European Neonatal Ethics Conference 2019

14 Nov 2019 to 15 Nov 2019
MPROvE Academy
St Mary's Stadium
Britannia Road
SO14 5FP
United Kingdom

We invite obstetricians, paediatricians, neonatologists, nurses, midwives and allied personnel to join us in November 2019, in Southampton. Anyone with an interest in ethics is welcome to participate and interact with speakers and facilitators from a diverse background.

We will be running workshops, round table discussions and talks on a variety of topics of ethical interest as well as facilitated conversations with parents, simulation and debates to address ethical, and moral dilemmas as well as difficult situations. In addition there will be plenary talks by clinicians addressing a variety of issues including extremes of viability, palliative care and communication with parents, as well as medical mediation. There will also be workshops on parental perspectives in limiting life sustaining care and limiting nutrition.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Concepts creating controversy at extremes of viability such as gestational ageism and benevolent injustice.
  • Current evidence looking at outcomes with regards to extreme prematurity, organ transplantation and neonates receiving therapeutic hypothermia influencing how we counsel parents and think of best interests.
  • Current evidence addressing ethical considerations in stopping resuscitation in the delivery room.
  • Cultural and religious considerations during withdrawal of life sustaining intensive care on the NICU.
  • Ethical issues in managing parental expectations, conflict and legal considerations during management of end of life care.
  • Considerations when the team is in moral or ethical conflict with regards to the direction of end of life care.

For more details contact: Alok Sharma at

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