ASSESSMENT OF THE PRETERM NEONATE: STATE OF THE ART.
Monday 18 September 2006

Report of this meeting.

Morning session: Early assessments: scope and application

10.00 am Registration

Chair: Dr Anita Holdcroft, Reader in Anaesthesia, Imperial College, Immediate Past President of the Forum on Maternity and the Newborn

10.30 am Opening remarks by Chair

10.40 am An overview of the scope of major neurological and neurobehavioural assessments of the preterm neonate
Dr Elvidina N Adamson-Macedo, Reader in Mental Health, University of Wolverhampton and President, Forum on Maternity and the Newborn

11.15 am The neuropsychological screening of the preterm infant before discharge from hospital
Dr Romana Negri, Professor of Child Neuropsychiatry, Milan University and Sacco Hospital, Italy

12.05 pm Discussion

1.00 pm Lunch

Afternoon session: Early assessment and later development outcome

2.10 pm Chair: Dr Maggie Redshaw, Social Scientist, National Perinatal Institute, Oxford

2.15 pm Neurobehavioural assessment predicts differential outcomes between VLBW and ELBW preterm infants
Dr Janet Constantinou, Development Specialist, Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA

2.50 pm Early clinical assessment in preterm infants: The relation of brain imaging to 6-year development outcome
Dr Frances M Cowan , Senior Lecturer in Perinatal Neurology, Department of Paediatrics, Hammersmith Hospital, London

3.25 pm Discussion

4.15 pm Closing remarks

CPD Points: 5

WORKSHOP ON THE APPLICATION OF THE NAPI (NEURO-BEHAVIOURAL ASSESSMENT OF THE PRETERM INFANT)
MONDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2006
Maximum 15 delegates.

5.30 pm Registration

Chair: Dr Elvidina N Adamson-Macedo, Reader in Mental Health, University of Wolverhampton, President of the Forum on Maternity and the Newborn

6.00 pm Applying the NAPI in hospitalised preterm neonates: HOW and WHY it is done
Dr Janet Constantinou, Development Specialist, Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA

CPD Points:2

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