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.his 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.
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.