Registration begins in October for the 2017 Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Conference.

About the Conference

Date: February 23-24, 2017


Primary Children's Eccles Outpatient Building
81 North Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Conference Description

During the period of transport, critically ill neonates and children are at risk from disease, injury, therapy, and the transport itself. This risk can be minimized by good communication between the referring and receiving caretakers, careful evaluation and management, anticipation of complications, and a well-equipped and well-trained team. This two-day course provides a comprehensive approach to clinical issues related to neonatal and pediatric transport.

Conference Objectives

• Provide clinical care consistent with current guidelines of practice for specialty team transports
• Demonstrate assessment and stabilization skills for the care and management of critically ill patients
• Define management options for specific clinical disease states
• Discuss limitations and effects of the transport environment on the patient

Hotel Reservation Information

Two lodging options with special conference rates are available. 

The Marriott at University Park is offering $149 per night.  You may register online:

Book your group rate for Primary Children's Pediatric Neonatal Transport

Or call 1-800-228-9290 and reference the Primary Children's Pediatric Neonatal Transport

The second option for lodging is The Little America located downtown Salt Lake City.  The conference rate is $122 when you mention the Transport Conference and ask for the Intermountain Rate.  Call 1-800-281-7899 to make your reservation.

Credit Information

Nursing Credit

Primary Children’s Hospital is an approved provider (P14-02) of continuing nursing education by the Utah Nurses Association, an accredited Approver through the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This continuing nursing education activity has 14.75 nursing contact hours for the main conference and an additional 2–4 hours for each optional skills lab attended.

Successful completion is attendance at entire event.

Any display or use of any commercial product in this education activity does not imply ANCC commission on accreditation or UNA endorsement of the products.

Respiratory Care Credit

Primary Children’s Hospital has submitted an application for 14.75 hours to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists. Please provide AARC membership number during registration process.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Primary Children’s Hospital, the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Intermountain Life Flight Children’s Services. Primary Children’s Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Credit

Primary Children’s Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for the Main Conference and an additional 2–4 hours for each optional skills lab attended. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conference Agenda

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Thursday, February 23


7:00-8:00  Registration/Continental Breakfast 
8:00-8:10 Opening Remarks
8:10-9:10 Understanding Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
  Edward P. Junkins, Jr., MD, MPH, FAAP
9:10-9:40 Ringing the Bell: Managing TBI in Children
Jon Woods, MD
9:40-10:10 Always Under pressure: MAS/PPHN
  Steve Minton, MD
10:10-10:30 Break/Exhibits
10:30-11:30 A Day in the Life: Neonatal  Case Presentations
  Howard Stein, MD
11:30-12:00 Transposition of the Great Arteries: Management Priorities
    for Transport
  David Bailly, DO, BS, AA
12:00-12:30 It's not always Black & White: Neonatal X-rays
  Roger Faix, MD
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Ask the Expert: Neonatal Ventilation Strategies
  Don Null, MD, FAAP
2:30-3:00 Pediatric Traumatic Amputations
  Alan Stotts, MD
3:00-3:30 RSI in the Critically Ill Child- Strategies for Success
  Brad Poss, MD, FACHE
3:30-3:45 Break/Exhibits
3:45-4:45 Pediatric Ventilation: PEEP and Why It Works
  Andy Smith, MD
4:45-5:15 It's a Wrap: Daily Summary
  Hallie Keller, MD

Friday, February 24


7:00-8:00  Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:10 Opening Remarks
8:10-9:10 Motivation in the Workforce
  Frank Thomas, MD, MBA
9:10-9:40 Oxygen Controversy: Can we get it right?
  Wyc Cheatum, MD
9:40-10:10 Story Time: Pediatric Case Presentations
  Jon Woods, MD
10:10-10:30 Break/Exhibits
10:30-11:30 Safety: It's Everybody's Job
  Kent Harrison, RW Pilot
11:30-12:00 NIPPV: Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation 
   in Pediatric Transport
  Laurie Merrick, RN
12:00-12:30 Developing Developmental Care in Transport
  Michelle Tanner, RN
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Blood Gas Analysis: Simplifying the Math
  Wyc Cheatum, MD
2:30-3:00 Sepsis
  Andy Smith, MD
3:00-3:30 Pediatric Burns: Essentials in Management
  Annette Matherly, RN
3:30-3:45 Break/Exhibits
3:45-4:45 When Time Counts: Neonatal Surgical Emergencies
  Don Null, MD, FAAP
4:45-5:15 Wrap it Up: Daily Summary
  Dr Hallie Keller, MD