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Tuesday, September 4
4:00–6:00 PM     Registration Open
Wednesday, September 5
7:00 AM–7:30 PM     Registration Open

Preconference Workshops

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM     Full Day Program (6.5 contact hours)

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5th 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!
NNC Code NNP 5
NNC Code NIC 4
NNC Code LRN 5

Communicate with Intent: Ignite Organizational Excellence through Mindful Communication
Mary B. Chauvin
The best healthcare leaders understand that they set an example within their organizations. They hone their communication skills and lead mindfully. Great Leaders establish the tone, expectations, and direction, ensuring excellence and organizational success. In this presentation, participants will gain essential insights, knowledge, and skills required to successfully communicate with intent and move forward in today's fast-paced, exciting, and ever-changing healthcare realm. 

Leadership: Inspiring Staff to Work with You and for You
Laurel Kitto, MSN, RNC-NIC
Inspiring others to be engaged in their work is as important as the work itself. Whether you lead a small unit, or a mega unit, conveying value is often a direct link to engagement. Lets have a conversation about the leader in all of us.

Evidence-Based Practice for Leaders: Making it a Reality
Bernadette Melnyk PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
The barriers to implementing evidence-based practice in clinical settings are well-documented in the literature. While it is associated with better patient outcomes and a higher quality of care, the realities of integrating evidence-based practice into daily clinical practice remain highly variable and inconsistent. Care that is steeped in tradition has resulted in a substantial chasm between research and bedside practice. Dr. Melnyk provides leaders with real insights and actions that are aimed at decreasing that gap and making evidence-based practice more of a reality in any nursing unit. 

020
Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe, Cardiac, Pulmonary? I Don’t Know! Clues to the Presence of CHD and Where All That Blood Flows
Kris Karlsen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC
Just under one percent of all infants born each year will have some form of congenital heart disease (CHD). In the U.S. that statistic equates to 40,000 babies, with 25 percent of them having the most severe forms. Dr. Karlsen discusses important physical examination findings that provide clues to the presence of CHD and examines the blood flow patterns seen with the most severe forms: Tetralogy of Fallot; pulmonary and tricuspid atresia; transposition of the great arteries; total anomalous pulmonary venous return; Ebstein's anomaly; critical coarctation; interrupted aortic arch; critical AV stenosis; and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. She'll also discuss some basic ECG principles as well as some of the palliative and surgical repair options available. This information will be presented using a highly visual, animated PowerPoint presentation with videos to help bring this complex material to life!
NCC Code NNP 2
NNC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 3

8:00 AM–11:30 AM Half Day Morning Workshops (3.25 contact hours)
030
Neonatal Pharmacology through the Alphabet, Part I
Jim Thigpen, PharmD, BCPS
Jordan Burdine, PharmD, MBA
Our speakers will present an array of neonatal topics and the medications associated with treating them. Part 1 will begin with acetaminophen (not just for pain!), caffeine (not just for apnea!), intravenous lipid formulations, and levetiracetam, among others. 
NCC Code NNP 4
NCC Code NIC 3
NCC Code LRN 4
Rx = 3.25
12:30–4:00 PM Half Day Afternoon Workshops (3.25 contact hours)
040
Neonatal Pharmacology through the Alphabet, Part II
Jim Thigpen, PharmD, BCPS
Jordan Burdine, PharmD, MBA

Our speakers will present an array of neonatal topics and the medications associated with treating them. Part II continues the journey through the neonatal pharmacology alphabet going from neonatal delirium, oral glucose, valganciclovir and others, all the way to Zika virus.
NCC Code NNP 4
NCC Code NIC 3
NCC Code LRN 4
Rx = 3.25
050 
Patient Safety and the Just Culture: How do We Speak Up without Getting Shot Down?

Robert Turbow. MD, JD
Back by popular demand, and with more time for exploration and discussion as requested by nurses attending last year's conference! Dr. Turbow discusses the background of patient safety, the role of culture in preventing patient harm, high reliability principles, and cognitive errors. This session includes working in small groups, as well as a group discussion on how providers and leaders can become patient safety advocates.
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5


New! Main Conference Opens with Wednesday Evening Keynote Address

4:30-5:30 PM Keynote Address (All attendees invited)

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Improving Outcomes for Pregnant Women and Infants Impacted by the Opioid Epidemic
Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH, MS
Dr. Stephen Patrick is an acknowledged expert in the area of opioid use and abuse. He has researched and published widely on the opioid epidemic and neonatal abstinence syndrome. Dr. Patrick previously serves as Senior Science Policy Advisor to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and has testified before Congress on the rising numbers of newborns being diagnosed with opioid withdrawal after birth. He served as an expert consultant for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's publications "A Collaborative Approach to the Treatment of Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder and their Infants: A Foundation for Clinical Guidance," as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Substance Use and Prevention, and as a board member on the US Office of Personnel Managment's Mulit-State Plan Program Advisory Board. Dr. Patrick will open the conference by discussing the rise of opioid-related complications to improve outcomes for the dyad.
NCC Code  NNP 2
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code LRN 3

 5:30-7:30 PM Welcome Reception
Exhibit hall opens and poster viewing, appetizers, cash bar (All attendees invited)

 

Main Conference
Thursday, September 6
7:00 AM-4:30 PM Registration Open

8:00–8:15 AM     Welcome/General Announcements


General Sessions
8:15 – 9:15 AM

GS 101 
Healthcare Quality Challenges YOU Will Face in 2018

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Healthcare in 2018 will continue to be the whitewater of change and uncertainty. Legislators and consumers are demanding more cost transparencies. With the shift away from fee-for-service, healthcare systems want ways to lower costs while simultaneously improving the quality of care. Utilizing big data and clinical evidence to improve patient outcomes is of increasing importance. These challenges have implications for nursing. Dr. Melnyk provides an overview of what to expect in 2018 and how to handle the unexpected challenges of providing quality and proving it works within our systems.
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5


9:15–10:30 AM     Exhibits Open and Poster Viewing

10:30 – 11:30 AM

GS 102
Every Breath You Take: BPD in 2018

Stacey Dalgleish, MN, NP
The incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia remains significant for preterm infants despite new ventilatory technologies and strategies. Ms. Dalgleish provides a guided tour through common supportive and adjunctive interventions that may make a real difference for long-term outcomes of very low birth weight infants.
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 3

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

GS 103
Antimicrobial Stewardship in the NICU

Jim Thigpen, PharmD, BCPS
Antimicrobial Stewardship is a hot topic and a goal that all hospitals are addressing. But does it really matter in a NICU? What processes in antimicrobial stewardship should be implemented in the NICU and how might this improve the care that you provide.
NCC Code NNP 4
NCC Code NIC 3
NCC Code LRN 4
Rx=1


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

2:00 – 3:00 PM (A Workshops)

GS 115
Podium Presentation
Multiple Presenters
Peer-reviewed abstracts have been selected for podium presentations. Each session has multiple presenters. These cutting-edge presentations will bring you up-to-date on innovative research and clinical practice projects. 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 NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5


3:00–3:15 PM    Passing Break
3:15 – 4:15 PM

GS 125
Transfution and Feeding the Preterm Infant: Is There a Best Practice?
Brian Barkemeyer, MD
Concerns over the relationship between red blood cell transfusion and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) have resulted in a variety of alterations in feeding practices. Current knowledge about the relationship between transfusion and NEC are discussed along with what's known and what's practical for feeding the preterm infant in such circumstances.
NCC Code NNP 1
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code LRN 2



Friday, September 7
7:00 AM–5:15 PM Registration Open

8:00–8:15 AM Announcements
 
 General Sessions
8:15–9:00 AM

GS 271
Target Neonatal Echocardiography in the Modern NICU
Patrick McNamara, MB, BCh, BAO, DCh, MRCPCH, MSc
Dr. McNamara discusses the importance of physiology-guided neonatal cardiovascular care and how TnECHO provides novel insights and facilitates longitudinal evaluation. 
NCC Code NNP 1
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 2
Rx=.25

 9:00-9:45 am

 GS 272
Maternal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Renee Bruno, MD
Postpartum depression is an umbrella term that can limit understanding of the spectrum of mood and anxiety symptoms that may occur in the peripartum period. Dr. Bruno discusses the nurse's role in early identification of symptoms and treatment of mood disorders.
NCC Code NNP 1
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code LRN 1


9:45–11:15 AM    Last Chance to Visit Exhibits (Raffle, Coffee and Tea Service)

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

GS 273
Ventilation Conundrums: What Would You Do?
Jay Goldsmith, MD
Dr. Goldsmith describes four common ventilation scenarios and explores the pathophysiology and treatment of each case. Cases include chest x-rays, blood gases, and ventilator changes for you to interpret and discuss.
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code NIC 1



12:15–1:45 PM     Lunch and  ANN Member Meeting

1:45 – 2:30 PM (C Workshops)

281
Targeted Echos: How Can They Guide Your Practice? Case Studies
Patrick McNamara, MB, BCh, BAO, DCh, MRCPCH, MSc
Dr. McNamara presents case studies that highlight clinical situations where access to real-time hemodynamic/cardiovascular physiology provide novel insights regarding mechanism of illness, actual diagnosis, and more precise approaches to neonatal cardiovascular care. Join Dr. McNamara, learn, and test your knowledge.
NCC Code NNP 1 
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 2

282
The State of Our Profession: The APN Workforce
Tami Wallace, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC
The neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) is an integral part of many NICUs, but there is currently a shortage of NNPs and units are struggling to find ways to safely care for infants. How do we address the shortage, care for an aging workforce, and deal with market forces that affect our profession? Dr. Wallace describes the current status of the NNP workforce, the changing landscape around us, and current efforts to support the role of the NNP while still providing the best care in infants.
NCC Code NNP 5

283
What's New In Antipartum Testing?
Terri Cavaliere, DNP, NNP-BC
Antepartum testing is an important part of healthcare for pregnant women. New tests are being added at a rapid pace. Neonatal nurse practitioners are required to understand the meaning of these tests and to predict what implications, if any, they may have on the health of the neonate. Dr. Cavaliere discusses some of the more common tests performed during pregnancy and explores the implications the results have for the neonate.
NCC Code NNP 1
NCC Code NIC 1
NNC Code LRN 1


2:30–2:45 PM     Passing Break

2:45-3:45 PM (D Workshops)

291
Journal Club: Examine Your Practice
Jay Goldsmith, MD
Four recent controversial journal articles are selected and discussed by Dr. Goldsmith. The learner will have an opportunity to determine if these articles are important enough to change their present practice. Join the discussion!
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code NIC 2

292
Physiologic Biomarkers to Predict Subclinical Acute Kidney Injury in Preterm Infants
Terri Marin, PhD, NNP-BC, FAANP
Acute kidney injury (AKI) affects approximately 40 percent of very low birth weight infants. Early onset is common, but its recognition, effects, and outcomes are underappreciated. Dr. Marin presents findings from a pilot investigation that aimed to utilize urinary biomarkers and renal tissue oxygenation trends to identify actual and/or potential subclinical acute kidney injury in premature infants weighing 1800 grams or less at birth. Will the findings from this study increase our ability to intervene sooner and reduce associated complications of AKI? Join us to explore this topic in-depth.
NCC Code NNP 2
NCC Code NIC 2
NCC Code LRN 2

293
The Struggle to Prescribe Responsibly 
Tami Wallace, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC
As neonatal providers we prescribe drugs every day. Few of these drugs have been studied in neonates, even fewer have data on long-term outcomes after their use. Most are not approved for use in neonates. Dr. Wallace discusses the issues we face in our ongoing struggle to balance priorities and be responsible prescribers.
NCC Code NNP 4 
Rx=1


3:45-5:00 PM              Poster Viewing Reception
Join us for appetizers and a cash bar during this dedicated poster session. Poster presenters will be available to discuss their research or projects and answer questions.
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5


Saturday, September 8
7:00 AM–1:00 PM Registration Open

8:00–8:30 AM Announcements, Award Presentations, and Raffle
 

General Sessions
Combined Sessions with National Mother Baby and Neonatal Nurses Conference

8:30 – 9:30 AM

GS 301
Culture of Safety or Combat Zone: Tackling Causes and Solutions for Violence in the Hospital
Jacalyn Hardy, MS
Violent behavior toward nurses, physicians, and hospital staff members is an occupational hazard that every hospital encounters, particularly for frontline staff. Almost half of all workplace violence occurs in the healthcare setting, yet there is little consensus on how to address this problem. Ms. Hardy explores the risk factors for and causes of workplace violence and looks at prevention, regulations, and solutions that can help keep nurses in the business of caregiving, not combat.
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5

 9:30-10:30 AM

GS 302
Marijuana/Cannabis: "Weed to Know" Issues for the Care Provider and Patients
Maureen Shogan, MN, RNC
What is the difference between THC and CBD? Is there a high with medicinal marijuana? How does cannabis use in pregnancy affect the fetus? What are potential outcomes of using cannabis when breastfeeding? Learn how to educate parents about cannabis while using evidence that supports your teaching.
NCC Code NNP 3
NCC Code NIC 1
NCC Code LRN 1
Rx= .25


10:30-10:45 AM      Coffee and Tea Service
10:45– 11:45 AM

GS 303
The Limits of Viability: Making End of Life Decisions at the Beginning of Life
Bryan Darling, MD
Dr. Darling discusses the difficult, yet extremely important responsibility, of counseling parents prior to the delivery of extremely premature infants that are bordering on the limits of viability. An overview of medical ethics is discussed before describing the added ethical dilemmas with regards to the extremely premature infant, including the role of the parents as the decision makers in this emotion-charged setting.
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

GS 304
Aspire to Transform
Michelle Deck, RN, BSN, Med, LCCE
Healthcare professionals are asked to transform many times in their careers. This session focuses on how to transform your teaching with creative methods, and how to ROCK your personal and professional opportunities for growth and transformation. Michele will leave you inspired to transform!
NCC Code NNP 5
NCC Code NIC 4
NCC Code LRN 5


12:45 – 1:00 PM     Concluding Remarks

Topics and Speakers are Subject to Change

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