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When will my baby go home? Lessons from neonatal research
9th January 2020 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Picture credit: Photo of Alec born at 23 weeks aged 9 days old and being held by his mum. Photo kindly provided by his parents.
Lessons from Neonatal Research: A Presentation by Dr Sarah Seaton
Our presenter for the January Vaughan Open Research Forum session is Dr Sarah Seaton, Perinatal and paediatric researcher.
After birth around 1 in 8 babies require specialist care in neonatal units. For babies born too soon, the time they require in hospital can be very lengthy and they face many challenges. Historically, doctors would tell families that if their baby survived they would go home around their due date. But this statement had no research behind it.
In this talk, Dr Sarah Seaton will explore whether evidence supports the use of this phrase, and talk about the long term impact of prematurity.
About Vaughan Open Research Forum
Vaughan Open Research Forum is series of talks, workshops and interactive sessions which are open to anyone who is curious and wants to find out more.
Themes for sessions relate to our core teaching topics, arts, humanities, social sciences and counselling, and also discuss adult education and co-operative issues. The Forums usually take place on the second Tuesday of the month, however our January Forum will take place on the second Thursday.
The Venue for the Open Research Forum is the Satta Hashem Hall in the Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street. Tea and cake will be available from 5.45 pm with the session running 6.15- 7.30 pm.