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Public Opening Keynote Presentation 2019

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Welcome to GOLD Neonatal 2019! We're thrilled you'll be joining us for our LIVE Keynote Presentation, Probiotics in Preterm Infants by Nicholas D. Embleton, MD, MBBS, FRCPCH, BSc. Our Keynote Presentation kicks off our annual conference and is often a great preview for those that are not familiar with the online conference format. Get a taste of the GOLD Experience and if you want more, join us for the other 10 presentations we have in store. Only registered delegates will be able to claim continuing education hours and can do so by logging into the Delegates Area prior to watching the presentation. Click here to register for GOLD Neonatal 2019, it only takes a few minutes!

This complimentary viewing of the recording of this presentation will be open to the public until June 24, 2019. Registered Delegates will have until August 2, 2019 to view it via the Delegates Area, and GOLD Annual Members have until August 23, 2019. A Certificate of Attendance will be available below for attendees of the Opening Keynote presentation shortly after the second live session. Scroll down for links to access the presentation, Q&A and Handout.

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Nicholas D. Embleton MD, MBBS, FRCPCH, BSc
Presentation: Probiotics in Preterm Infants
Jodi Dozel

Abstract: Preterm infants are at increased risks of death and serious morbidity, although outcomes have improved significantly over the last 20 years. However, complications associated with gastrointestinal disorders, especially necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), and sepsis are increasingly important problems as respiratory care has improved. There is over-whelming data to support the use of mother's own breastmilk, but only a few other interventions have shown important impacts on NEC and sepsis. However, meta-analyses, systematic reviews, large scale randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies all suggest that the administration of probiotics decrease the prevalence of NEC and sepsis, and improve other measures of gastrointestinal function such as enteral feed tolerance. Probiotics are live bacteria associated with a health benefit. Multiple different species and strains are considered to be 'probiotics' but only a few of these have been tested in high quality RCTs in preterm infants. This talk will review aspects of gut microbiota development, the interaction between breast milk nutrients and the microbiome and the role of probiotics. Methodological challenges associated with the interpretation of existing data will be discussed, and practical steps and considerations for the use of probiotics and potential risks will be considered.


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