Education

Pediatric Transplant Nutrition Practicum

The Pediatric Transplant Nutrition Practicums is offered for Registered Dietitians who work in the field of pediatric transplant (liver, lung, heart, kidney).


Purpose and Content

This program reviews the basics in pediatric nutrition and transplant. Topics including pediatric transplant evaluation, nutritional assessment, nutrition education and difficult cases in enteral and parenteral nutrition for various transplant patients are emphasized.

Discussion among physicians and dietitians is primarily informal. The course pivots around practical experience and serves as time to receive a broad overview of pediatric transplant nutrition with the largest pediatric transplant program.


Schedule

See the proposed schedule (coming soon) for this practicum.


Participants

This program is designed for Registered Dietitians employed within pediatrics or a pediatric transplant program.


Environment

The program will be based at main campus Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas.


Continuing Education Accreditation

Texas Children’s Hospital is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Registered Dietitians will receive approximately 25 continuing professional education units for completion of this program.


Program Dates

The Pediatric Transplant Nutrition Practicum will be offered two times this year. Course dates for 2022 are:

  • February 7-11, 2022
  • October 17-21, 2022

Registration Fee

There is no registration charge.


Application/Questions

Download the program information packet.

If you are interested in participating in this practicum or have any questions, please contact:

Stacey S. Beer MPH, RD, CSP, CCTD, LD
Pediatric Transplant Dietitian
Texas Children's Hospital
Phone: 832-822-3068

Email: ssbeer@texaschildrens.org

Planning Team: Heather Ling, Emily Russell, Susie Culhane, Amanda Winston, Molly Vega, Maris Calderon, Sadiah Rehman, Morgan Bily