Nutrition in the First Year
Essential Building Blocks for Infants and Neonates
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 8am-5pm
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 8am -12:30pm
Shell Island Resort, Wrightsville Beach, NC
NOTE: Currently, we plan to have this conference live and in person. We will continue to update this posting if that changes.
Building a strong foundation for a healthy life starts with infancy. Good nutrition in the first year of a child’s life provides the essential building blocks for optimal brain development and healthy growth. This conference will focus on nutrition through the first year of life as it relates to prematurity, neonatal disease processes and the importance of human milk. Through a multidisciplinary approach, attendees will learn and understand the role and importance of nutrition in early postnatal life.
LEARNING OUTCOME: Upon the completion of this activity, participants will be able to identify the first year essential nutritional needs of infants and neonates.
At the conclusion of this activity participants will be able to:
Identify nutritional and therapeutic management strategies for medical conditions presenting in the first year of life
Describe the importance of human milk and identify considerations for redefining breastfeeding success
Understand the unique challenges of orally feeding the medically complex infant.
Apply neonatal/pediatric pharmacotherapy interventions that strive to improve nutritional status
Pediatricians, PAs, Neonatologists, Neonatal/Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioners, General Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterologists, Dietitians, RNs, LPNs, APRNs, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and related fields.