabeth M. Sinclair, MD
10:00-10:45 Updates in thickening practices
Tori Powell, CRNP and Sheri Rosen, MA CCC SLP
10:45-11:30 Making the switch: Tips for transitioning from breast to bottle
Melissa Murphy , BSN,RN,CCRN,IBCLC and Katherine White MA CCC-SLP, IBCLC
11:30-12:15 Swallow studies: Practice standards and new research
Arcangela Balest, MD and Katherine Katko, M.S., CCC-SLP
1:00-2:00 Transitioning the NICU infant to home: feeding strategies for a seamless handoff
Arcangela Balest, MD and Nicole Klasmier, CSCD, CNT, OTR/L
2:00-3:00 Managing the Transitions in Feeding Development within the Neurological Population
Amit Sinha, MD, and Sarah Rossman, MS, OTR/L
3:15-4:15 Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children
Kristen M. Critelli, MD
4:15-4:45 Panel Discussion:
Alexandra (Ali) Mallela, MS, CCC-
SLP, Tori Powell, CRNP, Sarah Rossman,
MS, OTR/L , Melissa Murphy BSN,RN,CCRN,IBCLC
4:45-5:00 Wrap up: Elizabeth M. Sinclair, MD
In order of Presentations:
Elizabeth M. Sinclair, MD
Tori Powell, CRNP
Sheri Rosen, MA CCC SLP
Melissa Murphy, BSN, RN, CCRN, IBCLC
Katherine White MA CCC-SLP, IBCLC
Arcangela Balest, MD
Katherine Katko, M.S., CCC-SLP
Nicole Klasmier, CSCD, CNT, OTR/L
Amit Sinha, MD
Sarah Rossman, MS, OTR/L
Kristen M. Critelli, MD
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Disclaimer Statement The information presented at this program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
Information link for ASHA CEU information, Disclosures and Completion Requirements can be found on the overview page under “Additional Information.”
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of _5.75_ AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for _5.75__ AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent
of participation in this activity.
- 5.75 AAPA Category I CME
- 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 5.75 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 5.75 Attendance
For a group rate Contact Nancy Weichler 412-864-8859
All cancelations must be sent to us email or fax (see contact information below). Tuition for cancellations received before August 31, 2023, will be refunded in full. After August 31, 2023, a $25 administrative fee will be assessed, the remaining amount refunded, and no refunds will be made after September 8, 2023.