11th Annual Neonatal Advanced Practice Conference

June 24, 2021

Virtual Conference (Zoom)

This conference combines clinical presentations, as well as reviews of available evidence for current practice strategies related to the anticipation, recognition, assessment, stabilization and acute and long-term care of the neonate.    

A Zoom link to the conference will be provided in advance of the conference.

PDF icon 11th Annual Neonatal Advanced Practice Conference BROCHURE.pdf

    Target Audience

    This conference will be of interest to Neonatologists, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, NICU nurses, and other providers involved in the care of NICU patients.  

    Learning Objectives

    • Discuss the current evidence related to COVID-19 infection and vaccination in pregnancy, the neonatal period, and breastfeeing.
    • Define key terminology relevant to transgender and gender expansive healthcare.
    • Describe limitations in available evidence for the effects of perinatal marijuana use, and current recommendations for clinical care of mothers and newborns with marijuana exposure.
    • Discuss the real evidence behind common vaccine related controversies encountered in the NICU.
    • Describe new care models for the care of opioid exposed newborns.
    • Discuss the physiology and updates in therapy following hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.

    Learner Outcome

    At the conclusion of this event, the participant will report increased knowledge and intent to change practice related to current best-practice and innovative solutions for patient care in the NICU.

    Additional Information

    Course Contact: 
    Diane Gonzales, 720-777-6160 or diane.gonzales@childrenscolorado.org
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 6.25 Attendance
    • 6.25 NCPD
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    06/24/2021 - 8:45am MDT
    Event ends: 
    06/24/2021 - 3:30pm MDT

     8:45 a.m.   Welcome  

     9:00           Update on Neonatal-Perinatal COVID-19    Megan J. Kirkley, MD, MPH  

    10:00          Enhancing Transgender and Gender Expansive Affirming Care Practice    Andrew Miller, MA, LPCC

    11:00          Conundrum of Perinatal Marijuana Use and Breastfeeding   Erica Wymore, MD, MPH

    12:00 p.m. Lunch Break

    12:30          Vaccine Hesitancy in the Age of Dr. Google   Heather Monk-Bodenstab, PharmD

     1:30           Optimizing  the Care of Opioid Exposed Newborns   Sunah Susan Hwang, MD, MPH, PhD

     2:30           Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy - An Update    Robert Dietz, MD, PhD

     3:30           Closing Remarks and Conference Evaluation

     3:45           Adjourn

    Children's Hospital Colorado
    Aurora, CO 80045
    United States
    +1 (720) 777-6160

    Children's Hospital Colorado will host this conference virtually via Zoom.

    Heather Monk Bodenstab, PharmD
    Former Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
    N/IICU, Bone Health and Vaccine Education
    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Adjunct Faculty, Wilkes University School of Pharmacy
    Adjunct Faculty, Thomas Jefferson University School of Pharmacy
    Robert Dietz, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesia
    Section of Neonatology
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Children's Hospital Colorado

    Sunah Susan Hwang, MD, MPH, PhD
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Attending Neonatologist
    Children's Hospital Colorado / University of Colorado Hospital

    Megan J. Kirkley, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Neonatologist, Denver Health Medical Center
    Children's Hospital Colorado
    Andrew Miller, MA, LPCC, (He/Him)
    LGBTQ Education Trainer
    Denver Health LGBTQ Center of Excellence
    Denver Prevention Training Center

    Erica Wymore, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Children's Hospital Colorado

    Continuing Education Credit

    Registration, attendance, and completion of the online evaluation are required for successful completion.  Claim only the hours you attend. A certificate of attendance will be available for printing upon completion of the online evaluation.

    Medical:  Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
    Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nursing: Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This education activity for 6.25 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

    General Attendance:  A general certificate of attendance will be available for all other care providers.

    Available Credit

    • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 6.25 Attendance
    • 6.25 NCPD


    Please login or register to take this course.

    Register for the conference.  Participate as an active learner.  Complete the evaluation to obtain Continuing Education credit.

    Cancellation Policy:  All cancellations must be received in writing at ce@childrenscolorado.org

    The Planning Committee reserves the right to alter the agenda or cancel the conference in the event of an unforeseen circumstance, or if the minimum registration is not attained by June 1, 2021 with a full refund to participants.

    Required Hardware/software

    Internet Connection with Audio and Webcam