Multi-Dimensional Neonatal Care Conference 2019 - Bronson Healthcare
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Multi-Dimensional Neonatal Care Conference 2019

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Apr 18, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:45 PM
Western Michigan University Fetzer Center
Kalamazoo, MI

A conference highlighting important topics in the care of neonatal patients.

Registration Details

Registration is closed.

If you are paying offline prior to the event, please send payment to:

  • Bronson Methodist Hospital
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – Box 43
    Attn: Kim Holden
    601 John Street
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Make checks payable to: Bronson Methodist Hospital


Conference cancellations must be received in writing on or before Friday, April 5, 2019, to receive a 50 percent refund of the registration fee.

Fees & Payment

$110 per person

Your registration fee includes continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, continuing education credits and parking.



Healthcare professionals who care for neonates and seek the latest developments in their care.

Program Objectives

  • Define the term Gut-Brain Axis and its vulnerability in the preterm infant.
  • Identify three long-term benefits of human milk that reduces morbidities throughout the life span.
  • Provide an overview of the importance of generational culture on the childbirth experience.
  • Discuss the antecedents of therapeutic hypothermia.
  • Recognize the advantages of performing a functional assessment and optimizing non-pharmacologic interventions in the treatment of neonatal abstinence syndrome.
  • Describe some of the research that drove the changes in the medical standard of care for treating neonates.
  • Describe what defines pain and where that debate remains today.
  • Acquire two behaviors that will increase your ability to stay engaged and thrive in an ever- changing healthcare environment.

Nursing Continuing Education

Contact hours may be available through Bronson Methodist Hospital. Please call call (269) 341-6287 or (269) 341-7713 for additional information about contact hours.

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Program Schedule

  • 7:30 – 8 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
  • 8 – 8:10 a.m. Welcome
  • 8:10 – 9:25 a.m. The Gut-Brain Axis:  Can Nutrition Support Neuro-protection, Terry S. Johnson, APN, NNP-BC, CLEC, ASPPS, MN
  • 9:25 - 9:55 a.m. Vendor exhibit and refreshments
  • 11:10 – 12:10 a.m. Therapeutic Hypothermia: The “WHY” Behind Cooling to Manage Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy, Terry S. Johnson, APN, NNP-BC, CLEC, ASPPS, MN and Shelly Shafer, NNP
  • 11:10 – 12:10 a.m. Pain in the Preborn, Robin Pierucci, MD
  • 11:50 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:10 – 2:10 p.m. Eat, Sleep, Console: Changing The Way We Manage NAS, Robin Pierucci, MD and Kim Holden, MSN, RNC-NIC
  • 2:10 – 3:10 p.m. Millennial Culture and the Maternal Child Experience, Terry S. Johnson, APN, NNP-BC, CLEC, ASPPS, MN
  • 3:10 – 3:40 p.m. Vendor Exhibit and Refreshments
  • 3:40 – 4:40 p.m. Working and Thriving in a Changing Environment, Nancy Radcliff BA, RN
  • 4:40 – 4:55 p.m. Door Prize Drawing and Adjourn


  • Kim Holden MSN, RNC-NIC
    Unit Coordinator, NICU & Children’s VIP
    Bronson Children’s Hospital

  • Terry S. Johnson, APN, NP-BC, ASPPS, CLEC, MN
    Director, Education & Professional Development, Prolacta Bioscience
    Founder, Lode Star Enterprises, Inc.

  • Robin Pierucci, MD, BA
    NICU Medical Director, Bronson Children’s Hospital
    Clinical Associate Professor, WMED

  • Nancy Radcliff, RN, BA
    Director of the Bronson Experience
    Bronson Healthcare

  • Shelly L. Schafer MSN, NNP-BC
    Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
    Bronson Children's Hospital
    C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor

Conference Committee

  • Katie Clark MSN, RN
  • Melody Couch BSN, RN
  • Janice Courtney
  • Kim Holden MSN, RNC-NIC
  • Shannon Morris BSN, RN
  • Emily Senske BSN, RN
  • Mary Steinke BSN, RNC-NIC
  • Jackie Wahl, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Contact Information

For additional program/registration information, call (269) 341-6287 or (269) 341-7713.


Jackie Wahl at (269) 341-6287

Schedule & Location


Date Time Location
1. Thu, April 18 7:30 AM to 4:45 PM Western Michigan University Fetzer Center

Location Details

  • Western Michigan University Fetzer Center
    2350 Business Court
    Kalamazoo, MI 49008
    Main: (269) 387-3232
    Fax: (269) 555-5555

Related Information

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(269) 341-7723 or
(800) 451-6310

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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