Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Diane Anderson Neonatal Nutrition Conference


Save the Date: March 7 – 9, 2022

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Diane Anderson, Ph.D., RD, LD
In Memory of Diane Anderson, Ph.D., RD

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

Registration for 2021 Conference is Closed.

Conference Schedule (Program) including Workshops and Breakout Sessions

Presentations and materials will be available for registrants after the conference until Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021.

Continuing education hours are available for physicians and dietitians.

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 16 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program or for watching the recorded version which will be available until April 23, 2021.

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Texas Children’s Hospital 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 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 17.0 contact hours.


The activity director and visiting faculty speakers have reported no relationships with proprietary entities related to the content of this activity. Persons involved in the planning of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.

Fee Registration and Confirmation Information

Refer to the registration form for the fee schedule. Your registration will not be processed until payment is received. Your registration will be confirmed. If you have not received written confirmation, contact Deborah McClellan or the Neonatology Division at (832) 826-1330. The Neonatology Division reserves the right to limit the number of participants in the program. Payment must be made in U.S. funds, payable to Baylor College of Medicine.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Neonatology Division must receive written notification of a cancellation or refund request postmarked no later than 10 business days prior to the scheduled program date.