Babies in intensive care: when is enough enough?

Wednesday, 28 June 2006

A world expert on brain injury in newborns will give a free seminar on the ethics and issues surrounding babies in intensive care at the Women's and Children's Hospital on Monday, 3 July.

Organised by the University of Adelaide research cluster Healthy Development Adelaide and the Children, Youth and Women's Health Service, 'Neonatal Intensive Care: when is enough enough?' will be presented by Professor John Wyatt, Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics from University College London.

Professor Wyatt is Co-Director of the newly formed Centre for Biomedical Ethics at University College London and leads a multidisciplinary research team investigating new approaches to the detection and treatment of brain injury related to childbirth. He was co-principal investigator for the CoolCap trial - the first major international clinical trial into the benefits of selective head cooling in brain-damaged newborn infants.

Professor Wyatt was a member of the UK Parliamentary Commission on Fetal Sentience (capacity for feeling) and has a long-standing interest in the ethical, religious, philosophical and legal issues raised by advances in medical care at the beginning of life, on which topic he is a highly respected Christian commentator.

The free seminar will be held at the Women's and Children's Hospital on Monday 3 July 5.30-7.00pm in the Queen Victoria Building lecture theatre. All are welcome.

 

Contact Details

Anne Jurisevic
Email: anne.jurisevic@adelaide.edu.au
Website: http://www.health.adelaide.edu.au/healthy-development-adelaide
HDA Executive Officer
Healthy Development Adelaide


Associate Professor Ross Haslam
Head of Neonatal Medicine
Children, Youth and Women's Health Service
Business: (08) 8161 7631


Ms Robyn Mills
Email: robyn.mills@adelaide.edu.au
Media and Communications Officer
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 6341
Mobile: +61 410 689 084