Arizona Perinatal/Neonatal Update

November 21-22, 2013

The Black Canyon Conference Center

9940 North 25th Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85021

Organized by NAL/MEDNAX


For 7 years, NAL has organized and sponsored the "Arizona Perinatal/Neonatal Update" Conference which has taken place during the Fall in Phoenix, Arizona.  This conference was originally known as "Hocus Pocus" and was a Arizona tradition for 25 years prior to Neonatology Associates taking over the organization and sponsorship of the conference.  Faculty has included: Ruth Bristol MD, Linda Chambliss MD MPH, Robert England MD MPH, Gregg Giannina MD, Zuhdi Jasser MD, Laurie Jones MD, IBCLC FAAP, Martin E Keller Ed.D ABPP, FAACP, Rabbi Robert L Kravitz, DD, Sister Margaret McBride, RSM, BSN MPA, John Molina MD, Margaret Pearson MD, Robert Puntel MD, Randy R Richardson MD, Thomas Henry Strong Jr MD, Lory Fischler, who are all well known in the Phoenix community.

The Target Audience is Perinatal and OB Nurses, NICU and Nursery Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Discharge Planners, and Midwives.  The conference is unique in that there are numerous opportunities during the Conference to interact with the faculty.

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the U.S. state of Arizona, as well as the sixth most populated city in the United States. Phoenix is home to 1,445,632 people according to the official 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data. It is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area (also known as the Valley of the Sun), and is the 14th largest metro area by population in the United States with about 4.2 million people in 2010. In addition, Phoenix is the county seat of Maricopa County, and is one of the largest cities in the United States by land area. Phoenix is the largest capital city in the United States and the only state capital with over 1,000,000 people.

Phoenix was incorporated as a city in 1881, after being founded in 1861 near the Salt River, close to the confluence with the Gila River. The city has a notable and famous political culture and has been home to numerous influential American politicians and other dignitaries, including Barry Goldwater, William Rehnquist, John McCain, Carl Hayden, and Sandra Day O'Connor. Residents of the city are known as Phoenicians. Located in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix has a subtropical desert climate. In summer average high temperatures are typically over 100 °F (38 °C) and over 120 °F (49 °C) on occasion.


View of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona

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