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29 November – 3 December 2021

We are delighted to announce our fantastic line-up of speakers at the 2021 Neonatal Update : the science of newborn care!

The David Harvey Lecture:
Professor Sir Mark Caulfield (Queen Mary University of London & Barts Life Sciences)
Whole genome sequencing for newborn screening

Professor Nina Jablonski (The Pennsylvania State University)
The science of skin colour

Professor Richard Riley (Keele University)
Individual participant data meta-analysis: rationale and key steps

Professor Erik D Skarsgard (University of British Columbia)
The medical and surgical management of gastroschisis

Professor Roger Highfield (Director, The Science Museum Group)
How we become human

Professor Peter Dargaville (Royal Hobart Hospital and Menzies Institute, University of Tasmania)
Understanding automated systems for controlling oxygen therapy in the preterm infant

Professor Neena Modi (Imperial College London)
The development, use and abuse of neonatal growth charts

Professor Andrew Ewer (University of Birmingham)
Newborn pulse oximetry screening: a global perspective

Dr Victoria Cornelius (Clinical Trials Unit, Imperial College London)
Co-enrolment and cluster randomisation in clinical trials

Professor Arjan Te Pas (Willem Alexander Children’s Hospital, Leiden, the Netherlands)
Supporting preterm breathing at birth in the 21st century

Professor Sudhin Thayyil (Imperial College London)
Should we provide therapeutic hypothermia to babies with mild neonatal encephalopathy?

Professor Jugnoo Rahi (Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London)
The early life origins of visual impairment in children

Professor James Boardman (Medical Research Council Institute for Reproductive Health, University of Edinburgh)
Preterm birth and neurodevelopment: not just a matter of brain injury

Dr Sabita Uthaya (Imperial College London)
Better preterm parenteral nutrition practice

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

Professor Christoph Lees (Imperial College London)
COVID-19 and pregnancy: lessons from 2020

Professor Tracey Woodruff (University of California)
The effects of environmental toxins on mothers and babies

Groups of 10 or more (all booked together with 1 payment): £50 per delegate
Groups of 5-9 (all booked together with 1 payment): £100 per delegate
Individual Early Bird (received before 31 August 2021): £150
Individual: £200

Register your place now via our online booking system

The lectures will be available to view from 15 November, giving you two weeks to watch them before the programme of live sessions in the week beginning 29 November.

In the live sessions, each speaker hold a discussion for 40 minutes - at two different times to accommodate delegates in different time zones and to fit in with work schedules.

The lectures will be available for delegates to view until October 2022.

If you were a delegate at the 2020 Neonatal Update, you can still access the recorded lectures by logging into Teams with the log-in and password that you used for the conference.
On the left hand menu, you’ll find: 01 THE CONFERENCE TALKS. Then click Talks on the top bar.

Comments from our 2020 delegates: 

‘It was a fantastic opportunity to attend the virtual meeting. This is my first time attending such a meeting …. what I found in this update blew my mind away. I found the discussions novel and intriguing, especially topics like paternal diet and offspring health and mechanisms of programming across generations . I would love to attend subsequent update from the Imperial College London’

‘…a huge thank you for those of us in Australia who were only able to join because it was made virtual. Due to time and cost travel OS from Aus is not always feasible, especially for those of us working as clinician scientists, so this greatly increases our ability to stay connected with news, events, updates and colleagues from around the world. Looking forward to joining again virtually in 2021.’

‘…I would like to thank you and the whole team for arranging a brilliant course. For me, the pre-course lectures were well done and the format where we have the lectures beforehand and then have 45 minutes for informed discussion amongst experts and practitioners was really inspiring. Running the live sessions twice, even though I assume originally planned to allow global engagement, also allowed me a little more freedom to juggle the inevitable work and management commitments and access the course. I loved the global nature of the course and the ability to reach out worldwide.’

'The conference was just fantastic!’

‘Thank you for a marvellous virtual conference. The talks were excellent and thought provoking and the discussions were superb’