Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:00 AM HST
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 4:30 PM HST

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Waialae Country Club
4997 Kahala Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816

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Camille Cabalo, Lead Volunteer, Chaminade MBA, in progress
Caring for Hawaii Neonates (C4HN)

2017 Inaugural Global Neonatal Nurses Institute

 (COINN Inaugural Regional Conference)




In alliance with: 

Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN)

National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN)

Academy of Neonatal Nurses (ANN)

Assocation of Women's Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

Hawai'i - American Academy of Pediatrics (Hawai'i - AAP)

Caring for Hawai'i Neonates (C4HN)

LEI OF ALOHA UNIFYING ALL NEONATAL NURSES AROUND THE WORLD! One Neonate. One Compass. One Team. E Komo Mai! Welcome to Honolulu, Hawai'i, in collaboration with COINN, NANN, ANN, AWHONN, Hawai'i - AAP and Caring for Hawaii's Neonates for a unique experience of unifying our Neonatal Nurses and team members from around the world.  Let's ride the wave together!

ITINERARY: (Speakers information to be updated by June 15)

Wednesday, September 27:  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.                                                                                                 Ho'okipa - Hospitality - Happy Hour                                                                                                                             Early Registration, Appetizers and Cocktails.  Cultural activity.

Thursday, September 28:  7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  (Schedule may change slightly until June 1)

  • 7:00 a.m.  Registration/Breakfast
  • 7:30 a.m.  Welina Mai (Welcome)/Introductions
  • 7:45 a.m.  KEY NOTE PRESENTER:  Internationally recognized William Sears, M.D.  Topic:  Brain
  • 9:00 a.m.  Alliance Panel:  Leadership
  • 10:00 a.m.  BREAK
  • 10:15 a.m.  AWHONN Speaker:  Emily Drake, PhD, RN, FAAN:  Newborn Screening
  • 11:15 a.m.  NANN Speaker:  PICC lines
  • 12:15 p.m.  KEY NOTE LUNCH PRESENTER:  Carole Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, ANEF:  COINN President
  • 1:15 p.m.  Speaker:  Vaccines/Immunizations
  • 2:15 p.m.  AWHONN Speaker:  Emily Drake, PhD, RN, FAAN:  AWHONN President
  • 3:15 p.m.  Activity:  Master Kat Sawai:  Body & Brain Yoga
  • 3:35 p.m.  BREAK
  • 3:45 p.m.  Topic:  STABLE
  • 4:00 p.m.  Closing Presenter
  • 4:30 p.m.  CE presented upon completion of Evaluation

Friday, September 29:  7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.:  STABLE Learner/Instructor Courses

  • 7:00 a.m.  Registration/Breakfast
  • 7:45 a.m.  Welina Mai/Introductions
  • 8:00 a.m.  STABLE Training for Learners/Instructors
  • 4:30 p.m.  Closing 

Saturday, September 30:  

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Learner/Instructor; 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Instructors only

Approved Provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing.  Provider CEP #16403.  Minimum of 7.0 contact hours.  Certificate received upon completion of evaluation.


OPENING DATE:  July 1, 2017                    CLOSING DATE:   August 30, 2017

Are  you interested in submitting a poster?  Please contact admin@malamaonakeiki.org or pwsheebs@aol.com for more information.  

Malama o Na Keiki - a progagram of Caring for Hawai'i Neonates (C4HN) - is a program an of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN),National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN)  Association of Neonatal Nurses (ANN), the Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses are solicting abrstracts for poster only presentations at the Inaugural Global  Neonatal Nurses Institute, September 28 - 30, 2017.

Presenting at this institute ensures your research, case study or innovative program or quality project will be heard or viewed by highly skilled neonatal nurses from around the world.

There are four submission options:

  • Research Study (Poster Only)
  • Evidence-based Quality Improvement Project (Poster Only)
  • Innovative Program (Poster Only)
  • Case Study (Poster Only)

For more information on criteria, further instructions, and access to Malama o Na Keiki's electronic submission site, go to www.malamaonakeiki.org between June 15 - July 1.  If you have any questions, please contact Patricia A. Wilhelm (pwsheebs@aol.com).  All abstracts are due no later than August 30, 2017.

Malama o Na Keiki invites abstracts describing programs, courses, inititatives, or evaluation strategies that characterize the conference theme (Lokahi (unity):  One Compass.  One Neonate.  One Team).  Each abstract should include summary recommendations for others who may be considering a similar approach.  Abstracts should describe original work and can include work in progress.  Selected abstracts will be chosen for poster presentation.  Posters may have been presented elsewhere or published within the past two years.  In that case, please plan to update the material and make it specific to the event.

Presenters will be asked to identify any potential conflict of interest related to the content to be offered (e.g. commercial interest, affiliation with a vendor, and/or receipt of royalties) and affirm that their abstract presentations will not be used to sell a particular product or service.

Submission Process:

On the date of the "Scheduled Call for Abstracts", a link will be made available so that submitters may gain access to the submission site.  Submitters will then create an account to upload their abstract, list abstract authors, and provide contact information for all authors.  Abstracts are formatted automatically and have approximately a 100-word limit.  Submitters may access the site as often as they like to modify the document until the final submission deadline, and have control over when they abstract finally is submitted.



DEADLINE:  Registration will close when maximum of 300 attendees reached or by September 8, 2017.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Full refunds if canceled by August 31.  50% refund if canceled by September 8.  No refunds after September 8.

STABLE REGISTRATION:  If you are registered for STABLE and cancel after registering, the cost of shipping and materials will be retained unless another student is able to purchase your supplies.


Mahalo to the following leaders who helped to make

this historical moment possible:

COINN:  Carole Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, ANEF                                                                                       NANN:  Lori Brittingham, MSN, RN, CNS, ACCNS-N; Regina Grazel, MSN, RN, BC, APN-C               ANN:  Debbie Fraser, MN, RNC-NIC                                                                                                                 AWHONN:  Emily Drake, PhD, RN, FAAN                                                                                                             Hawai'i-AAP:  Sharon Hicks, Executive Director   


1)  Saturday, September 30:  71st Annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade.  Waikiki, O'ahu.                     The 2nd oldest floral parade in the United States.  Parts of the parade are featured on the national Thanksgiving Day Parade TV special.  More information:  www.alohafestivals.com

2).  Sunday, October 1:  24th Annual Children and Youth Day. 'Iolani Palace, Hawai'i State Capitol and the surrounding blocks.  Honolulu, HI.  Children and Youth is an annual day celebrated on the first Sunday throughout the United States.  Hawai'i created a law in 1997 to celebrate Children and Youth for the entire month of October.  Hundreds of activities, stages of live music and free 'Iolani Palace tours.                           More information:  www.hawaiicyd.org

'Iolani Palace is the only royal state residence of the United States which once was the home to the Hawaiian Monarchy, later held the state legislature and eventually became a Hawai'i 5-0 office for Steve McGarrett.  Today, 'Iolani Palace has been restored as close to the original appearance of the 1880's in the 50th state.

Malama o Na Keiki - a program of Caring for Hawai'i Neonates will host a space featuring Dr. William Sears in "Ask the Doctor" and along with NICU nurses creating interactive children and family interactive simulated activities.  If you would like to be a part of this day, you're invited to join our team.