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The National Conference of Neonatal Nursing

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Join us at the 31st Annual the National Conference of Neonatal Nursing, where clinical experts will share their extensive knowledge and experience, and encourage thought-provoking discussions and problem-solving.

Whether you're a nurse new to this specialty or an experienced clinician, the knowledge you gain will help you think critically and practice safely. Return to work energized and with increased confidence in the excellent care you provide!

Conference Objectives

  • Identify the physiologic basis of assessment, interventions and management of complex newborn diseases.
  • Explore common complications in the critically ill neonate and discuss prevention and treatment strategies.
  • Improve communication and support techniques with the families of NICU patients.
  • Identify examples of evidence-based practice projects for your unit, implement a plan to begin the process, and understand the potential impact on care as a result of project findings.
  • Describe ethical, legal and controversial practice dilemmas encountered in the care of critically ill neonates.

San Francisco

...one of the most fascinating, cosmopolitan and romantic cities in the world.

There is so much to see and do - explore Fisherman's Wharf with the frenetic energy of fishing boats, street performers and artists. Watch the African penguin feeding at the Steinhart Aquarium, the oldest grand municipal aquarium in America.

Why is this a "Must Attend" Event?

  • Preconference AAdvanced Neonatal Pathophysiology: The always-popular in-depth examination of the physiologic basis for various neonatal diseases returns.
  • Preconference B: Brain Care: A brand new Preconference on practice advances, assessment skills, neuroprotection, rapidly evolving treatment strategies and monitoring techniques for the neonatal brain. Our faculty features internationally known speakers and pioneers in the field of neonatal neurology, guaranteeing a day of lively discussion and cutting-edge information.
  • Core Competency Areas and Content Topics for NCC Certification Maintenance in your specialty are included in this conference.
  • Drug-exposed infants, improving staff/parent communication and decreasing stress for families, nutrition, BPD rate reduction, quality improvement projects, new skin care guidelines—just a sampling of the hot topics addressed.
  • Choose from 16 Concurrent Sessions and create a conference experience that will meet your educational needs and interests.
  • Direct clinical application of the evidence-based information presented and practical strategies to improve patient outcomes.
  • Faculty panels, interactive concurrent sessions and case study discussions designed to engage you and bring the information presented to life!
  • San Francisco in the summer! A stunning location where you can explore and enjoy the diverse restaurants,  shopping areas, cultures and activities that San Francisco has to offer.

Who Should Attend?

  • Staff Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Manager
  • Educator or Instructor
  • Transport Nurse
  • Case Manager

 

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This conference was rejuvenating, with good information that filled gaps in my understanding of pathophysiology, from embryo to neonatal complications.

Patti Meister-Ganzhorn, BSN, RNC-NIC
Cleveland, OH

Conference Program

PRECONFERENCE A

ADVANCED NEONATAL PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

This Preconference will provide an examination of neonatal pathophysiology for NICU nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists interested in increasing their knowledge of the neonate. Course content will provide an overview of various organ systems as well as the physiologic basis of disease states. Although clinical and management correlates will be mentioned during the presentations, the primary focus will be on understanding the pathophysiology.

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE PRECONFERENCE, THE PARTICIPANT WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Describe the pathogenesis of selected neonatal disease states.
  • Assess and evaluate the critically ill infant's clinical presentation utilizing an increased understanding of pathophysiology.
  • Re-examine and validate current nursing care practices.

7:00 a.m.

Preconference A Registration
Continental Breakfast
Exhibits

8:00

Immunocompetence & Infectious Disease (Rx = .25 hr.)

  • Role of inflammation
  • Systemic inflammatory response
  • Newborn host defense mechanisms

Jan Sherman, PhD, RN, NNP-BC

9:30

Refreshment Break
Exhibits

10:00

Developmental Overview of Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology (Rx = .25 hr.)

  • Fetal and transitional cardiac function
  • Embryologic basis for common anomalies

Sharon Fichera, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, CNS

11:30

Renal Physiology (Rx = .25 hr.)

  • Factors affecting renal function
  • Acute renal failure
  • Common neonatal renal disorders

Jan Sherman, PhD, RN, NNP-BC

12:30 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

1:30

Respiratory Distress (Rx = .25 hr.)

  • Pathogenesis of common respiratory disorders
  • RDS, BPD, pneumonia
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension

Jan Sherman, PhD, RN, NNP-BC

3:00

Refreshment Break
Exhibits

3:30

Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome  (Rx = .5 hr.)

  • Moving from SIRS to MODS
  • Role of inflammatory mediators
  • Organ dysfunction criteria and presentation

Sharon Fichera, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, CNS

5:00

Adjourn

RX=Pharmacology credit for Prescriptive Authority

PRECONFERENCE B

BRAIN CARE

Focused brain care is essential when caring for infants at risk for brain injury, including cerebral palsy, seizures and cognitive deficits. Multidisciplinary neurological assessments, cerebral function monitoring and diagnostic modalities such as ultrasound and MRI enable clinicians to comprehensively evaluate an infant's neurological status and  determine the best possible treatment regime. Research continues to lead to innovative approaches to the  management of these fragile babies.

Our internationally renowned faculty for this dynamic Preconference joins us from the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital's Neurointensive Care Nursery (NICN), which opened in 2008 as one of the first neuro-critical care units in the country. With a dedicated approach to brain care, the NICN's goal is to improve neurological and neurodevelopmental outcomes for very premature infants and full-term babies at risk for brain injury. Join us for a lively discussion of neurological issues essential to the care provided by every bedside neonatal nurse, regardless of practice setting.

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE PRECONFERENCE, THE PARTICIPANT WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Verbalize the components of a neonatal neurological exam, factors affecting the exam, and the importance of communicating and documenting essential findings.
  • Recognize clinical and electrographic seizures (EEG, aEEG) and discuss seizure management.
  • Examine the role of neuroprotectors for infants at risk for brain injury, including which agents show promising results.
  • Describe HIE, metabolic epilepsies and perinatal strokes, and identify symptoms, diagnostic tests and available treatment options.
  • Identify the benefits and risks associated with current imaging and monitoring techniques.

7:00 a.m

Preconference B Registration
Continental Breakfast
Exhibits

8:00

Performing a Neonatal Neurologic Exam:
What are the ImportantComponents and Considerations?
Susan Peloquin, MS, RN, PNP

8:45

An Overview of Neonatal Brain Injuries
Hannah C. Glass, MDCM, MAS

9:30

Refreshment Break
Exhibits

10:00

Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE): Neuropathology and Clinical Presentation
Thomas Shimotake, MD

10:45

The Use of Hypothermia to Provide Neuroprotection for Neonatal HIE
Susan Peloquin, MS, RN, PNP

11:30

Questions and Discussion
Faculty Panel

12:00 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 p.m.

Not Everything that Shakes is Seizure: How to Recognize Epileptic and Non-Epileptic Events in Infants
MariaRoberta Cilio, MD, Ph

1:45

Seizures: Causes, Treatments, Outcomes and Follow-Up
Hannah C. Glass, MDCM, MAS

2:30

Refreshment Break
Exhibits

3:00

Imaging and Monitoring: NIRS to aEEG and More
Sonia Lomeli Bonifacio, MD

3:45

Protecting the Newborn Brain
Donna M. Ferriero, MD, MS

4:30

Questions and Discussion
Faculty Panel

5:00

Adjourn

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 a.m.

Main Conference Registration
Continental Breakfast
Exhibits

8:00

The Drug Exposed Neonate (Rx = .25 hr.)
Linda Lefrak, MSN, RN

8:45

Developing Evidence-Based Practice Projects in Your NICU
Jan Sherman, PhD, RN, NNP-BC

9:30

Refreshment Break
Exhibits

10:00

Highlights of the 2013 AWHONN Skin Care Guidelines
Carolyn Lund, MSN, RN, FAAN

10:45

Interventions to Reduce Traumatic Stress in Parents of Preterm Infants
Richard J. Shaw, MD

11:30

Questions and Discussion
Faculty Panel

12:15 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

1:45

Delivery Room Emergencies (Rx = .25 hr.)
Jose A. Honold, MD

2:30

Regional Disaster Planning for NICUs: A Nursing-Driven Tool
Ronald S. Cohen, MD, FAAP

3:15

Refreshment Break
Exhibits

3:45

Procedural and Post-Op Management of Pain (Rx= .5 hr.)
Linda Lefrak, MSN, RN

4:30

Questions and Discussion (Rx = .25 hr.)
Faculty Panel

5:00

Adjourn

RX=Pharmacology credit for Prescriptive Authority

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 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1

#11 Cardiac Evaluation for Neonates with Suspected CHD (Rx = .25 hr)
Jose A. Honold, MD

#12 Shock States in Neonates: Risk Factors, Assessment and Management (Rx = .75 hr.)
Samdra Sundquist Beauman, MSN, RNC-NIC, CNS

#13 Medical Legal Exposure for Nurses
Jay P. Goldsmith, MD

#14 Best Practices: Hot Topics in Feeding the Infant
Phuong Huynh, MS, RD, CSP

9:30

Refreshment Break

10:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2

 

#21 Lab Values: Interpretation and Management (Rx = .25 hr.)
Jan Sherman, PhD, RN, NNP-BC

#22 End of Life and Palliative Care: When Does It Begin?
Beverly Inge Walti, MSN,RNC-NIC, CPNP, CNS

#23 Fetal and Newborn Neurosensory Development: Implications for Care in the NICU
Lindsay Lightbody, MA

#24 Two Strategies: Feeding Pathway as a Preventive Measure for NEC & Feeding Post-Bowel Surgery
Olivia Mayer, BS, RD

11:30

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3

 

#31 CPAP and Non-Invasive Ventilation: An Update
Jay P. Goldsmith, MD

#32 Families Matter: Improving Communication Between Families and the Healthcare Team
Heather Keller, BA & Nancy Vierhaus, MSN, RNC

#33 Hot Topics in Neonatal Wound Care
Sandra Sundquist Beauman, MSN, RNC-NIC, CNS

#34 Neonatal Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Recognition and Treatment Strategies
Emma Olson, MS, RN, CPNP

2:30

Refreshment Break

2:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #4

 

#41 The Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant: Care Considerations for These Special Babies
Mindy Morris, DNP(c), MS, CNS, NNP-BC

#42 What Creates Moral Distress for Nurses? Ethical Dilemmas in the NICU
Linda Lefrak, MSN, RN

#43 Sepsis: It's Not the Same Old Infection Anymore (Rx = .5 hr.)
Sharon Fichera, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, CNS

#44 Neonatal Simulation and the NRP
Kimberly Yaeger, MEd, RN

4:15

Adjourn

8:00 a.m.

Can You Decrease the BPD Rate in Your NICU?
Jay P. Goldsmith, MD

8:45

Simple Ideas, Significant Results: Successful Quality Improvement Project Examples
Mindy Morris, DNP(c), MS, CNS, NNP-BC

9:30

Refreshment Break

9:45

NEC: The Surgical Perspective
Sunghoon Kim, MD

10:30

Genetics at the Bedside: Impact on Care
Beverly Inge Walti, MSN, RNC-NIC, CPNP, CNS

11:15

Questions and Discussion
Faculty Panel

11:45

Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Sandra Sundquist Beauman, MSN, RNC-NIC, CNS
Clinical Research Coordinator
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
CNS Consulting
Albuquerque, New Mexico

                                                                                                                                               

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

Sonia Lomeli Bonifacio, MD
Co-Director, Neurointensive Care Nursery
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
San Francisco, California

Carolyn Lund, MSN, RN, FAAN
Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist
and ECMO Coordinator
Children's Hospital & Research Center
Oakland, California
Associate Clinical Professor, School of Nursing
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Maria Roberta Cilio, MD, PhD
Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology
Department of Neurology
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Olivia Mayer, BS, RD
Clinical Pediatric Dietitian, NICU Specialist
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
Palo Alto, California

Ronald S. Cohen, MD, FAAP
Medical Director, Packard Intermediate Care Nurseries
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California

Mindy Morris, DNP(c), MS, CNS, NNP-BC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Coordinator, NICU Extremely Low
Birth Weight Program
CHOC Children's Hospital
Orange, California

Donna M. Ferriero, MD, MS
W.H. and Marie Wattis Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Pediatrics
Physician-in-Chief, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
San Francisco, California

Emma Olson, MS, RN, CPNP
Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Pulmonary
Hypertension and Heart Failure
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
San Francisco, California

Sharon Fichera, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, CNS
Planning Committee Member
Clinical Nurse Specialist/Clinical Manager
Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Susan Peloquin, MS, RN, PNP
Clinical Coordinator, Neurointensive Care Nursery
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
San Francisco, California

Hannah C. Glass, MDCM, MAS
Assistant Professor, Neurology & Pediatrics
Co-Director, Neurointensive Care Nursery
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
San Francisco, California

Stacie O. Rohovit, MS, RN, NNP-BC
Planning Committee Member
NNP Supervisor
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
Palo Alto, California

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

Richard J. Shaw, MD
Medical Director, Consultation-Liaison Services
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California

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

Jan Sherman, PhD, RN, NNP-BC
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Child Health, School of Medicine
University of Missouri – Columbia
Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Nursing
University of Missouri
St. Louis and Columbia, Missouri

Phuong Huynh, MS, RD, CSP
Neonatal Dietitian
Children's Hospital & Research Center
Oakland, California

Thomas Shimotake, MD
Co-Director, Neurointensive Care Nursery
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
San Francisco, California

Heather Keller, BA
Lead Parent, Department of Family-Centered Care
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
Palo Alto, California

Nancy Vierhaus, MSN, RNC
Planning Committee Member
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
Palo Alto, California

Sunghoon Kim, MD
Pediatric Surgeon
Children's Hospital & Research Center
Oakland, California
Assistant Clinical Professor        

University of California School of Medicine
San Francisco, California

Beverly Inge Walti, MSN, RNC-NIC, CPNP, CNS
Clinical Nurse Specialist, NICU
CHOC Children's Hospital
Orange, California

Linda Lefrak, MSN, RN
Conference Coordinator
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Intensive Care Nursery
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
San Francisco, California

Kimberly Yaeger, MEd, RN
Senior Simulation Specialist
Center for Advanced Pediatric
and Perinatal Education (CAPE)
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California

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.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Preconference A: 7 ANCC/8.4 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: 7 ANCC/8.4 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 16 ANCC/19.2 CA BRN contact hours

Contemporary 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.

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
Preconference A: 1.5 hours
Main Conference: 3.5 hours available

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

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

Location

San Francisco...an accessible city for the visitor with much to see and do.

Explore Fisherman's Wharf with the frenetic energy of fishing boats, street performers and artists. Pier 39 is an extravaganza of shops and restaurants, where you'll be amazed at the antics of sea lions frolicking in the sun. From here you can hop on a cable car and take in sweeping views of the bay, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Spend some time in Chinatown where fish markets, tea and herb shops, and exotic produce stalls spill onto the street, or North Beach, the Italian quarter, where you can join locals at an outdoor café for espresso and pastry or wander in and out of the tempting delis, bakeries and pasta houses. Your trip to San Francisco would not be  complete without a shopping spree and this city offers many opportunities for that! From the delightful boutiques of Union and Chestnut Streets to the designer shops on Union Square, you will not be disappointed.

San Francisco has a love affair with food and you will find a wide range of cuisines, pricing, and restaurant styles. After dinner, head to trendy SoMa, the "see and be seen" club scene, or head back to North Beach and take in Beach Blanket Babylon, the quirky, entertaining and riotously funny musical revue.

Conference headquarters will be the dramatic Hyatt Regency San Francisco, with its impressive 20-story atrium lobby and a view from every room. The Hyatt is surrounded by a multitude of shops and restaurants, including the Ferry Building, bustling with a Farmer's Market, gourmet shops and diverse restaurants.

The California Street cable car line and Embarcadero MUNI and BART stations are steps from the lobby of the hotel, giving you easy access to all the unique sites and sounds of San Francisco.

Come to San Francisco for the conference, and enjoy its amazing cultural, architectural, and natural surroundings

POINTS OF INTEREST
Take in a game at AT&T Park, home of the 2012 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants!
With its breathtaking views and classic design, AT&T Park provides a unique San Francisco experience and is just a short distance (1.4 miles) from the conference hotel.

Don't miss Golden Gate Park
(25 minutes by bus/light rail) and its gems, the de Young Museum, a state-of-the-art facility that integrates art, architecture and the natural landscape, and the brand new California Academy of Sciences, an intriguing combination of aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and rain forest – all under one roof!

Plan to extend your stay and drive north for wine-tasting in the world famous Napa and Sonoma Valley vineyards (1 hour by car), or south down the rugged California coast to Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur for spectacular ocean views (3 hours by car).

For more information about San Francisco and the surrounding areas, visit www.sfvisitor.org

This conference went above and beyond my expectations. The speakers were definitely passionate about their presentation topics. It was well worth it. What a wealth of knowledge!

Sandra Key, RNC-NIC
Yuma, AZ

Hotel/Travel

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

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 June 21 to June 27 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.

Rates: $225* single/double.
*Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.

Hotel room block release date: June 1, 2013.

To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation early as rooms may sell out. After the room block release date, call the hotel, as rooms and group rates may no longer be available.

Reserve your room online here.

For room reservations, call (800) 233-1234 and inform them that you are attending Contemporary Forums' "The National Conference of Neonatal Nursing". Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation. Reservations must include a first night's deposit.

Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.

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

For additional hotel information, call the Hyatt Regency San Francisco at (415) 788-1234.

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

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, enter Offer Code ZNCS108722.

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.

REGISTRATION FEES

Early Registration*

Regular Registration

Preconference A or B

$235

$265

Main Conference

$485

$535

*Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before May 13. Tuition (U.S. Funds)

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
• Online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.

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 May 13 receive a full tuition refund. Cancellations received after May 13 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 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

Thank you for registering for The National Conference of Neonatal Nursing being held June 23 - 26, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA, 94111, (415) 788-1234.

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN: Sunday, June 23, from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.  If you are also attending the Main Conference, you will receive those registration materials during your Preconference check-in.

MAIN CONFERENCE CHECK-IN:  Monday, June 24, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.  Even though you are preregistered for the Main Conference, you must check in to receive your registration 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 are open only to registered participants. Out of consideration to others, infants, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms or refreshment breaks.

SPEAKER HANDOUTS: 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 www.contemporaryforums.com. The slides will not be printed in the Conference Guide you receive onsite. These slides will be replaced 3-5 days after the conference with the slides actually presented at the conference. Please add ContemporaryForums@cforums.com to your Contacts and/or Safe Senders list since emails may be filtered as SPAM or blocked.

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 www.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 Nursing on Twitter: #NCNN13.  Include #NCNN13 in your Tweets and post your feedback on sessions, ask questions, and so much more.  Search #NCNN13 to view the current conversation and conference updates as they occur onsite.  Follow Contemporary Forums at www.twitter.com/#!/CForums.  

HYATT REGENCY SAN FRANCISCO offers a special conference rate which is available until the room block is filled, but no later than June 1, 2013.  We recommend that you make your reservations early by calling Hyatt Reservations at (800) 233-1234.  Be sure to say you are participating in the Neonatal Nursing conference, and ask that a confirmation be mailed to you. You will need to guarantee your reservation with a credit card. To reserve your room online, please visit our website at www.contemporaryforums.com for details.  After the release date of June 1, call the hotel directly at (415) 788-1234 to check for room availability.  If you will be arriving after 3:00 p.m., we suggest you call the hotel the day you travel to reconfirm your reservation.

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

DISCOUNTED AIR FARES:  Contemporary Forums has made a special discount agreement with United Airlines.   To obtain these special conference fares, go online to www.united.com and enter the Account Code ZNC108722.  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 SERVICES:  SuperShuttle provides transportation to downtown San Francisco at a cost of approximately $17.00 per person one way.  For further information or to arrange hotel pick-up for your return, you can reach them at 800-258-3826 or www.supershuttle.comPlease Note: There are a number of other shuttle services available at the airport.  After claiming your luggage proceed to the Upper Level and outside to the center island and look for the Passenger Service Representatives who will direct you to shuttles going to downtown San Francisco.  Prices will vary by company, so be sure to confirm the cost with the driver before boarding.  No reservations are required for transportation from the airport to the hotel.

TAXI fares are approximately $45.00-$55.00 from San Francisco International Airport to the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.  Taxis are available outside the baggage claim area of all terminals. A $2 exit surcharge is included for all San Francisco taxi rides originating from San Francisco International Airport.          
                                                                         
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE HOTEL:
From San Francisco International Airport: Take Highway 101 North.  Follow signs for the Bay Bridge.  Take the 7th Street Exit.  Turn left on 7th Street.  Turn right on Market Street.  Proceed 1¼ miles on Market Street and turn left on Drumm Street.  The hotel is part of the Embarcadero Center complex and is located on the corner of Market and Drumm Streets.

VALET PARKING is available at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco at the rate of $15.00 for the first hour and $7.50 (includes tax) for each additional half-hour. The daily maximum charge, including tax and in/out privileges, is $60.42 for Hotel Guests, and $66.25 for Transient Guests (no in/out privileges).  Note: tax rates are 14% for guests staying overnight, and 25% for daily parking only. Please note: Parking rates are subject to change without notice.

SELF PARKING is available at the Embarcadero Center Garage at $3.00 for each 15 minute interval, to a maximum daily charge (reached after 3½ hours) of $32.00 per 24 hours. The hotel does not offer validation on any self-park garage.  Please note: Parking rates are subject to change without notice.

ALTERNATE PARKING:  There are a number of garages in the area.  Below are a few located approximately 2-3 blocks or a 10-15 minute walk from the Hyatt Regency.  Rates listed are current as of this writing:  Please note: Parking rates are subject to change without notice.

Place to Park                280 Main St. (Main & Folsom)                     $14 for up to 12 hours
200 Howard                 (Main & Howard)                                         $17 for up to 12 hours.
Ace Parking                  201 Mission St. (between Main & Beale)      $18 Max

TOURIST INFORMATION is offered by the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau at (415) 391-2000 or online at www.sfvisitor.orgTemperatures in San Francisco in June are in the 60's during the day with lows in 50's in the evening. A light jacket or sweater is suggested during the sessions, as the meeting rooms can be cool. 

THANK YOU for registering for The National Conference of Neonatal Nursing.  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).

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