Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery hosts 3rd annual Wisconsin Neonatology Day

State of Wisconsin in outline with the image of a woman holding a baby and blue skies and farm fields in the backgroundLast month about 60 neonatologists and learners from Madison and Milwaukee gathered online and in person at UW–Madison’s Health Sciences Learning Center for the 3rd annual Wisconsin Neonatology Day. Bradley Yoder, MD, the August L (Larry) Jung Presidential Endowed Chair in Neonatology and professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah, presented the keynote address, “Improvement in Outcomes in Neonates with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH).” The daylong event, which took place on April 14, also included presentations from residents, fellows, hospitalists, and faculty.

Wisconsin Neonatology Day was launched in 2020 by Ryan McAdams, MD, professor and chief, Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery in the Department of Pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and Jeffrey Segar, MD, professor and associate chair, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, as an opportunity for trainees and early-career faculty to share neonatal research with the entire Wisconsin neonatology community. This year was the first time the event included an in-person component.

“The in-person conference surpassed our expectations — it was an engaging and educational experience that sparked thought-provoking discussions among the attendees,” McAdams said. “By bringing together neonatologists from the only two Level IV NICUs in Wisconsin, we uncovered exciting collaborative opportunities that have the potential to enhance care for babies statewide.”

The joint conference is expected to take place in Milwaukee in 2024.