1. Section Editor(s): RYAN, ANGELA MS, NNP-BC

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The Annual Conference in Florida was a great success. The weather was beautiful (most of the time), and there were opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. There were a large number of educational opportunities to choose from including clinical advances, management practices, and advocacy forums, with the multiple breakout sessions to which we had a lot of flexibility. Our next annual conference will be held in Austin, Texas. It will be our "Silver Anniversary," and we have a lot of activities planned as well as the educational opportunities. It is an excellent time to talk with your NANN colleagues about their practice. It is always good to be able to compare practice and bring back fresh ideas. So tell a colleague about our next annual conference in Austin, Texas, on September 23-26, 2009!!


2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN)!! Throughout 2009, we will be highlighting our past conferences and presidents, our numerous publications, and our continued efforts to build a stronger organization. Look for anniversary reminders throughout the year and on the special section on the NANN Web site!!


NANN's Annual Educational Conference in Austin Texas this coming September will kick off with a special event honoring our founding members and all past NANN presidents. In addition to the conference we will be celebrating NANN's Silver Anniversary throughout this upcoming year by examining the evolution of neonatal care in many areas including: ethics, transport, and resuscitation.


However, we need your help to celebrate this important milestone!! Do you have photos of conferences or neonatal nursing practice from the past 25 years? If so, we would love to include them in our celebration!! We would also like to see photos of:


* equipment used in the NICU 25 years ago


* nurses in the NICU


* neonates 25 years ago-and now, all grown up!!



Please send photos to the NANN National Office, 4700 W. Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025, Attn: Marilyn Rutkowski, or e-mail photos to Please note, photos will not be returned, so please send photo copies or scans.


We look forward to including your contributions on our web site and in other communications. The photos also will be displayed at the NANN 25th Annual Educational Conference, September 23-26, 2009, in Austin, TX. Don't miss it!!