Change is constant of both the NICU and our work here at the Academy. We are always searching to find new ways to improve our educational content and to make our offerings more interesting and useful to you, our members. Now, we take great pleasure in introducing Shirley Brott, RN, BSN, MEd, as the new editor of the “News of the Academy of Neonatal Nursing.”
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The Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education (FNRE), supported by The Academy of Neonatal Nursing, is a nonprofit organization that offers grants and scholarships for neonatal nurses to advance their practice through research, evaluation of patient outcomes, and education. FNRE is dependent on support from donations and welcomes contributions from individuals, families, and corporations. Donations are also accepted to memorial funds. Please think of the FNRE when considering contributions this holiday season. More information and contribution forms can be found at www.inurse.com/fnre. Thank you!
Make your plans now for the 7th National Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurses Conference to secure the best rates and discounts, The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco, March 17–20, 2010. Our conference coordinators have organized an outstanding lineup of speakers and the venue is one of the best in San Francisco! A sample of some of the sessions offered includes “Advanced Nursing Education: What You Need to Know—DNP or Not?”; “Intestinal and Liver Transplantation in Infants and Children: State of the Art”; “Implementation of Cerebral Cooling for Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy”; “Health Care Provider Work Schedules, Sleep Deprivation, and Patient Safety”; and “Life in the Gray Zone: Moral, Ethical, and Clinical Challenges in Caring for Infants on the Edge of Viability.” Gregory M. Enns, MB, ChB, associate professor at Stanford School of Medicine, and certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics in clinical genetics, and biochemical genetics will present the latest findings on neonatal metabolic disorders and newborn screening. Dr. Enns’ research interests include novel means of diagnosing and treating mitochondrial disorders, with emphasis on antioxidant therapy, lysosomal disorders, and newborn screening by tandem mass spectrometry. His current pursuits include the analysis of glutathione and antioxidant status in patients who have mitochondrial disorders.
There is still limited space available for the 4th National Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurses Conference at the Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii. Internationally recognized guest speakers will share their latest findings on a wide range of current neonatal topics, while the afternoons will be free for participants to enjoy the splendors of beautiful Hawaii. Academy members will receive a discount on conference tuition. Save more by recruiting a member!
Nurses who attended the 9th National conference in Phoenix had this to say:
“Thank you for one of the best conference I have ever attended (I am old and have attended many!). I am already considering a project and poster for next year! Keep up the good work—patients need nurses to have such good resources!”
Neonatal nurses hold the future of the health of our world in their hands every day in the NICU. On September 15, take some time to acknowledge that special neonatal nurse… you! Thank you for all your wonderful nursing care and for being a part of ANN.
Upon of the retirement of Charles Rait, RN, MSEd, PNC, Debbie Fraser Askin, RNC, MS, has agreed to work with ANN’s Executive Committee to move the Academy forward. Ms. Askin’s connection to the journal, as well as her clinical practice position at St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, and teaching position at the University of Manitoba, give her a strong background in education with application to clinical practice.
Come join us this spring in Boston, Massachusetts, for the 6th National Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurses Conference at the Westin Boston Waterfront, April 3–5, 2009. The Westin is just three miles from Logan International Airport. The Westin is not only convenient for those coming from out of town, it is a beautiful hotel loaded with amenities and located close to Boston’s historical landmarks, shopping, and restaurants.
This year’s conference lineup is definitely one of our best yet! Just a sampling of evidence-based topics and discussions includes “Proteomics: The Future of Neonatal- Perinatal Medicine,” “Boggy Baby Syndrome,” “Mortality and Morbidity Related to Multiple Births,” and “Cytokines: What Are They and What Do They Do?” Earn an additional 2.5 continuing education credits by signing up for the lunch and breakfast symposiums. The Friday lunch symposium, “How to Interpret a Cochrane Review,” presented by Sharyn Gibbins, PhD, will address a systematic and meaningful approach to interpretation of evidence. Dr. Gibbins is the head of interdisciplinary research and evidence-based practice at the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre in Ontario, Canada. Saturday’s breakfast symposium, “Workforce Issues for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners,” presented by Margaret Steinbach, RN, MSN, ARNP, vice president of advanced practitioners of the Pediatrix Group in Sunrise, Florida, will tackle workforce issues including benefits, salary, and staffing requirements in the face of a nursing shortage. Purchasing tickets for both together saves you $5.
Through your generous donations, ANN’s contribution of $2,500 to the Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN) enabled two neonatal nurses to attend the 6th International Neonatal Nursing Conference in New Delhi, India, organized by the National Neonatal Forum of India. The recipients of the scholarships are Shobha Nepali and Shela Akbar Ali Hirani. Ms. Nepali is from Nepal and currently is the president of the Nepal Australia Maitri Sangh Association. Ms. Hirani is an instructor at the Aga Khan University School of Nursing in Karachi, Pakistan. According to Ms. Nepali, “I was so excited; it was my first trip to New Dehli, India. At the conference, there was a common feeling among neonatal nurses that their voices were not being heard and they have no influence on budget decisions. I can clearly see the discontent among nurses in developing countries who have advanced skills. Nonetheless, nurses from India have pursued recognition of their rights, as shown by the inauguration of the Indian Association of Neonatal Nurses. During the COINN conference we prioritized the following action points: (1) better nurse education and clinical training, (2) an exchange program for global unity, and (3) research focus on evidence. I am grateful to COINN for providing me with such a great opportunity to attend the 6th International Neonatal Nursing Conference 2007. I refreshed my knowledge and expertise, and I will try my best to share this among the people of Nepal.”