Neonatal/Perinatal Conference

Date: May 14, 2019 – Legal Symposia | May 15-16, 2019 – Main Conference

Location: Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center


For more information, call (614) 355-0650.

Conference Details

Join us for the exciting special event, Legal Challenges in Healthcare, on May 14, 2019!

This one day special event will cover a wide range of legal topics including: The Anatomy of a Lawsuit, documentation tips, strategies to successfully navigate a deposition, an interactive mock deposition, documentation tips to minimize risk, communication strategies to de-escalate challenging situations, and the Second Victim Phenomena with evidence based approaches to support yourself and others.

The interactive format of the day bring you into the presentation through the use of audience response system, simulation and demonstration.

Bring your questions for our speakers with expertise in legal service, risk management, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy.

This symposia is a must for all healthcare clinicians who work directly with patients and families! The main two day conference will follow with comprehensive presentations covering evidence-based practices and quality improvement and safety. The goal of the conference is to offer science, methodology, practice initiatives and discussion points for the participant to explore.  

Featured Conference Speakers

Amir Ashrafi

Amir Ashrafi, MD
Assistant Professor, University California, Irvine
Associate Director of the Cardiovascular-NICU, Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Dr. Ashrafi will be discussing the Downstream Effects of Pulmonary Hypertension as well as a session on State of the Art Management of Neonatal Septic Shock.

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Dean, Vice President for Health Promotion, Chief Wellness Officer
The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Dr. Melnyk will be presenting Achieving the Quadruple Aim in Healthcare with EBP and Clinician Well Being: Key Strategies for Success.



Brenda Poindexter, MD, MS
Attending Neonatologist
Director of Clinical and Translational Research, Perinatal Institute
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Dr. Poindexter will be discussing the Nutritional Needs of Special Populations Following NICU Discharge. She will also be presenting a session on Approaches to Human Milk Fortification.


Karen Puopolo

Karen M. Puopolo, MD, PhD
Attending Neonatologist and Medical Director
CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital

Dr. Puopolo will be presenting on Early Onset Sepsis in the Preterm and Term Newborn as well as a session on Antibiotic Stewardship and Preterm Infants.

Conference and Hotel Accommodations

Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive
Lewis Center, OH 43035
(614) 880-4300


Rooms are available at a discounted rate of $144 + tax for Single Occupancy. In order to receive this discounted rate, room reservations must be made prior to April 19, 2019 using code 114617 at the following link. Click here for reservations.


A limited number of scholarships are available to those with financial need. Applications can be sent to The deadline to apply for scholarships is April 1, 2019.

Poster Submissions

With paid conference registration, we invite you to submit your poster to neonatal and/or perinatal care topics. The deadline to submit posters is April 1, 2019. Submissions can be sent to