Volume 9/Issue 5, September 2013
Cutting the cord: an international conference
Sixty delegates from the USA, Australia, Sweden, France, Ireland and the UK gathered at the University of Birmingham on 19 April 2013 to attend the first conference to address the topic of transitional care at birth, organised by Dr David Hutchon. The conference explored in detail our current understanding of physiological transition at birth. Textbook teaching of transition at birth is strongly influenced by the intervention of a cord clamp and Dr Hutchon illustrated how this affected our understanding of many so-called ‘normal’ ranges.