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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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, PTCedarville, NJ

Conference Program

PRECONFERENCE A

8:00 am

Stress and the newborn?s developing sensory-motor systems
John Chappel, MA, RPT
John Chappel, MA, RPT

8:00

Position, posture and body shape?s influence on respiration, digestion, elimination and sleep
John Chappel, MA, RPT

8:00

Best practices to support the physiological psychology of the newborn
John Chappel, MA, RPT

PRECONFERENCE B

8:00 am

Roles of maturation, experience, and physiologic stability on acquisition of feeding skills
Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP
Deborah Schoch, RNC, PhD(c), IBCLC, CCE, CPST

8:00

Review efficacy of interventions designed to hasten and/or improve feeding skills
Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP
Deborah Schoch, RNC, PhD(c), IBCLC, CCE, CPST

8:00

Strategies to support readiness and progression in bottle and breast feeding skills
Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP
Deborah Schoch, RNC, PhD(c), IBCLC, CCE, CPST

8:00

Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants Algorithm (SOFFI), a theory-based feeding approach based on quality indicators
Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP
Deborah Schoch, RNC, PhD(c), IBCLC, CCE, CPST

PRECONFERENCE C

1:15 pm

Through 4 illustrative case examples, explore these essential concepts of developmental care: Neurobehavioral issues of high risk newborns
gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN
Kathleen VandenBerg, PhD

1:15

Physiological, motoric, state and regulatory needs of infants
gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN
Kathleen VandenBerg, PhD

1:15

Implications and strategies for environmental modification
gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN
Kathleen VandenBerg, PhD

1:15

Neurosensory support
gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN
Kathleen VandenBerg, PhD

1:15

Facilitation of interactions
gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN
Kathleen VandenBerg, PhD

1:15

Neurodevelopmental interventions
gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN
Kathleen VandenBerg, PhD

1:15

Education and support of parents and multidisciplinary collaboration
gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN
Kathleen VandenBerg, PhD

PRECONFERENCE D

1:15 pm

Critical and vulnerable periods in neurodevelopment and impact of the NICU environment
Paige Church, MD
Maureen Luther, BSc (PT), MA
Patricia Maddalena, MHSc, NP

1:15

Neurodevelopmental/behavioral phenotype of prematurity
Paige Church, MD
Maureen Luther, BSc (PT), MA
Patricia Maddalena, MHSc, NP

1:15

Assess, identify, intervene: Putting it into action
Paige Church, MD
Maureen Luther, BSc (PT), MA
Patricia Maddalena, MHSc, NP

1:15

Promoting stress reduction for the infant, caregivers and parents, fostering attachment, and enhancing parent responsiveness
Paige Church, MD
Maureen Luther, BSc (PT), MA
Patricia Maddalena, MHSc, NP

1:15

Evaluating the NICU environment in terms of stress reduction, attachment, and the infant?s cues and signals
Paige Church, MD
Maureen Luther, BSc (PT), MA
Patricia Maddalena, MHSc, NP

1:15

Neonatal follow-up: emphasizing strengths of the infant and family and strategies for early intervention
Paige Church, MD
Maureen Luther, BSc (PT), MA
Patricia Maddalena, MHSc, NP

MAIN CONFERENCE

8:00 am

Neonatal Developmental and Behavioral Care: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Newborns in the NICU adn 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 White, MD

10:15

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

11:00

Brain Imaging and Outcome After Prematurity Q&D Faculty Panel
John Phillips, MD

1:45 pm

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

2:30

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

3:30

The Economics of Developmental Care: Improving Quality and Outcomes Q&D Faculty Panel

During each Concurrent Session, 4 topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms. Sessions are limited in size and choices are assigned in the order received. Indicate your selections on the Registration Form.

8:00 am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1

Assessment of Preterm Infants' Behavior (APIB): Profile of Newborn Competence

Keeping Mother and Baby Together: Evidence-Based Imperatives
Raylene Phillips, MD, MA, IBCLC, FAAP

Supporting Attachment in the NICU: From Theory to Bedside
Melissa Johnson, PhD

Assisting the Newborn with Self-Regulation: Strategies that Work
James Helm, PhD

9:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2

Applying Baby Friendly Concepts to the NICU Setting
Deborah Schoch, RNC, PhD(c), IBCLC, CCE, CPST

The Drug-Exposed Newborn: Pathophysiology and Treatment Options
John Phillips, MD

Family Integrated Care: A New Model for Parent Participation in Care

Movement Analysis of the Aero-Digestive System: Therapeutic Interventions that Make Sense
John Chappel, MA, RPT

11:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3

Developmental Care 411: Clear Anaswers and Smart Advice
Linda Lacina, MSN, RN

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

Relationships in Early Intervention: Supporting Families and Infants with Multiple Challenges at Discharge
Melissa Johnson, PhD

Multidisciplinary Collaboration in the NICU: The Developmental Specialist and Team
Kathleen VandenBerg, PhD

2:00 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #4

Developmental Care Giving: The First Responders of Habilitation of the Newborn
Mary Stanford, MS, CCC-SLP

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

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

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

3:30

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #5

Supporting Preterm Infant Development: Prevention of Stress and Agitation
Linda Lacina, MSN, RN
Mary Stanford, MS, CCC-SLP

Issues in Developmental Screening and Assessment
Glen Aylward, PhD, ABPP

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

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

8:00 am

Outcomes of High Risk Infants: Trends and Controversies
Paige Church, MD

8:45

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

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 Church, MD

11:15

Take Home Messages: What Have We Learned? Q&D Faculty Panel
Kathleen VandenBerg, PhD

Conference Faculty

Heidelise Als PhD
Professor of Psychology, Department of 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

gretchen Lawhon PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN
Clinical Nurse Scientist
President, NIDCAP Federation International
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 is given upon completion of 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.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Main Conference: 16.50 ANCC / 19.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference A - Physiological Psychology In Newborns: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B - Nurturing The Infant And Family During Feedings In The NICU: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference C - Individualized Developmental Care At Work: Challenging Case Presentations Leading To Change In Clinical Practice: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference D - Dropping Breadcrumbs: Small Steps Of Intervention To Improve Outcomes: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours

Occupational Therapist

Main Conference: 16.50 hours
Preconference A - Physiological Psychology In Newborns: 4.00 hours
Preconference B - Nurturing The Infant And Family During Feedings In The NICU: 4.00 hours
Preconference C - Individualized Developmental Care At Work: Challenging Case Presentations Leading To Change In Clinical Practice: 4.00 hours
Preconference D - Dropping Breadcrumbs: Small Steps Of Intervention To Improve Outcomes: 4.00 hours

Physician

Main Conference: 16.50 hours
Preconference A - Physiological Psychology In Newborns: 4.00 hours
Preconference B - Nurturing The Infant And Family During Feedings In The NICU: 4.00 hours
Preconference C - Individualized Developmental Care At Work: Challenging Case Presentations Leading To Change In Clinical Practice: 4.00 hours
Preconference D - Dropping Breadcrumbs: Small Steps Of Intervention To Improve Outcomes: 4.00 hours

Pediatrician who is AAP member

Main Conference: 16.50 hours
Preconference A - Physiological Psychology In Newborns: 4.00 hours
Preconference B - Nurturing The Infant And Family During Feedings In The NICU: 4.00 hours
Preconference C - Individualized Developmental Care At Work: Challenging Case Presentations Leading To Change In Clinical Practice: 4.00 hours
Preconference D - Dropping Breadcrumbs: Small Steps Of Intervention To Improve Outcomes: 4.00 hours

Psychologist

Main Conference: 16.50 hours
Preconference A - Physiological Psychology In Newborns: 4.00 hours
Preconference B - Nurturing The Infant And Family During Feedings In The NICU: 4.00 hours
Preconference C - Individualized Developmental Care At Work: Challenging Case Presentations Leading To Change In Clinical Practice: 4.00 hours
Preconference D - Dropping Breadcrumbs: Small Steps Of Intervention To Improve Outcomes: 4.00 hours

Physical Therapist

Main Conference: 16.50 hours
Preconference A - Physiological Psychology In Newborns: 4.00 hours
Preconference B - Nurturing The Infant And Family During Feedings In The NICU: 4.00 hours
Preconference C - Individualized Developmental Care At Work: Challenging Case Presentations Leading To Change In Clinical Practice: 4.00 hours
Preconference D - Dropping Breadcrumbs: Small Steps Of Intervention To Improve Outcomes: 4.00 hours

Social Worker

Main Conference: 16.50 hours
Preconference A - Physiological Psychology In Newborns: 4.00 hours
Preconference B - Nurturing The Infant And Family During Feedings In The NICU: 4.00 hours
Preconference C - Individualized Developmental Care At Work: Challenging Case Presentations Leading To Change In Clinical Practice: 4.00 hours
Preconference D - Dropping Breadcrumbs: Small Steps Of Intervention To Improve Outcomes: 4.00 hours

Other

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying your attendance at this course.  Please comply with the guidelines of the appropriate boards, organizations or agencies in registering your credit.

General Information

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.

Are you looking for a roommate for the conference? 
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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.

Tuition

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.

Tuition (U.S. Funds) - Select one below.

PRECONFERENCES

Preconference A - Physiological Psychology In Newborns

Regular Registration Fee
(After December 31, 1969)

$0.00

Preconference B - Nurturing The Infant And Family During Feedings In The NICU

Regular Registration Fee
(After December 31, 1969)

$0.00

Preconference C - Individualized Developmental Care At Work: Challenging Case Presentations Leading To Change In Clinical Practice

Regular Registration Fee
(After December 31, 1969)

$0.00

Preconference D - Dropping Breadcrumbs: Small Steps Of Intervention To Improve Outcomes

Regular Registration Fee
(After December 31, 1969)

$0.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Regular Registration Fee
(After December 31, 1969)

$0.00

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.

Early Registration Fee Deadlines
Payments postmarked or telephone/fax registration made with credit card on/before December 31, 1969 qualify for the early registration fee.

Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (Payment is required to register)
Register only ONCE, online at www.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 the early registration fee deadline receive a full tuition refund. Cancellations received after December 31, 1969 are assessed a $ 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 Learning

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

CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

NEONATAL DEVELOPMENTAL & BEHAVIORAL CARE
New Orleans, LA           November 6 - 9

Thank you for registering for the Neonatal Developmental & Behavioral Care conference, being held November 6 - 9, at the .

 

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THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE NEONATAL DEVELOPMENTAL & BEHAVIORAL CARE CONFERENCE
Questions? Call us at (800) 377-7707
between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Monday - Friday (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com

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Exhibitors

Exhibit & Advertising Information

Exhibiting at a Contemporary Forums conference will cost-effectively increase your brand and product visibility with your targeted customers. Your resources will be focused on an optimal, attentive, engaged audience.

Why Exhibit

  • Enhance the profile of your organization by supporting a premier healthcare conference
  • Interact with a target audience of top healthcare specilaists from around the country
  • Create marketing and sales opportunities for both your national affiliates and global operations

Contact the Contemporary Forums exhibit team today to learn how one of our events can help you achieve your sales and branding objectives.

We can also provide information on other opportunities, including:

  • Sponsorships
  • Advertising

Become an Exhibitor

Please download the Support and Exhibit Opportunities Prospectus and contact Contemporary Forums with your questions or requests.

Download: Exhibit Prospectus and Information (On Conference calendar, please click on the black star for the specific exhibitor prospectus you wish to download.)
Email: exhibits@cforums.com
Phone: (925) 361-4807

Current Exhibitor

Questions about your exhibit space or sponsorship, please contact Elaine White at ewhite@cforums.com

About Contemporary Forums

Contemporary Forums provides leading-edge, fully accredited, clinical continuing education conferences for healthcare professionals. Our conferences are attended by the most influential healthcare professionals from around the country.