Dr. Diane Anderson Neonatal Nutrition Conference

March 5, 2024 to March 7, 2024

Conference Information

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Available by virtual attendance only

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Needs Statement

The impact nutrition has on the preterm infant’s growth and development is becoming more recognized. It is now known that poor nutrition in early neonatal life can have negative consequences on long-term outcomes. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) guidelines highlight the goals of fetal nutrient retention and functional normalcy. Despite the increasing knowledge of the importance of neonatal nutrition and guidance from the AAP and ESPGHAN, many premature infants grow more slowly than babies in utero of the same gestational age. Premature infants face many unique challenges in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) that can alter metabolic conditions and impact nutrition needs. Additionally, the nutrition status of premature infants in the NICU can be negatively impacted by social determinants of health. The need for a multidisciplinary approach to the providing good nutritional practice and the importance or regular audit has been emphasized. Health care providers caring for premature infants need resources based on best clinical practice and research in order to provide nutrition that will lead to the best possible short and long-term outcomes.

Due to changes in neonatal nutrition management, healthcare professionals who provide care to high-risk infants need to have up-to-date continuing education. The interdisciplinary approach of this conference will address the needs of pediatricians, neonatologists, neonatal nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and others.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participants should be able to:

  • Define basic nutritional requirements for neonatal growth.
  • Recall specific nutritional problems faced by low birth weight and premature infants.
  • Identify approaches to addressing the nutritional concerns for premature infants after hospital discharge.
  • Identify the effects of mental health to family members during a NICU stay
  • Explain the importance of increasing the incidence and duration of breastfeeding.
  • Explain the history, benefits, and advances in the use of human milk that will help improve the intake of maternal human milk and growth of the neonate population.
  • Identify and manage complex conditions such as intestinal failure, cardiac defects, and GI issues in the neonatal population.
  • Outline the role and benefit of the neonatal dietitian and how to collect and publish data in the neonatal population.

Target Audience

Physicians, fellows, residents, medical students, advanced practice providers, nurses, neonatal dietitians and other healthcare providers

Educational Methods

Lectures ▪ Panel Discussion ▪ Small Group Breakout Session

Activity Evaluation

Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 ABP MOC II
  • 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 17.25 ANCC
  • 17.25 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/05/2024 - 8:00am CST
Event ends: 
03/07/2024 - 5:00pm CST

Available by virtual attendance only

Please register here: https://whova.com/portal/registration/exeey_202207/ 


Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The presentation, Ethics: Working with Families in the NICU, has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1.00 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility. 

American Board of Pediatrics MOC 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 17.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.


Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity awards 17.25 contact hours. 


The CPE activity application for The Dr. Diane Anderson Neonatal Nutrition Conference is pending CDR review and approval for 15.5 CPEUs.

Available Credit

  • 12.00 ABP MOC II
  • 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 17.25 ANCC
  • 17.25 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics
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