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“Influence of Environment & Experience on Brain Development & Outcome in the Preterm Infant” – CE expires 2/12/2018

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences with an education grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition present…“Influence of Environment and Experience on Brain Development and Outcome in the Preterm Infant”

An overview of factors that may alter brain development in the preterm infant. In addition to severe brain injury, increasing evidence indicates that a preterm infant’s experience in the neonatal intensive care unit impacts neurodevelopment and later outcomes. (From the Miami Neonatology 2015: Annual International Conference)

Learning Objectives  |  At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Recognize differences in brain development between preterm and full-term infants
  2. Identify factors other than brain injury that may impair normal brain development in preterm infants
  3. Describe how the neonatal intensive care unit experience impacts neurodevelopmental outcomes


Terrie E. Inder, M.D., Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Target Audience: This activity was developed for neonatologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, registered dietitians and other health care professionals who have an interest in pediatric nutrition.


Continuing Education Information: This program is accredited for 1.0 contact hour for physicians, nurses and dietitians. Additional Accreditation and Certification information found here.

The estimated time to complete the activity is 1.0 hour. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the material, reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.

This activity was originally released on Feb. 13, 2016 and is eligible for credit through 2/12/18


Courses on Infant and Pediatric Health are offered through The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences. The site is sponsored by an educational grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition.

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