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Arkansas Children’s Hospital 7th Annual Pediatric Nutrition Conference



Friday, September 20th from 7:45 am - 4:15 pm


Cress Board Room
Professional Building 3 (see number 23 on the map)
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Way
Little Rock, AR 72202

Please park in the top parking lot located at the corner of 9th and Battery Street. You will enter the office building and take the elevators to the fourth floor. Follow the signs to Cress Boardroom.

Note: parking is limited. If it is possible to carpool, please do so.

Registration Cost

$80 for conference (breakfast and lunch included) [$40 for ACH/UAMS employees]

  • Registration open: July 1st- August 31st. 
  • To register, please email:
    • In email registration request, please provide the following information:
      • Name and credentials for each attendee
      • Place of Employment
      • Contact information/email

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact or 501-364-7564 or 501-364-3085

Checks will be collected at check-in the day of the conference. Please make checks payable to Arkansas Children's Hospital.


Capitol Hotel
111 W. Markham
LR, AR  72201

LR Marriott
3 Statehouse Plaza
LR, AR  72201

Courtyard Marriott - LR Downtown
52 President Clinton Ave.
LR, AR  72201

Four Points by Sheraton Midtown
925 S. University
LR, AR  72204

Program Description 

ACH Clinical Nutrition Department presents this conference to provide continuing education in pediatric nutrition for dietitians, nurses, diet technicians, and other health care providers. 


At the conclusion of this conference, the participants should be able to: 

  • Understand and implement methods of assessing growth and nutritional needs of infants and children of varying ages 
  • Become familiar with nutrition management of a variety of disease states, including diabetes, metabolics, cystic fibrosis, and GI disorders. 
  • Identify most up-to-date recommendations for early introduction of top food allergens 

Target Audience

  • Dietitians
  • Diet Technicians
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians 

Educational Materials

  • Lecture 
  • Syllabus 
  • Case Studies


Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content and presentation. A continuing education certificate will be awarded at the end of the conference.   

Continuing Education Hours: Participation in this educational activity provides up to 7 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for Registered Dietitians. 


*Faculty, topics, program schedule, and credit are subject to change

Morning Session

7:45-8:15 - Registration and Continental Breakfast 

8:15-8:30 - Welcome - Stacey Finch, MA, RD, CSP, LD   

Morning Sessions: Brief Overview and Case Study 

8:30-9:00am - Callie Coburn, MS, RD, CSP, LD - Infant Nutrition 

9:00-9:30am - Tabitha Prater, RD, LD - School Age Nutrition 

9:30-10:00am - Joanna Daughety, MS, RD, LD - Adolescent Nutrition 

10:00-10:30am - Allison Aguilar, MS, RD, LD - Diabetes 

10:30-10:45am Break - Product Marketplace and Exhibits 

10:45-11:15am - Julie Henshaw, MS, RD, CSP, LD - Cystic Fibrosis 

11:15-11:45am - Brandi Nichols, RD, CSP, LD – Metabolics 

11:45-12:30pm Lunch  - Sponsored by Nutricia 

Product Marketplace and Exhibits 

Afternoon Session

12:30-1:30pm - David Kawatu, MD, MSc - The Gut 

1:30-2:30pm - Brandi Whitaker, PhD – Helping Parents Adhere to Special Diets 

2:30-2:45pm Break - Snack, Product Marketplace and Exhibits 

2:45- 3:45pm - Anne Hiegel, APRN, MSNc, CPNP – Early Introduction and Prevention of Food Allergies 

3:45- 4:15 Wrap-up receive CE certificates for attendance