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Resuscitation Symposium, May 7th 2014, Edmonton, Canada

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The transition from fetal to newborn life at birth represents a major physiological challenge for newborn

infants. The infant must aerate its lungs so that pulmonary gas exchange can commence and the infant’s

cardiovascular system must undergo major structural changes to transform it into the adult phenotype.

However, approximately 10% of newborn infants, particularly those that are born very preterm, are unable to

make this transition without considerable assistance. The first minutes of life are a valuable window for

intervention and new approaches to provide a more gentle transition are being studied.

The tools used during newborn resuscitation are generally rudimentary, and until recently monitoring was

based on clinical examination alone. There is increasing evidence that an appropriate, monitored

environment should be provided immediately after birth.

Recognizing this, the Div. of Neonatology, Dept. of Pediatrics, Univ. of Alberta would like to invite you to the

inaugural hands-on interactive New Insights into Neonatal Transition Symposium, from which we

hope both experienced and novice users will benefit. We have prepared a program of lectures, hands-on

workshops and interactive discussions.


When and Where

The course will be held in the Robbins Learning Centre, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, on Wednesday

May 7th 2014.


Poster walk

We would like to invite everybody to submit an abstract to be presented during a poster walk. Please submit

all abstracts by March 1st 2014 to Georg Schmölzer via email: georg.schmoelzer@me.com



RT, NNP, RN $100, Trainees $150 (Confirmation letter required), Physicians $200



0800 Registration

0835 Session 1: Debate: How much Oxygen during resuscitation?

0930 Session 2: Pulmonary and Cardio-vascular transition

Pulmonary system

Cardio-vascular system

1030 Morning Tea

1045 Session 3: Approach in the Delivery Room

Brain protection at birth

Respiratory support in the Delivery Room

1145 Lunch

1230 Poster walk

1330 Session 4: Special care for high risk infants

Chest compression in newborn babies

Lung injury and repair mechanism

1430 Afternoon Tea

1445 Session 5: Workshops / Discussions

1645 Close



Max Vento, Valenica, Spain Ola Saugstad, Oslo, Norway

Peter Davis, Melbourne, Australia Annie Janvier, Montreal, Canada

Myra Wyckoff, Dallas, U.S. Gerhard Pichler, Graz, Austria

Khalid Aziz, Edmonton, Canada Po-Yin Cheung, Edmonton, Canada

Megan O’Reilly, Edmonton, Canada Georg Schmölzer, Edmonton, Canada

Symposium_Edmonton_May 7th.pdf

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