The Neonatal Update 2021 is running virtually again this year to enable as many people as possible around the world to join safely and benefit from the exciting and varied programme. The Neonatal Update is notable for including contributions from a wide range of world-leading scientists and clinical researchers, many of whom have no direct involvement in newborn care. The aim is to introduce delegates to areas of science they might not necessarily meet in their day to day activities, widen horizons and foster new collaborations. 

The lectures will be online from 15 November – 2 weeks before the programme of live sessions start on 29 November.  In a change from last year, the live sessions will be Q & A and discussion only allowing plenty of interaction between delegates and speakers. It will be important for delegates to have viewed the lectures in advance.  
Confirmed speakers include:  

  • Professor Peter Dargaville (Royal Hobart Hospital and Menzies Institute, University of Tasmania) Understanding automated systems for controlling oxygen therapy in the preterm infant.
  • Professor Andrew Ewer (University of Birmingham) Newborn pulse oximetry screening: a global perspective.
  • Professor Arjan Te Pas (Willem Alexander Children’s Hospital, Leiden, the Netherlands)  Supporting preterm breathing at birth in the 21st century. 
  • Professor Michelle Kelly (Villanova University and University of Rhode Island) Were you born preterm? Recommendations to optimise life-long health and wellbeing for people born preterm.

Registration starts from £50 each (for groups of 10+) and includes access to the lectures for a year until October 2022 and an electronic copy of a special edition of Early Human Development to be published with the Neonatal Update.

There are two Young Investigator Awards on offer.  Please encourage colleagues to consider applying.

Full details

British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 285357 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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