The Parent Infant Centre

it can be too late
but never too early



Saturday June 17th 2017
Langorf Hotel, 20 Frognal, London NW3 6AG

11am - 5pm

premature babyOne in 13 babies are born prematurely in the UK, that is, before the 37th week of pregnancy. Many of these babies will experience very few problems, but the greater the prematurity, the more the likelihood of difficulties. In some cases they will need the specialist support of a neonatal unit.

Join us for a seminar that will look at the latest findings concerning the prevalence and long term outcomes of premature birth. We shall also consider the support needed by the infant in the neonatal period and the experience of the parent.


Acute neonatal care - Dr Angela Huertas-Ceballos
Dr Huertas-Ceballos is a Consultant in Neonatology and Developmental Paediatrics.
She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health; the Honorary Secretary of the Outcomes group at the Thames Regional Perinatal Group, and the Regional Advisor for North Centre Thames at the Royal College. She is the Lead clinician at University College London Hospitals and the North Central Perinatal Network (NCLPN) for the neurodevelopment follow up service for babies at risk of developmental problems. She is the Lead of the Neonatal Nutrition multidisciplinary team and Lead of the Developmental Care multidisciplinary team.

Prevalence and long-term outcomes - Dr Samantha Johnson
Dr Johnson is a Developmental Psychologist with the Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester.
Her research interests are focused around understanding and improving lifelong outcomes after preterm birth. She leads a research team at the University of Leicester which carries out a range of studies investigating the neurodevelopmental, cognitive, educational and mental health outcomes of preterm babies and the development and evaluation of interventions to improve long-term outcomes in high-risk populations.
She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a member of several scientific panels and advisory boards. Dr Johnson is also an investigator for the internationally renowned EPICure Studies which have been tracking the development of extremely preterm babies over the last two decades.

The parent's experience - Catriona Ogilvy
Catriona Ogilvy is Founder of The Smallest Things, which campaigns for premature babies and beyond.
She has worked in healthcare since the late 1990’s. Qualifying as an Occupational Therapist in 2004 she has worked in a number of large teaching hospitals treating children, young people and their families. Catriona was chair of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section for Children and Young People (2009 – 2011) and founded The Smallest Things in September 2014 following the premature birth of both of her sons.

Preterm birth and mental health - Dr Chiara Nosarti
Dr Nosarti, Reader in Neurodevelopment and Mental Health in the Department of Psychosis Studies and Head of Psychology and Outcome Studies, Centre for the Developing Brain, King’s College London, is a cognitive neuroscientist whose research focuses on the study of neurodevelopmental outcomes following very preterm birth, using multimodal neuroimaging. Current research interests are the identification of the neural correlates associated with antecedents of psychiatric disorder and the study of training-induced neuroplasticity.
Dr Nosarti has published extensively in these areas and has served as Principal Investigator on various studies supported by the March of Dimes and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (US), the Medical Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health, Cerebra and Newlife Foundation (UK). Dr Nosarti is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, the British Neuropsychological Society, the Association for Psychological Science and is leading the Executive Attention group within the Adults Born Preterm International Collaborative (APIC) Network.

Venue: Langorf Hotel, 20 Frognal, London NW3 6AG

Cost: £95 (£65 for holders of a student card or trainees on a related course)

CPD: Credits available

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