Welcome to the 2019 Council of International Neonatal Nurses Conference


Monday 6th May


Following a warm welcome, we commence the day with two highly prestigious Keynote Speakers, be prepared to take notes 


Opening Session
(New Zealand Rooms 1&2)
0800-0835 COINN Welcome Ceremony and Nursing Awards (COINN & NNCA)


Sarah Little
Welcome Address


Heidelise Als
Protecting the preterm brain – family and staff collaboration


Mark Turner
Global family – how to work within international networks


Morning Tea - Sponsored by:  

Concurrent Sessions

Each session will commence with a presentation by a recognised expert in the sub speciality area, followed by a series of abstract presentations from neonatal teams around the world. 


(New Zealand Room 1)

Baby 2
(New Zealand Room 2)
(Marlborough Room 2)
(Marlborough Room 1)
(Marlborough Room 3)


Wakako Eklund

HFNC practice patterns reported from neonatal providers in the U.S


Deanne August
Neonatal skin and pressure injury study: language, frequency, emerging themes

Debbie O’Donoghue

What’s helpful, problematic or missing? Fathers experiences of NICU supports

Abbey Eeles

Handling techniques to conserve energy during care giving

Karen Walker 

COINN’s conference and work in Rwanda




Wakako Eklund

Evaluation of new thermal care recommended by NRP 7th edition


Margaret Broom

Advancing practice to reduce neonatal skin injuries through quality improvement

Hilary Lumsden

On uncertain ground: grandmothers on the NICU

Catherine Ringham

Feeding the system: nurses’ technology work in the NICU


Anevili Brown Purcell
Engaging with Maori/ Pacific parents to promote parental partnership in the NICU

Anne Dawbney

Neonatal nurse navigator - complex case presentation


Colette McIntyre

What's growing on me? Case series review of moisture blisters


Matangaro Nanai

Lived experience of NICU: life on the other side

Kristin Hughes

Testing evacuation procedures provides impetus for change in practice

Amy Wright

Caring for indigenous families in the NICU: lessons from Canada



Justine Parsons

Neonatal organ donation : developing an Australian NICU clinical guideline

Karen New

Atopic eczema: assessment and early prevention strategies from birth

Lynne Wainwright

Impact of neonatal admission on the whole family including siblings

Donna Hovey

Transcutaneous Bilirubin meter usage, is it safe?

Anna Adcock
He tamariki kokoti tau: whānau Māori experiences of preterm birth


Marsha Campbell-Yeo 
Sustained Efficacy of Kangaroo Care for Repeated Painful NICU Procedures 

Karen New

Neonatal scalp skin injuries: clinical practice needs and parent education


Dustylee Williams

Opening the doors for families in special care nursery

Nancy Feeley

What NICU design is optimal for mothers well-being?


Kendall Stevenson

Wāhine and whānau experiences informing the maternal-infant health care system




Marsha Campbell-Yeo 
Sustained Efficacy of Kangaroo Care: 18-Month Follow-Up 

Karen Lasby
Short-term outcomes for very-low-birth-weight infants: a retrospective study

Colette McIntyre
Butterfly meets hummingbird: An end of life collaboration

Paula Dellabarca

Effects of nursing care on cerebral oxygenation

Francesca Storey

Learning the Kaupapa: He Korowai Manaaki


Lunch - Sponsored by  

Gain insight, knowledge and empathy of families in NICU 'Walking in the shoes of others'


(New Zealand Room 1)


Nikki Turner

World Health Organization Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE)


Simon Rowley

Working with NICU Families - Retaining our Humanity



Afternoon Tea -  Sponsored by 

Poster Presentations:
Presenters will be available at their posters for more in-depth discussion with conference participants during this extended break 

How can we make a different and does the care we provide really  make a difference ?  These questions and more are addressed in this thought provoking session 


 (New Zealand Room 1)


Dieter Wolke                                                                                                                      

Adult Outcome after Very Preterm Birth: Vulnerability and Resiliency                       

Speaker sponsored by:           


Abbey Eeles

Nurses as attachers - The Neonatal Nurses Expanded Role


Rachel Callander

The Impact of Language and Empowering Communication at Diagnosis 


Sessions conclude for the day

1730 - 1900

Sponsored Evening Symposium
Ms Terry S. Johnson & Ms Andi Markell
Evolution of Human Milk and the Implementation of an Exclusive Human Milk Diet for Premature Infants