National conference on “Prevention of group B Strep infection in neonates: The way forward in the UK”
Group B Strep is the is the most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies and of meningitis in babies up to the age of three months in the UKs, affecting on average more than one baby a day.
On Tuesday, 3 November 2015, a national one-day conference in London will bring together leading UK experts to explain how this disease occurs, and what can be done to prevent it. The meeting sessions will be chaired by
• Professor Neena Modi, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health,
• Professor Alan Cameron, Vice-President Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and
• Professor Cathy Warwick, Chief Executive, Royal College of Midwives.
Experts in group B Strep will share the latest updates on neonatal group B Strep disease, new developments, prevention strategies, legal aspects and controversies. Attendees will also hear about Northwick Park Hospital’s new GBS screening programme: how it was implemented, the pitfalls, the successes and how it is working in practice. There will be opportunities to ask questions and join the debate.
Confirmed speakers include:
• Professor Philip Steer, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics at Imperial College, Editor Emeritus of BJOG
• Professor Alan Cameron, Vice President Clinical Quality, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
• Professor Androulla Efstratiou, Consultant Clinical Scientist
• Professor Tracy Roberts, Professor of Health Economics and Head of Unit, University of Birmingham
• Dr Guduru Gopal Rao, OBE, Consultant Microbiologist, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and the Northwick Park Hospital Team
• Dr Theresa Lamagni, Senior Epidemiologist, Healthcare Associated Infection & Antimicrobial Resistance Department, Public Health England
• Dr Andrew Thomson, Co-Chair, Guidelines Committee, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
• Dr Alison Bedford Russell, Clinical Director, Birmingham Women’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
• Dr Catherine Sullivan, Clinical Research Fellow to Prof Paul Heath, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Research Group, St George’s, University of London
This conference will be important for those with an interest in maternity care and newborn health, including obstetricians, midwives, neonatologists, paediatricians, microbiologists, public health specialists and anyone with an interest in group B Strep in neonates.
The conference has been awarded 6 CPD points by The Royal College of Pathologists and is supported by Group B Strep Support and the Meningitis Research Foundation.
EARLY-BIRD booking (until 22 September)
Medical trainees £35
Midwives and non-clinicians £25
Register NOW at www.GBSconference.co.uk.