Neonatal Developmental & Behavioral Care

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On behalf of the NIDCAP Federation International (NFI) and Contemporary Forums, we'd like to invite you to the 29th annual "Neonatal Developmental & Behavioral Care" conference (formerly "Developmental Interventions in Neonatal Care").

The NFI and Contemporary Forums have joined together to collaborate on bringing you this outstanding program, putting together national experts and NIDCAP leaders to discuss interprofessional strategies for providing individualized, developmentally supportive and family-centered care for fragile infants.

Evidence continues to show that the cascade of ongoing stimuli in the NICU significantly affects the neuromotor and neurosensory development of sick and premature infants. The science of developmental care has become increasingly sophisticated, challenging the developmental team to examine current practices and consider changes that may improve outcomes. The multidisciplinary faculty from the fields of medicine, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, and speech pathology will help you translate the research in this field into practical, advanced strategies for supporting the fragile infant's developmental and behavioral needs. Join us at this conference to hear cutting-edge approaches for making a difference in the lives of these fragile infants and their families.

About the NFI 
The NIDCAP Federation International (NFI) promotes the Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) in hospitals around the world. It facilitates training that supports the growth and development of newborns, especially those born prematurely, and to improve the quality of their care and the support for their families.

Formed in 2001, the NFI is a private, non-profit, charitable organization committed to providing the highest quality of education and training for professionals who provide care for infants in newborn intensive care nurseries and support their families. With the goal of optimizing health and developmental outcome, the NFI aspires for all newborns and families to receive hospital care and assessment in the relationship based, family integrated NIDCAP model. The NFI assures the quality of NIDCAP education, training and certification for professionals and hospital systems, and advances the philosophy and science of such care. The NFI serves as the authoritative leader for research, development, and dissemination of the Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) and for the certification of trainers, health care professionals, and nurseries in the NIDCAP approach.

Join the NFI now and qualify for the $30 discount on the Main Conference tuition. (Please enter the code DNFI13 on the payment page when registering online. Membership will be verified.) Go to www.nidcap.org/membership to become a member today!

New Orleans

The soul of New Orleans is thriving!

The birthplace of Jazz and festive home of Mardi Gras, New Orleans provides an exciting, colorful setting for the conference. Stroll through the picturesque French Quarter and view quaint Italian courtyards, sculpted fountains and sprawling Victorian mansions. Venture to Bourbon Street, the historic street at the center of the French Quarter, known for its lively music scene, folklore, mystery and iconic architecture, as well as its famous night life... and SO MUCH MORE!

Highlights & Benefits

  • Multiple Preconferences focusing on a variety of issues related to developmental care.
  • Premier, multidisciplinary faculty members eager to share their experience and practices with you.
  • A number of "Hot Topics," including neuroprotection of the developing brain, infant mental health issues, impact of the NICU environment, short and long-term outcomes, feeding issues, supporting attachment, and the parenting experience.
  • 20 concurrent sessions, arranged in tracks from basic to advanced, addressing key concepts in the developmental support of the fragile infant.
  • Practical, evidence-based strategies and approaches which you can take home and apply immediately in your NICU.
  • Networking opportunities for building professional relationships, sharing your stories, and appreciating the unique culture that is New Orleans!

Conference Objectives

  • Identify evidence-based guidelines and key components of providing individualized, developmental support to premature and sick infants and their families.
  • Focus on infant mental health, recognizing behavioral and environmental factors which influence outcomes.
  • Discuss brain development in fragile infants and describe neuroprotective strategies.
  • Examine techniques for building collaborative care relationships with parents of sick infants.
  • Discuss the economics of developmental care as it relates to improving quality and outcomes.
  • Describe best practices when implementing individualized developmental care in your NICU.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone involved in the care of high-risk newborns including:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Developmental Specialists
  • Infant Educators
  • Psychologists
  • Speech - Language Pathologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Neonatologists
  • Pediatricians
  • Case Managers
  • Social Workers
  • Follow-up Personnel
  • Child Life Specialists
  • You!

 

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Exhibits

We are inviting representatives from professionally relevant companies, organizations and hospitals to exhibit equipment, supplies, services and career opportunities.

For exhibit space availability or additional information:
PHONE: (925) 361-4807
EMAIL: exhibits@cforums.com
VISIT: contemporaryforums.com/exhibitors.html

Finally a continuing education opportunity that takes an interdisciplinary approach to developmental care in the NICU! The knowledge and experience of all speakers are invaluable!

Lora A Whitehead, MS, PT
Cedarville, NJ

Conference Program

Preconference A

Physiological Psychology in Newborns
John Chappel, MA, RPT

The body, or soma, of the infant, with its amazing array of sensory-motor capabilities, is the balancing point for physiological and behavioral synactive development. Protecting and nurturing the infant's body through individualized developmental positioning and handling assists the newborn in balancing the allostatic loads of the NICU and the sequellae of our acute caregiving. This Preconference will explore functions of the somatic systems and their role in establishing the physiological psychology of the infant in the NICU and beyond. Early movement influences all  physiological functions and has a profound impact on newborn behavior and adaptation. Discussion of specific interventions to prevent the cascade of maladaptation in the infant's synactive development will be included.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Describe how position and posture help to control autonomic nervous system integrity.
  • Discuss specific stressors for the infant in the NICU and how these stressors impact the developing sensory-motor  system.
  • Identify specific interventions for maximizing function of the aero-digestive system.

7:00 a.m.

Preconference A registration
Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.–
12:15 p.m.

Influences on the integrity of the infant's autonomic nervous system
Stress and the newborn's developing sensory-motor systems
Position, posture and body shape's influence on respiration, digestion, elimination
and sleep
Best practices to support the physiological psychology of the newborn

Preconference B

Nurturing the Infant and Family During Feedings in the NICU

Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP
Deborah E. Schoch, RNC, PhD(c), IBCLC, CCE, CPST

Feeding is a complex motor task that requires the coordination and integration of the physiologic, motor/sensory, state and attention systems. Understanding normal development of feeding and recognizing readiness cues are essential skills for clinicians working with preterm, medically fragile or chronically-ill infants. Clinicians must also support the family to be successful at feeding. This Preconference will address the challenges of evaluating feedings in terms of skill, efficiency and endurance and will provide bottle and breast feeding interventions that result in safe, comfortable oral feedings.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Evaluate the progression of sucking development in the preterm infant.
  • Describe the difference in acquisition of compression and suction, and the respective influence on efficiency and endurance.
  • Discuss evidence-based strategies to assist in acquisition of safe, comfortable bottle and breast feedings.

7:00 a.m.

Preconference B registration
Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.–
12:15 p.m.

Roles of maturation, experience, and physiologic stability on acquisition of feeding skills
Review efficacy of interventions designed to hasten and/or improve feeding skills
Strategies to support readiness and progression in bottle and breast feeding skills
Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile infants algorithm (SOFFI), a theory-based feeding approach based on quality indicators

Preconference C
Individualized Developmental Care at Work: Challenging Case Presentations Leading to Change in Clinical Practice

gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN
Kathleen A. Vandenberg, PhD

This Preconference will present four challenging case presentations, including two acutely ill premature infants, a late preterm newborn and a very sick full term newborn. Each of these cases illustrates individualized family centered care approaches with multidisciplinary developmental implementation of care. Through slides, video vignettes, and interactive discussion, these "real life" examples will help you recognize and respond to infant signals, promote self-regulation in the newborn, maximize stable ranges of behavior, and demonstrate education and support of the family and medical staff.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify neurobehavioral issues for four case examples.
  • Describe and respond to the physiological, motor, state and regulatory needs of NICU infants.
  • Identify implications for individualized developmental care, including environmental modifications, neurosensory support, facilitation of interactions and specific neurodevelopmental interventions.
  • Demonstrate education and support for parents and medical staff.

12:30 p.m.

Preconference C registration

1:15–5:30 p.m.

Through 4 illustrative case examples, explore these essential concepts of developmental care:
Neurobehavioral issues of high risk newborns
Physiological, motoric, state and regulatory needs of infants
Implications and strategies for environmental modification
Neurosensory support
Facilitation of interactions
Neurodevelopmental interventions
Education and support of parents and multidisciplinary collaboration

Preconference D
Dropping Breadcrumbs: Small Steps of Intervention to Improve Outcomes

Paige Terrien Church, MD
Maureen Luther, BSc (PT), MA
Patricia Maddalena, MHSc, NP

Attend this interdisciplinary workshop which will explore evidence-based therapeutic approaches and developmental theory to provide cost-effective and manageable small steps of early intervention with neonatal follow-up visits. This workshop will provide developmental and family approaches in the NICU and continue into the neonatal follow-up clinic. Through providing families with tools and resources, we can empower them to advocate, be involved, and parent their children more effectively.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Focus on key points of developmental theory when considering early intervention strategies.
  • Describe developmental outcomes of prematurity and atypicalities in neurodevelopment that occur as the result of prematurity.
  • Discuss evidence-based developmental approaches in the NICU and Follow-Up Clinic.

12:30 p.m.

Preconference D registration

1:15–5:30 p.m.

Critical and vulnerable periods in neurodevelopment and impact of the NICU environment
Neurodevelopmental/behavioral phenotype of prematurity
Assess, identify, intervene: putting it into action
Promoting stress reduction for the infant, caregivers and parents, fostering attachment, and enhancing parent responsiveness
Evaluating the NICU environment in terms of stress reduction, attachment, and the infant's cues and signals
Neonatal follow-up: emphasizing strengths of the infant and family
and strategies for early intervention

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 a.m.

Main Conference Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits

8:00

Neonatal Developmental and Behavioral Care: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Newborns in the NICU and Beyond
gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN

8:15

Infant Mental Health: A Legacy of Newborn individualized Developmental Care
Heidelise Als, PhD

9:00

The Impact of the NICU Environment on Infants and Families: What We Have Learned
Robert  D. White, MD

9:45

Refreshment Break, Exhibits

10:15

The Intensive Care Nursery and The Parent Child Relationship
Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., MD

11:00

Brain Imaging and Outcome After Prematurity
John P. Phillips, MD

11:45

Questions and Discussion
Faculty Panel

12:15 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

1:45

Neuroprotection of the Developing Brain
Raylene Phillips, MD, MA, IBCLC

2:30

NIDCAP  Federation International: Improving Care and Outcomes for Newborns and Families
James M. Helm, PhD

3:00

Refreshment Break, Exhibits

3:30

The Economics of Developmental Care: Improving Quality and Outcomes
Shoo K. Lee, MBBS, FRCPC, FAAC, PhD

4:15

Questions and Discussion
Faculty Panel

4:45

Adjourn

6:00-9:00

Dinner & Jazz  Cruise

During each concurrent session, 4 topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms. Indicate your selections on the registration form. Tracks have been designated to address specific interest areas as follows:
F= Foundations of Developmental Care       
EB = Evidence-Based Practice
MH = Infant/Family Mental Health               
Multi = Complex Multidisciplinary Care

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00

Concurrent Sessions #1

F #11  Assessment of Preterm Infants' Behavior (APIB): Profile of Newborn Competence
Heidelise Als, PhD

EB #12  Keeping Mother and Baby Together: Evidence-Based Imperatives
Raylene M. Phillips, MD, IBCLC, FAAP

MH #13  Supporting Attachment in the NICU: From Theory to Bedside
Melissa  R. Johnson, PhD

Multi #14  Assisting the Newborn with Self-Regulation: Strategies That Work
James  M. Helm, PhD

9:15

Refreshment Break, Exhibits

9:45

Concurrent Sessions #2

F #21  Applying Baby Friendly Concepts to the NICU Setting
Deborah E. Schoch, RNC, PhD(c), IBCLC, CCE,  CPST

EB #22  The Drug-Exposed Newborn: Pathophysiology and Treatment Options
John P. Phillips, MD

MH #23  Family Integrated Care: A New Model for Parent Participation in Care
Shoo K. Lee, MBBS, FRCPC, FAAP, PhD

Multi #24  Movement Analysis of the Aero-Digestive System: Therapeutic Interventions That Make Sense
John Chappel, MA, RPT

11:00

SessIon Change

11:15

Concurrent Sessions #3

F #31  Developmental Care 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice
Linda  C  Lacina, MSN, RN

EB #32 Can We Define Breastfeeding Readiness in Preterm Infants?
Deborah E. Schoch, RNC, PhD(c), IBCLC, CCE,  CPST

MH #33  Relationships in Early Intervention: Supporting Families and Infants with Multiple Challenges at Discharge
Melissa  R. Johnson, PhD

Multi #34  Multidisciplinary Collaboration in the NICU: The Developmental Specialist and Team
Kathleen A. Vandenberg, PhD

12:30 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

2:00

Concurrent Sessions #4

F #41  Developmental Care Giving: the First Responders of Habilitation of the Newborn
Mary S. Stanford, MS, CCC-SLP

EB #42  Correlations in Assessment of Preterm Infant Behavior (APIB) System Scores with Maturation and Clinical Complications in Follow Up
gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN

MH #43  Neurosensory Support: Protecting the Newborn Brain During Continuous Interplay of NICU Stimuli
Lindsay Lightbody, MA

Multi #44  Above All, Do No Harm: Developmental Care and Support for the Complex Term Infant with Medical, Surgical, or Cardiac Issues
Linda  C.  Lacina, MSN, RN

3:15

Refreshment Break

3:30

Concurrent Sessions #5

F #51  Supporting Preterm Infant Development: Prevention of Stress and Agitation
Lindsay Lightbody, MA
Mary S. Stanford, MS, CCC-SLP

EB #52 Issues in Developmental Screening and Assessment
Glen P. Aylward, PhD, ABPP

MH #53 Building a Better Village: Empowering NICU Families with Collaborative Care Models
Kate Robson, MEd

Multi #54 Sensory-Based Feeding Disorders: Identification, Management, and Implications for Later Development
Marjorie Meyer Palmer, MA, LSP

4:45

Adjourn

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00

Outcomes of High Risk Infants: Trends and Controversies
Glen P. Aylward, PhD, ABPP

8:45

Transitional Feeding Following Discharge from the NICU
Marjorie Meyer Palmer, MA, LSP

9:30

Refreshment Break

9:45

We Take These Babies Home: A Parent's Perspective on NICU Transitions and Life Outside the Hospital
Kate Robson, MEd

10:30

Tips from the Grasshopper: Using Follow-up Data in Consultation With Families
 Paige Terrien Church, MD

11:15

Take Home Messages: What Have We learned?
Kathleen a. Vandenberg, PhD

11:30

Questions and Discussion
Faculty Panel

12:15 p.m.

Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Heidelise Als, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology (Psychiatry)
Harvard Medical School
Director, National NIDCAP Training Center
Founding Member and Past President
NIDCAP Federation International (NFI)
Director, Neurobehavioral Infant and Child Studies
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Patricia Maddalena, MHSc, NP
Paediatric Nurse Practitioner
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Glen P. Aylward, PhD, ABPP
Professor, Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Director, Division of Developmental-Behavioral
Pediatrics/Psychology
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, Illinois

Marjorie Meyer Palmer, MA, LSP
Speech Pathologist & Neonatal/Pediatric
Feeding Specialist, Private Practice
Fremont, California
Founder/Director, NOMAs International
Feeding Consultant, Neonatology
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
San Francisco, California

John Chappel, MA, RPT
NIDCAP Certified Pediatric Physical Therapist
Metaphysical Therapeutics
East Hampton, New York

John P. Phillips, MD
Medical Director, The Mind Research Network
Director of Pediatric Neurology
Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics
University of New Mexico Health Science Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Paige Terrien Church, MD
Program Consultant
Assistant Professor of Paediatrics
University of Toronto
Director, Neonatal Follow Up Clinic
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Raylene  Phillips, MD, MA, IBCLC
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Director of Neonatology, Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta
Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, Division of Neonatology
Loma Linda, California

James M. Helm, PhD
Director, Carolina NIDCAP Training Center
Vice President for Administration
NIDCAP Federation International (NFI)
Infant-Family Specialist
WakeMed
Raleigh, North Carolina

Kate Robson, MEd
Parent Coordinator
Neonatal ICU
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Melissa R. Johnson, PhD
Pediatric Psychologist, WakeMed
Raleigh, North Carolina
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor, Center for Family & Infant Interaction
Department of Pediatrics
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
Speech & Language Pathologist/Research Consultant
Feeding Fundamentals, LLC
Denver, Colorado

Linda C. Lacina, MSN, RN
NIDCAP Trainer
Infant Developmental Specialist and
Education Specialist II
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Deborah  E. Schoch, RNC, PhD(c), IBCLC, CCE,
CPST
Lactation Consultant/Coordinator of Childbirth Education
Cooper University Hospital
Camden, New Jersey
Adjunct  Faculty, Widener University
Chester, Pennsylvania
Adjunct Faculty, Richard Stockton College
Pomona, New Jersey

gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN
Conference Co-Chair
President
NIDCAP Federation International (NFI)
Director, Mid-Atlantic NIDCAP Center
Clinical Nurse Scientist
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper University
Health Care
Camden, New Jersey

Mary S. Stanford, MS, CCC-SLP
Neonatal Feeding Specialist
Northside Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia
Doctoral Candidate, Teachers College
Columbia University
New York, New York

Shoo K. Lee, MBBS, FRCPC, FAAP, PhD
Professor of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and
Gynaecology, and Public Health
University of Toronto
Scientific Director, Institute of Human Development,
Child and Youth Health
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Paediatrician-in-Chief and Director of Maternal-Infant Care Research Centre
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kathleen A. Vandenberg, PhD
Conference Co-Chair
Academic Administrator
Center Director/NIDCAP Master Trainer
West Coast NIDCAP and APIB Training Center
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Lindsay Lightbody, MA
Infant Developmental Specialist
Department of Pediatrics
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Robert D. White, MD
Pediatrix Medical Group
Director, Regional Newborn Program
Memorial Hospital
Adjunct Professor of Psychology
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana

Maureen Luther, BSc (PT), MA
Paediatric Physiotherapist
Neonatal Follow-up Clinic & NICU
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Vice-Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Executive Director, Institute of Infant and Early
Childhood Mental Health
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana

Accreditation

A Certificate of Attendance will be available online after you complete the course requirements, enabling you to register your credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. To apply for credit not listed below, use the procedure established by the specific organization.

 

Preconferences

Main Conference

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners1

4 ANNC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours each

16.5 ANCC/19.8
CA BRN contact hours

Physical Therapists2

4 hours each

16.5 hours

Occupational Therapists3

.4 CEUs each

1.65 CEUs

Physicians4

4 credits each

16.5 credits

Psychologists5

4 hours each

16.5 hours

Social Workers/Marriage,
Family & Child Counselors6

4 hours each

16.5 CE credit hours

Speech Pathologists7

0.4 CEUs

This program is offered for 1.7 CEUs. (Various level; Professional Area)

Case Managers8

Credit is pending.

 

1Contemporary Forums is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516. (CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes)

This program is approved for a maximum of 24.5 NAPNAP contact hours (4 contact hours each - Preconferences, 16.5 contact hours -Main Conference) per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
Continuing Education Guidelines. Contemporary Forums, NAPNAP Approved Provider, Agency #12.

NCC Certified Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Contemporary Forums is a continuing education organization recognized by the National Certification Corporation. This conference covers a variety of the Core Competency Areas and Content Topics required for the NCC's Certification Maintenance in your specialty.

2The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Contemporary Forums as an Approval Agency to approve providers of Continuing Competency Courses in California.

3This program is approved by Contemporary Forums, American Occupational Therapy Association Approved Provider #3273. Assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

4Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 24.5 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

5Contemporary Forums is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Contemporary Forums maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

6This conference has been approved by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Provider #1975-148.

This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit hours for Marriage, Family & Child Counselors and/or Licensed Clinical Social Workers as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #PCE771.

Preconference A: This program is available for 0.4 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area)
Preconference B: This program is available for 0.4 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)
Preconference C: This program is available for 0.4 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area)
Preconference D: This program is available for 0.4 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area)
Main Conference: This program is available for 1.65 CEUs (Various level, Professional area)

8Application has been made for continuing education credit from the Commission for Case Manager Certification.

 

Faculty Member

Company/ Organization

Affiliation

Compensation

Heidelise Als, PhD

None

None

None

Glen P. Aylward, PhD, ABPP

None

None

None

John Chappel, MA, RPT

None

None

None

Paige Terrien Church, MD

None

None

None

James M. Helm, PhD

NFI

Board of Directors, Director/Trainer NIDCAP Center

NIDCAP Training-Financial

Melissa R. Johnson, PhD

None

None

None

Linda C. Lacina, BSN, RN

Cincinnati Children's Medical Center

Employee

Educator-Salary Financial

gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN

None

None

None

Shoo K. Lee, MBBS, FRCPC, FAAP, PhD

None

None

None

Lindsay Lightbody, MA

None

None

None

Maureen Luther, BSc (PT), MA

None

None

None

Patricia Maddalena, MHSc, NP

None

None

None

Marjorie Meyer Palmer, MA, LSP

NOMAS International
Therpeutic Media

Founder/Director
President/Owner

Neonatal Feeding
Neonatal/Pediatric Online Courses-Financial

John P. Phillips, MD

None

None

None

Raylene Phillips, MD, MA, IBCLC, FAAP

None

None

None

Kate Robson, MEd

None

None

None

Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP

None

None

None

Deborah E. Schoch, RNC, PhD(c), IBCLC, CCE, CPST

None

None

None

Mary S. Stanford, MS, CCC-SLP

None

None

None

Kathleen A. VandenBerg, PhD

NIDCAP

Trainer, Consultant to INCUs, Independent Contractor

Developmental Care-Financial-Independent Contractor

Robert D. White, MD

Pediatrix Medical Group
WhiteBriar Corporation
Phillips
Natus
GE

Employee, shareholder
Owner
Speaker, 

Financial-Honorarium

Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., MD

Guilford Press
Harvard Press

Book Royalties
Book RoyaltiesInfant Mental Health
Deprivation

Financial-Royalties from Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty Member

Company/ Organization

Nature of Relationship

Role in Organization

Heidelise Als, PhD

None

None

None

Glen P. Aylward, PhD, ABPP

None

None

None

John Chappel, MA, RPT

None

None

None

Paige Terrien Church, MD

None

None

None

James M. Helm, PhD

None

None

None

Melissa R. Johnson, PhD

None

None

None

Linda C. Lacina, BSN, RN

None

None

None

gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN

NIDCAP Federation International

Cofounder and President

President & Board Member

Shoo K. Lee, MBBS, FRCPC, FAAP, PhD

None

None

None

Lindsay Lightbody, MA

None

None

None

Maureen Luther, BSc (PT), MA

None

None

None

Patricia Maddalena, MHSc, NP

None

None

None

Marjorie Meyer Palmer, MA, LSP

None

None

None

John P. Phillips, MD

None

None

None

Raylene Phillips, MD, MA, IBCLC

None

None

None

Kate Robson, MEd

None

None

None

Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP

POPSICLE Center

Board Member

Volunteer

Deborah E. Schoch, RNC, PhD(c), IBCLC, CCE, CPST

None

None

None

Mary S. Stanford, MS, CCC-SLP

None

None

None

Kathleen A. VandenBerg, PhD

None

None

None

Robert D. White, MD

None

None

None

Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., MD None None None

Location

New Orleans

The soul of New Orleans is thriving! The birthplace of Jazz and festive home of Mardi Gras, New Orleans provides an exciting, colorful setting for this conference.  Stroll through the picturesque French Quarter and view quaint Italian courtyards, sculpted fountains and sprawling Victorian mansions. Venture to Bourbon Street, the historic center of the French Quarter, known for its lively music, folklore, mystery and iconic architecture as well as its famous nightlife and local jazz scene.

A visit to New Orleans would not be complete without sampling its world-renowned restaurants serving the Cajun and Creole cuisine that helps define this city's heritage. Relax any time of the day with a fresh hot beignet and café au lait at Café du Monde. Enjoy celebrated restaurants, including Commander's Palace, Emeril's, K-Paul's, Acme Oyster House, Tujague's, Mother's, and Herbsaint for a gastronomic treat. Stop by Pat O'Brien's on Bourbon Street and try their famous libation—the Hurricane!

NETWORKING EVENT: NEW ORLEANS DINNER & JAZZ CRUISE
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 • 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans from the decks of the steamboat Natchez. Cruise along the Mississippi while enjoying live jazz music, a Creole buffet dinner and watching the lights come up over the city. The Natchez is the last authentic steam-powered paddle-wheeler left on the Mississippi river.  As the Natchez glides past the French Quarter and through one of the world's most active ports, you begin to understand the magic of the experience.  For all its history and romance, the excitement of riding a steamboat is as real and rich and genuine now as it was a century ago.

Highlights of the Evening:

  • Special designated area on board for attendees of the "Neonatal Developmental & Behavioral Care" conference to enhance networking opportunities.
  • A casual Creole buffet dinner featuring the special flavors of New Orleans.
  • Live jazz music performed by the Grammy nominated "Dukes of Dixieland."
  • Incredible views of the skyline and the city lighting up throughout the evening.

Cost of this event has been subsidized by Contemporary Forums so you pay only $20 if you are a conference attendee (price per nonconference Guest is $63). Price includes dinner and live music. Beverages are on your own.  Space is limited to 150 so register early.

Please note: The steamboat Natchez does not qualify for producing gluten-free meals as established by the gluten-free certification organization and therefore must decline a guest's request for a special meal.

Join your colleagues and friends for a relaxing evening savoring all that is New Orleans!

Hotel/Travel

Hotel Accommodations

The conference will be held at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center 859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130-1754.

A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from November 4 to November 10 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.

RATES: $185 single/double
(*Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.)

For Room Reservations:
To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation early and before the "hotel room block release date" which is October 14. Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now. After the release date, rooms and group rates may no longer be available so call the hotel regarding availability.

For room reservations, call (800) 305-6342 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference, Neonatal Developmental & Behavioral Care. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation. Reservations must include a first night's deposit.

Reserve your room online here. 

Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations. For additional hotel information, call the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center at (504) 613-2888.

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Travel Discounts

Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares visit www.united.com, insert OFFER CODE ZPCB367092. Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase.

Southwest Airlines®—Our Neonatal Developmental & Behavioral Care Conference Airline

Beginning on 07/25/2013, Neonatal Developmental & Behavioral Care Conference Airline attendees will receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through our SWABIZ® account. Southwest Airlines is offering a 5% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the convention. To receive the discounted rate, simply apply promo code CORPMEET8 in the promo code box on the flight selection page of swabiz.com.**Book your travel between 07/25 & 10/19 to take advantage of the discounted rates. (Discounts available for travel 11/2 through 11/13.)

Take advantage of the discounted rates and book now!

By flying Southwest Airlines, as a Neonatal Developmental & Behavioral Care traveler, you will also receive the following benefits:

  • 25% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from the convention with Rapid Rewards # added to your reservation. (To enroll in the Rapid Rewards program, visit www.southwest.com/corporaterapidrewards)
  • No baggage fees (first two bags)
  • No change or cancellation fees
  • No peak travel or fuel surcharges
  • Consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT

To take advantage of this offer, click on this link: http://www.swabiz.com/flight/search-flight.html?cid=99516421

 **Promo code T&C’s

Hertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. For special rates, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV#03000260.

Fees

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

 

Preconferences

Main Conference

Early Registration*
(On/before September 25)

$145 EACH

$475

Regular Registration
(After September 25)

$185 EACH

$525

*Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before September 25.
**NIDCAP Federation International members may take a $30 discount on the full Main Conference tuition.

Out of consideration to registrants, children of any age and spouses may not attend the sessions. Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.

Register only ONCE, online at ContemporaryForums.com, by mail or fax (800) 329-9923, or call (800) 377-7707, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information.

Method of Tuition Payment
Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check. Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number.

Group Discounts
(Mail, fax or call in together. Online registration is not available.) Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete Main Conference. Discounts do not apply to the Preconferences. To qualify for the   group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet. Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received.
          $25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group
          $45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group

Partial Attendance
(Online registration is not available.) To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply. Registrations may not be shared.

Cancellations
Cancellations may be made by phone or in writing. Cancellations received on/before September 25 receive a full tuition refund. Cancellations received after September 25 are assessed a $20 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations received after the conference begins or for "no shows." If this meeting is cancelled for any reason, including labor strikes or acts of God, liability is limited to a full refund of registration fees.

Program Changes
Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.

Questions?
Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email: info@cforums.com

If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

 

Online CE Library

Earn CE Credit Online at Your ConvenienCE Contemporary Forums Online CE Library is your on-demand resource for quality healthcare continuing education. All online sessions are captured directly from our recorded live conferences and are ANCC/ACCME accredited.

  • Hundreds of multimedia presentations from over 20 conferences
  • 1500+ contact hours of CE credit available
  • Earn CE credit immediately by completing online exams
  • Print your CE Certificates and track hours via your personalized CE Transcript link
  • Option to purchase single sessions at $15 or entire conferences at discounted prices

The Online CE Library is continually updated with new topics and features the latest evidence-based education in women's health, psychiatric nursing, contraception, pediatric and adolescent care, neonatal care, OB/GYN, critical care, nurse education, pharmacology, patient safety and more! Create your free account today at onlineCElibrary.com.

Online CE Library Group Access Programs Provide your staff with high-quality continuing education and give your budget a break with an Online CE Library Group Access Account. Organizations of any size can create customized CE programs for staff education and development. Ideal for:

  • Hospitals/Healthcare Facilities
  • Clinics
  • Student Health Services
  • Education Institutions
  • Military and Veteran Healthcare Organizations
  • Medical Groups

To request group account pricing and details, visit OnlineCELibrary.com or call (925) 361-4811.

Attendee Information

Thank you for registering for the Neonatal Developmental & Behavioral Care conference being held November 6 - 9, 2013, at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott, 859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 613-2888.

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN will begin on Wednesday, November 6. Preconferences A and B will check in between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Preconferences C and D will check in from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. If you are also registered for the Main Conference, you will receive all registration materials at this time. The location of the Registration Desk will be listed on the hotel's event schedule.

MAIN CONFERENCE CHECK-IN: Thursday, November 7, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. If you attended one the Preconferences, you do not need to check in again for the Main Conference. However, if you are registered for the Main Conference only, you must check in to receive your conference materials. To avoid the rush that can occur on the first morning of the Main Conference, we recommend you arrive early to allow adequate time for the check-in process, enjoy your continental breakfast and be ready for the start of the conference at 8:00 a.m.

SESSIONS begin promptly as listed in the conference brochure and online and are open only to registered participants. Out of consideration to others, infants, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms or refreshment break areas.

SPEAKER HANDOUTS: Approximately ten days before the conference begins you will receive an email with instructions to review, download or print the handout materials posted by the faculty on the Contemporary Forums website at ContemporaryForums.com. The slides will not be printed in the Conference Guide you receive on-site. These slides will be replaced 3-5 days after the conference with the slides actually presented at the conference. Please add  ContemporaryForums@cforums.comto your Contacts and/or Safe Senders list since emails may be filtered as SPAM or blocked.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE: Participants will complete online speaker evaluations for each session attended and an overall evaluation in order to obtain CE credit and print the Certificate of Attendance. Completion of this process is the participant's responsibility and must be completed within 30 days after the conference ends by going to our website at ContemporaryForums.com. Detailed instructions will be emailed to you and also available in the Conference Guide you receive on-site.

NEW ORLEANS DOWNTOWN MARRIOTT offers a special conference rate which is available  until the room block is filled, but no later than October 14, 2013. To make your reservation, call Marriott Reservations at (800) 305-6342. Be sure to say you are participating in Contemporary Forums' Neonatal Developmental & Behavioral Care conference. To reserve your room online, please visit our website at ContemporaryForums.com for details. After the release date of October 14, call the hotel directly at (504) 613-2888 to check for room availability.

NEW ORLEANS DINNER & JAZZ CRUISE is offered on Thursday evening, November 7, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. The tour is open to conference participants and their guests. The cruise is subsidized by Contemporary Forums so that the cost to registered participants is just $20.00. The price for non-conference attendees is $63.00 per person. The price includes dinner and live music. Beverages are on your own. For a more detailed description of the tour, please refer to page 11 of the conference brochure or online. If you are interested in participating in this tour and did not purchase a ticket when registering for the conference, call us at (925) 377-7707 to check availability.

ONLINE CE LIBRARY: Contemporary Forums' Online CE Library is your on-demand resource for quality continuing education and offers over 1000 multimedia presentations recorded from our live conferences. For more information or details about group access discounts, visit OnlineCELibrary.com or call 925-361-4811.

JOIN THE CONFERENCE CONVERSATION: Receive live conference updates, learn about special exhibitor promotions, and communicate with faculty and fellow participants. Follow Neonatal Developmental & Behavioral Care on Twitter: #NEODEV13. Include #NEODEV13 in your Tweets and post your feedback on sessions, ask questions, and so much more. Search #NEODEV13 to view the current conversation and conference updates as they occur on- site. Follow Contemporary Forums at https://twitter.com/CForums.

DISCOUNTED AIR FARES: Contemporary Forums has made a special discount agreement with United Airlines. To obtain these special conference fares, go online to United.com and enter the Account Code ZPCB367092. Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. Since seats are limited, make your reservation early to ensure the best flights and schedule.

HERTZ RENT-A-CAR is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference, as well as one week before and after. To obtain the special rates, call Hertz at (800) 654-2240. Please refer to Contemporary Forums and the conference discount code CV # 03000260.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE: Shuttle service is available to the New Orleans Downtown Marriott through Airport Shuttle at the rate of $20.00 per person, one-way; or $38.00 per person, round-trip. For information or reservations, call  866-
596-2699, or visit the website at www.airportshuttleneworleans.com. Ticket booths are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area. (Advance reservations are required 48 hours prior to travel for all ADA accessible transfers. Please call in advance of your travel date to reserve the specially-equipped shuttle.) Prices are subject to change without notice.

TAXIS charge approximately $33.00 from New Orleans International Airport to the New Orleans Downtown Marriott Hotel.

PARKING is available at the  New Orleans Downtown Marriott  by  Valet only at the following rates: $15.00 for day guest parking; $38.00 per 24 hours for overnight hotel guests (overnight rate includes in/out privileges).

Alternate Parking: Fulton Place Parking:
901 Convention Center Blvd. (approximately 0.3 miles from the Marriott) Self-parking rate: $20.00 per 24 hours
For information, visit www.fultonplaceparking.com or call 504-269-7296

Please note: All parking rates are subject to change without notice

TOURIST INFORMATION is offered by the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-
672-6124 or online at www.neworleanscvb.com. Temperatures in New Orleans in April are in the 70's during the day with lows in the 50's in the evening.  Since meeting rooms can be cool, a light jacket or sweater is recommended.

THANK YOU for registering for Neonatal Developmental & Behavioral Care. If there is any way that Contemporary Forums can assist you in making arrangements for the conference, call us at (800) 377-7707, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time).

** Rates and times are approximate and subject to change **

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