What you get by completing this session

  • 35 mins of CPD

    A 25 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Understanding how to apply probiotics in clinical practice requires some education on the basic science of the gut microbiome. Prof Conway will also explain how probiotics products work and how to critically evaluate them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the microbiome and the first 1000 days
  • Explore the development of the microbiome and its influence on immune development
  • Recognise the factors which affect the infant microbiome 
  • Practical strategies on how to help the microbiome for the infant's health

About the Expert

Prof Patricia Conway

Prof Patricia Conway has a strong research background complimented with employment in R&D in industry while being affiliated with universities in Sweden and Australia. In Australia she has worked for CSIRO and also for a Cooperative Research Centre for Food Industry Innovation where she was university based and interfaced with the industrial partners. In addition, Prof Conway was Chief Scientist for a biotechnology company while being based at the University of New South Wales, in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences. She currently is (a) an Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales, (b) Chief Scientist and Director for a biotechnology company in Australia, and (c) Visiting Professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and the NTU Food Technology Centre (NAFTEC).

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Topic: The Gut Microbiome and Infant Health - The Important First 1000 Days

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video presentation (25 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

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