3rd Annual Symposium on Neonatal Advances: Update on Delivery Room Management

Event Date: October 5th, 2018 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
UConn John Dempsey Hospital, Connecticut Tower, Keller Auditorium
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030


Join Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the UConn John Dempsey Hospital for a full day of learning about the latest advances in neonatal delivery room management on Friday, October 5. Don’t miss the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program preconference on Thursday, October 4.

Who Should Attend?

  • Neonatologists
  • Obstetricians
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Fellows
  • Residents and Students


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the adaption of the fetus to interruption of blood flow
  • Review the link between the interruption of placental blood flow and brain/systemic organ injury
  • Review linking moderate hypothermia and mortality and neonatal morbidity
  • Review the available evidence on the benefits of optimizing placental transfusion and the risks of “immediate” cord clamping
  • Summarize practical approaches to implementing optimizing placental transfusion for all infants at birth
  • Review the evidence regarding initial oxygen concentrations used during the transition from fetal to newborn life
  • Review the evidence regarding the adjustment of oxygen during the transition from fetal to newborn life
  • Describe the physiologic rationale for sustained inflation for lung aeration after birth
  • Identify the available preclinical and clinical studies of sustained inflation
  • Develop criteria for elective endotracheal intubation, use of nasal CPAP or NIPPV in the delivery room
  • Discuss the techniques utilized for the administration of surfactant to babies initially on non-invasive respiratory support


Pre-Conference – Thursday, October 4, 2018 – Low Learning Center

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – S.T.A.B.L.E. Program 

S.T.A.B.L.E. is an educational program with a focus on the post resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization of sick infants. It includes six modules: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab Work, and Emotional Support. Any health care provider who is involved in stabilization of sick newborns or who provides well baby care will benefit from this program.

Conference Schedule – Friday, October 5, 2018 – Keller Auditorium

7:30-8:15 a.m.
Registration and breakfast

8:20 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks – Mariann Pappagallo, MD

Morning Session Moderator: Ted Rosenkrantz, MD

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Pathophysiology of Birth Asphyxia – Jeffrey Perlman, MD, CHB

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Delayed Cord Clamping? Cord Milking? Both? Neither? What is the Cumulative Evidence? – Tonse N.K. Raju, MD, DCH

10:30-11 a.m.
Break – Coffee/tea and exhibits – Keller Lobby

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Importance of Maintaining Temperature and Avoiding Moderate Hypothermia in the Immediate Post Delivery Period – Jeffrey Perlman, MB, CHB

12-1:15 p.m.
Lunch (cafeteria) and exhibits (Keller Lobby)

Afternoon Session Moderator: David Sink, MD

1:20-2:20 p.m.
Oxygen Use During Neonatal Resuscitation and Stabilization – Tina A. Leone, MD

2:30-3:20 p.m.
Sustained Inflation for Lung Aeration – Elizabeth Foglia, MD, MSCE

3:20-3:25 p.m.
Break – Coffee/tea, exhibits and raffle – Keller Lobby

3:25-4:25 p.m.
Respiratory Management in Delivery Room – Michael S. Dunn, MD, FRCPC

4:25 p.m.
Closing Remarks, Evaluations – Mariann Pappagallo, MD

More Information

For information on speakers, accreditation, accommodations and to register, visit the event webpage.



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