Chairman’s Message

Dear Colleagues,

We are proud to welcome you to the 1st Kuwait Neonatology Conference (KNC) on “challenges in Neonatal Medicine”, which will be held on 19-21 October, at Salwa Al Sabaah Hall & Marina Hotel, Kuwait. This conference is organized by Dar Al Shifa Hospital in collaboration with Neonatology Departments of Ministry of Health Hospitals.

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Topics

Session 1

  • Quality improvement in the NICU: Keys for success
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia : Update
  • Lung protective ventilation: How and why

Session 2

  • Approach to Neonatal Hydronephrosis
  • Challenging Neonatal Surgical Cases
  • Fetal Viability

Session 3

  • Vulnerability of the Preterm brain and Periventricular leukomalacia
  • Therapeutic Hypothermia for Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, Local experience from Kuwait
  • Neonatal brain imaging

Session 4

  • Perinatal Arterial Ischemic Stroke : An Update
  • New frontiers in the management of neonatal shock
  • Neonatal Sepsis & what the future holds
  • New insights on NEC

Session 5

  • Bubble CPAP, surfactant and chronic lung diseases
  • Neonatal Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: An Underdiagnosed Problem in the NICU
  • Respiratory support at birth: what do we know, what should we know?

Session 6

  • PPHN : Update
  • High frequency oscillatory ventilation: Where are we now?

Session 7

  • Approach to Metabolic Cardiomyopathy in Children
  • Neonatal Cardiac Emergencies
  • Ductus Arteriosus: Dilemmas of Treatment vs. No Treatment in the Premature Neonate

Session 8

  • Current Understandings of Neurological Injury in Congenital Heart Disease
  • Surfactant : Past, Current and Future
  • Fetal and Neonatal Programming: The origin of adult diseases

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