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Hot Topics in Neonatology®

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
Monday-Wednesday, December 11-13, 2017

For over 30 years, Hot Topics has been THE premiere neonatal conference, with more than 1000 neonatologists and perinatologists from around the world attending each year.

The conference features internationally known faculty, poster sessions, critical reviews and debate about promising new therapies, including:

 • Diaphragmatic Hernia
 • Nutrition
 • Chorioamnionitis
 • Sepsis
 • Clinical Pearls
 • BPD Studies
 • Neonatal Intubation
 • Green or Rotten Apples?


Jay Greenspan, MD, MBA
 Robert L. Brent Professor and Chairman
 Department of Pediatrics
 Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for   
 Children/Thomas Jefferson University 

Haresh Kirpalani, BM, MSc
 Professor of Pediatrics
 Perelman School of Medicine
 University of Pennsylvania
 Attending Neonatologist
 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Chair Emeritus:

Jerold F. Lucey, MD
 Wallace Professor of Neonatology- Emeritus
 University of Vermont
 Editor-in-Chief, Pediatrics, Emeritus
Neonatal Quality at Hot Topics

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
Sunday, December 10, 2017

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Abbott Nutrition

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

March of Dimes

Mead Johnson Nutrition


Abbott Nutrition

American Academy of Pediatrics

Becton Dickinson

Chiesi USA

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Draeger, Inc.

Elsevier, Inc.

Envision Physician Services

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Focus ROP, PLC

Grand Rounds Software, LLC

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals


Mead Johnson Nutrition

Mennen Medical


Natus Medical Incorporated



Onsite Neonatal Partners

ONY, Inc. 

Phoenix Clinical 

Prolacta Bioscience, Inc.

SIMCharacters GmbH

Sree Medical Systems

Three Rivers Mothers' Milk Bank


Westmed Inc. 

Neonatal Quality at Hot Topics is a one-day conference focused on quality improvement and patient safety in neonatology. Didactic presentations, panel discussions, and interactive workshops will showcase best practices in newborn care, and will offer a pragmatic approach to using quality improvement methods and tools to improve newborn outcomes. Participants will gain practical knowledge and insight to support new and ongoing improvement initiatives in their own environment. Topics include:

 • Quality Improvement: Thinking Outside the Toolbox
 • Improving Care of the Surgical Neonate
 • Optimizing Outcomes for Babies with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
 • Performing Root Cause Analysis, Quality Improvement Methods Beyond the Basics, Use of Orchestrated Testing


Munish Gupta, MD, MMSc
 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
 Harvard Medical School 
 Quality Improvement Director
 Department of Neonatology
 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Stephen Pearlman, MD, MSHQS
 Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
 Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas    
 Jefferson University 
 Director, Neonatal QI 
 Christiana Care Health System 

Thank you
to our 2017
Exhibitors and
AGAIN THIS YEAR!  Reduced registration rates for nurses, fellows, residents and allied health. And a competition for best abstract (some restrictions apply!).

Additional discounts for clinicians who are a member of the Trainee and Early Career Neonatologist (TECaN) group of the AAP Section on Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine. A discount code will be shared directly with group members by TECaN. 
To Our International Attendees:
We hope that the U.S. restrictions proposed earlier this year on travel and immigration will not impact your decision to attend Hot Topics. Our core beliefs as we design this conference each year are that we can make the lives of babies around the world better through the free and open exchange of ideas; that groundbreaking discoveries depend on collaboration across borders; and that the greatest leaps for our smallest patients can sometimes start with a chance conversation at a conference. 
We hope that you will join us at Hot Topics, because all perspectives enrich the discussion about neonatal research. We encourage you to contact us for a letter of invitation and apply for a visa if needed as soon as possible to ensure the best possible chance of being able to attend. To contact us, please email info@hottopics.org. We look forward to seeing you in DC.
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