Welcome to the 2019 Council of International Neonatal Nurses Conference


Tuesday 7th May


(New Zealand Room 2)

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Breakfast Session

Jennifer Dawson
Stabilisation and Thermal Management in the Delivery Room      


Learning from each other’s experiences on the global stage commences the day


(New Zealand Room 1)




Introduction and Housekeeping


Raylene Philips

The Neuroscience of Nurture in the NICU including maximising skin to skin


Joy Browne

Infant Mental Health in Intensive Care and Beyond

1000-1030 Gina Beecroft
It all P.O.I.N.T.S. in the Right Direction: NNCA Neonatal  nurse education programme for developing countries


Morning Tea

Concurrent Sessions: 

More abstract presentations from our global neonatal community



(New Zealand Room 1)

(New Zealand Room 2)

(Marlborough Room 2)
(Marlborough Room 1)
(Marlborough Room 3)


1100-1115 Mieko Uchida 

Single-center outcomes of Quality Improvement Initiative to increase breastfeeding rates

Nancy Feeley

Mothers of NICU infants at-risk for PTSD symptoms 


Angela Casey

We want you! Promoting leadership as an essential component of practice for neonatal nurses

Kim Psaila 

Lives in transition: findings from the Continuity of Care (CoCo) study

Amanda Hackett

Implementation of an integrated and collaborative nursing model of care


1115-1130   Lisa Kleinz 

Optimize infant oral feeding outcomes with Zero-Resistance™ Bottle System

Theresa H.M. Kim

Prevalence and predictors of PPD in mothers of NICU infants


Rihi Karena 

Engaging  effectively with patients and their families/whānau – the  key role of Te Hau Ranga Ora – Māori Health service at Whanganui Hospital

Karen Lasby

Rough seas ahead: the reality of feeding preemies post NICU

Agnes van den Hoogen

First survey on research priorities among NICU nurses globally


1130-1145 Sheeja Pathrose

Current practices for gastric residual aspiration in Australian neonatal units 

Marsha Campbell-Yeo

Systematic review on Perinatal mHealth Interventions for mothers in LMICs


Miki Konishi

Barriers against Japanese nurses to adopt invasive procedure a 'Nursing'

Ida du Plessis-Faurie

Mothers’ experiences caring for preterm infants in resource poor communities

Ruth Davidge

Accreditation of neonatal services in Kwa-Zulu Natal South Africa


1145-1200 Jann Foster

An Australian qualitative exploration of the feeding experiences of parents of preterm infants

Lane Beaumont

NICU professional mother’s experience of ELBW birth: trauma to healing


Mayut Galeano

Expressive writing  reduce level stress in mothers of preterm infants


Julia Petty

Nursing knowledge in supporting parents of premature babies at home

Andre Ndayambaje

Novel approach to essential care neonatal training for nurses and midwives in district hospitals in Rwanda


1200-1215 Nancy Feeley

Breast milk expression: what is the current evidence?

Shelley Reid

Getting 'Family Friendly'



Mary-Ellen Youseman

Facilitating Early Access to Breastmilk Through Staff and Parent Engagement

Jodie Watt

Parents experience's of transition from neonatal to paediatric services

Ruth Davidge

Essential Package of Neonatal Care in Kwa-Zulu Natal SA


1215-1230 Emma Malone
Cardiac surgery, feeding and developmental outcomes in infants (C-FAD STUDY)
Breidge Boyle
Can Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), administered during or after a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit admission, reduce the severity of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in parents of premature babies: a feasibility study?

Nadine Griffiths 
None or too little: the realities of neurodevelopmental care education in the clinical setting

Ni Made Dewi Indrayani & Gillian Mibus

Work in Indonesia

Karen Walker, Zhu Lihui & Miki Konoshi
Neonatal nursing in China and Japan


Lunch - Sponsored by   



(New Zealand Room 1)


Expert Nutrition panel  ‘What is best for baby and  what is ‘optimal growth’ for babies born premature’
Frank Bloomfield - Medical Viewpoint
Barbara Cormack - Dietitian Viewpoint

Rachel Friend - Mother of Reuben

Karen New - Global influences




 Afternoon Tea & Poster Presentations

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


Plenary 1

Research is creating new knowledge

Neil Armstrong 

Plenary 2

A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.

Agatha Christie


(New Zealand Room 1)

(New Zealand Room 2)


Mark Turner

Research – how to prioritise, fund, conduct


Raylene Philips & Leslie Altimier

Implementing the 7 Core Measures of Neuroprotective Family-Centered Developmental Care in the NICU


Laura Bennet

Fetal hypoxia: the surprisingly tenacious preterm



Judith McAra 

Collaboration and communication between health professionals: a way to enhance care

Jeanie Cheong

Changing prognosis of extremely preterm newborns with postnatal age, modifying counselling for families



Sessions conclude for the day

1900 - late


"Great Gatsby" Dinner
New Zealand Rooms 1&2