Events for 2023...

NNP Annual Workshop - Saturday 4th March - Melbourne

"Recharge & Reconnect" Workshop
Date: 4 March 2023
Time: 8 am to 5 pm followed by networking event - program to be confirmed
Venue: View Melbourne, 562 St Kilda Road
Speakers and topics:

  • Professor Sue White - Approach to Assessing Dysmorphism in the Neonate;
  • Dr Anastasia Pellicano - Pierre Robin Sequence;
  • Dr Simone Huntingford - Neuromonitoring in the NICU;
  • Jenny Lewis, Pharmacist - Inotropes and medication safety in the NICU;
  • Leanne Boase, President of the ACNP - The Future of the Nurse Practitioner Role in Australia;
  • Dr Anna Tottman, Syphillis - Return of the Great Pretender;
  • Dr Anna Kidman - Post extubation nasal CPAP, How high should we go? Results of ECLAT

Flyer: coming soon. 
Cost: $95 ACNN members; $125 non-members 
If requiring accommodation, visit the View Melbourne website and book directly with the code ACNN. 
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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