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.
Science & Soul 2019 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 2019 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.
2018 Congress Feedback
Late Registration January 1-31, 2019 = $725.00 USD
Single Day Registration = $250.00 USD
GROUP DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE
Groups of 3 or more will receive the Standard registration rate of $650.00 per person.
2019 Congress Sponsors
SUNFLOWER LEVEL SPONSORS
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The City of Bruges is hosting a welcome reception for congress attendees at the Bruges City Hall in the beautiful Gothic Hall. Drinks and small appetizers will follow the welcoming remarks.
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
1245-1330: Jeroen Dudink MD, Netherlands - Neonatal Sleep
Research Updates in Trauma-informed Care
1430-1440: Introduction to the Session
1440-1510: Kathryn Sharp PhD, RRT, UK
1540-1610: Joke Wielenga PhD, RN, Netherlands
1610-1640: Panel Discussion with Research Update Presenters
1640-1650: Grab Your Coffee & Meet the Experts
1650-1750: Fireside Chats with the Experts (Ms. Randall, Dr. Bellini and Dr. Dudink) - 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: Gala Dinner
AWARDED 7.0 CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR NURSES IN ACCORDANCE WITH 244 CMR 5.04 MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN NURSING
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 - First Sounds: Music Psychotherapy to Foster Safety through Rhythm, Breath, and Lullaby
1210-1250: Mind the Gap Session with Mary Coughlin NNP, USA
1250-1335: Manned Poster Session
SPOT LIGHT SERIES IN TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE
1435-1445: Introduction to Session
1445-1515: Sharon Bonifazi, BSN, RNC, USA - H.O.P.E.
1515-1545: Odile Frauenfelder RN MSc Ma ANP, Netherlands - European Standards of Care for Newborn Health
1545 - 1615: Marilyn Sanders MD, USA - Take your own pulse: Supporting autonomic co-regulation in NICU staff
1615-1645: Panel Discussion with Spot Light Presenters
1645-1655: Grab Your Coffee & Meet the Experts
1700-1800: Fireside Chats with the Experts (Ms. Macintyre, Dr.Kuehn, Mr. Rossetti) - 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
1800-1830: Closing Activity - Mary Coughlin NNP
AWARDED 7.5 CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR NURSES IN ACCORDANCE WITH 244 CMR 5.04 MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN NURSING
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019
0930-1030: Amy D’Agata, PhD, USA – Epigenetics and Trauma in the NICU
1030-1145: Heidelise Als PhD, USA – The NIDCAP Nursery Program – Improving Care for Infants, Families and Staff
1145-1215: Panel Discussion / Question and Answers with Drs. D’Agata and Als
1315-1415: Mary Coughlin, MS, NNP, USA – Bearing Witness in the NICU and Beyond: Trauma-informed Care for the Clinician
1415- 1500: Presentation of the Poster Awards and Congress Closing Ceremony
AWARDED 4.5 CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR NURSES IN ACCORDANCE WITH 244 CMR 5.04 MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN NURSING