Swansea Perinatal Symposium


Logo swaps 24th Swansea Perinatal Symposium
Improving outcomes for the mother and her child

Thursday 17th May 2018, Liberty Stadium, Swansea 

Registration is now open!! For more information visit the registration page or download the application form here

Conference Programme                                 Application Form 

Call for abstracts is now open!! Please use the Abstract Submission Link for instructions and submit your abstract. There will be a prize for the best poster presentation and the best abstract will be selected for a podium presentation. The last date for submission is 1700 hrs on 23rd of April 2018

Accommodation for the Conference
Swansea Marriott Hotel is offering a special group booking rate for delegates of the conference. Visit accommodation page for more information or use this link 
Group rate for Swansea Marriott for delegates of the 4th Swansea Perinatal Symposium

Confirmed Speakers:
  • Professor Karen Puopolo – Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics , Perlman School of Medicine & Medical Director, CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital, USA
  • Professor Catherine Williamson – Professor of Women’s Health. Department of Women and Children’s Health, King’s College, London, UK
  • Professor Gunnar Naulaers – Professor and Head of Neonatal Services, University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium
  • Professor Lucy Chappell – NIHR Research Professor in Obstetrics and Consultant Obstetrician, King’s College, London, UK
  • Professor Timothy Draycott – Professor and Consultant Obstetrician, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK
  • Dr. Pippa Kyle – Formerly Consultant /Lead Fetal Medicine, Guys and St. Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor Jason Gardosi Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Health, University of Warwick & Director of Perinatal Institute, Birmingham
  • Professor Craig White Professor and Divisional Clinical Lead, The Quality Unit, Scottish Government
 Topics include:
  • Safe reduction in antibiotic use in the perinatal period using the Sepsis Risk Calculator – What clinicians need to know?
  • Liver diseases in pregnancy – impact on the mother and her baby
  • Non – invasive measurement of cerebral autoregulation – Can it guide therapeutic decisions
  • Preeclamptic Toxaemia – what do we need to know today as a perinatal clinician?
  • Multidisciplinary training to improve outcomes – learning from team work
  • Medico legal Claims in Obstetrics – learning from experience
  • ‘The Growth Assessment Protocol’ : perinatal implications and challenges
  • Evaluation of the usefulness of laboratory investigations in early onset neonatal sepsis 
  • Implementing the duty of candour and lessons from the Scottish Quality Improvement Journey

About the Conference:

The SWAPS is the only conference in the South West of the UK that focuses solely on perinatal topics. Only in its 4th year, it has developed a reputation for quality and value for money and was attended by nearly 250 delegates in 2016 and 2017.  The conference aims to bring together professionals from obstetrics, midwifery, paediatrics, neonatal and allied specialties to share best practices and recent advances in this rapidly progressing area of clinical care. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for continuing medical education to all professionals at an affordable cost.

The conference is hosted by the Department of Neonatology, ABMU Health Board and supported by Obstetric and Midwifery colleagues on the organising committee.  The conference attracts eminent speakers from all over the UK and abroad.The Inaugural conference in 2015 was held at the historic Sketty Hall in the beautiful coastal City of Swansea. In 2016, the conference moved to a bigger and dedicated conference halls of the Liberty Stadium, home to Swansea City Football Club. You can see the programme and information about the past conferences in their dedicated pages.

If you are a prospective delegate or an exhibitor and want more information about the 4th Swansea Perinatal Symposium  please contact conference coordinators at Sarah.J.Watchman@wales.nhs.uk   or sujoy.banerjee@wales.nhs.uk