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Build Important Relationships. Expand Clinical Knowledge.

Neonatal nursing is your passion and you work hard every single day. While all your days are incredibly challenging, they’re immensely rewarding, too.
What you do matters.
Join us as we celebrate YOU at the neonatal event that helps you connect, grow, and feeds your soul.

NANN 32nd Annual Educational Conference
Wednesday, October 26 – Saturday, October 29, 2016
Renaissance Palm Springs and Palm Springs Convention Center
888 Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA

NANN’s 32nd Annual Educational Conference is the must-attend meeting for neonatal nurses and neonatal advanced practice nurses. With customized content tailored to every career stage, you’ll learn from respected neonatal leaders and return to your NICUs or educational settings with critical information you can use to make a difference right away. Grow your professional network while collaborating with fellow NANN members and neonatal nurses from all over the world. And just as importantly, have some much needed fun relaxing and reconnecting with your neonatal peers.
Join us! Please share your contact information so we can let you know when new information becomes available and registration opens!

NANN 2016 General Sessions

The most respected professionals in neonatal nursing present on key topics impacting neonatal nursing today. Apply session takeaways immediately and make a difference when you return home.

Opening General Session Keynote Speaker: Lorraine Dickey
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Second General Session: Madge E. Bus-Frank DNP, APRN-BC, FAAN

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Madge E. Buus-Frank DNP, APRN-BC, FAAN is a board certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, and serves as the Executive Vice President and Director of Quality Improvement and Education for Vermont Oxford Network. Dr. Buus-Frank has been actively engaged in improving neonatal care for over three decades, practicing at The Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. Dr. Buus-Frank is an internationally recognized educator and consultant. Prior to her role at VON, she collaborated on the design, development and execution of innovative educational and clinical solutions for newborn intensive care units and health systems nationally and internationally. She was the Founding Editor-in-Chief for NANN’s peer-reviewed journal, Advances in Neonatal Care, and has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) for her pioneering work in the field of neonatal care. Dr. Buus-Frank has a strong interest in improving the quality, safety and value of newborn care and serves as the Faculty Leader for VON quality improvement collaboratives.

Closing General Session: New this year! Neonatal Parents’ Panel
Close out this year’s conference experience inspired like never before! Neonatal parents share and discuss their life-changing, inspirational personal stories from the NICU to leave you refreshed and reminded of the real purpose behind the critical care you provide each day.

Join us for hot educational topics such as:

  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Nutrition: donor milk
  • Long-term cardiac care
  • Palliative care
  • Skin care
  • Pharmacology: sedatives & narcotics (ELBW)

New Preconference Session! Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Evidence-Based Practice

NANN is thrilled to partner with Vermont Oxford Network (VON), a nonprofit voluntary collaboration of health care professionals working together as an interdisciplinary community to change the landscape of neonatal care. Together NANN and VON take on the compelling clinical challenges of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and promoting improved quality, safety, and value of care for this vulnerable population of infants and families. Participants will leave with materials and skills to impact NAS care at home.

Join us for the NAS Preconference Session on Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Conference Pricing

Early Bird (before 9/12/2016)

  • Preconference Session: $125
  • NANN Member: $490    
  • Join and Register: $605
  • Multimember Discount: $435 (at least five registrations from the same facility must arrive together)
  • Renew and Register: $605 
  • NANN/NANNP Member: $490  
  • NANN/NANNP Join and Register: $645
  • NANN/NANNP Renew and Register: $645  
  • Student (copy of ID required): $245 
  • Student Join and Register: $295 
  • Student Renew and Register: $295 
  • Nonmember: $620   

Standard Pricing (After 9/12/2016)

  • Preconference Session: $125
  • NANN Member: $590
  • Join and Register: $705
  • Multimember Discount: $535 (at least five registrations from the same facility must arrive together)
  • Renew and Register: $705
  • NANN/NANNP Member: $590
  • NANN/NANNP Join and Register: $745
  • NANN/NANNP Renew and Register: $745  
  • Student (copy of ID required): $345
  • Student Join and Register: $395
  • Student Renew and Register: $395
  • Nonmember: $720

Join and Register

NANN is the only nonprofit neonatal nursing organization that exists solely to support the professional needs of neonatal nurses throughout their careers. And conference time is the best time to join NANN as new members save $155 on their conference registration fee. Not yet a NANN member? Join and register when conference registration opens at

NANN is the only nonprofit neonatal nursing organization that exists solely to support the professional needs of neonatal nurses throughout their careers. And conference time is the best time to join NANN as new members save $155 on their conference registration fee. Not yet a NANN member? Join and register when conference registration opens at

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