Events and subjects I talk about

11 March 2020: National Disease Registration training event, London

I’ll be speaking to staff of the National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Disease Registration Service (NCARDRS).

4 April 2020: Noonan Syndrome Association Families Day, Litchfield

I’ll be talking about my family’s experience with Noonan syndrome.

8 June 2020: Perinatal Medicine 2020, London

At this conference run by the British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society, the British Association of Perinatal Medicine and The Neonatal Society, I’m honoured to be speaking about the neonatal experience for parents.

23 – 25 July 2020: Noonan Syndrome Foundation Family Conference, Washington DC

I’ll be talking about my family’s experience with Noonan syndrome and my book. [TBC]

Subjects explored in The First Breath which I am happy to speak about (in no particular order):

  • Having a child with a disability / special needs
  • Mothers’ emotions in NICU / foetal medicine unit and maternal mental health, especially mothers of disabled or sick children
  • The long-term impact of neonatal care on the child and family / life after NICU / post traumatic stress and the neurodevelopmental impact on the child
  • Being a foetal medicine patient / having a high-risk pregnancy
  • The neonatal unit experience
  • Having a child with a genetic condition, and the diagnosis experience
  • Parents’ experience of paediatric surgery
  • Having a child with a congenital heart defect / the experience of open heart surgery for families
  • The history of foetal, neonatal and paediatric medicine
  • The patient / doctor relationship
  • The female patient’s experience of medicine / feminism and motherhood / feminism in the NICU
  • Noonan syndrome and the rasopathies
  • Neurodevelopment: autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, special needs of the NICU graduate