Can we... give babies at risk a better future?
Around one third of newborns are affected by low blood sugar levels, which in severe cases, can cause brain injury or death.
To combat these shocking statistics the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute developed a sugar gel that is changing medical practices across the world.
Neonatology Professor Jane Harding will explain how this sugar gel, rubbed inside the cheek of an at risk newborn, is a revolutionary treatment.
It’s non-invasive, inexpensive and babies are less likely to be admitted to intensive care, resulting in keeping mum and baby together. Studies are now underway to see if the sugar gel can be used as a preventative as well as a treatment.
Join us for this provocative talk and enjoy the opportunity to network with fellow alumni.
Drinks & canapes will be served