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Importance of Adequate DHA in Preterm Infants

Monday, November 25, 2019
Noon ET | 11:00 AM CT | 10:00 AM MT | 9:00 AM PT

In this live webcast, Dr. Michael Caplan and Dr. Camilia Martin, will discuss the important functions of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) in the preterm infant; the role of DHA/ARA in neurodevelopment, growth, and retinal development; DHA/ARA levels after birth; challenges of achieving adequate DHA/ARA intake; benefits of DHA/ARA supplementation; current NICU practices of DHA/ARA supplementation; and how DHA/ARA supplementation might evolve in the future.


Physiology and Targeted Nutrition in Infants 2019 Symposium – Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

Participants will learn how targeted nutrition impacts the physiological development in infants during neonatal intensive care and the long-term development of preterm and term infants. Michael K. Georgieff, MD, and Camilia R. Martin, MD, discuss specific micro- and macro-nutritional components and their impact on developing physiology.

Dr. Martin provides the specifics of nutrient-directed metabolic programming in the early postnatal period and the risk of neonatal morbidities. Dr. Georgieff discusses how nutrition in the neonatal and postnatal period relates to brain development.

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