Conference objectives:


  • Hydrops Fetalis: infant case study presentation
  • Neonatal seizures, EEG interpretation, and brain injury
  • Milk protein intolerance


  • Controversy of vaccines
  • Moral dilemmas in nursing care
  • Nursing boundaries and therapeutic communication with parents in distress


  • Parent Panel Discussion: NICU survival and nursing care
  • Making a difference


Friday, April 27, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Lerner Research Institute
9620 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106



Parking is available at:
2101 East 100th Street
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Holiday Inn Cleveland Clinic
8650 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
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Reservations: Call 844.748.2877
Rate: $129.00 per night (Must reserve by March 27 before 5 p.m. and identify yourself as CCF Event Participants)

Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation

Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation


  • Wendy May, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC, Neonatology, Cleveland Clinic
  • Mary Ann Dominick, MSN, APRN, CNP, Neonatology, Cleveland Clinic
  • Sarah Nagle-Yang, MD, Psychiatry-Adult Psychiatry, University Hospitals
  • Frank Esper, MD, Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Cleveland Clinic
  • Marita D'Netto, MD, Neonatology, Cleveland Clinic
  • Neil Friedman, MBChB, Center for Pediatric Neurosciences, Cleveland Clinic


Day One Conference Agenda
7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Moral Dilemmas in Nursing Care
Wendy May, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC
Neonatology, Cleveland Clinic
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Hydrops Fetalis: Increasing the Odds of Survival
Mary Ann Dominick, MSN, APRN, CNP
Neonatology, Cleveland Clinic
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Nursing Strategies and Professional Boundaries with Challenging Families
Sarah Nagle-Yang, MD
Psychiatry-Adult Psychiatry, University Hospitals
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Understanding Immunity in the NICU World and the Vaccine Controversy
Frank Esper, MD
Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Cleveland Clinic
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. What's in Your Diaper? Milk Protein Intolerance
Marita D'Netto, MD
Neonatology, Cleveland Clinic
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. A Glimpse into the Neonatal Brain: Seizures, EEG Interpretation, and Brain Injury
Neil Friedman, MBChB
Center for Pediatric Neurosciences, Cleveland Clinic
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. NICU Parent Panel Discussion: Making a Difference in Nursing Care
4:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. Evaluations and Closing Remarks


Cleveland Clinic Enterprise is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation



  • Registration due by April 11, 2018
  • Registration money cannot be refunded. If needed, registration may be deferred to next year’s conference.
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be included
  • For any questions, please contact Mary Beth Sevastos at 216.445.9714
  • Register Now!
Conference Fees
Cleveland Clinic Employee $85
Non-Cleveland Clinic Employee $85