Scott & White Annual Neonatology (SWAN) Conference

Scott & White Annual Neonatology (SWAN) Conference

September 25 to September 27, 2019

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 25, 2019

  • FENAC - Fellows’ Exchange of Neonatal Academic Curriculum

    8 a.m.


    Lea Mallet, PhD

  • 8:15 a.m.

    Neonatology Fellow Research Presentations Session I

  • 10:15 a.m.


  • 10:30 a.m.

    Neonatology Fellow Research Presentations Session II

  • 12:30 p.m.


  • 1:30 p.m.

    How to Produce Quality Research in Neonatology

    Jan Sherman, PhD, RN, NNP-BC

  • 2 p.m.

    Risky Business: The Ins and Outs of the Number Needed to Treat (NNT)

  • 2:30 p.m.

    After Fellowship in the Real World

    Dr. Kaashif Ahmad

  • 3 p.m.


  • 3:15 p.m.

    Is This tweetable? Digital Communication for the Neonatologist

    Clara Song, MD

  • 4 p.m.

    Historical Milestones in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

    Tonse Raju, MD

    Ethics credit

  • 5:30 p.m.


Thursday, September 26, 2019

  • Trial and NICHD Supported Studies | Session Leader – Vijay Nama, MD

    8 a.m.

    Opening Remarks

  • 9 a.m.

    Why Do We Not Always Do What Trials Tell Us to Do?

    Roger Soll, MD

  • 9:15 a.m.

    Impact of NICHD Supported Studies on Today’s Neonatal and Perinatal Management

    Tonse Raju, MD

  • 10:15 a.m.


  • Antenatal and Postnatal Steroids | Session Leader – Veeral Tolia, MD

    10:30 a.m.

    Neonatal Outcomes After Antenatal Steroids by Gestational Age. Are They Equally Effective at All Gestational Ages?

    Wally Carlo, MD

  • 11 a.m.

    Postnatal Steroids – An Overview

    Kristi Watterberg, MD

  • 12 p.m.

    Remarks by Dr. Tolia followed by Q&A

  • 12:30 p.m.


  • Strategies for Prevention of BPD | Session Leader – Lakshmi Katakam, MD, MPH, FAAP

    1:30 p.m.

    Optimal Ventilation Strategies

    Wally Carlo, MD

  • 2:15 p.m.

    Eclectic Treatments for BPD

    Roger Soll, MD

  • 3 p.m.

    Panel Discussion

  • 3:30 p.m.


  • QuICK (Quality Improvement & Clinical Knowledge) Session | Session Leader – Jaleel Mambarambath, MD

    3:45 p.m.

    First Do No Harm

    Alan Lucas, MD

  • 4:45 p.m.

    V.I.P. (Variation In Practice) Session

    Jaleel Mambarambath, MD

    Vinayak Govande, MD

Friday, September 27, 2019

  • Neonatal Resuscitation and Golden Hour | Session Leader – Arpitha Chiruvolu, MD

    8 a.m.

    Introductory Remarks

  • 8:15 a.m.

    Neonatal Resuscitation Program

    Myra Wyckoff, MD

  • 9:15 a.m.

    Avoiding Lung Injury While Saving Babies’ Lives in the Delivery RoomPresentation

    Nathan Sundgren, MD, PhD

  • 10:15 a.m.


  • N.A.N (Neurology And Nutrition) Session | Session Leader – Erin Hamilton-Spence, MD

    10:30 a.m.

    Controversies in Cooling (+)

    Seetha Shankaran, MD

  • 11:30 a.m.


    Boxed lunch

  • Introduction for Messer Lectureship – Audrey Hubbard

    11:45 a.m.

    Brain and Nutrition

    Alan Lucas, MD

  • 12:45 p.m.

    Summary and Closing Remarks

  • 1 p.m.


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 18.75 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians Should claim credit only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*This activity meets Texas requirements for 2 hour(s) of Ethical/Professional Responsibility Education.

For Exhibitors

The 2019 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.

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.

Location and Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn Temple

This activity will be hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn in Temple, Texas, conveniently located near the Baylor Scott and White Medical Center - Temple campus in the medical district of Temple, Texas.

1749 Scott Blvd.
Temple, TX 76504


Baylor Scott & White Health employees must follow the reservation and lodging guidelines outlined in the Travel and Business Expense Policy.

Evaluate and Claim Credit

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



$450 full conference


$350 full conference

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. Emergency cancellations will be handled on a case-by-case basis and may not guarantee partial nor full refund.

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