Conference Payment Options

1. Pay with check
  • Check payable to SCANN
  • Mail completed form and check to:
             P.O. Box 711652
             San Diego, CA 92171

2. Pay online
  • Complete online registration and payment via PayPal below


November 5, 2018
Sheraton Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Register and pay online here. - Please fill out all fields BEFORE clicking Add to Cart, this is your registration form. Discounted early registration available until October 5th.


Attendee's Name
Email Address
RN License #
Place of Work
Mailing Address
Phone Number

Attendee's Name
Email Address
RN License #
Place of Work
Mailing Address
Phone Number

Attendee's Name
Email Address
RN License #
Place of Work
Mailing Address
Phone Number
0700-0745 Breakfast, Vendors, and Registration
0745-0800 Introductions
0800-0850 Amy Anyangu, RN "High Reliability Organization: A Layered Approach"
0900-0950 Margaret Yonkura, M.D., F.A.C.O.G "Impact of Marijuana on Pregnancy, Fetus, and Neonate"
1000-1030 Break, Vendors, and Posters
1030-1120 Brianna Negrete, MM, MT-BC "Music Therapy in the NICU"
1130-1220 Jeffery Gold, M.D. Ph.D "HIE, Neurodevelopmental Outcomes"
1220-1230 SCANN Updates and Raffle
1230-1400 Lunch, Posters and Vendors
1400-1450 Casey Ward, M.D. "Nutrition in the NICU: A Fundamental but Underappreciated Intervention"
1500-1520 Break and Posters
1520-1610 NICU Parent Panel "The Parent Experience in the NICU"
1620-1630 Conference Wrap Up and Raffle
Amy Anyangu, RN
Amy Anyangu is the System Director of Safety and High Reliability Organization Development at SCL Health in Denver, CO. Amy has worked in healthcare for more than 20 years. For the past ten years, her focus has been on improving outcomes in healthcare with a special emphasis on safety culture, reducing power distance and authority gradient, physician engagement, collegial interactive teams, clinical excellence and high reliability outcomes.

Margaret Yonekura, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Dr. Margaret Yonekura is a board-certified obstetriciangynecologist with subspecialty certification in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She is a recognized expert in the fields of infectious diseases in Ob-Gyn and perinatal substance abuse.

Brianna Negrete, MM, MT-BC
Brianna Negrete earned her undergraduate degree and master’s degree in music therapy and is additionally certified in NICU Music Therapy. She has been serving NICU families and their babies for 9 years, currently at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. She is inspired to empower family members to use music to help bond and engage with their child while in the hospital.
This conference is designed for neonatal healthcare professionals and interested students, offering current information pertinent to everyday practice in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 

SCANN - The Southern California Association of Neonatal Nurses was established in 1989. Our goal is to facilitate an exchange of information and to establish a forum for networking among neonatal nurses and other neonatal healthcare professionals, making continuing education available to its members on a regular basis. For more information visit 

Accreditation - The Southern California Association of Neonatal Nurses (SCANN) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider #ECP9626) to offer up to 8.25 contact units for this education conference. CEUs will be delivered via email after attendee has submitted electronic conference evaluation. 

Tuition - Registration fee includes: full tuition, breakfast, lunch, refreshments and snacks at breaks, online access to presentations, and parking. If registering online, confirmation will be sent via PayPal email. If registering by check, personal email will be sent with confirmation.

Hotel Accommodations - Can be reserved at 

SCANN Board Members
Elections to be held Jan 2019 for President
President: Allison Bryden, RN, BSN
Past President: Nicole Dominguez, RNC, BSN
Secretary: Christina Barrett, RN, MSN
Treasurer: Jillian Sherman, RNC, MSN

Sponsored Organization
Miracle Babies
See flyer on for
information on what to bring or mail for
donation! Special $50 raffle prize for donations!
General Conference Information
Jeffery Gold, M.D. Ph.D.
Dr. Jeffery Gold is director of neonatal neurology at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and an assistant professor of neurosciences and pediatrics, epilepsy and neurophysiology at UC San Diego. He attended UCSD for his medical and graduate studies. 

Casey Ward M.D.
Dr. Casey Ward is in the 3rd year of his neonatology fellowship at UC San Diego. He did his residency at Oregon Health and Science University. He is currently doing research on Metabolic Understanding of HIE and is also doing a quality improvement project on improving time to full feeds in ELGAN infants.