Course Information
Cool Topics in Neonatology 26th Annual Conference

Coronado Island Marriott Resort
Coronado, California

March 06, 2020 to March 08, 2020
*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 – 26th Annual Conference

This is the twenty-sixth annual conference presented by the California Association of Neonatologists (CAN) and the AAP District IX Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Pediatrics. Internationally recognized speakers will present important clinical topics.

CPQCC at Cool Topics in Neonatology

Are you wondering how to start an improvement project in your unit? Curious about how the culture of your NICU influences the quality of care? Join us for CPQCC’s first Improvement Palooza, held in conjunction with the 2020 CAN Cool Topics in Neonatology Meeting! Designed to help NICU teams supercharge their quality improvement journeys, Improvement Palooza is a can’t miss event.

All CPQCC Improvement Palooza registrants are requested to complete pre-meeting exercises. Please access the instructions on how to complete these exercises here.

Target Audience

Neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners

Registration Information

Enrollment

Enrollment is limited; we suggest you enroll early.

Click here to enroll for Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference and/or CPQCC.

Click here to enroll for Neonatology Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Workshop. Space is limited to 30 participants and applications will be accepted on a first come, first served 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

CPQCC Workshop

  • Individual with Site Team: ($125)
  • Individual: ($150)
  • Not Attending: ($0)

Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference

  • CAN Physicians: ($350)
  • Non-CAN Members: (includes 1 year membership in CAN) ($450)
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants: (includes 1 year membership in CAN) ($250)
  • Nurses, Respiratory Therapists or Other NICU Staff: ($150)
  • Fellows/Residents: ($75)
  • Not Attending: ($0)

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by February 3, 2020 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.

Program Agenda

CPQCC at Cool Topics in Neonatology
Friday, March 6, 2020

7:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and CPQCC Updates
Jeff Gould, MD, MPH
8:15 Culture as an Indicator of QI Readiness
Bryan Sexton, PhD
9:15 How to Use Data to Drive Improvement
Laurel B. Moyer, MD, MPH
9:45 Improvement Story (Tri-City CLABSI Work)
Susan Azarian, BS, RNC-NIC
10:00 Safety, Communication, Operational Reliability and Engagement (SCORE) Survey Experience and Next Steps
Shilpa Patil, MD and Alison Brooks, RNC, MS, CNS
         BREAKOUT SESSSION I
10:15

Advanced QI and Data Presentation Techniques
Kurlen Payton, MD

Context as Critical to QI Success
Jenny Quinn, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC

How to Integrate your Families into QI Work
Jennifer Canvasser, MSW

How Do I/We Even Start?
Courtney Nisbet, RN, MS

Sustainability
Mindy Morris, DNP, NNP-BC, CNS

11:15 How Can CPQCC Experts Look At Your Data and Help You Choose Your Next Quality Improvement Focus?
Interactive group-based work with mini-sessions with PQIP superusers to look at local data
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Health Equity in Quality Improvement
Valencia P. Walker, MD, MPH
1:45 Qualitative QI Project Measuring Parents' Perceptions of Health Care Discrimination and Racism in the UCSF Intensive Care Nursery
Olga Smith, BSN, CCRN
         BREAKOUT SESSION II
2:00

Advanced QI and Data Presentation Techniques
Kurlen Payton, MD

Context as Critical to QI Success
Jenny Quinn, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC

How to Integrate your Families into QI Work
Jennifer Canvasser, MSW

How Do I/We Even Start?
Courtney Nisbet, RN, MS

Sustainability
Mindy Morris, DNP, NNP-BC, CNS

3:00 What Else Do You Need To Push This Work Forward?
Interactive group-based work with mini-sessions with PQIP superusers to look at next steps
3:30 Report Out
3:55 How Can CPQCC Help You?
Courtney Nisbet, RN, MS and Elizabeth Rogers, MD
4:00 Adjourn

 

Cool Topics in Neonatology
26th Annual Conference
Friday, March 6, 2020 (continued)

Evening Schedule
4:00 -
7:00 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.
5:00

Keynote Lecture:
The Changing Landscape of Healthcare in California – Effects on Women, Infants and Children
A Fireside Chat with Dr. Richard Pan, A California Health Care Advocate and State Senator
Interviewed by Angela Blanchard, CSCC Legislative Advocate
Dr. Richard Pan, Senator, CA – District 6, Chair, Senate Health Committee

6:00 Poster Symposium and Presentation of the David Wirtschafter Award
Selected abstracts will be presented to the audience

*For abstract information, go to http://bit.ly/CANabstracts2020

 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

7:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:50 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Fayez Bany-Mohammed, MD
SESSION ONE: FETAL MEDICINE
Moderator: Fayez Bany-Mohammed, MD
8:00 Update on Hydrops Fetalis
Jennifer Jolley, MD
8:30 Advances in Fetal Surgery
Hanmin Lee, MD
9:00 Panel Discussion
SESSION TWO: PULMONARY
Moderator: Douglas N. Carbine, MD, FAAP
9:15 HHHFNC vs CPAP – What is the Evidence?
Don Null, MD
9:45 The Preemie with Frequent Desaturations – Intermittent Hypoxemia in the NICU: Etiology, Management and Clinical Relevance
Elie Abu Jawdeh, MD, PhD
10:15 Panel Discussion
10:30 Break
SESSION THREE: BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES
Moderator: Fayez Bany-Mohammed, MD
11:00 Cell Based Therapies for BPD, Where Do We Stand?
Muhammad Aslam, MD
11:30 How to Administer Surfactant? InSure, LISA or Aerosol?
Antoine Soliman, MD
12:00 Panel Discussion
12:15 Lunch / Annual CAN Business Meeting
SESSION FOUR: CARDIOLOGY
Moderator: Fayez Bany-Mohammed, MD
1:15 Can We TOLERATE the PDA?
Ronald Clyman, MD
1:45 Catheter- Based Closure of the PDA – Is It Becoming the Standard of Care? Which Infants and When to Intervene?
Evan Zahn, MD, FACC, FSCAI
2:15 Panel Discussion
2:30 Break
SESSION FIVE: HEMATOLOGY
Moderator: Douglas N. Carbine, MD, FAAP
3:00 Anemia, Iron and the Neonatal Brain, What Do We Know?
Michael K. Georgieff, MD
3:30 Neonatal Transfusion (RBCs and Platelets): What Is the Best Strategy?
Robert Christensen, MD
4:00 Neonatal Thrombosis – Recognition and Management
Dianne Nugent, MD
4:30 Panel Discussion
5:00 Adjourn

 

Sunday, March 8, 2020

7:00 Continental Breakfast
7:50 Introduction
SESSION SIX: INFECTIOUS DISEASE/IMMUNOLOGY
Moderator: Fayez Bany-Mohammed, MD
8:00 MRSA in the NICU: How to Investigate and Control an Outbreak?
Ibukun C. Akinboyo, MD
8:30 Neonatal Enterovirus Infections
David W. Kimberlin, MD
9:00 Panel Discussion
SESSION SEVEN: IGNORED TOPICS
Moderator: Robert A. Kahle, MD, FAAP
9:15 Osteopenia of the Prematurity, Where Do We Stand?
Frank R. Greer, MD
9:45 Thyroid Function in VLBW Infants, What Every Neonatologist Should Know?
Edmund F. La Gamma, MD, FAAP
10:15 Panel Discussion
10:30 Break
SESSION EIGHT: DEVELOPMENTAL FOLLOW-UP AND PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES
Moderator: Fayez Bany-Mohammed, MD
11:00 What Do We Know About the Marijuana Exposed Neonate?
Erica M. Wymore, MD, FAAP
11:30 PTSD After NICU Discharge? What Do We Know About It? How Can We Help Parents Deal With It?
Richard Shaw, MD
12:00 Panel Discussion
12:15 Adjourn

 

Sunday, March 8, 2020
Neonatology Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Workshop

12:30 pm - 5:00 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
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Keck School of Medicine of USC

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 fellow level) and intermediate learners to acquire or improve ultrasound skills. We will start with a working lunch introduction with box lunches provided after the main CAN session has completed. 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 participants’ home institutions

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

Registration for the workshop is only accepted online at www.cme.ucla.edu. Click on Cool Topics in Neonatology; then click on the POCUS workshop button.

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

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

  • Review recent advances in fetal medicine and surgery.
  • Identify changes in neonatal respiratory management including HHHFN, Cell-Based Therapies, InSurE and LISA.
  • Review contemporary management of Patent Ductus Arteriosus.
  • Describe the role of iron and transfusions in management and outcome of NICU patients
  • Identify complex psychosocial factors affecting outcome of NICU graduates.

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 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the 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.

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 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.

The 2020 CAN meeting is environmentally friendly! The syllabus for the conference will be posted online during the meeting. You will also be able to download the syllabus prior to the meeting. Please note there are no electrical outlets at the conference tables. Make sure your laptop or tablet is fully charged each day.

Miscellaneous

Hotel Accomodations

The Coronado Island Marriott Hotel is currently full. Listed below are other lodging options in the area.
 

Best Western Plus Suites Hotel, Coronado Island
275 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 437-1666
*Please ask for the Cool Topics in Neonatology discounted room rate. Rates start at $190 per night.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Bayfront Hotel
900 Bayfront Court
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 831-0224
*Please ask for the CAN 2020 discounted room rate. Rates start at $179 per night. Rates available until Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Hotel located near water taxi, which can take attendees from this hotel to Coronado.

Conference Location

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

Hotel Description

The Coronado Island Marriott Resort is only 20 minutes from the San Diego airport and a short water ferry ride to downtown San Diego. There are 300 rooms, villas, and suites set along 16 waterfront acres of San Diego Bay, offering sweeping views of the water and downtown skyline. Recreational amenities are plentiful. Sailing, waterskiing and deep-sea fishing are available from the private pier. Golf is just across the boulevard at Coronado’s 18-hole championship course.

Parking

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