First Fragile Infant Forum for Integration of Standards—FIFI-S Hybrid Conference

“Storyteller” by Sharron Montague Loree, 1982

July 13-15, 2022

About the Conference: 

The initial Forum will address the Standards, Competencies and Best Practices for Infant and Family Centered Developmental Care focus on the Best Practices for FEEDING, EATING and NUTRITION developed by the Gravens interprofessional consensus panel.

The Forum allows discourse on current research and implantation of the Standards into intensive care practice.  Scholars, administrators and clinicians are invited to attend in order to develop a series of recommendations for implementation of these competencies and best practices. An emphasis on evidence, system change and adaptation to a new way of practicing will be the focus of work groups.  Dissemination of implementation recommendations to follow.



Registration Link:

Scholarship Application Form



  • Discuss current best evidence based infant feeding practices
  • Establish essential systems issues that guarantee implementation of best practices
  • Determine best practice implementation strategies for the Feeding and Nutrition standards in intensive care

Organizing Committee

  • Joy Browne
  • Carol Jaeger
  • Erin Ross
  • Mitchell Goldstein


  • Erin Ross PhD SLP
  • Carol Jaeger DNP, NNP
  • Kelly McGlothen-Bell IBCLC, DNP
  • Carole Kenner PhD RN
  • Pamela Dodrill Ph.D. SLP
  • Britt Pados PhD, NNP, CLC
  • Joy Browne PHD
  • Debra Paul, OTR
  • Elba Fayard MD
  • Joan Arvedson, PhD, SLP

Exhibitor And Sponsorship Opportunities:

Ready to become an exhibitor or sponsor? Please download the registration form here FIFI_Sponsorship Registration  (Exhibitor & Sponsorship Registration Form) and mail your completed form and payment to:

1010 N. Central Ave.
Glendale CA, 91202
Memo: FIFI-S Conference

If you would like to pay by credit card, please complete the CreditCard_authorization form and email it along with the Exhibitor & Sponsorship Registration Form to

Equal Opportunity & Accommodations for Disabilities: PAC/LAC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Equal Access Institution.

For disability accommodations contact PAC/LAC at 818-708-2850, or email Gayane Pakhanyan at  a minimum of ten (10) working days in advance of the event


Venue And Schedule:

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT Los Angeles Pasadena/Monrovia 

700 West Huntington Drive Monrovia, California 91016

A limited number of rooms have been reserved for this meeting at a special rate of $149 (plus tax).

For reservations, call the hotel directly* at 626-357-5211and identify yourself as a participant of the FIFI-S Conference to receive the special group rate

If you prefer to make online reservations, please visit: Book your group rate for FIFI-S HYBRID CONFERENCE (This will avoid the problems with reaching the national reservations line.)

The deadline to receive the group rate is Friday, June 24, 2022.  This assumes the block has not sold out. If so, you will be quoted the standard rate, which is considerably higher than the group rate. Do not wait until the last minute.

Dress is casual throughout the conference. Please bring a jacket to the meeting rooms, as they are often cold. 

The hotel has complimentary parking.