The Fetus & Newborn

November 6 - 9, 2013 in Washington, DC – Attend Live OR Via Live Webcast

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Progress and challenges abound in the care of critically ill newborns. As the evidence base for diagnosis and treatment decisions continues to grow, accepted "best practices" continue to evolve. Not only does this information facilitate improved short and long-term outcomes – it provides hope for solutions to the many unanswered questions and ongoing clinical puzzles that exist in perinatal/neonatal medicine.

As clinicians, we're encouraged by even small steps towards progress, and amazed at future possibilities.

To better reflect these concepts, we have developed an exciting new name for the conference! We would like to invite you to join us at the 29th Annual Fetus & Newborn: Improving Outcomes in  Perinatal and Neonatal Care. We will continue to address the wide-ranging challenges encountered by the perinatal and neonatal teams caring for these fragile patients and their families, and work towards improved outcomes—the ultimate goal of what we do.

Bring your questions and puzzling cases! Join in conversations with your fellow conference attendees and our stellar faculty members to problem-solve and hear fresh perspectives on issues you and your teams are hoping to resolve.

Mark your calendar, invite a colleague to join you, and plan on an energizing learning experience. See you in Washington, DC!

Washington, DC

Discover Washington, DC... a unique blend of politics, diplomacy and history.

Tour the impressive Capitol Building and the original Supreme Court Chambers, where landmark decisions are made. You won’t want to miss the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Martin Luther King Memorial to get a glimpse into the lives of the great men who formed the basic concepts of our democracy.

Conference Objectives

This conference will enable the neonatal clinician to:

  • State the etiology, treatment options and potential short-term and long-term complications of common and complex neonatal diseases.
  • Investigate progress in prenatal assessment and diagnosis.
  • Discuss advances and challenges in neonatal pharmacology, including vaccine administration, sedation, pain management and dosing recommendations.
  • Evaluate progress in the care of critically ill newborns in relation to ongoing challenges such as hyperbilirubinemia, non-invasive ventilation, apnea and reflux.
  • Analyze complex case studies through discussion with the faculty and your colleagues. 

Highlights & Benefits

  • The ever-popular "Neonatal Pharmacology" Preconference, focusing on current treatment strategies, hot topics in pharmacotherapy, and what the future may hold.
  • Access to nationally and internationally known experts in the fields of neonatology and perinatology who are excited to share their knowledge and experiences with you.
  • 20 diverse Concurrent Sessions from which to choose to individualize the program to meet your professional needs and interests.
  • Opportunities to meet and network with colleagues from across the country that practice in a variety of perinatal/neonatal settings.
  • Exploration of advanced tools available to assess fetal well-being.
  • An update on standards of care and controversies surrounding hypothermia, vaccines, quality improvement, NRP, limits of viability and non-invasive ventilation.
  • The chance to visit our nation's stunning capital, Washington, DC, and enjoy the monuments, museums, restaurants, entertainment and energetic atmosphere of this dynamic city!

Who Should Attend?

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

  • Neonatologists
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Staff Nurses
  • Nurse Managers
  • Educators and Instructors
  • Pediatricians
  • Pharmacists
  • Transport Teams
  • Follow-up Personnel
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Case Managers

 

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Exhibits

We are inviting a group of companies and organizations with new technologies for nursing education, services or career opportunities to exhibit at this conference. The schedule provides time for you to address your particular areas of interest at each exhibit.

For exhibit space availability or additional information:
Phone: (925) 361-4807
Email: exhibits@cforums.com
Visit: www.ContemporaryForums.com/exhibitors.html 

This was easily one of the best conferences I have attended. The speakers were the superstars of Neonatology and gave fantastic presentations. They were all very accessible and approachable after their presentations. I will be back next year.

Steven L. Shapiro, M.D.
York, PA

Conference Program

PRECONFERENCE

Neonatal Pharmacology
Pharmacotherapy is an essential element of the overall treatment plan for the critically ill neonate, requiring frequent evaluation, diligent follow-up and an eye on the clinical "big picture". New guidelines and evidence must be carefully considered before incorporating the information into bedside practice, keeping in mind that most medications have not been thoroughly examined in newborns.

Learn the latest on neonatal pharmacology hot topics, and return to work able to:

  • Describe current and new perspectives on medication dosing.
  • Outline up-to-date pharmacologic management of common newborn medical conditions in the NICU.
  • Discuss controversies surrounding sedation and acid suppression management.

7:00 a.m.

Preconference Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits

8:00

Using Pharmacokinetics / Pharmacodynamics Knowledge to Individualize Dosing
Kelly C. Wade, MD, PhD, MSCE
ACPE #0263-000-13-381-L01-P
(.75 contact hrs.) (Rx = .75 hr.)

8:45

Sedation and Pain Management: What Are Our Choices?
Denise M. Suttner, MD
ACPE #0263-000-13-382-L01-P
(.75 contact hrs.) (Rx = .75 hr.)

9:30

Refreshment Break, Exhibits

10:00

Diuretic Use in the Neonate: Pharmacokinetic Considerations and Electrolyte Supplementation
Heather M. Monk-Bodenstab, PharmD
ACPE #0263-000-13-383-L01-P
(.75 contact hrs.) (Rx = .75 hr.)

10:45

Neonatal Pharmacology: The Past, Present and Future
John N. van den Anker, MD, PhD, FCP, FAAP
ACPE #0263-000-13-387-L01-P
(1.25 contact hrs.) (Rx = .75 hr.)

11:30

Questions and Discussion
Faculty Panel (Rx = .75 hr.)

12:15 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

1:45

Improved Dosing Guidance for Antibiotics and Antifungals
Kelly C. Wade, MD, PhD, MSCE
ACPE #0263-000-13-385-L01-P
(.75 contact hrs.) (Rx = .75 hr.)

2:30

Controversies with Acid Suppression Therapy
Heather M. Monk-Bodenstab, PharmD
ACPE #0263-000-13-386-L01-P
(.75 contact hrs.) (Rx = .75 hr.)

3:15

Refreshment Break, Exhibits

3:45

Antiviral Therapies in the NICU: Neonatal Herpes, Congenital CMV and Beyond
David W. Kimberlin, MD
ACPE #0263-000-13-384-L01-P
(1.5 contact hrs.) (Rx = .75 hr.)

4:30

Questions and Discussion
Faculty Panel (Rx = .5 hr.)

5:00

Adjourn

Rx = Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
ACPE = Credit for Pharmacists

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 a.m.

Main Conference Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits

8:00

Challenges in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 2013: Any Solutions?
Avroy F. Fanaroff, MD
ACPE #0263-000-13-388-L01-P
(.75 contact hrs.) (Rx = .25 hr.)

8:45

The Fetal Brain in an Unsupportive Environment
Adre J. du Plessis, MBChB
ACPE #0263-000-13-389-L01-P
(.75 contact hrs.)

9:30

Refreshment Break, Exhibits

10:15

Vaccines to Prevent Disease Immediately After Birth and Throughout Childhood
David W. Kimberlin, MD
ACPE #0263-000-13-390-L01-P
(.75 contact hrs.) (Rx = .5 hr.)

11:00

Hyperbilirubinemia in the Term, Late Preterm and Tiny Preterm: An Ongoing Challenge
M. Jeffrey Maisels, MD, DSc
ACPE #0263-000-13-391-L01-P
(1.5 contact hrs.)

11:45

Questions and Discussion
Faculty Panel

12:30 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

2:00

Apnea and Reflux: Do They Matter?
Richard J. Martin, MD
ACPE #0263-000-13-392-L01-P
(.75 contact hrs.)

2:45

Benefits and Challenges of Parental Involvement in Neonatal Pain Management
Linda S. Franck, PhD, RN, FRCPCH, FAAN
ACPE #0263-000-13-393-L01-P
(.75 contact hrs.)

3:30

Refreshment Break, Exhibits

4:00

What Should We Keep in Our Lifeboat?
John Zupancic, MD, ScD
ACPE #0263-000-13-394-L04-P
(1.25 contact hrs.)

4:45

Questions and Discussion
Faculty Panel

5:15

Adjourn

5:30 –
10:45 p.m.

Washington by Night Tour
Advance registration required.

During each Concurrent Session, 5 topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms. Indicate your selections on the Registration Form.

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS  #1

#11 Developing a Neuro NICU
Jose A. Honold, MD
ACPE #0263-000-13-395-L01-P

#12  Strategies for Prevention of Neonatal Blood Transfusion
Michael L. Segall, MD
ACPE #0263-000-13-396-L01-P

#13 Assessment and Management of Narcotic Withdrawal
Linda S. Franck, PhD, RN, FRCPCH, FAAN
ACPE #0263-000-13-397-L01-P (Rx = .5 hr.)

#14 Adapting Evidence-Based Trials in Our Neonatal Practice: Do We Need to Change?
Mandhir S. Suri, MD, FAAP
ACPE #0263-000-13-398-L04-P

#15  The Challenge of Optimizing Oxygenation in Preterm Infants
Richard J. Martin, MD
ACPE #0263-000-13-399-L01-P

9:30

Refreshment Break

10:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS  #2

#21  Hot Topics from the Neonatal-Perinatal Literature
Avroy A. Fanaroff, MD
ACPE #0263-000-13-400-L01-P (Rx = .25 hr.)

#22  Current Opinions on Hypothermia
Denise M. Suttner, MD
ACPE #0263-000-13-401-L01-P

#23  Bringing the NICU into the Delivery Room
Jae H. Kim, MD, PhD
ACPE #0263-000-13-402-L01-P

#24  Medical Legal Issues and Cases in Neonatal Care
Jonathan M. Fanaroff, MD, JD
Gilbert I. Martin, MD
ACPE #0263-000-13-403-L04-P

#25  The Jaundiced Newborn: Challenging and Puzzling Cases
M. Jeffrey Maisels, MD, DSc
ACPE #0263-000-13-404-L01-P

11:30

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3

#31  PPHN : Update on Pathophysiology and Treatment
Billie L. Short, MD
ACPE #0263-000-13-405-L01-P (Rx = .5 hr.)

#32  Advanced Brain Imaging in Utero: New Insights into the Healthy and High-Risk Fetus
Catherine Limperopoulos, PhD, OTR
ACPE #0263-000-13-406-L01-P

#33  Cardiac Assessment of CHD: What You Need to Know
Jose A. Honold, MD
ACPE #0263-000-13-407-L01-P

#34  When Is the Normal Newborn Not Normal?
Gilbert I. Martin, MD
ACPE #0263-000-13-408-L01-P

#35  Disaster Preparation: Lessons Learned from Katrina
Jay P. Goldsmith, MD
ACPE #0263-000-13-409-L04-P

2:30

Refreshment Break

3:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #4

#41  Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of Complex Neonatal Cases
Jose A. Honold, MD
Michael L. Segall, MD
Mandhir S. Suri, MD, FAAP
ACPE #0263-000-13-410-L01-P

#42  Conquering Vexing Feeding Problems in the NICU
Jae H. Kim, MD, PhD
ACPE #0263-000-13-411-L01-P

#43 Your Dot and When to Move It: Quality Improvement Tools to Keep You Honest
John Zupancic, MD, ScD
ACPE #0263-000-13-412-L01-P

#44  NRP Today and the Lost Art of Intubation
Jay P. Goldsmith, MD
ACPE #0263-000-13-413-L01-P

#45  Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Past, Present and Future
Jeffrey Lapinski, MSN, NNP-BC
ACPE #0263-000-13-414-L01-P (Rx = .25 hr.)

4:30

Adjourn

7:00 a.m

Continental Breakfast

8:00

New Trends in Prenatal Diagnosis
Melissa H. Fries, MD
ACPE# 0263-000-13-415-L01-P
(.75 contact hrs.)

8:45

Making LOV (Limits of Viability) Fun in the NICU
Jae H. Kim, MD, PhD
ACPE# 0263-000-13-416-L01-P
(.75 contact hrs.)

9:30

Refreshment Break

9:45

HFNC vs. CPAP: Are They Comparable Therapies?
Jay P. Goldsmith, MD
ACPE# 0263-000-13-417-L01-P
(.75 contact hrs.)

10:30

When is the Standard of Care Standard?
Jonathan M. Fanaroff, MD, JD
ACPE# 0263-000-13-418-L04-P
(1.25 contact hrs.)

11:15

Questions and Discussion
 Faculty Panel

11:45

Adjourn

Rx = Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
ACPE = Credit for Pharmacists. Concurrent Sessions each provide 1.5 contact hours.

Conference Faculty

Adre J. du Plessis, MBChB
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Fetal and Transitional Medicine
Center for Neuroscience Research (CNR)
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, DC

Gilbert I. Martin, MD
Editor Emeritus: Journal of Perinatology
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Pediatrix Medical Group
Director Emeritus, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Citrus Valley Medical Center
West Covina, California

Avroy A. Fanaroff, MD
Conference Co-Chair
Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Eliza Henry Barnes Chair of Neonatology
Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
Cleveland, Ohio

Richard J. Martin, MD
Drusinsky-Fanaroff Professor in Neonatology
Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics, Reproductive Biology
and Physiology & Biophysics
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

Jonathan M. Fanaroff, MD, JD
Director, Rainbow Center for Pediatric Ethics
Co-Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

Heather M. Monk-Bodenstab, PharmD
Program Consultant
Clinical Specialist in Neonatal/Infant Intensive Care
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy:
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
University of Charleston, Charleston, West Virginia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Linda S. Franck, PhD, RN, FRCPCH, FAAN
Professor & Chair, Department of Family Health Care Nursing
University of California San Francisco School of Nursing
San Francisco, California

Michael L. Segall, MD
Conference Consultant
Director Emeritus, Division of Neonatology
Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego
Past President and Board Representative
California Association of Neonatologists
Representative to Board, Children's Specialty Care
Coalition, California
San Diego, California

Melissa H. Fries, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Women's and Infant's Services
Director of Genetics and Fetal Medicine
Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC

Billie L. Short, MD
Chief, Division of Neonatology
Director, ECMO Services
Children's National Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics
George Washington University School of Medicine
and Health Sciences
Washington, DC

Jay P. Goldsmith, MD
Former Co-Chair, Neonatal Resuscitation Program
Steering Committee
American Academy of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics
Elsie Schafer Chair of Neonatology
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mandhir S. Suri, MD, FAAP
Attending Neonatologist
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, California

Jose A. Honold, MD
Conference Co-Chair
Attending Neonatologist
Director, Children's Hospital Emergency Transport
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
Medical Director
El Centro Regional Medical Center NICU
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California

Denise M. Suttner, MD
Director, ECMO Program, and Neonatologist
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California

Jae H. Kim, MD, PhD
Neonatologist and Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program
Medical Director, Supporting Premature Infant Nutrition (SPIN)
Divisions of Neonatology & Pediatric Gastroenterology,
Hepatology & Nutrition
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of California San Diego                                                         San Diego, California                                              

John N. van den Anker, MD, PhD, FCP, FAAP
Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Experimental Therapeutics
Evan and Cindy Jones Professor of Pediatric Clinical
Pharmacology
Chief, Division of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology
Children's National Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology & Physiology
George Washington University School of Medicine and
Health Sciences
Washington, DC

David W. Kimberlin, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Sergio Stagno Endowed Chair in Pediatric Infectious    Diseases
Co-Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Kelly C. Wade, MD, PhD, MSCE
Attending Neonatologist
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Associate Director of Nurseries, Academics and Policy
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey Lapinski, MSN, NNP-BC
Senior Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, DC

John Zupancic, MD, ScD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Fellowship Program
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Catherine Limperopoulos, PhD, OTR
Associate Professor of Neurology, Radiology and Pediatrics
Ge orge Washington University School of Medicine and
Health Sciences
Director, MRI Research of the Developing Brain
Director, Advanced Pediatric Brain Imaging Research Center
Dia gnostic Imaging and Radiology/Fetal and
Transitional Medicine
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, DC

 

M. Jeffrey Maisels, MD, DSc
Chair Emeritus and Professor
Director, Academic Affairs
Department of Pediatrics
Oakland University William Beaumont School
of Medicine
Royal Oak, Michigan

 

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.

 

Preconference

Main Conference

1Nurses and Nurse
Practitioners

6.5 ANCC/7.8 CA BRN
contact hours

16 ANCC/19.2 CA BRN
contact hours

2Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority

6.5 hours

2.25 hours available

3Physicians

6.5 credits

16 credits

4Physician Assistants

6.5 hours

16 hours

5Pharmacists

6.5 hours/.65 CEUs

16 hours/1.6 CEUs available

Case Managers

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

Respiratory Therapists

Application has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.

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)


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.

2Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states' requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

3Contemporary 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 22.5 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 22.5 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.

4The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACC ME to grant Category 1 hours toward the Physician's Recognition Award. PAs may report up to the listed hours of credit.

5Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This conference has multiple ACPE Universal Activity Numbers and is a knowledge-based CPE activity. Contemporary Forums will utilize CPE Monitor for tracking and reporting of all ACPE accredited sessions. Pharmacists will need to create their e-profile at www. MyCPEmonitor.net in order to obtain their NABP e-Profile ID (ePID). To receive CE credit you must provide your ePID and birth date when you complete your online postconference evaluations.

Location

Discover Washington, DC...a unique blend of politics, diplomacy and history. Tour the impressive Capitol Building and the original Supreme Court Chambers, where landmark decisions are made. You won't want to miss the   Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and Martin Luther King Memorial to get a glimpse into the lives of the great men who formed the basic concepts of our democracy. The Vietnam, Korean War and FDR Memorials are vivid reminders of key moments in our nation's history.

The internationally famous Smithsonian Institution is constantly expanding its collection, including the unique Museum of Natural History and the impressive Air and Space Museum. At the National Archives, our nation's most significant political documents — the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights — are on display.

Look closer and you'll discover there's more to this city than stately government buildings, world-class museums and majestic monuments. Dazzling performances at the Kennedy Center, street festivals and sidewalk cafes in Adams-Morgan, elegant shops, restaurants and historic townhomes in Georgetown… all combine to make Washington, DC a city to celebrate and explore.

 For evening entertainment, DC's internationally acclaimed restaurants truly reflect the diversity of the city. From fresh seafood to rich Italian, organic or your favorite ethnic dish, "DC" has it all! Sip a beverage at Old Ebbitt Grill, the oldest bar in town, or explore the trendy clubs and cafes along Connecticut Avenue. For a unique dining experience, visit Zola, in the International Spy Museum, a modern American restaurant with a sleek atmosphere and an undertone of espionage!

Area Activities

Visit and take photographs of one of the world's most iconic buildings — the White House.

Stretching from 3rd to 14th street, the National Mall contains an extensive collection of historic monuments and museums.

Built as a tribute to George Washington, the Washington Monument towers over 555 feet above the National Mall.

Honoring the 16th President of the United States, the Lincoln Memorial is home to many historic milestones and events.

For more information, contact the Washington, DC Convention & Visitors Association. (202) 789-7000 or online at Washington.org


Washington by Night Tour

Thursday, November 7
5:30-10:45 p.m.
When the sun goes down, Washington lights up with the splendor of the lighted dome of the Capitol, the White House and the spectacular Washington Monument. The evening begins with a stop at Union Station, one of the grandest train stations in the country. Time will be allowed here for dinner on your own among the myriad of eateries. Our tour continues with a stop at the exterior of the White House as well as the awe-inspiring Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean War, and FDR Memorials.

Join your colleagues for an evening appreciating the beauty and splendor of our nation's Capital. Complete details regarding cost and reservations will be included with your Confirmation Letter sent via email. If a minimum number of reservations is not received, the event is subject to cancellation.

Hotel/Travel

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The conference will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, Washington, DC 20008.

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 : $239 single/$259 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 10. 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) 843-6664 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference, The Fetus & Newborn. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation. Reservations must include a first night's deposit. Join Omni Select omniselectguest.com to receive additional benefits while staying at this hotel.

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 Omni Shoreham Hotel at (202) 234-0700.

Are you looking for a roommate for the conference? Click here to search.

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 Fetus and Newborn Conference Airline

Beginning on 07/25/2013, Fetus and Newborn 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 CORPMEET4 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 Fetus and Newborn 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.

 

PRECONFERENCE

MAIN CONFERENCE

 

ATTENDING

LIVE WEBCAST

ATTENDING

LIVE WEBCAST

 

Nurses, **Residents,
Pharmacists, Others

Physicians

All

Early Registration*
(On/before Sept 25)

$235

$195

$485

$585

$425

Regular Registration
(After Sept 25)

$265

$195

$535

$635

$425

* Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before September 25.

** Residents: To qualify, submit facility verification of status with registration.

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. In addition, you will have complimentary access to the recorded sessions posted after the conference at ContemporaryForums.com for one year.

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

CAN’T ATTEND THIS CONFERENCE OR LIVE WEBCAST?

Register for online access to the recorded conference before 11/6/13 for special pre-order discount. Cost is $400 and includes:

  • Access to all recorded Preconference and Main Conference presentations in a multimedia format.
  • Online post-tests to earn over 45 hours of ANCC /ACC ME credit and up to 8.5 hours of Pharmacology  Credit for Prescriptive Authority.
  • Personalized CE Transcript account to track your hours and print Certificates.
  • Unlimited access to your conference sessions for two years to learn and earn at your convenience.
  • Share online content with 3 colleagues at no cost. (Post-tests for CE credit optional for colleagues, $10 per session)
  • Conference sessions will be available at OnlineCELibrary.com approximately two weeks after the end of the live conference.
  • Place your order today by registering online at ContemporaryForums.com and selecting the Online CE Library option or mail/fax the registration form.

 

ONLINE CE LIBRARY GROUP DISCOUNTS

Hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities can provide and manage quality accredited continuing education to meet staff needs. To request group account details and pricing visit OnlineCELibrary.com or call (925) 361-4811.

Attendee Information

CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

The Fetus & Newborn
Washington, DC           January 6 - 9, 2013

Thank you for registering for The Fetus & Newborn conference, being held November 6 - 9, 2013, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, Washington DC 20008, (202) 234-0700.

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Wednesday, November 6, at 7:00 a.m. You must check in to receive your conference materials. 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 to 8:00 a.m. If you attended the Preconference, you do not need to check in again for the Main Conference.

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 will receive. Please add ContemporaryForums@cforums.com to your Contacts and/or Safe Senders list since emails may be filtered as Spam or blocked.

RECORDED SESSIONS

This conference will be recorded and you will have complimentary access for one year to the multimedia presentations posted on the ContemporaryForums.com website via the "My Account" link. Details will be in the Conference Guide and access instructions will be emailed to you approximately two weeks after the conference ends.

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

 

OMNI SHOREHAM HOTEL

Offers a special conference rate which is available until October 10, 2013, or until the room block is filled. We recommend that you make your reservation early by calling Omni Reservations at 800-843-6664. Be sure to say you are participating in The Fetus & Newborn conference. To reserve your room online, please visit our website at ContemporaryForums.com for details. After the release date of October 10, call the hotel directly at 202-234-0700 to check for room availability.

WASHINGTON BY NIGHT TOUR

Offered on Thursday evening, November 7, from 5:30 - 10:30 p.m. Click here for a detailed tour description and order form. Heritage Tours, LTD 301-469-4750

TAXI

Fares to the Omni Shoreham from Dulles International Airport are approximately $60.00. From Reagan National Airport, the cost is approximately $20.00. Taxis are available outside the baggage claim area.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE

Provided by SuperShuttle. For reservations or information, visit supershuttle.com or call   800-258-3826.

METRO

Washington DC's Metro is a less expensive transportation option from Reagan National or Dulles International airports. Visit www.wmata.com for more information.

FOLLOW THE FETUS & NEWBORN ON TWITTER: #Fetus13

Join the conversation and receive live conference updates. Use #Fetus13 to connect with other participants, exhibitors, and faculty. Tweet using #Fetus13 to ask questions, post feedback and more.  Be sure to Follow Contemporary Forums on Twitter@CForums.

 

View our Live Conference Calendar

THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE FETUS & NEWBORN 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

Live Webcast

Can't make it to Washington, DC? Participate as a virtual attendee and register for The Fetus & Newborn Live Webcast today!

Experience the Neonatal Pharmacology Preconference and/or the Main Conference, including all the plenary sessions, along with Concurrent Sessions #13, 21, 31, 42. Interact live with other virtual attendees in the chat room and submit your questions/comments online for speaker responses during the Questions and Discussion Faculty Panels - all from the convenience of your home, office or practice setting via our OnlineCELibrary.com website.

Preconference Live Webcast begins on Wednesday, November 6 at 8:00 a.m. (EST) and ends on Wednesday, November 6 at 5:00 p.m. (EST). The registration fee is $195 and includes participation in 7 sessions and a Certificate of Attendance for up to 6.5 hours.

Main Conference Live Webcast begins on Thursday, November 7 at 8:00 a.m. (EST) and ends on Saturday, November 9 at 11:45 a.m. (EST). The registration fee is $425 and includes participation in 15 sessions and a Certificate of Attendance for up to 16 hours. Check your local time to participate.

Virtual attendees will also have access to their recorded webcast sessions via the Online CE Library for 2 years. Main Conference webcast participants will have complimentary access to all the recorded Concurrent Sessions, including online exams to earn additional CE credit for sessions not part of the live webcast. Register online by selecting Live Webcast option for this conference or fax/mail payment with completed registration form in the brochure. 

Live Webcast Group Discounts Available for 3 or More MAIN Conference registrants! (Discounts do not apply to the Preconference)

3-9  group discount price: $350 each - save $75 per registration
10 or more group discount price: $325 each - save $100 per registration

You must register as a group to receive the discount. Fax/mail registrations together or call 1-800-377-7707 to receive the discount. Group discounts not available for online registrations.

 Comments from past Live Webcast participants:

"It was great to feel as if I was sitting in the audience. The sound, visuals, and tech support were exceptional and immediate - thank you so much. I am already looking at future conferences I can be part of through the live webcast version."

"This was my first webcast "conference" and I will definitely do it again. I'll also promote this as an economical option for other clinical staff as a means to gain knowledge and CEUs. Honestly, the combination of being able to take a break from the delivery of care, AND being able to attend this conference from the comforts of my own home was just a great experience! Thanks for doing a great job!

"The webcast staff were awesome! The chat room made it more personal. My questions to speakers were answered, which was an important aspect of the conference for me."