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Saving Babies Lives: Reducing Stillbirth

Thursday 23 Sep 2021


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This CPD certified conference chaired by Professor Alex Heazell, Clinical Director, Tommy's Stillbirth Research Centre, St Mary's Hospital, Manchester focuses on the important issue of Saving Babies Lives: Reducing Stillbirth, and implementing Version 2 of the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle.  The programme will update delegates on Saving Babies Lives during the Covid-19 Pandemic, with an opening presentation from Professor Asma Khalil, Consultant Obstetricianand Lead, Multiple Birth and Maternal Fetal Medicine Teams, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who will share the findings from her research that found an increase in the incidence of stillbirth during the pandemic compared to the period before. 

The incidence of stillbirth was significantly higher during the pandemic than the pre-pandemic period in a hospital in the UK… Those findings were based on pregnancy outcomes measured at St George’s University Hospital in London in two periods: one, from 1 October 2019 to 31 January 2020 (the pre-pandemic group), and the other from 1 February 2020 to 14 June 2020 (the pandemic group).The incidence of stillbirth in the pre-pandemic period was 2.38 per 1000 births compared to 9.31 per 1000 births in the pandemic period. The authors note none of the pregnant women who experienced stillbirth had symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, nor did the postmortem or placental examinations suggest SARS-CoV-2 infection. ”

newsGP JAMA Network 2020

“Our findings are consistent with the increase in deaths and reduction in care-seeking observed in the general UK population during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Lancet Oct 2020

Why attend?
This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to deliver best practice in the prevention of stillbirth
  • Reflect on the Lived Experience of losing a baby through stillbirth
  • Explore the changes outlined in version 2 of the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle
  • Update your care processes as a results of the Covid-19 pandemic including working to support pregnant women during Covid-19
  • Learn from outstanding practice in delivering the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle Version 2 and Each Baby Counts
  • Reflect on national developments and learning from MBRRACE-UK: Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK
  • Improve the way you investigate and learn using the National Perinatal Mortality Review Tool
  • Develop your skills in the Effective Implementation of the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle
  • Understand how you identify and improve the management of risk factors
  • Identify key strategies for learning from perinatal mortality reviews at a local level
  • Ensure you implementing the latest evidence to reduce Stillbirth as a result of incidents during labour
  • Understand how you can better support women and families following stillbirth
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

Chair and Speakers Include:

Prof Alex Heazell

Clinical Director, Quality Improvement Lead, Tommy’s Stillbirth Research Centre, St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester

Prof Elizabeth Draper

Professor of Perinatal and Paediatric Epidemiology
The Infant Mortality and Morbidity Studies Team
University of Leicester

Professor Asma Khalil

Consultant Obstetrician and Lead, Multiple Birth and Maternal Fetal Medicine Teams
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Karen Bancroft

Consultant/Head of Family Care Division
Royal Bolton Hospital

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


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Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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