Feeding and Swallowing Clinical Update 2017

Evidence-Based Feeding Interventions

Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
John G. Rangos Sr. Conference Center
4401 Penn Ave. 
Pittsburgh, PA. 15224

Mark your calendar for Evidence-Based Feeding Interventions presented by The Feeding and Swallowing Center of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. This program is designed for physicians, nurses, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, registered dietitians, behavioral health specialists, other health care providers and educators of young children. Course content will explore current evidence-based feeding practices for children.

Topics included: the role of the modified barium swallow in evaluation of childhood dysphagia, infant driven feeding, baby led weaning, and the examination of clinical decision making behind different feeding therapy approaches. 

The program involves a combination of lectures and panel discussions to encourage participant interaction and discussion. 

This conference is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

 

Conference Objectives:

  • Providers will understand data provided from MBS done in neonates and how this can be clinically useful.
  • Learn options for thickening feeds in infants/children with dysphagia, pros/cons of each and be able to appropriately choose for patients.
  • Discuss current therapeutic feeding interventions. 

View the Save the Date Flyer (PDF) for details.

 

Online Registration

Register online at the CCEHS website:

  • Visit online registration
  • Select "Sep 15, 2017 -- Evidence Based Feeding Interventions"
  • Select the “Click HERE to Register” button and enter all requested information
  • After registering, an electronic confirmation will be sent to your email address

For questions, please contact:

Nancy Weichler, RN, MSN, CNS
Nurse Coordinator
Feeding and Swallowing Center
412-864-8859
nancy.weichler@chp.edu

 

Conference Moderators:

Sylvia A. Choi, MD, FAAP
Medical Director, Feeding and Swallowing Center
The Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Service

Laura Panko, MD, FAAP
Feeding and Swallowing Center
The Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Service

Conference Faculty

Arcangela Balest, MD
Assistant Professor Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Division of Neonatology
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA 

C. Lynn Cabral, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
The Paul G. Gaffney Diagnostic Service 
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

Maddie Chrisman, PT, DPT
Coordinator of Physical Therapy Services
Physical Therapy Department
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

Kelly Fill, MOTR/L
Occupational Therapy Department
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

Patricia Kovacs, MSLP, CCC-SLP
Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA 

Ashley Krieger, MS, CCC-SLP
Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

Kim Kubistek, OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy Department
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

Carrie Isasky, MOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy Department 
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA 

Ann Condon Meyers, MS, RD, LDN
Clinical Nutritional Department
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

Jennifer A. Rakers, MSLP, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd.
Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

Sheryl Rosen, MA, CCC-SLP
Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

Katherine White, MA, CCC-SLP
Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

Schedule

Conference Schedule

Time  Event 
7:30-8:00 AM  Registration/Breakfast 
8:00-8:10 AM

Welcome

Sylvia S. Choi, MD, FAAP

8:10-9:30 AM

To MBS, or not to MBS... What are the questions regarding indications and use of MBS in clinical practice? 

Arcangela Balest, MD and Katherine White, MA, CCC-SLP

9:30-10:00 AM 

Infant-Driven Feeding: A NICU-based Quality Improvement Project

Kelly Fill, MOTR/L

10:00-10:15 AM  Break 
10:15-11:00 AM 

Baby-Led Weaning: Scientific Evidence vs. Culture Shift 

Ann Condon Meyers, MS, RD, LDN

11:00-11:45 AM 

Breathing Mechanics in Infancy: Considerations for Developmental Care and Feeding

Maddie Chrisman, PT, DPT

11:45-12:45 PM  Lunch 
12:45-2:00 PM 

Current Swallowing and Feeding Interventions

Carrie Isasky, NOT, OTR/L, Patricia Kovacs, MSLP, CCC-SLP, Kim Kubistek, OTD, OTR/L, and Jennifer A. Rakers, MSLP, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd.

2:00-2:45 PM

Therapeutic Techniques to Improve Infant Feeding: A Review of Current Evidence 

Kelly Fill, MOTR/L and Sheri Rosen, MA, CCC-SLP

2:45-3:00 PM  Break 
3:00-4:15 PM 

Clinical Decision Making: An Interdisciplinary Approach (panel discussion)

Ann Condon Meyers, MS, RD, LDN

4:15-4:30 PM   Wrap up/Evaluations and Adjournment

 

CME Accreditation and Designation Statement

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians. 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum 6.75 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.6 continuing education units (CEU's) which are equal to 6.75 contact hours. 

Disclaimer Statement

The information presented at this CME 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 judgement 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. 

Patricia Kovacs, MSLP, CCC-SLP
Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA