Course Information
Cool Topics in Neonatology - 25th Annual Conference

Coronado Island Marriott Resort
Coronado, California
March 01, 2019 to March 03, 2019
*Please note that the course syllabus will be available online only to registered attendees.
A password link will be sent prior to the course.





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Course Description

Cool Topics in Neonatology: Description

March 1-3, 2019 - Friday, Saturday & Sunday

This is the 25th annual conference presented by the California Association of Neonatologists (CAN) and the AAP District IX Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Following a keynote address by Dr. Alistair Philip celebrating 50 years of neonatology progress, a renowned group of speakers will address many of today's most important topics including, among others: advanced volume targeted ventilation, up-to-date strategies for prevention and treatment of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, the resurgence of congenital syphilis, and the many challenges in choosing appropriate drug therapies in neonates. Looking to the future, the conference will close with a presentation on the artificial placenta.

Cool Topics in Neonatology: Target Audience

Neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners

CPQCC: Description

Friday, March 1, 2019

The 2019 California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC) workshop titled “CPQCC at Cool Topics in Neonatology” will focus on reducing disparities in care for California’s most vulnerable mothers and infants. Lessons from around the State of California will be shared with regard to disparities in the areas of maternal, neonatal and the transition to home.

CPQCC: Target Audience

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

Registration Information

Enrollment

[ 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 applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Cool Topics in Neonatology
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By Fax

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620

Course Fees

Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference

  • CAN Members: $350
  • Non-CAN Members: $450 (includes 1 year membership in CAN)
  • Nurses: $250 (includes 1 year membership in CAN)
  • Fellows/Residents: $75

CPQCC Workshop

  • Individual with site team: $125
  • Individual: $150

Neonatology Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Workshop - (No Refunds & Limit of 30 Spaces):

  • Cool Topics Attendee: $150
  • Fellows: $75

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by February 1, 2019 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.

No refunds are available for the POCUS workshop.

Faculty

Cool Topics: Course Chair

Douglas N. Carbine, MD, FAAP
President, CAN
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Naval Medical Center San Diego
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology
San Diego, California

Cool Topics: Faculty

Ronald L. Ariagno, MD, FAAP
Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University
Palo Alto, California

Fayez Bany-Mohammed, MD
Professor, School of Medicine
Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology
UC Irvine
Irvine, California

Ronald S. Cohen, MD, FAAP
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine Medical Director - ICNCo
Director, Disaster Planning
Johnson Center for Pregnancy & Newborn Services
Palo Alto, California

Michael S. B. Edwards, MD, FAANS, FACS, FAAP
Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics, Emeritus
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford
Stanford University Medical Center
Palo Alto, California

Alan W. Flake, MD
Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
Ruth and Tristram C. Colket, Jr. Chair in Pediatric Surgery
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery
Director, Center for Fetal Research
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hannah C. Glass, MDCM, MAS
Associate Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Director, Neonatal Neurocritical Care Services
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
San Francisco, California

Ronnie Guillet, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)
Golisano Children’s Hospital
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York

Kristin Herman, MD
Associate Clinical Diplomat
Section of Medical Genomics
Prenatal Diagnosis Center Director
University of California at Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, California

Mark Hudak, MD
Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics
University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida

Anup Katheria, MD
Director, Neonatal Research Institute
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns
San Diego, California

Martin Keszler, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Associate Director of NICU
Director of Respiratory Services Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Providence, Rhode Island

Jae H. Kim, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Nutrition Director, SPIN Program
Scientific Director, San Diego Mothers’ Milk Bank
Divisions of Neonatology & Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
San Diego, California

Alexandra Oschman, PharmD, BCPPS
Neonatal Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri

Alistair G.S. Philip, MD, FRCPE
Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California

Alice Pong, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
San Diego, California

Karen M. Puopolo, MD, PhD
Chief, Section on Newborn Medicine
Pennsylvania Hospital Associate
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Howard Stein, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
Medical Director NICU, ProMedica
Toledo Children’s Hospital
Toledo, Ohio

Robin Steinhorn, MD
Senior Vice President, Children’s National Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia

Theophil A. Stokes, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Uniformed Services of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, Maryland

Kristi Watterberg, MD
Professor of Pediatrics / Neonatology
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

CPQCC: Faculty

Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Arline and Pete Harman Faculty Scholar
Associate Chair, Policy & Community Engagement
Palo Alto, California

Robbie Gonzalez-Dow, MPH, RD, CLE
Executive Director
California Breastfeeding Coalition
Pacific Grove, California

Susan R. Hintz, MD, MS Epi
Robert L. Hess Family Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Chief, Neonatal and Developmental Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Medical Director, The Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program
Co-Director, The Johnson Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Services
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Palo Alto, California

Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD, MPH
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine
USC Keck School of Medicine
Section Head, Epidemiology and Outcomes
Fetal and Neonatal Institute, Division of Neonatology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Jeanneth Madrid, BS
Chair of the Parent Advisory Board for Kaiser Permanente Downey NICU
Arcadia, California

Cathie Markow, BSN, MBA
Administrative Director
CMQCC

Diana E. Ramos, MD, MPH
California Department of Public Health
Maternal Child Adolescent Health Division
Public Health Medical Officer
Maternal & Reproductive Health
Los Angeles, California

Elizabeth Rogers, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Intensive Care Nursery ROOTS (Realizing Optimal Outcomes for our Tiniest Patients) Program
Director, Intensive Care Nursery Follow Up Program
UCSF - Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco

Shirley Shelton
Health Program Manager II
Black Infant Health Program
Maternal and Infant Health Branch
Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Division
Sacramento, California

Paul Wise, MD, MPH
Richard E. Behrman Professor in Child Health
Professor, Pediatrics - Neonatal and Developmental Medicine
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California

Program Agenda

CPQCC Pre-CAN Workshop
Friday, March 1, 2019

7:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Introductions
Maternal Disparities
8:15 Building a Movement to Reduce Breastfeeding Disparities
Robbie Gonzalez-Dow, MPH, RD, CLE
8:45 CMQCC Disparities Update
Cathie Markow, BSN, MBA
9:15 Reducing Preterm Births in California
Diana E. Ramos, MD, MPH
9:45 Panel Discussion
10:05 Break
Clinical Disparities
10:20 Black Infant Health Program
Shirley Shelton
10:50 The Role of Race in the Response to iNO to prevent BPD in the Preterm Infant
Elizabeth Rogers, MD
11:20 The Important Role of the Parent Advisory Council in Improving Neonatal Care: A Mother’s Perspective
Jeanneth Madrid, BS
11:50 Panel Discussion
12:05 Lunch
1:05 Disparities in Transitioning to Home/HRIF
Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD, MPH
1:35 Policy and Disparities
Paul Wise, MD, MPH
2:05 Advocacy and Disparities
Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH
2:35 Panel Discussion
2:55 Break
3:10 CPQCC HRIF Update
Susan R. Hintz, MD, MS Epi
3:40 Q/A Session
4:00 Adjourn

Cool Topics in Neonatology
Conference Start

Evening Schedule
4:00 -
6:00 pm
Reception and Poster Session
Abstracts of general neonatology interest and reports of team-based quality improvement will be presented.* Authors will be available for discussion.
5:30 Poster Symposium and Presentation of the David Wirtschafter Award
Selected abstracts will be presented to the audience
6:00 Keynote Lecture
Changes in Neonatology in the Past 50 Years
Alistair G.S. Philip, MD, FRCPE
7:00 -
8:00 pm
Reception Continues

*For abstract information, go to www.choc.org/canabstracts2019

Saturday, March 2, 2019

7:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits
7:50 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Douglas N. Carbine, MD
Moderator: Douglas N. Carbine, MD, FAAP
8:00 Ethical Decision-Making at the Edge of Viability: Why Simple Rules Don’t Apply
Theophil A. Stokes, MD
8:45 Neonatal Seizures
Hannah C. Glass, MDCM, MAS
9:15 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ronald S. Cohen, MD, FAAP
9:30 Prenatal Genetic Testing
Kristin Herman, MD
10:00 Umbilical Cord Management
Anup Katheria, MD
10:30 Panel Discussion
10:45 Break/Visit Exhibits
Moderator: Douglas N. Carbine, MD, FAAP
11:15 Post-Natal CMV Infection
Karen M. Puopolo, MD, PhD
11:45 Return of Syphilis
Alice Pong, MD
12:15 Panel Discussion
12:30 Lunch / Annual CAN Business Meeting
Moderator: Douglas N. Carbine, MD, FAAP
1:30 Volume-Targeted Ventilation
Martin Keszler, MD
2:00 NAVA in Neonates
Howard Stein, MD, FAAP
2:30 Panel Discussion
2:45 Break / Visit Exhibits
Moderator: Ronald S. Cohen, MD, FAAP
3:15 BPD vs. CPIP: How Should We Think about Chronic Lung Disease in Premature Infants?
Robin Steinhorn, MD
3:45 BPD Beyond Dexamethasone: Alternative Systemic Steroids, Topical Steroids, and Montelukast
Kristi Watterberg, MD
4:15 Unparsing the Role of Nutrition in BPD
Jae H. Kim, MD, PhD
4:45 Panel Discussion
5:00 Adjourn

Sunday, March 3, 2019

7:00 Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits
7:50 Introduction
Moderator: Fayez Bany-Mohammed, MD
8:00 Challenges for Neonatology to Obtain Approval of “Off Label” and New Therapies
Ronald L. Ariagno, MD, FAAP
8:45 Neonatal Drug-Related Events
Alexandra Oschman, PharmD, BCPPS
9:15 Useless Drug Therapies in the NICU
Mark Hudak, MD
10:00 Discussion
10:15 Break / Visit Exhibits
Moderator: Douglas N. Carbine, MD, FAAP
10:45 Neonatal AKI: Diagnosis, Risks, Outcomes
Ronnie Guillet, MD, PhD
11:15 Management of Neonatal IVH 2019
Michael S. B. Edwards, MD, FAANS, FACS, FAAP
11:45 The Artificial Placenta
Alan W. Flake, MD
12:15 Panel Discussion
12:30 Adjourn

Sunday, March 3, 2019
Neonatology Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Workshop

12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Chair: Jae Kim, MD, PhD, UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center & Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego

This is a 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 for new (especially fellows) and intermediate learners to acquire or improve their ultrasound skills. We will start with a working lunch introduction with box lunches provided after the conclusion of the main CAN session. We will provide didactic lectures that include basics of ultrasound, cardiac views, non-cardiac views, and clinical applications/scenarios. At least half of the workshop will offer hands-on learning at teaching stations to cover cardiac, non-cardiac and clinical 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 in providing preparatory aids to supporting POCUS at your home institution.

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

The fee is $150 (includes box lunch) 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. Fee: $150 (Fellows’ fee: $75)

Objectives

Cool Topics: Objectives

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

  • Identify the complex ethics of resuscitation decisions for babies born at the edge of viability
  • Review state-of-the-art volume targeted ventilation strategies
  • Apply the latest strategies for the prevention and treatment of BPD
  • Identify the complexities of new drug development and drug therapies in the NICU

CPQCC: Objectives

At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify disparities related to breastfeeding and strategies to reduce
  • Describe the role of race in the response to iNO to prevent BPD in the preterm infant
  • Identify strategies to reduce disparities after NICU discharge

Accreditation

Cool Topics: Accreditation

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.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 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 by the AMA for Category 1 credit 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.

CPCQQ: Accreditation

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.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Disclosures

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 nonpromotional, 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.

Miscellaneous

Location

Coronado Island Marriott Resort
2000 Second Street
Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 435-3000

Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort at seminar rates: $259 single or double occupancy plus state and local taxes. One night’s deposit is required. Confirmation of reservations received after Thursday, February 7, 2019 is subject to availability.

There is always the possibility the room block might sell out prior to February 7, 2019 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 book online at http://www.marriott.com/sanci. Click on special rates & awards. The group code is CANCANA.

The room block at the Coronado Island Marriott has reached or is close to reaching capacity. Rooms are available but not at the group block rate of $259. Please contact the Marriott to check on availability. (800) 228-9290 or (619) 435-3000.

Here are some additional hotels in the San Diego area:

Coronado Inn
266 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
Driving distance: 3 minutes
Reservations: (619) 435-4121

Best Western Plus Suites Hotel Coronado Island
275 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
Driving Distance: 3 minutes
Reservations: (619) 437-1666

Coronado Island Inn
301 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
Driving Distance: 3 minutes
Reservations: (800)-598-6624

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
530 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
Driving distance: 13 minutes
Reservations: (619) 446-3000

Omni San Diego Hotel
675 L Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Driving distance: 14 minutes
Reservations: (619) 231-6664

The US Grant, A Luxury Collection Hotel
326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
Driving distance: 14 minutes
Reservations: (619) 232-3121

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina 
333 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Driving distance: 16 minutes
Reservations: (619) 234-1500

Conference Parking

Self-parking is $15 per day
Valet parking is $35 per day