2021 Annual Quality Congress

Improving Critical Transitions - Plenary Event

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

11:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. (Eastern)

We will explore deep learning: a process involving multidisciplinary teams of health professionals and families identifying context-specific practices and processes that work best for patients.

Participants will also engage with VON faculty and families in conversation about clinical topics related to changes of care status, team, or care environment.

11:00-11:08 a.m.
Welcome and State of the Network – Deep Learning
Jeffrey Horbar, MD

11:08-11:21 a.m.
Global Deep Learning: Partnering, Listening, and Advocating
Danielle Ehret, MD, MPH

11:21-11:29 a.m.
Follow Up and Follow Through – Health Equity
DeWayne Pursley, MD

11:29-11:56 a.m.
The Racial Disparity in Preterm Birth Rates: The Impact of Racism
James W. Collins Jr., MD, MPH

11:56 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Discussion and Q&A
Moderator: Erika Edwards, PhD, MPH

12:15-1:00 p.m.
Increasing Mothers’ Own Milk at NICU Discharge: Importance of the First Two Weeks
Paula Meier, PhD; and Family Partner

1:00-1:30 Break

1:30-2:15 p.m.
Preterm Infants’ Transition from Gavage to Oral Feeds: The physiology, evidence, and experience
Sarah Taylor, MD; Lauren Testani

2:15-3:00 p.m.
Transfusion Practice: Benefits and Risks
Roger Soll, MD; Ravi Patel, MD

3:00-3:30 p.m. Break

3:30-4:15 p.m.
Strategies for Creating a Comprehensive Pain Program
Sharyn Gibbins PhD; Julie Choudhury, PharmD; Muffy and Claudio Santos; Alan Picarillo, MD

4:15-5:00 p.m.
Family-centered care as a key means of neuroprotection and to promote healthy neurodevelopment
Sonia Bonifacio, MD; Elizabeth Rogers, MD; Jenne Johns, MPH; Betsy Pilon

5:00-5:15 p.m.
Call to Action
Denise Zayack, RN, MPH

5:15 p.m. Adjourn