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Neonatal Quality at Hot Topics  (pre-conference)
Hot Topics in Neonatology®
Conference:  Monday, December 9 – Wednesday, December 11, 2019

$525 Fellows, Residents, Nursing, Allied Health**
$775 All Other Registrants

**PLEASE NOTE: There is an additional discount for clinicians who are a member of the Trainee and Early Career Neonatologist (TECaN) group of the AAP Section on Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine. That discount code will be shared directly with group members by TECaN. 

Please note:  We are going green this year and will no longer offer a print syllabus for Hot Topics.  An electronic syllabus will be available at no additional cost to all attendees, as it has been for the last several years.
Sunday, December 8, 2019

$50 Fellows, Residents
$100 Nurses, Allied Health
$200 All Other Registrants

You do not need to pre-select concurrent sessions for the conference this year.  All concurrent sessions will be "walk-ins."

Quality Concurrent Sessions
Please note, you will not choose your concurrent sessions at registration, as in previous years. You will be able to walk into the session(s) of your choice at the conference. Concurrent sessions are repeated twice, so you will have the opportunity to attend two different sessions. 

Addressing Disparities in Neonatal Quality Improvement: A Practical Approach – Margaret Parker, MD, MPH; Sunah Susan Hwang, MD, MPH, PhD; Jochen Profit, MD, MPH

Neonatal quality improvement efforts have led to significantly better infant health outcomes. Improvement teams, while well intentioned, may have an underappreciation for the social factors that may lead to disparities such as race/ethnicity, preferred language and socio-economic status. This workshop will highlight how to recognize the impact of common disparities and provide practical solutions to addressing them in your quality improvement projects.

A Lean Journey toward Enhancing and Sustaining Engagement and Outcomes in the NICU – Jonathan Swanson, MD, MSc and Rachel Nauman MSN, RN, NEA-BC

NICU teams work in a high-intensity and fast-paced environment. Managing the complexity of clinical decision-making while considering the dynamic impact on outcomes and prioritizing competing work flow demands puts health care providers as risk for burnout and disengagement. In this breakout session, we will look at how one center uses Lean methodologies, including daily visual management, to simultaneously improve and sustain both team engagement and clinical outcomes.

Turning Your Charts Up to 11: Using Data to Drive Engagement and Change – Munish Gupta, MD, MMSc; Heather Kaplan, MD, MSCE; Robert Ursprung, MD, MSCE

Quality improvement (QI) has become an essential part of NICU operations. Often, QI work is isolated to the small group of people who function on the core QI team. How can we use data displays and data collection approaches to build engagement more broadly among the larger NICU team and drive improvement? We will discuss a number of data collection and data display tools that can be helpful in both building engagement and also measuring the effect of your change approach. This workshop is designed for QI team members who want to learn more about measurement approaches that facilitate broader engagement in QI. 

What’s Now and What’s Next? Families as Partners in Quality and Safety – Lori Armstrong DNP, RN; Madge Buus-Frank DNP, APRN-BC; Annie O’Connor- Family Advisor and Parent

It has been nearly 30 years since the birth of Family Advisory Councils. What began as NICU families seeking to be heard, respected and included has become an imperative to achieving the safest care possible. We know that when patients and families are full participants in care outcomes improve! In this session we will review the current state of evidence and discuss ideas of how to incorporate family advisers as required and vital stakeholders in your organization’s safety strategy. #TargetZero
The deadline for advanced registration has passed. We will be taking registrations on site at the Gaylord National. Registration times are listed on the agenda and we will also accept registrations during the conference.