Medicines in maternal and neonatal care: current practice and future developments. What do we want to know about medicines for mothers and babies?

Full report

Morning Chairpersons:
Dr Richard Tiner and Dr Maggie Redshaw

"Setting the Scene" "Regulation around the use of medicines in pregnancy and clinical trials for mother & baby". Dr Richard Tiner

"Conducting randomised trials of medicines for use in pregnancy and the newborn". Dr Peter Brocklehurst (Director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit , Oxford)

ORACLE & Consumer involvement in research. Gill Gyte (National Childbirth Trust)

DISCUSSION

Nursing issues in prescribing. Lynne Paterson (Consultant Neonatal Nurse)

Mothers and breast feeding. Louise Long (Kings College London)

DISCUSSION

Afternoon Chairpersons: Dr Anita Holdcroft and Dr Andrew Zambanini

"A journey through pregnancy" Examples of a patient journey highlighting concerns about medicines in pregnancy.

CASE STUDY 1 - Diabetes. Dr Jo Modder (Consultant Obstetrician and Obstetric Lead, Confidential Enquiries into Maternal and Child Health, CEMACH)

CASE STUDY 2 - Epilepsy. Naghme Adab (Consultant Neurologist, Coventry)

CASE STUDY 3 - Antibiotic prescribing. Alison Bedford Russell (Consultant Neonatologist)

DISCUSSION

Labour: Issues around labour analgesia. Dr Bernadette Loughnan (Northwick Park)

The sick newborn: neonatal care and medication from the parent's perspective. Sarah Milnes (BLISS)

Where do we go from here? A 'wish list' and what we need to do. Professor Al Aynsley-Green