2021 Neonatal Symposium


Annual Neonatal Symposium
Celebrating 40 Years of Advances and Controversies in Neonatal Medicine

Presented by

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, The Mildred Stahlman Division of Neonatology


Neonatal Symposium 2021

Dear Symposium Participant,

Due to the unpredictable dynamic of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the very difficult but necessary decision to postpone our 40th Annual Conference to the coming year 2021 (November 11-12). As of now, all of our speakers for 2020 are planning on joining us in 2021. We feel it is most important to prioritize the safety of our attendees and speakers. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change of plans.

You are currently on our mailing list and will receive updates as soon as they become available. If you have had a recent email address change and would like to continue to receive notices or if you would like to be removed from our mailing list, please let us know by contacting Angie Tune (angie.tune@vumc.org). 

If you have any further questions and/or concerns, please email us at angie.tune@vumc.org.


November 11-12, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn
1715 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

Please monitor our website for updated information on our speakers and registration in the coming months.

What You'll Learn

This symposium features practical, take-home information for Neonatologists and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners addressing current issues in neonatal and perinatal medicine.

Neonatologists in academic and community hospital settings, neonatal nurse practitioners, and pediatricians will find the material relevant to their practice. Other members of the NICU interdisciplinary team, nurses, RTs, nutritionists, and pharmacists, may also find the information of value.

After this CME activity, participants should be able to describe and discuss:

  • Pathophysiology and management of congenital heart disease, neonatal acute kidney injury, neonatal lung disease, and extreme prematurity.
  • Neonatal nutrition and its effects on long-term outcomes of premature infants.
  • Differential diagnoses of challenging neonatal radiologic case studies.
  • Bioethics and shared decision making in the NICU.
  • Advances in care of neonates with cleft lip and palate.

CME Credit

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is designated for a maximum of 13 CNE Contact Hours. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Directors

Jörn-Hendrik Weitkamp, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director for Patient-Oriented Research
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt


Angie Tune, Administrative Assistant
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
(615) 322-7094


Lori Berg, Administrative Assistant
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt