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28th Annual Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference

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

March 04, 2022 to March 06, 2022

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28th Annual Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference
Friday, March 4 - Sunday, March 6, 2022

This is the 28th 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 relating to the management of morbidities seen in extremely low birth weight infants born at the limit of viability.

Target Audience

The Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference is targeted to neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners as well as allied health professionals.

CAN Abstract Submissions

The 28th Annual Cool Topics in Neonatology will be hosting the Cool Topics in Neonatology Poster session. The approved posters will be available prior to the conference and will be accessible to all registrants for up to 3 weeks following the conference. Registration in the Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference is required to submit a poster.

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.

Abstract Submission Instructions

To submit your CAN abstract, please email Danny Chambers, Program Manager, at DChambers@mednet.ucla.edu. Please ensure your email subject line reads "CAN Abstract Submission." Your file name should follow the following syntax "LastNameFirstName_CAN2022" (ex: DoeJohn_CAN2022).

Please submit the abstract on, or before, Monday, January 24, 2022. A review process will be completed. Acceptance decisions will be released by Monday, February 14, 2022. A handful of abstracts will be chosen to present during the symposium. Authors selected for this additional presentation will be notified by Friday, February 18, 2022.

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 2022
Non-CME Workshop
Thursday, March 3, 2022: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Section on Perinatal Pediatrics District IX and the California Association of Neonatologists are pleased to sponsor the 18th 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.

CPQCC Improvement Palooza 2022 - Now Entirely Virtual!
Families as the Foundation of High Quality, Inclusive NICU Care
Friday, March 4, 2022: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

CPQCC’s Third Annual Improvement Palooza, now being held entirely virtual, is designed to help teams center NICU families as vital partners in their infant’s care. Attendees will learn how family-centered care (FCC) leads to better NICU outcomes and improved patient and family experiences. Held in conjunction with the 2022 CAN Cool Topics in Neonatology Meeting, CPQCC’s Improvement Palooza 2022 is a can’t miss event that will help NICU teams empower parents as critical members of the NICU team.

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, advanced pediatric providers, 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.

Neonatology Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Workshop
Non-CME Workshop
Sunday, March 6, 2022: 1:00 PM - 5:15 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
Associate Medical Director, Fetal and Neonatal Institute, Division of Neonatology
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Department of Pediatrics
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

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. Space is limited to 30 participants and enrollments 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 Member: $350
  • Non-CAN Member: $450 (includes 1 year membership in CAN)
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant: $250 (includes 1 year membership in CAN)
  • Nurses, Respiratory Therapists or Other NICU Staff: $150
  • Fellows/Residents: $75

Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference (Virtual)

  • CAN Member: $250
  • Non-CAN Member: $350
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistants: $125
  • Nurses, Respiratory Therapists or Other NICU Staff: $75
  • Fellows/Residents: $50
  • International Registrant: $25

CPQCC Workshop (Virtual)

  • Individual with Site Team: $75
  • Individual: $100

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

  • Healthcare Professional: $150
  • Fellows: $75

Enroll Online

[ 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. Open to Cool Topics attendees only.

Enrollment Deadlines

To ensure course material is received before the course begins, early registration is advised. Online registration will close at 11:59 PM on Thursday, March 3rd.

Enrollment on the day(s) of the course: 

  • Virtual (CPQCC/CAN) Enrollment: Please call our UCLA CME Registration staff at (512) 270-8113 or (310) 794-2620. Registration for CPQCC will be accepted on Friday, March 4th between 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time). Registration for CAN will be available on Friday, March 4th between 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and Saturday, March 5th from 6:00 am – 10:00 am.
  • In-Person CAN Enrollment: If you would like to register in-person, please remember to provide your proof of vaccination at the meeting. Proof of vaccination and masks will be required for all attendees of the conference.

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 Phone

Call (310) 794-2620 and enroll by phone using your MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover Card.

By Fax

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

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Tuesday, February 3, 2022 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.

Cool Topics Faculty

Course Chair
Robert A. Kahle, MD, FAAP
Regional Medical Director
Women’s and Children’s Services
Dignity Health Sacramento
Sacramento, California

Faculty
Malathi Balasundaram, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California

Shazia Bhombal, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Stanford Children’s Health
Stanford, 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

Satyan Lakshminrusimha, MD, FAAP
Dennis and Nancy Marks Chair
Professor of Pediatrics
UC Davis Children’s Hospital
Sacramento, California

Nathalie Maitre, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Early Development and Cerebral Palsy Research
Chief Science Officer
Director of NICU Follow Program
Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Michael J. Morowitz, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bobbi Pineda, PhD, OTR/L, CNT
Assistant Professor
Chan Division of Occupational
Science and Occupational Therapy
Keck School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Los Angeles, California

Sara Ramel, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics; Division of Neonatology
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lawrence Rhein, MD, MPH
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Pediatric Pulmonology
UMass Memorial Medical Center – Memorial Campus
Worcester, Massachusetts

Prakesh S. Shah, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Departments of Pediatrics and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Edward G. Shepherd, MD
Section Chief, Division of Neonatology
Medical Director, Critical Care Transport
Medical Director, Neonatal Network Respiratory Therapy
Interim Medical Director, Comprehensive Center for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Outpatient Clinic
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, Ohio

Mickey Sperlich, PhD, MSW, MA, CPM
Assistant Professor of Social Work
School of Social Work
University at Buffalo/State University of New York
Buffalo, New York

Dharshi Sivakumar, MD
Clinical Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California

Mark A. Underwood, MD
Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics
UC Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento California
Attending Neonatologist
Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital
Spokane, Washington

CAN Moderators
Erika Fernandez, MD
Neonatologist
Santa Maria, California

Anup Katheria MD, FAAP
Director of Neonatal Research Institute, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns
Associate Professors of Pediatrics, LLMC
San Diego Neonatology
San Diego, California

Meera N. Sankar, MD
Secretary, California Association of Neonatologists (CAN)
Clinical Associate Professor
Division of Neonatology/Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine

Thomas K. Shimotake, MD, FAAP
Vice-President/President-elect
California Association of Neonatologists
Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Neonatal- Perinatal Medicine Fellowship
Co-Director Neuro-Intensive Care Nursery
William H. Tooley Intensive Care Nursery
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
San Francisco, California

CPQCC Faculty

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, RN, MS
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

Jennifer M. Canvasser, MSW
NEC Society, Founder
Davis, California

Mary Coughlin, MS, NNP, RNC-E
President & Founder
Caring Essentials Collaborative, LLC
Boston, Massachusetts

Nishan Degnarain, BA, MA, MPA/ID
Developmental Economist and Author
Founder of Breakthrough Ocean Ventures
Kensington, California

Sarah DiGregorio, MA
Freelance journalist
HarperCollins author
Brooklyn, New York

Priscilla Joe, MD
Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Oakland Director, Neuro-NICU Program, Oakland Neonatologist
Oakland, California

Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD, MS, MPH
Section Head for Epidemiology and Outcomes
Director of the Laboratory for Fetal & Neonatal Healthcare Research
Attending Neonatologist
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Los Angeles, California

Amena Mebane, Esq.
NEC Society, Board of Directors
Los Angeles, California

Meridith Merchant, PhD
Assistant Director of Mental Health Initiatives and Inclusion
UC Santa Barbara’s Counseling and Psychological Services
Beverly Hills, California

Kimberly Novod, MPA
Founder and Executive Director; Saul’s Light
New Orleans, Louisiana

Margaret Parker MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Boston Medical Center
Boston University School of Medicine
Director of Newborn Research
Co-Chair, Neonatal Quality Improvement Collaborative of Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts

Kathryn Ponder, MD
East Bay Newborn Specialists
Oakland, California

Elizabeth Rogers, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Chief Experience Officer, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Intensive Care Nursery ROOTS Small Baby Program
UCSF – Benioff Children’s Hospital
San Francisco, California

Wenonah Valentine, MBA
Founder and Executive Director
i.D.R.E.A.M. for Racial Health Equity
Los Angeles, California

CPQCC BREAKOUT SESSION INSTRUCTORS
Malathi Balasundaram, MD
Kevin Blaine, MAEd
David Braun, MD
Anjali Chowfla, MPA
Fulani Davis
Erika Gray, BA
Susan Hintz, MD, MS
Henry Lee, MD, MS
Caroline Toney Noland, MSc
Janella Parucha, BS
Kurlen Payton, MD
Jochen Profit, MD, MPH
Amy Yeh, MD

Neonatology Fellows’ Workshop Faculty

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

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

Soina K. Dargan, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Neonatal Resuscitation and Simulation
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology & Hospital Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Torrance, California

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

Delene Richburg, MD
Attending Neonatologist
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, California

Meera N. Sankar, MD
Secretary, California Association of Neonatologists (CAN)
Clinical Associate Professor
Division of Neonatology/Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine

Joseph Schulman, MD, MS
Director, NICU Quality Measurement and Improvement
Associate Medical Director, Medical Policy and Operations Branch
Integrated Systems of Care Division
California Department of Health Care Services
Sacramento, California

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

CPQCC Improvement Palooza 2022 - Now Entirely Virtual
Families as the Foundation of High Quality, Inclusive NICU Care

Friday, March 4, 2022

7:45 AM (PST)

Sign-on to Virtual Program

8:00 AM

Welcome & Introduction
Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD, MS, MPH and Courtney Breault, RN, MS
8:15 AM Keynote Session – Families Are Essential
Sarah DiGregorio, MA
8:45 AM Family Panel Session
Jennifer Canvasser, MSW, Amena Mebane, Esq., Kimberly Novod, MPA and Sarah DiGregorio, MA, Nishan Degnarain, BA, MA, MPA/ID
10:00 AM Yoga/Stretch Break
10:10 AM Family Centered Care Lightning Sessions – Round One
Join NICU experts with discussions around centering families, health equity, using CPQCC data, QI opportunities, QI fundamentals and more.
10:45 AM Family Centered Care Lightning Sessions – Round Two
Join NICU experts with discussions around centering families, health equity, using CPQCC data, QI opportunities, QI fundamentals and more.
11:20 AM Social Determinants of Health in Perinatal Care
Margaret Parker, MD, MPH
11:50 AM CPQCC update and QI Awards
Jeff Gould, MD, MPH and Courtney Breault, RN, MS
12:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM Trauma Informed Care in the NICU
Mary Coughlin, MS, NNP, RNC-E
1:40 PM Cultural Humility in Perinatal Care
Wenonah Valentine, MBA & Meridith Merchant, PhD
2:10 PM Project CALM & Project Console: Applying NAS Quality Improvement in Two Settings
Priscilla Joe, MD and Kathryn Ponder, MD
2:30 PM Trauma Informed Care, Cultural Humility and Project CALM/Project Console Q&A Panel
Moderator – Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD
Mary Coughlin, MS, NNP, RNC-E, Wenonah Valentine, MBA, Margaret Parker, MD, MPH, Priscilla Joe, MD and Kathryn Ponder, MD
3:00 PM Yoga/Stretch Break
3:10 PM CPQCC QI Stories
QI Stories around Health Equity in the NICU
3:50 PM Wrap Up
Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD, MS, MPH and Courtney Breault, RN, MS
4:00 PM Adjourn

28th Annual Cool Topics in Neonatology

Evening Schedule: Friday, March 4, 2022
4:30 PM Registration 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 PM Poster Symposium and Presentation of the David Wirtschafter and the Bhatt – Ramanathan Awards
Selected abstracts will be presented to the audience
6:00 PM KEYNOTE LECTURE – Small Baby Care and Outcomes: Worldwide Perspectives
Prakesh S. Shah, MD – Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
7:00 PM Adjourn
Saturday, March 5, 2022
7:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:50 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
Robert A. Kahle, MD, FAAP
SESSION 1: PARENTAL SUPPORT IN THE NICU
Moderator: Robert A. Kahle, MD, FAAP
8:00 AM Trauma Informed Care in the Perinatal Period
Mickey Sperlich, PhD, MSW, MA, CPM
8:40 AM Family Centered Care in the NICU
Malathi Balasundaram, MD & Dharshi Sivakumar, MD
9:20 AM Panel Discussion
9:40 AM Break
SESSION 2: PULMONARY
Moderator: Thomas Shimotake, MD
10:10 AM BPD QI
Lawrence Rhein, MD, MPH
10:50 AM BPD Today: Current Management Strategies
Edward G. Shepherd, MD
11:30 AM Panel Discussion
12:00 PM Lunch/Annual CAN Business Meeting
SESSION 3: CARDIOVASCULAR
Moderators: Meera N. Sankar, MD
1:20 PM BPD Associated Pulmonary Hypertension: Antecedents, Evaluation, Management and Outcome
Satyan Lakshminrusimha, MD, FAAP and Shazia Bhombal, MD
2:30 PM Panel Discussion
2:50 PM Break
SESSION 4: INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Moderators: Anup Katheria, MD
3:20 PM GI Microbiome in Health and Disease
Michael J. Morowitz, MD, FACS
4:00 PM Probiotics: Where Do We Stand?
Mark A. Underwood, MD
4:40 PM Panel Discussion
5:10 PM Adjourn
Sunday, March 6, 2022
7:00 AM Continental Breakfast
7:50 AM Introduction
SESSION 5: NEUROLOGY
Moderator: Erika Fernandez, MD
8:00 AM HRIF of the ELBW Infant
Susan R. Hintz, MD, MS Epi
8:40 AM Rehabilitation following NICU Care
Nathalie Maitre, MD, PhD
9:20 AM Panel Discussion
9:40 AM Break
SESSION 6: NUTRITION
Moderator: Robert A. Kahle, MD, FAAP
10:10 AM Transition to Oral Feeding
Bobbi Pineda, PhD, OTR/L, CNT
10:50 AM Body Composition and Neurodevelopment
Sara Ramel, MD
11:30 AM Panel Discussion
12:00 PM Closing Remarks & Adjourn
Robert A. Kahle, MD, FAAP

28th Annual Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference

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

  • Provide a consistent approach to the parents in assisting them in dealing with the trauma of an extremely preterm birth and in providing the support needed to care for their infant in the NICU and long-term.
  • Identify best practices with regards to the management of BPD and BPD associated pulmonary hypertension
  • Discuss the current outcome data for the small baby and the effect the common morbidities associated with extreme prematurity has on neurodevelopmental outcome.
  • Implement potential interventions and rehabilitative services to assist infants in obtaining best outcomes.
  • Describe the role of nutrition and body composition in the neurodevelopmental outcomes of the small baby.

CPQCC Improvement Palooza 2022

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

  • Identify strategies to empower parents as critical members of the NICU team.
  • Identify innovative approaches to partnering with families.
  • Identify strategies around social determinants of health to advocate for your NICU families.
  • Identify guiding principles of trauma informed care and how to incorporate into your NICU.
  • Disseminate key concepts around cultural humility to your NICU staff and encourage conversations in your NICU around this topic.
  • Identify Family Centered Care (FCC) QI opportunities in your NICU

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.

28th 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CPQCC Improvement Palooza 2022

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 credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credits

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.

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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 $259.00 single or double occupancy plus state and local taxes. One night’s deposit is required. Confirmation of reservations received after Wednesday, February 2, 2022 is subject to availability.

There is always the possibility the room block might sell out prior to Wednesday, February 2, 2022 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/CAN2022. It is strongly advised that you make room reservations early.

Conference Parking

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