Infant Journal
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Conferences and Study Days

Here is a list of forthcoming meetings, conferences and study days. To add your event to the list simply or telephone (01279) 714508

The latest details of neonatal and paediatric study days and conferences are published monthly in our free monthly news email Bulletin, which can be obtained by filling out our request form.

August, 2022

August 23, 2022
Leading Quality Improvement in Healthcare
Venue: An online conference
The Leading Quality Improvement in Healthcare masterclass will focus on understanding quality improvement and developing quality improvement (QI) skills and will provide practical guidance about QI methodology, how to lead change and avoid resistance, and how to ensure QI standards are maintained. Attendees will learn about current QI tools and how to maintain the improvements.

Web: www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/leading-quality-improvement-in-healthcare-masterclass

August 24, 2022
Parent Engagement in Review and the Perinatal Mortality Review Tool
Venue: Online webinar
A webinar for healthcare professionals responsible for carrying out a review of care following the death of a baby. The Parent Engagement in Review and the Perinatal Mortality Review Tool (PMRT) webinar is hosted live and is ideal for any professional working in maternity services or neonatal care. The session will cover the key principles, pathway and resources to support parent engagement in the hospital review of their care, as outlined by the PMRT. It is designed to support professionals across multidisciplinary teams whether they have had training in bereavement care or not.

Email: training@sands.org.uk
Web: https://training.sands.org.uk/courses-and-booking/open-access/

August 24, 2022
Transport stabilisation and exchange transfusion workshop
Venue: Queen's University, Belfast
An education and skills workshop designed for neonatal nurses interested in exchange transfusion practices and neonatal transfer and stabilisation. Hosted by the Neonatal Nurses Association Northern Ireland, the workshop is facilitated by Queens University Belfast and NISTAR.

Web: https://nna.org.uk/events/

September, 2022

Friday, 2 September 2022 to Sunday, 4 September 2022
12th International Congress of UENPS
Venue: Krakow, Poland
The mission of the Union of European Neonatal & Perinatal Societies is to improve quality in perinatal and neonatal care by integrating, coordinating and promoting the knowledge of perinatal indicators and to develop recommendations, guidelines, training of healthcare providers to achieve the best healthcare for every newborn.

Contact: MCA Scientific Events
Email: info@uenpscongress.eu
Web: www.mcascientificevents.eu/uenps/

Wednesday, 7 September 2022 to Thursday, 8 September 2022
Together for Short Lives Conference
Venue: Hilton Manchester Deansgate
This two-day event will focus on unlocking barriers to support, celebrating and sharing best practice, and exploring how we can reach equity in children’s palliative care. Opportunities for networking, discussion and sharing practice will be at the heart of the conference; the aim is to open up conversations and offer practical sessions on key topics of interest. The conference programme content will be streamed across plenary, workshop and abstract sessions for everyone working with babies, children and young people with complex and life-limiting conditions.

Web: www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/changing-lives/sharing-learning-networking/conference-2022/

September 8, 2022
Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) in Neonatology and Pediatrics
Venue: Online webinar
This one-hour online webinar will discuss the value of PoCUS and simulation in neonatal and paediatric intensive care units and current training methods and opportunities, along with a live demonstration of Intelligent Ultrasound’s BabyWorks platform.

Web: www.intelligentultrasound.clickmeeting.com/point-of-care-ultrasound-pocus-in-neonatology-and-pediatrics/register

September 9, 2022
FINE Level 1, Part 2: Foundation Toolkit for Family Centred Developmental Care
Venue: Live online workshop
This multidisciplinary course introduces the scientific evidence, theory and practical implications of infant and family centred developmental care (IFCDC). The course will explain the theory and evidence behind IFCDC, introduce key principles and themes that underpin best practice, illuminate strengths and challenges in practice, and explore practical ways to enhance practice. This course is for anyone working in a hospital setting caring for preterm or newborn infants. Note, course participants must complete FINE Level 1, Part 1 online training in their own time (approximately 3-5 hours) prior to attending FINE Level 1, Part 2.

Web: www.finetraininguk.com/fine-courses

September 14, 2022
Quality Improvement Methods and Tools: PDSA Cycles
Venue: Virtual online
This one day 'masterclass' will focus on quality improvement (QI) methods with a specific focus on PDSA Cycles, Statistical Process Control, Driver Diagrams and Appreciative Inquiry. These four QI tools are the ones most commonly used in healthcare and this study day will look into how to use these methods using examples and small group sessions.

Web: www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/pdsa-cycles-quality?utm_medium=email&utm_source=HCUKhd&utm_campaign=PDSA1221

September 14, 2022
Bringing the principles and practices of developmental and family-centred care into neonatal transport
Venue: Online
This webinar will explore healthcare professionals' experience and perceptions around integrating the principles of developmental care into the transport setting. Current practices will be explored and a discussion of what the future may hold to improve this important element of neonatal care.

Web: https://nna.org.uk/events

Thursday, 15 September 2022 to Friday, 16 September 2022
BAPM Annual Conference 2022
Venue: Manchester
The theme of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine annual conference is ‘Hearts & minds’. The conference will bring together delegates from across the field of perinatal medicine including neonatologists, obstetricians, nurses and ANNPs, allied health professionals and midwives. Save the date. Abstract submission open until 13 July 2022.

Web: www.bapm.org/events/bapm-annual-conference-2022

September 22, 2022
Perinatal Mental Health Services: Improving Access and Support
Venue: Virtual online conference
This conference focuses on improving perinatal mental health services. The meeting will open with reflections on the lived experience and then learning from the MBRRACE-UK rapid care report focusing on recommendations for improvement. Delegates will benefit from extended sessions on prevention and positive mental health, developing a model of service delivery in which mental and physical health care are integrated into the work of maternity and health visiting services, identifying and supporting women in mental health crisis, improving the quality of mental healthcare for new mothers, supporting men whose wives or partners are experiencing PND, learning from mother and baby units and maternal mental health pilot sites, supporting mothers at higher risk due to birth trauma or previous mental health issues, and supporting women with existing mental health concerns.

Email: clare@hc-uk.org.uk
Web: www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/improving-perinatal-mental-health-crisis-services-reducing-maternal-suicide

September 22, 2022
Safer sleeping: What do we know about sleeping arrangements and sudden infant deaths?
Venue: Online webinar
This webinar, organised by the National Child Mortality Database, will include an overview of sudden infant death syndrome, safe sleeping guidance, whether and when co-sleeping should be considered a modifiable factor in a child’s death and what is known about the risks of co-sleeping in certain scenarios (eg on a sofa or armchair).

Email: ncmd-programme@bristol.ac.uk
Web: www.ncmd.info/events/safe-sleeping/

September 30, 2022
Parent Engagement in Review and the Perinatal Mortality Review Tool
Venue: Online webinar
A webinar for healthcare professionals responsible for carrying out a review of care following the death of a baby. The Parent Engagement in Review and the Perinatal Mortality Review Tool (PMRT) webinar is hosted live and is ideal for any professional working in maternity services or neonatal care. The session will cover the key principles, pathway and resources to support parent engagement in the hospital review of their care, as outlined by the PMRT. It is designed to support professionals across multidisciplinary teams whether they have had training in bereavement care or not.

Email: training@sands.org.uk
Web: https://training.sands.org.uk/courses-and-booking/open-access/

October, 2022

October 3, 2022
FINE Level 1, Part 2: Foundation Toolkit for Family Centred Developmental Care
Venue: Live online workshop
This multidisciplinary course introduces the scientific evidence, theory and practical implications of infant and family centred developmental care (IFCDC). The course will explain the theory and evidence behind IFCDC, introduce key principles and themes that underpin best practice, illuminate strengths and challenges in practice, and explore practical ways to enhance practice. This course is for anyone working in a hospital setting caring for preterm or newborn infants. Note, course participants must complete FINE Level 1, Part 1 online training in their own time (approximately 3-5 hours) prior to attending FINE Level 1, Part 2.

Web: www.finetraininguk.com/fine-courses

Tuesday, 4 October 2022 to Wednesday, 5 October 2022
RCM Conference
Venue: ICC, Wales
The Royal College of Midwives conference is an essential forum to share evidence, up-date knowledge and network with colleagues while hearing about best practice from across the UK. Delivered by the UK’s midwifery professional organisation and trade union, this conference is a ‘must attend’ for all those involved in maternity care. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Recover, Reflect, Renew’.

Email: info@rcm.org.uk
Web: www.rcmconference.org.uk

Friday, 7 October 2022 to Tuesday, 11 October 2022
Ninth Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies
Venue: A hybrid meeting: online and in Barcelona, Spain
EAPS 2022 – Shaping the Future of Child Health, is organised by three leading European societies: the European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP), the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR) and the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC). This biannual event is a major educational and research platform, bringing the latest cutting-edge science and clinical insights.

Telephone: +41 22 908 0488
Email: reg_eaps22@kenes.com
Web: https://eaps2022.kenes.com/

October 13, 2022
MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Conference 2022
Venue: Virtual conference
This one-day virtual conference will present the findings of the MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Report 2022: National Perinatal Mortality Surveillance for Births in 2020 and National Perinatal Mortality Review Tool Fourth Annual Report. The conference is intended for any health professionals involved in the delivery of maternity and neonatal care. Delegates can take part in the live Q&A sessions, chat with the speakers face-to-face and have one month to watch recordings of any missed presentations.

Email: conference@npeu.ox.ac.uk
Web: www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk/bookings/virtual-conference-13th-october-2022

Thursday, 20 October 2022 to Friday, 21 October 2022
NeoCard-UK 2022
Venue: A hybrid event: online and Midland Hotel, Manchester
Registration for the 13th Neonatal Cardiology and Haemodynamics Conference (NeoCard-UK) is now open. The conference includes case-based discussions, hot topics and lectures on controversies, ethics, research and evidence-based practices given by international experts in the field. Delegates will engage in interactive case-based discussion utilising functional echocardiography. The conference will also provide plenty of opportunity for networking and allow sharing of knowledge and practices. NeoCard is aimed at neonatologists, paediatricians, paediatric cardiologists, paediatric intensivists, advanced neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatal nurses.

Web: www.neonatalcardiology.co.uk

November, 2022

November 2, 2022
Neonatal Blood Transfusions and Haematologic Disorders
Venue: Online course
An online course organised by the European Association of Perinatal Medicine. This course will discuss the current evidence and give delegates some tools to help them to decide why, when and how much to transfuse. The antenatal and postnatal management and outcome in two specific haematologic disorders (haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn, and fetal/neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia) are discussed.

Web: https://mcaevents.eventsair.com/eapm-online-neonatal/register/site/register

Monday, 7 November 2022 to Tuesday, 8 November 2022
International Conference on Midwifery and Neonatal Care
Venue: Paris, France (hybrid event)
The goal of this conference is to bring together academics from midwifery and neonatal care to exchange and share their experiences for the care of mothers and newborns. The conference will highlight innovative technologies in midwifery care, neonatal care, infant health, prenatal and postnatal care, breastfeeding, and maternal-fetal medicine,

Web: www.midwifery.scientexconference.com

November 10, 2022
MBRRACE-UK Saving Lives, Improving Mothers' Care Conference 2022
Venue: Virtual conference
This virtual conference will present the findings of the ninth MBRRACE-UK report, Saving Lives, Improving Mothers' Care: Findings of the Surveillance of Maternal Mortality in the UK 2018-20 and Lessons Learned to Inform Maternity Care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Death and Morbidity 2018-2020. The causes of maternal deaths covered in this report are deaths from suicide, accidental death, pre-eclampsia, early pregnancy deaths, cardiac deaths, and a review of critical care. The findings of a multimorbidity enquiry will also be presented.

Email: conference@npeu.ox.ac.uk
Web: www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk/bookings/virtual-conference-10th-november-2022

Monday, 21 November 2022 to Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Fifth International Family Integrated Care Conference
Venue: Virtual online conference
A multidisciplinary event supporting the implementation and sustainability of family integrated care. Save the date.

Email: rebecca@cfsevents.co.uk
Web: https://cfsevents.eventsair.com/fic2022/registration/Site/Register

November 23, 2022
Neonatal Emergency Simulated Team Training Course
Venue: Royal London Hospital
NESTT is a multi-professional team training course for teams working with sick neonates that aims to improve participants’ confidence in dealing with neonatal emergencies as part of a team. Case scenarios are based on actual transfers from the London Neonatal Transfer Service and the course is facilitated by experienced faculty. Participants will be able to gain insights into teamwork, human factors and crisis resource management.

Web: www.neonatalskills.uk/#findout-nestt

Wednesday, 23 November 2022 to Thursday, 24 November 2022
UK National Neonatal Transport Group Conference 2022
Venue: Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria, Sheffield
This conference will give neonatal transport professionals an opportunity to exchange and share good practice, ideas and experiences. Annual statistics on transport activity throughout the UK will be published.

Telephone: 01438 751 519
Email: terrie@cfsevents.co.uk
Web: https://cfsevents.eventsair.com/neotransport2022/register/Site/Register

December, 2022

Thursday, 1 December 2022 to Saturday, 3 December 2022
Excellence in Pediatrics
Venue: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The 14th EIP scientific programme covers the latest hot topics and developments across sub-specialties of paediatrics. Leading paediatric experts and researchers from across the world will deliver 120+ state-of-the-art presentations across six parallel streams.

Telephone: +41 43 21 55 937
Email: secretariat@ineip.org
Web: https://eip-pediatrics-conference.ineip.org/

Thursday, 8 December 2022 to Saturday, 10 December 2022
Birth Congress 2022
Venue: Milan, Italy
The Birth Congress continues to be an important event that focuses on daily clinical challenges encountered by obstetricians, midwives, anaesthesiologists and nursing staff, as well as the new and best approaches to address them. The theme of the conference is 'Clinical challenges in labour and delivery'. Registration and abstract submission now open.

Web: www.mcascientificevents.eu/birth

March, 2023

Tuesday, 28 March 2023 to Wednesday, 29 March 2023
16th Global Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium
Venue: Online virtual event
This all-virtual event will bring together some of the most renowned minds in the human milk and lactation fields to share insights, present the latest research and put evidence into practice. Save the date.

Web: www.medela.com/breastfeeding-professionals/news-events/congress-2023