5 reasons to register for the 2019 NEO Conference

November 12, 2018 | by Cheryl Cranick
5 reasons to register for the 2019 NEO Conference

NEO: The Conference for Neonatology

February 21-23, 2019

Register by December 31, 2018 and SAVE!


Thanks to a proven track record of success, NEO: The Conference for Neonatology has become a continuing education conference of choice for experienced neonatal providers. This event was developed more than 10 years ago as an extensive redesign of Management of the Tiny Baby Conference, which had an unprecedented 28-year run. During that time, the conference established a tradition of excellence and reputation as the premier neonatology meeting in the country; a tradition we are proud to continue today. Here’s why you should you register for NEO 2019. 


1. Spend four days immersed in the latest knowledge of your field.

Beginning bright and early on Thursday morning, the conference includes more than 20 dynamic sessions with built-in discussion time, a unique block to showcase four presentations highlighting our best collaboratives, as well as meal and break time to network.

The conference is broken into six broader themes across the four days:

  • Strategies for improving neonatal health care: How do we collaborate to improve?
  • Successful quality improvement programs that are making important changes in care
  • Medications in the NICU. What is safe? What is dangerous?
  • New and/or controversial topics
  • Surgery in the NICU
  • What is in the pipeline? Review of the literature and abstracts

Check out the full agenda

 2. Learn from top neonatal medicine experts.

At NEO, world-renowned speakers address critical and controversial issues in neonatal medicine that are influencing the current clinical practice of newborn medicine. 

“This year we have an amazing panel of speakers who will address pertinent topics to improve the care we provide to our neonates,” said Timothy Biela, MD, NEO Conference Co-Director. “The NEO 2019 format will allow attendees more time to have open discussions with experts to expand on the agenda topics, as well as provide attendees the opportunity to network with colleagues from around the world. We look forward to you seeing you there!”

Speaker highlights:

Henry Lee, MD, is an associate professor of pediatrics (neonatology) at Stanford Children’s Health - Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

Jonathan Klein, MD, is a neonatologist and professor of pediatrics at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Keith Barrington, MD, is a neonatologist and clinical researcher at Sainte-Justine University Health Center in Montréal and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Montréal.

Annie Javier, MD, PhD, is a neonatologist and clinical researcher at the NICU of Sainte-Justine University Health Center in Montréal and an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Montréal.

Camilla Martin, MD, MS, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is also associate director for the NICU and director for cross-disciplinary research partnerships (Division of Translational Research) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

John Lantos, MD, is a nationally-known ethicist and director of the Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center (CMBC). He also serves as the director of pediatrics and professor of pediatrics at Children’s Mercy.

Review the complete lineup of NEO 2019 speakers

3. Earn medical or nursing continuing education credits.

The MEDNAX Center for Research, Education, Quality and Safety is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Participation for the entire live event enables you to earn up to 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for Continuing Medical Education or 20.50 CNE contact hours for Continuing Nursing Education, as well as credits in Ethics and Pharmacotherapeutics contact hours.

Review the complete accreditation statements

4. Surround yourself in luxury.

The conference sessions will be held in the same Orlando resort where you’ll be staying. The venue, Hyatt Regency Orlando, has AAA Four Diamond rating with an array of stunning onsite accommodations, including fine dining and two resort pools featuring a waterslide and waterfall. You’ll also be centrally located in the city to make the most of Orlando’s attractions during your downtime.

5. Visit a world-famous destination.

Outside of conference hours, there’s so much to do in Orlando. Check out Visit Orlando: Things to Do or Hyatt Regency Orlando: Area Attractions in advance to plan your trip to this popular north Florida city. February is a nice time of year in the area, with temperatures averaging in the mid 70s during the day. It can cool down a bit in the evenings — and the conference rooms will be air conditioned — so keep that in mind as you pack.