Department of Pediatrics



Conference Schedule 2021

Date Time Break-Out Speaker(s)
Monday, March 8 7:30 a.m. Pretest  
  8 a.m. Welcome  Amy B. Hair, M.D,
  8:15 a.m. Dr. Diane Anderson Memorial Lecture
Growth Assessment of Preterm Infants
Tanis R. Fenton, Ph.D., RD
  9:15 a.m. On Being a Neonatal Dietitian: Reflections on the Role, the Importance of Nutrition and a Look Toward the Future Sharon Groh-Wargo, Ph.D., RD
  10:15 a.m. Break  
  10:25 a.m. Neonatal GI and Intestinal Microbiome Geoffrey A. Preidis, M.D., Ph.D.
  11:25 a.m. Nutrition Pitfalls to Avoid in the NICU Cami Martin, M.D.
  12:25 p.m. Lunch/QI Project Presentations  
  12:30 p.m. QI Project Presentations  
  1 p.m. Workshops  
    1. Getting Started: Tools and Tips for the New NICU Dietitian Nidia B. Delgado, MS, RD, LD

Laura A. Lucas, MS, RD, CSP, LD, CNSC 
    2. Preparation of Human Milk, Donor Milk Use and Infant Formula in the NICU Claudia A. Conkin, MS, RD, LD

Kristina N. Tucker, MSN, RN, IBCLC
    3. Fluid, Electrolyte and Glucose Considerations M. Colleen Brand, Ph.D., APRN, NNP-BC

Binoy Shivanna, M.D., DM, Ph.D., FAAP
    4. PN Guidelines & Calculations Laura A. Gollins, MBA, RD, LD, CNSC

Emily Rodman, PharmD, BCPPS

Michael E. Speer, M.D.
  2 p.m. Break  
  2:10 p.m. Repeat of Workshops  
  3:10 p.m. Break  
  3:15 p.m. Nutritional Strategies for Medically Complex Infants in the NICU Amy Hair, M.D.

Amy Carter, MS, RD, LD
  4:15 p.m. Health Disparities and the Honey Child Project Charleta Guillory, M.D., MPH, FAAP
  5:15 p.m. Adjourn  
Tuesday, March 9 8 a.m. Calcium, Phosphorus and Bone Health in Premature Infants Steven A. Abrams, M.D.
  9 a.m. Hot Topics: Updates in Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Probiotics and Blood Transfusions Ravi M. Patel, M.D., MSc
  10 a.m. Break  
  10:10 a.m. Human Milk Fortification Richard J. Schanler, M.D.
  11:10 a.m. Management of Hypoglycemia in the NICU Cynthia Blanco, M.D.
  12:10 p.m. Lunch  
  12:40 p.m. Interactive Breakout Sessions  
    How to Feed a Premature Infant after Discharge from the NICU Steven A. Abrams, M.D.

Laura A. Gollins, MBA, RD, LD, CNSC
    Special Issues of the Late Preterm Infant  Ganga Gokulakrishnan, M.D,

Nancy Hurst, Ph.D., RN, IBCLC
    Nutritional Management of NEC and other Intestinal Diseases Murali Premkumar, M.D.

L. Adriana Massieu, MS, RD, LD
  1:40 p.m. Break  
  1:50 p.m. Health Equity in Preterm Breastfeeding Meg Parker, M.D,
  2:50 p.m. Break  
  3 p.m. Interactive Breakout Sessions by Discipline- Hot Topics in Neonatal Nutrition  
    Physician/Advanced Practitioner Amy Hair, M.D.

M. Colleen Brand, Ph.D., APRN, NNP-BC
    Dietitian L. Adriana Massieu, MS, RD, LD

Amy Carter, MS, RD, LD

Laura A. Lucas, MS, RD, CSP, LD, CNSC

Nidia B. Delgado, MS, RD, LD

Laura A. Gollins, MBA, RD, LD, CNSC

Agnes Mandy, RD, LD
  4 p.m. Break  
  4:10 p.m. Support of the Family** Joseph A. Garcia-Prats, M.D.
  5:10 p.m. Post-test and Evaluation  
  5:30 p.m. Adjourn  
  ** 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility