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Thursday, May 3

Registration Open

Friday, May 4

6:45 AM – 4:45 PM Registration Open

6:45–7:45 AM Coffee and Tea Service 

General Sessions

7:45–8:00 AM Welcome/General Announcements 
 8:00–9:00 AM

 GS 101
Celebrating the History of Neonatal Nursing
If you don't know where we've come from, you can't know where we are going! Join us as we celebrate the history of neonatal nursing recognize nursing legends, past and present, and unveil the first inductees in the Neonatal Nursing Hall of Fame.

9:00–10:00 AM

GS 102
Update on Diagnosis and Management of Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) in 2018

John D. Barks, MD
Dr. Barks describes the pathophysiology of HIE, which forms the rationale for treatment of HIE with hypothermia, one of the great advances of neonatal neurology. He also relates knowledge gained from preclinical research to increase understanding of possible reasons for recent unsuccessful trials for HIE, and the rationale for the next generation of clinical trials for HIE currently in progress. Medical management of infants with HIE includes possible systemic complications of HIE and pharmacologic implications of both HIE and therapeutic hypothermia.

10:00–11:15 AM Refreshment Break—Please Visit Exhibits and Posters (Coffee, Tea)
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
GS 103
Getting from Good to Great: Benefit and Value Metric Composite Quality Scores
Joseph Kaempf, MD
Dr. Kaempf outlines the development of a risk-adjusted composite morbidity and mortality score for VLBW infants, and explores the only website-available resource utilization tool used for tracking multiple ongoing continuous quality improvement (CQI) projects within an NICU. Morbidities have complex etiologies and outcomes are intertwined; thus, an overall "Big Picture" of CQI efforts is clarifying, edifying, and a practical way to enhance overall value and family satisfaction in all NICUs.
12:15–1:30 PM Lunch in Exhibit Hall Provided by ANN
1:30–2:30 PM
GS 104
An Approach to Mechanical Ventilation in the Neonate

Fred Baker, MD
Dr. Baker leads a discussion regarding his approach to mechanical ventilation of the neonate, and more specifically the VLBW infant. The focus is on minimizing exposure to mechanical ventilation and volume-targeting to minimize trauma.
2:30–3:30 PM Refreshment Break—Please Visit Exhibits and Posters (Lemonade, Iced Tea)
3:30–4:30 PM A Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)
Mothers and Medications, Effects on the Neonate

Catherine Witt, PhD, NNP-BC
What medications are women taking? What are the effects on the fetus and neonate? Dr. Witt explores common medications, including psychiatric medications, drugs of abuse, and others that may affect the neonate. Information on identification of teratogens and how drugs are classified is included.
Rx = 1
TeleBaby: Advanced Practice Maintenance and Training

Pat Scheans, DNP, NNP-BC
Maureen Gordon Shogan, MN, RNC

Our speakers describe the use of, and training strategies related to, remote NNP leadership of a telemedicine program for neonatal resuscitation.
Microbiome with Pre- and Probiotics

Jacqui Hoffman, DNP, ARNP
Rx = 1


Saturday, May 5

6:30 AM–3:30 PM Registration Open
7:00–8:00 AM Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

 General Sessions

8:00–9:00 AM

GS 201
Benefits of Family Integrated Care: Parent and Provider Perspectives

Kacy Bradshaw, NNP-BC
Cary Leach

The move toward family integration in the NICU has gained popularity across the country. The speakers discuss some successes and some setbacks with this transition. Gain an understanding of how family integration can improve safety following discharge. Join the discussion as parents describe the importance of being included in their infant's care starting at admission.

9:00–10:00 AM

GS 202
Neonatal Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Recognition and Treatment Strategies

Emma Olson, RN, MS, CPNP
Ms. Olson begins with a brief overview of neonatal pulmonary vascular disease (pulmonary hypertension), including pathophysiology and common etiologies, then discusses clinical presentations, current treatment strategies, and risk factors for chronic disease.
Rx = 0.25

10:00–11:15 AM Refreshment Break—Please Visit Exhibits and Posters (Coffee, Tea)
Last Chance to Visit Exhibits, Poster Presenters will be at their posters to answer questions and discuss their work.
11:15 AM–12:15 PM
GS 203
Interventional Cardiology and Targeted Echo

Hythem Nawaytou, MD
There are many causes for neonatal hemodynamic compromise. Dr. Nawaytou discusses the use of targeted neonatal echocardiography in evaluation of neonatal hemodynamics and how it can help guide therapy. Topics covered include assessment of pulmonary hypertension, certain critical congenital heart diseases, patent ductus arteriosus, and pericardial and pleural effusions. Dr. Nawaytou also discusses the use of echocardiography in guiding bedside procedures.
12:15–2:15 PM Food Trucks and Saturday Market
See why one of Portland’s mottos is “Keep Portland Weird.” Grab a colleague or two for this extended break and explore this vibrant, lively city! Head out to find downtown food trucks and grab a tasty bite in the city that started the Twitter-friendly food truck movement. You won’t find better fresh, international, and casual fare anywhere! There is plenty of green space on the Willamette River adjacent to the Marriott to people- or river-watch. Stroll down Portland’s green waterfront to the annual Cinco De Mayo Festival or the weekly Saturday Market. Both are a short walk along the waterfront.
2:15–3:15 PM B Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)
Taking the Lead: Coaching Your Resuscitation Team to their Best Performance

Jeanette Zaichkin, RN, MN, NNP-BC
The NNP in charge of the neonatal resuscitation team in the delivery room must not only assess the newborn’s response to resuscitation efforts, but maintain awareness of the team members’ skills and actions during this stressful event. Help your team achieve their best performance during delivery room resuscitation by using the strategies presented in this session before, during, and after newborn resuscitation.
aEEG interpretation For All!

Bryan Scottoline, MD, PhD
Dr. Scottoline gives you the essentials of aEEG interpretation, from elements to pattern recognition, so that you can quickly assess neurologic status, optimize care, and accurately document.
Podium Presentations

This session has multiple presenters. These cutting-edge abstract presentations will bring you up-to-date on innovative research and clinical practice projects.
3:30–4:30 PM C Workshops (Concurrent Sessions)
The Latest Information about Surfactant: Timing, Delivery, and Techniques

Monique Hapgood, NP
Ms. Hapgood discusses the latest information on surfactant replacement therapy and describes different types of surfactant delivery being investigated and used.
Rx = 0.25
Targeted Neonatal Echo: Case Studies

Hythem Nawaytou, MD
Dr. Nawaytou explores cases highlighting evaluation of a PDA in premature infants and neonatal pulmonary hypertension.
Podium Presentations

This session has multiple presenters. These cutting-edge abstract presentations will bring you up to date on innovative research and clinical practice projects.

Sunday, May 6
7:00 AM– 12:30 PM Registration Open
7:00–8:00 AM Coffee and Tea Service

General Sessions

8:00–9:00 AM
GS 301
Viral Infections in the Neonate
Michael Gilbert, MD, MS
Dr. Gilbert provides a discussion and update of common viral infections that occur in the neonatal period, including in the NICU.
 9:00–10:00 AM
GS 302
Doing Death Well: Reframing Neonatal and Perinatal Palliative Care
Victoria Kain, RN, MN, NICC, PhD
Death is a part of life in the NICU, and any clinician associated with labor and delivery and the care of newborns will inevitably experience perinatal death and bereavement. Palliative care principles are difficult to apply to neonatology. The social stigma of denying neonatal death coupled with the paradox of providing palliative care in a curative setting present a compelling practical problem. However, it is possible for palliative care to coexist with curative treatment modes. In this presentation, Dr. Kain explores the philosophy of a “good death,” in an effort to reframe neonatal and perinatal palliative care.
10:00–10:15 AM Refreshment Break (Coffee, Tea)
10:15–11:15 AM
GS 303
Antibiotic Stewardship in the NICU and Pediatric Units

Jacqui Hoffman, DNP, ARNP
Drs. Rogers and Dr. Buser discuss the goals of antimicrobial stewardship in a pediatric setting using the Vermont Oxford Network to improve stewardship.
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
GS 304
Extremely Premature Birth and Periviability Guidelines

Joseph Kaempf, MD
How can we come to true, shared decision making with pregnant women who might deliver an extremely premature infant? Is NICU care or palliative comfort care the preferred course to choose? How can we understand and apply Value Pluralism as the template to address cultural, social, and religious ethical characteristics that vary among families, healthcare providers, and society-at-large? Join us for this important discussion.
12:15–12:30 PM Conclusion

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