17 October 2017 – New horizons in supporting health outcomes (NEW!)

A symposium hosted by the Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (HKSPGHAN), and supported by the Wyeth Nutrition Science Center (WNSC) Hong Kong.

  • Dr Sunny Wong
    Microbiome profiling in diseases from infancy to adulthood: Implications from the local perspective
  • Professor Clemens Kunz
    Recent advances in science in the field of human milk for optimal health, with a focus on human milk oligosaccharides

06 December 2016 – The interplay between nutrigenetics and cognition, and neuroimaging to understand the developing brain

  • Professor Pek‐Lan Khong
    The Baby Connectome Project: The future of neuroimaging to map the perinatal and neonatal brain
  • Carol L Cheatham, Ph.D.
    A new era in understanding how nutrigenetics and nutrients shape cognitive development

08 December 2015 – New frontiers in understanding prenatal and neonatal brain and behavioural development

  • Professor Emeran Mayer
    Bidirectional relationships between the gut and the brain: Implications in brain and behavioural development in children
  • Dr Sylvia Doo
    The latest insights into the cause, diagnosis and contemporary management of autism spectrum disorder

16 July 2015 – Shaping the care of prenates and neonates with microbiota

  • Professor Hania Szajewska
    Modulation of intestinal microbiota and its effects on perinatal health
  • Miss June Chan
    The impact of diet on gut microbiota: Latest insights and recommendations

17 July 2014 - Investing in early childhood: From knowledge to action

  • Professor Andrew Prentice
    Role of breastfeeding in growth and development: Early influences on later health
  • Dr Sophie Leung
    Mapping the local breastfeeding landscape: Insights and challenges

25 March 2014 - The impact of nutrition and gestational diabetes mellitus on maternal health and fetal development

  • Professor Andrew Prentice
    Nutritional regulation of maternal health and offspring development: From periconception to pregnancy
  • Professor Ronald Ma
    Asia’s growing burden of gestational diabetes mellitus: Latest insights and management

3 December 2013 - Managing allergy: Recent advances in clinical and nutritional interventions

  • Professor Ting Fan Leung
    Food allergy: Causes and clinical diagnosis in infants and children
  • Professor Sibylle Koletzko
    From clinical studies to practical guidelines: Can maternal and child nutrition affect allergic incidence among high-risk children?

9 March 2013 - Wyeth Nutrition Academy Inaugural Scientific Meeting

  • Professor Berthold Koletzko
    Early origins of adult disease: Is it genes or early environment?
  • Dr Alexandra Richardson
    Nutrition and children’s behavior and learning: The importance of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Professor Albert Lee
    Helping children and families to combat childhood obesity: A local perspective
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Scientific symposium – Critical connectivity: Assessing and supporting the development of brain and behaviour

Chairperson:

  • Dr Henry Au Yeung Cheuk-lun (Hong Kong)
Speakers:
  • Professor Weili Lin (USA)
  • Dr Daniel Chiu Cheung-shing (Hong Kong)
  • Dr Fanny Lam Wai-fan (Hong Kong)

The 28th International Congress of Pediatrics (IPA) (NEW!)

17-22 August 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Science Updates

Maternal omega-3 fatty acid status and early preterm birth (NEW!)

This is the first study to investigate if a low plasma omega-3 fatty acid status during pregnancy is associated with an elevated risk of early preterm birth, < 34 weeks of gestation.

Resources

Picky Eating eBook

Practical tips to overcome picky eating behaviours by Kate Di Prima, an accredited practicing dietitian specializing in Paediatrics and a spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia. 

Growth Charts

The WHO Child Growth Standards were developed using data collected in the WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study (MGRS)1.