The Fetus & Newborn Las Vegas, NV • November 8 - 11, 2017
Planet Hollywood

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Care of the critically ill newborn is an ever-changing landscape of assessment and diagnostic knowledge and tools, pharmacotherapeutic treatment options, surgical and non-surgical approaches to congenital and acquired conditions and evaluation of long-term outcomes. Join us at the 34th annual The Fetus & Newborn: Improving Outcomes in Perinatal and Neonatal Care conference to gain insights and understanding of new concepts in neonatal care, and to challenge current practices and procedures, all with the goal of providing optimal care for our fragile patients. Engage with the physicians, advanced practice nurses, staff nurses, pharmacists and physician assistants who create and implement the collaborative care approach needed by these patients and their families.

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Overview

Highlights & Benefits

You’re Invited!

Care of the critically ill newborn is an ever-changing landscape of assessment and diagnostic knowledge and tools, pharmacotherapeutic treatment options, surgical and non-surgical approaches to congenital and acquired conditions and evaluation of long-term outcomes.  Join us at the 34th annual The Fetus & Newborn: Improving Outcomes in Perinatal and Neonatal Care conference to gain insights and understanding of new concepts in neonatal care, and to challenge current practices and procedures, all with the goal of providing optimal care for our fragile patients.  Engage with the physicians, advanced practice nurses, staff nurses, pharmacists and physician assistants who create and implement the collaborative care approach needed by these patients and their families.

Highlights of the 2017 conference include:

  • You requested it, and we’re providing it … a Preconference on Infectious Disease in the NICU! Participate in a day focusing on infections and their treatment, as well as the latest information on the Zika virus, culture negative sepsis and the transmission of respiratory infections.
  • Back by popular demand! Submit an abstract for a poster presentation in the Exhibit Hall, and highlight the results of your research and collaborative efforts to improve patient care in the NICU.  This is an excellent opportunity for lively discussion with fellow conference attendees!
  • A choice of 20 Concurrent Sessions covering a wide range of topics, allowing you to tailor your conference experience to meet your personal education goals.
  • Advance your knowledge through a variety of learning formats, including didactic lectures, interactive Concurrent Sessions, faculty Q&A panels, lively case study discussions and poster presentations.
  • A chance to relax and enjoy all that Las Vegas has to offer!
  • Attend the conference in person, or register for the Live Webcast and join us virtually!

 

Conference Co-Chairs
Jonathan M. Fanaroff, MD, JD
Jose A. Honold, MD

Conference Planning Committee Member
Elizabeth Schierholz, MSN, RN, NNP-BC

Senior Program Manager
Jeannine Strunk, BSN, RN
Contemporary Forums

Host City: Las Vegas

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!


Abstract Submissions for Poster Presentations

Share your triumphs and achievements in a poster presentation at The Fetus & Newborn conference in Las Vegas. Accepted posters will be featured during all breaks in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday and Friday, November 9-10. The peer-reviewed poster presentations offer the perfect venue to network, exchange ideas, and improve the overall quality of care you provide for your patients. All poster presenters must register for the Main Conference and will receive a $50 tuition discount on the full Main Conference Early Registration Fee.

Submit and Abstract Today
Deadline for Application is 9/11/17

Conference Objectives

This Conference will enable neonatal clinicians to:

  • Describe new diagnostic tools and procedures, including the Sepsis Calculator, use of Ultrasound at the bedside and Rapid Human Genome Sequencing.
  • Identify pre- and postoperative management of newborns with surgical conditions.
  • Evaluate the effects on the neonate of prenatal drug exposure and maternal hypertensive-related crises.
  • Determine optimal nutrition strategies utilizing evidence-based choice of formula, hypoglycemia management protocols and consideration of specific nutritional requirements of neonates.
  • Investigate practical, realistic approaches to partnering with families to create a sense of collaboration and transparency.

Who Should Attend?

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

  • Neonatologists
  • Pediatricians
  • Pharmacists
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Staff Nurses
  • Nurse Managers
  • Physician Assistants
  • Educators and Instructors
  • Case Managers
  • Transport Teams
  • Respiratory Therapists

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The value from attending this conference went above and beyond the dynamic presentations. The combined years of neonatal experience of the presenters was exceptional. I'm in awe and inspired by their contributions to neonatology.

Conference Program

Wednesday, November 8

Preconference: Infectious Disease in the NICU

Infectious diseases continue to play a significant role in short-term and long-term morbidity for the critically ill neonate.  Prevention is key!  However, when infections do develop, it is essential to determine a treatment strategy using evidence-based medication strategies and appropriate monitoring.  Bring your questions and cases and explore clinical applications of the knowledge shared by the expert faculty.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Describe how antibiotic stewardship principles can be applied in your units, and the challenges that antimicrobial resistance present when treating neonatal infections.
  • Identify antiviral medications that are effective in the treatment of congenital and neonatal viral infections, including CMV and Zika.
  • Increase awareness of modes of transmission in the nursery, and how to avoid them.
  • Apply knowledge of newborn infectious disease diagnosis and treatment into case study discussions.

 

7:00 AM

Preconference Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Antibiotics and the Practical Aspects of Stewardship in the NICU (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-807-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
Kelly Wade, MD, PhD, MSCE

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

8:45

Antimicrobial Resistance Problems in the Nursery (Rx = .75 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-808-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
Kenneth Alexander, MD, PhD

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

9:30

Refreshment Break

10:00

Antiviral Treatment of Congenital and Neonatal Viral Infections (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-809-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
Shannon Ross, MD, MSPH

NCC Codes
LRN Neonatal Complications (Code 3)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP General Management (Code 3)

10:45

Congenital Zika Virus Infections - Q&D (Rx = .5 hr.) - Faculty Panel
ACPE #0263-000-17-810-L01-P (1.25 contact hrs.)
Kenneth Alexander, MD, PhD

NCC Codes
LRN Mother/Fetus (Code 1)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

12:00 PM

Lunch on Your Own

1:30

Respiratory Viruses in the NICU? Beware of Transmission! (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-811-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
Kelly Wade, MD, PhD, MSCE

NCC Codes
LRN Neonatal Complications (Code 3)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

2:15

Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection: Update on Diagnosis and Treatment (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-812-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
Shannon Ross, MD, MSPH

NCC Codes
LRN Neonatal Complications (Code 3)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

3:00

Refreshment Break

3:15

Culture Negative Sepsis: What is It and What Should We Do About It? (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-813-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
Kenneth Alexander, MD, PhD

NCC Codes
LRN Neonatal Complications (Code 3)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP General Management (Code 3)

4:00

Infectious Disease Case Studies (Rx = .25 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .5 hr.) - Faculty Panel
ACPE #0263-000-17-814-L01-P (1.25 contact hr.)
Elizabeth Schierholz, MSN, RN, NNP-BC

NCC Codes
LRN Neonatal Complications (Code 3)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

5:15

Adjourn

Thursday, November 9

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 AM

Main Conference Registration/Exhibits/Posters/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Key Issues in Neonatology 2017
ACPE #0263-000-17-815-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
Avroy Fanaroff, MD

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

8:45

Implementation of the Early Onset Sepsis Calculator: Intended and Unintended Consequences (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-816-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
Kelly Wade, MD, PhD, MSCE

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

9:30

Refreshment Break/Exhibits/Posters

10:00

Fetal Growth Restriction
Sean Daneshmand, MD

NCC Codes
LRN Mother/Fetus (Code 1)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physical Assessment (Code 1)

10:45

HIE in Term Infants: Neuroimaging and Novel Neuroprotective Therapies - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
ACPE #0263-000-17-817-L01-P (1.25 contact hrs.)
Yvonne Wu, MD, MPH

NCC Codes
LRN Neonatal Complications (Code 3)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

12:00 PM

Lunch on Your Own

1:30

Nutritional Challenges in the NICU (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-818-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
David Adamkin, MD

NCC Codes
LRN Physical Assessment, Thermoregulation and Normal Management (Code 2)
NIC General Assessment (Code 1)
NNP General Management (Code 3))

2:15

Neonatal Personalized Medicine: Use of Rapid Human Genome Sequencing for Treatment of Acute Pediatric Disease
ACPE #0263-000-17-819-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
Farhad Imam, MD, PhD

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

3:00

Refreshment Break/Exhibits/Posters

3:30

Prenatal Drug Exposures and Neonatal Outcomes (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-820-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
Christopher McPherson, PharmD

NCC Codes
LRN Neonatal Complications (Code 3)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

4:15

Partnering with Patients and Families: What Does It Really Mean - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
ACPE #0263-000-17-821-L01-P (1.5 contact hrs.)
Kristin Voos, MD, FAAP

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

5:45

Adjourn

Friday, November 10

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.

7:00 AM

Exhibits/Posters/Continental Breakfast

8:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1

#11* Management of Hypoglycemia, and When Do You Transfer Hypoglycemic Newborns?
ACPE #0263-000-17-822-L01-P
David Adamkin, MD

NCC Codes
LRN Neonatal Complications (Code 3)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

* = Webcast Session

#12 Neonatal Encephalopathy: A Global Perspective on Causes and Treatments from High-Resource to Low-Resource Settings
ACPE #0263-000-17-823-L01-P
Farhad Imam, MD, PhD

NCC Codes
LRN Neonatal Complications (Code 3)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

#13 Litigation Hot Spots in Neonatal Care (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-824-L01-P
Jonathan Fanaroff, MD, JD
Gilbert Martin, MD

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

#14 Hypotension in the Very Low Birthweight Infant: The Old, the New and the Uncertain (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-825-L01-P
Mandhir Suri, MD, FAAP

NCC Codes
LRN Neonatal Complications (Code 3)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

9:15

Refreshment Break/Exhibits/Posters

9:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2

#21* Pharmacotherapy for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Choosing the Right Opioid or No Opioid at All (Rx = 1 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-826-L01-P
Christopher McPherson, PharmD

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

* = Webcast Session

#22 Comprehensive Management of Neonates with Tracheoesophageal Fistula/Esophageal Atresia (TEF/EA) (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-827-L01-P
Tamara Meeker, MSN, CRNP, NNP-BC

NCC Codes
LRN Neonatal Complications (Code 3)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

#23 Red Blood Cell Transfusions: Prevention, Current Practices and Future Challenges
ACPE #0263-000-17-828-L01-P
Michael Segall, MD

NCC Codes
LRN Neonatal Complications (Code 3)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

#24 Maternal Hypertensive-Related Crisis Management and Effect on the Fetus (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-829-L01-P
Sean Daneshmand, MD

NCC Codes
LRN Mother/Fetus (Code 1)
NIC General Assessment (Code 1)
NNP General Management (Code 3)

11:00

Session Change

11:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3

#31* Hypoxic Respiratory Failure: Is Oxygen Too Much of a Good Thing? (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-830-L01-P
Rangasamy Ramanathan, MD

NCC Codes
LRN Neonatal Complications (Code 3)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

* = Webcast Session

#32 Partnering with Patients and Families: How Can We Do It?
ACPE #0263-000-17-831-L01-P
Kristin Voos, MD, FAAP

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

#33 Radiology Case Studies
ACPE #0263-000-17-832-L01-P
Elizabeth Schierholz, MSN, RN, NNP-BC

NCC Codes
LRN n/a
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physical Assessment (Code 1)

#34 Essentials of Neonatal Congenital Heart Disease: Comprehensive Review of Anatomy and Physiology (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-833-L01-P
Jose Honold, MD

NCC Codes
LRN Neonatal Complications (Code 3)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

12:30 PM

Lunch on Your Own

2:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #4

#41* Highlights from the Literature 2016/2017
ACPE #0263-000-17-834-L01-P
Avroy Fanaroff, MD

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

* = Webcast Session

#42 Comprehensive Management of the Neonate with Short Bowel Syndrome (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-835-L01-P
Tamara Meeker, MSN, CRNP, NNP-BC

NCC Codes
LRN Neonatal Complications (Code 3)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

#43 Updates in the Management of Pulmonary Hypertension in Critically Ill Newborns (Rx = .5 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-836-L01-P
Denise Suttner, MD

NCC Codes
LRN Neonatal Complications (Code 3)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

#44 Complex Case Studies in the NICU (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-837-L01-P
Michael Segall, MD
Mandhir Suri, MD, FAAP

NCC Codes
LRN Neonatal Complications (Code 3)
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

3:15

Refreshment Break/Exhibits/Posters

3:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #5

#51* Practical Bedside Care in the Post-Op Management of Congenital Heart Disease (Rx = .25 hr.)
ACPE #0263-000-17-838-L01-P
Jose Honold, MD

NCC Codes
LRN n/a
NIC General Assessment (Code 1)
NNP General Management (Code 3)

* = Webcast Session

#52 Changing Formulas: When and Why?
ACPE #0263-000-17-839-L01-P
Jae Kim, MD, PhD

NCC Codes
LRN Physical Assessment, Thermoregulation and Normal Management (Code 2)
NIC General Assessment (Code 1)
NNP General Management (Code 3)

#53 Law, Ethics and the Limits of Viability: Where We Are and Where We Are Going
Jonathan Fanaroff, MD, JD

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

#54 Timeless Neonatal Commentaries: Clinical Pearls of Past, Present and Future
ACPE #0263-000-17-840-L01-P
Gilbert Martin, MD

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

5:00

Adjourn

Saturday, November 11

7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00

Beyond NRP: Becoming Better Providers of Resuscitation
ACPE #0263-000-17-841-L01-P (.75 contact hr.)
Elizabeth Schierholz, MSN, RN, NNP-BC

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

8:45

Non-Invasive Ventilation: What is It?
Rangasamy Ramanathan, MD

NCC Codes
LRN Physical Assessment, Thermoregulation and Normal Management (Code 2)
NIC General Assessment (Code 1)
NNP Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)

9:30

Refreshment Break

9:45

Ultrasound at the Bedside
Jae Kim, MD, PhD

NCC Codes
LRN n/a
NIC Physiology and Pathophysiology (Code 2)
NNP Physical Assessment (Code 1)

10:30

The Pros and Cons of Precedex and Other Sedation Options for the Neonate (Rx = .75 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
ACPE #0263-000-17-842-L01-P (1.25 contact hrs.)
Denise Suttner, MD

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

11:45

Adjourn

Conference Faculty

David H. Adamkin MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Division of Neonatal Medicine
Rounsavall Endowed Chair of Neonatology
Associate Director of Neonatal Fellowship Program
Co-Director of Neonatal Nutrition Research
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Kenneth Alexander MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Pediatrics
Nemours Children's Hospital
Orlando, Florida

Sean Daneshmand MD
Clinical Director, San Diego Perinatal Center
San Diego, California

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

Jose A. Honold MD
Attending Neonatologist
Director, Children's Hospital Emergency Transport
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California

Farhad Imam MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neonatology
Department of Pediatric Medicine
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California

Jae H. Kim MD, PhD
Neonatologist and Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program
Nutrition Director, SPIN Program
Divisions of Neonatology & Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
University of California San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
San Diego, 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



Christopher C. McPherson PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Neonatal ICU
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Tamara Meeker MSN, CRNP, NNP-BC
Surgical/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Faculty
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rangasamy Ramanathan MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division Chief, Division of Neonatal Medicine, LAC+USC Medical Center
Director, NPM Fellowship Program and NICU
Director, Neonatal Respiratory Therapy Services
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Shannon A. Ross MD, MSPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Elizabeth Schierholz MSN, RN, NNP-BC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Pre-Doctoral Fellow
Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Michael L. Segall MD
Attending Neonatologist, San Diego Neonatology, Inc.
Director Emeritus, Division of Neonatology
Children's Specialists San Diego
Board Member, California Association of Neonatologists
Children's Specialty Care Coalition
International Neonatology Association
San Diego, California

Jeannine Strunk BSN, RN
Senior Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

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

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

Kristin C. Voos MD, FAAP
Director of Family Integrated Care
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Associate Professor, Division of Neonatology
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio



Kelly C. Wade MD, PhD, MSCE
Attending Neonatologist
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Associate Director of Therapeutics and Education
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Yvonne Wu MD, MPH
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Division of Child Neurology
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

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.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive up to 24 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
 

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Preconference: 7 ANCC/8.4 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 17 ANCC/20.4 CA BRN contact hours
Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516.
(CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes) 


ANCC Certified NPs and CNSs
This course provides a maximum of 8.5 pharmacotherapeutic hours toward the required 25 hours needed for ANCC recertification.


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
Preconference: 3.5 hours
Main Conference: 5 hours available
Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states’ requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing and certifying agency for the specifics of individual Rx requirements.


Physicians
Preconference: 7 credits
Main Conference: 17 credits
Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please call Contemporary Forums regarding continuing medical education credit for neonatologists and pediatricians.

Physician Assistants
Preconference: 7 hours
Main Conference: 17 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.


Pharmacists

Preconference: 7 hours/.7 CEUs
Main Conference: 14.75 hours/1.475 CEUs available

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 post-conference evaluations.

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

Other Professionals
Preconference: 7 hours
Main Conference: 17 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 43 continuing education organizations to receive Joint Accreditation.

Location

Host City: Las Vegas

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 Cirque du Soleil productions, the Blue Man Group or an ever-changing variety of celebrity performers at Caesars Palace, Hard Rock Café and T-Moble Arena.  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.

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!

At the newly renovated Tropicana, you’ll find luxury rooms offering comfort, style and sophistication, with open floor plans, premium amenities, plush new mattresses, and modern technology such as 42” LCD TVs and iHome clock radios with universal docking stations.  An enticing casino awaits, offering all the best Las Vegas games, including your favorite slots and table games, a state-of-the-art race and sports book, and an award-winning rewards program.  Share a meal with friends at a variety of restaurants, ranging from an Italian trattoria to a steakhouse to a 24-hour café.  Other highlights include the addition of a Mandara Spa, a modern spa and fitness center. 

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 “The Fetus & Newborn” 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 Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, 3667 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 November 6 to November 12, 2017 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.
  • Rates: $139 single/double (Sunday-Thursday); $219 single/double (Friday & Saturday). Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.
  • Resort Fee. Room reservations are subject to a daily resort fee of $32.  See Hotel website for what this includes.
  • To reserve your room online, click HERE.
  • To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before October 7. 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.
  • For room reservations by phone, call (866) 919-7472 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference on The Fetus & Newborn. 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.
  • For additional hotel information, call the hotel at (702) 785-5555.  

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 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. 

LASxpress

Coach service from the airport to your hotel.
Economy Service - $11 per person (one way), $22 per person (roundtrip)

To make your reservation, click HERE.

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)

PRECONFERENCE

Preconference: Infectious Disease in the NICU

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 27, 2017)

$265.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 27, 2017)

$295.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Case Manager, Other

Physician

New Graduate*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 27, 2017)

$525.00

$625.00

$395.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 27, 2017)

$575.00

$675.00

$395.00

WEBCAST PRECONFERENCE

Preconference Webcast

All Attendees

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 27, 2017)

$115.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 27, 2017)

$165.00

WEBCAST

Webcast - Main Conference

All Attendees

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 27, 2017)

$395.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 27, 2017)

$445.00

ONLINE LEARNING

All Attendees

Regular Registration Fee

$380.00

 

Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before September 27, 2017.

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

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

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 in your account at ContemporaryForums.com for one year.

Attendance Rules
Registrations may not be shared. Children of any age and spouses may not attend sessions. 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.

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 Preconference. 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.

Cancellations
Cancellations must be made by phone or in writing. A $75 processing fee will apply. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received or postmarked on/after October 11, 2017.  However, tuition paid, less the $75 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

All Attendees

Regular Registration Fee

$380.00

PRE-ORDER ACCESS TO THE RECORDED CONFERENCE!

COST IS $380 AND INCLUDES:

Register by selecting the Online Learning option.  Register by November 7 to receive the pre-order discount. Conference sessions will be available at Contemporary Forums Online approximately 3-4 weeks after the end of the live conference.  Access instructions will be emailed to you.

ONLINE LEARNING FOR HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

Hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities can provide and manage quality, accredited continuing education to meet staff needs. To request group account and pricing information call (925) 361-4822.

NEW!  Spanish Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals!

Contemporary Forums has developed an interactive, self-paced online course to help teach the novice or native speaker Spanish medical terminology. You earn a Certificate of Completion and Continuing Education credit when all modules are completed. Even if you are fluent in Spanish, you would learn the appropriate vocabulary for human anatomy and medical terminology.

Visit www.contemporaryforumsonline.com for more information or call (925)361-4822.

Attendee Information

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

THE FETUS & NEWBORN
Las Vegas, NV           November 8 - 11

Thank you for registering for the The Fetus & Newborn conference, being held November 8 - 11, at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109, (702) 785-5555.

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00am. 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 9 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.

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

PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO

Offers a special conference rate, available from November 6-12, 2017 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 Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino room reservations at (866) 919-7472 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums Fetus & Newborn Conference.  

After the release date of October 7, call the hotel directly at (702) 785-5555 to check for room availability.

PARKING

Parking is free at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

TAXI SERVICE

Taxis charge approximately $30 from McCarran International Airport to the Planet Hollywood Resort & 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.

FOLLOW Fetus & Newborn: #fetus17

Join the conversation and receive live conference updates. Use #fetus17 to connect with other participants, exhibitors and faculty. Tweet using #fetus17 to ask questions, post feedback and more. Be sure to follow Contemporary Forums at twitter.com/CForums.

View our Live Conference Calendar

THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE 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

Preconference Webcast

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 27, 2017)

$115.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 27, 2017)

$165.00

Webcast - Main Conference

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 27, 2017)

$395.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 27, 2017)

$445.00

Discover the convenience of viewing the conference from your home or practice setting.  Save on travel costs while using our online learning platform, Contemporary Forums Online.

Experience the Preconference and the Main Conference! Interact in real time with other virtual attendees via the chat room and submit your questions/comments online for speaker responses during the Question and Discussion Faculty Panels - all from the convenience of your home, office or practice setting.

Participate in up to 25 sessions streamed live from Las Vegas.  Earn a Certificate of Attendance for up to 24 hours of ANCC/ACCME/ACPE credit. Pharmacology credit for NPs also available!

Preconference: Infectious Disease in the NICU

Wednesday, November 8, 8:00am – 5:15pm Pacific Time

Tuition:
Early Registration Fee - $115
Regular Registration Fee - $165

 

Main Conference

Thursday, November 9, 8:00am – 5:45pm Pacific Time
Friday, November 10, 8:00am – 5:00pm Pacific Time
Saturday, November 11, 8:00am – 11:45pm Central Time

Tuition:

Early Registration Fee - $395
Regular Registration Fee - $445

 

Register by selecting the Webcast Conference Type or mail/fax registration form with payment. For accreditation types, details and hours available, see Accreditation tab.

GROUP DISCOUNTS (for Main Conference Only)

3-9 individuals, save $75 per registration. 10 or more individuals, save $100 per registration.  To receive the discount, fax/mail registrations together or call toll free (800) 377-7707.

HOSPITALS/INSTITUTIONS

Live stream the Main Conference to an unlimited audience at one location for only $599!  CE Credit package for staff can be added for an additional low fee! Phone registration required (925) 361-4822.

Exhibitors

Exhibit with Contemporary Forums and Reach your Target Audience at The Fetus and Newborn 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.

Exhibit Prospectus

Advertising and Marketing Opportunties

Register to become an exhibitor

View conference calendar


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

Posters

Back by popular demand! Abstract Submissions for Poster Presentations

Submit your abstract between June 1 and September 11, 2017.

  • Have you been working on a NICU Quality Improvement project that has made a
    difference in the care and outcomes of your neonatal patients?
  • Would you like the opportunity to highlight the outcomes of a neonatal research
    project you’ve completed?
  • Have you worked in a collaborative partnership with other clinicians or organizations
    to make a positive impact on the health care of newborns?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, your colleagues would love to hear more about it! Share your triumphs and achievements in a poster presentation at The Fetus & Newborn conference in Las Vegas.  Accepted posters will be featured during all breaks in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday and Friday, November 9-10. The peer-reviewed poster presentations offer the perfect venue to network, exchange ideas, and improve the overall quality of care you provide for your patients.

Presenters will have their abstracts printed in the Conference Guide and will have the opportunity to share their innovations with colleagues at the meeting. All poster presenters must register for the Main Conference and will receive a $50 tuition discount on the full Main Conference Early Registration Fee. A discount code will be sent to you when Contemporary Forums receives a completed abstract submission meeting all the requirements listed on the Online Abstract Submission web page.

Poster applications from teams and individuals are welcome. Abstract submissions will open June 1 and close on September 11.  To submit an abstract for a poster presentation, please go to https://fetus17.exordo.com.