About this event

  • Date and time Wed 7 Jul 2021 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

This study day will provide an overview of the current best practice and management of various conditions in neonatology. Join this session with specialists in neonatology who will discuss the conditions that are regularly encountered by a trainee in neonatal units.

The aim of this study day is to teach, inform and develop knowledge along with providing the latest advances available in the field of neonatology to paediatric trainees. It will provide an overview of how to manage a wide variety of important clinical conditions, and give insight into some new advances.

Participants will also have the opportunity to hear from a parent about their experience of having a baby in the Neonatal Unit.

During this session, participants will be able to:

  • Get an overview of the current best practice and management of various common medical and surgical presentations in neonatology
  • Gain insight into a parents perspective of having a baby on the Neonatal Unit
  • Obtain information about a career involving neonatology, either in specialist GRID training or as a general paediatrician with a specialist interest, and how to achieve this

This study day is primarily aimed at ST4/5 paediatric trainees, although paediatricians at all levels of training and career find them of interest. This session would be of relevance and is open to paediatric trainees of all grades and all healthcare professionals working within paediatrics and neonatology.

A CPD certificate with 5 CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Ciara O’Regan, Paediatric ST2, St Mary's Hospital Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust and Dr Omar Elsawi, Paediatric ST3, St Mary's Hospital 

Post haemorrhagic ventricular dilatation

Professor Frances Cowan, Perinatal Neurologist, Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust

Acute metabolic problems in neonatology

Dr James Davison, Consultant in Paediatric Metabolic Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Comfort break
New adjuncts in neonatal ventilation

Dr Theodore Dassios, Consultant Neonatologist, Reader in Neonatal Medicine, King’s College London Hospital

Hypotension in preterm neonates

Dr Jay Banerjee, Consultant Neonatologist, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust

Lunch break
Nutrition/Short gut syndrome

Dr Sabita Uthaya, Consultant Neonatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Minimal access surgery in neonates

Mr Simon Clarke, Consultant, Paediatric Surgery, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Comfort break
Tuberculosis in pregnancy and neonate

Dr Elizabeth Whittaker, Consultant, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, St Mary's Hospital Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust

A little stranger: Motherhood and medicine in the neonatal unit

Olivia Gordon, author of "The First Breath"

GRID training

Dr Jessica Shannon Burgess, Neonatal GRID Trainee, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Upama Banerjee

Concluding remarks



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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