presented by
The Allied Health Providers Committee of IRTA and the PIFR Symposium

The Allied Health Provider Committee of the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Association (IRTA) is pleased to collaborate with the Allied Health Provider group of the biannual Pediatric Intestinal Failure and Rehabilitation Symposium (PIFRS) to present a virtual education event that focuses on pediatric and adult intestinal rehabilitation and transplant.

Current strategies in medical, surgical, nutritional, and psychosocial care of patients with intestinal failure and transplant will be discussed. Presentations also include practical interventions for routine care and information on long-term outcomes. Opportunities for questions and discussion are also scheduled.
Plan to attend this free virtual event! There is something of interest for everyone on the transplant and intestinal failure multidisciplinary teams.

We are very grateful to our Sponsors for supporting this educational event for Allied Health Providers of IRTA and the PIFR Symposium.


10 – 10:05 AM  EST


10:05 – 10:25 AM

Intestine Transplant Keynote
Intestine Transplantation:  An Overview of Current Practice and Outcomes
Deborah Andersen RN, BSN, CCTC

  10:25 – 10:45 AM

Micro and Macro Nutrients:  Guidelines for Parenteral Nutrition Management
Jackie Wessel MEd, RDN, CLE

  10:45 – 11:05 AM

Maximizing Outcomes for Children with Congenital Diarrhea Syndromes
Laurie Reyen RN, MN, CNSC  

11:05 – 11:20 AM

Use of Blenderized Formulas in Pediatric Intestinal Failure and after Intestinal Transplantation
Shannon Russell MS, RDN, LD 

11:20 – 11:35 AM

Central Line Locking Solutions:  What are the Options?
Sylvia Wong-Sterling MN, NP

11:35 – 11:50 AM

Pre-Discharge Resource Binder
Elizabeth Castel PNP-AC

11:50 – 12:05 PM

Setting-up a Patient and Staff Advisory Council for Intestinal Failure
      Christina Belza PhD(c), MN, BScN

12:05– 12:30 PM


12:30 – 12:50 PM

Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant
 Stephanie So MSc, PT

12:50 – 1:10 PM

Physical Rehabilitation in Intestinal Failure and Transplant
Jemma Mears BcS (Hons), MCSP

1:10 – 1:30 PM

 Psychosocial Functioning in Pediatric Intestinal Failure:  Optimizing Outcomes
Anna Gold PhD. C. Psych.

1:30 – 1:50 PM

From Here to There: Transitioning Intestinal Transplant Patients to Adult Care
Beverly Kosmach-Park DNP, RN, FAAN

1:50 – 2:10 PM

Panel Discussion:  Guidelines for Practice in Intestinal Failure and Transplant

2:10 – 2:30 PM

Intestinal Failure Keynote
Intestinal Failure:  Parenteral Nutrition Dependence to Enteral Autonomy
Brooke Chapman APD, PhD (c)

           2:30 PM

Program Evaluations and Adjourn



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