Neonatal Quality Conference at Hot Topics Agenda

Sunday, December 8

7:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. 

Welcome and Introductions

Munish Gupta, MD, MMSc and Stephen Pearlman, MD, MSHQS

8:15 a.m.

Keynote Address

Innovations in Neonatal Quality Improvement — Danielle Ehret, MD, MPH

9:15 a.m. 

Using Technology to Drive Your Quality Improvement Initiatives

Moderator: David Carola, DO, MSHQS

Using the Electronic Medical Record to Advance Quality of Care in Neonatal Care Medicine — Reese Clark, MD

Using AI Innovations to Elevate Quality Improvement in Neonatal Care — Kristyn S. Beam, MD MPH

Predictive Analytics in Neonatology: Harnessing Data for Quality Improvement and Enhanced Neonatal Care — Brynne Sullivan, MD, MSc

10:30 a.m. 

Morning Break

10:45 a.m.

Thriving From the Start: Quality Initiatives for Full-Term Newborns

Moderator: Lynn Fuchs, MD, MSHQS

Improving the Care of Newborns With Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy — Jehier Afifi, MBBCh, MSC SQIL 

Big Babies, Big Opportunities: QI in the Healthy Newborn Population — Sheri Nemerofsky, MD

Quality Improvement in Full Term NICU Babies: A Parent & Patient Community Perspective — Betsy Pilon 

12:00 p.m. 

Lunch (on your own)

1:15 p.m.

Year in Review — Top Quality Improvement Publications From 2024+

Moderator: Munish Gupta, MD, MMSc

1:45 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Involving Families in Quality Improvement:  Practical Suggestions for Real Engagement — Colby Day, MD, Betsy Pilon and Kiera Sorrells, BSFCS 

Game On: Teaching Quality Improvement Methodology Through Games* — Heather Kaplan, MD, MSCE and Danielle Ehret, MD, MPH 

Neonatal Data Utilization: Harnessing Electronic Health Record Data for Quality Improvement and Beyond — Ameena Husain, DO, Krysten Beam, MD and Brynne Sullivan, MD, MSc

3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Breakouts Sessions (repeated)

4:30 p.m.

General Session: Lessons Learned and Things You Can Do Next Week  Munish Gupta, MD, MMSc and Stephen Pearlman, MD, MSHQS

5:00 p.m.

Quality Poster* Showcase and Reception — Exhibit Hall

6:00 p.m.


*Available to in-person attendees only. Will not be recorded, streamed or available on virtual platform.

+ Available LIVE only and will not be available on the virtual platform as a recording.