The Feeding and Swallowing Center of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Clinical Update 2018

September 21, 2018
John G. Rangos Sr. Conference Center
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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Program Overview

This program is designed for physicians, nurses, advanced practitioners, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, registered dietitians, behavioral health specialists, other health care providers and educators of young children. 

Course content will highlight medical and surgical issues that affect feeding, including specialists from a variety of disciplines:

  • Cleft Craniofacial 
  • Gastroenterology 
  • Otolaryngology 
  • Allergy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Nutrition 
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Behavioral Health

View the FASC Conference Flyer (PDF)

Course Objectives

  • Improved knowledge of potential feeding challenges with palate abnormalities may experience
  • Increase knowledge of current recommendations regarding food allergy
  • Discuss identification of families with food insecurity and referral to local resources

Conference Faculty

Kathryn Barbash, PsyD
Lead Psychologist, Behavioral Science Division
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

Sylvia S. Choi, MD, FAAP*
Medical Director, Feeding and Swallowing Center 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
The Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine 
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

Kara Coffey, MD
Fellow Allergy and Immunology Department
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

Regina Fenton, CRNP
Cleft-Craniofacial Center
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

Matthew D. Ford, MS, CCC-SLP
Cleft-Craniofacial Center
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

Candace S. Hawthorne, PhD, OTR/L
Licensed Psychologist 
PCIT and CPP trained Therapist, Licensed Occupational Therapist
Behavioral Health Division 
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

Barbara Horne, RD, LDN
Clinical Nutrition Department 
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

Jessica Kirin, RD, LDN
Clinical Nutrition Specialist 
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

Raymond C. Maguire, DO
Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology 
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Children;s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

Laura Panko, MD, FAAP*
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Feeding and Swallowing Center
The Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine 
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

Arvind Srinath, MD, MS
Associate Vice Chair for Education Fellowship Training, Department of Pediatrics
Program Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

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

*Moderators will be Sylvia Choi MD and Laura Panko, MD

Contact Us

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

Schedule

View the 2018 FASC Schedule

CME Accreditation and 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 5.5 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 0.5 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 5.5 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 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.

No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by patients to disclose.