Topics & Abstracts

2022 Main Presentations:

GOLD Neonatal 2022 offers 14.5 hours of education for the main conference, with the option to extend your conference experience with 4 highly informative Add-on Lecture Packages: Advancing Human Milk & Breastfeeding Practices in the NICU (6 hours), Breastfeeding and Medically Complex Infants (6 hours), Safe Travels: Best Practice for Neonatal Transport (5 hours), and Pain Management in the NICU (5 hours). View this year's topics below.

Advancing Human Milk & Breastfeeding Practices in the NICU Lecture Pack:

Human milk and breast/chestfeeding are of critical importance for premature and medically fragile infants. Research in recent years has greatly enhanced knowledge of immunoprotective and immunomodulating properties of human milk. This package focuses on nutritional and medicinal aspects of human milk, along with the practicalities of pumping and handling milk and at breast/chest feeding in the NICU.

*Only those registering for the main conference, or have registered for the main conference will have the ability to purchase this lecture pack. You will have the opportunity to purchase this add-on at the time of conference registration, or anytime afterwards (during the time of the conference).

Breastfeeding and Medically Complex Infants Lecture Pack:

Infants with complex medical issues can pose a unique challenge for the lactation care provider. Join our expert speakers for an in depth look at supporting human milk feeding in families where the infant requires extra care and expertise to establish and or maintain breastfeeding/chestfeeding. Learn more about breastfeeding through childhood cancer, breastfeeding and late preterm infants, neurological conditions, congenital heart disease and Down Syndrome, along with learning more about allergies, sensitivities and galactosemia. Our speakers include Lyndsay Hookway, Angela Lober, Ellen Lechtenberg, Heather Millar, Mariana Colmenares Castaño and Laurel Wilson.

*Only those registering for the main conference, or have registered for the main conference will have the ability to purchase this lecture pack. You will have the opportunity to purchase this add-on at the time of conference registration, or anytime afterwards (during the time of the conference).

Safe Travels: Best Practice for Neonatal Transport Lecture Pack:

Safe and effective transportation of neonates to and from the NICU, whether it's within hospital or between hospitals, is an important aspect of care for NICU babies. As research grows and technology evolves, it's important to stay up to date. This package provides a special focus on neonatal transport and the skills and procedures needed to ensure the best possible outcomes. Join us to learn more about the evolution of neonatal transport, how you can improve the quality of your transport processes, learn more about the clinical skills involved and work through case studies to help consolidate your learning.

*Only those registering for the main conference, or have registered for the main conference will have the ability to purchase this lecture pack. You will have the opportunity to purchase this add-on at the time of conference registration, or anytime afterwards (during the time of the conference).

Pain Management in the NICU Lecture Pack:

Brush up on your pain assessment and management skills! Babies in the NICU tend to require numerous painful interventions and research is showing that if that pain is not managed effectively and appropriately, there can be long lasting consequences for brain development. Join us as our expert speakers provide a focused look at the latest research and recommendations for assessing and managing pain in neonates. Topics include assessment, pain perception in infancy, effects of pain and anesthesia on the developing brain, and the latest on both pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods of pain relief.

*Only those registering for the main conference, or have registered for the main conference will have the ability to purchase this lecture pack. You will have the opportunity to purchase this add-on at the time of conference registration, or anytime afterwards (during the time of the conference).