Event Details

Zoom Meeting

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17 August 2022
10:00am -11:00am AEST

Zoom Meeting

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17 August 2022
10:00am -11:00am AEST

Presenters:

Prof Michael Dunn
Professor, Department of Paediatrics University of Toronto I Staff Neonatologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Michael Dunn is a Senior Neonatologist working in the Dan Women and Babies Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. He has a longstanding interest in the care of our most immature patients and recently served for seven years as a Clinical Expert for NICU teams in the Vermont Oxford Network focused on improving outcomes for Micropremature infants and their families.



Event Dates

Date: 17 August 2022
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am AEST

Location

Zoom Meeting

Specialized Teams for the Care of Micropremature Infants - Sunnybrook Health Service Centre, Toronto

NICU and Special Care Nurseries

Zoom Meeting


About

Micropremature infants (born at < 26 weeks’ gestation) have a high risk of mortality or morbidity and are amongst the most challenging patients we care for.  We will discuss organizational modifications that could lead to improved outcomes for babies and families. 

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to answer the following:

  1. What is a Small Baby Program?
  2. Why might a SBP lead to improved outcomes for this population?
  3. How might a SBP can be developed and sustained?
  4. What are the potential benefits of SBPs?
  5. Would development of SBP be right for our service ?

But beyond advances in medical science lies a culture shift that is equally influential in the increasing survival of younger, smaller babies.
The shift is occurring both in the way medicine perceives babies born so early and the hurdles they face, and also in how physicians engage families.