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BIRMINGHAM – Clinicians working with children who have feeding disorders will gather in Birmingham on Nov. 14-15 at Children’s of Alabama for “Mealtime Miseries: Management of Complex Feeding Issues.”
Children’s Intensive Feeding Program and the Pediatric Feeding Institute will conduct the two-day workshop. The course will be held in the Bradley Lecture Center on Children’s Russell Campus at 1601 5th Avenue South.
Preregistration is required and space is limited. Online registration is available at www.pediatricfeedinginstitute.com. Onsite registration occurs daily from 7:30 until 8 a.m. with workshops beginning at 8 a.m. Single tickets cost $429 if purchased before the Oct. 14 early registration deadline. After that date, the price for single tickets is $449. If purchased in a group of three or more, early registration is $339 per ticket and regular registration tickets are $429 each. Children’s of Alabama and UAB employees will receive the discounted group rate. This fee includes all course materials. Registered dieticians, registered dietetic technicians and speech and language pathologists will receive continuing education credits.
The course is appropriate for occupational therapists, certified occupational therapy assistants, speech language pathologists, registered dietitians, clinical social workers and psychologists who are working with children who have feeding disorders. Participants will be given practical solutions and extensive written handouts that give new treatment methods for complex patients.
More information is available by contacting Dr. Michelle Mastin at (205) 638-9461.
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Last year, families made more than 670,000 outpatient visits and experienced nearly 14,000 inpatient days at Children’s, coming from every county in Alabama and from 45 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. and is ranked among the top children’s hospital programs in the country by US News & World Report. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.