NANT 12th Annual Conference: Mission Excellence


The Annual NANT Conference is the Only One of Its Kind in the World. It serves an international group of neonatal OTs, PTs, and SLPs in order to advance the specialized knowledge and skills required to work in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
The conference allows attendees to experience leading-edge presentations on a range of neonatal therapy topics, interact with exhibitors who supply products and services to the field, and network with colleagues from around the globe.

NANT strives to offer attendees, presenters, exhibitors, and guests an experience that encompasses all our Core Values while delivering a quality program that is well constructed and delivered with customer service in mind.

NANT Conference Objectives:
Participants will:
Identify current evidence related to neonatal therapy interventions utilized in the NICU.
List evidence-based feeding practices and innovations for the neonatal population.
Recognize interventions utilized in the NICU that support infant neuroprotection and neurodevelopment.
List strategies to improve family-centered care in the NICU.

*These sessions ONLY have been approved for the following IL EI credits:

April 1
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

*Welcome & Keynote: Mission Excellence: Lessons From Tiny Humans-1 WWF

Concurrent Sessions:
-10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

*Associations Between Feeding and Development of Preterm Infants in the NICU and Throughout the First Year of Life-0.5 TYP, 0.5 ATY

*Caring Together: Responding to the Opioid Epidemic through Interprofessional, Family-Centered Care-1 WWF

-11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

*Arm and Arm, Let's Lead Babies on the Road to Recovery: Brachial Plexus Injury Rehabilitation-0.5 ATY, 0.5 INT

*Skills & Drills: Interactive FEES Case Studies to Propel You Towards Excellence-1 INT

-1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

*Optimizing the Early Sensory Environment: An Update on the Evidence-1 INT

*Use of Thickeners in Feeding Practice: A Research Roundtable-1 INT

-2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

*Improving Developmental Outcomes in a Low Resource Environment: Enhancing Excellence in Any-1 INT

*Adventures in Neonatal Therapy: The Hopeful Story of Releasing Perfection to Make Room for Bigger Impact on the Developmental Outcomes for Preterm Infants-0.5 INT, 0.5 WWF

-4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

*Taking the Mystery out of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)-1 ATY

April 2
-9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

*Neonatal Therapy Science: The Year in Review 2021-1 INT

Concurrent Sessions:
-10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

*Implementation of Finding N.E.M.O.: NICU Early Mobility Optimization- 1 INT

*Community Re-entry for Infant Feeding with Tracheostomies-0.5 ATY, 0.5 INT

-11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

*Raising the Next Generation of Neonatal Therapists-1 INT

*Neonatal Massage: What, Why and How?-1 WWF

-1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

*The Road to Excellence is Paved with Wrong Turns: Improving the Way we Honor our Bedside Mistakes-1 WWF

*A Novel Method to Evaluate Suck-Swallow and Breathe Coordination in Preterm Infants: Influence of Positioning and Feeding Technique on Suck-Swallow and Breathe Coordination-1 AS

-2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

*Torticollis from NICU Through the First Year: More than Just a “Twisted Neck”-1 ATY

-3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

*Courageous Communication: Cultivating our Power to Foster Effective Teamwork-0.5 INT, 0.5 WWF

Location Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Date 4/1/2022 8:00 AM - 4/2/2022 4:30 PM (Check in 7:30 AM)
Sponsor National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT)
Contact Tiphanie Nichols (866) 999-5524
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
7. Ongoing communication & collaboration
8. Quality services
Credit Hours 0
Cost $525 members, $625 non-menbers
Status Closed