WEBINAR SERIES: PREBIOTICS & PROBIOTICS IN NEONATAL & INFANT HEALTH

Course Description:

In each of these four interrelated, live webinars, a two-member faculty panel discusses optimal approaches to neonatal nutrition, using case examples to illustrate key points and emphasize the role of nutrition in promoting long-term health. Each event will allow time for an open-audience discussion. Note: This series is supported by an Abbott Nutrition educational grant.

FREE Continuing Education: Up to 3.0 CME/CE/CPEU credits

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the importance of the microbiome and neonatal nutrition on the developing immune system
  • Describe the factors that contribute to the development of NEC
  • Review the latest data on the use of probiotics and prebiotics in the NICU
  • Summarize evidence-based recommendations on the use of prebiotics and probiotics in neonatal care

Modules

Mysteries of the Microbiome: What You Need to Know About Its Impact on Infant Health

Join two leading experts for an in-depth discussion of how the assembly of microbial communities within the gastrointestinal tract during early life critically influences immune, metabolic, endocrine, and other key developmental pathways.

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Course Description:

FREE continuing education: CME/CE/CPEU 0.50

FACULTY

Michael Caplan, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of Chicago
Pritzker School of Medicine
Northshore University Health SystemChicago, IL, USA

Philip M. Sherman MD, FRCPC
Professor of Paediatrics and Microbiology
Hospital for Sick Children
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Unraveling the Mysteries of its Causes, Treatment & Prevention

This lively discussion will feature two clinical experts as they review the signs and symptoms of NEC, and explore the latest interventions for the prevention and treatment of this potentially devastating disease.

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Course Description:

FREE continuing education: CME/CE/CPEU 0.50

FACULTY

Mark A. Underwood, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Neonatology
UC Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, CA, USA

Philip M. Sherman MD, FRCPC
Professor of Paediatrics and Microbiology
Hospital for Sick Children
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Optimizing Nutrition in the NICU: Putting Prebiotics and Probiotics to Work

Learn more about how probiotic and prebiotic supplementation for preterm infants has provided new opportunities−as well as some challenges−for clinicians involved in the care of infants in the NICU.

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Course Description:

FREE continuing education: CME/CE/CPEU 0.50

FACULTY

Michael Caplan, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
Northshore University Health System
Chicago, IL, USA

Mark A Underwood, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Neonatology
UC Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, CA, USA

Guidance from the Guidelines: What is the Role of Prebiotics and Probiotics in Neonatal and Infant Nutrition?

Clinical leaders in neonatal health care discuss evidence-based recommendations for the use of prebiotics and probiotics in infant nutrition, as well as evolving guidelines and ongoing research.

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Course Description:

FREE continuing education: CME/CE/CPEU 0.50

FACULTY

Ravi Patel, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA, USA

John M. Rosen, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Kansas City, MO, USA

PRE- & PROBIOTICS: ENHANCING NUTRITION IN THE NICU

[0.50 CME/CE/CPEU credits] Read an in-depth review of the pivotal role of gut microbiota in neonatal health and development. This article is supported by an Abbott Nutrition educational grant.

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Publication Date: 26 April 2019

Course Description:

[0.50 CME/CE/CPEU credits] This article offers an in-depth review of the pivotal role of gut microbiota in neonatal health and development. It provides rationale for using prebiotics and probiotics in the NICU; combines the latest research findings with practical experience; and describes key points from the latest guidelines and recommendations from professional associations. Note: This article is supported by an Abbott Nutrition education grant.

CLINICAL CASE: PROBIOTICS, PREBIOTICS & PREEMIES

[0.25 CME/CE/CPEU credits] Read a case study that examines best nutrition practices for a preterm, very-low-birthweight infant with suspected NEC. This case clinic is supported by an Abbott Nutrition....

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Publication Date: 26 April 2019

Course Description:

[0.25 CME/CE/CPEU credits] This case study examines best practices for a preterm, very-low-birthweight infant with suspected NEC. It also explores strategies for examining and addressing the patient’s nutritional needs and responses every step of the way—from birth to discharge home. Note: This case study is supported by an Abbott Nutrition education grant.

PODCAST: HOW PRE- & PROBIOTICS CAN HELP

Hear about the role of prebiotics and probiotics in the NICU.

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Publication Date: 26 April 2019

Course Description:

[0.25 CME/CE/CPEU credits] In this podcast, a leading expert in the optimal care of preterm infants provides a quick refresher on the special nutrition needs of preterm infants, and the role of prebiotics and probiotics in preventing disease and promoting long-term health. Note: This podcast is supported by an Abbott Nutrition education grant.
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