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Conference Central

Early Bird Registration Is Approaching Fast

Have you made the decision to attend the 32nd Annual Educational Conference? Register soon to take advantage of the early bird savings of $100! Hurry, early bird rates end September, 12, 2016. Plus, save an additional $55 when you register in groups of five or more from the same facility.

Registration for the NAS Preconference Session Is Filling Up

It’s time to secure your spot at the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) preconference session! Space is quickly filling up for what promises to be an engaging and interactive session presented in partnership with the Vermont Oxford Network (VON). Together NANN and VON will review the compelling clinical challenges of NAS to promote 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 Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 1–5:30 pm and earn 4.5 CNE hours! As part of the NANN-VON collaboration, NANN members will receive a discount on VON’s Universal NAS Training Program—stay tuned for more details as they become available.

Learn more and register.

Palm Springs Is Calling Your Name!

NANN’s conference excitement is heating up! This year the annual meeting is taking place in beautiful Palm Springs, CA, the perfect setting to relax and recharge.

Imagine sunny skies, palm trees, glorious landscapes, and a lot of yummy dates—the pride of Palm Springs! This is the perfect backdrop to catch up on trending clinical topics and enjoy some time away.

Enjoy yourself both inside and outside the conference—the city has so much to offer!

Dining: Enjoy many different cuisines in signature cafés and exciting new restaurants. The many options will not disappoint even the most discerning foodie!

Shopping: Don't miss out on the vast shops and galleries. Every Thursday evening, the VillageFest street festival, just a quick walk from conference headquarters, delivers the best shopping experience around with more than 200 booths showcasing handcrafted items and live entertainment. And be sure to stop by the seasonal Certified Farmers’ Market on Saturday.

Adventure: Palm Springs is the ultimate desert playground. Tour the city through the skies in a hot air balloon or biplane or by land in a desert all-terrain vehicle excursion. Explore art museums (Palm Springs Art Museum has free admission on Thursday nights!) or check out one of Palm Springs' finest golf courses. Your options are endless!

Visit the Palm Springs Visitors Center for more information on the city of Palm Springs, to see a map, and to find a list of restaurants.

Make your travel plans today.

Congratulations 2016 Small Grants Award Winners!

NANN would like to congratulate the following winners of the Small Grants Program for 2016. The Small Grants Program provides an opportunity for those with little or no research background to work with experienced researchers.

Melinda Colleen Brand, PhD APRN NNP-BC
Texas Children’s Hospital
Pilot Study on the Impact of Unit Design and Shift Assignment on Stress in NICU Nurses

Milena Frazer, RN
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Improving Thermoregulation in Our Low Birth Weight Population in the Golden Hour

Britt Frisk Pados, PhD RN NNP-BC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing
Assessment of the Psychometric Properties of the Neonatal Eating Assessment Tool (Neo-EAT)

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