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Have you looked at recently? In the beginning of March, NANN unveiled a new association Web site. The site features an updated layout and design that allows members to easily navigate and explore content and includes a new drop-down menu that organizes information into the following categories: about, membership, education and research, professional development, industry support, and publications. Important topics, such as membership, the annual conference, and advocacy, occupy prime real estate on the homepage, making it easy for members to find what they are looking for with the fewest number of clicks. If you encounter difficulty finding what you need, the site boasts a new and improved search function to help locate relevant content. NANN will analyze search terms on an ongoing basis to ensure the Web site features content that is appropriate and of interest to our members.


Trending Topics Newsfeed

For the most timely and current news affecting neonatal nurses and our patients, check out "What's New?" which gives members easy access to trending topics, such as NANN's first annual virtual lobby week, information on Zika virus, and the latest educational opportunities. There is a link to the 2 latest CNENow! modules: "The Management of Human Milk in the NICU" and "Improving Outcomes With Colostrum Human Milk-Evidence Guide to Practice." These modules are available in the NANN store and are free for NANN members!


The Information You Need

Visit the "About" section to learn more about our association's history, code of ethics, position statements, advocacy efforts, awards program, leadership, and staff members. Our "Membership" section gathers everything members need easy access to in one place, including information on how to join and renew, member benefits, NANNP, chapters, special interest groups, MyNANN community, options for member involvement, and your account.


Ways to Get More Involved

The "Education and Research" section features content on the annual conference, research, scholarships, and contests, as well as educational products that are available for purchase in our store. New to the profession or looking for opportunities to advance your career? The Web site's "Professional Development" section offers information about the subspecialty of neonatal nursing, how to maintain your NCC certification, and graduate programs and provides access to the valuable career center. The "Industry Support" section details the various ways to partner with and support the work of our organization-through the industry relations council, advertising, exhibiting at conference, providing commercial support, or hosting a satellite symposia. If you are interested in keeping up with the latest advances in neonatal nursing practice, visit the "Publications" section, which is home to our journal, newsletter, and NANN SmartBrief.


Available on the Go

What if you aren't on your computer and you need to access NANN's Web site? Just use your smartphone or tablet! NANN's responsive design allows you to access the Web site wherever you are and still enjoy a positive user experience! Stop by today to check it out. Also, don't forget that NANN is on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.



The 32nd Annual Educational Conference is right around the corner! The conference will be held in Palm Springs, California, Wednesday, October 26-Saturday, October 29, 2016, at the Renaissance Palm Springs and Palm Springs Convention Center. The Conference Planning Committee is working hard to ensure our members not only experience phenomenal educational and networking opportunities but also have a lot of fun in the desert. This year's topics include neonatal abstinence syndrome, donor human milk, long-term cardiac care, palliative care, skin care, and pharmacology, among others.



The International Neonatal Consortium (INC), which was hosted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Silver Spring, Maryland, met in early March. The aim of the consortium is to accelerate the development of safe, effective therapies for newborns. Regulators from the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency, European Medicines Agency, Health Canada, and the FDA gathered to discuss these therapies with international academic experts, interested companies, neonatal nursing organizations, National Institutes of Health institutes, patient groups, and nonprofit organizations. NANN's representative at the meeting was Dr Wakako Eklund, who also spoke at the event.

From right to left: ... - Click to enlarge in new windowFrom right to left: Carole Kenner, PhD, RN, NNP, FAAN, CEO of Council of International Neonatal Nurses, NANN past-president, and event speaker; Wakako Eklund, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, NANN's representative to INC and event speaker; and Deb Discenza, mom to 30-week-old Becky, author of