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

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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.

Course Credit:

1.50 AANP Contact Hours
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
1.50 ANCC Contact Hours
1.50 CA-BRN Contact Hours
1.50 CDR Contact Hours


Opens: 2019-05-31
Closes: 2021-05-30

Target Audience:

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

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition.
  • Michael K. Georgieff, MD

    Martin Lenz Harrison Land Grant Chair
    Professor in Pediatrics and the Institute of Child Development
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Camilia R. Martin, MD, MS

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
    Associate Director, NICU, Department of Neonatology
    Director for Cross-Disciplinary Research Partnerships
    Division of Translational Research
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Boston, Massachusetts

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate how targeted nutrition impacts physiological development
  • Apply evidence-based nutrient research to disease risk and long-term development in preterm and term infants
  • Recognize the role of nutrition and iron in early brain development to improve postnatal outcomes

Faculty Disclosures

Michael K. Georgieff, MD

No relationships to disclose.

Camilia R. Martin, MD, MS

  • Research Support
    • Abbott Nutrition – Clinical Area: Infant Nutrition
    • Alcresta Therapeutics – Clinical Area: Infant Nutrition
  • Consultant
    • Fresenius Kabi – Clinical Area: Infant Nutrition
    • Mead Johnson Nutrition – Clinical Area: Infant Nutrition 
  • Scientific Advisory Board
    • Laurent Pharmaceuticals – Clinical Area: Cystic Fibrosis
    • Prolacta Bioscience – Clinical Area: Infant Nutrition

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 activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 1.50 contact hours. Program ID# 5720-EM.
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 1.50 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13664, for 1.50 contact hours.
To receive credit for education contact hours outside of the state of California, please check with your state board of registered nursing for reciprocity.
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 1.50 hours continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this program/material.
Provider Number AC857; Activity Number 148483.
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Additional Content Planners

Erin Allen, MS, RD, LDN (RD Reviewer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Victoria Anderson (Medical Writer)
  • Individual Stockholder
    • Abbott 
    • AbbVie

Heather M. Jimenez, FNP-C (Nurse Planner)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD (Peer Reviewer)


Author/Editor: UpToDate, Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Speaker: Nutricia, Nestlé

Advisory Board: International FPIES Association, Regeneron

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences

All staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.