About the Conference

Click HERE to register online.  View the Brochure HERE

Date: February 22-23, 2018


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


Three lodging options with special conference rates currently available. Make reservations early as there is a limited amount of rooms available at the special rates. Be sure to mention the Transport Conference when booking.

$139 - University Park Marriott - 800-228-9290 or click this link:
Book your group rate for Primary Children's Neo-Natal Transport Conference

$110 - University of Utah Guest House - 801-587-1000

$106 - Little America, located Downtown - 800-437-5288


Salt Lake City light rail system, TRAX, has stops at the airport and Primary Children’s Hospital.  Using public transportation mode in GoogleMaps on your phone will connect you to train schedules and station locations.  Or, for train schedules, go to: rideuta.com

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


Thursday, February 22, 2018 7–8 AM - Registration / Continental breakfast 8–8:10 AM - Opening remarks 8:10–9:10 AM - Somebody’s Someone 
Jeffery T. Hirschi, DO  
9:10–9:40 AM - Neonatal ECMO
Donald M. Null Jr., MD, FAAP
9:40–10:10 AM - Balancing Act: Cardiopulmonary Interactions
Richard A. Orr, MD
10:10–10:30 AM - Break / Exhibits 10:30–11:30 AM - What's the Story? Case Presentations 
Allison Keller, MD, and Stephen Minton, MD
11:30 AM–12 - Four Bad Things: Tetrology of Fallot
David Bailly, DO
12 –12:30 PM - Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Pediatric Hypothermia
Rose Linsler, FNP
12:30–1:30 PM - Lunch 1:30–2:30 PM It’s Not Always Black and White: X-ray/CT Interpretation
Wyc Cheatham, MD
2:30–3 PM - The Team Approach: Neonatal Telemedicine in Transport
Erick Ridout, MD
3–3:30 PM - The Lazarus Effect: Post Arrest Care
Andrew G. Smith, MD
3:30–3:45 PM - Break / Exhibits 3:45–4:45 PM - Not So Accidental: NAT
Bruce E. Herman, MD
4:45–5:15 PM - Mind Shielding
Rich Landward, LCSW, MPA, MBB
Friday, February 23, 2018 7–8 AM - Registration / Continental breakfast 8–8:10 AM - Opening remarks 8:10–9:10 AM - Surviving Sepsis
Richard A. Orr, MD
9:10–9:40 AM - Beautiful but Deadly: Lightning Strikes
Allison Keller, MD
9:40–10:10 AM - Influencing Natural Selection: Survival Necessities
David Weber, FP-C
10:10–10:30 AM - Break / Exhibits 10:30–11:30 AM - The Need for Speed: Neonatal Surgical Emergencies
Donald M. Null Jr., MD, FAAP
11:30 AM–12 - Tricks of the Trade: Managing the Pediatric Airway
Laurie Merrick, BSN, RN, CCRN
12 –12:30 PM - What is Neonatal PMH? Important Maternal Info.
Erick Ridout, MD
12:30–1:30 PM - Lunch 1:30–2:30 PM - Bad Weather: Can You Help Me Fly
Jerry Bastian, MA
2:30–3 PM - What’s in Vogue? Neonatal Medications
Stephen Minton, MD
3–3:30 PM - Killer Trend: Overdose & Polypharmacy
William Bradley Poss, MD, FACHE
3:30–3:45 PM - Break / Exhibits 3:45–4:45 PM - Tiny Tickers: Neonatal Cardiac Transport
Shaji Menon, MD
4:45–5:15 PM - It’s a Wrap: Summary and Review
Allison Keller, MD

Landing Zone: Props and Hops (cost included)

Set your flaps and adjust your throttle to get ready for an adventure-filled night! Come and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the conference. Food, fun, and beverages provided.

Optional lab days and workshops

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Session 1: 1–3 PM, Session 2: 3:30–5:30 PM These optional pre-conference sessions are for main conference attendees. Registration space is limited. More information regarding time and transportation will be in confirmation emails.

Simulation Lab

Join us for realistic transport simulation experience between the ambulance and Primary Children's Hospital simulation center. Sessions focus on both neonatal and pediatric care. This program provides hands-on, interactive training in cognitive and behavioral skills. Our goal is to improve clinical skills, teamwork, and communication when managing a crisis situation.

Procedure Lab

The procedure lab focuses on intubations, difficult airways, umbilical lines, I.O’s, and chest tubes.

The fee schedule is as follows:

  • $395 - Main Conference (RNs, RTs, and others)
  • $495 - Mid-Level Providers and Physicians
  • $250 - One Day Conference Registration
  • $250 - Optional Labs

Cost increases by $50 for the full conference, and by $25 for one day and labs registrations after January 22, 2018.

Registration information:  Click HERE to register online

Registration deadline is Friday, February 16, 2018.  After the registration deadline, please call 801-662-3502 for conference seat availability.

Cancellation Policy: Written notice is required to receive a refund.  All refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee.  No refunds will be made after February 9, 2018.

Credit Information

Nursing Credit

ANA-Western Multistate Division

"Primary Children’s Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-state Division, an accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.”  Arizona, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association.

This continuing education activity has 15 contacts for the man conference and an additional 2-4 contact hours based on attendance at the optional labs.  Successful completion is submission of a claim for credit based on the sessions and length of time attended. 

Any display or use of any commercial product at this educational activity does not imply ANCC commission on accreditation or WMSD endorsement of the products.   


Respiratory Care Credit

Primary Children’s Hospital has submitted an application for 15 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 accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Primary Children’s Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine.  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 15 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.