Neonatal Neurology surgeons and physicians will want to mark their calendars for the 2019 Neonatal Neurology Convention. The Fourth International Symposium on the Fetal Brain will present top speakers and researchers in the field of neonatal neurology and brain development. It will take place on November 21–22, 2019, at the Fetal Medicine Institute at the Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC.
Topics will include:
Pregnancy-Related Maternal Health
Maternal Stress-Depression and Altered Fetal Brain Development
Postnatal Outcomes after Pregnancy-Related Stress and Depression
Impact of Stress and Depression on Brain Development: Insights from Neuroimaging
The focus of the Symposium is on new information about the effects of the mother’s mental health on the development of the fetal brain. It provides insights from the fields of epigenetics, endocrinology, neurophysiology, quantitative neuroimaging, and mental health. The goal of the Symposium is to gain insight that supports actions that need to be taken that relate to this new information.
The connection between SSRIs and their impact on the developing brain will also be presented. The Symposium will end with a presentation that maps the road ahead in terms of screening and how to apply this new information. It will end with a panel discussion from representatives from the American Psychiatry Association, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Institutes of Mental Health and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Key presenters include Tracy Bale, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Epigenetic Research in Child Health and Brain Development in the School of Medicine. Lee Ann Savior Beers, M.D., Medical Director for Municipal and Regional Affairs within Children’s National’s Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health and Child Health Advocacy Institute and other highly acclaimed researchers in the field of fetal medicine.
This is an opportunity to connect with top professionals in the field and learn about cutting-edge research in the field. This convention will play a key role in driving future research and practice in the area of maternal mental health and fetal development. This field has some promising insights in-store and is the next frontier in the ability to improve outcomes that give babies a healthy start.
Visiting the Area
While you are in the area for the Symposium, you might want to visit some of the area attractions. The Symposium will be held in the heart of Washington, DC, and it is close to the National Mall. You could also visit the Smithsonian Institute, or visit the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. You can also enjoy a host of fine dining in the area too.
Washington, DC Hotels
The Symposium is close to some of the best hotels in Washington, DC. For a limited time, the conference is offering discounted rates atthe Four Seasons. This upscale hotel boasts a five-star, five-diamond rating and offers guests a resort-like atmosphere. The on-site restaurant, BOURBON STEAK, is destination-worthy in itself.
If the discounted rooms at the Four Seasons are sold out, or you just want to stay somewhere else that is more sophisticated, the Grand Hyatt Washington is a great option. The hotel is close to the Symposium and plenty of entertainment. The rooms are spacious and modern. You can choose spacious suites of up to 1,456 square feet, and conference rooms are available. Amenities include a fitness center, business services, Internet access, meeting facilities and concierge. You can choose to dine-in or go out to one of the many fine restaurants in the area.