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NANNAHEIM Is the Place to Be This Fall!

doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000541
NANN pages: Making a difference for neonatal nurses, patients, and families since 1984

Correspondence: Kelly Kellermann, BA, National Association of Neonatal Nurses, 8735 W. Higgins Rd, Ste 300, Chicago, IL 60631 (kkellermann@connect2amc.com).

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

NANN's 34th Annual Conference heads to southern California this October and is packed with the education, networking opportunities, and fun you crave! Join hundreds of your peers, educators, and neonatal nursing leaders from October 17 to 20 at the Anaheim Hilton and Convention Center.

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Filled with over 30-continuing nursing education hours, 40 speakers, and nearly 50 sessions, NANN's 2018 conference is your one-stop shop for the latest in neonatal nursing. Hot topics being discussed include

  • thermoregulation,
  • breastfeeding,
  • developmental care,
  • patent ductus arteriosus,
  • neonatal abstinence syndrome,
  • physical assessment,
  • glucose gel,
  • AWHONN/NANN Skin Care Guidelines,
  • surgical care,
  • neonatal infections and sepsis risk calculator,
  • persistent pulmonary hypertension, and
  • care of extremely low birth-weight infant.

Between sessions check out the exhibit hall and NANN HQ for product offerings and the latest innovations in neonatal nursing. Attendees also will have the opportunity to attend additional 30-minute sessions in the Learning Center on a variety of important topics.

Finally, let your hair down for fun events throughout conference, such as NANN After Dark, the conference buddy program, March of Dimes raffle, and activities around Anaheim. The city has rolled out the red carpet and is offering NANN attendees discounts on everything from Disneyland® tickets to restaurants, stores, and loads of local SoCal experiences. We have so many surprises in store to help you recharge and return to your unit ready to share all you have learned.

Register today and learn more about conference at www.nann.org/conference.

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2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

NANN takes pride in sharing engaging and insightful speakers at each conference, and this year is no different! Neonatologist Cristina Carballo-Perelman, MD, Janelle Aby, MD, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University, and Kevin Sowers, MSN, RN, FAAN, President, John Hopkins Health System, headline our conference lineup!

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Opening General Session: The New RN's (r)Evolution: How to Survive and Succeed Using Empowerment

Cristina Carballo-Perelman, MD

Neonatologist, Author

Learn some of the factors that affect how nurses navigate through their careers, such as the higher percentage of women in nursing, the educational requirements of the profession and how they are perceived by others in healthcare education, the corporate “takeover” of medicine, and the “new” corporate norm.

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General Session II: The Surprising Value of a Physical Assessment in the Age of Technology

Janelle Aby, MD

Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, Stanford University

Medical Director, Well Newborn Nursery, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Amid the rapid expansion of technology in medicine, physical assessments can seem old-fashioned or even useless. Why bother looking at or listening to the infant when multiple tests or studies can be ordered? Dive into the benefits of a careful physical assessment and specific physical findings that could dramatically alter management decisions.

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Closing General Session: Power of Purpose

Kevin W. Sowers, MSN, RN, FAAN

President, Johns Hopkins Health System

With decades of experience in leadership roles at top-rated healthcare institutions, Kevn W. Sowers, President of John Hopkins Healthcare System, knows how to empower healthcare teams. With philosophies rooted in purpose and its power, Mr Sowers shares his thoughts on how focusing on passion, partnership, and personal accountability leads to individual and team success and is likely to improve patient outcomes.

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PRECONFERENCE LEARNING

Before NANN's conference kicks off, join us for educational sessions focused on cardiac and advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) content.

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Cardiac Preconference: Welcome to the World of Cardiac Acronyms! Making Sense of the Physical Examination Clues and Where All That Rearranged Plumbing Goes

Kristine A. Karlsen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC

Led by award-winning author Kristine Karlsen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, the founder of the internationally recognized S.T.A.B.L.E. Program, this session focuses on some of the most severe forms of congenital heart disease: tetralogy of Fallot, pulmonary atresia, transposition of the great arteries, total anomalous pulmonary venous return, Ebstein's anomaly, critical coarctation, interrupted aortic arch, and hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

Learn more about the session at www.nann.org/preconference.

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APRN Summit

NANN's APRN Summit provides neonatal content specifically tailored for the advanced practice nurse. Attendees will enjoy a half-day session that identifies solutions to national issues unique to APRNs. Learn about education through simulation, its application in the neonatal healthcare setting, and how simulation laboratories foster skill development and competency.

Learn more at www.nann.org/summit.

Don't delay, register today and save your spot for sun, sessions, and so much fun!

© 2018 by The National Association of Neonatal Nurses