Neonatal Ventilation Conference & Workshop, Toronto

This is a special one-day conference and a hands-on workshop on neonatal ventilation, the practical challenges and the technology solutions to address those challenges. The conference and workshop are FREE to register; however, due to limited capacity, we have enabled a pre-registration portal to collect information on how many would be interested in participating in this event in person. Our team will confirm your registration by the first week of October 2022 after arranging to accommodate a maximum number of participants at the venue. We will try our best to accommodate the maximum number possible. If we cannot, please don't get disappointed; you will be placed on the priority list for our next workshop event that will be arranged soon.

Goals: The goals of this conference and workshop are to focus on the challenges in day-to-day neonatal practice on mechanical ventilation. The faculty experts show light on the current challenges and the technologies to overcome those challenges to optimize the survival and outcome of our tiny preemies. 

Venue:
MARRIOTT CITY CENTER, TORONTO

Date and Time:
OCT 20, 2022 8 AM to 4.30 PM EST

Overall objectives:

  • To provide an overview of lung protective strategies.
  • To highlight the challenges of both non-invasive and invasive ventilation.
  • How to optimize volume guaranteed ventilation and oxygenation.
  • How to optimize synchronization in both non-invasive and invasive ventilation modes.
  • How to integrate pulse oximetry and NIRS to optimize oxygen titration.
  • How to minimize the burden of both hypoxia and hyperoxia.

Registration Fee: 

Both conference and workshop are FREE to attend (pending confirmation of your placement be our team)

Please click on the Register Now button to pre-register.

Looking forward to seeing you at this exciting conference and workshop.

Sincerely

Dr. Muzafar Gani Abdul Wahab
Dr. Yasser Elsayed

Co-chairs, POCUSNEO & NEOPEDS ACADEMY

Conference Highlights

  • To provide an overview of lung protective strategies.
  • To highlight the challenges of both non-invasive and invasive ventilation.
  • How to optimize volume guaranteed ventilation and oxygenation.
  • How to optimize synchronization in both non-invasive and invasive ventilation modes.
  • How to integrate pulse oximetry and NIRS to optimize oxygen titration.
  • How to minimize the burden of both hypoxia and hyperoxia.

Agenda

8:00 am – 8:30 am
Registration
8:30 am – 8:45 am
Welcome and Orientation
Dr. Muzafar Gani Abdul Wahab
8:45 am – 9:15 am
Lung Protective Strategies in Neonates
Dr. Yasser Elsayed, (Moderator: Dr.Adel Mohamed)
9:15 am – 9.:45 am
Current challenges in Invasive ventilation
Dr. Salhab El Helou, (Moderator: Dr.Nadya Ben Fadel)
9:45 am – 10:15 am
Current challenges in non-Invasive ventilation
Dr. Amit Mukerji, (Moderator: Dr.Yasser Elsayed)
10:15 am – 10.45 am
Panel Discussion Q & A
All faculties (Moderator: Dr.Nadya Ben Fadel)
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Coffee Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Live interactive session with ventilation research lab, USA
Moderated by Mr. Gary Milne
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Lunch Break
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Workshop 1: Challenges with invasive ventilation
Dr. Yasser Elsayed, Dr. Adel Mohamed, Mr. Richard Kauc, Mr. Nick Kolozetti
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Workshop 2: Challenges with non-invasive ventilation
Dr. Muzafar Gani Abdul Wahab, Dr. Nadya Ben Fadel, Mr. Gary Milne, Ms. Erin Mclaughlin
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Coffee Break
3:15 pm – 3:40 pm
Oxygen Titration: A Novel Approach
Dr. Yasser Elsayed
3:40 pm – 4:05 pm
Oxygen Titration: Case Scenario
Dr. Muzafar Gani Abdul Wahab
4:05 pm – 4:30 pm
Open Discussions
All faculties (Moderator: Dr.Adel Mohamed)
4:30 pm
Closing remarks and end of sessions
Dr.Adel Mohamed

Sponsors

CME Accreditations

    Speakers

    Dr. Muzafar Gani Abdul Wahab

    Associate Professor
    Dept of Pediatrics
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

    Dr. Abdul Wahab (a.k.a Dr.Gani) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University. He pursued his medical training in India, completed his postgraduate training in Pediatrics and Neonatology at Manipal University India and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program, and Masters in eHealth at McMaster University. He was the Program Director for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program at McMaster University from 2013 to 2018. He was the first recipient of McMaster's prestigious DPLEIA Award for his educational innovation during his leadership. His passion is training and knowledge translation in TnEcho and Point of care ultrasound in Neonatology. He is now the Program Director for the TNE fellowship and chair of the TNE and POCUS committee at McMaster. He is the founding co-chair of the international POCUSNEO program in Canada. He conducted several local, international, and online conferences, courses, and workshops on TNE and POCUS

    Dr. Yasser Elsayed

    Associate Professor
    Dept of Pediatrics
    University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

    Yasser Elsayed is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Manitoba, Staff Neonatologist, and Researcher at the children's hospital research institute of Manitoba. He is the Founder and Director of the integrated hemodynamics program and point of care ultrasound in Winnipeg. The co-chair of the POCUSNEO group. He conducted more than 50 workshops in the last 5 years locally, nationally, and internationally. His research interests are in the field of hemodynamics and physiology-oriented practice. He was the co-chair of the Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting 2020.

    Dr. Salhab El Helou

    Associate Professor
    Dept of Pediatrics
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

    Dr. Salhab el Helou is an Associate Professor and the Division Head of Neonatology within the Department of Pediatrics. He is also the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation – Jack Sinclair Chair in Neonatology at McMaster University, dedicated to Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. He received his medical degree from the University of Heidelberg where he was also trained as a Pediatrician, Neonatologist and Pediatric Intensivist. Thereafter, Salhab el Helou worked as a senior attending Neonatologist and Pediatric Intensivist at the interdisciplinary NICU/PICU of Lucerne, Switzerland from 2001 to 2010. In addition to his clinical knowledge, he graduated from a Masters program in the Management of Health Care Institutions. Beside his broad clinical areas of interest, his academic focus lies in quality improvement and patient safety, health services research and neonatal infection, and he is currently undertaking a multi-year project in Safety Culture.

    Dr. Amit Mukerji

    Associate Professor
    Dept of Pediatrics
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

    Dr. Amit Mukerji is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University, and an attending neonatologist at McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences since September 2014. He completed medical school at McMaster University (2008), pediatrics residency at the Hospital for Sick Children (2011) and clinical fellowship in neonatal perinatal medicine at the University of Toronto (2013). He has completed work for a Master’s in Clinical Epidemiology at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto (2017). Dr. Mukerji has a keen interest in neonatal ventilation, in particular identification of optimal non-invasive respiratory strategies. Since joining the faculty at McMaster, he has published over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals, mostly in the realm of neonatal respiratory support. He is the recipient of an Early Career Award from Hamilton Health Sciences to support his research work. In addition, he serves as the respiratory lead in the Division of Neonatology at McMaster University, is the national co-chair of the BPD EPIQ subcommittee, and the CNN site investigator for Hamilton Health Sciences.

    Dr. Adel Mohamed

    Associate Professor
    Dept of Pediatrics
    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

    Dr. Adel Mohamed is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto, Staff Neonatologist, Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Mohamed is the Founder and Director of point of care Lung ultrasound, Toronto. He is the Chair of the Canadian Steering Committee of Point of care lung ultrasound. Member of the Organizing Committee and Executive member of the POCUSNEO group. He conducted many local, national and international lung ultrasound workshops. His research interests are in patient-oriented research and research on the utility of point-of-care lung ultrasound in the NICUs.

    Dr. Nadya Ben Fadel

    Associate Professor
    Dept of Pediatrics
    University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Dr. Ben Fadel is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa and a Neonatologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Ottawa Hospital (TOH). She completed her residency training at the University of Ottawa, and her neonatal fellowship at the University of Toronto, followed by six months of “mini-fellowship” in cardiology at CHEO. She holds a master’s degree in Health Professional Medical Education. She is currently the program director of both the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship and the Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography Fellowships Perinatal Medicine program in Ottawa. Dr. Ben Fadel has a great interest in studying neonatal hemodynamics. Her main research focus is on the use of TnEcho and point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She has a great passion for teaching and learning in those areas of neonatal care.

    Mr. Richard Kauc

    Respiratory Therapist
    Medtronic
    Brampton, ON
    Canada

    Richard Kauc is a Registered Respiratory Therapist in Ontario, Canada. Previous experience includes working as a staff RRT at The Credit Valley Hospital, The Mississauga Hospital and Fox Flight Air Ambulance, transporting critically ill patients worldwide. He is currently employed by Medtronic as a ventilation specialist supporting Canadian hospitals to optimize mechanical ventilation practice and outcomes.

    Mr. Nick Kolozetti

    Respiratory Therapist
    Medtronic
    Brampton, ON
    Canada

    Nick Kolozetti is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and Certified Clinical Anesthesia Assistant with over 20 years of healthcare services experience, including: neonatal and pediatric critical care and ECMO (Hospital for Sick Children); procedural sedation and general anesthesia (University Health Network); clinical quality and patient safety (Unity Health Toronto); clinical education and high-fidelity simulation. As Clinical Specialist, Nick supports education and training for Medtronic’s critical care and patient monitoring solutions, including INVOSTM cerebral/somatic oximetry and NellcorTM pulse oximetry.

    Mr. Gary Milne

    Respiratory Therapist
    Medtronic
    Boulder, CO
    United States

    Graduated from Indiana University with a BS in RT. Previous Indiana State President. Indiana Hoosier Scholar. Published in Respiratory Care. 13 Patients granted around Ventilator Design. Lectured to Physicians, Nurses and Respiratory Therapist worldwide for 29 Years with a special focus on Asynchrony and simulation education. AARC Member since 1982. Has worked for Medtronic for 29 Years and is currently working in the Marketing department for Medtronic. He has spent much of his time as the clinical lead for the company for ventilation. He has a passion for teaching and making each presentation memorable.

    Ms. Erin Mclaughlin

    Respiratory Therapist
    Medtronic
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada

    Erin McLaughlin RRT Graduated Respiratory Therapy with honors from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2009. She started her career at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton and has both neonatal and pediatric critical care experience. Erin joined Medtronic in 2013 and has worked in both a clinical specialist role for patient monitoring and a territory manager role for critical care.

    The conference begins on

    October 20, 2022, 8:00 am EST
    *Require Pre-Registration