Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Diane Anderson Neonatal Nutrition Virtual Conference


March 5 – 7, 2024


This conference is jointly presented by Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology.

Registration is Closed



Individual Registration:

  • Allied Professional: $90
  • Medical Doctor: $175

Group Rate:

  • Allied Professionals $500 (six participants)
  • Medical Doctor: $950 (six participants)

Educational Methods

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Course Syllabus
  • Pre- and Post-Test

Activity Evaluation

Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation and possible bias.

Accreditation/Credit Designation Statement

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The presentation, Ethics: Working with Families in the NICU, has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1.00 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility. 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 17.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ Maintenance of Certification program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity awards 17.25 contact hours.

The Dr. Diane Anderson Neonatal Nutrition Conference Live viewing, awards 17.25 CPEUs in accordance with the Commission on Dietetic Registration CPEU Prior Approval Program.

The Dr. Diane Anderson Neonatal Nutrition Conference Recorded viewing, awards 18 CPEUs in accordance with the Commision on Dietetic Registration CPEU Prior Approval Program.


Tuesday, March 5, 2024

9:20 a.m.10:20 a.m.Building a Milk Bank and Formula RoomLisa Setchfield R.D.
Kristina Tucker RN, IBCLC
10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.Calcium and PhosphorusSteve Abrams, M.D.
11:45 a.m.3 p.m.Getting Started in the NICU 
  1. Fortification and Infant FormulasAmy Carter R.D.,
Veronica Rubio R.D.
  2. Formula CalculationsLaura Lucas R.D.
  3. PN CalculationsAllyson Camp R.D.,
Agnes Mandy R.D.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

8:45 a.m.Pretest 
9 a.m.WelcomeAmy B. Hair, M.D.
Kristina Reber, M.D.
9:20 a.m.Dr. Diane Anderson Memorial Lecture: Milestones in the Use of Human Milk for Preterm InfantsRichard Schanler, M.D.
10:10 a.m.The Use of Standardized Feeding Protocols in the NICUSanjay Patole, M.D.
11:10 a.m.Break 
11:20 a.m.Breastmilk Ecology: Genesis of Infant Nutrition (BEGIN) ProjectSharon Groh-Wargo Ph.D., R.D.
12:05 p.m.Lunch 
12:35 p.m.ASPEN NICU Parenteral Nutrition RecommendationsDaniel Robinson, M.D.
1:40 p.m.How to Get Your Data PublishedSteve Abrams, M.D.
2:25 p.m.Break 
2:35 p.m.Project HOME-Children’s Hospital Neonatal ConsortiumBeverly Brozanski, M.D.
Eugenia Pallotto, M.D.
Anthony Piazza, M.D.
Aaron Rose
3:40 p.m.PanelSteve Abrams, M.D.
Sharon Groh-Wargo Ph.D, R.D.
Daniel Robinson, M.D.
Moderator: Amy Hair, M.D.
4:30 p.m.Adjourn for the day 

Thursday, March 7, 2024

9 a.m.WelcomeAmy Hair, M.D.
9:15 a.m.Assessment and Growth in the NICUTanis Fenton Ph.D., R.D.
10:05 a.m.GI Development and Common GI Issues In the NICUGeoff Preidis, M.D.
11:05 a.m.Break 
11:30 a.m.Human Milk FortificationAriel Salas, M.D.
12:15 p.m.Lunch 
1 p.m.Ethics: Working with Families in the NICU*Joseph Garcia-Prats, M.D.
2:05 p.m.Workshops 
  1. RD Staffing and Salaries in the NICU
Stephanie Merlino Barr, R.D.
  1. Intestinal Rehabilitation in the NICU
Muralidhar Premkumar, M.D.
L. Adriana Massieu, R.D.
  1. Nutrition and Congenital Heart Defects
Jeramy Roddy, M.D.
3 p.m.Repeat of Workshops 
3:50 p.m.PanelTanis Fenton Ph.D., R.D.  
Geoff Preidis, M.D.
M. Premkumar, M.D.
Ariel Salas, M.D.
Moderator: Amy Hair, M.D.
4:30 p.m.Wrap up and Post Test/Survey 
4:35 p.m.Adjourn for the day 

* 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility


Needs Statement

Due to changes in neonatal nutrition management, healthcare professionals who provide care to high-risk infants need to have up-to-date continuing education. The interdisciplinary approach of this conference will address the needs of pediatricians, neonatologists, neonatal nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and others.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participants should be able to:

  • Define basic nutritional requirements for neonatal growth.
  • Recall specific nutritional problems faced by low birth weight and premature infants.
  • Identify approaches to addressing the nutritional concerns for premature infants after hospital discharge.
  • Identify the effects of mental health to family members during a NICU stay.
  • Explain the importance of increasing the incidence and duration of breastfeeding.
  • Explain the history, benefits, and advances in the use of human milk that will help improve the intake of maternal human milk and growth of the neonate population.
  • Identify and manage complex conditions such as intestinal failure, cardiac defects, and GI issues in the neonatal population.
  • Outline the role and benefit of the neonatal dietitian and how to collect and publish data in the neonatal population.

Target Audience

Physicians, fellows, residents, medical students, advanced practice providers, nurses, neonatal dietitians and other healthcare providers