Department of Pediatrics

Neonatal Nutrition Conference Program


*All times listed are central standard time


Pre-Conference Workshop for New NICU RDs

(additional registration required)

Time Break-Out Speaker(s)
4 p.m. Enteral Nutrition and Formula Mixing Instructions

Nidia B. Delgado, MS, RD, CSPCC, LD

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

Leslie Mindrup, MS, RD, LD

5:15 p.m. Break


5:30 p.m.

Parenteral Nutrition in the NICU

Allyson Camp, MS, RD, LD, CNSC

Agnes Mandy, RD, LD

Cynthia Toy, PharmD

6:30 p.m. Adjourn for the Evening  



Conference Schedule 2023


Monday, March 6

Time Break-Out Speaker(s)
8 a.m. Pretest  
8:30 a.m. Welcome  Amy B. Hair, M.D.

Kristina Reber, M.D.
8:45 a.m.

Formula Shortage Crisis- Meaningful Long-Term Solutions

Steven Abrams, M.D.

9:30 a.m. Calcium, Phosphorus, and Bone Health Steven Abrams, M.D.
10:15 a.m. Break  
10:30 a.m. What’s New in Fortification Strategies in Preterm Infants

Richard J. Schanler, M.D.

11:15 a.m.

Lipid Emulsions: Premature Infants and Infants with IFALD

Kara Calkins, M.D.
12 p.m. Lunch  
1 p.m. Workshops  
  1. PO Feeding in the NICU

Kelly Davis, OTR, CNT

Lisa Gonzalez, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Deepa Joseph, MSN, RN, IBCLC

  2. Preparation of Human Milk, Donor Milk Use and Infant Formula in the NICU

Kristina N. Tucker, MSN, RN, IBCLC

Lisa Setchfield, MS, RD, LD


3. WIC – How to Maximize Benefits for NICU Patients

Michelle Littlejohn, MS, RD, LD

Noemi Hernandez, MBA, RD, LD, IBCLC

  4. Physiology of Congenital Heart Defects and Impact on Nutrition and Feeding

D. Jeramy Roddy, M.D.

Lauren Salinas, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL

2 p.m. Break  
2:15 p.m. Repeat of Workshops  
3:15 p.m. Break  
3:30 p.m.

Dr. Diane Anderson Memorial Lecture   Neonatal Advocacy: What Can We Do?

Charleta Guillory, M.D., MPH
4:30 p.m. Adjourn for the day  



Tuesday, March 7

Time Break-Out Speaker(s)
8:30 a.m. Nutritional Management of LGA and Infants of Diabetic Mothers

Sharon Groh-Wargo, Ph.D., RDN

9:15 a.m. Maternal Factors Affecting Human Milk Composition and Infant Health

Emily M. Nagel, Ph.D., RD, LD

Kelsey E. Johnson, Ph.D.

10:15 a.m. Break  
10:30 a.m. GI Development, Probiotics, and Feeding Intolerance in the NICU Geoffrey A. Preidis, M.D., Ph.D.
11:15 a.m. Iron, Zinc, and Copper Ian J. Griffin, M.D.
12 p.m. Lunch  
1 p.m. Workshops  

1. Growth Assessment of Infants in the NICU

Tanis R. Fenton, Ph.D., RD


2. Beyond the Bedside: Integrating Research and Quality Improvement into Clinical Practice

Laura Gollins, MBA, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND

Keli Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD

Kristina N. Tucker, MSN, RN, IBCLC


3. Nutritional Strategies for the Medically Complex Infants in the NICU

Amy Hair, M.D.

Amy Carter, MS, RD, LD


4. Updates in the Management of Intestinal Failure

Muralidhar Premkumar, MBBS, MS

L. Adriana Massieu, RD, LD, CNSC

2 p.m. Break  
2:15 p.m. Repeat of Workshops  
3:15 p.m. Break  
3:30 p.m.

Nutritional Challenges of the NICU Graduate

Sarah Taylor, M.D., MSCR
4:30 p.m. Adjourn for the day  

Wednesday, March 8

Time Break-Out Speaker(s)
8:30 a.m. A Parent Perspective of the NICU Experience

Jennifer Canvasser, MSW

9:15 a.m. Advances in Neonatal Nutrition Management: What have we learned?

Gerardo Cabrera-Meza, M.D.

Michael Speer, M.D.

10:15 a.m. Break  
10:30 a.m. Expert Panel: Putting it All Together.
Ask the Experts Questions

Moderator: Amy Hair, M.D.

Steven Abrams, M.D.,
Tanis Fenton, PhD, RD,
Kristina Tucker, MSN, RN, IBCLC,
Geoffrey Preidis, M.D., Ph.D.,
Sharon Groh-Wargo, Ph.D., RDN,
Muralidhar Premkumar, MBBS, MS

11:30 a.m. Support of the Family**

Joseph A. Garcia-Prats, M.D.

12:30 p.m. Evaluation/Post-Test  
12:45 p.m. Adjourn for day  
** 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility