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29th Annual Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference (CAN)

Live In-Person & Live Virtual Learning
Coronado Island Marriott Resort
Coronado, California

March 03, 2023 to March 05, 2023

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29th Annual Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference
Friday, March 3 - Sunday, March 5, 2023

This is the twenty-ninth annual conference presented by the California Association of Neonatologists (CAN) and the AAP District IX Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Pediatrics. Internationally recognized faculty will present important clinical topics related to current trends and best practices in neonatal intensive care, with a recognition of the family as the center of a team-based approach to care.

Target Audience

The Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference is targeted to neonatologists, neonatal allied health providers, neonatal nurses, NICU-based therapists, dieticians and developmentalists.

CAN Abstract Submission Deadline - Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The 29th Annual Cool Topics in Neonatology will be hosting the 2023 Cool Topics in Neonatology Poster session on Friday, March 3, 2023 at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort. The approved posters will be available for our attendees to view during the CAN Poster Session being held from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Authors and presenters are expected to be available for questions during this time.

Neonatal fellows, faculty, and individuals or teams engaged in improving the quality of newborn care are welcome to submit an abstract. We encourage the submission of abstracts which are of general interest to neonatologists. In addition, abstracts which report team-based quality improvement projects are also accepted. Work may have been presented in other academic settings, but should not have been published before the date of the presentation. Registration in the Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference is required to submit a poster. To register for Cool Topics 2023 or the CPQCC Improvement Palooza 2023, please click here

Abstract Submission Instructions

To submit your CAN abstract, please upload to this link here

The Abstract Submission Deadline is Tuesday, January 31, 2023. A review process will be completed. Acceptance decisions will be released by Wednesday, February 15, 2023. A handful of abstracts will be chosen to present during the symposium. Authors selected for this additional presentation will be notified by Monday, February 20, 2023.

The suggested structure of the abstract should be less than 400 words, fit a single page with the title, author information, introduction, methods, and results. The presenting author should be identified with an asterisk (*).

Quality improvement projects should follow either Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) guidelines with background, objective, design, setting, patients, intervention, measurements, results, limitations and conclusions as suggested headings. Alternatively, the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) learning fair structure with background, smart aim, setting, mechanisms, drivers of change, methods, measures, results, discussion, and team acknowledgement will also be accepted.

*Note: Submitting an abstract does not include registration for the Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference.

 

Neonatology Fellows’ Workshop 2023
Non-CME Workshop
Friday, March 3, 2023: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Section on Perinatal Pediatrics District IX and the California Association of Neonatologists are pleased to sponsor the 19th annual workshop for California neonatology fellows titled Life After Fellowship: Exploring Career Opportunities and Practical Considerations for New Neonatologists. The workshop is designed to provide neonatology fellows and new neonatologists with the information that they will need to make career choices for practicing neonatology as well as exploring the non-clinical elements of practice, including different practice models, the business of neonatology, finding a job, work/life balance and personal wellness, women in neonatology, practical financial planning, global health, professionalism and conflict resolution in the workplace.

The workshop will emphasize small group participation and discussion. An expert faculty will conduct this workshop. Enrollment is open to all neonatology fellows in California, but will be limited to approximately 30 participants. New neonatologists within two years of completing their fellowship will also be welcome to attend if space is available. Pre-registration is required.

2023 CPQCC Improvement Palooza: Restoration and Teamwork in the NICU
Join us live and in person or attend virtually for a new hybrid conference experience this year!
Friday, March 3, 2023: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

CPQCC’s fourth annual Improvement Palooza is designed to help teams proactively understand the critical importance and benefits of restoration and how this relates to successful teamwork in the NICU. Attendees will learn how positivity & resilience impacts NICU teams, patients, and families. Held in conjunction with the 2023 CAN Cool Topics in Neonatology Meeting, CPQCC’s 2023 Improvement Palooza is an opportunity for NICU caregivers and families to build an environment in partnership that reduces stress and burnout and promotes patient safety and staff wellbeing. By the end of the conference, you will feel refreshed and inspired to make equitable, innovative and high quality changes in your NICU.

Target Audience

The California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC) workshop is geared towards NICU multidisciplinary teams of caregivers and families that include: parents, neonatologists, pediatricians, neonatal nurse practitioners, advanced pediatric providers, registered nurses, ancillary staff, as well as hospital risk management and quality improvement specialists who can implement change in the management of the topics presented.

Neonatology Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Workshop
Non-CME Workshop
Sunday, March 5 (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM) - Monday, March 6, 2023 (8:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Co-Chairs
Jae Kim, MD, PhD
Director, Division of Neonatology
Perinatal Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Jennifer Shepherd, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Fetal & Neonatal Institute
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Sai Mukthapuram, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

This is a 2-day didactic/hands-on workshop to promote neonatology point-of-care ultrasound. The workshop is aimed at increasing the adoption of these emerging practices in neonatology and facilitating the foundational basis of POCUS for frontline neonatal providers. We designed a variety of didactic lectures that include basics of ultrasound, cardiac views, non-cardiac views, and various clinical applications/scenarios. A special focus of this workshop will include hands-on learning at teaching stations to cover cardiac, noncardiac clinical and procedural applications. An ample number of instructors and live models will be present to provide a solid practical experience for participants. Additional focus this year will be on sessions that discuss steps and challenges in development of a POCUS program, educational curricula in POCUS and in providing preparatory aids to supporting POCUS at participants’ home institutions. Meals will be provided.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS SEPARATE FROM THE COOL TOPICS IN NEONATOLOGY MEETING.

Registration for the workshop is only accepted online. The fee is $300 (includes box lunch & breakfast/snacks) and there is no refund. Space is limited to 30 participants and applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Attendees who register and pay will receive a separate confirmation for the workshop which will guarantee entrance. Open to Cool Topics attendees only.

Course Fees

Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference (In-Person)

  • CAN Physician: $400
  • Non-CAN Member: $500 (includes 1 year membership in CAN)
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant: $275 (includes 1 year membership in CAN)
  • Nurses, Respiratory Therapists or Other NICU Staff: $150
  • Fellows/Residents: $75

Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference (Virtual)

  • $300 CAN Physician
  • $400 Non-CAN Physician
  • $150 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistants
  • $100 Nurses, Respiratory Therapists or Other NICU Staff
  • $75 Fellows/Residents

CPQCC Improvement Palooza (In-Person)

You will be able to select your preferred breakout session, following your registration to the CPQCC conference.

  • $175 CPQCC Member - per person with NICU team (>2 persons)
  • $200 CPQCC Member – individual
  • $200 Non-CPQCC member – per person with NICU team (>2 persons)
  • $225 Non CPQCC member – individual

CPQCC Improvement Palooza (Virtual)

You will be able to select your preferred breakout session, following your registration to the CPQCC conference.

  • $100 CPQCC Member - per person with NICU team (>2 persons)
  • $125 CPQCC Member – individual
  • $125 Non-CPQCC member – per person with NICU team (>2 persons)
  • $150 Non CPQCC member – individual

Neonatology Fellows' Workshop (limited to 30 spaces)

  • No enrollment fee. Registration is not available online. Fellows will be invited directly by Dr. Rangasamy Ramanathan.

Neonatology Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Workshop - (In-person attendance only, limited to 30 spaces)
Attendee must attend the CAN conference in order to attend the POCUS workshop

  • $300 Workshop fee
  • $150 Fellows' fee

Enroll Online

Enrollment is limited; we suggest you enroll early.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards and ACH/Electronic payment. 

*Credit card and check payments via phone, fax, or mail are no longer accepted.

[ Click here to register ] - for Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference and/or CPQCC.

[ Click here to register ] - for Neonatology Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Workshop. Space is limited to 30 participants and registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Open to Cool Topics attendees only.

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Tuesday, February 3, 2023 and will be subject to a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be given after that date. If for any reason the course must be cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.

Questions

If you have questions about enrollment, please call (310) 794-2620 or email: uclacme@mednet.ucla.edu.

Cool Topics Faculty


Course Director

Thomas K. Shimotake, MD
President, California Association of Neonatologists (CAN)
Professor of Pediatrics
UCSF School of Medicine
Medical Director, Intensive Care Nursery
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
University of California San Francisco

Keynote Address

Robert M. Wachter, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
Lynne and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in Hospital Medicine
Holly Smith Distinguished Professor in Science and Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Course Faculty

Fayez Bany-Mohammed, MD
Professor, School of Medicine, UC Irvine
Program Dir, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship
Attending Neonatologist,
UC Irvine Medical Center


Daphna Yasova Barbeau, MD
Neonatologist
Envision Physician Services
Nova Southeastern University Hospital
Co-host of the Incubator Podcast


Steven M. Barlow, PhD, ASHA F/H
Corwin Moore Professor
Chair, Dept of Special Ed and Communic Disorders
Director, Communic Neuroscience Laboratories
Assoc Director, Center for Brain, Biology & Behavior
University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Mandy Brown Belfort, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Attending Neonatologist
Director of Clinical Research
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School


Dilip Ranjitrai Bhatt, MD
Neonatologist, Fontana Medical Center
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Shazia Bhombal, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Medical Dir, Neonatal Services
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Emory University


Manoj Biniwale, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatal Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC
LAC+USC Medical Center


Sonia Lomeli Bonifacio, MD
Associate Medical Director NeuroNICU
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
Stanford School of Medicine
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Katherine Coughlin, MD
Attending Neonatologist
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital
for Women & Newborns
Director, Quality Improvement
San Diego Neonatology, Inc


Benjamin Courchia, MD
Director, Neonatal Innovation and CLD Prog
Adj Faculty, Dr. Kiran C Patel College of Allopathic Medicine
Nova Southeastern University Hospital
Envision Health and HCA University, Florida
Co-Host of The Incubator Podcast


Rita Dadiz, DO
Neonatologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
Assoc Editor, NeoQuest - NeoReviews Editorial Board


Peter A. Dargaville, MBBS
Staff Specialist, Neonatal and Paediatric
Intensive Care Unit, Royal Hobart Hospital
Professorial Research Fellow in Neonatology,
Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Dept of Paediatrics, Royal Hobart Hospital
Tasmania, Australia


Alexis Davis, MD, MS Epi
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
District IX Representative
SONPM Executive Council


Mahmood Ebrahimi, MD
Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Director, Fetal and Neonatal Echo Services
LAC+USC Medical Center


Erika F. Fernandez, MD
NICU Medical Director
Dignity Health, Pacific Central Coast Health Newborn Intensive Care Units
Treasurer, California Association of Neonatologist (CAN)


Dena K. Hubbard, MD, FAAP
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Quality and Safety
Assoc Med Dir, Intensive Care Nursery
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Univ of Missouri-Kansas City School of Med


Terrie E. Inder, MD, MBChB
Professor of Pediatrics
Chair, Center of Neonatal Research
Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Christine

Christine L. C. Johnson, MD, MS
Clinical Associate Professor
Division of Neonatology
Stanford School of Medicine
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Stanford, CA
El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, CA

Kayla Karvonen, MD
Neonatology Fellow
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hosp San Francisco
Co-Founder, Neonatal Justice Collaborative

 

Anup Katheria, MD FAAP
Director, Neonatal Research Institute
Sharp Mary Birch Hosp for Women & Newborns
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Loma Linda University Medical Center


Jae Kim MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Institute Co-Director, Perinatal Institute
Director, Division of Neonatology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center


Jonathan M. Klein, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Med Dir, NICU & Nurse Practitioner Program
Stead Family Children’s Hospital
Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa


Michael Kuzniewicz, MD
Director, Perinatal Research Unit
Division of Research
Northern CA Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neonatology
University of California San Francisco


Henry C. Lee, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
University of California San Diego
Director of Data and Research Collaboration
California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative


Ivana Maric, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Prematurity Research Center
Stanford University School of Medicine


Sai Mukthapuram, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Attending Neonatologist
Division of Neonatology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center


Mohan Pammi, MD, PhD, MRCPCH
Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Med & Texas Children’s Hospital


Ravi Patel, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Host of Evidence-based Neo (@EBNEO)

Rangasamy Ramanathan, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division Chief, Neonatal Med, LAC+USC Med Ctr
Director, NPM Fellowship Program
Director, Neonatal Hemodynamics and NICU
Keck School of Medicine of USC


Kari Roberts, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
University of Minnesota
M Health Masonic Children’s Hospital


Elizabeth Rogers, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Chief Experience Officer, Dept of Pediatrics
Director, ICN ROOTS Small Baby Program
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hosp San Francisco


Emmanuel Roman, RT
Respiratory Therapist
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital
for Women & Newborns


Animesh A. Sabnis, MD, MSHS, MFA
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Dir, Quality & Equity, Div of Neonatology
Medical Dir, UCLA Newborn Nurseries
Medical Dir, Neonatal Antenatal Counseling
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine


Meera N. Sankar, MD
Clinical Prof, Dept Pediatrics/Neonatology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Secretary, CA Assoc of Neonatologists (CAN)


Jennifer Shepherd, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Fetal & Neonatal Institute
Division of Neonatology
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Department of Pediatrics
Keck School of Medicine of USC


Yogen Singh, MD, FRCPCH
Attending Neonatologist and Prof Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital
Loma Linda Univ School of Medicine


Roger F. Soll, MD, FAAP
H. Wallace Professor of Neonatology
University of Vermont College of Medicine
President, Vermont Oxford Network
Director of Network Clinical Trials
Coordin Ed, Cochrane Neonatal Review Grp


Clara H. Song, MD, FAAP
Associate Physician, Neonatal Intensivist
Southern CA Permanente Medical Group
Dist IX CA Chapter 4 Council Representative
Chair, Communications & Digital Media
Chair, Women in Neonatology Steering Cmte
Chair Elect, AAP, SONPM


Dongli Song, MD, PhD
Attending Neonatologist
Director, Newborn Clinical Research
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

 

 

 

CPQCC Faculty


 

Course Director

 

Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD, MS, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Health Systems Science  Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California


Janine Bohnert, BS
Program Manager
California Perinatal Quality Care
Collaborative (CPQCC) Division of Neonatal & Developmental Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California


Courtney Breault, MSN, RN, CPHQ
Associate Director of Quality
California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC)
Division of Neonatal & Developmental Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California

Course Faculty

Jeffrey Gould, MD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of CPQCC and the Robert L. Hess Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University
Berkeley, California


Adrienne McIntyre, MSN, CNS, RNC-NIC
Regional Director, Patient Care Services, Maternal Child Health  Kaiser Permanente
NCAL Regional Patient Care Services
Oakland, California

Diana Montoya-Williams, MD, MSHP, FAAP
Attending Neonatologist, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Research Faculty, CHOP PolicyLab
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Michelle-Marie Peña, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

 

Michael B. Pitt, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota Medical School
M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Erick Ridout, MD
Medical Director, St. George Regional Hospital, Neonatal Transport and Outreach
Saint George, Utah


Elizabeth Rogers, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Chief Experience Officer, Dept of Pediatrics
Director, ICN ROOTS Small Baby Program
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hosp San Francisco


Lelis Vernon, S.Q.I.L
Faculty – Vermont Oxford Network
State Family Leader - Florida PQC
Leadership Team – NEC Society
Editorial Board – PEDIATRICS – AAP Publications
Miami, Florida

 

CPQCC Breakout Session Instructors

Jennifer Canvasser, MSW
Julie Frey, EMS Specialist
Janene H. Fuerch, MD, FAAP
Erika Gray, BA
Lou Halamek, MD, FAAP
Susan Hintz, MD, MS
Bonnie Lee, NNP-BC, RNC, MSN, BA
Adrienne McIntyre, MSN, CNS, RNC-NIC
Necole McRae
Diana Montoya-Williams, MD, MSHP, FAAP
Michelle-Marie Peña, MD
Michael B. Pitt, MD, FAAP
Jochen Profit, MD, MPH
Erick Ridout, MD
Lelis Vernon, S.Q.I.L.

Neonatology Fellows’ Workshop 2023


 

Course Director

 

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

Course Faculty

Shazia Bhombal, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Medical Director Neonatal Services
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia


Christine Bixby, MD
Attending Neonatologist
Medical Director, Lactation Services
CHOC Children’s Hospital
Orange, California


Arlene Garingo, MD
Attending Neonatologist
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician Educator)              Keck School of Medicine of USC
Los Angeles, California


Adrian Lavery, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, California


Henry C. Lee, MD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics
UCSD Jacobs Medical Center
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

 

Gilbert Martin, MD
Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital
Loma Linda, California


Virender Rehan, MD
Professor and Chief
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training Program
Co-Director Perinatal Research Center
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Torrance, California


Meera N. Sankar, MD, FAAP
Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics/Neonatology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California


Clara Song, MD
AAP California Chapter 4 Representative
District IX Council - Communication & Digital Media Chair
Women In Neonatology Steering Committee
Chair Elect – AAP/ SONPM


Fiona Wertheimer, DO
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Normal Nursery
LAC+USC Medical Center
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California


Amy Yeh, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Los Angeles, California

2023 CPQCC Improvement Palooza: 

Restoration and Teamwork in the NICU

Friday, March 3, 2023

8:00 AM (PST)

Welcome & Introduction
Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD, MS, MPH
Courtney Breault, MSN, RN, CPHQ

8:15 AM

Teamwork in the NICU
Erick Ridout, MD
8:45 AM Empowering, Leading & Guiding NICU teams
Adrienne McIntyre, MSN, CNS, RNC-NIC
9:15 AM Question and Answer Session
Erick Ridout, MD & Adrienne McIntyre, MSN, CNS, RNC-NIC
9:30 AM Equity-Focused Quality Improvement
Diana Montoya-Williams, MD, MSHP, FAAP &
Michelle-Marie Peña, MD
10:00 AM Question and Answer Session
Diana Montoya-Williams, MD, MSHP, FAAP &
Michelle-Marie Peña, MD
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Round 1 Breakouts
11:15 AM Break
11:30 AM Awards & Recognition
Jeffrey Gould, MD, MPH and
Courtney Breault, MSN, RN, CPHQ
11:45 AM Lunch & Wellness Activities
1:00 PM Families as Team Leaders
Lelis Vernon, S.Q.I.L
1:30 PM Health Literacy (virtual lecture)
Michael B. Pitt, MD, FAAP
2:00 PM Question and Answer Session
Lelis Vernon, S.Q.I.L & Michael B. Pitt, MD, FAAP
2:15 PM Round 2 Breakouts
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Team Restoration
Moderator:
Elizabeth Rogers, MD
3:45 PM Closing Remarks
Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD, MS, MPH
Courtney Breault, MSN, RN, CPHQ
4:00 PM Adjourn for Poster Session and Reception

29th Annual Cool Topics in Neonatology

Evening Schedule: Friday, March 3, 2023

Please note that the evening format includes a reception and poster session followed by an exciting keynote lecture.

4:00 PM Registration and CAN Welcome Reception
4:30 PM Welcome Remarks from the CAN President
Thomas K. Shimotake, MD
4:40 PM CAN Poster Symposium
CAN Moderators:
Fayez Bany-Mohammed, MD & Meera Sankar, MD
5:15 PM Awards Presentation
– Bhatt-Ramanathan Award –
presented by Rangasamy Ramanathan, MD & Dilip Bhatt, MD
– David Wirtschafter Award – presented by Thomas Shimotake, MD
5:30 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS/CONVERSATION – COVID and Scientific Communication: What Did We Learn?
Robert M. Wachter, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
6:30 PM Adjourn
Saturday, March 4, 2023
7:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome & Introduction
Thomas K. Shimotake, MD, FAAP
SESSION 1: KEEPING UP WITH EVIDENCE-BASED NEONATOLOGY
Moderators: Henry Lee, MD and Clara Song, MD
8:05 AM Clinical Updates in Neonatology
Roger Soll, MD
8:35 AM @EBNeo on Twitter
Ravi Patel, MD
8:55 AM The Incubator Podcast
Ben Courchia, MD & Daphna Yasova Barbeau, MD
9:15 AM NeoReviews
Rita Dadiz, DO
9:35 AM Question & Answer Session
9:50 AM Break
SESSION 2: PULMONARY MEDICINE
Moderators: Anup Katheria, MD & Manoj Biniwale, MD
10:15 AM MIST/LISA in the NICU : The OPTIMIST-A Trial and Others
Peter Dargaville, MBBS
10:50 AM LMA Surfactant Delivery in the NICU: The SALSA Trial
Kari Roberts, MD
11:20 AM MIST/LISA vs. SALSA – Which is Better?
TBA
11:45 AM Question & Answer Session
12:10 PM CAN BUSINESS LUNCH
SESSION 3: THEMED BREAKOUTS
 
1:30 PM

Live Breakout Sessions

BREAKOUT 1: Targeted Neonatal Echo (TnECHO)
Breakout Lead: Rangasamy Ramanathan, MD, Yogen Singh. MD, FRCPCH, Shazia Bhombal, MD, Mahmood Ebrahimi, MD, RDCS

  BREAKOUT 2: Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
Breakout Lead: Jae Kim, MD, PhD, Jennifer Shepherd, MD, Sai Mukthapuram, MD
  BREAKOUT 3: Invasive and Non-Invasive High-Frequency Jet Ventilation
Breakout Lead:
Manoj Biniwale, MD, Jonathan Klein, MD, Manoj Biniwale, MD
  BREAKOUT 4: Minimally/Less Invasive Surfactant Administration (MIST/LISA) and SALSA
Breakout Lead:
Anup Katheria, MD, Peter Dargaville, MD, Kari Roberts, MD, Katherine Coughlin, MD & Emmanuel Roman, RT
  BREAKOUT 5: Burnout in the NICU
Breakout Lead:
Elizabeth Rogers, MD, Dena K. Hubbard, MD, FAAP
  BREAKOUT 6: Thermal Regulation in the NICU-CPQCC Toolkit
Breakout Lead:
Dilip Bhatt, MD, Christine L.C. Johnson, MD, MS
  BREAKOUT 7: Building an Anti-racist NICU
Breakout Lead:
Animesh Sabnis, MD, Kayla Karvonen, MD
3:45 PM Break
SESSION 4: PRO/CON DEBATE
Moderators: Alexis Davis, MD
4:00 PM Cooling Mild HIE?
Sonia Bonifacio, MD & Terrie Inder, MD
4:45 PM Question & Answer Session
5:00 PM Adjourn
Sunday, March 5, 2023
SESSION 5: PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS AND CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT IN THE NICU
Moderator: Meera Sankar, MD
8:00 AM Multiomics and Machine Learning in the NICU
Ivana Maric, PhD & Mohan Pammi, MD
8:50 AM Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Tools in the NICU:
Michael Kuzniewicz, MD
9:35 AM Question & Answer Session
9:50 AM Break
SESSION 6: NEONATAL GROWTH, FEEDING AND SENSORY DEVELOPMENT
Moderator: Dongli Song, MD, PhD
10:15 AM Premie Oral Feeding Maturation
Stephen Barlow, PhD, ASHA F/H
11:00 AM Human Milk and Preterm Infant Brain Development
Mandy Brown Belfort, MD, MPH
11:40 AM   Question & Answer Session
12:00 PM Adjourn

29th Annual Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Be familiar with recent high-impact trials and practice trends in neonatology, and utilize social media and web-based tools to stay current on evidence-based best practices in neonatology.
  • Describe key differences between techniques for less-invasive surfactant delivery and cite the evidence supporting their use, as well as develop a working familiarity with MIST/LISA and SALSA techniques to determine appropriateness for your practice setting.
  • Gain hands-on experience in current and emerging clinical tools and bedside techniques in the NICU. Identify the primary barriers and implement a specific intervention to; 1) minimize provider burnout, 2) optimize neonatal thermal regulation, and 3) promote an anti-racist NICU environment.
  • Describe major concerns and potential benefits in adjusting criteria for therapeutic hypothermia to include all babies with mild HIE.
  • Define machine learning and list at least four types of multiomics data, as well as discuss how each are currently being used to predict outcomes in the neonatal population.
  • Discuss the impact that Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Tools have had on the practice of newborn care and cite the evidence-based research from which at least one commonly utilized tool was developed.
  • Describe the stages of oral sensory maturation in preterm feeding development.
  • Discuss the impact of human milk on preterm brain development and describe the associations between early growth and outcomes among ELBW infants.

2023 CPQCC Improvement Palooza: Restoration and Teamwork in the NICU

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify strategies that promote positive teamwork in the NICU
  • Identify innovative approaches to center the family voice as leaders and engage families in NICU QI activities
  • Identify strategies around implementing equity focused quality improvement in your NICU
  • Disseminate and share key concepts around health literacy with your NICU colleagues
  • Identify key components of restoration that will lead to personal resilience

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

29th Annual Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2023 CPQCC Improvement Palooza: Restoration and Teamwork in the NICU

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved for the AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local state board for specific
continuing education policies.

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is “truly independent” and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that non-promotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program’s participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

Location

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
2000 2nd Street
Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 435-3000

Accomodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort at $269.00 single or double occupancy plus state and local taxes. One night’s deposit is required. Confirmation of reservations received after Wednesday, February 8, 2023 is subject to availability.

There is always the possibility the room block might sell out prior to Wednesday, February 8, 2023 in which case rooms will be sold at a higher rate based on availability and/or you will be referred to another hotel. For more information and reservations call (800) 228-9290 or (619) 435-3000. Indicate that you are attending the Cool Topics in Neonatology program in order to receive conference rates.

You may also book online at https://bit.ly/CANROOM23. It is strongly advised that you make room reservations early.

Conference Parking

Self-parking is $15 per day. Valet parking is $45 per day.