INAC 2022 Abstract Submission Closes on 20 July, 2022

To help professionals stay up to date with the latest research, the International Neonatology Association Conference (INAC 2022) offers a space where brilliant minds come together to discuss important topics, challenges and opportunities.

We chatted with Prof. Jose Honold, INAC 2022 Chairperson, to learn more about his expectations for this year’s abstract submission period that closes on 20 July 2022.

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What are some of the issues in neonatology that you think require our community’s urgent attention?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 3% of the 120 million babies born in developing countries each year develop birth asphyxia and require resuscitation. It is estimated that about 900 000 of them die due to asphyxia. We have invited experts in neonatal resuscitation and oxygen administration to address this issue and they will share their most recent data with us.

As we still don’t understand the behavior of the Covid-19 virus, we look forward to learning more about the management of neonates exposed to it, and about the virus’ impact on the efficiency of health care teams and operations. We hoped that by now our neonatal intensive care units (NICU) would have moved to a new normal. Yet, many mothers and neonates are testing positive. Our nurseries are busier than ever, and we are all just tired. Medical staff are under immense pressure to provide the best care possible, under these circumstances.

To help professionals stay up to date with the latest research, the International Neonatology Association Conference (INAC 2022) offers a space where brilliant minds come together to discuss important topics, challenges and opportunities.

We chatted with Prof. Jose Honold, INAC 2022 Chairperson, to learn more about his expectations for this year’s abstract submission period that closes on 20 July 2022.

Jose Honold

Being a Neonatologist is more than a just profession.
It’s a calling to a lifetime of service to the smallest and most vulnerable human beings.”

Prof. Jose Honold

How do you think this year’s programme will serve the global neonatology community?

In the past 50 years, there has been a remarkable change in the care of neonates. Particularly, the outlook for infants with birth weights of ∼1 kg has changed from 95% mortality to 95% survival. This is thanks to the ongoing improvements in neonatal care.

Our hands-on workshops, presented by world experts, will focus on valuable information relating to point of care ultrasounds with the aim of improving participant skills as well as updates relating to neonatal resuscitation.

To better understand congenital heart defects and its management, we will facilitate a workshop on ventilation and for those interested in research, we will also have workshops in how to get your paper published. 

What is your advice to the young medical professionals who are working in neonatology and attending this year’s conference?

Being a Neonatologist is not just a vocation; it is more than a profession. It is a calling to a lifetime of service to the smallest and most vulnerable human beings. During INAC 2022, we will share with all of you some of the most relevant information in the field, to make your journey through your medical career interesting, rewarding, and fruitful.

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