Excellence in Neonatal Care

Our first neonatal conference is a huge success!

21st April 2021

On 13th April 2021, we held our first virtual neonatal conference, ‘Excellence in Neonatal Care’ delivered in partnership with leading healthcare education platform MedAll.

We were delighted with the level of interest in the event with over 600 attendees joining us from over 50 countries all around the world including Europe, Australasia, USA, and Latin America.
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Delegates heard from global leaders in neonatology who delivered inciteful and engaging presentations on a variety of topics including optimal cord management, neonatal vaccinations and advances in the treatment of bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

Neonatal Product Specialist, Emma McClure said, “We are blown away with the level of interest in our first virtual neonatal conference. The event allowed the neonatal specialist community to join from anywhere in the world to hear from leaders in the field and to share best practice with their peers. The feedback has been extremely positive. A huge thanks to our fantastic speakers and to MedAll for delivering this engaging virtual event.”


Key note presentations

“Advances in the Treatment of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia”
Dr Michael Narvey, Section Head of Neonatology and Medical Director of the Child Health Transport Team in Winnipeg, Canada.

“Alternative Modes of Surfactant Administration”
Dr David Sweet, Consultant Neonatologist at the Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital, Belfast and NI Co-ordinator of several multi-centre trials.

“Neonatal Vaccination – Promoting Conversations with Vaccine Hesitant Parents”
Colm Darby, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at Craigavon Area Hospital and NNA NI Chair.

“Optimal Cord Management”
Dr Sarah Bates, Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the PERIPrem Project Neonatal Operational Clinical Lead.

“Neonatal Nuggets on Delivering Education on a Busy Neonatal Unit”
Irene Beirne, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Neonatology in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), University Maternity Hospital Limerick.

“Dealing with Bereavement in the ICU”
Alison Rea, Bereavement Midwife at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Neonatal Insights

In addition to the presentations the audience had an opportunity to share their experience through numerous polls throughout the evening giving a global insight into neonatal care.

Fantastic Feedback

Here is just a snapshot of some of the positive feedback we received during and following the event:

“I stumbled across the event on twitter and I was so pleased when I realised I could join remotely. The speakers were amazing and the calibre of content was excellent. I would love to attend this every year!” Mandy Daly, Advocacy and Policymaking Irish Neonatal Health Alliance.


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