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Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Mildred Stahlman Division of Neonatology present

2017 Neonatal Symposium Poster



Annual Symposium:
Celebrating 37 Years of Advances and Controversies in Neonatal Medicine

November 9-10, 2017

Register for the conference. Early-bird pricing ends October 10.

Download the conference schedule (PDF)

Hilton Garden Inn
1715 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 678-0149

A group rate of $159.00 per night available until October 9. Use code "Vanderbilt Neonatology 2017" when booking by phone, or book online.

Course Director: Jayant P. Shenai, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Course Co-director: Jörn-Hendrik Weitkamp, MD, FAAP Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director for Patient-Oriented Research, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Guest speakers

  • Steven Abman, M.D., University of Colorado
  • Annie Janvier, B.Sc., M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC, Chu Sainte-Justine Mother & Child University Hospital Center
  • David Winston Kimberlin, M.D., University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Phillip Tarr, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine
  • Moriah Thomason, Ph.D., Wayne State University

This symposium will feature practical, take-home information for Neonatologists and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners addressing current issues in neonatal and perinatal medicine. Neonatologists in academic and community hospital settings, neonatal nurse practitioners, and pediatricians will find the material relevant to their practice. Other members of the NICU interdisciplinary team, nurses, RTs, nutritionists, and pharmacists, may also find the information of value.

After participating in this CME activity, participants should be able to describe and discuss

  • Clinical approaches to congenital heart disease, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, fetal surgery for myelomeningocele repair, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and nutrition management of preterm infants.
  • Newer evidence on the treatment and management of the Congenital Infections: Herpes Simplex Virus and Cytomegalovirus.
  • Differential diagnoses of challenging neonatal radiologic case studies.
  • Newer evidence regarding the neonatal microbiome and clinical applications.
  • Strategies in communication with parents regarding life and death and intensive care decisions regarding fragile NICU patients, especially in regards to Trisomy 13 and 18 patients.
  • Newer strategies for evaluating and managing neurodevelopmental outcomes in the preterm infant, neonates with pulmonary hypertension, and bronchopulmonary disease.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

For more information please email Mary Keener, mary.keener@vanderbilt.edu.

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Download the event brochure (PDF)

Download the event schedule (PDF)

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