The Future is Now!

Innovations in Neonatal Care continues to be a unique conference that identifies a central annual theme related to the care of neonates. This year, in celebration of our 10th anniversary, a portion of the conference will be dedicated to providing an update on some of the most controversial or innovative topics from previous years.

The conference is uniquely designed to enhance attendees’ clinical awareness of cutting-edge information related to different aspects of neonatal care. This includes improving the care and quality we provide to our premature infants overall, as well as, evaluating potential therapies and concepts that will improve respiratory issues such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, evidence-based approaches for improvement in an infant’s nutritional status, the use of point-of-care ultrasounds in the NICU, an evaluation of analgesics and sedation on neurodevelopmental outcomes and treatments to improve these outcomes.

As always, the Innovations Conference will include a roundtable discussion with national experts on the use of postnatal steroids. As an attendee, you will also be able to appreciate the complex ethical, quality and safety issues inherent in taking care of our vulnerable newborn infants.

At the conclusion of this activity, a participant will:
  1. Discuss treatment and strategies to improve the outcome of extreme premature infant 
  2. Understand the effects of sedation, narcotics and anesthesia on the developmental of the neonate 
  3. Discuss a model of NEC and potential treatment 
  4. Identify the role of bedside echocardiography and pointofcare ultrasound 
  5. Discuss ways to optimize nutrition in the extremely premature infant 

Explore the complete conference objectives

Committee Members

  • Timothy Biela, MD (Course Director)
  • Talat Ahmad, MD 
  • Frank Cho, MD 
  • John Harvey, MD
  • Susan Dotzler, MD 
  • Cheryl MottaMD 
  • Vijay Nama, MD 
  • David Riley, MD 
  • Vicky Turner, DNP, APRN
  • Vivek Vijayamadhavan, MD 
  • David Weisoly, DO 
  • Patricia Wendorf, NP 





Steve Abman, MD

    Robert Christensen, MD

      Reese Clark, MD

      Director of Research The MEDNAX Center for Research, Education, Quality and Safety

        Yasser Elsayed, MD, PhD

          Ursula Guillen, MD

            Matthew Harting, MD

              Alan Jobe, MD, PhD

                Camilia Martin, MD

                  Christopher McPherson, PharmD

                    Robin Ohls, MD

                      Betsy Ostrander, MD

                        Danielle Rios, MD

                          Ravi Mangal Patel, MD

                            Jochen Profit, MD

                              Rashmin Savani, MD

                                Gautham Suresh, MD, DM, MS

                                  Jonathan Swanson, MD, MS-HQS

                                    John Zupancic, MD, MS, ScD



                                      CONFERENCE RATES
                                      • Conference with meals
                                      • Access to online syllabus
                                      • Continuing education credit processing
                                      • $595 Physicians
                                      • $395 APNs/NNPs
                                      • $325 Nurses/Hospital Staff/Others
                                      • $225 Fellow/Residents/NNP Students
                                      • $250 Daily Rate
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                                      GROUP RATE DISCOUNT
                                      Groups of 10 or more from the same institution may qualify for discounted conference tuition ($50 off the registration fee). Email us
                                      CANCELLATION POLICY
                                      Cancel by July 8, 2019 – $175 fee
                                      Cancel after July 9, 2019 – No refunds


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                                      Medical Education Grant Opportunities

                                      For information regarding educational grants, please contact please contact Timothy Biela, MD.

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