International Conference on Transitional Care
Cutting the Cord 19 April 2013
The event will be held in the Centre for Professional Development, The Medical School, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
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“Childbirth today is safer than it ever has been throughout history. Modern medical technology allows us to detect problems early, and to tackle these problems effectively. But many births are free from problems, so the challenge for obstetrics today lies in understanding and supporting the natural process of childbirth, without over-medicalising it.
There’s no need for a conflict between a scientific approach to childbirth and a ‘natural’ one. Evidence-based practice should enable practitioners and parents to make informed decisions, limiting intervention to those cases where it is necessary for the health of mother and baby.
This conference is unusual in that it will bring together professionals to engage in lively debate about childbirth and best practice during the first day, and the second day is open to the public and includes a wider discussion about childbirth.
Friday 19th April
|Day 1: Transition and cord clamping (Healthcare Professionals)|
|08.30||Coffee and Registration|
|Session 1 – Chairs: Dr Andrew Gallagher & Dr Clare Willocks|
|09.30||Welcome and Introductions Physiology as taught in medical text books Dr David Hutchon|
|09.50||Effect of cord clamping on cardiac output and the cerebral circulation Dr Tonse Raju|
|10.30||The value of the placental transfusion in preventing circulatory problems during transition at birth. Transition at birth – the natural pace Professor Susan Niermeyer|
|11.00||Changes in the umbilical blood gases in the cord vessels during transition Dr Nana Wiberg|
|Session 2 – Chairs: Professor Sir S Arulkumaran & Amanda Burleigh|
|12.00||Delayed cord clamping in term babies Dr Ola Andersson|
|12.30||Outcomes after delayed cord clamping at birth in very preterm babies Professor Judith Mercer|
|Session 3 – Chairs: Professor Susan Bewley & Dr David Hutchon|
|14.00||Analysis of the Dublin records Dr John Monaghan|
|14.20||The pathological approach to diagnosis of perinatal cerebral ischaemia Dr Tom Jacques|
|14.40||Sudden Asystole Hypothesis Professor Judith Mercer|
|15.00||Impact of delayed umbilical cord clamping at the limits of viability. Dr Carl Backes|
|15.20||Assessment of the trolley Margaret Peake|
|16.00||Panel debate and questions – evidence and best practice|
Programme subject to change.