37th Annual Gravens Conference On The Environment Of Care For High Risk Newborns

March 6-9, 2024
Clearwater Beach, Florida


Conference Background

In a perfect world, there would be no need for a NICU. Yet our reality is that babies continue to be born too sick, too soon, and with medical conditions requiring hospitalization. Activities in the NICU have a profound impact on the babies, their families and the staff. What you do matters. Your work has the potential to impact a neonate’s health outcome, as well as that of the family and staff in the NICU.

Since the 1980s, neonatal care providers have worked to mitigate the stress experienced by babies, parents and providers. Doing so has involved change and its inherent struggles, but eventually we have adapted our NICU culture, policies and approach. We strive to nurture the developmental needs of babies and the emotional and informational needs of their parents through evidence-based knowledge in neurodevelopmental science, developmental care, healthcare design, and family support. This work continues at The 37th Annual Gravens Conference.

Target Audience

 This program has been developed to meet the educational needs of healthcare practitioners such as Neonatologists, Pediatricians, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist, Neonatal Nurses (RNs, NNPs, ARNPs), NICU Therapists, Family Support Staff, Architects, Hospital Administration, Infant & Child Development Specialists, Social Workers & Counselors, Parents and Family members and other professionals working with high-risk infants, their families or their physical environment.

Continuing Education Information 

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

PAC/LAC is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. 

Pending accreditation approval (application in process):

•Occupational Therapy

•Respiratory Care Therapist

Documentation will be provided for self-reporting:

• Physical Therapy

• Architect

• Speech/Language and Audiology Therapists

Equal Opportunity & Accommodations for Disabilities: PAC/LAC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Equal Access Institution.
For disability accommodations contact PAC/LAC at 818-708-2850, or email Gayane Pakhanyan at gpakhanyan@paclac.org a minimum of ten (10) working days in advance of the event