Swansea Perinatal Symposium


Logo swaps 25th Swansea Perinatal Symposium
Improving outcomes for the mother and her child

Thursday 2nd May 2019, Liberty Stadium, Swansea 

Download SWAPS 2019 Programme
Download Application Form  –  Online registration click here
Nurses, Midwives, ANNPS – Only £40 !!   Doctors £65-110

Submit your abstracts for poster and podium presentation –  use link SWAPS 2019 abstracts. Abstract submission deadline 11th April 2019. 

Confirmed Speakers:
  • Professor Jose Villar – Professor of Perinatal Medicine, Nuffield Department of Women and Reproductive Health, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford. Co-Director, Oxford Maternal and Perinatal Institute
  • Professor Dame Tina Lavender – Professor of Midwifery and Director of Centre for Global Women’s Health, University of Manchester, UK
  • Professor Khalid Hussain – Professor of Paediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine -Qatar, Division Chief of Endocrinology, Sidra Hospital, Doha. Honorary Professor, University College , London. 
  • Professor Jan Deprest – Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College London. Director of fetal surgery programme , University Hospital Leuven, Belgium. 
  • Dr. Michael Robson – Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Mrs. Andrea Duckworth Parent, International motivational speaker and disability coach 
  • Professor Rebecca Reynolds – Professor of Metabolic Medicine, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Queen’s Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh, UK 
  • Professor Frances Cowan  – Visiting Professor of  Perinatal Neurology, University of Bristol, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College, London
  • Professor Robert Freeman Professor and Consultant Urogynaecologist, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
  • Mr. Prabhu Sekaran – Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
 Topics include:
  • Monitoring fetal and postnatal growth of term and preterm infants – A paradigm change
  • Supporting women after still birth – A global perspective and innovative interventions to improve outcomes
  • Optimal management of neonatal hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia
  • Ground breaking advances in fetal surgery and spina bifida outcomes
  • Increasing Caesarean Section rate in the 21st century – much ado about nothing or to be concerned?
  • Enabling ability –a family story of belief and achievement
  • Early life metabolic and cardiovascular disease – maternal nutrition and infant /future generations
  • Perinatal Stroke-implication for clinical and medicolegal practice for maternity and neonatal services
  • Surgical management of neonatal bowel disorders – evidenced based approach
  • Update on management of obstetric trauma  

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 5th year, it has developed a reputation for quality and value for money and was attended by nearly 250 delegates in 2017 and 2018.  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 5th Swansea Perinatal Symposium  please contact conference coordinators at Sarah.Madden@wales.nhs.uk   or sujoy.banerjee@wales.nhs.uk