Phospholipids and HMOs in brain development and executive function (NEW!)

This talk describes the interplay between nutrition and proper brain structural, functional, and cognitive development, and the establishment of executive functions

The gut:brain axis (NEW!)

The microbiota:gut:brain axis is emerging as an exciting research area of increasing interest for those investigating the biologic and physiologic basis of brain development and behavior during early life. This topic is reviewed here.

The World of Myelination in Child Development

  • Early life brain development consists of different stages, one of which is myelination, a fundamental neurodevelopmental process that facilitates communication in the nervous system. Sphingomyelin (SM) is one of the nutrients which may support this process and contribute to child development.

Wyeth Nutrition Global Summit 2015 Video – Prof. Magnus Domellöf

  • Early nutrition and the impact on long-term outcomes

Wyeth Nutrition Global Summit 2015 Video – Prof. Berthold Koletzko

  • Long-term effects of early nutrition on brain development and function

Wyeth Nutrition Global Summit 2015 Video – Prof. Hania Szajewska

  • The role of oligosaccharides on the immune system and long-term outcomes

ESPGHAN 2014 Video - Prof. Raanan Shamir

  • The role of palmitic acid in infant nutrition

ESPGHAN 2014 Video - Prof. Atul Singhal

  • Promoting cognitive development through advancing nutrition

Interview with Dr. Sylvia Doo - Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Diagnosis and management principles for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Feeding and sleeping difficulties in children with ASD
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Academic Activities

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

Deciphering the antibacterial properties of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) (NEW!)

The authors have identified several HMOs with potent antimicrobial activity against the pathogen Group B Steptococcus, and uncovered the mechanism of action of HMO antimicrobial activity such as by increasing bacterial cell permeability.

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.