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Neonatal Interventions: Balancing Short and Long-term Outcomes – Zooming in on Neurodevelopment (T33)

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET


  1. Describe the benefits of human milk and how it improves long-term outcomes for very low birth weight infants
  2. Compare impact of erythropoietin/erythrocyte-stimulating agents, iron supplementation, and red blood cell transfusions on neurocognitive outcomes low birth weight infants 
  3. Identify the link between body composition to long-term outcomes


Improving Long-term Outcomes in VLBW Infants with a Human Milk Diet

Amy Hair, MD, Program Director of Neonatal Nutrition, Texas Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Neonatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 

Nutrition and Neuroprotection: Role of Iron and Erythropoietin
Kathleen Gura, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, FPPAG, FASPEN, FMSHP, Pharmacy Clinical Research Program Manager, Boston Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 

Utilizing Body Composition to Optimize Later Outcome for Preterm Infants
Sara Ramel, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 

Kara Calkins, MD, Neonatologist, Department of Pediatrics, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

CE Credit: 1.5 hours
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-052-L04-P

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