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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 A Workshops

Concurrent Sessions
111
High Frequency Ventilation in 2020
Donald Null, Jr., MD
Dr. Null will review the use of high frequency ventilation for select pulmonary disorders. The pathophysiology of these lung disorders is discussed as to how that relates to the high frequency ventilator settings. He also discusses appropriate strategies for weaning from high frequency ventilatory support.
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code NNP 2

112
Neurocritical Care: Assessing Babies at Risk
Kimberlee Allred, RN, NNP-BC
Neonatal Neurocritical care evolved over the years with research dedicated to determining which strategies are most effective in preventing neonatal brain injury. Most NICUs have adopted standards of practice in place to protect the neonatal brain.  Current practice continues to evolve as we improve care for the neurologically compromised infant. This talk will focus on what strategies have been implemented and what we need to do in the future.
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code NNP 1
NCC Code LRN 1


113
Non-Invasive Ventilation Support of the Small Baby in the Delivery Room and NICU
Robin Koeppel, DNP, RNC-NIC, CPNP, CNS
Non-invasive respiratory support is now the mainstay in the NICU, even for the smallest preterm infants. Dr. Koeppel provides an overview of the evidence that supports the use of non-invasive respiratory support, including Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (NCPAP) and non-invasive mandatory ventilation (NIMV) in the small, preterm infant and the common devices used. Nursing care techniques along with methods to reduce complications are also explored. 
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code LRN 3

114
Adventures and Misadventures in Vascular Access for NICU Patients
Carolyn Lund, RN, MS, FAAN
Ms. Lund includes information about ultrasound-guided PICC placement in NICU patients, new products and techniques for securement of central venous catheters, and a new alternative to central access, the extended dwell intravenous catheters. She also includes information about some notable misadventures in IV therapy in the NICU, specifically IV extravasation injuries and occluded CVCs
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code NNP 3
NCC Code LRN 2
Rx = .5


3:00–3:15 PM Passing Break

3:15–4:15 PM B Workshops

Concurrent Sessions
121
PPHN: What Nurses Need to Know at the Bedside to Provide Exceptional Care
Dany Weisz, BSc, MD, MSc, FRCPC 
Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) of the newborn is associated with high mortality and morbidity. Neonates with PPHN need a nurse who understands the pathophysiology, can anticipate clinical changes with treatment and accurately interpret the vital signs and physical exam to identify when a neonate's clinical course is and is not on the right track. This case-based presentation reviews practical and state-of-the-art PPHN pathophysiology, pharmacology, and management to help nurses provide exceptional care for their sickest neonates.
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code LRN 3
Rx = .25
122
Neurocritical Care: Assessing Babies at Risk (repeat of #112)
Kimberlee Allred, RN, NNP-BC
Neonatal Neurocritical care evolved over the years with research dedicated to determining which strategies are most effective in preventing neonatal brian injury. Most NICUs have adopted standards of practice in place to protect the neonatal brain.  Current practice continues to evolve as we improve care for the neurologically compromised infant. This talk will focus on what what strategies have been implemented and what we need to do in the future.
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code NNP 1
NCC Code LRN 1
123
Mr. SOPA: The Man, the Myth, the Legend
Nicole Jasso, MSN, RNC-NIC
Ms. Jasso’s presentation focuses on the steps of neonatal resuscitation in the delivery room and how neonatal and labor and delivery teams can set themselves up to be successful at every delivery.
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code NNP 3
NCC Code LRN 2

124
Back to Basics: Wound and Skin Care in the NICU
Carolyn Lund, RN, MS, FAAN
Ms. Lund reviews the types of skin breakdown and wounds encountered in the NICU, the physiology of wound healing in NICU patients, and types of topical treatment and dressings used in these cases. She discusses medical adhesive related skin injury (MARSI), diaper dermatitis, and surgical wounds.
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code LRN 3
Rx = .25

 Friday, September 11

 

7:00 AM– 5:30 PM Registration Open

General Sessions

7:45–8:00 AM Announcements

8:00–9:00 AM
GS 131
Touch a Life, Impact a Lifetime: A Trauma-Informed Approach to the NICU
Mary Coughlin, MS, NNP, RNC-E
Infants make meaning out of the world based on how the world makes them feel, expressed through activation of the autonomic nervous system, limbic system and cerebellum. Investigators have shown that infants are highly attuned to the world and people around them. Adopting a trauma-informed paradigm invites the clinician to look beyond the infant’s clinical condition and see their biopsychosocial competencies as fellow human beings, with rudimentary intentions and emotions trying to make meaning out of their life in relation to the world around them.
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code LRN 5

9:00–10:00 AM
GS 132
PDA Management and Outcomes
Matthew Laughon, MD, MPH
The approach to the management of PDAs has changed significantly in the past 10 years. Dr. Laughon reviews current strategies for assessing and managing PDAs including a review of the pathophysiology of this disorder and a discussion of current management strategies.
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 133
Controversies in Neonatal Nutrition
Michael Narvey, MD, FRCPC, FAAP
Dr. Narvey examines recent evidence in the fortification of human milk. Thoughts on future directions in this space are presented along with suggestions for areas of research that remain unanswered.
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code NNP 3
NCC Code LRN 2

12:00–1:30 PM Lunch on your own

1:30–2:30 PM C Workshops 

Concurrent Sessions
141
Neonatal Infection: What’s Bugging Babies in 2020?
Tracy Karp, MS, NNP-BC
Newborn infections are caused by various agents, some familiar and some new. Advances in both diagnostics and therapies for neonatal infections are discussed. Audience participation regarding "what's in your_____." will allow for sharing with others.
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code LRN 3
Rx = .25

142
Back to Basics: Case Studies in Assessment 
Sandra Bellini, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, CNE
Mary Whalen, DNP, NNP-BC, APRN
Michele Beaulieu, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC 
Our speakers focus on assessment of the cardiovascular system in neonates. They emphasize the importance of specific physical exam findings, such as femoral pulses and four extremity blood pressure readings. Evaluation of murmurs presenting in various locations on the chest and at varying times in the neonatal period in relation to congenital heart disease (CHD) are presented in detail. Using case studies,  the relationship between embryologic development and corresponding anatomic effects resulting in the most common types of CHD is discussed.
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code NNP 1
NCC Code LRN 3

143
Life After the NICU: The Legacy of Prematurity, Part I
Mindy Morris, DNP, NNP-BS, CNS
Ginny Shaffer 
The first of a two-part presentation, this interdisciplinary team of a parent and an NNP focuses on creating an understanding of the impact of every touch in the NICU on long-term neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive outcomes. Evidence-based practice strategies for reducing both major and minor morbidities is shared. One aim is to understand that discharge home is only the beginning of a sometimes long, arduous journey for the former extremely preterm baby and their family. Every touch, every sound, every interaction matters.
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code LRN 5

144
Podium Presentations
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 D Workshops 

Concurrent Sessions
151
The Courage to Care Begins with YOU
Mary Coughlin, MS, NNP, RNC-E
"No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care." Theodore Roosevelt. The intangible dimensions of the human experience leave an indelible imprint on our psyche, our physiology, and our lifelong health and wellness. Changing culture begins with a return to 'why'. In answering this simple question, the learner discovers the power of authenticity and unlocks the courage to care in measurable and meaningful ways.
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code LRN 5

152
Back to Basics: Nutrition 101
Deb Fraser, MN, NNP, CNeoN(C), RNC-NIC
This primer on neonatal nutrition provides an overview of the nutrients required by preterm infants for normal growth and development. The daily recommendations for calories, vitamins, and minerals are presented along with a discussion of commonly used nutritional supplements. A case study approach is used to dispel some nutritional myths common to the NICU setting.
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code NNP 3
NCC Code LRN 2

153
Life After the NICU: The Legacy of Prematurity, Part II
Mindy Morris, DNP, NNP-BS, CNS
Ginny Shaffer 
The second of a two-part presentation, this interdisciplinary team of a parent and an NNP focuses on creating an understanding of the impact of every touch in the NICU on long-term neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive outcomes. Evidence-based practice strategies for reducing both major and minor morbidities is shared. One aim is to understand that discharge home is only the beginning of a sometimes long, arduous journey for the former extremely preterm baby and their family. Every touch, every sound, every interaction matters
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code LRN 5

154
Podium Presentations
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

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 Mother Baby and Advanced Practice 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


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