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Dietary interventions: Promising agents in promoting infant health

About this course

It is widely recognized that the establishment of a healthy gut microbiota early in life can have profound effects on health during infancy and later in life. At a recent Nestlé-sponsored symposium, Prof. Patricia Conway and Dr. Jose Saavedra discussed the role of gut microbiota in modulating the infant's developing immune system, and dietary interventions that have shown favourable outcomes in infants.


1 CME Point Available (Category 3A)

  • Complete the videos and quiz to qualify for 1 CME Point (Category 3A).
  • Not accredited for Dietitians and Pharmacists.
  • A certificate will be provided upon successful completion. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your point via SMC website.
  • Doctors who have attended the face-to-face meeting will not be eligible for an additional CME point for completing this module.


Organized under the auspices of:

Organized under the auspices of Singapore Paediatric Society


Supported by an educational grant from:

Supported through an educational grant by Nestle Nutrition Institute



Our Speakers

Probiotics – For gut health, immunity, and beyond

Prof Patricia Conway is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Australia. She is also a visiting professor at the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering & NTU Food Technology Centre (NAFTEC) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her research interests are gastrointestinal microbiology, probiotics, and prebiotics, with emphasis on bacterial colonization and its function in the gastrointestinal tract.



Human milk oligosaccharides: Decoding a key component of human milk

Dr Jose Saavedra is an Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US. He is also Global Chief Medical Officer for Nestlé Nutrition. His primary focus is on infant nutrition and health, and he has an extensive record of publications in intestinal microbiota, immunity, and preventive nutritional strategies.

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