2018 National Neonatal/Advanced Practice/Mother Baby Nurses Conference

201 - Microbial Super Organ? The Neonatal Gut Microbiome

Sep 7, 2018 8:15am ‐ Sep 7, 2018 9:00am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00
Members: $10.00


Dr. Neu examines the development of the human microbiome from fetal life, through the perinatal period, and into early childhood. The implications of this development in terms of health and disease and environment factors such as antibiotic use, human milk versus formula feeding and skin to skin care are presented. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how knowledge of the intestinal microbiome in preterm infants may help us better understand short term diseases such as necrotizing enterocolitis and bronchopulmonary diseases as well as long term outcomes related to the effects on the brain.
  • Identify several interactions of the preterm intestinal microbiome and the host intestinal mucosal immune system that affect pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory conditions and how these relate to health and disease.


  • Josef Neu, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Florida

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Microbial Super Organ? The Neonatal Gut Microbiome Exam

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