Developmental Interventions In Neonatal Care

Venue: Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Location: San Francisco, CA, 94111, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 13, 2010 End Date/Time: Nov 16, 2010
Registration Date: Nov 16, 2010
Early Registration Date: Oct 01, 2010
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Advancements in the care of high-risk newborns continue to create a population of NICU survivors who stay in the newborn intensive care unit during a critical period in the development of their central nervous systems. Evidence shows that the cascade of ongoing stimuli in the NICU significantly affects the maturity and growth of the developing brain.

While scientists appreciate the brain’s vulnerability, they also respect the potential benefits of preventive efforts, such as changes in the NICU environment, parental support and follow-up surveillance of their development. As clinicians, we must continually examine our care for these tiny infants to facilitate resilience and protect their fragile central nervous systems.

The 26th Annual Conference on Developmental Interventions in Neonatal Care will examine the challenges posed by this infant population and provide developmental and behavioral strategies for improving outcomes. A specialized faculty of experienced clinicians and eminent researchers from the fields of medicine, nursing, psychology, education and rehabilitative medicine will discuss the applicability of research findings and appropriate developmental and behavioral strategies during hospitalization and following discharge.

What Makes this Conference a “Must-Attend” Event?

Hot topics such as head cooling, fetal surgery, and post traumatic stress in NICU parents.

Multiple Preconferences highlighting specific developmental intervention practices.

20 Concurrent Sessions covering a variety of topics, allowing you to tailor the conference to meet your own educational needs, special interests and professional goals.

Evidence-based updates showing the benefits of developmental care.

Practical strategies for delivering the most effective developmental care in your setting.

Valuable “tips” that you can apply immediately to ensure quality care in today’s challenging environment.

Opportunities to fine-tune your ability to provide optimum care for the smallest infants.

Case studies to stimulate discussion and collaboration.

A chance to network with dynamic leaders from across the country and from a variety of distinguished institutions.

Time to share ideas and build professional relationships with colleagues from across the nation.

The incomparable setting of San Francisco, a city with endless choices for dining, adventure and dazzling views.

This conference will extend the scope of your professional practice as you interact with colleagues and faculty who can provide new resources for professional support. Sharpen your knowledge of both the art and the science of providing the best care to ensure optimal outcome for infants in the NICU. Prepare to be challenged to learn, to network, to listen, to interact, and to get involved in making a difference in the lives of these fragile infants and their families. See you in November!


5 Embarcadero Center
CA, 94111
United States