Expert speakers from across the world speak at high profile event

EXPERTS in neonatal, cardiology and haemodynamics from across the world spoke at the trust’s annual specialist high profile conference.


The ninth NeoCard 2018 event, held over two days at the School of Health and Social Care at Teesside University, was for neonatologists, paediatricians, paediatric cardiologists, paediatric intensivists, advanced neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatal nurses.

Prestigious international speakers including professor Steven Donn from Michigan USA, professor Helmut Hummler from Doha in Qatar, professor Max Vento from Valencia in Spain and professor Amish Jain from Toronto in Canada were invited as well as experts from across Europe and the UK.


Professor Samir Gupta, the conference director, said: “The conference included case based discussions, hot topics and lectures on controversies, ethics, research and evidence based practices given by international experts in the field.

“The delegates took part in interactive case based discussion using functional echocardiography.

“The conference also provided plenty of opportunity for networking and the sharing of knowledge and practices.

“It attracted delegates from United Kingdom and rest of the world including Europe, Middle East, South America and Asia. Over the years participation has grown to attendees from between 15 and 20 countries each year.

“I’d like to thank all the speakers and delegates who attended – it was another very successful conference this year.

Conference organisers were Dr David Crossland, Dr Majd Abu-Harb, professor Jonathan Wyllie and professor Sunil Sinha and facilitators were Dr Sundaram Janakiraman, Dr Sajeev Job and Dr Prashant Mallya.

Deepak Dwarakanath, the trust’s medical director, spoke to speakers and delegates at a conference dinner at the Jury’s Inn in Middlesbrough.

He said: “The north east of England has always punched above its weight in both its research output and clinical standards.

“This is the ninth such conference, demonstrating what can be achieved by partnership working with our neighbouring trusts.

“The quality of the conference is illustrated by the in-depth analysis and discussion of research in this important field.”

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