What's New in the Use of Parenteral Lipids and Fatty Acids in the Nutrition of Low-Birth-Weight Infants?

Ricardo Uauy, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago, Chile, and professor of public health nutrition at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in England, will review the various types of fatty acids, their structural and functional roles in the human body, as well as their importance in early human development. Dr. Uauy will provide evidence for the benefits of DHA supplementation in the maternal diet and in infant formulas. He will also discuss studies showing favorable outcomes associated with parenteral nutrition using the newer generation IV lipid emulsions.

Course 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

Dates:

Opens: 2017-04-01
Closes: 2019-03-31

Target Audience:

This activity was developed for pediatricians, neonatologists, and other pediatric subspecialists, researchers and other health care professionals who have an interest in childhood health.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition.
  • Ricardo Uauy, MD, PhD

    Department of Neonatology
    Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
    Santiago, Chile

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the impact of dietary DHA on neurodevelopment in preterm infants
  • Describe outcomes from studies of newer formulations of IV lipid emulsions in premature infants
  • Propose nutritional approaches to provide adequate DHA to support optimal development in preterm infants

Faculty Disclosures

Ricardo Uauy, MD, PhD

No relationships to disclose.

Accreditation and Certification

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 040207. This program is designated for up to 1.00 contact hour. Program ID# 5519-EM2.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. A maximum of 1.00 contact hour may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13664, for 1.00 contact hour.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.00 hour continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this program/material. 134184.

Additional Content Planners

Heather Marie Gibson, BSN, MSN (Lead Nurse Planner)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD (Peer Reviewer)
  • Research Support
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    • FARE- clinical area of immunotherapy for food allergy
    • DBV Technologies- clinical area of immunotherapy for food allergy
    • Astellas Pharma- clinical area of immunotherapy for food allergy
    • Nestlé - clinical area of hypoallergenic infant formulas
      Nutricia- clinical area of hypoallergenic infant formulas
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific - clinical area of immunotherapy for food allergy
  • Consultant
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    • ALK-Abelló- clinical area of data monitoring committee - clinical area for sublingual immunotherapy for dust mites
  • Advisory Board
    • Gerber Nutritional Institute - clinical are of solid foods for prevention of food allergy

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