5th Annual Pediatric Nutrition Symposium

Saturday, September 21, 2019
08:00 AM to 03:00 PM


The Biltmore Hotel
Merrick Amphitheater
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Nutrition Symposium Topics

  • Decoding the Infant Newborn Screen
  • Sports Nutrition for the Young Athlete
  • Gender Dysphoria, Hormones and Nutrition
  • Will the Real Ketogenic Diet Please Stand Up?
  • Malnutrition and Nutrition Focused Physical Exam
  • From Clinical RD to Entrepenuer: The Rocky Road Ahead and Strategies to Elevate your Game

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8:00 a.m. -
8:45 a.m.
Registration & Vendor Exhibits
Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. -
9:45 a.m.
Impact of Protein during Infancy on Childhood Obesity- What Does the Research Really Say about Breastfeeding, Infant Formulas & Starting Solids?
*Sponsored by Prolacta BioScience®
Keli Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD
9:45 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
Updates in Pharmacological Management of Malabsorption
Sabrina Tapia, MS, RDN, CSP, LDN
10:30 a.m. -
10:40 a.m.
10:40 a.m. -
11:30 a.m.
Safety & Efficacy of Thickened Feedings  
*Sponsored by Evolve Biosystems™
Mary Stanford, Ph.D., MS, CCC-SLP, CNT
11:30 a.m. -
12:15 p.m.
The Academy’s 2nd Century : The Pediatric View Point
Lucille Beseler, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE
12:15 p.m. -
1:00 p.m.
Lunch (provided) and Vendor Exhibits
1:00 p.m. -
2:00 p.m.
Ethical Considerations Surrounding Hydration & Nutrition in Palliative Care
*Meets Ethics Requirement for CEUs
Dr. Saima Aftab, MD
2:00 p.m. -
2:45 p.m.
Tackling Trendy and Fad Diets with the Evidence
Panel participants:  Lucille Beseler, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE
                                  Tania Koerber, MS, RDN, LDN, CSP
                                  Leyanee Perez, RDN, LDN, CPT
2:45 p.m. -
3:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Evaluations

Hotel Reservations

Conference will be held at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Call (305) 445-1926 or 1-800-727-1926 for room reservations. For group bookings use group booking ID #5278 and Nicklaus Children's Hospital room block.

Registration Fees*

  • $95 until September 14th ($115 thereafter)
  • $75 for NCHS employees or groups of 5+ from the same organization
  • $55 for students

*Breakfast buffet and plated lunch included.

For more information please contact:
Leyanee Perez
Phone: 786-502-5782
Email: Leyanee.Perez@nicklaushealth.org
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