15th Annual AirBorne Neonatal & Pediatric Transport Conference

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15th Annual 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.

2017 Preconference Sessions & Focused Topics 

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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Our 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.

May 10th, 2017

Wednesday: Preconference Sessions & Registration

10:00am – 12:30pm: Registration opens for preconference sessions only

1:00pm – 6:00pm: S.T.A.B.L.E Cardiac Learner Course

1:00pm – 5:00pm: HFV & Nitric Oxide Workshop

1:00pm – 5:00pm: Fun with Procedures: A Lab Practicum with Hands-On

1:30pm – 7:30pm: Registration opens for General Session

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Welcome Party in Exhibit Hall

May 11th, 2017

Thursday: General Session

7:00am – 8:00am: Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00am – 12:00pm: Main Conference General Session

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch in Exhibit Hall

1:00pm – 5:00pm: Main Conference General Session

6:00pm – 10:00pm: Offsite BBQ and Casino Night (transportation provided)

May 12th, 2017

Friday: General Session

7:00am – 8:00am: Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

8:00am – 11:30am: Main Conference General Session

11:30am – 12:00pm: Closing Comments/Winner of Poster Presentation

Conference Adjourns

Faculty & Speakers

Brian Darling, MD

Medical Director

Pediatrix Medical Group of Mississippi

Julian Eason, MD

Department Chair Neonatology

Al Corniche Hospital, UAE

Howard Heiman, MD, FAAP

Medical Director, Neonatal ICU

Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York

Robert Holcomb, MD, FAAP

Director of Neonatal Transport Service, HCA Midwest

Thomas Lancaster, MD

Medical Director, NICU, Research Medical Center

Medical Director, Neonatal Hypothermia Program, HCA Midwest Division

Michael Meyer, MD

Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Critical Care

Medical College of Wisconsin

Donald M. Null Jr., MD, FAAP

Director of Newborn ICU

University of California Davis

Howard Stein, MD

Medical Director, Neonatology and Pediatric Cardiologist

Toledo Children’s Hospital

Webra Price-Douglas, PhD, CRNP, IBCLC (Faculty Advisor)

Coordinator, Maryland Regional Neonatal Transport Program

University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins

Kirsten Johnson-Moore, RN, MSN, PHRN

Healthcare Consultant

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