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Nutritional Insights: Highlights from Advances in Neonatal and Pediatric Nutrition 2015

Nutritional Insights: Highlights from Advances in Neonatal and Pediatric Nutrition 2015


Meeting Coverage

Time to Complete

1.50 hours


February 25, 2016


June 30, 2017
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Maximum Credits

1.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
1.50 / CPEUs for Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietetic Technicians

Accredited Provider

Provided by Haymarket Medical Education

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Nestlé Nutrition Institute

Program Description

The goal of this enduring continuing medical education (CME) activity is to provide clinicians with a concise overview and important take-home messages of selected presentations from the Advances in Neonatal and Pediatric Nutrition 2015 Conference. The live conference, accredited and hosted by the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, brought together pediatric clinicians to learn about various topics relating to pediatric nutrition.

This enduring e-conference report aims to improve clinicians’ knowledge, competence, and performance related to: primary prevention of allergic diseases through nutritional interventions; managing food allergies in infancy and childhood; diet and autism; weight gain for the premature neonate; fortification of the preterm infant; updates on infant formulas; and shifts in the intestinal microbiota: therapeutic opportunities for prebiotics and probiotics.

Intended Audience

Pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, pediatric physician assistants, primary care physicians, NPs, PAs, dieticians, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of children

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe current evidence about the prevention and management of pediatric allergic diseases
  • Employ strategies for weight gain in the premature neonate
  • Evaluate the latest developments in infant formulas
  • Assess the use of prebiotic and probiotic supplementation in infants
  • Propose practical nutritional interventions to families to improve infant nutrition

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, Haymarket Medical Education (HME) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.

Furthermore, HME seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing medical education (CME) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. HME is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.


Jae H. Kim, MD, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program
Nutrition Director, SPIN Program
Divisions of Neonatology and Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
UC San Diego Medical Center/Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego
San Diego, CA

Dr. Kim discloses that he is in receipt of intellectual property rights/patent holder for a newborn heart rate monitor; is a consultant for Medela; is on the speakers’ bureau for Abbott Nutrition, Mead Johnson, Medela, Nestle Nutrition, and Nutricia; has received research funds from Ferring Pharmaceuticals and InfaCare Pharmaceuticals; and is a share holder in PediaSolutions.

Planners' and Managers' Disclosures

The HME staff involved in the planning and content review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




CPEU Credit

Accreditation Statement

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  meet the requirements of the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Designation Statement

Registered dietitians (RDs)/dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will be able to receive 1.50 CPEUs for participating in this enduring activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of approved and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Nestlé Nutrition Institute and HME do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Nestlé Nutrition Institute and HME. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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