FSN hosts Spring Membership Meeting, guest speaker Dr. Jonathan Davis

FSN President Dr. Aaron M. Germain and FSN Executive Board Director Dr. Carine Stromquist hosted the Spring Membership Meeting in association with the Southeastern Association of Neonatologist (SAN) Annual Conference at Marco Island May 20, 2017 (http://www.southeastneo.com/). As usual, the SAN conference offered the opportunity to attend excellent CME lectures covering a wide range of neonatology topics, network and visit with friends, and enjoy the beautiful Marco Island beaches.  The FSN Spring Membership Meeting was productive in further determining the society’s goals for the year.  FSN hosted a plated lunch meeting, generously supported by Mead Johnson, at which SAN lecturer Dr. Jonathan Davis, Chief of Newborn Medicine at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, joined society members to lead a round table discussion on the challenges of neonatal abstinence syndrome management.

Dr. Sandra Brooks to serve as Vice President

FSN would like to welcome Dr. Sandra Brooks to the position of Vice President. Sandra has been a neonatologist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital since 1997, and currently serves as assistant medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit.  Sandra’s interests include research into biomarkers and brain injury.  She succeeds Dr. Francisco Ojeda, who recently departed Florida to join the practice at Carolina HealthCare System Union.


FSN Seeking Nominations for Secretary-Treasurer

FSN is seeking nominations for the position of Secretary-Treasurer, 2017-2020. Please forward nominations to Executive Director Cathy Groh at grohfsn@gmail.comby September15, 2017.


FSN endorses the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC)

FSN is a charter member of the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC). The FPQC consists of statewide partnerships with perinatal-related stakeholders dedicated to evidence-based perinatal care who participate in data-driven, population-based, quality improvement initiatives.  Current initiatives include Mother’s Own Milk (MOM) in the NICU and the Birth Certificate Accuracy Initiative (BCI). FSN President Dr. Aaron M. Germain and FSN Executive Board Director Dr. Carine Stromquist participated in the FPQC’s annual Steering Committee meeting. Additional information regarding your institution participating in FPQC quality initiatives can be found at http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/chiles/fpqc.