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

There is a critical need to address the nutritional requirements of preterm infants in neonatal care, as poor nutrition can have detrimental effects on their growth and long-term outcomes. Despite guidelines from authoritative bodies like the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), many premature infants in the NICU experience slower growth rates compared to intrauterine counterparts of the same gestational age, influenced by both medical challenges and social determinants of health. Healthcare providers urgently require accessible resources based on evidence-based guidelines and regular audits to ensure optimal nutrition delivery, thereby improving short-term well-being and long-term outcomes for preterm infants. The aim of this conference is to provide updated knowledge, resources for increasing competence, and tools for improving performance for pediatricians, neonatologists, neonatal nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, others who work with high-risk infants.

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: 
  • 17.25 ABP MOC II
  • 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 17.25 ANCC
  • 17.25 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics
  • 17.25 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/05/2024 - 11:00pm CST
Event ends: 
03/07/2024 - 11:00pm CST
Houston, TX 77030
United States

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 17.25 CPEUs.

Available Credit

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