Miami Neonatology Conference Reaches a Worldwide Audience

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More than 1,000 neonatologists and other health professionals from 50 countries around the world caring for critically ill newborns gathered at the Loews Miami Beach for the 43rd International Miami Neonatology Conference, sponsored by the Miller School of Medicine and presented by the Division of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics.

From left, Drs. Michael J. Paidas, A.H.L.C. van Kaam, John Lantos, and Eduardo Bancalari, program co-director.

Ten guest speakers from the Netherlands, England, Canada, and the U.S. who are leading experts in neonatal medicine presented the latest research and clinical practices in caring for newborns in a series of presentations and panel discussions.

The Nov. 10-13 conference also included a workshop on advances in neonatal cardiopulmonary diseases, with small group discussions and practical demonstrations on current methods of support in neonates with cardiac and respiratory failure.

In keeping with the University of Miami’s global mission, this educational program organized by Eduardo Bancalari, M.D., professor of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Division of Neonatology; Charles Bauer, M.D., professor of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and psychology, and associate director of the Division of Neonatology; and Nelson Claure, Ph.D., M.Sc., research associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Neonatal Pulmonary Research Laboratory, is reaching a worldwide audience. It has become one of the longer lasting and most recognized conferences on newborn medicine in the world.