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2018 SOUTHEASTERN PEDIATRIC NUTRITION CONFERENCE
Presentations for Download

Multidisciplinary Assessment and Behavior treatment of Children
with Feeding Disorders
William G. Sharp PhD

Identifying and treating malnutrition using a multidisciplinary approach
Susanna Y. Huh, MD MPH

Start to finish: diagnosing malnutrition from preterm infants to Adults
Patricia Becker, MS, RD, CSP, CNSC

We Really are What We Eat - Probiotics, Prebiotics and the Microbiome’s Role
in Child Health and Disease
Benjamin D Gold MD, FACG, FAAP

Identifying Pediatric Malnutrition Using Nutrition Focused Physical Exam
Jodi Wolff MS, RDN, LD, FAND, FAACPDM

“It’s Alimentary My Dear Watson” – Dietary Approaches to Disease Management in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Benjamin D Gold MD, FACG, FAAP

Early Life Nutrition and Brain Development
Michael K. Georgieff, MD

Improve Care Now: Partnering with the Patients and Colleagues to Improve Outcomes for Children Living with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Sandra C. Kim, MD

Food Insecurity, Public Policies, and Child Health and Development          
Deborah A. Frank, MD

The Grow Clinic and the Nutrition Prescription
Emily Sylvester, MS, RD, LDN, CLC

 

Pediatric Malnutrition Diagnosis and Treatment: Are We Falling Short?

Conference Description
The Annual Southeastern Neonatal/Pediatric Nutrition Conference in Wilmington, North Carolina is designed to provide updated, advanced and practical approaches to contemporary issues in pediatric and neonatal nutrition. This activity will provide unique opportunities to learn, share and investigate new ways of assessing and managing pediatric patients with complex nutritional needs.

Conference Summary
Pediatric malnutrition is a disparity between intake and nutrient requirements resulting in cumulative deficits in energy, protein, or micronutrients that may negatively affect growth and development. This conference will review measures used to diagnose, assess and identify possible etiologies of malnutrition. Through a multidisciplinary approach, attendees will learn key causes, challenges, improvements in treatment and the impact of malnutrition.

Conference Objectives
After completing this activity attendees will be able to:
1. Diagnose malnutrition
2. Identify the social, psychological and environmental causes of malnutrition
3. Describe evidence-based methods for prevention and treatment of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies
4. Identify general and disease-specific nutrition concerns and their effects in the infant, childhood, and adolescent
populations

Target Audience
Pediatricians, Neonatologists, Neonatal/Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioners, General Medicine,
Pediatric Gastroenterologists, Dietitians,Nutritionists, RNs, LPNs, APRNs, Physician Assistants and Pharmacists

Conference Agenda

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Thursday November 8, 2018     

11:30am-12:00pm Box lunch and registration
12:00-12:15pm  Welcome and Overview
Robert “Chip” Williams, MD
12:15pm-1:15pm Multidisciplinary Assessment and Behavior treatment of Children
with Feeding Disorders
William G. Sharp PhD
Director, Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Associate Professor, Division of Autism and Related Disorders &
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Emory University School of Medicine
1:15pm - 1:45pm

Break

1:45pm - 2:45pm  Identifying and treating malnutrition using a multidisciplinary approach
Susanna Y. Huh, MD MPH
Director, Growth and Nutrition Program
Associate Director, Center for Nutrition
Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
2:45pm - 3:45pm Start to finish: diagnosing malnutrition from preterm infants to Adults
Patricia Becker, MS, RD, CSP, CNSC
Pediatric Nutrition Specialist
KidsRD.com
Blue Ash, OH
3:45pm - 4:15pm Break
4:15pm - 5:15 pm We Really are What We Eat - Probiotics, Prebiotics and the Microbiome’s Role
in Child Health and Disease
Benjamin D Gold MD, FACG, FAAP
Gi Care for Kids, LLC
Children’s Center for Digestive Healthcare, LLC
Atlanta, GA
5:15pm - 5:30pm Review, Summary and Closing Statements

Friday, November 9, 2018

7:30-8:00 am Breakfast and Registration
8:00-8:15am Welcome and Overview       
Robert “Chip” Williams, MD
8:15-9:15am Identifying Pediatric Malnutrition Using Nutrition Focused Physical Exam
Jodi Wolff MS, RDN, LD, FAND, FAACPDM
Pediatric Dietitian
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
University Hospitals Solon Health Center
Solon, OH
9:15-10:15 am “It’s Alimentary My Dear Watson” – Dietary Approaches to Disease Management in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Benjamin D Gold MD, FACG, FAAP
10:15-1045 am Break
10:45-11:45 am Early Life Nutrition and Brain Development
Michael K. Georgieff , MD
Martin Lenz Harrison Land Grant Chair
Professor in Pediatrics and the Institute of Child Development
Head, Division of Neonatology
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Development
University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Minneapolis, MN
11:45-12:45 pm Lunch
12:45-1:45 pm Improve Care Now: Partnering with the Patients and Colleagues to Improve Outcomes for Children Living with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
Sandra C. Kim, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Co – Director, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Childrens’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburg, PA
1:45-2:45 pm

Food Insecurity, Public Policies, and Child Health and Development          
Deborah A. Frank, MD
Director, Grow Clinic for Children
Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Boston MA

2:45-3:15 pm  Break
3:15-4:15 pm  The Grow Clinic and the Nutrition Prescription
Emily Sylvester, MS, RD, LDN, CLC
Pediatric Dietitian, The Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
4:15-4:30 pm Review, summary and closing statements
6:00pm -8:30 pm Networking Reception for all attendees, speakers, exhibitors in Turtlewatch room- Oceanfront

Distinguished Faculty

Patricia Becker, MS, RD, CSP, CNSC
Pediatric Nutrition Specialist
KidsRD.com
Blue Ash, OH

Patricia Becker is a board-certified specialist in pediatric nutrition and nutrition support. She has had a wide range of experience as a dietitian. For the past twenty years Pat has worked as a pediatric dietitian taking care of children from conception to adulthood, specializing in pediatric undernutrition.

Her work in malnutrition has included her membership on the Pediatric malnutrition workgroup who authored the Consensus Statement of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: Indicators Recommended for the Identification and Documentation of Pediatric Malnutrition (Undernutrition) for which she is corresponding author for the Academy, chair of the evidence analysis library pediatric malnutrition screening project, author of the Pediatric Malnutrition Section of the Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual, chapter author of Pediatric Malnutrition and Nutrition Assessment in the Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Handbook, author on Identifying Malnutrition in Preterm and Neonatal Populations: Recommended Indicators, PNPG malnutrition committee chair, ANDF Malnutrition Clinical Characteristic Validation and Staffing Study board member, ASPEN Malnutrition Committee member, and ASPEN malnutrition “state of the science” paper author group. Author and presenter on pediatric malnutrition and nutrition focused physical exam. Owner of KidsRD.com.

Deborah A. Frank, MD
Director, Grow Clinic for Children
Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Boston MA

Dr. Deborah A. Frank graduated in 1976 from Harvard Medical School and completed her pediatrics residency at Children’s Orthopedic Hospital in Seattle, Washington. then served as a fellow at Children’s Hospital in Boston under Dr. T. Berry Brazelton. She began working at Boston University School of Medicine/Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center) in 1981. In 1984 she found the Failure to Thrive Program at Boston City Hospital, now called the Grow Clinic for Children at Boston Medical Center.
In 1998, she was one of the founding investigators of Children’s Health Watch (www.childrenshealthwatch.org)formerly Children’s Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program, (C-SNAP), an ongoing multisite effort to produce non-partisan, original and timely policy-relevant research on the health impact of food insecurity and associated hardships on impoverished families and their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, In 2011 she became the inaugural incumbent of a newly established Pediatric Professorship in Child Health and Well Being at Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Frank has written numerous scientific articles and papers, most recently on the developmental and behavioral correlates of food insecurity in childhood and adolescence.
Cited as a respected authority in her fields, Dr. Frank has given testimony to city, state and federal legislative committees on the growing problem of hunger and associated hardships in the United States and its effects on our youngest children. Dr. Frank was the sole physician appointed to the 10 member National Commission on Hunger in 2014. She was also recruited to serve on the Aspen Institute’s Dialogue on Food Insecurity and Health Care Costs.

In 2010 Dr. Frank received the Massachusetts Health Council Outstanding Leadership Award and the Physician Advocacy Merit Award from the Institute on Medicine as a Profession at Columbia University. She received the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps’ Embracing the Legacy Award on June 3, 2014, 2014, the American Medical Association’s Dr. Debasish Mridha Spirit of Medicine Award on June 6, 2014, and the Congressional Hunger Center’s Bill Emerson and Mickey Leland Award on June 24, 2014. She received two awards in 2015 one national --- Dale Richmond/Justin Coleman Award, American Academy of Pediatrics and the other regional -- Changing the Equation Award, Eos Foundation. In 2016 the Grow clinic was the recipient of the Nick Littlefield Award for Excellence in Community Health. In 2017 Dr. Frank was awarded the Association for Community Affiliated Plans “Leadership in Advocacy” Award and the William K Frankenberg Visiting Professorship at University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Michael K. Georgieff , MD
Martin Lenz Harrison Land Grant Chair
Professor in Pediatrics and the Institute of Child Development
Head, Division of Neonatology
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Development
University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Minneapolis, MN

Michael K. Georgieff, MD, holds the position of the Martin Lenz Harrison Land Grant Chair in Pediatrics. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Child Psychology, the Director of the Division of Neonatology, the Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and the Director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Development. He received his MD from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He served his internship, residency and neonatal fellowship at the The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a fellowship in neonatology at the University of Minnesota. In addition to attending on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Dr. Georgieff is Director of the NICU Follow-up Program. Dr. Georgieff’s research focuses on fetal/neonatal nutrition and brain development, specifically on the effect of early life iron nutrition and neurocognitive function. He has been continuously funded in this field by the National Institutes of Health for 25 years and has published over 225 scientific articles. He advises the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Institutes of Health and UNICEF on nutrition and early child development.

Benjamin D Gold MD, FACG, FAAP
Gi Care for Kids, LLC
Children’s Center for Digestive Healthcare, LLC
Atlanta, GA

Dr. Gold received his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC. He completed an internship and a residency in Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, where he also completed his research fellowship at the Research Institute as a Medical Research Council of Canada Research Fellow.
Benjamin D. Gold, MD, joined Children’s Center for Digestive Healthcare, LLC. GI Care for Kids, LLC. in 2009. Prior to joining CCDHC, Dr. Gold had an outstanding academic career at Emory University where he had been a Marcus Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology, a tenured Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology and the Director of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Dr. Gold was also Chief of Gastroenterology Service and Medical Director of the Gastrointestinal Diagnostics and Endoscopy Laboratory of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at the Egleston hospital campus.
Dr. Gold is a national leader in the pursuit of critical questions regarding the epidemiology and pathobiology of acid-related diseases in children, in particular, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other esophageal disease (i.e. Eosinophilic Esophagitis, EoE). He has been a key organizer and participant in all of the national and trans-Atlantic, clinical practice guidelines for treatment of pediatric H. pylori infection. In addition, 2005, he established the Aerodigestive Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and is the Director of Quality for this multidisciplinary center that now follows almost 300 fragile, medically-complex children with Aerodigestive disease. He is the co-Director of GI Care for Kids site for the Improve Care Now Quality Improvement Collaborative which follows almost 1,100 children with IBD, and, is co-investigator of multiple national pediatric inflammatory bowel disease consortia as well. He was a member of the FDA panel establishing GRAS status for Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium probiotics, and he has been actively involved in characterizing the gut microflora as well as its relationship to diet and the development and management of IBD.
Finally, Dr. Gold has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, over 30 book chapters, is been a sought-after lecturer on upper GI disease in children, as well as, is an international thought leader on pediatric esophageal disease (gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD; eosinophilic esophagitis, EoE), Helicobacter pylori infection, as well as gut-microbial interactions leading to intestinal inflammation, allergy and immune-mediate disease, including pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis). Dr. Gold received his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC. He completed an internship and a residency in Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, where he also completed his research fellowship at the Research Institute as a Medical Research Council of Canada Research Fellow.

Susanna Y. Huh, MD MPH
Director, Growth and Nutrition Program
Associate Director, Center for Nutrition
Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Susanna Y. Huh, MD MPH is Associate Director for the Center for Nutrition in the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital Boston and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Huh directs the Growth and Nutrition Program, a multidisciplinary program offering diagnosis and treatment for children with weight faltering or feeding difficulties. Dr. Huh has held NIH and other research grants investigating the effects of perinatal and early childhood nutrition on cardiometabolic risk. She is currently leading a hospital-wide quality improvement project to improve malnutrition screening and treatment. She is a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Mothers’ Milk Bank of New England. Dr. Huh is a recipient of the Boston Children’s Hospital 2016 David S. Weiner award for Innovation and Leadership in Child Health for her leadership of the Growth and Nutrition Program.

Sandra C. Kim, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Co – Director, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Childrens’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburg, PA

Sandra Kim, MD, a nationally recognized expert in pediatric and adolescent inflammatory bowel disease, is the co-director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center, a part of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Kim is also Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Prior to joining Children’s Hospital, Dr. Kim was co-director of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

In Pittsburgh, Dr. Kim, along with Sapana Shah, MD, will establish the hospital’s participation in Improved Care Now, a national consortium to improve the care of children with IBD. Dr. Kim’s clinical and research interests focus on pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases, including adolescent transitioning and quality improvement in pediatric IBD and the impact of the gastrointestinal microbiota in IBD. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). She has authored numerous studies on pediatric and adolescent inflammatory bowel diseases. Dr. Kim currently serves as past chair of Pediatric Affairs and current co – chair of Government Affairs/Advocacy for the CCFA nationally. In addition, she chairs the Clinical Practice and Adolescent Transitioning committees and serves on the Physician Leadership committee and Strategy Council for Improve Care Now. Dr. Kim also is involved as a member of the Medical Advisory Board for Flying Horse Farms and on the board of Directors for the Central Ohio CCFA chapter. As a reflection of her dedication to her profession, Dr. Kim was awarded the 2011 Rosenthal Award for her leadership in patient education and advocacy by the CCFA. She also was the 2015 faculty inductee at the Ohio State University College of Medicine chapters of Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha.

Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Inteflex (Integrated Pre-medical/Medical) Program, earning bachelors’ degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Psychology as well as her medical degree. She completed clinical training in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Baylor College of Medicine. She was a recipient of the Outstanding Clinical Fellow Award during her GI fellowship and was on the NIH/NIDDK-funded T32 grant for her research project investigating zinc metabolism in children with IBD. After her clinical training, she pursued additional training as a post-doctoral fellow at the NIH-funded Center for GI Biology and Disease at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

William G. Sharp PhD
Director, Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Associate Professor, Division of Autism and Related Disorders &
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. Sharp received his doctorate in clinical psychology from The University of Mississippi and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. His training focused on the application of behavioral interventions to address a wide range of common, yet challenging childhood concerns, including disruptive behavior, feeding disorders, anxiety, toileting issues and sleep difficulties.

Following his fellowship, Dr. Sharp transitioned to Marcus Autism Center’s Feeding Disorders Program in 2007 and assumed the role of Director of the Feeding Disorders Program in 2013. In this role, Dr. Sharp leads a team of multidisciplinary professionals whose mission is to enhance the overall quality of life for children and their families by providing evidenced-based, comprehensive care for the medical, behavioral, nutritional, and oral motor concerns associated with pediatric feeding disorders.

Dr. Sharp is both nationally and internationally recognized for his presentations and publications on the prevalence, cause and potential impact of chronic feeding difficulties and related challenging behaviors in pediatric populations. His current research focuses on developing and evaluating innovative, community viable methods of treatment delivery based on the need to expand the availability of effective interventions in community settings.

He has co-authored a treatment manual for parents on this topic, and he has published numerous peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters related to psychological treatment of children. In 2014, he was awarded the Allied Healthcare Hero Award by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for his dedication to improving treatment and access to care for children with chronic and severe feeding concerns. 

Emily Sylvester, MS, RD, LDN, CLC
Pediatric Dietitian, The Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

Emily Sylvester is a pediatric dietitian with the Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and the Grow Clinic at Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, Brockton, Massachusetts. She works within the Baby Steps NICU Follow-up Clinic at Boston Medical Center. Emily specializes in infant and toddler feeding and provides nutrition care in homes, schools, community groups, and outpatient clinics. Emily is an active member of the Boston Breastfeeding Coalition where she mentors community members and has helped to establish the Boston Medical Center Baby Café. She is a board member and social media manager for the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition. Emily is COO of Breastfeeding Help at Home, a startup company that aims to combine new artificial intelligence technology with breastfeeding and infant care. Emily obtained her master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Rhode Island and graduated from the National Institutes of Health Dietetic Internship. Emily is the proud mother of 1 and 4 year old little girls.
Jodi Wolff MS, RDN, LD, FAND, FAACPDM
Pediatric Dietitian
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
University Hospitals Solon Health Center
Solon, OH

Jodi Wolff is a dietitian at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. She has been practicing in the field of pediatric nutrition for over twenty years and is currently part of an interdisciplinary team caring for children with complex medical needs. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Youngstown State University and a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where she is currently an adjunct instructor at the CWRU School of Medicine.

She is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and was appointed to the Malnutrition Committee for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition where she has served for the past three years.

Jodi has authored articles and book chapters on topics such as critical care, nutrition for neurologically impaired children and management of GI symptoms. She is a frequent lecturer on pediatric malnutrition and Nutrition Focused Physical Exam and assisted in the development of the curriculum for the Academy’s NFPE Hands On Workshops.

 

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