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27th Annual Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference

Live Virtual Learning

March 05, 2021 to March 07, 2021

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27th Annual Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference
Friday, March 5 - Sunday, March 7, 2021

This is the 27th annual conference presented by the California Association of Neonatologists (CAN) and the AAP District IX Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Pediatrics. Internationally recognized speakers will present important clinical topics relating to the early management of infants born at the limits of viability with extremely low weight at birth.

Target Audience

Neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners.

CAN Abstract Submissions

The 27th Annual Cool Topics in Neonatology will be hosting the Cool Topics in Neonatology Virtual Poster session. The approved posters will be available prior to the conference and will be accessible to all registrants for up to 3 weeks following the conference. Registration in the Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference is required to submit a poster.

Neonatal fellows, faculty, and individuals or teams engaged in improving the quality of newborn care are welcome to submit an abtract. We encourage the submission of abstracts which are of general interest to neonatologists. In addition, abstracts which report team-based quality improvement projects are also accepted. Work may have been presented in other academic settings, but should not have been published before the date of the presentation.

Instructions

A link to upload the CAN abstract will be available soon. Please check back in the coming weeks.

Please submit the abstract on, or before, Monday, January 11, 2021. A review process will be completed. Acceptance decisions will be released by Monday, February 15, 2021. A handful of abstracts will be chosen to present during the symposium. Authors selected for this additional presentation will be notified by Friday, February 19, 2021.

The suggested structure of the abstract should be less than 400 words, fit a single page with the title, author information, introduction, methods, and results. The presenting author should be identified with an asterisk (*).

Quality improvement projects should follow either Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) guidelines with background, objective, design, setting, patients, intervention, measurements, results, limitations and conclusions as suggested headings. Alternatively, the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) learning fair structure with background, smart aim, setting, mechanisms, drivers of change, methods, measures, results, discussion, and team acknowledgement will also be accepted.

*Note: Submitting an abstract does not include registration for the Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference.

Neonatology Fellows’ Workshop 2021
Thursday, March 4, 2021: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Section on Perinatal Pediatrics District IX and the California Association of Neonatologists are pleased to sponsor the 17th Annual Workshop for California Neonatology Fellows titled Life After Fellowship: Exploring Career Opportunities and Practical Considerations for New Neonatologists. The workshop is designed to provide neonatology fellows and new neonatologists with the information that they will need to make career choices for practicing neonatology as well as exploring the non-clinical elements of practice, including different practice models, the business of neonatology, finding a job, work/life balance and personal wellness, women in neonatology, practical financial planning, professionalism and conflict resolution in the workplace.

The workshop will emphasize small group participation and discussion. An expert faculty will conduct this workshop. Enrollment is open to all neonatology fellows in California, but will be limited to 30 participants. New neonatologists within two years of completing their fellowship are welcome to attend if space is available. Pre-registration is required.

2021 CPQCC Improvement Palooza
Advancing Anti-Racism in the NICU Through Teamwork and Family Centeredness
Friday, March 5, 2021: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

CPQCC’s Second Annual Improvement Palooza is designed to help teams understand how racism impacts NICU teams, patients, and families and identify concrete solutions to address these challenges using quality improvement principles. Held in conjunction with the 2021 Cool Topics in Neonatology Meeting, CPQCC’s 2021 Improvement Palooza is a can’t miss event that will help kickstart your NICU’s journey towards anti-racism.

Target Audience

The California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC) workshop is geared toward multidisciplinary teams of caregivers from neonatal units that include: neonatologists, pediatricians, neonatal nurse practitioners, registered nurses with ancillary staff, as well as hospital risk management and quality improvement specialists who can implement change in the management of the topics presented.

Neonatology Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Virtual Workshop
Non-CME Workshop
Sunday, March 7, 2021: 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Co-Chairs
Jae Kim, MD, PhD
Director, Division of Neonatology
Perinatal Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Jennifer Shepherd, MD
Associate Medical Director, Fetal and Neonatal Institute, Division of Neonatology
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Department of Pediatrics
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA.

This workshop is designed to promote neonatology point-of-care ultrasound utilizing a virtual didactic and observational format. The workshop is aimed at increasing the adoption of these emerging practices in neonatology and facilitating the foundational basis for new and intermediate learners to acquire or improve ultrasound skills. It will include didactic lectures covering the basics of ultrasound, cardiac views, non-cardiac views, and clinical applications/scenarios. Virtual skills learning will be offered at teaching stations addressing cardiac, non-cardiac and clinical applications. An ample number of instructors and manikins will be present in breakout sessions to provide a solid practical experience for participants.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS SEPARATE FROM THE COOL TOPICS IN NEONATOLOGY MEETING.

Space is limited to 40 participants and enrollments will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Attendees will receive a separate confirmation for the workshop. Open to Cool Topics attendees only.

Enrollment

Offered Entirely Remotely!

The 27th Annual Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference will be available through a virtual meeting web platform. All registrants will have the opportunity to participate live in the Cool Topics in Neonatology meeting and view the recorded sessions for up to 3 weeks following the conference. Each registrant will receive a virtual meeting link along with the password to access the virtual conference.

[ Click here to register ] - for Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference and/or CPQCC.

[ Click here to register ] - for Neonatology Fellows' Workshop. Space is limited to 30 participants and applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

[ Click here to register ] - for Neonatology Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Virtual Workshop. Space is limited to 40 participants and applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Open to Cool Topics attendees only.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Cool Topics in Neonatology
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By Phone

Call (310) 794-2620 and enroll by phone using your MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover Card.

By Fax

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

Course Fees

Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference

  • CAN Member: $150
  • Non-CAN Member: $250 (includes 1 year membership in CAN)
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant: $100 (includes 1 year membership in CAN)
  • Nurses, Respiratory Therapists or Other NICU Staff: $75
  • Fellows/Residents: $50

CPQCC Workshop

  • Individual with Site Team: $50
  • Individual: $75

Fellows' Workshop (Limit of 30 Spaces)

  • No enrollment fee

Neonatology Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Workshop - (No Refunds & Limit of 40 Spaces)

  • Individual: $15

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Wednesday, February 3, 2021 and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be given after that date. If for any reason the course must be cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.

No refunds will be offered for the POCUS workshop.

Cool Topics Faculty

Course Chair
Robert A. Kahle, MD, FAAP
Regional Medical Director
Women’s and Children’s Services
Dignity Health Sacramento
Sacramento, California

Faculty
Martin Blakey, MD, MS
Professor of Pediatric Surgery
Department of Pediatric Surgery, VUMC
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

William Benitz, MD
Neonatal/Perinatology
Neonatal Infections
Neonatal Respiratory Failure & Lung Development
Chief of Neonatology
Stanford University
Packard Children’s Hospital
Palo Alto, California

Andrew Combs, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist
The MEDNAX Center for Research, Education, Quality & Safety
San Jose, California

Alexis Davis, MD, MS Epi
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Palo Alto, California

Jonathan M. Klein, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Medical Director University of Iowa
Stead Family Children’s Hospital NICU
Iowa City, Iowa

Patrick McNamara, MB, BCh
Neonatology Division Director Professor
Professor
University of Iowa
Stead Family Children’s Hospital
Iowa City, Iowa

Bobbi Pineda, PhD, OTR/L, CNT
Assistant Professor
Chan Division of Occupational
Science and Occupational Therapy
Keck School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Los Angeles, California

Brenda Poindexter, MD, MS, FAAP
Chief, Division of Neonatology
Emory University and Children’s
Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Talkad S. Raghuveer, MD
Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Kansas School of Medicine at Wichita
Neonatologist, Pediatrix Medical Group of KS
Wesley Medical Center
Wichita, Kansas

Rangasamy Ramanathan, MBBS, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director Neonatal
Perinatal Medicine Fellowship
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Elizabeth Rogers, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Chief Experience Officer, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Intensive Care Nursery ROOTS Small Baby Program
UCSF – Benioff Children’s Hospital
San Francisco, California

Georg M. Schmölzer, MD, PhD
Neonatologist, Northern Alberta Neonatal Program
AHS Heart and Stroke Foundation
Professor in Neonatal Resuscitation
University of Alberta
Director, CSAR
Centre for the Studies of Asphyxia and Resuscitation
Royal Alexandra Hospital
Edmonton, Alberta

Annabelle De St. Maurice, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital
Ronald Reagan Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Annemarie Stroustrup, MD, MPH
System Chief of Neonatology
Vice President and Director
Neonatal Services
Cohen Children’s Medical Center Northwell   Health
New Hyde Park, New York

CAN Moderators
Marian M. Adams, MD
Secretary-Treasurer
District IX Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Marian Regional Medical Center
Santa Maria, California

Fayez Bany-Mohammed, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Program Director, Neonatal- Perinatal Medicine Fellowship
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Irvine, California

Kara L. Calkins, MD
Neonatologist
Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

John Cleary, MD
Neonatologist
Neonatal/ Perinatal Medicine
CHOC Children’s Hospital
Orange, California

Meera N. Sankar MD
Secretary, California Association of Neonatologists (CAN)
Clinical Associate Professor
Division of Neonatology/Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California

Thomas K. Shimotake, MD, FAAP
Vice-President/President-elect California Associaton of Neonatologists
Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Neonatal- Perinatal Medicine Fellowship
Co-Director Neuro-Intensive Care Nursery
William H. Tooley Intensive Care Nursery
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
San Francisco, California
 

 

 

CPQCC Faculty

Pam Aron-Johnson, RN
Patient Safety & Quality OB/NICU
University of California Irvine Medical Center
Irvine, California

Dilip R. Bhatt MD, FAAP, FACC, FACMQ
Neonatologist & Pediatric Cardiologist
Past District IX Chair for SONPM
Past CAN President
Kaiser Permanente, Fontana
Fontana, California

Courtney Breault, RN, MS
Associate Director
Quality at California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC)
Division of Neonatal & Developmental Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California

Mark Burns
NICU Family
San Francisco, California

Sofie De Nardi, MD
Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Carmichael, California

Laura Dennis, RD, MAS
Mercy San Juan Medical Center – NICU
Carmichael, California

Cloteal Franklin
NICU Family
San Francisco, California

Cristina Gamboa, MD
Director of Ambulatory Women’s Health Services
Department of OB-GYN
Salud Para La Gente
Watsonville, California

Carolyn Getman, MD
Medical Director
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Carmichael, California

Jeff Gould, MD, MPH
CEO & Co-Founder of California
Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC)
Palo Alto, California

Rachel R. Hardeman, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Blue Cross Endowed Professor in Health & Racial Equity
2020-21 to 2022-2023 McKnight Presidential Fellow
Division of Health Policy and Management
University of MinnesotaSchool of Public Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Alexandra Iacob, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Loma Linda University
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California

Jenne’ Johns, MPH
President and Founder Once Upon a Preemie Academy

Robin Koeppel, DNP, CNS
University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Irvine, California

Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD, MS, MPH
Associate Professor, Pediatrics & Preventive Medicine
USC Keck School of Medicine
Section Head, Epidemiology & Outcomes, Fetal & Neonatal Institute
Division of Neonatology
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Tamorah Lewis, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Divisions of Neonatology & Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
UMKC School of Medicine
Kansas City, Missouri

Necole McRae
Founder, CEO Free2Read- Education Recovery Services
Sacramento, California

Amber McZeal, MA
EvolutionMuse Healing Arts
Sacred Scholarship and Liberation Arts Praxis

Marina Persoglia Bell, MA
Interpreter Services, Manager
LPCH Interpreter Services Stanford Children’s Health
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford
Palo Alto, California

Carmin Powell, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine
Co-Director, LEAD Program at Stanford Medicine
Site Director, Chair Pediatric Department, Watsonville
Community Hospital
Watsonville, California

Jochen Profit, MD, MPH
Chief Quality Officer, CPQCC
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology) at the Lucile Salter
Packard Children’s Hospital Pediatrics – Neonatal & Developmental Medicine
Palo Alto, California

Rangasamy Ramanathan, MBBS, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division Chief, Neonatal Medicine
LAC+USC Medical Center
Director, NPM Fellowship Program and NICU
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Ashley Randolph
Author “Black, Pregnant, and Shamed”
President of Glo Preemies
Director of Alliance for Black NICU Families
Chief Editor of Glo Preemies Magazine
Advisory Board Member to CPQCC
Sacramento, California

Nirupa Reddy, MD
Neonatal Hospitalist
Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fontana
Kaiser Foundation Hospital Ontario Medical Center
Fontana, California

Elizabeth Rogers, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Chief Experience Officer, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Intensive Care Nursery ROOTS Small Baby Program
UCSF - Benioff Children’s Hospital
San Francisco, California

V. Reinaldo Ruiz, MD, FACOG
(Retired) Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Former Chair of the Perinatal QIC
Department of OB/GYN
Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fontana
Fontana, California

Gale Schmaltz, NNP
Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Carmichael, California

Sunjeeve Weerasinghe, MSN, NNP-BC, CNS
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center NICU
Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital NICU
Fontana, California
 

 

Neonatology Fellows’ Workshop Faculty

Program Director
Rangasamy Ramanathan, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division Chief, Neonatal Medicine
LAC+USC Medical Center
Director, NPM Fellowship Program and NICU
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Program Committee
Christine Bixby, MD
Attending Neonatologist
Medical Director, Lactation Services
CHOC Children’s Hospital
Orange, California

Soina K. Dargan, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Neonatal Resuscitation and Simulation
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology & Hospital Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Torrance, California

Adrian Lavery, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, California

Virender Rehan, MD
Professor and Chief
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training Program
Co-Director Perinatal Research Center
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Torrance, California

Delene Richburg, MD
Attending Neonatologist
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, California

Meera N. Sankar, MD
Secretary, California Association of Neonatologists (CAN)
Clinical Associate Professor
Division of Neonatology/Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine

Fiona Wertheimer, DO
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Normal Nursery
LAC+USC Medical Center
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

 

 

2021 CPQCC Improvement Palooza
Advancing Anti-Racism in the NICU Through Teamwork and Family Centeredness

Friday, March 5, 2021

8:00 AM
(PST)

Welcome
Elizabeth Rogers, MD
8:15 Practicing Anti-Racism to Improve Outcomes for Black Infants
Carmin Powell, MD, Rachel R. Hardeman, PhD, MPH & Tamorah Lewis, MD, PhD
9:25 How to Build and Make the Most of Your QI Team: CPQCC Leadership
9:55 Break
10:05 NICU Partnerships: Respect, Trust & Collaboration
Moderator: Ashley Randolph
Jochen Profit, MD, MPH, Necole McRae, & Jenne’ Johns, MPH
11:15 How to Use the CPQCC Health Equity Dashboard to Advance Equity in your NICU
Center Work with PQIP Ambassadors
12:00 Lunch (team lunch with personal reflection)
1:00 Access, Equity and the California Latinx Experience
Cristina Gamboa, MD, Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD, MS, MPH & Marina Persoglia Bell, MA
2:00 Brave Spaces: Restoring Right Relationships
Amber McZeal, MA & Elizabeth Rogers, MD, Cloteal Franklin & Mark Burns
2:45 Break
2:55 QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SUCCESSES FROM CPQCC MEMBERS

  • Mother And Baby Substance Exposure Initiative (MBSEI) Collaborative: UC Irvine
    Pam Aron-Johnson, RN, Robin Koeppel, DNP, CNS & Alexandra Iacob, MD

  • Reducing Hypothermia in ELBW Infants: Kaiser Permanente Fontana
    Dilip R. Bhatt MD, FAAP, FACC, FACMQ, Rangasamy Ramanathan, MD,
    Nirupa Reddy, MD, V. Reinaldo Ruiz, MD, FACOG & Sunjeeve Weerasinghe, MSN, NNP-BC, CNS

  • Grow, Babies, Grow: Mercy San Juan Medical Center
    Laura Dennis, RD, MAS, Carolyn Getman, MD, Sofie De Nardi, MD & Gale Schmaltz, NNP
3:50 Closing Remarks
4:00 Adjourn

27th Annual Cool Topics in Neonatology

Evening Schedule: Friday, March 5, 2021
5:00 PM          
(PST)
KEYNOTE LECTURE:
NICU Care in the Midst of a Pandemic: The Impact of Covid 19 on the NICU: Staff, Patient and Family Perspectives

Annemarie Stroustrup, MD, MPH
6:00 Virtual Poster Session and Presentation of the David Wirtschafter Award
Selected abstracts will be presented to the audience. Instructions to view the submitted posters will be provided to all registrants
7:00 Adjourn
Saturday, March 6, 2021
7:15 AM
(PST)
Sign-In & Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall
SESSION 1: FETAL MANAGEMENT
Moderator: Robert A. Kahle, MD, FAAP
8:00 Management of the High-Risk Pregnancy at the Threshold of Viability: PPROM, IUGR, PIH
Andrew Combs, MD
8:40 The Prenatal Consult at the Threshold of Viability: Clinical and Parental Perspective
Alexis Davis, MD, MS Epi
9:40 Panel Discussion
10:00 Break & Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall
SESSION 2: PULMONARY
Moderator: Fayez Bany-Mohammed, MD
10:20 Delivery Room Management of the ELBW Infant
Georg Schmölzer, MD
11:00 Respiratory Management from Birth to Discharge of the Periviable Infant at 22 to 23 Weeks Gestation: First Intention High Frequency Jet Ventilation
Jonathan Klein, MD
11:40 Panel Discussion
12:10 Lunch/Business Meeting
SESSION 3: CARDIOVASCULAR
Moderators: John Cleary, MD, Meera Sankar, MD
1:15 Cardiovascular Support of the ELBW: BP Management, Assessing Cardiac Function, Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography
Patrick McNamara, MD
1:55 PDA: To Treat or Not to Treat: When and How?
William Benitz, MD
2:35 Break & Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall
2:55 Pulmonary Hypoplasia and Pulmonary Hypertension: iNO in the ELBW Infant
Rangasamy Ramanathan, MD
3:35 Panel Discussion
SESSION 4: FLUID AND NUTRITION
Moderators: Marian M. Adams, MD
4:00 Early and Late Onset Neonatal Sepsis: Opportunities for Antibiotic Stewardship
Annabelle De St. Maurice, MD, MPH
4:40 Discussion
5:00 Adjourn
Sunday, March 7, 2021
7:15 AM
(PST)
Sign-In & Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall
SESSION 5: NEUROLOGY
Moderator: Tom Shimotake, MD
8:00 Neuroprotection: Prevention of Intraventricular Hemorrhage in the ELBW Infant
Elizabeth Rogers, MD
8:40 Optimizing the NICU Environment for the ELBW Infant
Bobbi Pineda, PhD, OTR/L
9:20 Strategies for the Prevention of Retinopathy of Prematurity
Talkad S. Raghuveer, MD
10:00 Panel Discussion
10:20 Break & Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall
SESSION 6: INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Moderator: Kara L. Calkins, MD
10:40 Fluid and Nutrition Management of the ELBW Infant
Brenda Poindexter, MD, MS, FAAP
11:20 NEC/SIP: The NEST Trial
Marty Blakey, MD
12:00 Panel Discussion
12:20 Adjourn

27th Annual Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Manage high-risk pregnancies with the potential of delivery at the threshold of viability
  • Provide a consistent approach to parents during the prenatal consult using most recent outcome data on the likelihood of potential mortality and morbidity
  • Identify best practices with regards to the early management of the ELBW infant from a pulmonary, cardiovascular, fluid electrolyte and nutrition and neurologic basis
  • Implement best practices with regards to the evaluation of ELBW for early and late onset infections and the appropriate use of antibiotics

2021 CPQCC Improvement Palooza

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify strategies to build anti-racism in the NICU
  • Identify behaviors and actions to address racism in the NICU
  • Describe strategies to bring families into the teamwork in the NICU
  • Identify opportunities to support the Latinx patients in the NICU
  • Identify QI strategies to utilize while addressing anti-racism in the NICU

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

27th Annual Cool Topics in Neonatology Conference

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2021 CPQCC Improvement Palooza

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credits

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the AMA for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.

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