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Thu, 16 May


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Neonatal Update Course (online) *PAST EVENT*

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Neonatal Update Course (online)   *PAST EVENT*
Neonatal Update Course (online)   *PAST EVENT*

Time & Location

16 May 2024, 09:00 – 17:00

Online conference

About the event

Target Audience:

Neonatal, paediatric - consultants, trainees and ANPs

Course Description:

This highly recommended course will take you through all practical aspects of neonatology and will cover key topics in the field. Learning will be enhanced by the use of real-life examples and clinical scenarios, as well as interactive question-and-answer sessions after each lecture.

The faculty for this course consists of experienced clinicians from high-volume tertiary centres. The course will give you the confidence and skills to effectively manage critically ill neonates. 

The event is RCPCH-approved (8 CPD points). Delegates will have 6 months of access to event recording.

Key learning aims and objectives:

The Neonatal Update Course is specifically designed for those who want clear answers to questions about the management of critically ill neonates, with a particular focus on the cardiorespiratory aspects of care. The course also covers a number of other hot topics in the field of neonatal medicine.

By the end of this course, the delegates will be able to:

- Develop an approach to managing neonates with suspected congenital heart disease

- Understand more about echocardiography-guided management of preterm neonates

- Discuss different management strategies for neonatal pulmonary hypertension

- Develop a clinical approach to neonatal tachyarrhythmias

- Understand more about the management of Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)

- Know more about neonatal ECMO

- Manage patients with bronchopulmonary dysplasia

- Develop a clinical approach for the investigation and management of necrotising enterocolitis

- Discuss the management of viral infections of the foetus and newborn

- Explore the differential diagnosis for neonatal hypoglycaemia

- Understand more about new neuroprotective strategies in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

- Know more about neurosurgical procedures in neonates

- Explore common multiple congenital anomaly syndromes

- Discuss therapeutic options for retinopathy of prematurity in patients where primary treatment has failed


9:00 – 9:30  Critical congenital heart disease: Diagnosis-specific clinical clues

Dr Filip Kucera, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, GOSH

9:30 – 9:55  Echocardiography-guided management of preterm neonates

Dr Filip Kucera, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, GOSH

9:55 – 10:35  Neonatal pulmonary hypertension (PH) – characterizing clinical and   haemodynamic phenotypes, treatment strategies, and clinical examples

Dr Shahin Moledina, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, GOSH

Lead Clinician for National  Paediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Service UK

10:35 – 10:55  Break

10:55 – 11:25  Management of neonatal tachyarrhythmias

Dr Florian Moenkemeyer, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, GOSH

11:25 – 12:05  Management of Resp. Distress Syndrome: The European Consensus Guidelines   

Dr Charles Roehr, Clinical Director, Clinical Trials Unit, Co-author of The European  Consensus Guidelines, Associate Professor of Paediatrics, University of Oxford

12:05 – 12:30  Neonatal ECMO – types, indications, outcomes, and ethical considerations

Dr Timothy Thiruchelvam, Consultant Intensivist, Lead Consultant for ECMO, GOSH

12:30 – 13:20  Break

13:20 – 13:45 Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD): State-of-the-art review

Dr Andrew Turnbull, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant, GOSH

13:45 – 14:10  Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC): Advances in the understanding and treatment  

Dr Mark Johnson, Consultant Neonatologist, University Hospital Southampton

14:10 – 14:35  Viral Infections of the foetus and newborn

Dr Angela De Cunto, Specialist Doctor in Neonatology, UCLH

14:35 – 15:00  Neonatal hypoglycaemia: Practice essentials

Dr Antonia Dastamani, Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Lead of Congenital

Hyperinsulinism Service, GOSH

15:00 – 15:20  Break

15:20 – 15:45  Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE): New possibilities for neuroprotection

Dr Suresh Victor, Consultant Neonatologist, Evelina Children’s Hospital

Senior Lecturer, King’s College L., Researcher in the field of Neonatal Neuroprotection

15:45 – 16:10  Neurosurgical procedures in neonates: Indications and outcomes

Dr Vitor Yamaki, Senior Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery, GOSH

16:10 – 16:35  Common multiple congenital anomaly syndromes

Dr Emma Wakeling, Consultant in Clinical Genetics, Rare Disease Lead, GOSH

16:35 – 17:00  Retinopathy of prematurity: When primary therapy fails

Dr Chien Wong, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon,

Head of the Retinopathy of Prematurity Retinal Detachment team, GOSH


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