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Tuesday 13 June 2023 - Virtual Presentation (Zoom)

Time: 6.30 pm AEST start (open general meeting + presentation)
Title: “When a Horse isn’t a Horse- it’s a Zebra”
Presenter: Greg Woodhead, Neonatal Consultant & Metabolic Fellow, RCH, Melbourne
Cost: Free for ACNN members; $22 for non-members 
Registration: is required to receive Zoom logon details. REGISTER HERE. Zoom details are sent via email between 2 days to 2 hours before the event commences. Please email or contact us via FaceBook Messenger if you have not received the details.  

2023 National Conference

Destination South Australia!
Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 September 2023
ACNN is pleased to announce our National Conference will be held on Kaurna country and our principal partners for the conference are Business Events Adelaide and the Government of South Australia, Department of the Premier and Cabinet.  
Further details HERE.

Accessing Recorded Virtual presentations

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Past Presentations - available to view in the members section

Thursday 25th November
PPHN - Blue babies
Presenter: Dr Anu Kochar, Senior Consultant Neonatologist, Womens and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide. 

27 July 2021
Topic: Edi Monitoring and NAVA in the Neonatal Patient 
Presenter: Sharon Crocetti, Clinical Application Team Manager, Acute Care Therapies, Getinge Australia.
Sharon qualified as a RN in 1993 in London and worked both within the ED and ICU settings for several years specialising in trauma management. Sharon moved to Australia in 2000 and worked at The Princess Alexander Hospital in Brisbane within ICU, where she was very active in education and was part of the team that set up the ECMO service. She spent many years as both the NUM and the Nurse Educator. In 2016 she decided to have a career change when Getinge were looking for an educator for their ventilator and ECMO products. Over this time, she has upskilled in Neonatal ventilation and undertaken many workshops in this area. Ed and NAVA is a product that she is very passionate about and the positive outcomes it has in the Neonatal medicine.

20th April 2021
Topic: Management of Neonatal Hypoglycaemia, and Does it Matter? 
Presenter: Professor Jane Harding,  Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Presentation Overview: Low glucose levels in babies (neonatal hypoglycaemia) are common, and can cause brain injury, but the severity and duration of hypoglycaemia that causes injury is unknown.  Despite this, screening babies at risk and treating those with hypoglycaemia is generally recommended. We will review the pathophysiology of neonatal hypoglycaemia, and the evidence, or lack thereof, for best practice in diagnosis, prevention and treatment

12th March 2021
Topic: Lung Ultrasound
Dr Arun Sett, Neonatal fellow MBBS (Hons), CCPU (Neonatal) , The Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria. Arun is a Victorian trained neonatologist currently working for PIPER and Joan Kirner's Women's and Children's Hospital. Arun has completed ultrasound training through the Australian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and has a keen interest in the use of point of care lung ultrasound in the respiratory management in NICU".

8 December 2020 
Topic: How much should we listen to parents?
Presenter: Dr Susan Ireland - Born and brought up in Zimbabwe where she worked in a poor resource setting where extremely preterm babies were not offered intensive care at all. Currently a neonatologist in Townsville and has just finished her PHD on exploring how decisions are made to offer intensive care to periviable neonates at Townsville University Hospital.

Past NNP Led Workshops

  • Workshop, March 2021, The Constance Function Rooms, Brisbane. PROGRAM
  • Metabolic workshop, August 2019, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital. 
  • Ventilation workshop, November 2018, ​Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne. 

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Updated 25 January  2022