About NEO

Join us in San Diego this February to learn, network with colleagues and other industry experts, and also earn CME/CNE

NEO: The Conference for Neonatology has established a tradition of excellence and reputation as the premier neonatology meeting in the country, a tradition we are proud to continue today. 

The rich history and success of NEO would not be possible without the leadership and collaboration of our esteemed faculty and the support of our sponsors.

2020 course co-directors

Reese Clark, MD

The MEDNAX Center for Research, Education, Quality and Safety
Timothy Biela, MD

Timothy Biela, MD


World-renowned speakers will address many of the most critical and controversial issues that influence the clinical practice of newborn medicine.

The Venue

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is a luxury waterfront hotel in downtown San Diego with spacious rooms, stunning views, and upscale amenities steps from the city’s top attractions –  the best beaches, restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and more.

Getting There

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is conveniently located just 3 miles from  San Diego International Airport.


Whether you arrive early, stay late or just want to slip away between sessions or at night, you have plenty of activities to choose from:



Pamper yourself

Spend a little “me” time at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Resort’s Marilyn Monroe Spas, a full-service salon and spa overlooking the hotel pool and San Diego Bay.

Relax in the hotel

Within the comfort of the Manchester Grand Hyatt Resort are two rooftop swimming pools, a 24-hour StayFit fitness center and eight dining establishments, including Sally’s Fish House & Bar right on the water.

Jump in the sea

If you’re looking for watersports, you’ll love San Diego, with sport fishing, sailing, jet-skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, scuba diving and don’t forget surfing. If you prefer a slower pace, just lie on the beach!

Explore the great outdoors

If you’re happier on land, San Diego has you covered, with hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, running and horseback riding.

Step into history

Cross the bridge to Coronado Island to explore small shops, grab a meal and visit the historic beachfront Hotel Del Coronado, where the 1958 Marilyn Monroe classic “Some Like It Hot” was filmed.

Enjoy the food scene

From fine dining to tacos, Travel & Leisure Magazine named San Diego one of “America’s Best Cities for foodies,” for its craft breweries, local wines and diverse collection of eateries featuring local, farm-to-table ingredients.

Zip up to La Jolla

Just 12 miles north of San Diego is the quaint town of La Jolla, with ocean bluffs, beaches, local shops and restaurants. And don’t miss gazing down at the Children’s Pool (Casa Beach), home to La Jolla’s resident seal and sea lion community!

Practice your swing

If you’re a golfer, San Diego is where you want to be. One of the top 50 golf hubs in the world, San Diego offers almost 90 courses!

Get on board

With harbor cruises, sunset sailing, sea lion adventures and whale watching, this coastal city takes full advantage of its ocean access, and you can too!

Have family-friendly fun

Balboa Park is just a 15-minute ride from the hotel and it’s filled with entertainment, including 16 museums, performing arts venues, gardens and trails. And don’t forget the renowned San Diego Zoo, home to more than 3,500 animals.

NEO continues its long tradition of providing the latest information about key areas of neonatal management for attendees to bring back to their NICUs. The goal of this meeting has always been the improvement of neonatal outcomes through expert discussions of optimal approaches in the NICU."