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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.

April, 2024

April 23, 2024
Consanguinity in Child Death Review
Venue: Online webinar
In this National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) webinar, NHS England Clinical Lead for Equality, Ethnicity and Genetics Dr Naz Khan and NCMD Deputy Director Vicky Sleap will look at how consanguinity is recorded in cases of child death. The webinar will review the guidance on dealing with consanguineous relationships in child death review, exploring how this guidance is currently being applied and priorities for updating this work in future. There will be opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

Web: www.ncmd.info/events/consanguinity-child-death

April 23, 2024
Practical Aspects of Donor Human Milk Use
This webinar focusses on the practical aspects of donor human milk (DHM) use in neonates, supporting the British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) framework for practice. Topics include: obtaining informed consent for DHM use; cultural considerations of DHM use; DHM use to support lactation on postnatal wards; milk memory initiative and introduction to a new educational resource.

Web: www.bapm.org/events/practical-aspects-of-donor-human-milk-dhm-use

Wednesday, 24 April 2024 to Thursday, 25 April 2024
National Neonatal Grid Trainee Meeting 2024
Venue: Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham
The programme of the neonatal GRID trainee meeting 2024 is designed to cover clinical and non-clinical areas of the neonatal curriculum. there are 'career surgeries' for ST7s and ST8s. Registration includes attendance to the two-day conference, refreshments throughout, lunch on both days and a certificate of attendance.

Telephone: 44 (0)1438 751 519
Email: lucy@cfsevents.co.uk
Web: https://cfsevents.eventsair.com/502---national-neonatal-grid-trainee-meeting-2024/registration/Site/Register

Thursday, 25 April 2024 to Friday, 26 April 2024
Neonatal Palliative and End of Life Care Simulation Course
Venue: Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Merseyside
This course has been developed for neonatal and paediatric consultants, senior paediatric trainees (ST6+) and experienced neonatal nursing staff to allow an immersive experience of neonatal palliative and end of life care through a mixture of lectures, discussions and small group simulations. Topics covered include: antenatal counselling for terminal conditions; acute deterioration and death; decision making at the cusps of viability; parallel planning and advanced care planning concepts; follow-up following bereavement.

Email: leanne.beaumont@mft.nhs.uk
Web: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1e7jZBi-LjPRNApR_eNkPxGAzM5L43bpG/view?pli=1

May, 2024

Monday, 6 May 2024 to Wednesday, 8 May 2024
COINN 2024
Venue: Aalborg, Denmark
The 11th Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN) Conference in collaboration with the Danish Neonatal Nurses and local hosts, Aalborg University Hospital, will be based on the theme: Supporting Closeness, Building Relations.

Web: www.coinn2024denmark.com

May 14, 2024
Gastroschisis Best Practice Standards
Venue: Online
The National Neonatal Surgical Interest Group, hosted by the Neonatal Nurses Association (NNA), is holding a webinar to highlight the publication of Gastroschisis Best Practice Standards. Focusing on the care and management of neonates from an antenatal diagnosis in fetal medicine, antenatal care, delivery, stabilisation pre-surgery, surgical options, nutritional dietitian support and a parental experience. Suitable for all members of the multidisciplinary team.

Web: https://nna.org.uk/product/surgical-nnsig-webinar-gastroschisis-best-practice-standard-14th-may-2024/

May 15, 2024
Interactive Paediatric ECG Course
Venue: Dickens Room, Central London
This half-day face-to-face course will cover all practical aspects of paediatric ECG interpretation. It will provide useful tips to quickly and easily navigate the ECG basics and explain the differences between paediatric and adult traces. The course will also give delegates the confidence and skills to identify different types of tachyarrhythmias and bradyarrhythmias, from minor pathologies to true emergencies. Signs of atrial enlargement and ventricular hypertrophy will also be discussed.

Web: www.postgraduatemedicalcourses.co.uk/event-details/interactive-paediatric-ecg-course-face-to-face

May 16, 2024
Neonatal Update Course
Venue: Online
An online conference for neonatal/paediatric consultants, trainees and ANPs. This course will cover all practical aspects of neonatology and 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 delegates the confidence and skills to effectively manage critically ill neonates.

Web: https://postgraduatemedicalcourses.co.uk/event-details/neonatal-update-course-online

May 31, 2024
SNNG Annual Conference
Venue: University of Stirling, Scotland
Join the Scottish Neonatal Nurses' Group (SNNG) for a day of learning and networking. There will be a packed programme of presentations and speakers including: management of extreme preterm infants; outcomes at 22+ weeks gestation; perinatal wellbeing package; improving early expression; trauma informed care; serious adverse event reviews; the parent voice, and a keynote lecture by the Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland.

Web: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scottish-neonatal-nurses-group-annual-conference-tickets-852261586347?

June, 2024

Thursday, 6 June 2024 to Friday, 7 June 2024
Annual International Neonatal Conference
Venue: James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
This highly successful advanced neonatal conference is aimed at professionals who are engaged in the care of newborn infants, including consultants, specialist trainees, advanced nurse practitioners and senior neonatal nurses. Topics include: intratracheal budesonide and surfactant – results from PLUSS trial; optimising respiratory support in the delivery room; oxygen therapy at resuscitation; feeding extreme preterm infants; bronchopulmonary disease prevention bundle; neonatal airway update; optimising oxygenation during neonatal intubation- results from the THRIVE study; current evidence on high flow therapy.

Email: nicky.robinson@nhs.net
Web: https://events.southtees.nhs.uk/events/annual-international-neonatal-conference-thursday-6th-friday-7th-june-2024

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 to Friday, 14 June 2024
ESPNIC 2024 Congress
Venue: Rome, Italy
The European Society for Paediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Congress offers cutting-edge scientific and educational content with engaging paediatric and neonatal intensive care sessions. Learn about the latest breakthroughs via plenary lectures, keynote speakers, parallel seminars and poster sessions. Abstract submission deadline: 17 January 2024.

Web: https://espnic2024.kenes.com

Wednesday, 19 June 2024 to Friday, 21 June 2024
jFNS 2024 Summer Meeting
Venue: University of Nottingham
The annual international meeting between the Neonatal Society and the Fetal & Neonatal Physiological Society. With 10 keynote speakers and plenary sessions, and two auditoriums for parallel sessions.

Web: www.neonatalsociety.ac.uk

June 21, 2024
Implementing and Embedding PSIRF
Venue: Waterloo, London
The Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) is the NHS’s approach to developing and maintaining effective systems and processes for responding to patient safety incidents and ensuring learning and improvement in patient safety. This conference will look at the practicalities of implementing and using PSIRF. Delegates will hear from expert speakers that will provide updates on best practice.  

Email: sarahjane@hc-uk.org.uk
Web: www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk

Monday, 24 June 2024 to Tuesday, 25 June 2024
REaSoN Neonatal Meeting 2024
Venue: Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough University and virtual online
REaSoN has evolved over 30 years as a prestigious and educationally rewarding annual conference for doctors, nurses, ANNPs, nurse educators and others with a shared interest in neonatology. The meeting provides dedicated sessions that cover current research evidence, quality improvement, nursing hot topics, ethics and frontier science. It attracts leading UK and International speakers and lively debate is encouraged. Early bird registration before 4 March 2024.

Email: terrie@cfsevents.co.uk
Web: www.cfsevents.co.uk

July, 2024

Tuesday, 2 July 2024 to Thursday, 4 July 2024
Best Practice in Neonatology
Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia
This is the first joint congress of the Union of European Neonatal & Perinatal Societies (UENPS) and the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI). Save the date – more information to follow.

Web: www.mcascientificevents.eu/neobestpractice

September, 2024

Tuesday, 10 September 2024 to Wednesday, 11 September 2024
BAPM Annual Conference
Venue: Hybrid: Sheffield Hallam University and online
The BAPM annual conference is aimed at everyone who works in perinatal care. It delivers the latest evidence on essential clinical topics as well as the chance for delegates to network and learn together. Topics include: improving learning from death reviews; improving family experiences; precision medicine; drug safety; decision making in perinatal medicine.

Web: www.bapm.org/events/bapm-annual-conference-2024

Wednesday, 11 September 2024 to Friday, 13 September 2024
XXIX European Congress of Perinatal Medicine
Venue: University of Vienna, Austria
Organised by the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, ECPM 2024 brings together groups and individuals in Europe that are interested in promoting the science of perinatal medicine for the benefit of mothers and their children.

Email: info@ecpmcongress.eu
Web: www.mcascientificevents.eu/ecpm

Monday, 16 September 2024 to Tuesday, 17 September 2024
2nd European Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology Conference
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark
Date for the diary.

Web: www.emedevents.com/c/medical-conferences-2024/2nd-european-perinatal-and-pediatric-epidemiology-conference

Monday, 23 September 2024 to Tuesday, 24 September 2024
NeoCard-UK 2024
Venue: Edgbaston Park Hotel Birmingham and online
The 15th Neonatal Cardiology and Haemodynamics conference (NeoCard-UK) 2024 will consist of two days of high-quality educational content aimed at neonatologists, paediatricians, paediatric cardiologists, paediatric intensivists, advanced neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatal nurses.

Telephone: 01438 751519
Email: lisa@cfsevents.co.uk
Web: www.neonatalcardiology.co.uk

Thursday, 26 September 2024 to Saturday, 28 September 2024
Twins Congress 2024
Venue: Perugia, Italy
The joint 7th World Congress on Twin Pregnancy a Global Prospective, and the 19th Congress of the International Society Twin Studies (ISTS). Topics include: Emerging methods in twin research; Genomic studies of complex trails; Large collaborative studies in twin birth cohorts; Neuroimaging and the brain; New developments with the biology and genetics of twinning; prenatal screening and diagnosis; Omics twin studies; Perinatal mortality and morbidity in multiple pregnancy; Preterm birth and prematurity; Twin-related complications.

Web: www.micehub.app/event/01dda653-0c04-411a-aab2-319a1b070cdf

October, 2024

Saturday, 12 October 2024 to Sunday, 13 October 2024
STAN: Stabilisation and Transfer of the Acutely Unwell Neonate
Venue: Maidstone, Kent
Stabilisation and Transfer of the Acutely unwell Neonate (STAN) is a course specially developed to teach and embed the theoretical understanding and practical skills needed for a safe and efficient neonatal transfer. Through lectures, small group case-based tutorials, workshops and high-definition simulation, this course helps to build confidence for the new transport clinician and provide valuable CPD and networking opportunities for more experienced colleagues.

Email: lee@neonatalskills.uk
Web: https://neonatalskills.uk/

Sunday, 13 October 2024 to Tuesday, 15 October 2024
4th Annual Trauma Informed Developmental Care Conference
Venue: Hilton Boston Park Plaza, Boston, USA
Formerly known as the Science & Soul Congress, this meeting brings together heart-centred, mission-driven health and human service professionals serving babies, children and families. The aim is to cultivate meaningful practices and routines that reduce distress and suffering for professionals and those they serve.

Web: www.courses-caringessentials.net/2024-cec-conference-registration

Tuesday, 15 October 2024 to Thursday, 17 October 2024
RCOG World Congress 2024
Venue: Muscat, Oman
This collaborative event between the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Omani Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology offers professionals from around the world the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in a variety of specialties over three days.

Web: www.rcog.org.uk/careers-and-training/training/courses-and-events/rcog-world-congress/rcog-world-congress-2024/

November, 2024

Saturday, 16 November 2024 to Sunday, 17 November 2024
Neonatal Echo Course
Venue: St George's Hospital, London
This two-day hands-on clinical course teaches basic echocardiography skills and basic aspects of congenital heart disease together with the use of echocardiography. It concentrates on topics relevant to the busy neonatologist such as assessment of ductal shunting, pulmonary hypertension and management of the hypotensive infant using echocardiography.

Email: bevtg2017@gmail.com
Web: http://neonatalechocourse.com/Default.aspx

Wednesday, 20 November 2024 to Thursday, 21 November 2024
Baby Friendly Initiative Annual Conference
Venue: Virtual online
The Baby Friendly Annual Conference brings together those involved in the care of babies, their parents and families to learn about research and innovations in the fields of infant feeding and relationship building.

Web: www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/training/conferences/annual-conference/?utm_source=Unicef_UK&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=email_bfi_bfi_confmailing

Thursday, 28 November 2024 to Saturday, 30 November 2024
16th Excellence in Pediatrics Conference
Venue: Barcelona, Spain
EiP encompasses topics from neonates to early adolescence and covers all paediatric specialties. The multidisciplinary approach broadens knowledge and is an excellent opportunity for paediatricians, general practitioners, neonatologists, nurses and other child health professionals to update their skills, share experiences and learn from leading experts in the field.

Web: https://eip-pediatrics-conference.ineip.org

March, 2025

Wednesday, 26 March 2025 to Saturday, 29 March 2025
7th European Congress on Intrapartum Care
Venue: Madrid, Spain
Organised by the Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring Study Group of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, ECIC 2025 aims to promote intrapartum fetal monitoring training, research collaboration, and development of standards and guidelines. Save the date.

Web: www.mcascientificevents.eu/ecic