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Wednesday
Learning Objectives: 
  • Discuss the role of inflammation.
  • Describe newborn host defense mechanisms.
  • Describe the systemic inflammatory response.

Wednesday
Learning Objectives: 
  • List and describe Tetrology of Fallot.
  • Describe the treatment for a PDA.
  • List the three fetal vessels/pathways that close with transition.

Wednesday
Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe maturation of renal blood flow and glomerular filtration rate in the fetal kidney.
  • Describe the changes in the infant's total body water and body fluid compartments that occur following birth.
  • Explain regulation of acid-base balance and potassium, calcium, phosphate, and magnesium homeostasis during gestation and after birth.

Wednesday
Learning Objectives:   
  • Describe the pathogenesis of the most common neonatal respiratory disorders.
  • Discuss the impact of retained fetal lung fluid.
  • Discuss the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension.

Wednesday
Learning Objectives:
  • Define asphyxia.
  • Describe the inflammatory cascade.
  • Describe the role of IL 10.

Thursday
Learning Objectives: 
  • Identify personal learning needs that brought you to this conference.
  • Compare your practice setting with others across the world.
  • Discuss the synergy that happens when colleagues meet and share best practices.

Thursday
Learning Objectives:  
  • Recall the three categories of symptoms that are abnormal in infants going through opiate withdrawal.
  • Name two medications used to treat NAS and a guideline for initiation of the medication.
  • List four non-pharmacologic interventions that should be implemented in infants with NAS.

Thursday
Learning Objectives: 
  • Compare the flow trigger and the neural trigger for patient-ventilator interaction.
  • Discuss how NAVA ventilation works including efficacy and safety.
  • Review neonatal studies on the effectiveness of the neural trigger.

Thursday
Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe the epidemiology of apnea of prematurity.
  • Summarize the evidence for the possible role of gastroesophageal reflux in apnea.
  • Describe the effects and side effects of treatment for GER in premature infants.

Thursday
Learning Objectives: 
  • Define genomics and microbiome.
  • Discuss the outcomes of the clinical trials SUPPORT and BOOST.
  • Discuss the importance of the intestinal microbiome .