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NEOsphere Conference

Shaping the Future of Care in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Beyond


Cost: $50/person (morning refreshments and lunch provided)

Parking: Via Ortega Garage 
498 Via Ortega,
Stanford, CA 94305
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Registration is now available!


The world is undergoing radical technological change. This will profoundly impact the science, technology and care provided to vulnerable babies during their NICU hospitalization and after discharge home. We have an opportunity to radically reimagine the way we provide care in the NICU and at home to improve infant outcomes across the life course. The California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC) with its statewide network of NICUs and High Risk Infant Follow Up (HRIF) Program can serve as the catalyst for innovation. 


A one-day conference hosted by the CPQCC at Stanford, providing practitioners, technologists, and policymakers with a unique chance to envision the future of NICU and early childhood care, emphasizing the foundation of a healthy life from birth to early childhood.


NEOsphere conference aspires to provoke a reexamination of care practices, serves an incubator for ideas, and a platform for innovation. We aim to harness the wisdom of NICU families to develop collaboration between technologists, practitioners, and families to support the development and testing of novel approaches that enhance NICU care and early childhood health outcomes and equity. NEOsphere holds the potential to transform the NICU and early childhood care landscape.

Key Topic Areas

Software: Future Care: Software’s Pivotal Role?
Hardware: Hardware Innovation: Redefining Care Standards.
Workforce: Empowering the Workforce in Care.
Family-Infant Unit: Partnering with Parents: Care's Vital Connection.
Infrastructure: Transforming Facilities: Blueprint for Future Care.
Policy: Reimagining Policies for Equitable Healthcare.

Preliminary Agenda:

  • 8:00 am         Check in/Morning Refreshments
  • 8:30 am          Welcome Remarks
  • 8:45 am          Keynote
  • 9:30 am          Family Story
  • 9:45 am          Presentation
  • 11:15 am        Break
  • 11:30 am        Roundtable Session 1
  • 1:00 pm          Lunch (provided)
  • 2:00 pm          Energizer
  • 2:15 pm          Roundtable Session 2
  • 3:45 pm          Break
  • 4:00 pm          Debrief
  • 4:50 pm          Close, Q&A


Nov 1, 2024, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center Mackenzie Room, 475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305
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