Course Information
Cool Topics in Neonatology 26th Annual Conference

Coronado Island Marriott Resort
Coronado, California

March 06, 2020 to March 08, 2020


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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.

Target Audience

Neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners

Registration Information


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)


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.


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.


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.


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.



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

Hotel Accommodations

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.


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