March 3 – 6, 2019

Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology are conducting this conference. This program is supported in part by the Project # T79 MC00023 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Department of Health & Human Services. Deadline for registration is Monday, Feb. 22, 2019.

Needs and Target Audience

Due to changes in neonatal nutrition management, healthcare professionals who provide care to high-risk infants need to have up-to-date continuing education. The interdisciplinary approach of this conference will address the needs of pediatricians, neonatologists, neonatal nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and others.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define basic nutritional requirements for neonatal growth,
  • Describe specific nutritional problems faced by low birthweight and premature infants,
  • Identify approaches to addressing the nutritional concerns for premature infants after hospital discharge, and
  • Describe the importance of increasing the incidence and duration of breastfeeding.

Educational Objectives

Lectures · Workshops · Course Syllabus · Pre- and Post-Test

Evaluation

Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited by Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Children’s hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This live activity has been designated by Texas Children’s Hospital for 1 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Continuing Professional Education

Baylor College of Medicine (BA001) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs), and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 18 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program.

Continuing Nursing Education

This activity has been submitted to the Texas Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Texas Nurses Association – Approver is accredited with distinction as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity has been jointly provided by Baylor College of Medicine collaboratively with Texas Children’s Hospital.

General Information

Enrollment for this course is limited. Registration for the four-day program is $325 for physicians and $275 for allied health professionals. The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Suites Houston Near The Galleria, which is within walking distance of the shopping district.

Fee Registration and Confirmation Information

Refer to the registration form for the fee schedule. Your registration will not be processed until payment is received. Your registration will be confirmed. If you have not received written confirmation before your scheduled date of departure for the program, immediately contact Deborah Stewart or the Neonatology Section at (832) 826-1330. If you plan to register on-site, contact the Neonatology Section at least 24 hours in advance to confirm program status and space availability. The Neonatology Section reserves the right to limit the number of participants in the program and will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available. Payment must be made in U.S. funds, payable to Baylor College of Medicine. Continental breakfast, breaks, and a course syllabus are included in the registration fee. In consideration for all, we request that no children be brought to the meeting rooms.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Neonatology Section must receive written notification of a cancellation or refund request postmarked no later than 10 business days prior to the scheduled program date. A $50 fee will be deducted from the registration fee paid to cover processing charges. Late requests will not be processed. The Neonatology Section reserves the right to conduct its courses based on a minimum enrollment and to cancel courses not less than 10 business days prior to the scheduled program date if low enrollment or other circumstances make it necessary. In the case of program cancellation, registrants will be notified at the contact number indicated on the registration form, followed by written notification, and registration fees will be refunded in full. However, the Neonatology Section will not be responsible for any other costs incurred such as airline, car rental, or hotel charges, including penalties.