Conference Timetable

This is the draft line up for the 2017 conference.
We will email all those who register once the schedule has been confirmed. Click here to register and secure your seat.

17:00 - 19:30
Makano Function Room

Conference Registration

Confirm your registration and collect your Conference Satchels filled with your conference handbook, sponsorship information, cocktail and dinner function tickets and some great extras “just for you”.
17:30 - 19:00
Makano Function Room

Cocktail Function

Welcome to the NNCA Conference cocktail function where you can begin to mingle with colleagues, network and start to visit the trade stands.
07:15 - 08:00
Makano Function Room

Registration and Coffee

Pick up your registration, conference satchels and tickets for the dinner.
2 November, 2017

Powhiri and Welcome

08:15 - 09:00
Matiu Room chaired by Fiona Dineen
speakers

ATAIN – Avoiding Term Admissions Into NNI

In 2013, the National Health Service (NHS) England reported increased admissions of term babies (>37 weeks gestation) to NNUs despite a falling birth rate. The data demonstrated that this cohort of admissions formed the largest proportion of all babies admitted to neonatal care. The Neonatal Data Analysis Unit ...
09:00 - 09:45
Matiu Room ... chaired by Paula Dellabarca
speakers

Mindfulness Session 1: Intention & Motivation

What is Mindfulness? In this session the secrets of the mind will be unveiled. We will examine the truth about multitasking and finish with a Mindful body scan exercise
2 November, 2017

Morning Tea

10:10 - 10:40
Matiu Room ... chaired by Karen Bennington

Neonatal Encephalopathy

Vicki Masson, National Coordinator Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC)
10:40 - 11:00
Matiu Room ... chaired by Rosemary Escott

Transport of the HIE Infant

Sarah Cody RN, Wellington Transport Coordinator and NNS Fiona Dineen will share with delegates results of their recent audit in transport of the HIE infant. They will also discuss changes that have been made to Wellington's transport system following this audit.
11:00 - 11:15
Matiu Room chaired by Emma Morgan & Cynthia Evans

Nursing Ourselves – Necessity or Nutty?

Janet Black, Neonatal Nurse Specialist at Wellington NICU will share with us thoughts from her many years of NICU nursing
11:15 - 12:05
Matiu Room ... chaired by Emma Morgan & Cynthia Evans

Special Interest Presentations

10 Minute presentations of submitted Abstracts from Neonatal Nurses across the country. There will be no time for questions and we encourage delegates to seek out the speakers during the break if you want more information or discussion on their topics. Please click on title for speaker details.
12:05 - 12:45
Matiu Room

AGM

Matters of Business plus a recap of the past year's events and an update on COINN 2019
2 November, 2017

LUNCH

13:25 - 14:40
Matiu Room
speakers

VIP and Outcomes

Both NZ's previous and current Children's Commissioners, Dr. Russell Wills and Judge Andrew Becroft will share with conference delegates the risks and outcomes for Kiwi kids.
1440 - 1520
Matiu Room
speakers

Oesophageal Atresia – Surgical

Professor Mark Stringer is a paediatric surgeon for the Capital Coast DHB in Wellington.
2 November, 2017

Afternoon tea

19:00 - 23:00
The BoatShed - Queens Wharf

Conference Dinner

Join us for our Bollywood Themed evening - dinner and dancing along with more opportunities to catch up with old/new friends. We encourage you to dress in Indian Costumes.
07:30 - 08:00
Makaro Function Room

Registration and Coffee

Pick up your registration and conference satchels. Coffee and Tea will also be available to help you start your day!
08:00 - 08:45
Matui Room
speakers

Journey to ANNP & Beyond

Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners work in a hybrid role since their introduction to UK neonatal care in the early 1990s. This lecture will discuss the evolution of the role in the UK and outline ambitions for senior nurses within neonatal care.
09:05 - 09:40
Matiu Room ... chaired by Cheryl Wilkie
speakers

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Dr. Jay Marlow, Clinical Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Women's Ultrasound, will discuss the history of Maternal Fetal Medicine in New Zealand.
3 November, 2017

Morning Tea

10:05 - 10:40
Matiu Room ... chaired by Fiona Dineen
speakers

The changing face of pathology

Dr Jane Zuccollo will discuss how pathology has changed over the years in her career as NZ's Perinatal Pathologist
11:10 - 11:45
Matiu Room ... chaired by Karen Bennington
speakers

Overview of Neonatal Palliative Care in the NZ Context

As a Nurse Practitioner in Paediatric Palliative Care, Karyn will share how her role endeavours to meet the needs of our neonates and their family/whanau when palliative care becomes the next step in providing care.
11:45 - 12:20
Matiu Room ... chaired by Karen Bennington
speakers

Keeping Families Standing in the Midst of Challenging Times

The neonatal journey has often been described as a "roller-coaster" of emotions as families embark on this foreign and oftentimes terrifying journey. As the founder and CEO of True Colours Children’s Health Trust and a Nurse Specialist, Cynthia's presentation will focus on keeping families standing in the ...
3 November, 2017

Lunch

13:00 - 13:50
Matiu Room ... chaired by Hasu Patel and Paula Dellabarca

Special Interest Presentations

10 Minute presentations of submitted Abstracts from Neonatal Nurses across the country. There will be no time for questions and we encourage delegates to seek out the speakers during the break if you want more information or discussion on their topics. Please click on title for speaker details.
3 November, 2017

Afternoon Tea

14:45 - 15:25
Matiu Room
speakers

NTC / Outreach Supports Reduced Length of Stay

Neonatal Transitional Care (NTC) & outreach supports reduced length of stay for the preterm population Neonatal Transitional Care supported by a neonatal outreach service facilitates reduced length of stay for ex extreme preterm infants and for the late preterm infant (34-37 weeks). NTC supports a resident mother as the primary ...
3 November, 2017

Conference Closing