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Keynote Speakers

We’re thrilled to introduce the keynote speakers for NANN’s 34th Annual Conference!

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

Cristina Carballo-Perelman, MD
Neonatologist, Author

There are several factors that affect how nurses navigate through their careers: a still higher percentage that are women; the education required and the perception of this profession by others in healthcare; the corporate “takeover” of medicine and the “new” corporate norm.




Janelle AbyGeneral 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 Hopsital

Amid the rapid expansion of technology in medicine, physical assessments can seem old-fashioned and even useless.  Why bother looking at or listening to the baby when there are multiple tests or studies that can be ordered?  This session will focus on the benefits of a careful physical assessment and will highlight some specific physical findings that could dramatically alter management decisions.




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