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19 February 2007
Emory Neonatal Conference Highlights Advances in Care of High-Risk Newborns
Neonatal specialists from around the country will convene at Emory University to discuss the latest advances in the care of high-risk newborns.

The 2007 Neonatology Conference, sponsored by the Emory School of Medicine's Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, will be held March 22-23 at the Emory Conference Center and Hotel.

"Each year, more than half a million babies in the U.S. are born premature or with serious illnesses, injuries or birth defects," says Ann Critz, MD, Emory School of Medicine associate professor of pediatrics. "This conference provides an opportunity for neonatal experts and others involved in the care of high-risk newborns to share information, knowledge and resources that over time can help save the lives of millions of children."

Neonatal experts and clinicians from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. schools of medicine and metro Atlanta-based healthcare systems will address treatment, research and evidence-based medicine for preterm infants.

Featured topics include: *Invasive and noninvasive techniques to manage newborn respiratory problems *Inhaled nitric oxide therapy (iNO) as a rescue therapy for preterm infants *Management of neonatal apnea *Challenges of caring for infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) *Technologic advances in the diagnosis and treatment of infants with neurological disorders *Preventive strategies and treatment of infection in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

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