Body Composition in preterm InfantsPresenter:
Ariel A. Salas, MD, MSPH

Infant body composition as primary outcome of clinical studies

To increase awareness and education for pediatric providers

Dr. Salas is a board-certified, attending neonatologist at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He has an M.D. degree from Universidad Mayor de San Andres and an M.S.P.H. degree from UAB. He is an early-stage investigator with expertise in randomized trials of enteral nutrition in preterm infants. His list of peer-reviewed publications includes more than 30 original research manuscripts. Dr. Salas is a member of prestigious societies, including the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR), the Perinatal Research Society (PRS), and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). He has been recognized with several regional and national awards for his dedication to academic research, most notably the 2018 ASN Samuel J. Fomon Young Physician Award. He currently receives grant support from NICHD to study the effects of human milk diets on body composition outcomes of extremely preterm infants.

Financial Disclosures:
Ariel Salas, MD has disclosed she is a researcher for Mead Johnson Nutrition; consultant for Lockwood Group LLC; advisor for Resbiotic; on the speaker bureau for WebMD, and Mead Johnson Nutrition; and receives royalties/patent beneficiary from the University of Alabama. The relevant financial relationships noted for Dr. Salas have been mitigated.

The Pediatric Grand Rounds Planning Committee (Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, Daniel Ranch, MD and Elizabeth Hanson, MD) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.  Planning Committee member Steven Seidner, MD has disclosed he receives funding from Draeger Medical for the Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the Infinity Acute Care System Workstation Neonatal Care Babylog VN500 Device in High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV) Mode in Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Neonates for which he is a co-principal investigator.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hour)
Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00 hour)
MOC-2 credit (1.00 hour)

Target Audience:
Pediatric Doctors and Providers
Faculty, residents, health care providers; medical students and trainees.

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.

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Delia M. Calderon
Academic Programs Coordinator
Grand Rounds Coordinator
Dept. of Pediatrics – Office of the Chair