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Tuesday, April 18

3:00 PM – 6:00 pm: Registration Open

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Wednesday, April 19, Day 1

6:45 am- 1:30 pm: Registration Open


7:00 am- 8:00 am: Networking Opportunity—Exhibits Open (Pastries, bagels, coffee and tea service 

8:00-8:15 am: Welcome/Announcements


General Sessions

8:15 am – 9:15 am
GS 101
Transformation of NICU Care: Career Reflections
Daniel Murai, MD
Changes in NICU care over the past 30 years have led to incredible successes in the survival and quality of life of newborn infants. Significant determinants of these outcomes are the collaboration between medical and nursing professionals and the improvements in the delivery of their care. Dr, Murai focuses on some of the processes leading to our successes and some of the challenges which remain.
NCC NNP Code 5
NCC NIC Code 4
 9:15 am – 10:15 am
GS 102
The Golden Hour: Transforming Care for the Micro Premie

Laura Shumock, RNC, MN, NNP-BC 
Ms. Shumock discusses the stabilization of the micro premie and the importance of the first hours of life. She explores strategies to improve outcomes and how to manage these infants in the delivery room and in the unit.
NCC NNP Code 3
NCC NIC Code 1
Rx=0.25

 
10:15–11:15 am Exhibits Open—Refreshment Break (Coffee, Tea)

11:15 am – 12:15 pm
GS 103
 Zika and Beyond
Tracy Karp, MS, NNP-BC
Congenital viral infections have been known to effect newborns for decades. Is the Zika virus something really new, or just newly identified? What impact does it really have on the newborn and what, if anything, can be done to protect mothers and newborns and fight back against this “new” threat? All this and more are explored in this session.
NCC NNP Code 2
NCC NIC Code 2

 12:15 am – 1:15 pm

GS 104
Pulmonary Hypertension in the Neonate
Andras Bratincsak, MD, PhD
Dr. Bratincsak describes the pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension in the neonatal setting, with special attention to etiology, comorbid factors, complications and clinically relevant therapeutic options.
NCC NNP Code 2
NCC NIC Code 2
Rx=0.25

 Thursday, April 20, Day 2


6:45 am – 1:15 pm: Registration Open

7:00 am – 8:00 am: Networking Opportunity—Exhibits Open (Pastries, bagels, coffee and tea service)

General Sessions

8:00–9:00 am
GS 201
Safe Individualized Nipple-Feeding Competence
Stacey Dalgleish MN, NP
SINC is a quality improvement initiative that was developed to support safe oral feeding opportunities for infants requiring continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) support. SINC is an evidence-based algorithm that provides common language and feeding goals for parents and the health care team. Providing frequent opportunities to orally feed with meticulous attention to infant cues allow most infants supported on CPAP to safely eat. Ms. Dalgleish discusses feeding strategies, safety data, and outcomes from an NICU with a novel approach to reducing lung disease with CPAP while allowing careful feeding opportunities.
NCC NNP Code 3
NCC NIC Code 1
9:00–10:00 am
GS 202
Long-Term Effects of Prematurity: Stress, Epigenetics, and the Emotional Brain
Charles R. Macías Neal, MD, PhD
Dr. Neal discusses the role of prematurity on development and adult outcomes in behavioral health, focusing on the influence that perinatal stress may have on this area of brain development. Included in the discussion is how the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS) and methylation analysis are used to predict long-term risk in preterm infants. The goal is to develop an overall understanding on how clinical and genetic measures can be applied to preterm populations to predict long-term cognitive and developmental outcomes.
NCC NNP Code 5
NCC NIC Code 4

10:00–11:00 am : Exhibits Open –Refreshment Break (Coffee, Tea)

11:00 am – 12:00 am
GS 203
Use of Human Milk in the NICU
Jae H. Kim, MD PhD
While its long been known that breast milk is optimal for all neonates it is clear that mother's milk alone poses challenges for growth in premature infants. In this session, Dr. Kim outlines the benefits of human milk for VLBW infants and discusses the nutrients, particularly protein, that are inadequate in both mother's milk and donor milk. He discusses fortification of human milk and describes techniques for human milk analyses for individualized fortification.
NCC NNP Code 3
NCC NIC Code 1
Rx=0.25
12:00 – 1:00 pm
GS 204
Drugs for the Lungs with BPD
Brian Wu, MD
Dr. Wu offers a discussion of pulmonary physiology and explores pulmonary pharmacologic interventions in the BPD population.
NCC NNP Code 4
NCC NIC Code 3
Rx=1

Friday, April 21, Day 3

6:45 am – 1:30 pm: Registration Open

7:00 - 8:00 am: Networking Opportunity—Exhibits Open (Pastries, bagels, coffee and tea service)

General Sessions

8:00–9:00 am
GS 301
Baby Blues: Cyanotic Heart Defects

Lyn Vargo, PhD, RN, NNP-BC
Using a case study approach, Ms Vargo discusses identification, pathophysiology, and current management of cyanotic heart defects in the newborn infant.
NCC NNP Code 2
NCC NIC Code 2
Rx=.25
9:00–10:00 am
GS 302
Is Something Bugging your Babies? Eliminating Blood Stream Infections in the NICU
Stacey Dalgleish MN, NNP
Blood stream infections acquired in the NICU are associated with worse short- and long-term outcomes. In many cases, through a targeted quality improvement process, blood stream infection rates can be reduced or eliminated. Strategies to engage all health care team members and families, identifying modifiable risks, pitfalls and tips for success are part of this lively discussion.
NCC NNP Code 5
NCC NIC Code 4
Rx=0.25

10:00–11:00 am Exhibits Open—Refreshment Break (Coffee, Tea)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm A Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)
311
Three Nutritional Challenges in Neonates
Jae H. Kim, MD, PhD
Dr. Kim focuses on 1) Preventing postnatal growth restriction using early amino acids administration and higher protein containing formulas; 2) Human milk fortification using human milk analyses, and 3) Prevention of NEC with human milk, probiotics and lactoferrin.
NCC NNP Code 3
NCC NIC Code 1
Rx=0.25
312
Retinopathy of Prematurity: From NICU to Childhood

David Young, MD
Despite recent advances, Retinopathy of Prematurity remains an important complication of premature birth, in some cases, resulting in life-long sequelae. In this session Dr. Young provides an update on current treatment concepts and controversies, including a full discussion of laser therapy and bevacizumab.
NCC NNP Code 2
NCC NIC Code 2
Rx=0.25

313
Podium Presentations
A Study Protocol to Investigate Golden-Hour Nursing-Led Multitasking Activities
Victoria Kain, RN, MN, NICC, PhD
So We Have the Parents Here...What Do We Do with Them?
Sandra Milstead, RN, BSN
Medically Complex Infants Benefit from Post-Discharge Telemedicine Visits
April Willard, NNP-BC, CNS

 12:15–1:15 pm: B Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)
321
Hypotension in the Neonate: Evidence-Based Care
Lyn Vargo, PhD, RN, NNP-BC
Recognition of hypotension, current definitions and evidence-based management of hypotension of the neonate are discussed in this workshop.
NCC NNP Code 2
NCC NIC Code 2
Rx=0.5
322
Oxygen: A Drug of Abuse in Neonates?
David Burchfield, MD
There is much disagreement about the safety of oxygen use in infants, especially the premature infant. Dr. Burchfield offers an in-depth discussion of the safety of oxygen administration in neonates.
NCC NNP Code 2
NCC NIC Code 2
Rx=1
323
Podium Presentations
Disaster Preparedness: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Evacuation Training
Anna M. Munoz, DNP, MPH, CNS-BC, RNC-NIC
Navigating Care of the Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborn: Our Journey to Improve Outcomes
Rachelle Sey, MSN, APRN, CNS, RNC-NIC
Reducing Neonatal Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH) Using a Care Bundle: Performance Improvement Project
Diana M. Cormier, DNP, MPH, APRN-CNS, RNC-NIC


Saturday, April 22, Day 4

7:45 am– 12:30 pm: Registration Open

General Sessions

8:00–9:00 am 
GS 401
Outcomes of Neonates at Borderline Viability
David Burchfield, MD
The outcomes in neonates born at 22–23 weeks is confusing and probably changing. In this presentation, the outcomes of birth at this “peri-viable” period is discussed and analyzed in different ways, touching on some of the ethical aspects of our decisions.
NCC NNP Code 5
NCC NIC Code 4

9:00–10:00 am
GS 402
Long-Term Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Premature Infants
Pattaraporn T. Chun, MD
Preterm birth is one of the major health problems worldwide. Increasing preterm survivors may be related to increasing motor, cognitive and sensory impairments. There is an increasing evidence of sustained adverse outcomes into school age and adolescence for preterm infants. Dr. Chun discusses neurodevelopmental outcome including; cognitive, neurologic, and sensory outcomes of premature infants as well as perinatal practice changes effect outcomes.
NCC NNP Code 2
NCC NIC Code 2

10:15-11:15 am
GS 403 
Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Neonate

Russell K. Woo, MD
Dr. Woo discusses the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat neonatal surgical conditions. Topics covered include: Indications for MIS approaches, technical aspects of MIS surgery, and postoperative care considerations.
NCC NNP Code 1
NCC NIC Code 1
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
GS 404 
Family-Centered Care and Discharge: Promoting Family Resiliency for Success at Home

Bart Pillen, PhD
While skilled medical care is central to the process of readying a baby for discharge, neonatal nurses also serve a key role in promoting the resiliency of families getting ready for the arrival of their baby at home. The Family-Centered Care model is used to describe factors critical to enhancing the success of parents as they progress with their infant toward discharge. Practical and research-based nursing interventions are discussed that promote parent-infant bonding, parenting self-efficacy, parental self-care, coping skills, and access to social support. The relationship between family/marital support and the maintenance of healthy neonatal development will also be discussed.
NCC NNP Code 3
NCC NIC Code 1


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