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Neonatal Hypoglycemia Conference: Addressing Controversies and Achieving Consensus

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Thank you for your interest in attending this conference; unfortunately, we have reached capacity. If you would like to continue to register for this conference, you will be placed on a waitlist and contacted if/when spots open.

Friday, November 16, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115


Thank you for your interest in the first Neonatal Hypoglycemia Conference. The purpose of this conference is bring together pediatricians, neonatologists, pediatric endocrinologists, nurses and lactation consultants to discuss recent developments in the evaluation and management of neonatal hypoglycemia. National leaders in neonatal hypoglycemia will discuss recent developments and we will discuss how to translate the evidence and recommendations into local guidelines and build consensus.

We will focus on the following clinically important and controversial questions in an interactive conference forum:
1. What should be considered "normal" blood glucose in a neonate and why?
2. What are the available tools/instruments available for blood glucose measurement and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each in the context of neonatal blood glucose measurement?
3. How can we incorporate dextrose gel and feeding into the treatment of NH?
4. How can we establish a practice guideline for NH and evaluate its effectiveness?

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, users will be able to:

1. Recognize the "normal" range of blood glucose for neonates based on their post-natal age and appraise the studies upon which these norms are based.
2. Identify the pros and cons of different blood glucose measurement methodologies in neonates and determine which methods may be best suited for individual institutions.
3. Relate the options for treatment of NH and consider the applicability to individual settings.
4. Construct a interprofessional team structure to devise NH practice guidelines.
5. Decide which outcomes should be measured before and after implementation of the guidelines.

Target Audience

This activity is intended forneonatologists, pediatricians, lactation consultants and NICU/mother-baby nurses.


8:00 am

Sarbattama Sen, MD


Physiology of Newborn Glycemic Control
Rebecca Simmons, MD


Abnormalities of Newborn Glycemic Control
Sara Pinney, MD




What is "normal"? The National Guidelines and the Underlying Data
Paul Rozance, MD


Measurement of Glucose in Newborns: The Pros and Cons of Available Methods
Michael Agus, MD


Panel Discussion
Rebecca Simmons, MD
Joseph Wolfsdorf, MD, BCh
Paul Rozance, MD
Jeffrey Kaiser, MD

12:30 pm



Risk Factors for Neonatal Hypoglycemia: Evolution of Risk Categories
Paul Rozance, MD


Early Life Glycemia and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes: Findings from Clinical Studies
Jeffrey Kaiser, MD




Treatment of Neonatal Hypoglycemia: Feeding, Gel and Intravenous Dextrose
Sarbattama Sen, MD


Developing, Implementing and Refining a Neonatal Hypoglycemia Practice Guideline for your Institution
Katherine Gregory, RN PhD

5:00 pm



Sarbattama Sen, MD-Course Director
Neonatologist, Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine,
Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Harvard Medical School.
Boston, MA

Michael Agus, MD
Division Chief, Division of Medicine Critical Care;
Endowed Chair in Critical Care; Medical Director,
Medicine Intensive Care Unit and Intermediate Care Program,
Co-Medical Director, Biocontainment Unit,
Boston's Children's Hospital.
Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School.
Boston, MA

Katherine Elizabeth Gregory, PhD, RN
Executive Director, Women's and Newborn Health
Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School.
Boston, MA

Jeffrey R. Kaiser, MD, MA, FAAP
Chief, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Penn State Health Children's Hospital.
Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Penn State School of Medicine.
Hershey, PA

Sara Pinney, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Abramson Research Center
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, PA

Paul Rozance, MD
The Frederick C. Battaglia Chair in Neonatology Research
Children's Hospital Colorado.
[Associate] Professor of Pediatrics, Neonatal Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Aurora, CO

Rebecca Simmons, MD
Hallam Hurt Professor Pediatrics,
Perelman School of Medicine,
University of Pennsylvania.
Children's Hospital Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, PA

Joseph Wolfsdorf, MD, BCh
Professor of Pediatrics,
Harvard Medical School.
Director, Diabetes Program
Boston Children's Hospital.
Boston, MA

Registration Fees

- Trainees: $25
- Non-trainee MDs: $100
- RN and allied health: $75

Forms of Payment Accepted:

- Credit Card: Online
- Check: Mail-in/On-site

(Please note-: cash is not accepted)


For questions regarding registration or CME information, please contact the Partners Office of Continuing Professional Development at or 857-282-2515.

Additional Requests

Our Course Coordinator can assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Tangela Kindell prior to the live event at 617-732- 6819.

Provided by:

Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine and Partners HealthCare System

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CME Information

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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