About NEO

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

NEO has stood the test of time. NEO was born ten years ago as an extensive redesign of Management of the Tiny Baby Conference which began its unprecedented 28-year run in 1979. During that time, it 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. With representation from each of our sponsoring organizations, Pediatrix Medical Group, a MEDNAX Company, University of Florida and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies.

2018 course co-directors

Alan Spitzer, MD

The MEDNAX Center for Research, Education, Quality and Safety

Timothy Biela, MD


World-renowned speakers

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

Legends of neonatology

Legends of Neonatology Awards Luncheon gives attendees the unique opportunity to hear from legendary figures in newborn medicine whose contributions have made a significant impact in the specialty.

Real-time translation

Real-time translation of conference sessions into Spanish encourages a growing number of international attendees.

The Venue

Hyatt Regency Orlando is a luxury venue with AAA Four Diamond rating, two resort pools that include a waterslide and waterfall, fine dining and easy access to nearby attractions.

Getting There

Hyatt Regency Orlando is conveniently located less than 20 minutes from Orlando/Orange County International Airport. Mears Motor Shutter offers affordable transportation to and from your hotel.

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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:



Relax poolside.

Take advantage of two resort pools that include a waterslide and waterfall, just a few steps from the main conference areas.

Experience the arts.

Explore the largest collection of Tiffany glass in the world at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

Work up a sweat.

Exercise your paddling muscles on a kayak eco-tour through mossy, cypress-lined Shingle Creek, the headwaters of the Everglades.

Take in a game.

Sit courtside at the Amway Center downtown, home of Orlando’s professional basketball team, the Orlando Magic.

Bargain hunt.

Take advantage of two outlet centers, Orlando Premium Outlets International Drive and Orlando Premium Outlets Vineland Avenue, both packed with brand-name fashions and deep discounts.

Practice your swing.

Test your skills on the Waldorf Astoria’s 18-hole, Par 72 Rees Jones-designed championship golf course with a five-tee system for all playing abilities.

Enjoy some family fun.

Bring your kids along and enjoy Orlando’s signature attraction, its multitude of theme parks, including the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and more.

Pamper yourself.

Book a massage, facial, manicure, hydrotherapy or variety of other services to help you rejuvenate at the Waldorf Astoria Spa, located adjacent to the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.

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Escape to a world of make believe.

Experience La NoubaCirque Du Soleil’s Orlando attraction intended to stretch your imagination with its extraordinary acrobatics, choreography, music and characters.

Soak up the sun.

If nothing else, just relax and enjoy the few places in the United States where you can enjoy warm weather in mid-February.

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."