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Program & Schedule 
 
Tuesday, September 8
4:00–6:00 PM Registration Open

Wednesday. September 9 
7:00 AM – 7:30 PM Registration Open

 

Preconference Sessions (Additional fee required) 
 
Full Day Sessions (6.5 Contact Hours) 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM  

010
7th ANNual Symposium for Nurse Leaders
 
We have planned a special day featuring content focused on management and leadership, as well as opportunities to interact with other nursing leaders. Are you a nurse leader that inspires and motivates your team? Someone interested in leadership roles in the future? Maybe you are hoping to refine your skills to advance to the next level of leadership? This day is for you! Our three presenters represent the best of all facets of nurse leadership. Join us and maximize your impact! 

Leaders Don't Drive Engagement—It's a Carpool!
Marlee Crankshaw, DNP RN CNML
Stephanie Abbu, NP, RN, CNML
Our speakers will share strategies and tools that are used successfully to boost retention and raise engagement scores. Using real life examples from the speakers’ own institution, you will take away practical ideas to bring your team together to achieve your unit’s goals. 

Leadership by Design
Pamela Smith-Beatty, MSN APRN-BC
We’ve all faced the dilemma of working with someone who was not an effective nurse leader. But, there’s so much information available about nurse leaders that it’s difficult to discern how to become an effective leader…well, you’ve chosen the right session! During this time, Ms. Smith-Beatty discusses some common leadership types, qualities, and core values that effective leaders use. She also reviews strategies to avoid common pitfalls and provides you with practical tools you can use to help you become the effective leader you want to be!
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code LRN 5

020
The Neonatal Pharmacology Review Brought to You by the Letters P, S and V; Pain, PDA, Seizures, Viruses, and Vaccines
Christopher McPherson, PharmD
Jason Newland, MD, MEd
This full day workshop covers a broad range of topics in neonatal pharmacology. A section on infectious diseases includes TORCHS infections, including cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus, and syphilis and also addresses the importance of infant vaccination and strategies for addressing parental vaccine hesitancy. Other topics include optimal management of patent ductus arteriosus and provides practical strategies for managing procedural pain and seizures in newborns.
NCC Code NIC 3
NCC Code NNP 4
NCC Code LRN 4
Rx = 6.5

030
RNC-NIC Certification Mini Review
Robin Koeppel, DNP, RNC-NIC, CPNP
Nicole Jasso, MSN, RNC-NIC
This mini-review focuses on major subject areas of the NICU certification exam in a quick-fire, question and answer format. Topics discussed include respiratory, cardiac, GI, genetics, fluid and electrolytes, delivery room stabilization, and thermoregulation, and physical examination.  
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code LRN 5  

 

Keynote Address Main Conference
Opening General Session
  
4:15–5:15 PM
400
Sex Trafficking: What Does it Mean for My Practice?
Robin Foster, MD, FAAP, FACEP
The issue of sex trafficking is widespread, affecting women and children across the globe. As health care providers, we need to recognize potential victims and understand how to intervene. 
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code LRN 5
 
5:157:15 PM
Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall  (All attendees invited) 

 

Main Conference 


Thursday, September 10

7:00 AM – 4:30 PM Registration Open


General Sessions

7:45 – 8:15 AM Welcome/General Announcements/Award Presentations 

8:15 – 9:15 AM
GS 101
Not So Ordinary People: Our Journey from Nightingale to the NICU
Jeanette Zaichkin, RN, MN, NNP-BC
Take a rollicking tour through the history of nursing, from our beginnings with Florence Nightingale, to the NICU of today. Remember when neonatal nurses wore caps? When a pneumothorax happened almost every day? When peripheral IVs were placed by doctors only? Ms. Zaichkin leads you through our nursing journey with wit, humor, and pride in our profession. 
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code LRN 5

9:15–10:15 AM
GS 102
Neonatal Stem Cell Transplant and Neuroprotection
C. Michael Cotten, MD, MHS
Hypothermia has become the standard of care for infants with moderate to severe hypoxic ischemic enceophalopathy; however, in the multiple clinical trials demonstrating the safety and efficacy of hypothermia, a high percentage of cooled infants with HIE die or survive with disability. Several clinical trials examing new therapies are underway. Dr. Cotton reviews preclinical data and discusses the status of the early stage clinical trials.
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code LRN 3

10:15–11:30 AM
Refreshment Break—Please Visit Exhibits and Posters (Coffee, Tea)

11:30 AM–12:30 PM
GS 103
Perspectives on the Care of Infants with the Trisomy 13 and 18 Syndromes
John Carey, MD, MPH
The care of newborns and young infants with the trisomy 13 and 18 syndromes remains laden with controversy. The conventional wisdom of the last 4 decades has been to hold off on technological interventions and surgery, especially cardiac surgery. This traditional approach is based on views of the quality of like in surviving children with the syndromes. Recent trends, including published data on survival and surgery and a changing worldview propelled by parents, has led to a shift in the paradigm of care in these conditions. The speaker will review the history and medical aspects of the 2 syndromes and delve into the current discourse
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code LRN 3

12:30–2:00 PM
Lunch provided by ANN in Exhibit Hall – Exhibits Open and Poster Viewing

2:00–3:00 PM 
211
PPHN: Individualized Physiology to Improve Outcomes of Our Sickest Patients
Dany Weisz, BSc, MD, MSc, FRCPC 
Acute pulmonary hypertension results in significant mortality and morbidity among neonates, but the causes and pathophysiology are diverse, especially for nitric oxide non-responders. Dr. Weisz explains how neonatal practitioners may approach these challenging cases, determine the underlying pathophysiology, and select the most appropriate therapy to best treat these sick neonates.
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code LRN 3
Rx = .25

3:00–3:15 PM Passing Break

3:15–4:15 PM
212
Upping Your Ventilation Game
Donald Null, Jr., MD
Using a case-study approach, Dr. Null’s discussion on ventilator management includes non-invasive support, conventional, and high frequency ventilation. Also discussed is what to do when the management as planned is not working.
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code LRN 2


 Friday, September 11

 

7:00 AM– 5:15 PM Registration Open

General Sessions

7:45–8:00 AM Announcements

8:00–9:00 AM
GS 231
Tipping Point: When is There Enough Evidence?
Michael Narvey, MD, FRCPC, FAAP
New research appears all the time. As evidence mounts favoring a change in how a condition is treated, how does one decide when to actually change practice? Dr. Narvey looks at some illustrative examples of how difficult changing practice can be and offers an approach to thinking through changes in the future. 
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code LRN 5


9:00–10:00 AM
GS 232
Project Baby Bear: Genetic Case Studies and Whole Genome Sequencing for NICU Patients
Carolyn Lund, RN, MS, FAAN
Ms. Lund reviews the types of genetic testing currently used in NICU patients. She presents several cases studies before and after whole genome sequencing became available in a statewide project in five California children's hospitals.
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code LRN 3
Rx = .25


10:00–11:00 AM Refreshment Break—Last Chance to Visit Exhibits (Raffle, Coffee, Tea)

11:00 AM–12:00 PM
GS 233
PDA Management and Outcomes
Matthew Laughon, MD, MPH
The presence of a PDA in a preterm infant is no longer viewed as something that is treated immediately. Dr. Laughon focuses on determining the best approach to managing this common condition in preterm infants.
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code LRN 3
Rx = .25


12:00–1:30 PM Lunch on your own 

1:30–2:30 PM A Workshops 

Concurrent Sessions


241
Podium Presentations (Research)
Peer-reviewed abstracts have been selected for podium presentations. Discover what your colleagues from across the country are doing as they share their unique experiences. A balance of clinical, research, and education-themed abstracts are presented.
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code LRN 5


242
Podium Presentations (Clinical)
Peer-reviewed abstracts have been selected for podium presentations. Discover what your colleagues from across the country are doing as they share their unique experiences. A balance of clinical, research, and education-themed abstracts are presented.
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code LRN 5


2:30–2:45 PM Passing Break

2:45–3:45 PM B Workshops 

Concurrent Sessions
251
APRN Scope of Practice and the Neonatal Population: A Matrix to Guide Safe Staffing 
Sandra Bellini DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, CNE 
Significant NNP shortages exist in some areas of the United States. In response, many NICUs hire non-NNP APRNs (FNP, PNP) to fill NNP positions. Dr. Bellini discusses safe staffing of APRN providers for the neonatal population based on recent task force work sponsored by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code LRN 5

252
Innovative Management of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia
Timothy M. Bahr, MD
Hyperbilirubinemia is a common condition encountered by the neonatal practitioner. Dr. Bahr reviews recent advances in research and technology that have enhanced screening, diagnosing, and treating hyperbilirubinemia. Topics of interest include transcutaneous bilirubin measurement, end-tidal carbon monoxide measurement, identifying causes of severe hyperbilirubinemia, and evaluating newborns for acute bilirubin encephalopathy.
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code LRN 3

3:45–5:00 PM
Poster Reception 
Join us for a reception with poster authors present to ask questions and exchange ideas while enjoying a bite to eat and a beverage. 

 Saturday, September 12

7:00 AM–1:00 PM Registration Open

7:30–8:15 AM ANN Member Meeting

General Sessions

8:15–8:30 AM Announcements & Raffle

Combined Sessions with Neonatal and Mother Baby Conference

8:30–9:30 AM
GS 401
Healing the Healers: Cultivating Mindfulness and Building Compassionate Health Care Communities
David Sandweiss, MD
Marc Potter, LCSW
The American health care system has been undergoing seismic change, affecting all aspects of care. Political, economic, technological, educational, corporate, and cultural shifts have left many in the healing professions feeling anxious and untethered, questioning the very meaning of their careers, and placing them at significant risk of burnout. Our speakers discuss how cultivating a mindfulness practice can enhance personal wellbeing, meaning, and connection to patients and colleagues. They address some of the emerging science in this area and highlight techniques individuals and teams can adopt to build resilient, highly functioning teams.
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code LRN 5

9:30–10:30 AM
GS 402
NAS: Eat, Sleep, and Console
Matthew Grossman, MD
Dr. Grossman reviews the standard approach to the management of neonatal abstinence syndrome and then discusses the development of the Eat, Sleep, Console approach.
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code LRN 3

10:30–10:45 AM Coffee and Tea

10:45-11:45 AM
GS 403
A Practical Framework for Achieving Highly Reliable Perinatal Care
Michael Leonard, MD
Dr. Leonard provides a systematic approach to providing safe and optimal care in the perinatal areas. Dr. Leonard has extensive international experience in reducing perinatal harm. Practical tools and concepts are provided that can be readily applied in virtually any care setting. An HRO sociotechnical model will be used that provides valuable insights into culture and reliable processes of care delivery.
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code LRN 5

11:45 AM –12:45 PM
404
The American Nurse: Stories of Life-Changing Impact
Carolyn Jones
Filmmaker, photographer, and author Carolyn Jones has spent the past 10 years interviewing more than 200 nurses from every corner of the U.S. in an effort to better understand the role of nurses in the healthcare system. Carolyn shares stories of her experience as a patient—her first and most personal introduction to a nurse's impact—followed by stories of nurses she interviewed and photographed for The American Nurse Project, Defining Hope. Carolyn presents an outsider-looking-in perspective with the goal of inspiring others to think of nurses in a way that they may never have before.
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code LRN 5

12:45-1:00 PM Conclusion


Topics and Speakers are Subject to Change

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