Perinatal Conference 2016: Programme of Speakers

Perinatal Conference 2016: Programme of Speakers

Please arrive early for REGISTRATION between 9am – 9.50am

Starting at 10am SHARP

 

WELCOME:

Tracy Harkin and Dr Eamon McGuinness

 

DR. MARTIN MCCAFFREY, USA

Clinical Professor in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill & Director PQCNC

EVERY CASE IS UNIQUE: Delivering optimal medical care to babies born with Trisomy 13 and Trisomy 18

 

DR. PAULA KELLY, UNITED KINGDOM

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care, Great Ormond Hospital

WHEN THERE IS NO CURE: Training neonatal staff for the future of neonatal palliative care

 

MS FRANCES MCCARTHY, RN, USA

Clinical Care Coordinator, Neonatal Comfort Care Program, New York Presbyterian Hospital

THE GIFT OF TIME: Providing a comfortable and compassionate environment for families to spend time with their newborn.

 

DR. WAYNE TWOERTZKY, SOUTH AFRICA

Director of Fetal Cardiology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Associate Professor Harvard Medical School

FIXING HEART DEFECTS BEFORE BIRTH: In-utero treatment of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

 

DR. MEREDIT BIRSNER, USA

Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University

HOPE FOR RENAL AGENESIS: Serial amnioinfusion as a potential treatment for Bilateral Renal Agenesis

 

DR. ELVIRA PARRAVICINI, ITALY

Neonatologist and Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, Columbia University

COMFORT AND DIGNITY: Meeting the needs of a baby born with a life-limiting condition and their families

 

DAN AND JENNA HALEY, USA

Parents to Baby Shane Michael Haley, who was diagnosed with anencephaly while in utero, he is fondly known as the Bucket List Baby

MAKING MEMORIES: Preparing for the arrival of your baby with anencephaly

 

BARBARA FARLOW, CANADA

Published Medical Researcher and Founder of the International Trisomy 13/18 Alliance

WORDS MATTER: Communicating difficult perinatal diagnoses to families honestly and compassionately

 

MS BRID SHINE, CMS, IRELAND

Clinical Midwife Specialist in Bereavement & Loss, Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital

HEALING AFTER LOSS: Bereavement care following perinatal loss in a large Dublin Maternity Hospital