Nutrition and the Developing Brain
Miami Neonatology 2016: Annual International Conference

  • Michael K. Georgieff, MD

    Professor of Pediatrics and Child Development
    Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Development
    University of Minnesota School of Medicine
    Minneapolis, Minnesota


Learning Objectives

  • Examine how the timing of nutrient deficiencies affects brain development
  • Recognize early correction of nutritional deficiencies after birth is essential to protect the developing brain
Michael K. Georgieff, MD, professor of pediatrics and child psychology, and director, Division of Neonatology, University of Minnesota Childrenâ??s Hospital, discusses nutritional factors that affect brain development from preconception through the neonatal period. In addition to reviewing studies of certain nutrients that have high impact on brain growth and early brain development, Dr. Georgieff provides nutritional strategies to support and protect brain development.

Available Credit:

1.00 AANP Contact Hour
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 ANCC Contact Hour
1.00 CA-BRN Contact Hour
1.00 CDR Contact Hour


Opens: 2017-02-20
Closes: 2019-02-19

Target Audience:

This activity was developed for pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, registered dietitians, and other health care professionals who have an interest in newborns, infants, and toddlers.