Research projects by King Saud University’s Neonatal Research Chair were awarded the top two prizes during the 12th annual Saudi Neonatology Society Meeting 2012 (SNS 2012), held April 10-12 at the King Fahad Cultural Center in Riyadh.
First place went to Eman Mansour Luwaimi, M.D. for her project “Infant formula in Saudi markets; a cross sectional survey,” and the second-place winner was Sheikha Al-Rajeeba for her project “Maternal preferences with regard to indomethacin prophylxis versus symptomatic treatment in the management of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants.”
Dr. Luwaimi is one of the key researchers at KSU's Neonatal Research Chair, which is led by Dr. Khalid Al-Faleh. Dr. Al-Faleh, it should be noted, supervised both award-winning projects and expressed his delight at the achievements, wishing continued success to the two researchers.
The conference was organized in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Union of European Neonatal and Perinatal Societies (UENPS), and was attended by clinical perinatal care, education and research professionals.
The conference’s first two days included sessions on current research in
- neonatal hemodynamics (the study of blood flow or the circulation);
- ethics in neonatal intensive care units;
- stem cell use in neonatology;
- evidence-based neonatology; and
- the NICU environment.
On the third day, respiratory, nursing and evidence-based medicine workshops were held.
- Neonatal Research Chair raising awareness of breastfeeding's benefits for children and mothers
- KSU female medical students honored for their participation in scientific conference in Oman