The second European transport of high risk neonates conference in Copenhagen 1-3 September 2016 saw the global family of experts and practitioners in this arena come together to share experiences and thinking.

I was there primarily as a delegate, but was allowed to film some of the talks to make them available as #FOAMneo #FOAMed. This will hopefully help maintain and qualify the online conversation about managing these critically ill neonates.

Find the official program here (pdf) and the official website here.

I was only equipped to record the main stage programme, detailed below. Talks will come online as single posts progressively as I process the material.

/Mads Astvad[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”0″ collapsible_all=”true” no_fill=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”Opening by conference chair Morten Breindahl” tab_id=”1472739709515-28dd79ad-1a1f”][vc_column_text]Learning Objectives, Programme Overview, Practicalities.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Keynote by Michael Stewart – Triage, Referral and Advice in Perinatal Transport” tab_id=”1472739709568-445cc10c-45e5″][vc_column_text]Moderators:

  • Susan Broster (UK)
  • Morten Breindah (DK)

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Hot topic: Challenges and experiences in neonatal transport” tab_id=”1472741646454-f862e894-5fc5″][vc_column_text]Talks

  • Longdistance Perinatal Transfers, by Faith Emery (UK)
  • Neonatal Transport in Iceland, by Hrolfur Brynjarsson (Iceland)
  • Neonatal Transport in Boston, by William Cyr (USA)

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Research – Oral presentations” tab_id=”1472741648605-1a73b6df-f029″][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Airway and breathing” tab_id=”1472741650795-2301cdce-1518″][vc_column_text]Chairs and moderators

  • Michael Meyer (USA)
  • Neelam Gupta (UK)


  • Challenges of neonatal pulmonary physiology during transport, by prof. Peter Cox (CAN)
  • Ventilation strategies of the sick neonate during transport, by Donald Null (USA)

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Triage, communication and stabilisation” tab_id=”1472741652093-8d94974d-990a”][vc_column_text]Chairs and moderators

  • Gunnar Sjörs (SWE)
  • Sanjiv Nichani (UK)


  • Risk prediction tool for preterm birth and outcomes for in- and outborn high risk babies, by Rosemarie Boland (AUS)
  • Optimal communication with referring unit when time is critical, by Martha Thio (AUS)
  • Pre-transport stabilisation of the sick neonate, by Michael Stewart (AUS)

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Hot topic: Extended roles of neonatal transport service” tab_id=”1472747336841-e117e299-d454″][vc_column_text]Chairs and moderators

  • Martha Thio (AUS)
  • William Cyr, (USA)


  • The palliative care transport, by Edile Murdoch (UK)
  • Outreach education, advisory role and network flow, by Neelam Gupta (UK)

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Technology and equiptment” tab_id=”1472747338964-730afe5a-db24″][vc_column_text]Chairs and moderators

  • Morten Breindahl (DK)
  • Carlo Bellini (ITA)


  • How new technologies and innovations will change neonatal transport, by Jeroen Dudink (NL)
  • The feasibility and utility of ultrasound in the transport of extremely preterm neonates, by Kathryn Browning Carmo (AUS)
  • Packing the bags – nice to have vs need to have, by Catherine Convery (UK)

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Research – oral presentation” tab_id=”1472747340370-e6a22ac1-d849″][vc_column_text]Chairs and moderators

  • Michael Bigham (US)
  • Martha Thio (AUS)

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Circulation” tab_id=”1472747341670-30d1cc45-cbf8″][vc_column_text]Chairs and moderators

  • Stephen Hancock (UK)
  • Faith Emery (UK)


  • Stabilisation and transport of the neonate with suspected congenital heart disease, by Michael Meyer (US)
  • ECMO on wheels – indication, preparation and performance, by Sanjiv Nichani

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Chairs and moderators
  • Michael Bigham (USA)
  • Neelam Gupta (UK)


  • Key performance indicators in high-risk infant transport, by Nandiran Ratnavel (UK)
  • Learning from AEs during neonatal transport through a national registry, by Gunnar Sjörs (SWE)
  • Neonatal patient safety during transport: Room to improve crash protection, by Don Sharkey (UK)

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Chairs and moderators
  • Morten Breindahl (DK)
  • Mariya Malova (ITA)


  • Benchmarking of transport service, by Stephen Hancock (UK)
  • Benchmarking and building a database – the GAMUT Project, by Michael Bigham (USA)

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Chairs and moderators
  • Catherine Convery (UK)
  • Hrolfur Brynjarsson (ICE)


  • Protecting the brain of the encephalopathic neonate during transport, by Mariya Malova (ITA)
  • Protecting the brain of the immature infant during transport, by Michael Meyer (USA)
  • PFCC during the acute neonatal transport –  is it feasible?, by Trine Ryborg Jørgensen and Malena Tingvar (DK)

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Chairs and moderators
  • Nandiran Ratnavel (UK)
  • Kathryn Browning Carmo (AUS)


  • Medico-legal issues in neonatal transport, by Susan Broster (UK)


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