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NANN's Annual Conference Is Going Virtual

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doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000782
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The challenges of 2020 have left their mark on us all and have impacted so many of our plans. While we had hoped to share an unprecedented NANN experience with you in New Orleans, travel and funding restrictions, along with related governmental restrictions and CDC guidelines, leave many of us unable to travel. However, a brand-new NANN experience awaits this fall: the NANN Virtual Annual Conference will take place October 21-23, 2020.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE NANN VIRTUAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE

  • The highest-quality virtual conference experience at half the price of an on-site meeting.
  • The most compelling educational offerings and speakers.
  • A virtual conference ideal for all nursing levels that offers various tracks based on attendee nursing role, level, or area of interest.
  • The opportunity to engage with industry leaders in our virtual exhibit hall and e-meetings.
  • New and exciting networking opportunities for attendees.
  • Educational sessions that can be watched live or on demand through March 1, 2021.
  • Innovative virtual conference technology, expertise, and support.
  • Session on hot topics such as:
    • Early viability
    • Racial disparities
    • COVID-19 and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
    • Wireless and flexible biosensors
    • Delirium in the NICU
    • Probiotics
    • Congenital heart defects

NANN EDUCATION HAS NEVER BEEN SO AFFORDABLE

We want to ensure that all neonatal nurses experience the NANN Virtual Annual Conference at an affordable price. Register at nann.org/conference and take advantage of the following pricing:

NANN members: $250

Nonmembers: $320

Students: $120

Member groups of 5 or more: $200 each

NANN IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE OUR 2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS!

Opening General Session

When Medicine Fails or Is Uncertain: Perspectives From a Hybrid Parent, Patient, and Physician

Laura Sherlock, MD

Laura Sherlock is an assistant professor in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at University of Colorado, who was drawn to the field with a deep calling to advocate for sick neonates and connect to parents during a time of vulnerability. As the victim of a hit and run accident while 34 weeks pregnant in 2010, her experiences as a patient and parent have enhanced and nurtured her resilience as a provider. Her personal and professional growth has been built on a foundation of practicing compassion to self, others on the medical team, as well as families.

Second General Session

Ethical Considerations at the Edge of Viability: Perspective Is Everything

Frank Xavier Placencia, MD, MS

Dr. Placencia is a neonatologist and ethicist. He is one of the founding members of the ethics consult service at Texas Children's Hospital and a member of Baylor College of Medicine Center for Ethics and Health Policy. His research focuses on helping families make better informed decisions. Building upon the Four Principles, he will explore the different ethical considerations, with special attention to the principle of Justice. He will also explore how perspective influences how we view the “truths” of prematurity.

Closing General Session

Purpose, Passion, and a Path Forward

Lori Armstrong, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Call it a profession, a calling, a vocation, or even a job but nursing truly is an amazing honor and privilege. We as nurses are called into a sacred space with patients and their families during what is often the most vulnerable and tragic time of their lives. This closing keynote will help you reconnect to your purpose, find your passion, and challenge you to leap forward on a new path of countless opportunities.

Learn more about these exciting speakers at nann.org/keynotes!

NANNP'S 2020 APRN SUMMIT OFFERS ADVANCED NEONATAL NURSING CARE CONTENT

Keynote Address: Racial Disparities in Birth Outcomes: Considering the Environment Outside of the Hospital Wall

Heather Herson Burris, MD, MPH

In the United States, our NICUs are disproportionately populated by non-Hispanic Black infants because of high preterm birth rates among Black women. Heather Burris' work challenges all of us to move outside of our hospital walls to consider factors beyond individual women's control such as pollution and exposure to neighborhood violence that together may contribute to unequal chances at a healthy term birth. She proposes that a societal movement will be required to address inequity that starts before an infant even takes a breath.

Learn more about NANNP's APRN Summit at nann.org/summit.

VIEW NANN CONFERENCE SESSIONS AND EARN FREE CNE

During these challenging times, our neonatal nurses don't need to worry about anything other than their important work on the front lines. As education events are cancelled or postponed, it may be difficult to meet annual CNE requirements. We'd like to assist, at no cost to you.

Stream all of NANN's most in-demand sessions, get a taste of the latest, comprehensive education available to you at any NANN Annual Conference, and earn up to 16 hours of CNE after you complete the posttests—a $300 value! Be sure to take advantage of this limited time offer before August 31, 2020. Visit nann.org/recordings to get started.

This educational offering was made possible with support from Pampers, part of the P & G family.

© 2020 by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.