Neonatal Update is an established annual event produced by Imperial College London. It has origins in a meeting established over 40 years ago and is renowned for its innovative programme incorporating contributions from a wide range of world-leading scientists and clinical researchers. The aim is to introduce delegates to areas of science not necessarily met in their day-to-day activities, to widen horizons and to foster new collaborations. 

Neonatal Update is aimed at:

  • Neonatal and paediatric clinicians and researchers
  • Neonatal and paediatric trainees
  • Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
  • Neonatal nurses

The 2024 meeting will be a 4-day, fully in-person event to allow the best possible opportunity for knowledge sharing, discussion, and networking with the global neonatology peer group in the same space.

It will not be streamed live to a virtual audience during the week of the event. However, all presentations will be recorded to enable those unable to be in London access the content at a time of their own convenience. These recorded lectures are available to purchase now and will be ready to view online shortly after the meeting has taken place (approx mid-Dec 2024).

To benefit from the early bird rates, please register before the end of June 2024. Click here to register

Endorsed by

“The Neonatal Update represents a meeting of outstanding scientific and educational value and ESPR are delighted to endorse this event" Charles Roehr, Immediate Past President, ESPR

Hotel Accommodation

Please use this link to access a range of hotels in close proximity to BMA House: Neonatal Update 2024 Hotel Map:

Young Investigator Award

The Neonatal Update programme will once again offer two Young Investigator Awards, providing an opportunity for neonatal scientists transitioning or newly transitioned to independent research careers to present their work and discuss their programmes with a senior, international audience.

Abstract submission will open on 15 May and close 31 July 2024. Abstracts should be submitted to or visit the Young Investigator Award page from more information.


The Neonatal Update meeting is an established and excellent place for product and services providers in the neonatal and paediatric fields to meet with an international group of senior clinicians. Stand spaces are limited, please contact Georgie Holmes for further details.