2'-Fucosyllactose: An Allergy Modulating Human Milk Oligosaccharide?

Program Date: 6 June 2019
Publication Date: 16 September 2019
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll review the emerging role of the human milk oligosaccharide, 2-fucosyllactose (2'FL) in allergy modulation; discuss 2'FL potential mechanisms of action; and recognize the importance of breastfeeding. Originally presented on June 6, 2019 at the ESPGHAN Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

Course Objectives:

•Review the emerging role of the human milk oligosaccharide, 2-fucosyllactose (2'FL) in allergy modulation.
•Discuss 2'FL potential mechanisms of action.
•Recognize the importance of breastfeeding for infant health.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 2000, 4040, 5060
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.3.4
  • Run Time: 57

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Paul Forsythe, PhD

Associate Professor
McMaster University
Ontario, Canada
Dr Paul Forsythe obtained his BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry MSc in Laboratory Medicine and PhD in Mast Cell Immunopharmacology from Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. Following his PhD he undertook a post-doctoral fellowship with the Pulmonary Research Group at the University of Alberta (1999-2003). He continued his post-doctoral training at the Brain-Body Institute, McMaster University before joining the Faculty of Medicine in 2008. Dr Forsythe’s research explores the neuro-immuno-endocrine super-system, with a focus on identifying mechanisms underlying the influence of gut microbes, and their products on the development of diverse pathophysiological responses such as inflammation, allergic disease and mood disorders. A major focus of his work has been on obtaining an understanding of the mechanisms underlying the protective effects of gut microbes and their products in allergy and asthma.

Ardythe Morrow, PhD, MSc

Professor Emerita
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Dr. Ardythe Morrow earned her Master of Science in nutrition from the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. While at the University of the West Indies, Dr. Morrow studied infant nutrition and child health. Dr. Morrow completed her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Texas at Houston in epidemiology. Following her graduate and postgraduate training, Dr. Morrow has written more than 160 publications on infant nutrition and child health and is regarded as a leading expert in human milk composition. Over her career, Dr. Morrow has published extensively on breastfeeding promotion and human milk protection against infectious disease. She has been awarded more than $25 million in grants from NIH, CDC, industry, and foundations and has served as President of the International Society for Research in human milk and lactation. Dr. Morrow has published extensively on breastfeeding promotion and human milk protection against infectious diseases. Currently, Dr. Morrow is the Director at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Human Milk and Lactation Global Health Center. Additionally, Dr. Morrow serves as a Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where she founded and directs the Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
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