Scott & White Annual Neonatology (SWAN) Conference

Scott & White Annual Neonatology (SWAN) Conference

September 19 to September 21, 2018

Hilton Garden Inn • Temple, Texas


Designed for neonatologists, pediatricians, family practice, nurses, advance practice professionals, respiratory therapists, residents, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and dietitians involved in the care of neonates.

Upon completion of this activity, the attendee should be able to:
  • Optimize appropriate length of stay.
  • Apply the current concepts of ventilator management along with ongoing advancements in NICU.
  • Demonstrate better management and treatment of HIE and improve the outcomes.
  • Effectively implement the quality improvement projects across Baylor Scott and White Hospitals based on interactive sessions with visiting faculties

Program Agenda

Presentation materials, when available, maybe downloaded in pdf format. The password will be emailed to participants prior to the activity.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

  • FENAC - Fellows’ Exchange of Neonatal Academic Curriculum (By Invitation Only)

    8:15 a.m.

    Fellow Introductions and Interactions

    Lea Mallet, PhD and Naveed Hussain, MD

  • PNAC – Physician Nurse Advisory Council – Baylor Scott & White (By Invitation Only)

    Annual Admin. Meeting

  • 9:45 a.m.


  • 10:15 a.m.

    Faculty Advice and Guidance

  • Panel Discussion - Optimizing NICU Length of Stay

  • Lunch

    12:15 p.m.

  • Afternoon Sessions - Open for all Participants

    1:15 p.m.

    NAVA Workshop


    Greg Miller, MD

    Mahmoud Ali, MD


    Supplemental handouts:

    - Workshop Literature

    - Setup and Troubleshooting Guide

  • Quality, Culture, & BurnoutPresentation

    Moderator: Gautham Suresh, MD

  • 5:15 p.m.


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

  • 8:15 a.m.

    Non-Invasive Ventilation (HFNC/CPAP)

    Ramanathan, MD

  • 9 a.m.

    Neurally Adjusted Ventilation Assist (NAVA)Presentation

    Howard Stein, MD

  • 9:45 a.m.


  • 10 a.m.

    European Consensus Guidelines for Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) and Surfactant Therapy

    David Sweet, MD

  • 10:45 a.m.

    Ventilator Strategies for Severe BPD

    Bradley Yoder, MD

  • 11:30 a.m.

    International Symposium Discussion for BPD/CLD Prevention

  • 12:15 p.m.


  • 1:15 p.m.

    Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) to Treat or Not to Treat

    Prakesh Shah, MD

  • 2 p.m.

    Non-invasive Ventilation (BiPAP/Duo PAP/NIMV)

    Ramanathan, MD

  • 2:45 p.m.


  • 3 p.m.

    Infections in NICU, What Is New

    Pablo Sanchez, MD

  • 3:45 p.m.

    Culture of Culture Negative Sepsis and Antibiotic Stewardsip

    J.B. Cantey, MD

  • 4:30 p.m.

    Panel Discussion

  • Dinner Talk/Messer Lectureship

    7:30 p.m.

    The Saga of Neonatal Jaundice

    Vinod Bhutani, MD

Friday, September 21, 2018

Accreditation and Credit Designation



The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Baylor Scott & White Health System is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.1 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians Should claim credit only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Exhibitor Registration

The 2018 Scott & White Neonatal (SWAN) Conference welcomes exhibitor participation at this activity. This annual event is host to pediatricians and neonatologists, as well as other allied healthcare providers in Texas and the surrounding five state regions.

Download the vendor packet

Contact Us

If you would like more information about granting and/or other sponsorship opportunities or if you have questions about exhibiting, please contact CME coordinator Cheryl Massar.


About Hilton Garden Inn

Unwind in a sophisticated and spacious guest room featuring an HDTV, refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. Stay connected using complimentary WiFi or catch up with work at the large desk with ergonomic chair. Make yourself at home and sleep tight on our Garden Sleep System® bed, providing pressure-free support for a restorative night's sleep. Upgrade to a suite and enjoy an additional TV and a separate living area with sofa bed.

1749 Scott Blvd.
Temple, TX 76504


Evaluate and Claim Credit

Evaluate the speakers from each day and claim continuing education credit.



$500 full conference early registration
$550 full conference after September 1
$225 daily


$350 full conference
$150 daily

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The registration fee for this conference includes sessions, lunch on specified dates as well as the online syllabus. Pre-registration for the conference and dinner is required. Onsite registrations will incur a $50 onsite registration convenience fee. Cancellations in writing received prior to September 15, 2017 will be charged a $100 administrative fee.  Cancellations received after September 15, 2017 will not be refunded. Emergency cancellations will be handled on a case-by-case basis and may not guarantee partial nor full refund.

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