Purpose

Eating, sleeping and playing are essential to the provision of age-appropriate developmentally supportive NICU care. However, supporting NICU infants in these activities remains challenging. The purpose of this conference is to present concepts central to supporting eating, sleeping and play with the NICU infants in your care. 

See our agenda.

Target Audience

All NICU professionals including Physicians, Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, Child Life Specialists, Social Workers, Developmental Specialists and Family Support Specialists.

Objectives

  1. Discuss issues related to transitioning NICU infants to oral feedings.
  2. Describe the importance of sleep for NICU infants. 
  3. Identify developmentally appropriate play activities for NICU infants.  

Date, Time & Location

Conference spans two days. Wednesday, November 6 through Thursday, November 7, 2019

Lurie Children's Conference Center, 11th Floor
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hopsital of Chicago
225 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Parking

Parking is available at the Huron-Superior Garage, 222 Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Visit our main hospital location page for more information on parking at this garage.

Hotel

A limited number of rooms will be reserved at a local hotel for the conference. If interested, please contact Sue Horner at shorner@luriechildrens.org

Keynote Speakers

Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP.  Erin’s extensive work in NICUs has focused on shifting attention from volume-driven feeding to infant-led feeding: Erin is the author of the SOFFITM Oral Feeding Method for NICU infants.

Mary E. Coughlin, RN, MS, NNP.  Mary is an internationally recognized expert in the field of trauma-informed age-appropriate care for NICU infants, and has authored two texts on the topic of trauma-informed NICU care.

Contining Education

Nursing

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

Occupational Therapists

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has been approved by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation as a continuing education provider for occupational therapists, License No. 224.000030.  This course is offered for 13 hours.

Physical Therapists

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has been approved by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation as a continuing education provider for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants, License No. 216.000060.  This course is offered for 13 hours.

Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

Participants are expected to be present for the entire program. Individuals who are not present for the full program will not be recommended for ASHA CEUs.  No partial credit will be provided.

ASHA-logo

This program is offered for 1.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

The presentations, SOFFIin the NICU by Erin Sundseth Ross Ph.D. CCC-SLP and Implementing SOFFI™ by Sue Horner MS, APRN/CNS, RNC-NIC, focus specifically on Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants™ (SOFFI™) and associated resources and there will be limited or no information provided about similar products or services.

In compliance with the requirements of ASHA’s Continuing Education Board concerning transparency in course planning, delivery, and marketing, below is information on presenters’ financial and nonfinancial interests relevant to the content of their presentation:

Mary Coughlin - 
The Importance of Sleep in the NICU
Mitigating NICU Trauma Through Play

Mary Coughlin has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

Sue Horner - 
Assessing Sleep in NICU Infants
Implementing SOFFI
Lego Serious Play Interactive Summary
Sue Horner has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

Elizabeth Klinger
Music Therapy in the NICU
Elizabeth Klinger has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

Jim Manzardo - 
Self-Care Moments: Meditation
Jim Manzardo has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

Katherine Miceli - 
Developmentally Appropriate play in the NICU
Katherine Miceli has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

Janice Nuuhiwa - 
Cultivating Play & Rest for the Caregiver
Janice Huuhiwa has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

Sarah Parker - 
Self-Care Moments: Chair Yoga for Caregivers
Sarah Parker has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

Erin Ross - 
Nourishing Infants and Families in the NICU
SOFFIin the NICU
Financial:  Erin Ross collects a salary and holds intellectual property rights as an employee, president, and owner of Feeding Fundamentals, LLC.  She developed and owns Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants™ (SOFFI™).
Nonfinancial:  Erin Ross has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Katelyn Zilles
Developmentally Appropriate play in the NICU
Katelyn Zilles has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

Illinois Early Intervention

The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event (Credit Request 12490) for 12.5 hours of EI credential credit in the areas of Assessment (1.0), Intervention (9.5), Typical Development (1.5), and Working with Families (0.5). 

Cost

$250 includes breakfast, lunch, reduced parking and CE for two-day conference  ($225 for Lurie Children's employees and Lurie Children's partner hospital employees  - must have discount code)
Note: Only full conference registration is available.

Breastfeeding Mothers

Pumping facilities will be available for conference attendees, however you must bring your own pump kit, milk storage supplies and cooler.

Questions

Please contact Sue Horner at shorner@luriechildrens.org

 

Course Information
Course Date:
November 06, 2019
Course Location:
Lurie Children's, 225 East Chicago Avenue, 11th Floor Conference Center
Chicago, IL
Ohio Nurses Association
Continuing Nursing Education: 12.50
Illinois Division of Professional Regulation (OT)
Continuing Education Credits: 13.00
Illinois Division of Professional Regulation (PT)
Continuing Education: 13.00
American Board of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Continuing Education: 1.30
Social Work Continuing Education
Continuing Education: 12.50
The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program
Continuing Education: 12.50
Products
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