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CE webinar: Preventing retinopathy of prematurity in the very low birth weigh infant - the role of nutrition and exclusive human milk

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Program Overview:

Preterm Infants, especially those <30 weeks’ gestation and/or <1500 grams birthweight, are at high-risk for retinopathy of prematurity. ROP pathogenesis is significantly influenced by changes in infant IGF-1 and VEGF levels, which is influenced by breastmilk. This series of videos covers this important topic and evaluates the role of a exclusive human milk diet in this VLBW population.

Learning Objectives:

By participating in this unit, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize who is at risk and the epidemiology of ROP
  • Evaluate the potential benefits of breast milk in preventing retinopathy of prematurity
  • Describe how breast milk may reduce retinopathy of prematurity in infants

Speaker Name:

Jonathan R. Swanson, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
University of Virginia Children's Hospital
Charlottesville, VA

Target Audience:

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who have an interest in Neonatology and other related disease areas.

Accreditation Statement:

Physician Accreditation:
Nemours is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Nemours designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nursing Accreditation:
Educational Review Systems is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by ASNA, an accredited provider by the ANCC/Commission on Accreditation. Provider # 5-115. This program is approved for 0.5 hour of continuing nursing education. Educational Review Systems is also approved for nursing continuing education by the state of California, the State of Florida and the District of Columbia.

Disclosure Statement:

As a provider accredited by the ACCME, Nemours must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support?, all planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content are required to disclose their relevant financial relationships that might be germane to the content of the activity. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/ partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest* whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Nemours has policies/processes in place to resolve potential financial conflicts of interest.

* The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.