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15th Annual AirBorne Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Conference

International Biomedical is hosting its 15th Annual AirBorne Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Conference in Austin, Texas on May 10-12, 2017. This conference allows transport professionals to learn new techniques and the latest advances in neonatal and pediatric transport from experts in their field and by interacting with other teams from across the US, Canada, and around the world.

Austin, the state capital, is known for its easygoing attitude, musical talent, cultural scene, and friendly atmosphere. In keeping with this casual and playful spirit, we have incorporated fun networking dinners.

*NEW THIS YEAR: Poster Presentation – SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

We are excited to be adding our first poster presentation to the 2017 conference! We will be accepting abstracts related to any aspect of neonatal and/or pediatric transport care. For more information and to register to participate please download the poster presentation brochure. Space is limited.

*NEW THIS YEAR: Tiny Transport Photo Contest

Join us as we celebrate neonatal transport by participating in our first ever Tiny Transport photo contest held during the AirBorne Transport Conference. Participants have the chance to win one complimentary registration to the 2018 AirBorne Transport Conference and the chance for their photo to be considered for use on the cover of a future conference syllabus or “Save the Date” postcard.

Wednesday Night Welcome Party

Please join us for a welcome party in the exhibit hall to preview the vendors, meet up with your old friends and get to know some new friends. Dinner and adult beverages will be provided at the welcome party as we kick off the conference!

Thursday BBQ & Casino Night

Enjoy a leisurely bus ride through the beautiful Texas hill country to the Creekside Pavilion for a fun night of networking with casino games, dancing to a great DJ, spirits, and some great Texas BBQ!

Announcing the 2017 Topics: 

  • Transport of Infant with Cardiac Arrhythmia – Howard Stein, MD
  • Challenges & Emergencies During Transport – Robert Holcomb, MD, FAAP
  • Pediatric Resuscitation and Specialty Transport, Updated for 2017 – Michael Meyer, MD
  • Synchrony and Non-Invasive Ventilation – Howard Stein, MD
  • Transport of Critically Ill Late Preterm and Term Infants with High-Frequency Ventilation – Donald Null Jr., MD, FAAP
  • Aeromedical Transport Physiology…Shake, Shout, Bake, Pop, & Cool – Howard Heiman, MD, FAAP
  • Hypothermia on Neonatal Transport,  Updated for 2017 – Thomas Lancaster, MD
  • Effective Team Building in Healthcare – Kristen Johnson – Moore, RNC, MSN
  • Developing Neonatal Transport Services in Abu Dhabi – Julian Eason, MD
  • Journey to Value-Based Care: Is Pediatric Transport Ready for the Ride? – Robert Insoft, MD, FAAP

Preconference Sessions for 2017:

S.T.A.B.L.E. Cardiac Module Learner Course

This learner course, taught by Howard Stein, MD, provides general guidelines for the assessment and stabilization of neonates with suspected congenital heart disease (CHD). In completing this module, the learner will gain an increased understanding of the following concepts: The physical assessment and differential diagnosis of neonates with suspected CHD, the anatomic features, clinical presentation, initial stabilization of neonates with CHD, and the modifications in the S.T.A.B.L.E. guidelines that are necessary when caring for neonates with CHD.

HFV & Nitric Oxide Workshop

Maintaining protective lung strategies during transport is a primary concern. This workshop provides hands-on experience troubleshooting, describing set-up, and identifying key components in delivering high-frequency ventilation with nitric oxide during transport.This session is designed for neonatologists, intensivists, respiratory therapists, neonatal nurse practitioners, and advanced practice nurses who routinely deliver high-frequency ventilation with nitric oxide on transport.

Fun with Procedures: A Lab Practicum with Hands on Experience

Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practice, this procedure lab allows attendees to expand their knowledge and skills with difficult intubation techniques, placement of intraosseous needles, chest tube placement, and modalities employed in the treatment of various cardiac dysrhythmias. This session is intended for neonatal nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, transport nurses, and nursing faculty seeking to enhance their knowledge in the performance of chest tube placement, thoracentesis, pericardiocentesis, and intraosseous placement.

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