NICU Services offered at Centerpoint Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

Conference Information

Conference Agenda – coming soon!

This conference will enable the participant to:

  1. To determine what is known about the enteral macro- and micronutrient intake to optimize preterm infant outcomes.
  2. Immediately recognize appropriate candidates for therapeutic hypothermia and implement treatment in accordance with national guidelines.
  3. Identify the negative and positive stressors on iron balance in the preterm infant and the neurodevelopmental consequences of iron underload.
  4. Discuss the impact of parental engagement in the NICU on developmental outcomes.
  5. Discuss the impact of marijuana use during pregnancy and neonatal outcomes.
  6. Describe cell therapies for complications of extreme prematurity.
  7. To learn about opportunities and challenges of cell therapies for improving outcomes for preterm infants.

Conference Speakers

Sarah Taylor, MD

Sarah Taylor, MD

Dr. Sarah Taylor is a Professor of Pediatrics and a physician scientist in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. She directs the Yale Neonatal NOuRISH team which investigates, through translational studies and clinical trials, how fetal and neonatal metabolic and nutritional exposures impact infant growth and development. In addition to research conduction, the Yale Neonatal NOuRISH program is training the next generation of neonatal nutrition scientists. Dr. Taylor is honored to bring her nutrition science expertise to workgroups which are setting priorities for maternal and infant health research such as the National Institutes of Child Health and Development (NICHD) and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Pre-B Project, the AND Evidence Analysis Library preterm infant systematic review, the NICHD Breastmilk Ecology: Genesis of Infant Nutrition (BEGIN) project and the NICHD Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant and Lactating Women. Dr. Taylor has a special interest in human milk and lactation. She has served on the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation executive council and currently serves on the executive board for the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. In 2015, while on faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina, she started the Mother’s Milk Bank of South Carolina.

Registration Information

Coming soon!

Target Audience

This is a program for Neonatal Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Neonatologists, Pediatricians, Pediatric Su -Specialists, Respiratory Therapists, Dieticians, and Allied Health Professionals who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of the latest clinically applicable concepts as they relate to the high-risk neonates.


Overland Park Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Colorado Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Overland Park Regional Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of six (6.0) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Overland Park Regional Medical Center is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 6 contact hours for RN or LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Provider No. LT0225-0738. The program must be attended in its entirety to receive continuing education credit. Any participant wishing other continuing education credit must contact his/her professional organization for approval.

Overland Park Regional Medical Center CEU Evaluator has approved this program for 6 hours of Respiratory Continuing Education on behalf of the Kansas Respiratory Care Society, a chapter society of the AARC. Providership KRCS #018.