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2018 PREEMIE PARENT SUMMIT

SEPTEMBER 28-30
FALLS CHURCH, VA
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NICU PARENT LEADERSHIP: EXPANDING THE POSSIBILITIES

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE SUMMIT?

Attendees will have the opportunity to join with like-minded men and women for a two-day event. This event was created with the graduate NICU parents in mind. These parents are now leading support and advocacy organizations. You’ll see old friends, meet new colleagues, and hear from experts in maternal-infant health. This is not your average conference! Our event is intimate by design, only allowing up to 70 participants to facilitate meaningful relationship building.

The PPA Summit is unlike any other conference & hosted by the only professional association for NICU Parent Leaders!

THE SUMMIT EXPERIENCE

2 days. Impactful speakers, panel discussions, and breakouts. Tons of networking opportunities. Most importantly, we believe you will walk away from this conference revitalized and feeling supported by connecting with a host of other individuals and groups that are walking the same path.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & PANELS

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ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS

WELLNESS ROOM

NETWORKING

MEET OUR SPEAKERS:

Molly Gimmel

Chair, National Association of Women Business Owners

Deborah Shames

Speaker/Coach – Eloqui

David Booth

Speaker/Coach – Eloqui

Jennifer Degl

Founder, Speaking for Moms and Babies

Ali Dunn

Founder/Author, MeTwo Books

Jenné Johns

Author, Once Upon a Preemie

Kelli Kelley

Founder & Executive Director, Hand to Hold

Tracy Pella

Co-Founder & President, Connected Forever

Sarah Vittone

Assistant Professor, Georgetown University

Stacey Porter

Founder, The Tangerine Owl Project

Deborah Discenza

President/CEO/Publisher, PreemieWorld

LOCATION

Inova Fairfax Hospital – Physician’s Conference Center

3300 Gallows Rd Falls Church, VA

LODGING

Hyatt House Falls Church/Merrifield

8296 Glass Alley Fairfax, VA 22031

PPA hosts a premiere conference for NICU parent leaders. It’s the only conference designed by NICU parents for NICU parents that allows networking, best practice sharing, and connections to industry leaders! Not only does the PPA Summit offer visibility and a voice for NICU parent leaders, it also gives space needed to recharge your personal and professional batteries to be able to serve the NICU community in major ways! 

Jenné Johns

Author, Once Upon a Preemie

PPA Summit is the only conference that brings together like-minded non-profit leaders, providers and industry experts for learning and to develop strategies that support the needs of NICU parent population. Thanks to PPA Summit, our leadership team builds connections with like-minded organizations, enhances our leadership skills, improves support for families, and increases our knowledge and network in the areas of maternal fetal health policy, care guidelines, advocacy, and education.

Brittany Lothe

Co-Founder, Will's Way Foundation

The PPA Summit is like a family reunion, even if you’ve never met anyone before. Every member shares a personal bond, stemming from an experience of having a premature baby. While each journey is unique, they all share the same struggles and emotions. This is something I look forward to each year because it is comforting to be among those who not only understand your sorrows and your drive but those who also support and encourage it.

Jennifer Degl

Speaking for Moms & Babies, Inc.

INSPIRE.

TRANSFORM.

ELEVATE.

THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS

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