Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Diane Anderson Neonatal Nutrition Conference


Virtual for 2022: March 7 – 9, 2022


This conference is jointly provided by Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology. This program is supported in part by the Project # T79 MC00023 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Department of Health & Human Services.

Program Schedule

View a listing of the 2022 Program Schedule including breakout sessions and speakers.

Needs and Target Audience

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 the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define basic nutritional requirements for neonatal growth,
  • Describe specific nutritional problems faced by low birthweight and premature infants,
  • Identify approaches to addressing the nutritional concerns for premature infants after hospital discharge, and
  • Describe the importance of increasing the incidence and duration of breastfeeding.

Educational Format

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


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

Continuing Professional Education

Baylor College of Medicine (BA001) 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 17 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program or for watching the recorded version which will be available until June 7, 2022.

ATTENTION: All dietitians or dietetic technicians must register by March 9th at 8:00 am. Recordings will be available for 90 days after the conference, and continuing professional education units (CPEUs) (for RDs/RDNs/DTRs only) will be granted until June 7, 2022.

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Children's Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been designated by Texas Children's Hospital for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

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 Nursing Continuing Professional Development activity awards up to 17.5 contact hours.

Attention: In order to receive CME/CNE credit, attendees must participate in the LIVE event. All participants will have access to the presentation recordings for 90 days, but continuing education credit (for CME/CNE) will only be granted to those viewing the live conference March 7 – 9.


The activity director and nurse planner have determined that the following planning committee member(s) and/or presenter(s)/author(s)/content reviewer(s) have a relevant financial relationship: 

  • Jae Kim, M.D.  serves on the advisory board of Medela, is shares/stocks with Astarte Medical and Nicolette, has Sponsored Research with Ferring, and a consultant with Fujifilm and the Board of Director with Innara Health. 
  • Sarah Taylor, M.D., MSCR (speaker) is received honorarium from Astarte Medical and was a consultant for Alcresta Therapeutics.
  • Sharon Lee Groh-Wargo, Ph.D. is a speaker for Abbott Nutrition.
  • Shelley McGuire, Ph.D. serves as an External Advisory Board member for Dannon/Happy Family and was a consultant for Nestle Company.
  • Keli Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD is a consultant for Prolacta and a speaker for the Texas Beef Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

Those relevant financial relationships have been appropriately resolved

Geoffrey A. Preidis, M.D., Ph.D. plans to reference unlabeled/unapproved products: Probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics

Registration is Closed