Management of Neonatal Hypoglycaemia...does it matter?

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Presenter: Professor Jane Harding, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Professor Harding is a University Distinguished Professor, and a researcher in the LiFEPATH research group of the University’s Liggins Institute.  Professor Harding has undertaken teaching and research at the University of Auckland for much of her career. She is a paediatrician and practised as specialist neonatologist caring for newborn babies at National Women’s Hospital. Her on-going research concerns the role of nutrition and growth factors in the regulation of growth before and after birth, blood glucose regulation in the newborn, and the long-term consequences of treatments given around the time of birth.

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. 

Tuesday 20 April
6 pm start
Free for members; $20 for non-members