International Neonatology Association Conference
15-17 July 2016| Vienna, Austria
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The 2nd International Neonatology Association Conference  |  15-17 July, 2016  |  Vienna, Austria

Friday, 15 July, 2016
Benefits of an Exclusive Human Milk Diet in the NICU and Beyond
In very low birth weigh infants (≤1250g birth weight), an exclusive human milk diet in the neonatal intensive care unit significantly lowers mortality and provides other well-defined health benefits. During this symposium, the faculty will present clinical studies that are broadening our understanding of the beneficial short- and long-term outcomes associated with an exclusive human milk diet and the role of early nutrition in preterm infants and the risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Exclusive Human Milk Feeding - A Novel Adventure in Neonatal Care
As a leading expert in early nutrition and its effects on health and development, Professor Alan Lucas will discuss novel advances in the use of human milk in neonatal care and discuss the short- and long-term benefits of an exclusively human milk diet as a major advances in neonatal care, against a broader background of his long-standing pioneering studies on the more general importance of early nutrition for the "programming" of long-term health and development. 

Alan Lucas, MD

Professor, Chair in Paediatric Nutrition
Child Nutrition Centre, Institute of Child Health University College London
London, UK
NEC and Beyond: Improving Outcomes with an Exclusive Human Milk- based Diet
Human milk is especially beneficial and integral to the health of VLBW infants. Some of the short- and long-term clinical improvements from human milk for VLBW infants include: lower mortality rates, fewer hospital admissions, reduced incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis, improved neurodevelopment outcomes, lower rates of metabolism syndrome, and reduced incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. The field of neonatal nutrition is rapidly evolving and there are multiple ongoing clinical trials and research being conducted on technology, 100% human milk-based supplements, products,  and clinical techniques to improve VLBW patient outcomes. Dr Hair will provide an essential update on these new developments and data relating to an exclusive human milk diet.

Amy Hair, MD

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology
Program Director of Neonatal Nutrition
Program Director of NICU Intestinal Rehabilitation Team Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital Houston, Texas, USA
Follow-up Study of Very Preterm Infants at 5 Years of Age and Early Markers of Cardiovascular Risk
Several studies have shown that young adults born preterm have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The aim of this study was to investigate which markers of an increased risk are already present at preschool age in children born preterm. The study identified several robust parameters that can predict an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, including biochemical markers of metabolic syndrome, endocrinologic indicators, blood pressure, and sonography measurements. These parameters are the basis for interventional studies to investigate the effect of early nutrition on the adverse metabolic and cardiovascular risk profile of individuals born preterm.

Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatrics II (Neonatology)
Medical University of Innsbruck
Innsbruck, Austria

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INAC 2016 Organising Committee
  • Avroy Fanaroff, MD (INA President, USA)
  • Lucky Jain, MD (Program Chairman, USA)
  • Ashok Gupta, MD (Executive Director, India)
  • Francis Mimouni, MD (General Secretary, Israel)
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