Conference programme


The theme of NeoCard-2020 is Functional Echo – Processing Information to Guide Hemodynamic Management


12th & 13th October 2020  

1-4pm British summer time (GMT+1) 


Highlights include:

-        Case based approach

-        Systematic use of functional echo (fECHO) parameters in various disease states

-        Processing clinical & fECHO information for decision making

-        Management principles in neonatal hemodynamic problems

-        Interactive discussions


Day 1 - 12th October 2020 


Session 1:


Professor Samir Gupta

Functional echo guided understanding of the transition in the newborn

Professor Patrick McNamara, University of Iowa, USA

How functional Echo can help in managing newborn infants with Cardiogenic, Hypovolemic & Septic shock?

Professor Samir Gupta, Sidra Medicine, Qatar & University of Durham, UK


Session 2:

fECHO guided management decisions in preterm infants with PDA on the NICU

Professor Martin Kluckow, University of Sydney, Australia

Assessing & Managing preload using functional echo

Professor Koert deWaal, University of Newcastle, Australia

Placement of UVC under Echocardiography guidance

Dr Sheryle Rogerson, Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia


Day 2 - 13th October 2020 


Session 3:

Cardiocentric management of PPHN

Professor Satyan Lakshminrusimha, UC Davis Children’s Hospital, USA

fECHO guided Pulmonary hypertension management of infants with Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Dr Neil Patel, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, UK


Session 4:

Hemodynamic management in infants with HIE using fECHO

Dr Regan Giesinger, University of Iowa Healthcare, USA

When the structural clue is in the functional echo! - Case scenarios

Dr David Crossland, Paediatric Cardiologist, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK