Imaging, Monitoring & Protecting the Newborn Brain 12-13 May 2022

12 - 13 May 2022

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Incorporating cranial ultrasound imaging and aEEG monitoring.

A two-day course providing an introduction to neonatal brain imaging, monitoring and neuroprotection.

Who is it for: Neonatologists, Paediatric Neurologists, Neonatal ANNP’s and anyone else with an interest in neonatal neurology at all levels of training. The course will assume no background knowledge, but there will be opportunity, particularly in the workshops to explore topics in more detail.

Structure of the course: After a basic overview of brain development and neonatal neurological examination, day one focuses on the preterm infant; day two on the term infant. The morning sessions are lecture based and afternoon sessions will consist of workshops and case histories, with an emphasis on real life practical issues.

Pre-course reading material will be sent to all delegates ahead of the course.

Course Directors

Professor Topun Austin, Neonatologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr. Maria Chalia, Neonatologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Draft Programme

Day One

09:00-09:30 1. Introduction to neonatal neurocritical care

09:30-10:00 2. Neurological examination of the newborn

10:00-10:30 3. Development of the nervous system & basic neuroanatomy

10:30-11:00 3. Principles of cranial ultrasound

11:00-11:30 coffee

11:30-12:00 4. Principles of magnetic resonance imaging

12:00-13:00 5. Brain injury in the preterm infant

13:00-14:00 lunch

14:00-14:30 6. Congenital anomalies and infection in the neonate

14:30-15:30 7. Workshop: cranial ultrasound and preterm brain injury

15:30-16:00 tea

16:00-16:30 8. Neuroprotection and neurodevelopmental care of the preterm infant

16:30-17:00 9. Neurodevelopmental outcome & talking to parents             

Day Two

09:00-09:15 9. Recap of day 1

09:15-09:45 10. Principles of EEG

09:45-10:15 11. Principles of amplitude integrated EEG

10:15-11:00 12. Neonatal encephalopathy I

11:00-11:30 coffee

11:30-12:00 13. Neonatal encephalopathy II

12:00-12:45 14. Neonatal seizures

12:45-13:15 15. Neuroprotection of the term infant

13:15-14:00 lunch

14:00-14:45 16. Workshop: Neuromonitoring

14:45-15:30 17. Workshop: Neuroimaging

15:30-16:00 tea

16:00-16:30 18. Ethical & Medico-Legal aspects of perinatal brain injury

Course fee:

£445.00 (£300.00 Addenbrookes/ £395 EoE Trainee)

Please be advised that your course fee is refundable for up to 14 days following your application. Thereafter course fees are non-refundable.

RCPCH CPD has been sought

Course Administrator

Ibolya Olds
01223 348884

Course Location

The course takes place at:

Robinson College, Cambridge

01223 348884
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