Join us in Brugge Belgium February 21st to the 23rd 2019

Science & Soul 2019

 

The Congress is organized by Caring Essentials Collaborative, LLC and the Quantum Caring Institute.  The Organizing Committee has put together an auspicious program highlighted by prestigious keynote presenters Dr. Heidelise Als of the United States and Dr. Carlo Bellieni of Italy.  In addition, the Congress boasts an international conference faculty of interdisciplinary experts to share their knowledge and evidence-based best practices with congress attendees.

CONGRESS OBJECTIVES

Science & Soul brings together leading scientists, researchers, clinicians and educators to translate advances in our understanding of early life adversity, epigenetics and parental mental health into actionable improvements in the care of critically ill infants and families.

Science & Soul will have a positive impact on neonatal and pediatric clinical practice with the following objectives:

  • To bring together international experts to catalyze and advance evidence-based practice in trauma-informed, age-appropriate neuroprotective care of the infant and family in crisis across all healthcare settings.
  • To create a mastermind group that will explore, brainstorm and create clinically relevant, evidence-based practice improvement strategies that ensure high quality, safe, timely, patient and family centered care.
  • To raise the bar in the performance expectations of transdisciplinary neonatal and pediatric clinicians in meeting the disease-independent, age-appropriate needs of the hospitalized newborn, infant and family.
  • To foster scholarship that will engage and empower frontline clinicians to begin a cultural transformation in their clinical setting that reflects the principles and practices of trauma-informed, neuroprotective care for infants, families, and clinicians.

It changed my life in 2018!!!
— 2018 Congress Participant
I purchased access to the Science and Soul 2018 lectures. It was such a moving moment for me to see and listen to such outstanding work.... I got to see and listen to Dr Als for the second time in my 40 year nursing career. I really want to make a difference in the lives of the little souls and their families we care for, It is something I have worked for my entire career.
Thank you for the inspiring 2 days! Love to come back next year!
— 2018 Congress Participant

Early Bird Registration through July 31, 2018 = $575.00 USD

August 1 - December 31st, 2018 = $650.00

Late Registration January 1-31st, 2019 = $725.00


PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Friday, February 22, 2019

0800-0830: Registration and Coffee

0830-0900: Welcome by the Global Ambassadors

0900-0950: Kathi Randall NNP, USA - Functional Connectivity and Preterm Brain Maturation - The Science & The Soul

0955-1100: Carlo Bellieni MD, Italy – The Science & Soul Of Neonatal Pain

1100-1130: COFFEE BREAK / POSTERS /EXHIBITS

1130-1245: Jenene Craig PH.D., MBA, OTR/L, USA and Christy Gliniak OT, USA: Broadening the Village: The Crucial Role of Transdisciplinary Caring

1245-1330: Jeroen Dudink MD, Netherlands - Neonatal Sleep

1330-1430: LUNCH

1430-1530: Research Updates in Trauma-informed Care (Three 20 minute updates)

1530-1545: Grab Your Coffee & Meet the Experts

1545-1645: Fireside Chats with the Experts - Congress participants will break into 3 rooms; The day's experts will rotate between each room to answer questions, inspire, and network with congress participants

1645-1715: Presentation of the Poster Awards

1715-1730: Closing Activity - Mary Coughlin NNP

1900: Gala Dinner

 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

0800-0830 - Registration and Welcome Coffee

0830-0900: Welcome - Mary Coughlin NNP, USA

0900-1000: Mel MacIntyre, United Kingdom – The Science & Soul of Passion, Purpose, and Clarity

1000-1050: Thomas Kuehn MD, Germany - Breastfeeding in the NICU

1050-1120: COFFEE BREAK & EXHIBITOR HALL

1120-1210: Andrew Rossetti MMT, MT-BC, USA - Music Therapy and Autonomic Stability

1210-1250: Mind the Gap Session with Mary Coughlin NNP, USA

1250-1335: Manned Poster Session

1335-1435: LUNCH

SPOT LIGHT SERIES IN TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE

1435-1505: Sharon Bonifazi, BSN, RNC, USA - H.O.P.E. 

1505-1535Odile Frauenfelder RN MSc Ma ANP, Netherlands - European Standards of Care for Newborn Health

1535 - 1605: Marilyn Sanders MD, USA - Topic TBD

1605-1635: Panel Discussion with Spot Light Presenters

1635-1650: Grab Your Coffee & Meet the Experts

1650-1750: Fireside Chats with the Experts - Congress participants will break into 3 rooms; The day's experts will rotate between each room to answer questions, inspire, and network with congress participants

1750-1830: Closing Activity - Mary Coughlin NNP

1900: Reception

 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Best conference ever! So much personal concern for everyone’s satisfaction.
— 2018 Congress Participant

0830-0900: Coffee w/ cakes - Orchid Level Sponsors

0900-0915: Welcome

0915-1005: Amy D’Agata, PhD, USA – Epigenetics and Trauma in the NICU

Your brought a little USA to Europe and built bridges across Europe
— 2018 Congress Participant

1005-1115: Heidelise Als PhD, USA – NIDCAP Nursery Certification

1115-1145: Coffee Break

1145-1235: Kathi Randall NNP, USA – The Neurophysiology of Olfaction: Implications for Infant, Family, Staff

1235-1335: Fireside Chats with the Experts - Congress participants will break into 3 rooms; The day's experts will rotate between each room to answer questions, inspire and network with congress participants

1335-1400: Congress Closing Ceremony



HOTEL RESERVATIONS

We would like to inform you that rooms can be reserved for ‘Caring Essentials - The 2nd International Congress for Trauma-informed Neuroprotective Care of the Hospitalized Infant, Family, and Clinician - Science & Soul 2019’ at Hotel Dukes’ Palace, from Wednesday 20th to Sunday 24th February 2019 (3 days congress). 

If you want to make a room reservation, download the reservation form and return the completed form by email or fax no later than Monday 04th February 2019. Rooms can only be reserved according to availability! 

 Hotel Dukes' Palace

Hotel Dukes' Palace

Reservations are only valid after a written confirmation by the hotel and acceptance of your credit card guarantee. This preferential rate is only valid with CC-guarantee. 

Following cancellation conditions apply: 

- Cancellation until 04th February 2019: no charges apply 

- Cancellation after 04th February 2019: the full stay will be charged (100% charge). 

All rates are inclusive of buffet breakfast, local taxes, free use of the Wireless internet and free access to our Wellness area. 

To secure your reservation at the preferential rates, download the reservation form TODAY!

Thank you for your reservation. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon in Bruges. 

The SWAN Hotel Collection team! 

 

Select the hotel you wish to stay in:

Hotel Peellaert (adults only)

Weekdays (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday night) 

  • € 108 per room per night single use 
  • € 128 per room per night double use 

Weekends (Friday & Saturday night) 

  • € 138 per room per night single use 
  • € 158 per room per night double use   

 Hotel Aragon

Weekdays (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday night) 

  • € 108 per room per night single use 
  • € 128 per room per night double use 

Weekends (Friday & Saturday night) 

  • € 138 per room per night single use 
  • € 158 per room per night double use

Hotel Dukes’ Palace

Weekdays (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday night) 

  • € 158 per room per night single use 
  • € 178 per room per night double use 

Weekends (Friday & Saturday night) 

  • € 188 per room per night single use 
  • € 208 per room per night double use

 Grand Hotel Casselbergh

Weekdays (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday night) 

  • € 128 per room per night single use 
  • € 148 per room per night double use 

Weekends (Friday & Saturday night) 

  • € 158 per room per night single use 
  • € 178 per room per night double use 
 

All prices mentioned do include breakfast and VAT; city tax of € 2,12 per person per night is excluded.   


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Celebrate the power of collaboration and JOIN us in Brugge Belgium February 21-23, 2019 and be a part of this forward thinking congress!