PQCNC Dialogues - Cancelled

1 year 8 months ago

Due to the impact of Covid 19 (Coronavirus), we have had to make the very difficult decision to cancel the upcoming 2020 PQCNC Dialogues Meeting scheduled for March 30th in Wilmington, NC.

Aside from travel for numerous attendees across the state, and the current travel restrictions imposed by UNC on university faculty to Covid 19 outbreak states and nations, we had speakers scheduled from outside North Carolina, overseas and cross country. While they were graciously willing to consider still attending the fluidity of the Covid situation is one which I decided made cancelling the meeting the best of difficult choices.

We will be working on reimbursing all registration fees.

We at PQCNC apologize for any inconvenience for you. Our ultimate concern was the health of attendees and our speakers. We look forward to Dialogues 2021 and our gathering next year. 


PQCNC Dialogues in Neonatal Care Advances in Neonatal Nutrition and Growth

March 30, 2020 - 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Brooklyn Arts Center
Wilmington, NC 

The purpose of this conference is to enhance patient care by establishing and maintaining a scientific knowledge base. The unique program, featuring faculty with an international reputation, has been designed to update knowledge and skills regarding neonatal nutrition and growth by presenting the most recent advances and controversies in treatment, research and evidence-based medicine. This conference is intended for neonatologists, pediatric and perinatal medical specialists with an interest in preterm and other high risk populations, neonatal and pediatric nurse practitioners, nursing leaders in neonatology. pharmacists and other advanced practice professionals responsible for the care of sick or prematurely born infants.


Dr. Christoph Fusch

Keynote Speaker: - Dr. Christoph Fusch

Targeted Fortification and Growth Trajectory in the NICU

Dr. Christophh Fusch obtained his M.D. (1984) and pediatric education at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. After completing his training in MR research and Neonatology in Zurich and Berne. Switzerland in 1997, he obtained his Ph.D. Dr. Fusch was Professor and Chair of Neonatology at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Grelfswald, Germany since December 1997. During this time Dr Fusch successfully transformed the unit into a modern perinatal centre with a strong clinical and research program. He was the acting Medical Director and President of the Executive Board, University Hospital at Greifswald. He authored more than 100 scientific papers which were published in several journals, such as American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Pediatric Research, JCEM. etc. Dr. Fusch's clinical research aims to work on evidence-based strategies to improve short- and long-term outcomes of premature infants and high-risk term neonates; a multidisciptinary approach using extended imaging techniques as well as a metabolic unit in the NICU looks to identify conditions during fetal and early postnatal life.


The agenda includes:

  • PQCNC Update - Dr. Martin McCaffrey, PQCNC
  • The debate between the use of donor milk or formula - Dr. Polly Sisk, Wake Forest University School of Medicine 
  • Acquired CMV - Dr. Robert Lawrence, University of Florida 
  • North Carolina Legislative Update - Elizabeth Hudgins, NC Peds Society 
  • Nutrition and the Neonatal Microbiome - Dr. Noelle Younge, Duke University 
  • Neonatal Outcomes Related to Nutrition - Dr. Michael O'Shea. University of North Carolina

AMA PRA Category 1 credits pending.