Hand to Hold NICU Community Conference

November 3 – 5, 2021
Registration: FREE

Encourage, Educate and Empower NICU Families and the Professionals that care for them.

The Hand to Hold NICU Community Conference is a FREE online conference designed for current and NICU graduate parents, caregivers and NICU professionals.* Join us for 3 days of education, encouragement and empowerment for all that love and care for NICU babies and their families.

Una pista en español para familias NICU (UCIN)

*CEU credits will be available for select sessions. CEU credit information will be listed next to applicable sessions once the schedule is released.  

Keynote Speaker

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Susan David, Ph.D.

Susan David, author of the #1 The Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Emotional Agility, TED Speaker, and award-winning Harvard Psychologist is one of the world’s most influential management thinkers. Her TED talk on emotional agility went viral with over one million views its first week! 

With powerful and engaging stories, humor, and insight, Susan creates a deep and authentic connection with each person in the audience, enabling them to feel understood, inspired, and able to drive real, pragmatic change.

Conference Agenda

Day 1: Wednesday, November 3

Green: NICU Parents (English)

Blue: NICU Professionals

Orange: NICU Parents (español)

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Welcome
Kelli Kelley and Sarah Inbau

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Keynote: Emotional Agility
Speaker: Susan David, Ph.D.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

PARENT TRACK
Integrating Therapy into Everyday Activities
Speaker: Doug Levine, MS, PT

PROFESSIONAL TRACK
Communicating with NICU Families
Marni Panas, BHAdmn, CCIP

En Español
MSalud Mental Materna / El trasorno de estrés postraumático (TEPT)
Orador: Dr. Susana Marquez, LMFT, Psy.D

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

PARENT TRACK
What Advocacy Looks Like In and Out of the NICU
Parent panel moderated by Deb Discenza, MS

PROFESSIONAL TRACK
Compassion Fatigue: Understanding the Cost of Caring
Speaker: Pamela Spivey, MSN, CCNS, RNC-NIC, CCFP

En Español
¿Hablar de inclusión o ser inclusivo?
Orador: Lola Hernandez

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

PARENT TRACK
Helping Siblings Feel Included and Empowered
Speaker: Katie Taylor, CCLS

En Español
Sobreviviendo el NICU: una perspectiva de las hermanas
Orador: Cynthia Garcia Coll, PhD

Day 2: Thursday, November 4

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Welcome & Day One Recap
Kelli Kelley

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

PARENT TRACK
YOUR LIFE AFTER TRAUMA: How to Move Forward When You Keep Looking Back
Speaker: Michele Rosenthal, CPC, NLP, CHt

PROFESSIONAL TRACK
Difficult Conversations in the NICU: Helping Families When They Need Us The Most
Dr Anthony Orsini, D.O.

En Español
Integración de la terapia en las actividades cotidianas
Orador: TBA

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

PARENT TRACK
Meeting Milestones: The First Three Years
Speaker: Adiah Spinks-Franklin, MD, MPH, FAAP

PROFESSIONAL TRACK
Feeding & Nutrition
Christina Valentine, MD, MS, RD

En Español
Cumplir los hitos: los primeros 3 años
Orador: Silvia Pereira-Smith, M.D.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PARENT TRACK
Life After Loss
Parent Panel moderated by Marty Barnes, BSN, RN

PROFESSIONAL TRACK
Psychological Issues Affecting Parents of Premature Infants
Speaker: Richard Shaw, MD

En Español
Buscando apoyo y esperanza: Como Lidiar con el Luto
Orador: Tania Paredes, PhD, LCSW

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

PARENT TRACK
How to Practice Self-Care (when you feel like you’re drowning)
Speaker: KC Davis, LPC

PROFESSIONAL TRACK
Self-Care is not Selfish: Practical Options for NICU Nurses
Speaker: Kathi Randall, MSN, CNS, NNP-BC

Day 3: Friday, November 5

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Welcome & Day Two Recap
Kelli Kelley

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

PARENT TRACK
Feeding and Nutrition
Speaker: Christina Valentine, MD, MS, RD

PROFESSIONAL TRACK
Stories Matter: Embracing our shared stories to connect and heal
Speakers: Mary Coughlin, MS, NNP, RNC-E, April Castaldi, RNC-NIC

En Español
METAMORFOSIS: La Transformación de los Padres hacia el Bienestar
Orador: Dra. Dulce Lopez, Psy.D.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

PARENT TRACK
Parental Mental Health: Factoring in Fathers in the NICU
Parent Panel moderated by Daniel Singley, MD

PROFESSIONAL TRACK
Importance of NICU Discharge Planning Guidelines and Standards
Speaker: Vincent Smith, MD, MPH

En Español
Alimentación / Nutrición
Orador: Sergio Golombek, MD, MPH

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PARENT TRACK
Setting the Tone for Our Challenges
Speaker: Mindy Henderson

PROFESSIONAL TRACK
Health Disparities and Cultural Competency in the NICU
Speaker: Anese Barnett, M.Ed, LMHP, Ph.D Student &
Gigi Khonyongwa-Fernandez, BSc, MSc, ACC, Certified Professional Coach

En Español
Salud Mental Paterna
Orador: Patricio Solari

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Kelli Kelley

The Hand to Hold NICU Community Conference is

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The first and only conference built for NICU parents to address the mental, emotional and social challenges families may face, and further educate parents about the long-term medical and developmental needs of their fragile babies.

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The only conference for NICU professionals providing tangible takeaways on NICU family support.

CEU credits available at select sessions.

 

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Pricing & Registration

The Hand to Hold NICU Community Conference is FREE for both NICU parents and NICU professionals.

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Our Sponsors

PRESENTING SPONSOR

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Thank you to our additional sponsors:

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Educational Grant support provided by: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

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