Saturday


October 31, 2015:
(Schedule Subject to change)

7:00 a.m. Breakfast& Exhibits Open

8:oo a.m. Thinking Outside of the Box: An Integrative Approach to Feeding Problems
An overview of the Easter Seals DuPage feeding team’s holistic approach to recognizing the different anatomical, mechanical physiological and behavioral factors that are at play in a child with feeding problems.
Robert C. Dumont, M.D., Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the potential role of integrative medical approaches to feeding disorders.
2. Recognize the influence of body positioning and dynamics, including respiration, on feeding.
3. Be able to list the safety issues of the various integrative approaches.

9:00 a.m. Break

9:15 a.m.  Promoting Optimal Growth While Weaning Enteral Feeds
Properly weaning a child from their tube feedings is critical to a child’s ability to thrive and  gain weight. This session will cover the methods used to ensure the transition is successful.
Morgan Denhard, MS, RD, LDN, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
Annemarie Joerres, RD, LDN, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify when a child is ready to be weaned from enteral nutrition.
2. Identify successful ways to decrease enteral nutrition while maintaining adequate growth.
3. Identify common supplements and high calorie foods used when transitioning off of enteral nutrition.

10:00 a.m. Airway Lesions and Swallow Therapy
Learn the relationship between airway obstruction and swallowing dysfunction in young children. Identify several types of airway disease seen in infants, including laryngomalacia and vocal cord paralysis; understand the treatment options for these conditions and how to use the fiberoptic endoscope to assess swallow function.
Panelists:
Rebecca Gorman, MS, CCCSLP, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital; David E. Tunkel, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Moderator: Susan Dubroff, PT, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

Learning Objectives:
1. Recognize the relationship between airway obstruction and swallowing dysfunction in young children.
2. Identify several types of airway disease seen in infants, including laryngomalacia and vocal cord paralysis; understand the treatment options for these conditions and how to use the fiber optic endoscope to assess swallow function.
3. Describe the use of fiber optic endoscopic visualization of the hypopharynx and larynx to diagnose airway disease and to assess swallow function.

10:45 a.m. Midmorning Break

11:00 a.m. Aerodigestive Disorders
There is more to eating than the GI tract. This discussion evaluates the airway and extra esophageal disorders.
Karla Au Yeung, M.D.,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Learning Objectives:
1. Recognize GI conditions prevalent in the aerodigestive clinic and their workup.
2. Recognize laryngeal cleft as an etiology to dysphagia and food refusal.
3. Understand how to properly use the blended diet by gastrostomy tube as an approach to minimizing GERD in patients with aerodigestive disorders.
4. Identify the value of multidisciplinary aerodigestive clinic.

11:45 a.m. Kaleidoscope of Feeding Programs
A discussion on various approaches to feeding programs.
Sara M. Illig, RD, Children’s Hospital of Richmond
Colleen Lukens, Ph.D. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Ellen Wingert, OTR/L, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

Learning Objectives:
1. Recognize the role of multiple disciplines in an interdisciplinary feeding program.
2. Identify the various oral motor and behavioral interventions used in multiple feeding programs.
3. Identify how the use of data collection guides treatment in multiple feeding programs.

12:30 p.m. The Parents’ Perspective
Raising a child with a feeding disorder — the impact on parent, child and family
Panelists: Bethany Dame, Erin Mandras and Jill Pelovitz, Feeding Parents
Moderator: Richard Katz, M.D., MBA, Chief Medical Officer and VP of Medical Affairs, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

Learning Objectives:
1. Recognize the impact feeding problems have on day-to-day family lives.
2. Recognize impact medical providers have on the lives of families related to the treatment of feeding disorders.
3. Identify how to improve communication between medical providers and families.

1:00 p.m. Exhibits close