Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by July 10, 2022
Feeding First™ Conference
Call for Abstracts
Deadline Extended -- June 30, 2022
- The TalkTools® Conference Planning Committee is seeking relevant, topical and thought-provoking presentation abstracts from feeding therapy experts, practicioners and change-makers for our annual Feeding First™ Conference (October 2022) that showcase the latest research, current best practices and trending topics in feeding for our global conference audience
- TalkTools® Feeding First™ Conference
- Speaker Benefits
Present your topic in front of 1000+ speech and feeding professionals
from around the world
What We're Looking For
Multidisplicinary, Diverse Speakers and Topics
We welcome presentations from first-time speakers, professional experts, and from everyone in between! Whatever your feeding background and experience, we prefer hearing about new approaches than about tried-and-tested techniques. The educational value of the presentation is essential - thinly disguised sales pitches will not be selected.
Practical, Hands-on Applications -- Interactive Techniques over Theory
We encourage presentations that include case studies, interactive portions, hands-on techniques and applications. Participants want to hear your story as it pertains to your topic: think of lessons learned, strategies and recommendations that have you helped you grow personally and professionally.
Always cite and reference your sources but do not create an academic, theoretical dissertation.
TalkTools Training focuses on training that speech and feeding professionals can apply right away in their daily practice. Our conferences are no different. When developing your abstract, keep in mind that you will be speaking to an audience with various levels of expertise and experience. Your presentation doesn't have to be relevant to everyone, but it should be relevant to most people and shouldn't make too many assumptions about what people already know.
Conference participants are anticipating a multidisciplinary, interactive, highly applicable training experience.
Areas of Interest
Theme: Optimizing the Feeding Team Collaboration
SLPs role in the NICU
Tube Feeding/Tube to Oral Feeding
Evaluating readiness for oral feeding
Interpreting Red Flags
Establishing timelines for skill development
Setting oral feeding goals
Picky Eating/ Problem Eating
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
Responsive Feeding Therapy
PFD (Pediatric Feeding Disorder)
Treating the Whole Child
Understanding GI System
Impact of Allergies
Family-friendly carryover strategies
Respecting cultural and socioeconomic diversity
Please use this template for your abstract; the template includes Presentation Title, Speaker Full Name, Speaker Professional Credentials, 1-2 paragraph course description, 3-4 learning outcomes, a timed agenda and 2-3 True/False, Yes/No questions related to your presentation. Abstracts not following this format may be automatically excluded from the selection process.