JOIN US IN BRUGGE BELGIUM at the Hotel Dukes' Palace 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
— 2018 Congress Participant
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Best conference ever! So much personal concern for everyone’s satisfaction.
— 2018 Congress Participant
 

Early bird registration through July 31, 2018 = $575.00

Standard Registration August 1st - December 31st = $650.00

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


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JULY JUBILEE

Special Installment Offer

Take advantage of our JULY JUBILEE and secure the early bird registration fee for Science & Soul 2019!

Submit your $75.00 deposit by July 31st and secure the early bird registration fee!

You will then be invoiced in 4 monthly installments of $125.00 (August through November)

Take the pressure off and enroll in this SPECIAL INSTALLMENT OFFER

Don't miss this unique, life changing Congress! 

This SPECIAL Offer Expires July 31st!


PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019

0800-0830: Registration and Coffee

0830-0900: Welcome by the Global Ambassadors

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

0955-1100: Carlo Bellieni MDItaly – The Science & Soul Of Neonatal Pain

1100-1130: COFFEE BREAK / POSTERS /EXHIBITS

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

1245-1330: Jeroen Dudink MDNetherlands - Neonatal Sleep

1330-1430: LUNCH

Research Updates in Trauma-informed Care

1430-1450: Sharon Casavant PhD, RN, USA

1450-1510: Kathryn Sharp PhD, RRT, UK

1510-1530: Sue Horner, MS, RN, USA

1530-1550: Joke Wielenga PhD, RN, Netherlands

1550-1620: Panel Discussion with Research Update Presenters

1620-1630: Grab Your Coffee & Meet the Experts

1630-1730: 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

1730-1800: Presentation of the Poster Awards - 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 MacIntyreUnited Kingdom – The Science & Soul of Passion, Purpose, and Clarity

1000-1050: Thomas Kuehn MDGermany - Breastfeeding in the NICU

1050-1120: COFFEE BREAK & EXHIBITOR HALL

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

1210-1250: Mind the Gap Session with Mary Coughlin NNPUSA

1250-1335: Manned Poster Session

1335-1435: LUNCH

SPOT LIGHT SERIES IN TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE

1435-1505Sharon Bonifazi, BSN, RNCUSA - H.O.P.E. 

1505-1535Odile Frauenfelder RN MSc Ma ANPNetherlands - European Standards of Care for Newborn Health

1535 - 1605Marilyn Sanders MDUSA - Take your own pulse: Supporting autonomic co-regulation in NICU staff

1605-1635: Panel Discussion with Spot Light Presenters

1635-1650: Grab Your Coffee & Meet the Experts

Beautiful venue and wonderful opportunity to network with other professionals from so many countries
— 2018 Congress Participant

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

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

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

0900-0915: Welcome

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

1005-1115: Heidelise Als PhDUSA – NIDCAP Nursery Certification

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1115-1145: Coffee Break

1145-1235: Kathi Randall NNPUSA – 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


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.
— Clinician who purchased the 2018 Congress Proceedings