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Register by July 30 to Receive a 37th Annual Conference SWAG Box!


At a time when pandemic cases are once again on the rise, NANN’s Annual Conference is back for another virtual experience, and it’s time to secure your spot! From September 13-15, 2021, join your neonatal peers for 3 days full of the very latest clinical education and new safe and affordable networking opportunities. Similar to last year’s conference, registrants will be able to view sessions live or on-demand through February 1, 2022. Attend all sessions and you’ll be eligible for more than 40 hours of CNE. Apply some to your 2021 education requirements and some to 2022!

Neonatal Nursing Education That's Second to None!

We're thrilled to announce our annual conference keynote speakers:

Opening General Session
What’s New in Neonatology and Where Are We Headed?
Michael Narvey, MD FRCPC FAAP
Explore current and exciting practices in the field and then look to the future to see what’s on the horizon with Dr. Narvey, a neonatologist and social media provider of medical information in neonatology. Prepare yourself for controversial topics, such as the artificial placenta, simulated amniotic fluid incubators, and stem cell therapy for bronchopulmonary displaysia. Dr. Narvey will provide clarity on these topics and others as he examines the available evidence.

Second General Session
COVID-19 in Pregnant Women and Neonates: What We Know of the Epidemiology, How to Treat and Prevent
Pablo Sanchez, MD
The COVID-19 virus and pandemic changed life as we knew it in 2020, causing the world to shut down in order to decrease the devastating effects of illness on the population from the virus. Though the spread has slowed, this virus is still with us. Dr. Sanchez will discuss the latest information on the epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of COVID-19 in pregnant women, fetuses, and neonates including vaccine safety in this population.

Closing General Session
In Case of Emergency: A Filmmaker Witnesses Our World
Carolyn Jones
Carolyn Jones, the author and filmmaker behind The American Nurse Project and Defining Hope, spent over 10 years documenting the work of nurses across the country, a journey that led her to conclude that “without them, we don’t stand a chance.” In this session, she will share excerpts and stories from her book The American Nurse and her three documentary films, shedding light on some of the biggest healthcare challenges facing Americans today—including the opioid crisis, gun violence, behavioral health, and lack of insurance—and the ways in which nurses are able to tackle them head on.

The Most Important Advanced Practice Topics Await You at NANN’s Conference

NANNP’s APRN Summit offers additional educational content on advanced neonatal nursing care, specifically tailored to neonatal nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists. Be sure to add the Summit to your registration to experience the following sessions:

Indigenous Populations and Healthcare Disparities
Stacey Dawson, PhD MSN CNM
Stacey Dawson serves as the women’s health consultant and advanced practice nurse consultant with Indian Health Service Headquarters. She will navigate attendees through
Discover the healthcare disparities faced by American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) peoples, the various barriers faced in addressing social determinants of health, and innovative strategies to eliminate these inequalities in this population. This session will be presented by Stacey Dawson, the women’s health consultant and advanced practice nurse consultant with Indian Health Service Headquarters.

Foundational Documents for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Bobby Bellflower, DNSc NNP-BC FAANP

Nursing education will change dramatically in the next 2 years. NANNP members and neonatal faculty must understand the changes that will occur. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Essentials for Professional Nursing Education and the National Task Force Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Education will serve as the foundational documents for the changes in education that will prepare nurses at all professional practice levels.

Transition to Practice Program for New Graduate Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
Linda McCarney, MSN APRN NNP-BC
APRN practice transition programs (PTPs) are a newer phenomenon, and emerging literature describes some benefits of structured, comprehensive programs including recruitment and retention. In this session, presenters will explain the development, implementation, and outcomes of an accredited 12-month fellowship for new graduate NNPs.

View the schedule and register today!

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