Nutrition and brain development in preterm infants by Prof. Hans van Goudoever:
Feeding issues in preterm infants: Low- and middle-income countries perspectives by Dr. Olukemi Tongo:
About the speakers
(From L-R: Prof. Hans van Goudoever, Dr. Olukemi Tongo and Dr. Iloh Kenechukwu Kosisochukwu)
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Hans van Goudoever
Prof. Hans van Goudoever is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Amsterdam and the Free University. He performed research for his PhD on Nitrogen metabolism in preterm infants. Subsequently, he worked in the lab of the late Peter Reeds, Clinical Nutrition Research Center, Texas Children’s, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA, as a post doc. Intestinal amino acid metabolism in a piglet model revealed novel insights in nutritional management of preterm infants. Returning to Rotterdam in 2000, he was trained as a neonatologist and became professor and chair of neonatology in 2004.
He has served in many international councils, including European Society Pediatric Research, International Pediatric Research Foundation, European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology & Nutrition and was chair of the Committee of Nutrition. He was appointed by his royal majesty as a member of the national Health Council in 2014. Van Goudoever has published approximately 350 peer reviewed articles and 20 book chapters predominantly on neonatal nutrition and metabolism. He is currently the director of the merged Emma Children’s Hospital – Amsterdam University Medical Centers, the Netherlands.
Speaker: Dr. Olukemi Tongo
Dr. Olukemi Oluwatoyin Tongo is a senior Lecturer at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and Consultant Neonatologist University College Hospital, Ibadan. She is the National coordinator, Pediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) Neonatal resuscitation training programme. She is a member of several notable bodies including the Neonatal Nutrition Network. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of neonatology. Her top areas of expertise include care of the preterm infant and newborn resuscitation. Research interests include health services research in the field of neonatology. She has over 45 publications in peer-reviewed international and local journals. Dr. Olukemi Oluwatoyin Tongo is currently the president of the Nigerian Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM).
Moderator: Dr. Iloh Kenechukwu Kosisochukwu
Dr. Iloh Kenechukwu is a senior lecturer at the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria and consultant pediatrician/neonatologist, at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria. He is a member of several professional organizations including Excellence in Paediatrics (EIP). He is a national trainer in several programs including the Neonatal Resuscitation Training (NRT) Program. Kenechukwu has over 45 publications in peer-reviewed international and local journals. His areas of interest include neonatology, pediatric HIV/AIDS and general pediatrics. Kenechukwu is the immediate past secretary of the Nigerian Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM).
|1:00-1:05pm||Welcome by the moderator, Dr Iloh Kenechukwu|
|1:05-1:10pm||Welcome address by FC Institute Africa Representative, Ngozi Manukaji|
|1:10-1:40pm||Presentation 1: Nutrition and brain development in preterm infants by Prof. Hans van Goudoever, Amsterdam University Medical Centre, The Netherlands|
|1:40-2:10pm||Presentation 2: Feeding issues in preterm infants: Low- and middle-income countries perspectives by Dr. Olukemi Tongo; University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital, Nigeria|
|2:25- 2:30pm||Vote of thanks by the moderator|
This webinar was organized by FrieslandCampina Institute and the Nigerian Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM) for nutrition and health professionals.