Main Conference Agenda*

Thursday, April 12, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception Le Méridien Rooftop
Friday, April 13, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast & Exhibitor Showcase Opening Mecklenburg
7:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Exhibitor Showcase Open

Poster Presentations Viewing
Mecklenburg

Symphony Foyer
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome - NANT 8 Co-Chairs
Sue Ludwig, OTR/L, CNT, NANT Founder & CEO
Chrysty Sturdivant, OTR, CNT, NANT Vice President
Keynote – The JOY of the Job
Jody Urquhart, MDip
Symphony Ballroom
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Neonatal Therapy Science: The Year in Review
Gail Poskey, PhD, OTR
Bobbi Pineda, PhD, OTR/L, CNT
Symphony Ballroom
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break / Exhibitor Showcase Session Mecklenburg
Concurrent Sessions
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Developing, Increasing and Implementing Multidisciplinary Therapy Services in the NICU
Kati Knudsen, PT, MPT, CNT, PCS, DCS, CLE
Stephanie Williams, PT, DPT
Symphony Ballroom
Feeding the Fragile Infant: When Cues are Not Enough
Kathryn Thurston, MS, CCC-SLP, NTMTC, CNT
Ann Marsico, OTR
Symphony Ballroom
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch - All Invited - Presentation by

No Baby Unhugged: The Role You Play and Its Lasting Impact on Infant Development by Media Esser, NNP-BC, APNP, CWN
Carolina Ballroom
Exhibitor Showcase Open

Poster Presentations Viewing

Mastery Circle Lunch - For Mastery Circle Participants

Ignite Lunch - Informational session for all those interested in joining the 2018-2019 Ignite Program- sign up required
Mecklenburg

Symphony Foyer

Governor’s 1-3

Craft City Social
Concurrent Sessions
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Use of the Infant Positioning Assessment Tool with a Positioning Protocol to Improve Developmental Positioning in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Nicole Rudolph, MOTR/L
Symphony Ballroom
The Goldilocks Paradox: Thick or Thin? Which one is “Just Right?” Clinical findings of a pilot study
Jennifer Hendrikse, MS, OTR, CNT, CLC
Jenny Reynolds, MS, CCC-SLP, CNT, CLC
Symphony Ballroom
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break / Exhibitor Showcase Session

Poster Presentations Viewing
Mecklenburg

Symphony Foyer
Concurrent Sessions
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome-Cohort Program: Lessons learned, Lessons to Share
Adele Luxa, OTR/L, CNT
Symphony Ballroom
Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Breastfeeding Difficulties
Amber Valentine, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC
Lillian Scott, MS, CCC-SLP, IBCLC
Symphony Ballroom
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. What lies ahead? Providing Neonatal Therapy for Infants with Emerging Signs of Complex Neurodevelopmental Difficulties
Deanna Gibbs, PhD, MOT, GC Res Meth, BAppSc(OT), CNT
Symphony Ballroom
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. A Night of Celebration - Join other NANT 8 attendees for a fun filled evening of music, raffles, prizes, photos and networking. Sponsored by:
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CJ's Lounge
Lobby Level
End of Day 1
Saturday, April 14, 2018
7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast & Exhibitor Showcase Open Mecklenburg
7:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Exhibitor Showcase Opens

Poster Presentations Viewing
Mecklenburg

Symphony Foyer
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome
Sue Ludwig, OTR/L, CNT, NANT Founder & CEO
Development of the AAP Verification Program for NICU Levels of Care
Pattie Bondurant, DNP, RN
Symphony Ballroom
Concurrent Sessions
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Sensory Based Intervention Guideline for Preterm Infants in the NICU
Bobbi Pineda, PhD, OTR/L, CNT
Joan Smith, PhD, RN, NNP-BC
Symphony Ballroom
How "Connected" are We? The Benefits and Challenges of Social Media in the NICU
Bobbi Greiner, OTD, OTR/L
Gail Poskey, PhD, OTR
Symphony Ballroom
10:30 a.m. – 11:15a.m. Break / Exhibitor Showcase Final Session

Poster Presentations Viewing
Mecklenburg

Symphony Foyer
Concurrent Sessions
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Hydrotherapy: Implementing a program in a Developmental Care NICU
Robyn Wyzinski, PT, DPT
Symphony Ballroom
To view or Not To View: use of VFSS within NICU
Amy Faherty, MS, CCC-SLP
Tiffany Elliott, MS, CCC-SLP, CNT
Symphony Ballroom
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Networking Lunch – All Invited

Mastery Circle Lunch - For Mastery Circle Participants
Carolina

Governor’s 1-3
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Manned Poster Sessions Symphony Foyer
Roundtable Presentations
1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 30 min Facilitating Skin to Skin in the OR
Laene Keith, MA, CCC/SLP, IBCLC

30 min Bridging the Gap in Therapy Services after NICU Discharge
Elizabeth Heiny, Baby Bridge Therapist, OTR/L
Rachel Harris, OT Student


30 min Update On Newborn Skin Care and Bathing Practices
Joanne Kuller, RN, MS

30 min Roundtable Panel
Symphony Ballroom
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Every NICU a NeuroNICU
Kathi Randall, RNC, MSN, CNS, NNP-BC
Symphony Ballroom
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wrap-Up and 2019 Announcement
End of Conference
Symphony Ballroom


POSTER TOPIC Poster Presenter(s)
Posters will be presented in the Grand Foyer
Implementation of the General Movements Assessment as a clinical standard of practice: A review of trends Amanda Videmsek, Student Physical Therapist
Victoria Kunkel, MS, OTR/L
Improving Maternal Ability to Care for Neonate Following A Significant Change in Functional Status Pre to Post-Partum Leah Brennan, MOT, OTR/L
Caregiver Education to Advance the Development of Feeding Skill in Fragile Infants Gilson Capilouto, PhD, CCC-SLP
Compassion Satisfaction, Fatigue, and Burnout in Interdisciplinary NICU Team Members Caring for Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Implications for Neonatal Occupational Therapists Ashlea Cardin, OTD, OTR/L, BCP
Cue Based Feeding Protocol: Development & Implementation into the NICU Setting Jacqueline Davis, SLP, MS, CCC-SLP
Consistency Measurements of Thickened Liquids used for Treatment of Infants with Dysphagia Victoria Feaster, MS, CCC-SLP
Intensive Caring: The Opportunity to Elevate Bedside Care Giving Skills - A Developmentally Supportive Positioning Initiative That Has Stood the Test of Time Dana Fern, OTR/L, CNT
Patricia Quinn, BSN, RN
Oral feeding in the NICU with tracheostomy and ventilator dependent infants Hannah Fleming, MS, CCC-SLP, CNT
Shaheen Larson, MA, OTR/L
Developing a practice guideline for occupational therapy in neonatal services and early intervention in the United Kingdom Deanna Gibbs, BAppSc(OT), MOT, Grad Cert Res Meth, PhD
Early Intervention (EI) Sensory, Motor, Attachment, Attention, Regulation and Relationships Therapy (SMART): A Smart start for high risk infants, a transdisciplinary approach to neonatal therapy and early intervention Emily Hills, BSc (hons)
Deanna Gibbs, BAppSc(OT), MOT, Grad Cert Res Meth, PhD
Supporting a developmentally appropriate environment in the intensive care nursery: a training program for ancillary staff and supportive services Tiffany Hogan, MA, CCC-SLP
Use of Ultrasound on the Treatment of Plugged Milk Ducts Tracy Klein, OTR/L
Dr. Brown’s Options Bottle® Effect on Flow Rates of Nectar-Like Thickened Liquids Kimberly Kubistek, OTD, OTR/L
Family Centered NAS Care Nichole Lensing, PT, DPT
Multimodal management of a neonatal patient with significant extravasation injury Siobhan O'Donnell, PT, DPT, PCS
Intensive Caring of the Bottles used in the NICU: Establishing a Bottle Washing Protocol for a Level III NICU Rosemary Wylie, MS, PT, CNT
The Effect of Early Fluidized Positioner Use on the Prevention and Treatment of Cranial Molding Deformities in Preterm Infants on Bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Sarah Yeh, PT, DPT, NTMTC
Nursing Perception of Optimal Position of the Preterm Infant Sonya Dunsirn-Baillie, OTD, OTR/L, CPST
Use of Positioning Aides for Optimal Positioning for the Preterm Infant Sonya Dunsirn-Baillie, OTD, OTR/L, CPST
Pacifier Use in Newborns: Predictors and Relationships to Early Feeding Performance Anna Annecca, BA, OTD/S
Lara Liszka, BA, OTD/S
The Prepod in the NICU - Effect on Bone Density and Length of Stay Barbara Kozol, MS, OTL
No Baby Unhugged: The Lasting Touch of a Hospital Hugger/Cuddler Volunteer Program Media Esser, NNP-BC, APNP, CWN

*Note: Preceding information is a working draft of the planned NANT 8 Agenda, session names, times and locations are subject to change.

The NANT Conference has a successful history of providing CEUs for OTs, PTs, and SLPs. NANT is an approved provider for both AOTA and ASHA and will pursue PT CEUs via the Texas Board of Physical Therapy. Complete information pending but fully expected.”
See conference brochure (Page 12-13) for more details regarding pending approval for CEUs.




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