As part of the Neonatal Nutrition Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine, One-Week Neonatal Nutrition Update Practicums are offered for nutritionists who work with low birth weight and premature infants.

This program is funded in part by Project # T79 MC00023 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services. 

Purpose and Content

This program reviews the basics in nutritional support of low birth weight and premature infants. Such topics as neonatal classification, breastfeeding, neonatal nutrient requirements, nutritional assessment, and dilemmas in enteral and parenteral nutrition for premature infants are emphasized.

Discussion among neonatologists and nutritionists is primarily informal. The course pivots around practical experience with premature neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit. This program serves as a time to compare and contrast the nutritional practices for rapidly growing infants in the hospital and to discuss and plan for infants' discharge into the home setting.

Schedule

See the proposed schedule for this practicum.

Participants

These programs are designed for nutritionists employed within a neonatal intensive care unit. Enrollment is limited to four nutritionists per session to facilitate participant interaction and to maximize the practicum's effectiveness. 

Environment

Baylor College of Medicine integrates a variety of medical facilities to provide care to high-risk infants, including Texas Children's Hospital and Ben Taub Hospital.

Continuing Education Accreditation

Baylor College of Medicine is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Registered dietitians will receive 25 continuing professional education units for completion of this program.

Program Dates

The Neonatal Nutrition Update Practicum is offered three times a year. Course dates for 2019 are:

  • Oct. 14 – 18, 2019
  • Nov. 11 – 15, 2019
  • Nov. 18 – 22, 2019

Registration Fee

There is no registration charge. This program is funded in part by Project # T79 MC00023 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services. 

Lodging

Rooms can be obtained within walking distance of Texas Children's Hospital. Hotel rates are subject to change. Each hotel has restaurant service and a fitness room. Selected lodging within walking distance includes:

Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center
6633 Travis St., Houston, Texas 77030
(713) 313-4000
Cost: $169 plus tax (17 percent)

Wyndham Houston – Medical Center Hotel and Suites
6800 S. Main St., Houston, Texas 77030
(713) 528-7744
Cost: $165 plus tax (17 percent)

Houston Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin St., Houston, Texas 77030
(713) 796-0080
Cost: $260 plus tax (17 percent) per night for a single room

Transportation

Houston has two airports.
Transportation rates subject to change and gratuity is not included in the listed rates.

Bush Intercontinental Airport:
One-way transportation is $33 by Super Shuttle (shared ride) or about $80 by taxi

William P. Hobby Airport:
One-way transportation is $21 by Super Shuttle (shared ride) or about $45 by taxi.

Application

Download the application in MS Word or PDF (requires Adobe Reader).

If you are interested in participating in this One-Week Neonatal Nutrition Update Practicum, please complete and return your application to:

Diane Anderson, Ph.D., R.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Section of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics
6621 Fannin Street, Suite W6104
Houston, Texas 77030
Fax: 832-825-2799
Email: dianea@bcm.edu

Applications must be received by Aug. 5, 2019.
Note: If an application was faxed then please email that is was faxed.

Questions?

Contact Diane Anderson, Ph.D., R.D.
Phone: 832-826-1380
E-mail: dianea@bcm.edu