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Registration for the 2022 NICU Leadership Forum is now closed.

WHAT OUR NURSE LEADERS

Have To Say!

“For me the biggest takeaway was realizing I was not alone. Everyone in leadership always seemed so together and confident but through multiple sessions I learned everyone felt insecure at some point. Knowing that they had overcome gave me the confidence to continue forward and evolve into a better leader.”

“I have been coming to Synova conferences for 20 years. When I first started to come, I was a really young leader.  I don’t even know if I considered myself a leader and I grew so much as a leader during those y ears and I have to credit so much of that to the Synova conferences.”

“Sometimes as a leader you have to dig really deep to support your team and I really believe that the NICU Leadership Forum and the mentors I have gained through this community have made me a better leader.   Even though it’s hard right now we have to keep growing together.”

“The forum of people is such a great group that I have gotten to know over the years that gives you an incredible amount of support not just at the conference but all year long.”

The Path to Recovery: Leading Your Team with Resolve and Respect

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Path to Recovery: Leading Your Team with Resolve and Respect

Our recent past has focused on shortages, surges, and in many cases short-term solutions. How can we stop putting out fires, have time for reflection and mindfulness, and begin our team’s (and our own) recovery? Join us as we find a better path forward. At the 2022 NICU Leadership Forum we will:

  • Collaborate on methods to reduce burnout and improve engagement
  • Develop lasting strategies to retain staff
  • Create a multifaceted approach to foster recovery
  • Share stories of success and find renewed joy in our careers

Call For Abstracts

Are you interested in submitting an abstract for a 60 or 20 minute speaking spot, or poster?

2022 NICU LEADERSHIP FORUM

Speaker Lineup

Jason Wolf

Keynote Speaker

Jason Wolf, Ph.D., CPXP

President & CEO, The Beryl Institute

Keynote Headline TBD

Keynote session description to be written.

Featured Speakers

Alisha Cornell

DNP, MSN, RN

SaaS Senior Clinical Implementation Consultant | Healthcare Quality Improvement | Higher Ed Faculty | Operations Strategist

K. Brown Sims

Kim Brown Sims

MBA, RN, PHN, FACHE, NEA-BC, LBBH

CEO & Founder, KBS Leadership Consulting, Inc.

Lisa Mason

DNP, MHA, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Senior Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Services, Children’s Health System of Texas

Elizabeth Rochin

PhD, RN, NE-BC

President, National Perinatal Information Center

2022 NICU LEADERSHIP FORUM

Pre-Conference Events

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The Intersection of Equity & Leadership (Full day)

Objectives:

  • Making the business case for empathy to mitigate burnout and turnover
  • Explore the patient’s experience using the lens of equity
  • Discuss how to develop and maintain professional relationships which being equitable and inclusive
  • Understand the impact of bias and racism on maternal and neonatal care outcomes
  • Share the values and benefits of self-care & wellness as a nurse leader

Faculty:

Rose Horton, MSM, RN, NEA, BC
Nicole Dixon, MSN, RN, RNC-LRN

RATES:

$299 USD

Headline TBD For 2022 (Full day)

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Faculty:

First LastName, TBD

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RATES:

$TBD USD

Lori Armstrong

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR

Brochure & Agenda

Brochure

Take a look at our NICU Leadership Forum brochure for an overview of the 2022 NICU Leadership Forum Event.

Agenda

Our agenda is ever expanding. Take a look to see what we’ll be talking about at this year’s event.

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Rates

MAIN CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

$799 USD Early Bird Registration (Ending January 14th, 2022)
$849 USD Regular Registration
$949 USD Late Registration (After February 25th, 2022, If Available)

Synova Event Scholarship

APPLY FOR A

Conference Scholarship

Synova will be granting tuition scholarship for NICU nurse leaders to attend the 2022 NICU Leadership Forum. Scholarship application deadline is December 1st. Notifications will begin mid-January. If accepted you commit to attend the event.

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Conference Details

  • Who Should Attend?

    • NICU Directors, Managers, Supervisors and members of their leadership teams
    • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Supervisors
    • Executive Directors of Women’s Services
  • When & Where

    2022 NICU Leadership Forum will be held at the Naples Grande in Naples, FL, April 3-7, 2022

  • Program Changes

    Synova reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most up-to-date agenda is online.

  • ACCREDITATION

    The NICU Leadership Forum is approved for approximately 18 contact hours through Abbott Nutrition Health Institute. The pre-conferences will be awarded contact hours depending on the length of the program.

  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

    The 2022 NICU Leadership Forum will be held at the Naples Grande.

    Naples Grande
    475 Seagate Drive
    Naples, Florida 34103

    Naples Grande Beach Resort is one of the most exciting resorts in Florida and promises to be the region’s most sought after destination for all beachside escapes. Set on 23 waterfront acres, the resort promises to be a sanctuary of beachfront sophistication complemented by spectacular ocean views and a portfolio of world-class amenities, including a luxurious spa, an 18-hole championship golf course, 15 tournament grade tennis courts as well as a beautiful beach and a vibrant swimming pool deck at the heart of the resort experience.

    A limited block of rooms is being held at a special group rate of $239 per night (plus tax). The resort fee is waived. Reservations will be made available at the end of 2021 and must be made prior to March 11, 2022; rooms will be available as space allows.

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    AIR & GROUND TRANSPORTATION

    RSW Southwest Florida International Airport is the closest airport to the conference center. Super shuttle, rental cars, taxis and Ubers are available.