Cool Topics in Neonatology Symposium

Target Audience

  • Specialties - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Pediatrics
  • Professions - Dietitian/Nutritionist, Nurse, Other, Physician


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (12.75 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (12.75 hours) 


This is the thirtieth annual conference presented by the California Association of Neonatologists (CAN) and the AAP District IX Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Pediatrics. Internationally recognized faculty will present important and clinically relevant topics in neonatal perinatal medicine, with special focus on current trends, practice innovations and digital transformations in neonatology. Speakers will explore innovative resources for education and research, resuscitation practices at the limits of viability, ethical considerations of AI, advances in retinopathy care, and the importance of team structures and culture within the NICU. 


At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Be familiar with new teaching tools, learning resources, and emerging technologies that support clinical research and education while assisting providers to stay current with evidence-based best practices in neonatology.
  2. Compare ELBW resuscitation practices in different NICU settings, note some factors that influence differences and how they may impact outcomes.
  3. Gain hands-on experience in current and emerging clinical tools and bedside techniques in the NICU, as well as how to understand the primary barriers and implement a specific intervention to 1) improve NICU unit culture, improve workplace safety, and reduce provider burn-out, 2) improve nutrition and growth of micropremies in your NICU.
  4. Appreciate the emerging role of artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning in the NICU, and list three potential benefits and pitfalls of this emerging technology. 
  5. Understand emerging therapies, treatment strategies and new technologies being utilized for the early diagnosis and therapeutics of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), including anti-VEGF with delayed laser therapy, telescreening and AI tools. 
  6. Become familiar with the research of teams, leadership structures and neonatal/perinatal unit interactions that define NICU culture and impact morale, performance, safety and patient outcomes.


live In-Person Attendance Fee

  • $400 CAN Physician
  • $500 Non-CAN Physician (includes 1 year membership in CAN)
  • $275 Neonatal Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants (includes 1 year membership in CAN)
  • $150 Nurses, Respiratory Therapists or Other NICU Staff 
  • $75 Fellows/Residents

Live Virtual Attendance Fee

  • $300 CAN Physician
  • $400 Non-CAN Physician
  • $150 Neonatal Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants
  • $100 Nurses, Respiratory Therapists or Other NICU Staff
  • $75 Fellows/Residents

POCUS Non-CME Workshop Fee (March 3-4, 2024)*
*In-Person Attendance only. Attendee must attend the CAN conference in order to attend the POCUS workshop.

  • $400 Healthcare Professional
  • $200 Fellows

Cancellations must be received by February 3, 2024 by email to and will be subject to a $75 processing fee.
No refunds will be given after that date. If for any reason the course must be cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled, a full refund will be provided.


The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learn more about Cool Topics in Neonatology (CAN)