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Thursday Night - Welcome Reception


6 pm – Miniature Golf Course, Miniature Golf Tourney

Singles, couples, three or foursomes may join up in this mixer, best-ball tourney with fame and prizes for winners and missed-it-by-this-much, heartbreaking enjoyment for the losers. 

Miniature Golf Course Zermatt Utah

6-9 pm Carousel Patio, cash bar and appetizers

6-8 pm – FamilySearch.org – Carousel Patio

Computer stations and guides will help you find your place in history with an online search of your family tree.  Bring a name and date of birth of a deceased grandparent and you will be good to go.  Set up a free account, leave with a printout, and continue to explore, celebrate, and share your family heritage at home.  If you do not make it Thursday evening, FamilySearch guides will also be available in the exhibit area during breakfasts and breaks on Friday and Saturday. 


7 pm – Dinner, Carousel Patio

Enjoy a tasty, plated dinner with colleagues and guests who came with you, add a few new acquaintances and your table is ready to be served.  Kids welcome.  Dress casual (for everything).

Carousel Patio

8-9 pm – Willard Dere, MD “Precision Medicine: Outlive your Family History”

Matterhorn Ballroom

Precision medicine is the personalized tailoring of health care to individual patients.  Learn how genetic advances are determining disease risk, aiding rapid diagnosis, and predicting drug response in adults and newborns.

Precision Medicine




Friday - Park City Night


6-6:30 pm - Le Bus from Zermatt to the Kimball Art Center, Park City

Home to art exhibits and catered events, this fun venue is located near historic Main Street Park City.  It seats up to 200 people for a plated dinner and has an adjacent outdoor courtyard where our caterer will be cooking up our food on site.

A cash bar and hor d’oeurves will be open 6:30 to 9 pm.  Dinner is 6:30 - 7:30 pm.


After dinner, registrants and guests may stay to socialize or head out for one of two activities until the buses depart at 9 pm:

Main Street Park City

Ghost Tour Park City

A fun private, walking tour with a group of 20 or so going up and down historic Main Street Park City.  Through research, interviews, field recordings and other cutting edge methods, company investigators found and chose 15 stories because they were the most exciting…and terrifying.  If you are a believer in ghosts, you will hear some of the best ghost stories ever to come out of the west; and if you don’t believe in ghosts, prepare to have your mind changed!


Browse and Shop Historic Main Street, Park City

Enjoy a scenic and interesting half mile of fun shops and inspiring art work on display and for sale.  Just browse or find something to take home:


Clothing, art, and gifts

Lululemon Athletica (sportswear)

Prospect (men, women & kids apparel)

Livin’ Life Park City (pottery, art glass, & jewelry)

Dolly’s Bookstore (books)

Southwest Indian Traders (clothing)

Root’d (home goods)

Dugins West (souvenirs)

Flight Boutique (women’s clothing & shoes)

Cake Boutique (women’s clothing& accessories)

Mary Jane’s (shoes)

Deer Valley Store (clothing)

Alpaca International (women’s clothing)

O.C. Tanner Jewelers (jewelry)

Sock City (clothing)

Overland Sheepskin (outerwear & shoes)

Burns Cowboy (boots)

Olive and Tweed (clothing)

Gorsuch Ltd (clothing and gifts)

North Woods USA (t-shirts)

Shirt Off My Back (t-shirts)


Art galleries

Main Street Gallery

Gallery MAR

Terzian Galleries

Park City Fine Art

Montgomery-Lee fine Art

Meyer Gallery

Rich Haines Galleries

McMillen Fine Art Photography

J GO Gallery

Old Towne Gallery

Artworks Park City

Prothro gallery

Lund’s Fine Art Gallery

The Light Hunter

Thomas Anthony Gallery

Prospect Gallery

Stone Art Gallery

Pine Park City

Southwester Expressions

Pando fine Art

9 pm - Le Bus Kimball Art Center back to Zermatt, arrive 9:30 pm.  All shops and galleries close by 9.  Those wishing to visit a local bar (many to choose from), may stay and Uber back to Zermatt for $20.




Saturday Evening Founders’ Dinner


6-9 pm, Blue Boar Restaurant, Midway, UT

Note: This event is not included in registration and is capacity-limited.  Seats around the tables will be filled on a first paid, first served basis.

The Blue Boar Inn and Restaurant is a 4-Star, old-style, European chateau nestled in the foothills of Midway, Utah (a short walk from Zermatt Resort).  After a social hour, attendees will enjoy a fine-dining meal from the 2017 Best of State, best northern European fine dining award-winner.  After dinner, we’ll reminisce through past conference photos and identify colleagues and friends for website postings.  Then Jerry King, MD, a former District Chair and the 2018 Conference Host, will be inducted as an Honorary Founder.

Donate to Support Education

A gift agreement document drafted and approved by a unanimous vote of the District VIII Council became a legal document in 2006.  This established the “Founders Education Foundation Fund” and provided binding rules for the receipt and disbursement of funds for the educational purposes laid out in the document, primarily to bring neonatal fellows and other trainees to the annual conference.  After the fundraising goal is met, a specified portion of the annual investment profits will be applied to this cost, currently in excess of $10,000 per conference.  The ultimate goal is for the Education Foundation to fully fund fellow and trainee travel and be self-sustaining.

Note: Those wishing to make a donation to the Education Foundation may do so at registration, at this event, or anytime at www.district8perinatal.org.   All donations are fully tax deductible and a formal receipt will be issued.