Disordered feeding among children with food allergies and eosinophilic esophagitis; avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder; and motivational interviewing to improve parental learning are just some of the topics being covered at “Optimizing Feeding Outcomes – An Advanced Course in Managing Complex Pediatric Feeding Disorders,” hosted by CHOC Children’s on January 19-20, 2018, at the Newport Beach Marriott Resort.
The anticipated event, featuring CHOC’s multidisciplinary faculty and nationally recognized leaders, including Mitchell Katz, medical director, gastroenterology and CHOC’s Multidisciplinary Feeding Program, and keynote speaker Evan Kleiman, radio host of Good Food, is open to pediatricians, gastroenterologists, family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, clinical psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, registered dieticians, and others who care for children with feeding challenges.
“The conference is a great opportunity for us to share nationally and internationally our experience in assessing and treating children with complex feeding disorders,” Dr. Katz says. “We have a responsibility to our community to be educators, in addition to our roles as medical providers.”
CHOC’s Multidisciplinary Feeding Program — the only one of its kind on the West Coast — offers a positive, holistic approach to feeding disorders and receives referrals from throughout the country.
After the conference participants will be able to:
- Follow suggested best practice model for treatment of pediatric feeding disorders and gastrostomy tube weaning.
- Advocate for developing an effective multidisciplinary team to improve outcomes for children with feeding difficulties and gastrostomy tube dependence.
- Apply specific behavioral feeding strategies to improve a child’s interaction with and intake of food.
- Follow nutritional intervention strategies to improve nutrient balance, increase caloric intake and optimize growth and development of children with restrictive diets.
- Coach parents on strategies and techniques to improve the parent‐child feeding relationship.
To register for Optimizing Feeding Outcomes – An Advanced Course in Managing Complex Pediatric Feeding Disorders visit CHOC’s website. Early bird fee registration deadline is Dec. 15.
This activity has been approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM