Sodium and Zinc: Essential for Pediatric Growth and Development

January 11, 2023,  4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 

Event Type: Webinars

The essential job of childhood is growth and development. Growth and development are supported by adequate macronutrient intake in addition to proper intake and homeostasis of trace elements and electrolytes. Pediatric patients, especially neonates or those with intestinal malabsorption, are at risk for deficiencies of these dietary components. As experts in nutrition, our job is to prescribe, monitor, and adjust the nutrition regimen of our patients to maximize their success.

This webinar aims to give the attendee an overview of two of these important dietary components; zinc and sodium. Speakers will discuss the role of these components in growth and development of patients, which patients are at risk of altered zinc or sodium homeostasis, and how to monitor and administer supplemental zinc and sodium when needed.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the role of sodium and zinc in the growth and development of the neonate and pediatric patients.
  2. Identify the patient populations that are most vulnerable to deficiencies in zinc and sodium.
  3. Know when and how to measure for deficiencies and how to supplement zinc and/or sodium in our pediatric patients.

Faculty and Topics
Zinc in the Growth and Development of Pediatric Patients 
Stephanie Gilley, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Section on Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Sodium in the Growth and Development of Pediatric Patients
Ala Shaikhkhalil, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Physician Nutrition Specialist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

Moderator
Candi Jump, DO, MSEd, CNSC, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

UAN: JA0002345-0000-23-015-L04-P
CE Credit: 1.5 hours
Learning Level: Intermediate

Pricing
  Member Non-Member ASPEN Chapter Site
Early Registration (by 1/7/23) Free
$39 $99 $149
3 days prior to webinar (1/8/23 and After) Free $49 $199 $249

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