The National Conference of Neonatal Nursing

April 30 - May 3, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV – Attend Live OR Via Live Webcast

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We Invite You! Caring for the complex critically ill neonate is certainly both rewarding and challenging.  While treatment strategies evolve, technology advances, and research progresses, it remains the goal of the patient care team to ensure and facilitate the best possible patient outcomes. 

The 32nd Annual National Conference of Neonatal Nursing is designed to answer your questions as well as raise your awareness of the right questions to ask in order to achieve this goal. If this is your first time attending The National Conference of Neonatal Nursing, we welcome you!  Join us and your fellow attendees, many of whom have participated in several of these conferences over the years, as we celebrate the exceptional care we provide.  If this is your second, fifth or even tenth Contemporary Forums conference, welcome back! 

Engage in conversations about the clinical challenges you face, and be re-energized by the enthusiasm of fellow clinicians from a variety of neonatal units across the country.  Do you need more details about ideas or management approaches mentioned in a session?  Take advantage of the availability of the expert faculty we've invited who will gladly respond to your questions and interests.  You'll return to work with "clinical pearls" to share with your team. Save the dates, and combine an outstanding educational experience with the excitement of Las Vegas.  Count on the faculty and your colleagues to motivate and inspire you.  See you there!

Viva Las Vegas

...it’s impossible to resist the excitement!

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, the Blue Man Group and Jersey Boys. Make sure to also consider the variety of well-known headliners from the worlds of music, comedy and magic performing during your stay.

Conference Objectives

Participation in this program will enable the experienced neonatal nurse to:

  • Learn about and practice networking skills with your colleagues, and understand how these skills can positively impact your career.
  • Discuss the new 2014 AAP/ACOG Neonatal Encephalopathy Monograph, focused on the causation and timing of the injury leading to HIE.
  • Explore hot topics including non-invasive ventilation, neurodevelopmental outcomes, early detection of sepsis, ethics and treatment of ROP.
  • Identify the physiologic basis of the assessment and management of critically ill infants.
  • Integrate and implement evidence-based nursing practice into the care of medically complex neonates.

 

Highlights & Benefits

Two dynamic Preconference choices:

  • Advanced Neonatal Pathophysiology, emphasizing an in-depth exploration of the pathophysiology of selected neonatal disease states.
  • Neonatal Cardiology, focusing on the evaluation, management and care of infants with cardiac disease or defects, and the latest treatment options.
  • Core Competency Areas and Content Topics for NCC Certification Maintenance are included in this conference.
  • An opportunity to actively engage with your fellow attendees by networking and socializing throughout your conference stay. You'll be amazed at what you learn!
  • Faculty experts who understand first-hand the unique challenges of caring for this very special patient population.
  • Evidence-based content addressing a variety of neonatal patient care needs and dilemmas.
  • All the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, where you can win a jackpot, watch a dazzling show and dine on world-class cuisine, all in one night!

Who should attend?

If you are a...

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

If you work in a...

  • Neonatal ICU
  • Intermediate Nursery
  • Newborn Nursery
  • Neonatal Follow-Up
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Obstetrics/Perinatal Unit

...then this conference is for you!

 

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

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

Conference Program

PRECONFERENCE A

8:00 am

Immunocompetence & Infectious Disease (Rx = .25 hr.) -Role of inflammation -Systemic inflammatory response -Newborn host defense mechanisms
Jan Sherman, PhD, RN, NNP-BC

PRECONFERENCE B

8:00 am

Am I Blue? Recognition and Stabilization of Newborn with Suspected CHD
Howard Stein, MD

9:00

Cardiac Defects (Part 1): Pre-Op, Intra-Op and Post-Op Management (Rx = .25 hr.)
Nancy Braudis, MS, RN, CPNP, CCRN

PRECONFERENCE A

9:45 am

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

PRECONFERENCE B

10:15 am

Cardiac Defects (Part 2): Pre-Op, Intra-Op and Post-Op Management (Rx = .25 hr.) Q&D Faculty Panel (Rx = .25 hr.)
Nancy Braudis, MS, RN, CPNP, CCRN

PRECONFERENCE A

11:15 am

Renal Physiology (Rx = .25 hr.) -Factors affecting renal function -Aute renal failure -Common neonatal renal disorders
Jan Sherman, PhD, RN, NNP-BC

PRECONFERENCE B

1:00 pm

Fetal and Neonatal Arrhythmia Diagnosis and Management (Rx = .25 hr.)
Vincent Thomas, MD, CEPS

PRECONFERENCE A

1:30 pm

Respiratory Distress (Rx = .25 hr.) -Pathogenesis of common respiratory disorders -RDS, BPD, pneumonia -Persistent pulmonary hypertension
Jan Sherman, PhD, RN, NNP-BC

PRECONFERENCE B

1:45 pm

Under Pressure: Management of Neonatal Shock (Rx = .25 hr.)
Howard Stein, MD

3:00

Cardiac Catheter Therapy in the Newborn Q&D Faculty Panel (Rx = .25 hr.)
Abraham Rothman, MD, FACC, FAAP

PRECONFERENCE A

3:15 pm

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

MAIN CONFERENCE

8:00 am

Neonatal Nurse Competency: The Importance of Networking
Michele Deck, MEd, BSN, RN, LCCE, FACCE

8:45

Withdrawal or Toxicity: The Changing Challenges of the Drug Exposed Infant (Rx = .5 hr.)
Linda Lefrak, MSN, RN

10:00

Can a Baby's Brain Control a Ventilator? Synchrony with NAVA Ventilation
Howard Stein, MD

10:45

Apnea and Reflux: Real or Reflex (Rx = .25 hr.)
Eric Eichenwald, MD

1:45 pm

Hot Topics in Neonatology: Genomics, the Microbiome and Clinical Trial Outcomes
Jan Sherman, PhD, RN, NNP-BC

2:30

Neonatal Encephalopathy: The 2014 AAP/ACOG Monograph
Jay Goldsmith, MD

3:45

Neurodevelopmental Outcomes After the NICU: How Are Our
Erika Fernandez, MD

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

8:00 am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1

Reviewing the Literature: If It's Not Reliable, Valid and Free of Bias, Why Use It?
Jan Sherman, PhD, RN, NNP-BC

PPHN in the NICU (Rx = .25 hr.)
Erika Fernandez, MD

Malpractice and the NICU Nurse
Bridget Cross, MSN, RN, NNP-BC

New Strategies to Prevent Health Care Associated Infections
Eric Eichenwald, MD

10:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2

Nursing the VLBW Infant: What Makes Them Special
Lori Markham, MSN, MBA, NNP-BC, CCRN

Neuro Alphabet Soup: IVH, PVL, HIE
Sharon Fichera, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, CNS

Disaster in the NICU: Are You Prepared?
Jay Goldsmith, MD

The Labor and Delivery Record: Critical Information for Problematic Perinatal Clinical Risks
Carol Tyner, MSN, RN, NNP-BC

11:45

CONFERENCE LUNCHEON with Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP, presenting Think Big: My Approach to Overcoming Obstacles
Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP

1:00 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3

Instant Teaching Tools for Parents and Families
Michele Deck, MEd, BSN, RN, LCCE, FACCE

NEC: A New Frontier
Sharon Fichera, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, CNS

Update on Non-Invasive Ventilation
Jay Goldsmith, MD

Widening Our Ethical Gaze: Seeing the Bigger Picture
Brenda Barnum, MA, BSN, RN

3:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #4

Simulation: The Past, Present and Future for Neonatal Health Care Providers
Bridget Cross, MSN, RN, NNP-BC
Carol Tyner, MSN, RN, NNP-BC

X-Ray Interpretation: It's Black and White
Lori Markham, MSN, MBA, NNP-BC, CCRN

Hot Topics in Feeding the High Risk Infant
Linda Lefrak, MSN, RN

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

8:00 am

Neonatal Nurse Competency: The Importance of Follow Through
Michele Deck, MEd, BSN, RN, LCCE, FACCE

8:30

Sepsis News (Rx = .25 hr.)
Carol Tyner, MSN, RN, NNP-BC

9:45

Benevolent Injustice: A Neonatal Dilemma
Brenda Barnum, MA, BSN, RN

10:30

ROP Treatment: Where Are We Now? (Rx = .25 hr.)Q&D Faculty Panel (Rx = .25 hr.)
Thomas Lee, MD

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.  Thank you.

Sandra Key, RNC-NIC
Yuma, AZ

Conference Faculty

Jennifer L. Arnold MD, MSc, FAAP
Neonatologist, and Medical Director of Simulation Center
Newborn Center, Texas Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of
Perinatal-Neonatal
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Brenda Barnum MA, BSN, RN
Lead RN, Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Nancy Braudis MS, RN, CPNP, CCRN
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Cardiovascular ICU
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Bridget K. Cross MSN, RN, NNP-BC
Planning Committee Member
NNP Service, Texas Children's Hospital
Instructor, Pediatric Newborn Section
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Michele L. Deck MEd, BSN, RN, LCCE, FACCE
Planning Committee Member
President and CEO, G.A.M.E.S.
CEO, Tool Thyme for Trainers
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Eric C. Eichenwald MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Assistant Dean for Children’s Health Care Quality
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Houston, Texas

Erika Fernandez MD
Director, Neonatology Outreach Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

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

Jay P. Goldsmith MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Elsie Schafer Chair of Neonatology
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana

Thomas C. Lee MD
Director, The Vision Center
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

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

Lori A. Markham MSN, MBA, NNP-BC, CCRN
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, Washington

Abraham Rothman MD, FACC, FAAP
Professor and Chief, Section on Pediatric Cardiology
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Pediatric Cardiac Interventionalist
Children's Heart Center
Sunrise Children's Hospital
Las Vegas, Nevada

Jan Sherman PhD, RN, NNP-BC
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Child Health, School of Medicine
Associate Teaching Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri

Howard M. Stein MD
Director of Neonatology
Toledo Children's Hospital
Toledo, Ohio

Vincent C. Thomas MD, CEPS
Electrophysiologist, Children's Heart Center Nevada
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Cardiology and Electrophysiology
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Las Vegas, Nevada

Carol A. Tyner MSN, RN, NNP-BC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Texas Children?s Hospital-NNP Service
Instructor, Pediatric Newborn Section
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Accreditation

Contemporary Forums is 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 A - Advanced Neonatal Pathophysiology: 7.00 ANCC / 8.40 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B - Neonatal Cardiology: 6.50 ANCC / 7.80 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 16.00 ANCC / 19.20 CA BRN contact hours
CONFERENCE LUNCHEON with Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP, presenting Think Big: My Approach to Overcoming Obstacles: 1.00 ANCC / 1.20 CA BRN contact hours

Case Manager

Preconference A - Advanced Neonatal Pathophysiology: 7.00 ANCC / 8.40 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B - Neonatal Cardiology: 6.50 ANCC / 7.80 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 16.00 ANCC / 19.20 CA BRN contact hours
CONFERENCE LUNCHEON with Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP, presenting Think Big: My Approach to Overcoming Obstacles: 1.00 ANCC / 1.20 CA BRN contact hours

Other

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

General Information

A Certificate of Attendance will be available online after you complete the course requirements, enabling you to register your credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. To apply for credit not listed below, use the procedure established by the specific organization.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Preconference A: 7 ANCC/8.4 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: 6.5 ANCC/7.8 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
Preconference B: 1.5 hours

Main Conference: 1.75 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.

 I already know how much influence neonatal nurses have in the lives of our patients, but this conference validated it more. Made me love my job even more!

Cecilia Dela Cruz
Washington, DC

Location

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,the Blue Man Group and Jersey Boys.  Make sure to also consider the variety of well-known headliners from the worlds of music, comedy and magic performing during your stay.

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, a casino 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.

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the "see and be seen" hip resort located on "the Strip," where you feel like a celebrity and might even spot one! This dynamic and lively venue has everything you would expect and more… the Miracle Mile Shops, featuring 170 specialty stores, live entertainment, and 15 restaurants, the Spa by Mandara for massages, facials, treatments, tanning and more,  the Pleasure Pool , featuring top DJs and two separate pool decks, trendy clubs, restaurants and lounges, a vibrant casino, and luxurious accommodations. And with its great location on "the Strip", you can enjoy all the dazzling entertainment Las Vegas has to offer.

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 National Conference of Neonatal Nursing" 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.

I have attended The National Conference of Neonatal Nursing many times over the years. Contemporary Forums never disappoints. The conference is always informative and the speakers are always the experts in the field.

Trez Marie Zotkiewicz, RNC, MN
Metairie, LA

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 April 28 to May 4 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.
  • Rates: $119 single/double

Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.

  • To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation early and before the "hotel room block release date" which is March 30.  Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now.  After the release date, rooms and group rates may no longer be available so call the hotel regarding availability.
  • To reserve your room online, please click here.
  • For room reservations, call (800) 223-7277 and inform them that you are attending the 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 4 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.
  • For additional hotel information, call the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 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 ZQT4365370. 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#03000261. 

 This conference encompassed almost every aspect of neonatal care, and the speakers were fantastic! What a great way to quickly obtain a large portion of the CE required to maintain my NICU certification!

Katherine Webber
Phoenix, AZ

Tuition

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

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

PRECONFERENCES

Preconference A - Advanced Neonatal Pathophysiology

Nurse, Case Manager, Other

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and March 19, 2014)

$235.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 19, 2014)

$265.00

Preconference B - Neonatal Cardiology

Nurse, Case Manager, Other

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and March 19, 2014)

$235.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 19, 2014)

$265.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Main Conference

Nurse, Case Manager, Other

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and March 19, 2014)

$495.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 19, 2014)

$545.00

LUNCHEON

CONFERENCE LUNCHEON with Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP, presenting Think Big: My Approach to Overcoming Obstacles

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and March 19, 2014)

$25.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 19, 2014)

$25.00

WEBCAST PRECONFERENCE

Webcast Preconference A - Advanced Neonatal Pathophysiology

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and March 19, 2014)

$210.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 19, 2014)

$240.00

WEBCAST

Webcast Main Conference - The National Conference of Neonatal Nursing (Includes conference luncheon with Dr. Jennifer Arnold MD, MSc, FAAP)

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and March 19, 2014)

$445.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 19, 2014)

$495.00

All Access Pass

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before December 31, 1969)

$495.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and March 19, 2014)

$495.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 19, 2014)

$495.00

ONLINE LEARNING

Regular Registration Fee

$325.00

Out of consideration to registrants, children of any age and spouses may not attend the sessions.

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

Early Registration Fee Deadlines
Payments postmarked or telephone/fax registration made with credit card on/before March 19, 2014 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 March 19, 2014. 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

Regular Registration Fee

$325.00

CAN'T ATTEND THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NEONATAL NURSING IN LAS VEGAS?
Register for online access to the recorded conference before 4/30/14 for special pre-order discount!

Cost is $325 and includes:

  • Access to all recorded Preconference and Main Conference presentations in a multimedia format for 2 years.
  • Online post-tests to earn over 45 hours of ANCC credit and up to 4.5 hours of Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority.

Conference sessions will be available at OnlineCELibrary.com approximately 2 weeks after the end of the live conference.  Access instructions and Conference Code will be emailed to you.

Place your order today by registering for this meeting above and selecting the Online CE Library option from the drop down box or mail/fax the registration form with payment.

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

Attendee Information

CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NEONATAL NURSING
Las Vegas, NV           April 30 - May 3

Thank you for registering for the The National Conference of Neonatal Nursing conference, being held April 30 - May 3, at the Planet Hollywood, 3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-785-5555.

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Wednesday, April 30, from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. You must check in to receive your conference materials. The location of the Registration Desk will be listed on the hotel’s event schedule.

MAIN CONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Thursday, May 1, from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. If you attended one of the Preconferences, you do not need to check in again for the Main Conference.

SESSIONS

Begin promptly as listed in the conference brochure and online and are open only to registered participants. Out of consideration to others, infants, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms or refreshment break areas.

SPEAKER HANDOUTS

Approximately ten days before the conference begins, you will receive an email with instructions to review, download or print the handout materials posted by the faculty on the Contemporary Forums website at ContemporaryForums.com. The slides will not be printed in the Conference Guide you will receive. Please add ContemporaryForums@cforums.com to your Contacts and/or Safe Senders list since emails may be filtered as Spam or blocked.

RECORDED SESSIONS

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

ONLINE CE LIBRARY

Contemporary Forums' Online CE Library is your on-demand resource for quality continuing education and offers over 1000 multimedia presentations recorded from our live conferences. For more information or details about group access discounts, visit OnlineCELibrary.com or call 925-361-4811

 

PLANET HOLLYWOOD

Offers a special conference rate, available until March 30, 2014, or until the room block is filled. We recommend that you make your reservation early by calling Planet Hollywood  Reservations at 800-223-7277. Be sure to say you are participating in the Neonatal Nursing conference. To reserve your room online, visit ContemporaryForums.com for details. After the release date of March 30, call the hotel directly at 702-785-5555 to check for room availability.

PARKING

Planet Hollywood offers a complimentary parking garage and Valet to hotel guests.

LAS VEGAS MONORAIL

The Las Vegas Monorail connects eight major resorts along the Las Vegas Strip.  You can board at the MGM Grand station and make the circuit around the Strip in 15 minutes. Visit their website at www.lvmonorail.com for more information.

TAXI

Fare from McCarran International Airport to the MGM Grand is approximately $15.00. Taxis are available outside the baggage claim area.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE

Contemporary Forums has partnered with LASxpress to offer $11.00 shared van or $18.00 non-stop shuttle service to/from McCarran Airport. To make a reservation at this discounted rate, CLICK HERE, or go to the Neonatology & the Law conference brochure at ContemporaryForums.com and click on the “Hotel/Travel” button.

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THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NEONATAL NURSING 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

Webcast Preconference A - Advanced Neonatal Pathophysiology

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and March 19, 2014)

$210.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 19, 2014)

$240.00

Webcast Main Conference - The National Conference of Neonatal Nursing (Includes conference luncheon with Dr. Jennifer Arnold MD, MSc, FAAP)

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and March 19, 2014)

$445.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 19, 2014)

$495.00

All Access Pass

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before December 31, 1969)

$495.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between January 1, 1970 and March 19, 2014)

$495.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After March 19, 2014)

$495.00

Can't make it to Las Vegas?  Participate as a virtual attendee and register for the live Webcast today!
Experience Preconference A and/or the Main Conference, including all plenary sessions and Concurrent Sessions 12, 22, 32, and 43.  Network  live with other virtual attendees via the chat room feature and submit your questions online for speaker responses - all from the convenience of your home or practice setting. New this year – interact with your colleagues in Las Vegas via the live Twitter feed!

Select the Webcast conference type when you register for this conference above.

GROUP DISCOUNTS (for Main Conference only)

3-9 individuals, save $75 per registration
10 or more individuals, save $100 per registration
To avail of the discount, fax/mail registrations together or call toll free 1-800-377-7707.

MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS or SCHOOLS

Live stream the conference to an unlimited audience in a conference room and CE Credits for 5 Employees, $1000 only!
Live stream Dr. Jennifer Arnold's to an unlimited audience in a conference room and CE Credits for 5 employees, $100 only!
Phone registration required - call 925-361-4822.

WEBCAST DETAILS

Preconference A: Advanced Neonatal Pathophysiology webcast is Wednesday, April 30 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (Pacific) and includes a Certificate of Attendance for up to 7 ANCC/8.4 CA BRN contact hoursPharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority = 1.5 hours. In addition, you will have access to the recorded Preconference A webcast sessions for 2 years. 

The Main Conference Webcast begins on Thursday, May 1 at 8:00 a.m. (Pacific) and ends on Saturday, May 3 at 11:45 a.m. (Pacific) and includes a Certificate of Attendance for up to17 ANCC/20.4 CA BRN contact hours.Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority = 1.75 hours.  In addition, you will have access to the recorded sessions, including the concurrent sessions not part of the live webcast, approximately 2 weeks after the end of the conference. Online exams to earn additional CE credit for these concurrent sessions is included in your webcast registration fee. Click program tab for schedule details.

Case Managers
Application has been made for continuing education credit from the Commission for Case Manager Certification.
Register above by selecting the Live Webcast option for this conference or call 1-800-377-7707.

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

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

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

Exhibitors

We are inviting representatives from professionally relevant companies, organizations and hospitals to exhibit equipment, supplies, services and career opportunities.

For exhibit space availability or additional information:
PHONE: (925) 361-4807
EMAIL: exhibits@cforums.com
VISIT: contemporaryforums.com/exhibitors.html