Conference Schedule

Annual Education Conference:           

Clinical Expertise and Care, Professional Nursing at Its Best


Thursday, February 15th, 2018
California Endowment Center
1000 Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012



Opening Remarks
Cynthia Triana, CCRN, President

Dr. Tai-Wei Wu, MD: Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy & Total Body Cooling
0830-0915, Q&A 0915-0925


Dr. Marian E. Williams, PhD: Infant Mental Health Issues and Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
0955-1040, Q&A 1040-1050

Dr. Sylvia Del Castillo, MD: Coagulation Cascades in the Newborn
1050-1135, Q&A 1135-1145


Kathryn Mosely, Esq: Common Legal Issues in Neonatal Nursing
1315-1400, Q&A 1400-1410


Dr. Cathy Shin, MD: NEC - Past, Present and Future
1440-1525, Q&A 1525-1535

Closing Remarks
Brenda Gallardo, BSN, RNC-NIC, Pres - Elect


Registration Fee:

CoCANN members: $75
Non-members: $95
Poster Presenters: $50 (2 per poster, max)
Students (non-licensed): $25
Door Registration: $25 + applicable fee above

*Don’t wait to register!  Registration is limited to 100 attendees!! 

**Pick up a vendor card and visit our vendor tables for a chance to win prizes at the morning and afternoon break RAFFLES!!

Visit Registration to reserve your spot!!

CCANN Higher Education Scholarship Announcement


To our valued CoCANN members:

CoCANN is delighted to announce we are continuing the scholarship program we began last year in 2016!!!  The “CoCANN Higher Education Scholarship” was created to assist members with obtaining advanced nursing degrees.  All of you are leaders in the work you do, and it is CoCANN’s pleasure to assist you in pursuing higher education to expand and support the leadership roles you already have at your respective hospitals and in your communities.

CoCANN will be awarding a total of TWO $1,000 scholarships this year, including one for BSN students and one for MSN (or higher nursing degree) students.  We would like to thank you, our valued members, for continuing to support your local NANN chapter!!  If you know someone who is not a member but would like to become a member to be able to apply for this scholarship, please direct him or her to (select “membership” then “chapters” and add Coastal California Chapter to your shopping cart; you will need your NANN username and password on hand).

Requirements for the $1,000 scholarship are:

  1. Write a 1,000 word essay on the topic that coincides with degree program you are enrolled in.
  2. Complete the Personal Information Page and send with your essay.
  3. Proof of active enrollment in a nursing degree program and send with your essay (can be a picture of your classes taken with your phone).
  4. CoCANN membership, Coastal California Chapter of NANN.

The essays will be evaluated by CoCANN’s Board of Officers and the winners will be announced at the 2017 CoCANN Annual Holiday Brunch on Saturday December 2nd.


Please submit your Essay Questions – Scholarship 2017, Personal Info Page, and proof of active enrollment to by Friday, November 17, 2017.

Receipt will be confirmed within 24 hours.


Kindest Regards,

Judi Foote-Merryman,

CoCANN Secretary



Essay Questions – Scholarship 2017,

Personal Info Page,

cover letter scholarship 2017

You are cordially invited to CoCANN’s Holiday Brunch

You are cordially invited to CoCANN’s Holiday Brunch

Saturday, Dec 2rd, 2017

11:30am – 2:30pm

Sorriso Restaurant, Bistro Room

46 E Colorado Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91105

**Secret Santa game will ensue!!** Please bring a gift priced at $20 or less to participate.

 -CoCANN members only.  Brunch and mimosas will be   

          covered by the chapter.  Happy Holidays!!!

  **RSVP to

Your LA and OC Neonatal Association