[CME] APPLYING THE SCIENCE OF HMOS: OPTIMIZING THE GUT MICROBIOME FOR IMPROVED INFANT HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT

Publication Date: 29 April 2022
Continuing Education Units: 0.75 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDITS™

Course Description:

A growing body of data has underscored the critical importance of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) in enhancing the development of the neonatal intestinal microbiota and conferring additional measures of immune protection among breastfed infants. Such data have led to the recognition of HMOs as a key component of appropriate infant nutrition. However, many clinicians remain unfamiliar with recent findings that support the incorporation of HMOs into infant nutrition strategies.

In this online series of 3 micro-learning, self-study courses, supported through a medical education grant by Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, clinical experts provide practical education on comprehensive nutritional strategies for improved infant health and development, focusing on the optimal use of HMOs. To facilitate application of the latest data to practice, each module incorporates succinct yet in-depth interpretation of the latest guidelines, in addition to data from randomized controlled trials and real-world studies.

FREE continuing education: 0.75 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDITS™

Course Objectives:

Supported through a medical education grant.


Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RDN

Professor, Nutrition & Pediatrics
Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
Senior Nutritionist
MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH, USA
Sharon Groh-Wargo is a Neonatal Nutritionist in the Department of Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center and an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Sharon has over 40 years of experience, is a nationally known speaker and researcher, and has authored numerous publications on neonatal nutrition. She is an editor of both editions of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition. She is a contributor to the Academy’s online Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual and she authored a new chapter on “Lactoengineering” for the 3rd edition of “Infant and Pediatric Feedings: Guidelines for Preparation of Human Milk and Formula in Health Care Facilities”. Dr Groh-Wargo participates in the Pre-B Project, sponsored by the NIH in cooperation with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which was convened to perform systematic reviews of neonatal nutrition and to set national dietary guidelines for the premature infant.
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Lisa M. Renzi-Hammond, PhD

Associate Professor
Health Promotion & Behavior
Division of Neuroscience
University of Georgia
Co-Director, Cognitive Aging Research & Education (CARE) Center
Interdisciplinary Group Lead, Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
Athens, GA, USA

Dr Lisa Renzi-Hammond earned her BS, MS and doctorate degrees in from the Psychology Department at the University of Georgia. While at the University of Georgia, Dr Renzi-Hammond specialized in visual neuroscience and neurological development and studied the ways in which implementing behavioral changes influences vision system function, as well as risk for acquired ocular and neurological diseases. Dr Renzi-Hammond completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin as a member of three different disciplinary groups: the Center for Perceptual Systems, the Institute for Neuroscience, and the Nutrition Sciences Department. Dr Renzi-Hammond also served as a visiting scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Center on Ageing at Tufts University in Boston, MA, where she was a member of the Carotenoids in Health Laboratory.

Following her graduate and post-graduate training, Dr Renzi-Hammond returned to the University of Georgia as faculty, where she founded the Human Biofactors Laboratory and published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the topic of nutrition and visual and neurological function. She has presented this research in a wide variety of national and international venues. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the UGA College of Public Health, the UGA Neuroscience Program, and is adjunct faculty in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program in the Department of Psychology.

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John T. Stutts, MD, MPH

Medical Director and Clinical Lead
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY, USA
Dr John Stutts is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Purdue University. He then received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Louisville. He completed his Pediatric Residency, Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship and Master of Public Health from Vanderbilt University. He is currently practicing Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in Louisville. He has been a part of many clinical trials in his tenure including many studies with the Norton Children’s Medical Pediatric Clinical Research Unit. He is a past member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition Professional Education Committee, and he is a current member of the Public Education Committee for the same society.
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