Module 8: Neurological System – Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Dubai Time)


Premature infants are vulnerable to destructive brain injury and disturbed neurological development. Perinatal/neonatal brain injury is a leading cause of growth and development impairments of the brain and central nervous system. To improve long-term quality of life for high-risk newborns and high-risk preterm newborns it is essential to have the right tools to prevent long term brain injuries that may occur before, during or right after birth. During this webinar we will discuss fetal development and the functions affecting brain development. Neurologic assessment of the neonate and related diagnostic techniques will be shared during the webinar, as are selected pathophysiologic problems that affect the central and peripheral nervous systems. We will also examine the neurologic problems including neonatal seizures, intracranial hemorrhage, brain injury in preterm infants, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), structural alterations, and other birth injuries.

The lecture will be presented by Linda Pretorius, Developmental Care Consultant, South Africa.