Neo Skin

Virtual Presentations & Meetings for 2023

The Neo-Skin SIG will host 2 virtual presentations open to ACNN members and non-member neonatal nurses & midwives. The 1st presentation is scheduled for 19 April 2023 and the 2nd on 12 July. Additionally, meetings will be held every 6-weeks on a Wednesday evening commencing at 7.30 pm AEST/AEDT. Members are welcome to join these meetings, please just email for details.

Wednesday 15th November 2023

Time: 7.30pm AEDT (6.30pm QLD time, 7 pm SA time, 4.30 pm WA time) 
Where: ZOOM 
Cost: ACNN Member $0; Non-Member $22
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Thermoregulation and incubator humidity practices in preterm infants. Need for more evidence! 
NeoSkin SIG Annual General Meeting - Election of the committee for 2024

Thermoregulation practices in preterm infants. Need for more evidence!
Presenter - Pranav Jani
Pranav Jani is an early career clinical academic researcher. He is a Staff Specialist Neonatologist at Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney. He was awarded a PhD in 2022 for research titled Regional oxygenation and perfusion assessments in high-risk perinatal infants during the neonatal period. His research interests include advancing understanding and improving early management of extremely preterm babies, e.g. thermoregulation, humidity and skincare practices, reducing brain injury, and optimising clinical monitoring and treatment using regional oximetry.

Incubator humidity practices in preterm infants. Need for more evidence!
Presenter - Umesh Mishra
Dr Umesh Mishra is a Neonatal fellow and PhD student at The University of Sydney with over 15 years of experience in managing extremely preterm infants. His research interests in thermoregulation, skincare, and incubator humidity practices have resulted in 10 publications, including 3 as the first author. Over the last 5 years, he has demonstrated emerging leadership in clinical research, collaborating on international studies and driving changes in global practices. Dr. Mishra's dedication to improving clinical outcomes for extremely preterm babies motivated him to pursue a PhD in thermoregulation and humidity practices, aiming to contribute significantly to advancing new knowledge and informing changes in clinical practice. His involvement as a co-investigator in clinical trials and research projects has led to local practice improvements and policy development, particularly in areas like thermoregulation and antibiotic use for infants exposed to maternal chorioamnionitis.

2024 National Conference


4- 6 September
MCG, Melbourne, Victoria

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Updated 03 October 2023