Neonatology & The Law Las Vegas, NV • March 12 - 15, 2017
LINQ Hotel & Casino

The 4th Annual Conference on Neonatology & the Law will bring together medical and legal experts and your colleagues from across the country to Las Vegas to discuss an interprofessional approach to treating the critically ill newborn. Join us as we examine the hot spots in medical malpractice litigation related to neonatology and perinatology. The 2017 Neonatology & the Law conference will offer a strong cross-section between clinical updates and legal implications of caring for a neonate.

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Overview

Highlights & Benefits

You’re Invited!

The 4th Annual Conference on Neonatology & the Law will bring together medical and legal experts and your colleagues from across the country to Las Vegas to discuss an interprofessional approach to treating the critically ill newborn. Join us as we examine the hot spots in medical malpractice litigation related to neonatology and perinatology.  The 2017 Neonatology & the Law conference will offer a strong cross-section between clinical updates and legal implications of caring for a neonate.  

  • Full-day Preconference on Building Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in the NICU.
  • Insights into legal issues arising from the evidence-based practice of neonatal/perinatal medicine and nursing.
  • Optional Lunchtime CE Session to discuss what to do when your licensing board comes after you! Discuss practical tips to protect yourself, your career and your license.
  • A program designed specifically for the interdisciplinary team of neonatologists, perinatologists, advanced practice nurses and registered nurses, and physician assistants, as well as medical malpractice attorneys, legal nurse consultants and risk managers.
  • Take an afternoon to experience a live Mock Trial presentation with attorneys and witnesses, allowing attendees to act as the jury and deliberate on a verdict!
  • Participate in a Breakfast Roundtable with Faculty to engage in meaningful discussions with colleagues, faculty members and other attendees on legal and medical “hot topics”.
  • A variety of learning formats including didactic sessions, faculty panels, interactive concurrent sessions, designated Q&A times.
  • A chance to network and relax in dazzling Las Vegas!

Mark your calendar, invite a colleague to join you, and plan to attend this unique educational opportunity.  See you there!

Conference Chairs
Jay P. Goldsmith, MD
Linda Lefrak, MSN, RN

Program Manager
Harjit Sull-Garewal, JD
Contemporary Forums

HOST CITY: LAS VEGAS

 Dazzling Location                     

Viva Las Vegas!  It’s impossible to resist the excitement of the neon lights, the shrieks of delight from jackpot winners, and the glitz and glamour of the hotels on the strip. A Disneyland for adults? More...




Conference Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

  • Apply increased knowledge of the interface between medical care and the legal system in your daily practice.
  • Identify risks associated with discharging the NICU patient, unexpected complications for new technologies, and use and abuse of the Apgar Score.
  • Recognize the evolving legal and financial implications of health care acquired conditions.
  • Identify effective strategies to increase patient safety and quality.
  • Discuss clinical management strategies that reduce complications and risks associated with hypoglycemia, therapeutic hypothermia, respiratory care, hypovolemia and NEC.
  • Explain the basics of a lawsuit and the roles of the parties, attorneys, expert witnesses, judge and jury.

Who Should Attend?

  • Attorneys
  • Case Managers
  • Claims/Risk Managers
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Hospital Administrators
  • Hospital General Counsel
  • Legal Nurse Consultants
  • Neonatologists
  • Neonatal Nurses/Nurse Practitioners
  • Perinatal Nurses/Nurse Practitioners
  • Perinatologists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Residents
  • YOU!

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The mock trial was interesting and having never had to testify in court it gave some insight about what to expect and how to respond to questioning if I should ever find myself in that situation. Denise Higgs, RN

Conference Program

Sunday, March 12

Preconference: Building Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in the NICU

Today, hospitals, clinics and health care systems are increasingly focused on improving patient care quality, safety and efficiency, resulting in improved patient outcomes and a positive impact on the bottom line. Participants in this full-day preconference will gain insightful knowledge from expert faculty in HOW to develop a strategic QI Program for their own institution.  Learn what has been success, and even unsuccessful, and the keys to composing an effective Risk Management Committee. Bring your questions and discuss your challenges with the expert faculty as well as your colleagues.

 This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Discuss key components to developing a meaningful and sustainable QI program.
  • Identify successful strategies for creating a functional Risk Management Committee, standardizing communication for effective patient care, and utilizing root cause analysis to identify areas of risk and improvement.
  • Examine how to use patient safety case studies to make patient care safer.

 

8:30 am

Preconference Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:00

Key Ideas for Improving Quality Improvement in the NICU: Aims, Measures, Reliability
Joseph Schulman, MD, MS

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

10:00

Standardized Hand Off Communication: Are We There Yet?
Linda Lefrak, MSN, RN

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

10:45

Refreshment Break

11:00

Patient Safety Committees: How to Tackle the Hard Stuff – One Hospital’s Approach - Q&D - Faculty Panel
Bobbie Carroll, MHA, RN

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

12:15 pm

Lunch on Your Own

1:15

Learn to Speak Geek: A Primer on Using Databases and Your EMR for Performance Evaluation and Improvement
Joseph Schulman, MD, MS

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

2:15

Root Cause Analysis: Strategies that Identify What Needs Change and Making It Happen
Bobbie Carroll, MHA, RN

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

3:15

Refreshment Break

3:30

Patient Safety Case Study: Making Our Practice Safer After Patient Injury - Q&D - Faculty Panel
Linda Lefrak, MSN, RN

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

5:15

Adjourn

Monday, March 13

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 am

Main Conference Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Hot Topics in Neonatology & the Law
Jay Goldsmith, MD

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

8:30

Neonatal Hypoglcyemia: Making Sense of Different Opinions
Josef Neu, MD

NCC Codes
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

9:15

Medical Legal Issues Related to Therapeutic Hypothermia
Eric Eichenwald, MD

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

10:00

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

10:30

Does Your NICU Overuse Antibiotics? Making Sense of Wide Practice Variation for Similar Case Mix (Rx = 1 hr.) - Q&D - Faculty Panel
Joseph Schulman, MD, MS

NCC Codes
NIC Pharmacology (Code 3)
NNP Pharmacology (Code 4)

12:00 pm

Lunch on Your Own

12:15

Optional Lunchtime CE Session: Judgment Day: What You Don’t Know About Your License Could End Your Career (.75 hr. CE credit provided)
Tracy Singh, RN, JD

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

1:15

Can We Prevent NEC or Limit Its Morbidity?
Josef Neu, MD

NCC Codes
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

2:00

Does Apnea Cause Brain Damage?
Eric Eichenwald, MD

NCC Codes
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

2:45

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

3:00

Is Baby Friendly Baby Safe? - Q&D - Faculty Panel
Jay Goldsmith, MD

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

4:30

General Session Adjourn

4:30

WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION (4:30-5:30pm)

Tuesday, March 14

During each Concurrent Session, 2 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.

7:00 am

Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

7:00

Roundtable Breakfast with Faculty - Facilitator: James Bartimus, JD, Jonathan M. Fanaroff, MD, JD, Jay P. Goldsmith, MD, Linda Lefrak, MSN, RN, Gilbert I. Martin, JD, John S. Serpe, JD (Join your colleagues and faculty members for an early morning CE session to discuss hot medical and legal topics in neonatology and perinatology. (.75 hr. CE credit provided.) (Attendance is optional and requires a reservation. Register early since space is limited!) (7:00 - 7:45 am)
Jay Goldsmith, MD

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)



8:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1

#11 Timing of Injury in Neonatal Shock: Hypovolemia versus Anemia
Jay Goldsmith, MD

NCC Codes
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

#12 Legal Issues at the Edge of Viability
John Serpe, JD

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

9:00

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

9:30

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2

#21 Checklists and the Use of QI Tools to Reduce Variability
Mindy (Melinda) Morris, DNP, CNS, NNP-BC

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

#22 Cross Examination of Defendants and Defense Experts
James Bartimus, JD

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

10:30

Session Change

10:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3

#31 Pitfalls of Visual Diagnosis in the Nursery
Gilbert Martin, MD

NCC Codes
NIC General Assessment (Code 1)
NNP Physical Assessment (Code 1)

#32 Landmine Analysis - Backchaining
James Bartimus, JD

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

11:45

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 pm

Neonatal Care on Trial: Civil Litigation Mock Trial The jury (audience) will decide the verdict!
James Bartimus, JD
Jonathan Fanaroff, MD, JD
Jay Goldsmith, MD
Linda Lefrak, MSN, RN
Gilbert Martin, MD
John Serpe, JD

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

3:00

Refreshment Break

3:15

Neonatal Care on Trial: Continuation of the Civil Litigation Mock Trial.

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

5:15

Adjourn

Wednesday, March 15

7:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00

Law and Ethics in Neonatology: Parent-Provider Conflicts
Jonathan Fanaroff, MD, JD

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

8:45

Inherent Risks of ELBW Care
Mindy (Melinda) Morris, DNP, CNS, NNP-BC

NCC Codes
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

9:30

Refreshment Break

9:45

Use and Abuse of the Apgar Score
Gilbert Martin, MD

NCC Codes
NIC General Assessment (Code 1)
NNP Physical Assessment (Code 1)

10:30

Medico-Legal Considerations in Neonatal Respiratory Care (Rx = .25 hr.)
Jonathan Fanaroff, MD, JD

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

11:15

Effective Use of Electronic Evidence and Media - Q&D - Faculty Panel
John Serpe, JD

NCC Codes
NIC Professional Practice (Code 4)
NNP Professional Practice (Code 5)

12:30 pm

Adjourn

Conference Faculty

James Bartimus JD
Senior Partner
Bartimus Frickleton Robertson PC
Leawood, Kansas

Bobbie Carroll MHA, RN
Senior Director of Patient Safety and Clinical Informatics
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Eric C. Eichenwald MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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

Jay P. Goldsmith MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Newborn Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana


Adriana LeBer MAOM
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

Linda Lefrak MSN, RN
Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist
Consultant, NICUs and Hand-Off Safety Initiatives
Children's Minnesota - Minneapolis and St. Paul
Oakland, California

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



Mindy (Melinda) Morris DNP, CNS, NNP-BC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist
Consultant
Huntington Beach, California

Josef Neu MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Florida School of Medicine
Shands Children's Hospital
Gainesville, Florida

Joseph Schulman MD, MS
Director, NICU Quality Measurement and Improvement
California Children's Services/Systems of Care
California Department of Health Care Services
Sacramento, California
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

John S. Serpe JD
Partner
Serpe, Jones, Andrews, Callender & Bell, PLLC
Houston, Texas

Tracy L. Singh RN, JD
Nurse Attorney for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals
Law Offices of Tracy L. Singh, LLC
Las Vegas, Nevada

Harjit K. Sull-Garewal JD
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

Accreditation

 

In support of improving patient care, Contemporary Forums is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Preconference: 6.75 ANCC/8.1 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 19.25 ANCC/23.1 CA BRN contact hours

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. NCC Maintenance Codes will be assigned before the conference and posted at www.contemporaryforums.com.

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority

Main Conference: 1.25 hours available
Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states’ requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

Physicians

Preconference: 6.75 credits
Main Conference: 19.25 credits

Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

Preconference: 6.75 hours
Main Conference: 19.25 hours

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.  Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of the listed hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Case Managers

Preconference: 6.75 contact hours
Main Conference: 19.25 contact hours

This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.  The CCMC awarded a total of 26 contact hours for the Preconference(s), Main Conference and Luncheon.

Attorneys

CLE requirements vary by state.  Contact your State Bar Association to determine if this program meets their continuing education requirements. 

Application has been made for continuing education credit from the Nevada Board of Continuing Education.

This course is approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 25.5 CLE credits, which includes 0.00 ethics credit and 0.00 substance abuse credit. 

Other Professionals

Preconference: 6.75 hours
Main Conference: 19.25 hours

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.

Joint accreditation is the leading model of interprofessional collaboration that helps improve healthcare through continuing education for the team by the team. Contemporary Forums is one of 42 continuing education organizations to receive Joint Accreditation.

Location

HOST CITY: LAS VEGAS

 Dazzling Location                     

Viva Las Vegas!  It’s impossible to resist the excitement of the neon lights, the shrieks of delight from jackpot winners, and the glitz and glamour of the hotels on the strip. A Disneyland for adults? You bet … and Las Vegas is so much more! Dine at restaurants inspired by the world’s greatest collection of chefs--Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay and Thomas Keller, just to name a few. Treat yourself to a world-class show, including a choice of five Cirque du Soleil productions, and the Blue Man Group.  Make sure to also consider the variety of well-known headliners from the worlds of music, comedy and magic performing during your stay.

The Park, which opened Spring 2016, is an eclectic blend of restaurants, bars and entertainment connecting New York New York, the Monte Carlo resort and the new T-Mobile Arena.  The Park offers an array of common spaces for socializing, relaxing, exploring and sampling the surrounding tastes, sights and sounds.  Unique water features and dramatic plantings incorporating a variety of beautiful desert blooms provide unexpected visuals to add to your enjoyment.  Don’t miss the CityCenter complex located in the heart of The Strip, a blend of sleek architecture and public miniparks, with walkways and art throughout. You’ll find luxury hotels, casinos and Crystals, a three-story retail center whose shape resembles the multi-faceted surface of a quartz crystal.

Las Vegas has world class shopping, from outlet malls to high-end boutiques.  You’ll have no trouble finishing up your holiday shopping in this shoppers’ paradise!

There’s never a dull moment in Las Vegas.  Watch the volcano erupt at the Mirage, don’t miss the rousing pirate battle at Treasure Island, marvel at the dancing waters display at the Bellagio, take a romantic gondola ride through the canals of the Venetian or dine at the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris.  For a break from The Strip, take a day trip to Hoover Dam where you’ll be impressed with the power of the mighty Colorado River.  You’ll want to take in Las Vegas’ newest attraction, the LINQ Promenade.  This dining, shopping and entertainment complex features a 550 foot observation wheel right in the heart of the Strip.  The views of the Las Vegas valley are spectacular!

The LINQ Hotel & Casino, located at the heart of the Strip, is the first Las Vegas destination resort designed to appeal to the socially motivated traveler, with direct access to unique and authentic attractions, shopping and dining experiences all encompassed in one urban entertainment district, The LINQ Promenade. The accommodations of Las Vegas’ new iconic hub features cutting-edge technology, modern furnishings and direct access to The LINQ Promenade. A VIP lounge and concierge desk is available with touchscreen capabilities for immediate bookings of favorite dining and entertainment offerings. All rooms are also equipped with an interactive system on the television to access hotel amenities. With the click of the TV remote, guests can order room service, housekeeping items, or set up an alarm clock. Electronic features include USB charging stations and a 47-inch LED flat-screen TV. Other highlights include the famed restaurants Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar, Hash House A Go Go and the Nook Café. The LINQ has the largest and finest collection of antique, classic, muscle, race, exotic and special interest automobiles in the world—$100 million worth—and most are for sale!

World-class dining, internationally-known boutiques, award-winning golf courses, savvy nightclubs and European-style spas are calling you to this glittering city, known as “Vegas!”  Join your colleagues for “2017 Neonatology & the Law Conference” and enjoy all of the fun in the city that never sleeps.  For more information, call the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority at (702) 892-7575 or go online to www.visitlasvegas.com.

Hotel/Travel

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

  • The conference will be held at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. 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 March 10 to March 15, for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.
  • Rates: $125 single/double. Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.
  • Resort Fee. Room reservations are subject to a daily resort fee of $29.  Resort fee includes daily in-room high speed internet access, all local calls, and fitness center access for two daily.  Resort fees are not assessed for Diamond and Seven Stars guests.
  • To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before February 8, 2017. Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now.  After the release date, call the hotel as rooms and group rates may no longer be available.
  • To reserve your room online, click HERE.
  • For room reservations, call (866) 523-2781 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference on Neonatology & the Law. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation.  Reservations must include a first night's deposit.
  • All room reservations made via the telephone call center will be assessed a fee of $15.00 per reservation. This fee will NOT apply to reservations via the internet.
  • 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 hotel at (702) 731-3311.

TRAVEL DISCOUNTS

Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtainthese special conference fares visit www.united.com or (800) 426-1122 insert Offer Code ZXAY744468. 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.

 

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 and reservations, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 or (405) 749-4434, or go online at www.hertz.com and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV#03000264. 

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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.

PRECONFERENCE

Preconference: Building Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in the NICU

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before January 29, 2017)

$225.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After January 29, 2017)

$265.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Nurse, Case Manager, Nurse Practitioner, Other

Physician

New Graduate*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before January 29, 2017)

$525.00

$625.00

$395.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After January 29, 2017)

$565.00

$665.00

$395.00

 

Registrations may not be shared. Children of any age and spouses may not attend sessions. Audio and video recording of speakers, sessions, and/or attendees is strictly prohibited.

Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.

* New Grads (graduated 2014 or after): To qualify, submit proof of graduation date with registration.

Early Registration Fee Deadlines
Payments postmarked or telephone/fax registration made with credit card on/before January 29, 2017 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 must be made by phone or in writing. A $75.00 processing fee will apply. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received or postmarked on/after February 17, 2017. However, tuition paid, less the $75.00 processing fee, may be applied to a future Contemporary Forums conference of equal or greater value. No refunds for "no shows."

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

Contemporary Forums Online 
ContemporaryForumsOnline.com is the leading source for quality accredited healthcare continuing education.  Earn CE on demand by selecting from hundreds of multimedia presentations recorded at our national live conferences.  Each session is presented by expert faculty and topics cover a wide range of clinical areas.  Learn and earn at your convenience. Visit ContemporaryForumsOnline.com.

Contemporary Forums Online GROUP DISCOUNTS
Provide your staff with high-quality continuing education and give your budget a break with Contemporary Forums Online Group Access Account. Organizations of any size can create customized CE programs for staff education and development. To request group account pricing and details, visit ContemporaryForumsOnline.com or call (925) 361-4811.

Attendee Information

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

NEONATOLOGY & THE LAW
Las Vegas, NV           March 12 - 15

Thank you for registering for the Neonatology & The Law conference, being held March 12 - 15, at the The LINQ Hotel & Casino, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109, (702) 731-3311.

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Preconference Sunday, March 12 at 8:30am. 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

Monday, March 13 from 7:00 - 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.  Audo and video recording of speakers, sessions and/or attendees is strictly prohibited.

RECORDINGS

Audio recording, video recording and livestreaming of speakers, sessions and/or attendees is strictly prohibited.  Medical information presented at this conference is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice.

ATTENDEE ACCOUNT ACCESS

As a registered attendee, access your account to the conference by clicking HERE, click on My Account to the right of Return to Calendar and enter your First Name, Last Name, Email and Zip Code.  Please ensure that the information you enter matches your registration information.

Once on your account, you will access the following for viewing and downloading:

1. E-Conference Guide, which is available about 5 days prior to the conference.

2. Speaker Slides and Handouts, which are available, provided that the speakers turn them in, 5 to 10 days prior to the conference. 

3. Session Evaluations, made available during the conference after the session has ended.  Evaluations must be completed within 30 days after the completion of the entire conference.

4. Certificate of Attendance, upon completing all speaker and conference evaluations.  A copy in PDF format will be made for viewing and printing.   

 

 

THE LINQ HOTEL & CASINO

Offers a special a conference rate available from March 10-15, 2016 or until the room block is filled.  We recommend that you make your reservation early.

To reserve your room online, click HERE.

To reserve your room by phone, call The LINQ Hotel & Casino room reservations at (866) 523-2781 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums Neonatology & the Law Conference.  

After the release date of February 8, call the hotel directly at (702) 731-3311 to check for room availability.

PARKING

Parking is free at the LINQ Hotel & Casino

TAXI SERVICE

Taxis charge approximately $20 from McCarran International Airport to The LINQ Hotel & Casino. Taxis are available at the curb outside of the baggage claim area.  Check door signage for the appropriate exit. Note: Prices are subject to change.

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Exhibitors

Exhibit with Contemporary Forums and Reach your Target Audience at the Neonatology and The Law Conference.

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.  Become an exhibitor, register today!

Why Exhibit

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

Become an Exhibitor

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

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Questions about your exhibit space or sponsorship, please contact Elaine White at ewhite@cforums.com or call (925)361-4807 for details.