About this event

  • Date and time Mon 10 Feb 2020 from 9:00am to 8:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Maternity and the Newborn

This meeting will highlight the impact of opioid exposure to mothers and babies. From pre-pregnancy to birth, experts will cover all aspects of how to manage, support and safeguard these patients. 

Topics include: 

  • Understand and learn from the research in this area of medicine 
  • The practical issues for supporting mothers and babies exposed to opioids
  • How to provide better support for mothers and babies exposed to opioids, and influence your workplace to do so

Agenda

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Chair: Joanna Hawthorne Psychologist, Former Director, Brazelton Centre UK.

Presentation of the Wendy Savage bursary
Overview of the meeting

Surabhi Nanda, Consultant Maternal Fetal Medicine Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Opioid Exposure: the journey through pregnancy and birth

Sonji Clarke, Consultant Obstetrician, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Opioid exposure in pregnancy: the effects on the baby

Fauzia Paize, Consultant Neonatologist Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

Non-pharmacological management of neonatal abstinence syndrome

Sonya MacVicar, Lecturer/ Researcher, Edinburgh Napier University

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Chair: Dr Surabhi Nanda
The impact of opioid withdrawal on the newborn baby and family unit after birth and in the future

Amanda Lawes, Clinical Lead in Neonatal Occupational Therapy, Singleton Hospital, Swansea, Wales. 

Safeguarding and contraception: Ongoing care in pregnancy and community

Geraldine Joyce, Former Named Midwife for Vulnerable Families, Pittrof Rudiger, Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV, Guys’ and St Thomas’ Hospital, London

Panel discussion
Closing remarks
Close of meeting

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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