Events & Meetings | October 22nd, 2019

ENEC 2019 - European Neonatal Ethics Conference on 14-15 November 2019

Southampton, UK

Paediatric surgeons, obstetricians, paediatricians, neonatologists, nurses, midwives and allied personnel are invited to to join the European Neonatal Ethics Conference which is being organised on the 14th and 15th of November 2019 in Southampton, UK. Anyone with an interest in ethics is welcome to participate and interact with speakers and facilitators from a diverse background.

A team of neonatal consultants, ethics experts and legal minds are helping facilitate a get together featuring facilitated conversations with parents, simulation and debates to address ethical, and moral dilemmas as well as difficult situations. In addition there will be plenary talks by clinicians addressing a variety of issues including extremes of viability, palliative care & communication with parents, as well as medical mediation.

There will also be workshops on parental perspectives in limiting life sustaining care, limiting nutrition and managing parental expectations.

Topics included:

  • Concepts creating controversy at extremes of viability such as gestational ageism and benevolent injustice.
  • Current evidence looking at outcomes with regards to extreme prematurity, HIE & organ transplantation in neonates.
  • Current evidence addressing ethical considerations in stopping resuscitation in the delivery room.
  • Cultural and religious considerations during withdrawal of life sustaining intensive care on the NICU.
  • Ethical issues in managing parental expectations, conflict and legal considerations during management of end of life care.

To register and for further information, please click here.

The ENEC 2019 programme can be downloaded here.