Human Milk Oligosaccharides in the Preterm Infant: Impact on the Developing Immune System

Program Date: 5 January 2023
Publication Date: 5 January 2023
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, David J. Hackam, MD, PhD, FACS will compare and contrast the unique immune challenges in the preterm infant compared to the term infant; define the function of HMOs and why they may be important for preterm infants; and discuss the emerging research related to the role of HMOs and preterm infants.

Course Objectives:

• Compare and contrast the unique immune challenges in the preterm infant compared to the term infant. 
• Define the function of HMOs and why they may be important for preterm infants. 
• Discuss the emerging research related to the role of HMOs and preterm infants.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.5, 8.2.3
  • Run Time: 37

Course Instructor Bio(s)

A headshot of Dr David Hackam

David J. Hackam, MD, PhD, FACS

Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief and Co-Director 
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center 
Garrett Professor and Chief of Pediatric Surgery 
Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Cell Biology 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 
Baltimore, MD, USA
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