99nicu is an independent and international Internet community for neonatal staff, providing a platform for sharing expertise and experience regardless of geographical boundaries and time zones. A membership, free of charge, is required for full community access.  Click here to register for a 99nicu membership!

The “Future of Neonatal Care – advancing the management of newborns” is an IRL event for bringing the neonatal community together, for staff sharing a passion to provide the best neonatal care. Although we share information about the meeting through to members of 99nicu, everyone is welcome to join the Meetup!

While our vision is to promote evidence-based neonatal care, and acknowledge the limitations thereof, we focus on the learning experience by creating a friendly and interactive context.

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Welcome to Vienna in April 2020!

Organising Committee

Francesco Cardona, Austria

Francesco Cardona is a Consultant Neonatologist at the Medical University Vienna, Austria. He has a Masters Degree in Epidemiology. His previous research was at the Department of Clinical Pharmacology conducting interventional studies. His research interests are in the Austrian birth registry and kidney failure in neonates. Furthermore he is involved in educational and simulation training of the neonatal staff at his hospital and throughout Austria. Francesco Cardona joined 99nicu.org in 2010 as a member and soon got involved as community administrator.

Stefan Johansson, Sweden

Stefan Johansson is a Consultant Neonatologist and Associate Professor based in Stockholm, Sweden, and holds a PhD in epidemiology and biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet. He has published on a variety of research topics, including very preterm birth, maternal obesity, patent ductus arteriosus, neonatal jaundice, Down syndrome and birth asphyxia, and currently works in several large-scale projects. Stefan Johansson is also a social entrepreneur, being founder of 99nicu.org, ebneo.org, and the startup Neobiomics.

Victoria Payne, UK

Victoria Payne is an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (ANNP) and a Principal Teaching Fellow, working at both the Princess Anne Hospital Neonatal Unit and the University of Southampton. Her interests are focused around research, education and quality improvement in neonatal care, and she is particularly interested in the translation and implementation of evidence into practice, as well as the reduction of late-onset sepsis in neonates. She is currently undertaking her PhD at the University of Southampton, investigating the implementation of complex interventions to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections in neonatal intensive care units.