Speaking Engagements, Guest Blogs, and Media Coverage
Speaking Engagements Upcoming Events:
Presenting at National Perinatal Association Conference, December 3-5, 2020
Coping with COVID-19, webinar for National Perinatal Association, November 4, 2020
Integrating Parents into Care at the Bedside, 2020 Developmental Care Webinar, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, September 23, 2020
Psychosocial Needs of NICU Parents; 2020 Developmental Care Webinar, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, September 23, 2020
Improving Staff Knowledge and Attitudes towards Providing Psychosocial Support to NICU Parents, The Gravens Conference, Clearwater, FL
The Graven's Conference, February 28-March 3, 2018 in Clearwater, FL
The First Annual Conference for Trauma-informed Neuroprotective Care - The Science and the Soul, February 9-10, 2018 in Sint-Lauriens, Belgium
November 18, 2016 Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative Meeting, Jackson, MS November 5, 2016 Preemie Parent Alliance Summit, Fairfax, VA October 28, 2016 Pediatrix Quality Improvement Meeting, San Diego, CA September 9, 2016 Vermont-Oxford Quality Improvement Collaborative Annual Conference, Chicago, IL April 29, 2016 National Perinatal Conference in Houston, TX April 11, 2016 Southern Wisconsin Association of Neonatal Nurses in Waukesha, WI March 22, 2016 Maternal-Child Conference at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA February 19, 2016 Presenting a workshop at The Graven's Conference in Clearwater, FL October 23, 2015: Presented "Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents" at two poster sessions of the National Conference and Exhibition of American Academy of Pediatrics, one in the section on Trauma-Informed Care and one in the section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.
October 20, 2015: Presented "Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents" at the Preemie Parent Alliance Summit in Dallas, TX.March 17, 2015: "Caring for Parents, Caring for Ourselves" at the March of Dimes conference in Irvine, CA
February 5, 2015: Provided training for peer-to-peer volunteers at the Tiny Miracles Foundation, Stamford, CT.
November 6, 2014: "Perinatal Bereavement: Suppport for Parents and for Caregivers," Baptist Hospital, Jackson, MS
July 16, 2014: "Helping Babies and Parents Bond in the NICU: The Critical Role of the NICU Nurse," Iowa Nurses Association, Des Moines, IA
May 7-8th, 2014: At the Heart of the Matter: "Promoting Parent-Infant Bonding in the NICU and Beyond," Keynote Address at the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers (NAPSW) Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX. Also presented with the Preemie Parent Alliance, led by Kelli Kelley, an interactive workshop:"A Look Inside the Preemie Parent Experience: How Perinatal Social Workers Can Help."
On February 20, 2014, Dr. Hall presented a talk on how NICU staff can enhance parent-infant bonding, and moderated an afternoon session at NEO: The Conference for Neonatology, in Orlando, Florida. The theme of the session was "Surviving the NICU: Parents' Perspectives on Neonatal Care." Among the presenters were representatives from the Preemie Parent Alliance, led by Keira Sorrells, and Dr. Tony Orsini who spoke on "Breaking Bad News."
On October 3, 2013, Dr. Hall presented the Keynote Address at the annual conference of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses in Nashville, TN. Her topic was "Helping Babies and Parents Bond in the NICU: The Critical Role of the Neonatal Nurse."She also moderated a workshop with Keira Sorrells of the Preemie Parent Alliance on "The Preemie Parent Experience: How NICU Nurses Can Help."
Dr. Hall, Keira Sorrells and members of the Preemie Parent Alliance presented workshops to the NICU staff of the River Oaks Hospital in Flowood, MS on September 10-11, 2013. The workshop title was "Inside the Preemie Parent Experience: How NICU Staff Can Help."
Kelli Kelley of Hand to Hold and Dr. Hall presented a workshop on "NNP-Parent Communication in the NICU" at the Texas Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners conference on April 5, 2013 in Fort Worth, TX.
NICU Helping Hands Foundation of Fort Worth, TX hosted Dr. Hall on February 11, 2013. She spoke to healthcare staff at local hospitals on "Doctor-Parent Communication in the NICU: Crossing the White Coat Divide." She also spoke with NICU parents about "How to Survive and Thrive in the NICU and Beyond."
Dr. Hall gave a presentation on "Partnerships with Providers" at the Preemie Parent Alliance Summit on Friday, September 21st, 2012 in Chicago. Other presenters included Phyllis Williams-Thompson, who is Associate Director of Domestic and Global Partnerships for the March of Dimes, and Judy Meehan, Founder of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.
Dr. Hall presented Grand Rounds at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 5, 2012. You can view her presentation, "Narratives from the NICU: Reaching Across the White Coat Divide," here. You have to create an account and log in (for free); CEUs are provided by Children's Mercy Hospital. She presented "Lessons for New Doctors" as Keynote Speaker at the Midwest Medical Student Association meeting in Kansas City on March 31, 2012. Dr. Hall presented the Prematurity Briefing at the Kansas City March of Dimes Prematurity Conference held November 17, 2011 at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel. The conference was entitled "Improving Pregnancy Outcomes: A Community Collaborative Approach."
On October 17, 2011, Dr. Hall presented "Parents' Emotional Responses to the NICU Experience" at Boston University School of Social Work.
Dr. Hall gave the "Marjorie S. Sirridge, M.D. Outstanding Women in Medicine Lectureship" at University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine on September 27, 2011; her talk was entitled "Lessons Learned During a Career in Neonatology."
On September 24, 2011, Dr. Hall gave a presentation at the Kansas Book Festival in Topeka, KS. The festival featured published authors, illustrators and poets who were from Kansas or wrote about Kansas.
Fear vs. Hope in the NICU, the Introduction to a report on Inspire.com entitled Narratives from the NICU: Neonatal Intensive Care Units Through the Eyes of Parents. Interviews & Media Coverage
An article featuring Dr. Hall appeared in the Alumni Spotlight at Children's Mercy Hospital online publication on this webpage.
Read an interview in which Dr. Hall discussed the important role of social workers in the NICU on the website www.socialworkersspeak.org.
Dr. Hall discusses her inspiration for her book and the process of writing it in an interview on www.sellingbooks.com.
Follow this link to listen to a podcast of Dr. Hall's interview about her book on the internet radio program Connect with Julianna. Or go to the itunes store, search for Connect with Julianna, and search for "Connect with Dr. Sue Hall," podcast from June 24, 2011.
Dr. Hall and her book, For the Love of Babies, have been featured in articles in boththeKansas City Starand the Topeka Capital Journal. A review appeared in the Fall, 2011 issue of Bostonia, the alumni magazine for Boston University.
An article announcing Dr. Hall's presentation of the Marjorie S. Sirridge, M.D. Outstanding Women in Medicine Lectureship on September 27, 2011, at UMKC Medical School appeared in the school's alumni magazine, P.R.N.
October 27, 2011: Dr. Hall was honored with the "Saving Babies Together" award from the Topeka chapter of the March of Dimes at the 10th annual Northeast Kansas Signature Chefs Auction.