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7:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 4
Welcome and Introductions
Munish Gupta, MD, MMSc and Stephen A. Pearlman, MD, MSHQS
Hot Topics
in Neonatology
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Pre-Conference Schedule - Neonatal Quality Conference at Hot Topics
8:15 a.m.
Quality is not Extra Work - It Is The Work - Richard J. Brilli, MD, FAAP, MCCM
9:15 a.m.
Families Shaping Quality of NICU Care: Perspectives, Current Partnerships and Post-Pandemic Opportunities
Moderators: David Carola, DO, MSHQS and Munish Gupta, MD, MMSc

​Family and Community Engagement Within and Beyond the NICU - Kimberly Novod, MPA

New Partnerships with Families at the Bedside: Who, Where, How - Lelis Vernon, SQIL
10:15 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Collaborative Approaches to Improving Maternal Well Being
Moderators: Lynn Fuchs, MD, MSHQS and Stephen A. Pearlman, MD, MSHQS

​Maternal Morbidity and Mortality: Working Together to Improve Long Term Neonatal Outcomes - Monica Longo, MD, PhD

Quality Through a Lens of Equity - Veronica Gillispie-Bell, MD, MAS, FACOG

Addressing Parent Mental Health in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: The Experience of Free-Standing Children's Hospitals – Lamia Soghier, MD, MEd, MBA
12:00 p.m.
LUNCH (on your own)
1:15 p.m.
Abstract Presentations
Reducing PRBC Transfusions in the Duke NICU in 26 to 34 Weeks’ Gestational Age Infants – Kwai Tei Chan Poon, MD 

Eliminating Routine Evaluations of Gastric Residuals in the NICU – Margarita Wycko, DNP, MSN, NP
1:45 p.m.
Concurrent Break-Out Sessions
    Building a NICU Quality and Safety Program: Practical Suggestions from the C-Suite -
     Stephen A. Pearlman, MD, MSHQS and Patricia G. Bondurant, DNP, RN

    Using Quality Improvement Methods and Strategies for Family Centered Care -
     Katherine Coughlin, MD; Kimberly Novod, MPA and Lelis Vernon, SQIL

    Practical Tools to Improve Parental Health Using Quality Improvement - Veronica
     Gillispie-Bell, MD, MAS, FACOG; Lamia Soghier, MD, MEd, MBA and Monica Longo, MD, PhD

    Statistical Process Control for Quality Improvement: Challenging Cases and How to
     Approach Them - Heather Kaplan, MD, MSCE and Munish Gupta, MD, MMSc
2:45 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
Concurrent Break-Out Sessions REPEATED
4:00 p.m.
General Session: Lessons Learned and Things You Can Do Next Week 
     - Munish Gupta, MD, MMSc and Stephen A. Pearlman, MD, MSHQS
4:30 p.m.
Quality Posters and Reception
5:30 p.m.
Explore DC: Monuments by Moonlight Excursion - OPTIONAL ADD-ON
Presented by Hello Washington, DC 
Limited availability.  Additional fee.  Pre-registration required.
Monday, December 5
Hot Topics in Neonatology®
Conference Schedule
6:45 a.m.
7:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
7:45 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Kevin Dysart, MD; Elizabeth Foglia, MD, MSCE; Jay S. Greenspan, MD, MBA and
Haresh Kirpalani, MD, MSc
8:00 a.m.
Neonatal Intubation and Extubation: Redefining Safe Practice in 2022
Moderator: Elizabeth Foglia, MD, MSCE

Improving Neonatal Intubation Safety and Success: The SHINE Trial 
     - Kate Hodgson, MBBS(Hons), B.Med.Sci., FRACP, PhD

The Intubation Training Dilemma 
     - Elizabeth Foglia, MD, MSCE and Heidi Herrick, MD, MSCE 

Prediction of Extubation Readiness in a Preterm Infant: Are We There Yet? 
     - Sanjay Chawla, MD
9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
Green and Rotten Apples
Moderator: Jay S. Greenspan, MD, MBA

Immediate Kangaroo Mother Care - Suman Rao, MD, DM

Safeguarding the Brains of Our Smallest Children III - A pragmatic, multinational, randomised trial on cerebral oximetry monitoring combined with a treatment guideline in extremely preterm infants - Mathias Lühr Hansen, MD, PhD 

Eating, Sleeping, Consoling for Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal (ESC-NOW) - A nationwide randomized controlled trial!! - Leslie Young, MD

​Neonatal Care in Ukraine: Challenges of the War - Dmytro Dobryanskyy, MD, PhD

Delivering a Preemie During War: Main Challenges for Parents - Oleksandra Balyasna
12:00 p.m.
LUNCH (on your own)
Visit Exhibitors in Exhibit Hall
1:30 p.m.
Probiotics in the NICU: Yes, No or Maybe? An International Perspective
Moderator: Eric C. Eichenwald, MD

AAP Committee on Fetus and Newborn Statement on Use of Probiotics in Preterm Infants in the U.S. - Brenda Poindexter, MD, MS 

Same Probiotic Different Results - Understanding Differences in Clinical Impacts - Janet Elizabeth Berrington, MD

Is It Time for Routine Probiotic Use in NICU? - Paul Fleming, BA, MB, BCh, BAO, MD, PhD
3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
ASPIRIN, ARRIVE and Periviable Birth: Recent Changes in Obstetrical Care and Impact on Newborns
Moderator: Mathew K. Hoffman, MD, MPH

​The ARRIVE Trial: How Did We Get Here? - Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD, MS, FACOG

Collaborative Care for Anticipated Periviable Birth 
- Brian M. Mercer, BA, MD, FRCSC, FACOG

Low Dose Aspirin in Pregnancy: Changing Recommendations and Impact on the Newborn - Mathew K. Hoffman, MD, MPH 
5:00 p.m.
Welcome Back Happy Hour Reception - Exhibit Hall
Tuesday, December 6
7:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00 a.m.
The Jerold F. Lucey, MD Lectureship and Keynote Address
Moderator: Haresh Kirpalani, MD, MSc 

​Are Results of Randomized Trials Widely Applicable? - Roger Soll, MD 

2.4 Million Neonatal Deaths: The Baby or the Bathwater? 
- Joy Lawn MBBS, FRCP, MPH, PhD, FMedSci
9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
International Medicine
Moderators: Danielle Ehret, MD, MPH, FAAP and Kathy Burgoine, PhD, MRCPCH, MSc, BMBCh  

​Xylitol Chewing Gum and Prevention of Preterm Birth in Malawi: The PPaX Trial 
- Kjersti Aagaard, MD, PhD, FACOG 

Impact of Skin Barrier Repair Therapy on Health of Newborn Infants - Gary L. Darmstadt, MD, MS

Weak Baby in the Womb – Insights from the Hypothermia for Encephalopathy in Low and Middle-Income Countries (HELIX) Trial 
– Sudhin Thayyil, MD, DCH, FRCPCH, PhD

What About COVID-19: Impact and Innovation in Neonatal Global Health 
– Beena Kamath-Rayne, MD, MPH, FAAP
12:00 p.m.
LUNCH (on your own)
Visit Exhibitors in Exhibit Hall
1:30 p.m.
From Evidence to Practice 
Moderators: Barbara Schmidt, MD, MSc, CM & Lehana Thabane, PhD 

​What Imputation Can and Cannot Do for Missing Data in Neonatal Trials 
- Lehana Thabane, PhD

Does Attrition Still Matter and How Can It Be Reduced? 
- Sara B. DeMauro, MD, MSCE

What Is a Network Meta-analysis? 
- Joseph Beyene, PhD

How Should Neonatal Clinicians Evaluate the Credibility of a Network Meta-analysis 
- Tetsuya Isayama, MD, MSc, PhD 
3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
Green and Rotten Apples 
Moderator: Kevin Dysart, MD 

​Routine MRI at NICU Discharge for Preterm Infants: What Would Reverend Bayes Say? - Kanekal Suresh Gautham, MD, DM, MS, FAAP

NICHD Neonatal Research Network MILK Trial - Results and lessons learned about donor human milk - Tarah T. Colaizy, MD, MPH

PDA in Extreme Preterm Infants - To Treat or Not to Treat? Results from the BeNeDuctus Trial - Willem-Pieter de Boode, MD, PhD 

Erythropoeitin for HIE - Conclusions and Implications from the HEAL Trial - Yvonne Wu, MD, MPH
7:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 7
Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00 a.m.
Neonatal Seizures and How to Treat Them
Moderator: Terrie Inder, MBChB, MD 

​Amplitude-integrated EEG for Diagnosing Neonatal Seizures 
- Lena Hellström-Westas, MD, PhD

Neonatal Seizures - Still Worth Treating 
- Rod Hunt, PhD, FRACP, FRCP(UK)

NEOLEV2 - Does This Mean We Still Have to Use Phenobarb for First Line Treatment of All Neonatal Seizures? 
- Cynthia Sharpe, MBChB
9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
Controversies in Breast Milk Fortifiers: Can We Move Entirely to Human Derived Fortification Products for All Preterm Infants 
Moderator: William W. Hay, Jr., MD

​Feeding Preterm Infants Human Milk and Donor Milk with Fortifier in the NICU - Richard Schanler, MD, FAAP

A Critical Evaluation of Published Data for Different Fortifiers, with Recommendations 
- David Adamkin, MD

Economics of Mother's Milk, Donor Milk, and Different Fortification Approaches 
- John Zupancic, MD, ScD and Susanne Hay, MD
11:30 a.m.
The schedule above is in Eastern Standard Time. Sessions will be recorded and available on the conference platform for viewing starting December 8, and for three months after the event.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
12:15 p.m.
Satellite Symposia  *Pre-Registration Required               Program ID: 28557
Extending Neonatal Intensive Care Beyond the NICU
Non-Accredited In-Person Luncheon Satellite Symposia presented by 
Reckitt ǀ Mead Johnson Nutrition
Registration Link
12:15 p.m.
Satellite Symposia  *Pre-Registration Required
Probiotics: Extensively Studied, Now Where To Start
Non-Accredited In-Person Luncheon Satellite Symposia presented by Abbott
Registration Link
Satellite Symposia  *Pre-Registration Required
Structural and Functional Changes of Bioactive Proteins in Donor Human Milk Treated
by Vat-Pasteurization, Retort Sterilization, Ultra-High-Temperature Sterilization,
Freeze-Thawing and Homogenization
Non-Accredited In-Person Luncheon Satellite Symposia presented by Prolacta Bioscience
Registration Link

Rapid Genome Sequencing in NICU Settings: Ensuring Comprehensive and Timely
Diagnosis for Acute Clinical Care Needs
Non-Accredited In-Person Luncheon Satellite Symposia presented by GeneDX  
Registration Link

12:15 p.m.