Swansea Perinatal Symposium

6th Swansea Perinatal SymposiumLogo swaps 2
Improving outcomes for the mother and her child

In view of the COVID-19 epidemic, the conference has now been postponed to a later date in the year.Considering the public health concern and that majority of our healthcare delegates are part of the workforce operating to manage this situation (likely to peak in the next few weeks),it appears to be the right and sensible decision. 

If you have booked your place and paid for the conference you will be automatically refunded in the next 3-4 weeks. Please get in touch if you require any further information. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience.

Download Programme                    Download application form

For more information contact: Abigail Morgan (abigail.morgan3@wales.nhs.uk)

Gemma Williams (Gemma.williams1@wales.nhs.uk)

Nurses, Midwives, ANNPS – Only £40 !!   Doctors £65-110

Submit your abstracts for poster and podium presentation –  use link SWAPS 2020 abstracts. Abstract submission deadline Tuesday 23rd  April 2020.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Professor Egbert Herting – Professor in Paediatrics, Director of the University Children´s Hospital in Lübeck, Germany
  • Dr. Anita Banerjee- Consultant Obstetric Physician and Honorary Senior Lecturer, King’s College London, UK
  • Professor Ola Andersson – Professor of Neonatology, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Professor Mary Rutherford – Professor of Perinatal Imaging and Health, King’s College London, UK
  • Dr. Beatrisj van der Hout – Senior Researcher, Eindoven University of Technology, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering 
  • Cath Broderick – Independent Consultant and Director – ‘We Consult’, Chair RCOG Equality & Diversity Committee
  • Professor Neil Marlow – Professor of Neonatal Medicine, University College, London, UK
  • Professor Geraldine Boylan- Director, INFANT Research Centre & Professor of Neonatal Physiology, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Mr. Feras Naaisa, Consultant obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
Confirmed topics:
  • Background, ethics and practical implications of BAPM 2019 Framework of Clinical Practice for perinatal management of extreme preterm birth 
  • The ‘Artificial Womb’ project – Science fiction to reality ? – A bridging intervention to avoid unpleasant intensive care at the margin of viability? 
  • The value and limitations of Fetal MRI – an approach to practice
  • Intact cord resuscitation – moving on from routine delayed cord clamping
  • Bouncing back from adversity – lessons from organisational turn around
  • Less Invasive Surfactant Administration – practical opportunities, limitations and evolving knowledge
  • Abnormally Invasive Placenta – delivering a high quality evidence based service 
  • Electrographic seizure detection – practical challenges and value in management and prognosis in term and preterm infants
  • New Frontiers in diabetes management in pregnancy

More topics to follow …..

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 6th year, it has developed a reputation for quality and value for money and was attended by more than 200 delegates every year. 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 Faculty of Neonatal Medicine, Obstetrics and Midwifery, Swansea Bay University Health Board 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 5th Swansea Perinatal Symposium  please contact conference coordinators at Abigail.Morgan3@wales.nhs.uk or Gemma.Williams1@wales.nhs.uk or  sujoy.banerjee@wales.nhs.uk