Neonatal Pharmacology Boston, MA • May 15 - 17, 2014

Highlights & Benefits

  • Dynamic Preconference on Neonatal Nutrition.
  • Updates on management of neonatal abstinence syndrome, and dosing guidelines for antibiotic, antifungals, and antiviral medications.
  • Core Competency Areas and Content Topics for NCC Certification Maintenance in your specialty are included in this conference.
  • Faculty panels, interactive concurrent sessions and case study discussions designed to engage you and bring the information presented to life!
  • Boston in the spring!  A stunning location where you can explore and enjoy the diverse restaurants, shopping areas, cultures and activities that Boston has to offer.

Mark your calendar, invite a colleague to join you, and plan on a unique learning experience.  See you there!

Conference Co-Chairs
Kelly C. Wade, MD, PhD, MSCE
Matthew M. Laughon, MD, MPH
Program Consultant
Heather M. Monk-Bodenstab, PharmD
Kathryn Clayton, MSN, MBA, LNC
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

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Overview

This conference offers cutting edge information from some of the leading clinicians and researchers in neonatology.

You will learn from these experts how to integrate best practices into your unit for a broad range of neonatal drugs, as well as managing care in the light of drug shortages.

Highlights & Benefits

  • Dynamic Preconference on Neonatal Nutrition.
  • Updates on management of neonatal abstinence syndrome, and dosing guidelines for antibiotic, antifungals, and antiviral medications.
  • Core Competency Areas and Content Topics for NCC Certification Maintenance in your specialty are included in this conference.
  • Faculty panels, interactive concurrent sessions and case study discussions designed to engage you and bring the information presented to life!
  • Boston in the spring!  A stunning location where you can explore and enjoy the diverse restaurants, shopping areas, cultures and activities that Boston has to offer.

Mark your calendar, invite a colleague to join you, and plan on a unique learning experience.  See you there!

Conference Co-Chairs
Kelly C. Wade, MD, PhD, MSCE
Matthew M. Laughon, MD, MPH
Program Consultant
Heather M. Monk-Bodenstab, PharmD
Kathryn Clayton, MSN, MBA, LNC
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

Historic Boston

...a city rich in culture and history!

Visit Boston and discover why it's one of the most popular destinations in the world. Slip on your walking shoes and stroll past sites that shaped America on Boston's three-mile Freedom Trail.  While admiring picturesque cobblestone streets and graceful 18th-century buildings, you'll see the Old South Meeting House, the U.S.S. Constitution, Paul Revere's House, the Old North Church and more.

Conference Objectives

  • Anticipate potential side effects of neonatal drug therapy; recognize adverse reactions and discuss their management.
  • Describe national efforts to improve drug labeling.
  • Direct clinical application of the evidence-based information presented and practical strategies to improve patient outcomes.
  • List controversies in use of surfactants.

Who should attend?

  • Neonatologists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Experienced Staff Nurses
  • Educators and Instructors
  • Nurse Managers
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician Assistants
  • You!!

I will definitely encourage my co-workers to attend this conference! Sabrina Noradian, RNC-NIC, BSN

Martha Swee, MS
Severna Park, MD

Conference Program

Thursday, May 15

Preconference - Neonatal Nutrition

8:00 AM

TPN and Micronutrients: What do you Really Need? (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-420-L01-P
Michael Georgieff, MD

8:45

Role of Lipid Emulsions in Management of Parenteral Nutrition Associated Liver Disease (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-421-L01-P Q&D Faculty Panel
Kathleen Gura, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, FPPAG

10:00

Iron Requirements of the Preterm Infant (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-422-L01-P
Michael Georgieff, MD

10:45

Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition in Infants with Intestinal Failure (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-423-L01-P - Q&D Faculty Panel
Kathleen Gura, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, FPPAG

1:15 PM

The Morbidity of Hypocalcemia and Hypophosphatemia (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-424-L01-P
Sarah Taylor, MD

2:00

Growing Preterm Infants or Human Milk: Evidence-Based Fortification Decisions (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-425-L01-PQ&D Faculty Panel
Sarah Taylor, MD

3:15

Nutritional Support of Very Low Birth Weight Infant After Discharge: Recommendations and Current Situation (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-426-L01-P
Deborah O'Connor, PhD, RD

4:00

Nutritional Strategies That Pave the Way for Optimal Neurodevelopment (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-427-L01-P Q&D Faculty Panel
Camilia Martin, MD

Friday, May 16

MAIN CONFERENCE

8:00 AM

Improving Outcomes from Neonatal Infections Using PK/PD Principles (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-428-L01-P
Kelly Wade, MD, PhD, MSCE

8:45

New Dosing Guidance for Select Antivirals in the NICU (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-429-L01-P
Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez, MD, PhD

10:15

What's New in Antifungal Medications(Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-430-L01-P
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11:00

Probiotics: Is It Time for Routine Use? (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-431-L01-P Q&D Faculty Panel
Roger Soll, MD

1:30 PM

New Dosing Guidance for Antibiotics in the NICU(Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-432-L01-PQ&D Faculty Panel
Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez, MD, PhD

2:15

Do We Still Need Surfactants? (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-433-L01-P Q&D Faculty Panel
Roger Soll, MD

3:45

Challenges in Neonatal Drug Development (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-434-L01-P
Jonathan Davis, MD

4:30

National Efforts to Improve Drug Labeling (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-435-L05-P Q&D Faculty Panel
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Saturday, May 17

8:00 AM

Controversies in Anti-VEGF Treatment for Severe ROP (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-436-L01-P
Graham Quinn, MD

8:45

Refining the Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension: Beyond iNO (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-437-L01-P Q&D Faculty Panel
Mark Hudak, MD

10:15

Pharmacologic Treatment of NAS: What We Know and What We Need to Know (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-438-L01-P
Mark Hudak, MD

11:00

Acid Suppression Controversies in the Neonate (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-439-L01-P Q&D Faculty Panel
Heather Monk-Bodenstab, PharmD

1:30 PM

Diuretic Use in the Neonate: Pharmacokinetic Considerations and Electrolyte Supplementation(Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-440-L01-P
Heather Monk-Bodenstab, PharmD

2:15

Medication Controversies in ELBW Infants: Hydrocortisone, Ibuprofen and Indomethacin (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-441-L01-P Q&D Faculty Panel
Matthew Laughon, MD, MPH

3:30

Rationale for Thyroid Hormone Replacement in EGLANS: Dose, Duration, Mode and Target Values(Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-442-L01-P
Edmund La Gamma, MD

4:15

Evidence for and Possible Mechanisms of Transfusion Related Acute Gut Injury (TRAGI) (Rx = .75 hr.) ACPE #0263-000-14-443-L01-P Q&D Faculty Panel
Edmund La Gamma, MD

Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina

Jonathan M. Davis, MD
Vice-Chair of Pediatrics for Academic Affairs
Chief of Newborn Medicine
The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts

Michael K. Georgieff, MD
Martin Lenz Harrison Land Grant Chair
Professor in Pediatrics and the Institute of Child Development
Head, Division of Neonatology
Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital
Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Development
University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kathleen M. Gura, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, FPPAG
Clinical Pharmacist GI/Nutrition
Team Leader, Surgical Programs
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Mark L. Hudak, MD
Professor, Department of Neonatology
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Neonatology
University of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, Florida

Edmund F. La Gamma, MD
Chief, Division of Newborn Medicine
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program
Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
The Regional Neonatal Center
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
Westchester Medical Center
New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York

Matthew M. Laughon, MD, MPH
Conference Co-Chair
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
The Department of Pediatrics
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Camilla R. Martin, MD
Associate Director
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

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

Deborah L. O'Connor, PhD, RD
Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
University of Toronto
Senior Associate Scientist, Research Institute
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Graham E. Quinn, MD
Attending Surgeon                                                                                  
Director of Research, Division of Ophthalmology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brian Smith, MD, MPH, MHS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Duke University Medical Center
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Durham, North Carolina

Roger F. Soll, MD
Director of Clinical Trials, Vermont Oxford Network (VON)
Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Fletcher Allen Health Care
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, Vermont

Sarah N. Taylor, MD   
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology 
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

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

 

Conference Faculty

Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina

Jonathan M. Davis MD
Vice-Chair of Pediatrics for Academic Affairs
Chief of Newborn Medicine
The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts

Michael K. Georgieff MD
Martin Lenz Harrison Land Grant Chair
Professor in Pediatrics and the Institute of Child Development
Head, Division of Neonatology
Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital
Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Development
University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kathleen M. Gura PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, FPPAG
Clinical Pharmacist GI/Nutrition
Team Leader, Surgical Programs
Boston Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor Pharmacology Practice MCPHS
University Boston
School of Pharmacy, Bouvé College of Health Sciences at
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts

Mark L. Hudak MD
Professor, Department of Neonatology
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Neonatology
University of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, Florida

Edmund F. La Gamma MD
Chief, Division of Newborn Medicine
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program
Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
The Regional Neonatal Center
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
Westchester Medical Center
New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York

Matthew M. Laughon MD, MPH
Conference Co-Chair
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
The Department of Pediatrics
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Camilia R. Martin MD
Associate Director
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Heather M. Monk-Bodenstab PharmD
Clinical Specialist, Newborn/Infant Intensive Care
and Bone Health
Department of Pharmacy Services
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Deborah L. O'Connor PhD, RD
Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
University of Toronto
Senior Associate Scientist, Research Institute
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Graham E. Quinn MD
Attending Surgeon
Director of Research, Division of Ophthalmology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Roger F. Soll MD
Director of Clinical Trials, Vermont Oxford Network (VON)
Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Fletcher Allen Health Care
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, Vermont

Sarah N. Taylor MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Chief of Research
Division of Neonatology
Medical University of South Carolina
Director, Mother’s Milk Bank of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

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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

Accreditation

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

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Preconference: 7 ANCC/8.4 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 14 ANCC/16.8 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: 7 hours
Main Conference: 14 hours available
Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states' requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

Physicians
Preconference: 7 credits
Main Conference: 14 credits
Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 21 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: 14 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 21 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Pharmacists

Preconference: 7 hours/.7 CEUs
Main Conference: 14 hours/1.4 CEUs available
ACPEContemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This conference has multiple ACPE Universal Activity Numbers and is a knowledge-based CPE activity. Contemporary Forums will utilize CPE Monitor for tracking and reporting of all ACPE accredited sessions. Pharmacists will need to create their e-profile at www.MyCPEmonitor.net in order to obtain their NABP e-Profile ID (ePID). To receive CE credit you must provide your ePID and birth date when you complete your online post-conference evaluations.

Location

Historic Boston! Visit Boston, a city rich in culture and history, and discover why it's one of the most popular destinations in the world. Slip on your walking shoes and stroll past sites that shaped America on Boston's three-mile Freedom Trail.  While admiring picturesque cobblestone streets and graceful 18th-century buildings, you'll see the Old South Meeting House, the U.S.S. Constitution, Paul Revere's House, the Old North Church and more. Or, head to the colorful 19th-century Faneuil Hall Marketplace and explore the unique shops, cafes and restaurants.

The conference is scheduled during Boston's most beautiful season -- springtime. Temperatures average in the 70's during the day -- perfect weather for a stroll along the Charles River or a visit to the nearby Boston Public Gardens for a picnic and Swan Boat ride. And, of course, no visit to Boston is complete without enjoying a beverage at Cheers!

Enjoy a spectacular display of sea life at the New England Aquarium, cheer on the Red Sox at Fenway Park or get tickets to see the famous Boston Pops. Visit Cambridge, just across the Charles River, for a look at the birthplace of higher education in America and the home of Harvard University. You may even want to extend your stay for a leisurely drive to Cape Cod and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket where you can walk the miles of unspoiled beach or play a round of golf.

Located in the heart of historic Back Bay, the Sheraton Boston Hotel rises above the city, encompassing all the style and class of Boston. The Sheraton offers distinctive service and atmosphere, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and rooftop patio and a complete range of amenities. Nearby you'll find some of Boston's finest shopping, dining, and entertainment, all within easy walking distance. The boutiques, galleries and cafes of fashionable Newbury Street, the upscale shopping at Copley Place, and such unique restaurants as Teatro, Mamma Maria's, Stephanie's on Newbury and Sonsie … all will enhance your visit to Boston.

From quaint Beacon Hill to the redeveloped waterfront, Boston offers many attractions for shoppers, restaurant connoisseurs and sightseers alike! For further information, contact the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau at (888) 733-2678 or visit them online at www.bostonusa.com

Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston
On the evening of May 16, you can board the Old Town Trolley for a special tour through Boston's historic past and urban present. The trolley will depart from the hotel at 5:45 p.m. and take you past the charming sites of Boston including the Boston Common, the Bunker Hill Monument, the site of the Boston Massacre, and much, much more. A stop at Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall will allow you time to select from many fine restaurants for dinner and to do some shopping. The tour will continue after dinner and return you to the hotel by 9:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston are $34 (which does not include the cost of dinner) and may be purchased when registering for the conference. Reservations must be received by May 8. No refunds given after that date. If a minimum number of reservations is not received, this tour is subject to cancellation. If you require special arrangements for this tour, please call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

Hotel/Travel

Hotel Accommodations

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA  02199. 

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 May 13 to May 18 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.

Rates: $255 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 April 18.  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 (888) 627-7054 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference on Neonatal Pharmacology.  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 Sheraton Boston Hotel at (617) 236-2000.  

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. 

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 - Neonatal Nutrition

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before April 3, 2014)

$235.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3, 2014)

$275.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Main Conference

Nurse, Physician Assistant, Pharmacist, Other

Physician

Early Registration Fee
(On or before April 3, 2014)

$495.00

$595.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3, 2014)

$545.00

$645.00

NON CE ACTIVITY

Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston

All Attendees

Registration Fee

$34.00

WEBCAST PRECONFERENCE

Webcast - Preconference - Neonatal Nutrition

All Attendees

Early Registration Fee
(On or before April 3, 2014)

$210.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3, 2014)

$250.00

WEBCAST

Webcast - Main Conference - Neonatal Pharmacology

All Attendees

Early Registration Fee
(On or before April 3, 2014)

$445.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3, 2014)

$495.00

All Access Pass

All Attendees

Early Registration Fee
(On or before April 3, 2014)

$495.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3, 2014)

$495.00

ONLINE LEARNING

All Attendees

Regular Registration Fee

$230.00

 

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

Main Conference

 

 

Nurses, **Residents, Pharmacists, Others

Physicians

Online Library

Early Registration Fee*
(On/before April 3)

$235

$495

$595

$230

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3)    

$275

$545

$645

 

Click on the Webcast tab for more information about Tuition, Group Discounts and Live Stream to medical institutions and hospitals.

Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before April 3.
** Residents: To qualify, submit facility verification of status with registration.
Out of consideration to registrants, children of any age and spouses may not attend the sessions. Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.  In addition, you will have complimentary access to the recorded sessions posted after the conference at ContemporaryForums.com for one year.

Register 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. Registrations may not be shared. 

Cancellations

Cancellations may be made by phone or in writing.  Cancellations received on/before April 3 receive a full tuition refund. Cancellations received after April 3 are assessed a $75 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations received after the conference begins or for "no shows." If this meeting is cancelled for any reason, including labor strikes or acts of God, liability is limited to a full refund of registration fees.

Program Changes

Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.

Questions?  Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com. If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

Online Learning

All Attendees

Regular Registration Fee

$230.00

CAN'T ATTEND THIS LIVE CONFERENCE?
Register for online access to the recorded conference before 5/15/14 for special pre-order discount.
Cost is $230 and includes:

Conference sessions will be available at Contemporary Forums Online approximately 2 weeks after the end of the live conference.  Access instructions will be emailed to you. Place your order today by registering for this meeting online at ContemporaryForums.com and selecting the Online Learning option (formerly Online CE Library) or mail/fax the Registration Form.

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 call (925) 361-4811.

NOTE
This entire section of the conference used to refer to the Online CE Library.  Customers who pre-order the recorded Preconference and Main Conference presentations will access their content in our new online learning portal, Contemporary Forums Online.

Attendee Information

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

NEONATAL PHARMACOLOGY
Boston, MA           May 15 - 17

Thank you for registering for the Neonatal Pharmacology conference, being held May 15 - 17, at the Sheraton Boston, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199, 617-236-2000.

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Thursday, May 15, from 7:00 to 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

Friday, May 16, from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. If you attended the Preconference, you do not need to check in again for the Main Conference.

SESSIONS

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

SPEAKER HANDOUTS

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

RECORDED SESSIONS

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

ONLINE CE LIBRARY

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

 

SHERATON BOSTON

Offers a special conference rate, available until April 18, 2014, or until the room block is filled. We recommend that you make your reservation early by calling Sheraton Reservations at 888-627-7054. Be sure to say you are participating in the Neonatal Pharmacology conference. To reserve your room online, visit ContemporaryForums.com for details. After the release date of April 18, call the hotel directly at 617-236-2000 to check for room availability.

OLD TOWN TROLLEY TOUR OF BOSTON

Friday evening, May 16. Tickets are $34.00. If you did not reserve a ticket when registering for the conference, call us at 800-377-7707 to check availability.

PARKING

Valet Parking is available at the Sheraton entrance at the following rates:  2 to 4 hours - $32.00; 4 to 8 hours - $36.00; overnight flat rate - $47.00.
Prudential Parking Garage (next to the Sheraton): 2 to 10 hours - $38.00; 10 to 24 hours - $40.00. From the hotel driveway, proceed to the stop sign and make a right. Overnight parking is on the Orange and Red levels. Please note:  Parking rates are subject to change without notice.

TAXI

Taxi fare from Logan International Airport to the Sheraton Boston is approximately $35.00.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE

Go Boston Shuttle provides shared van service to the Sheraton at a cost of $17.00 per person one-way.  For information or reservations, visit gobostonshuttle.com or call 888-437-4379.

FOLLOW THE NEONATOLOGY PHARMACOLOGY CONFERENCE ON TWITTER: #NEOPHARM14

Join the conversation and receive live conference updates. Use #NeoPharm14 to connect with other participants, exhibitors and faculty. Tweet using #NeoPharm14 to ask questions, post feedback and more. Be sure to follow Contemporary Forums at twitter.com/CForums.

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THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE NEONATAL PHARMACOLOGY 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 - Neonatal Nutrition

Early Registration Fee
(On or before April 3, 2014)

$210.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3, 2014)

$250.00

Webcast - Main Conference - Neonatal Pharmacology

Early Registration Fee
(On or before April 3, 2014)

$445.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3, 2014)

$495.00

All Access Pass

Early Registration Fee
(On or before April 3, 2014)

$495.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After April 3, 2014)

$495.00

Can't make it to Boston?  Participate as a virtual attendee and register for the live Webcast today!

Experience the Preconference and/or the Main Conference sessions, 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 Boston 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!
Phone registration required - call 925-361-4822.

WEBCAST DETAILS

Preconference: Neonatal Nutrition webcast is Thursday, May 15 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) and includes a Certificate of Attendance for up to 7 ANCC/8.4 CA BRN contact hours. Physicians can earn up to 7 credits, Physician Assistants 7 hours and Pharmacists 7 hours/.7 CEUs. Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority Preconference = 7 hours. Registration fee includes access to the recorded Preconference webcast sessions at for 2 years. 

The Main Conference Webcast begins on Friday, May 16 at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern) and ends on Saturday, May 17 at 5:15 p.m. (Eastern) and includes a Certificate of Attendance for up to 14 ANCC/16.8 CA BRN contact hours. Physicians can earn up to 14 credits, Physician Assistants 14 hours and Pharmacists 14 hours/1.4 CEUs. Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority = up to 14 hours. In addition, you will have access to the recorded sessions approximately 2 weeks after the end of the conference. Online exams to earn CE credit for any sessions you might miss are included in your webcast registration fee. Click program tab for schedule details.

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