First of all, my sincere thanks to everyone involved in the 99nicu Meetup, delegates for attending, speakers for giving great lectures, and partners for support!
Despite a lower number of delegates than we had planned for (we did not pick the perfect dates for the Meetup...), I think we managed very well. We needed to downsize and slimline a lot, including changing the venue. But, content was king thanks to great lectures, and all interactions and networking.
Given the great feedback we had from delegates, we are committed to continue with this IRL forum for the 99nicu members. Stay tuned for information about the next Meetup, preliminary scheduled for April 2018 in Vienna.
Almost all lectures were videorecorded and they will be added over the summer on the Meetup page here: https://99nicu.org/meetup2017/
Right now you can see David Sweet lecturing about RDS management and Rebeccah Slater lecturing about pain in preterm infants.
The only downside was the financial results, not yet definite but estimated to be a loss of ~5000 USD. Despite "the pain to open the purse" and our original plan to raise funds for IT work for this web site, I believe we shall regard this first meeting as an investment for future Meetups.
We will also be trying to crowd-fund to cover some of the deficit. Those who value the videos as a learning experience are able to make a small donation.
That was all my reflections for now. Until we meet in Vienna, see you here on 99nicu.org