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Touching Lives, Impacting Lifetimes

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This conference is funded by The Scottish Government and supported by Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity and UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative. .

Join us on Tuesday, 21st March, 2023 for an online conference on the long term impact of a stay in the Neonatal Unit.

We welcome all staff with experience of working in a Neonatal Unit to this special online event.

Throughout the day, our conference will help you understand:

  • The importance of supporting babies and families to have the best possible start in life
  • How a neonatal experience impacts a baby and their family in the long term.

You'll hear from our keynote speaker, Mary Coughlin NNP, MS, RNC-E, who will talk about trauma-informed care in the Neonatal Unit and beyond.

Our other fabulous speakers include:

  • Catriona Howard: A Parent's Story
  • Emily Hills (Clinical specialist OT Neonatal): The Hidden Helping Hand
  • Debbie Barnett (Co-ordinator, Milk Bank Scotland): Donor Milk - The Power of Healing
  • Alison McFadden (Professor of Mother and Infant Health, University of Dundee) & Karen Tosh (Health Lecturer, University of Dundee): Transitioning from Tube Feeding to Oral Feeding in Premature Infants: Lessons Learned from a Cue Based Feeding Feasibility Study (CUBS)

All delegate fees will be donated to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.


Registration has now closed.

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