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2nd Annual National Conference

"Integrating Trauma Informed Practice in NICU"

Recognizing the enormity of the challenges our society faces, Association of Neonatal Therapists (ANT) is dedicated to making a lasting impact through our programs. While our efforts are driven by our organization’s singular focus, we spread a wide net by investing in a variety of progressive strategies.


Time & Location

14 Mar, 8:00 am IST – 15 Mar, 6:00 pm IST; Surya Hospital, Mumbai, Santacruz, Mumbai


About the Event

Chief Guest : Dr. Mrudula Phadke,  Sr. Advisor, National Rural Health Mission, Govt. of India; UNICEF 


Key Note of Address by Mary Coughlin

A leader in neonatal nursing, Mary Coughlin MS, NNP, RNC-E has pioneered the concept of trauma-informed care as a biologically relevant paradigm for hospitalized newborns, infants, and their families. 

An internationally recognized expert in the field of age-appropriate care, Ms. Coughlin has over 35 years of nursing experience beginning in the US Air Force Nurse Corp and culminating in her current role as President and Chief Transformation Officer of Caring Essentials Collaborative. 

Ms. Coughlin authored the 2011 NANN Guidelines for Age Appropriate Care of the Premature and Critically Ill Hospitalized Infant and most recently authored the books: Transformative Nursing in the NICU: Trauma-informed, Age-appropriate Care (2014) and Trauma-informed Care in the NICU: Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines for Neonatal Clinicians (2016) - endorsed by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. Ms. Coughlin has mentored close to 10,000 interdisciplinary NICU clinicians from over 14 countries to transform the experience of care for the hospitalized infant and family in crisis. 


Reserve Your Free Seat


Tentative Agenda

First Day - 


Why and What Research I should do? -

Dr. Nandkishor Kabra, Director, Surya Hospital, Mumbai


Strategies for Knowledge Translation of Developmentally Supportive Care in NICU

Dr. Amitava Sengupta , Fellowship Neonatology (Neth) ; FNNF Director: Mother & Child Unit, Neonatology & PediatricsParas Hospitals, Gurgaon (NCR), India


Demonstration : Developmentally Supportive Care 


 "Individual Newborn Developmental Intervention Application" Nandgaonkar Hemant


Second Day - Scientific Session

Submitted Topics (Subject to approval of Scientific Committee)


  1. Quality of care

  2. Trauma informed care in NICU-implications for occupational therapist.

  3. Development of INDIA EBUS - Brain Oriented Care in NICU

  4. Recent advances about Family centered care in NICU

  5. Neonatal Therapy Kit


  7. Article Presentation

  8. To analyse the effect of quality of sleep and level of fatigue in postpartum lactating mothers.

  9. A Systematic Review of different Pain Assessment Scales used in Neonates

  10. A Systematic Review of different Pain Assessment Scales used in Neonates

  11. Immediate effect of Diaper change Activity with Individualized Developmental Care on preterm neonates Neurobehavior.


 Time management during busy clinical setting 

Dr. Ulhas Kolhatkar,

Director, Ace Children's Hospital, Dombivili

Ex. Governor of Mumbai District, Rotary Club


                    - Neonatal Therapy Certification Examination (Seperate Registration for Examination) Rs. 1000/-




Members - INR 5000

Non Members - INR 7550

Group of five Non members - INR 25000


Abstract Submission ends at 15th December, 2019


Patron: Dr. Nandakishor Kabra, Director, Surya Hospital, Mumbai


Organizing Chairperson - Sanika Gawade


Scientific Committee Chairperson - Jyothika Bijlani, Dean Academic Council of Occupational Therapy




 Payment details Payment will be accepted by NEFT 

Bank Name :Canara Bank  Branch :Mumbai, Parel  Name of the Account holder :Association of Neonatal Therapists Account number :0110201004920  IFSC CODE :CNRB0000110  


Simple Registration Process

Pay by NEFT - Send Your details along with transaction details to neonataltherapistindia@gmail.com 


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