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, PT

PROFESSIONAL TRACK
Communicating with NICU Families
Marni Panas, CCIP

En Español
Maternal Mental Health
Speaker: Dr. Susan Marquez, LMFT, Psy.D

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

PARENT TRACK
How to Advocate for Your Child
Parent panel moderated by Deb Discenza

PROFESSIONAL TRACK
Vicarious Trauma & Compassion Fatigue
Speaker: Pamela Spivey, MSN, CCNS, RNC-NIC

En Español
How to Advocate for Your Child
Speaker: Lola Hernandez

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

PARENT TRACK
Sibling Support
Speaker TBA

En Español
Impact of a NICU Baby on the Family
Speaker: Any Baby Can

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
Anxiety, PTSD & Trauma Recovery
Speaker: Michele Rosenthal, CPC, NLP, CHt

PROFESSIONAL TRACK
Preventing Burnout / Delivering Critical Messages
Dr Anthony Orsini, DO

En Español
Integrating Therapy into Everyday Activities
Speaker: TBA

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

PARENT TRACK
Meeting Milestones: The First Three Years
Speaker: Adiaha I.A. Spinks-Franklin, MD

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

En Español
Meeting Milestones: The First Three Years
Speaker: TBA

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PARENT TRACK
Bereavement / Grief
Parent Panel moderated by Marty Barnes

PROFESSIONAL TRACK
Psychosocial Distress in NICU Families
Speaker: Dr Richard Shaw, MD

En Español
Bereavement / Grief
Speaker: TBA

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

PARENT TRACK
Self Care for NICU Parents
Speaker: KC Davis, LPC

PROFESSIONAL TRACK
Self Care for NICU Professionals
Speaker: Kathi Randall, RN, NNP

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: Dr. Christina J. Valentine, MD, MS, RD, FAAP

PROFESSIONAL TRACK
Trauma-Informed Care in the NICU
Speakers: Mary Coughlin, MS, NNP, RNC-E, April Castaldi, RNC-NIC

En Español
Mental Health, Well Being, and Self Care
Speaker: Dra. Dulce Lopez, PSY.D.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

PARENT TRACK
Paternal Mental Health Panel
Facilitator: Dr Daniel Singley, PhD

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

En Español
Feeding an Nutrition
Speaker: Dr Sergio Golombek, MD, MPH

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PARENT TRACK
Overcoming Adversity
Speaker: Mindy Henderson

PROFESSIONAL TRACK
Health Disparities and Cultural Competency in the NICU
Speaker: Anese Barnett

En Español
Paternal Mental Health
Speaker: 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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