Scientific Information

Welcome Letter

We are delighted to invite you to attend the Fetal and Neonatal Neurology Congress scheduled to take place on March 3-5 2021.
The Scientific Program Committee worked hard to put together a stimulating and innovative program with quality education and scientific content, which is also highly clinically relevant. The meeting will host plenary speakers alongside 3 pre congress sessions, oral presentations and a poster exhibition. It is a great pleasure for us to welcome all the Neonatologists, Perinatologists, Pediatricians, Neurologists and Researchers to take part in this upcoming congress to share views and knowledge through interactive keynote, plenary, sessions, poster and discussions in the field of perinatal neurology and basis sciences research. The congress has been organized to promote a wide range of topics and attracts an excellent faculty of international speakers who are experts and leaders in their fields.

This conference provides an excellent opportunity to establish research collaborations & networking, and to discuss the latest developments & challenges within the field.

Young researchers are welcome to submit abstracts of original research (experimental and or clinical or epidemiologic) to be considered for poster presentation, session or oral presentation during the plenary sessions.

This congress will provide you an excellent platform to investigate the advancements in the field of perinatal neurology and we are sure you will have fruitful and memorable experience in science.

Prof. Elie Saliba
Prof. Pierre Gressens

Scientific Organiser

EAPM President – Elie Saliba, France
President – Elect – Diogo Ayres de Campos, Portugal
Secretary General – Miroslaw Wielgos, Poland

The purpose of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine (EAPM) is to bring together groups and individuals in Europe who are interested in promoting the science of perinatal medicine, for the benefit of mothers and their children, in particular by:

 

  • Promoting and disseminating the study, research and knowledge of all aspects of perinatal medicine, to attain the optimal physical and mental health for mothers and their children by improving the quality and provision of perinatal care in Europe.
  • Contributing to the improvement of teaching standards in the profession.
  • Proposing guidelines and standardizing criteria for auditing, evaluation and clinical care in perinatal medicine.

 

  • Fostering collaboration between the various disciplines interested in perinatal care as well as friendship between individuals from different European Countries.

Congress Committees

Scientific Committee

Scientific Programme

All lectures are in Central European Time (CET/ GMT)

17:00-19:30

PRECONGRESS COURSE 1
EEG aEEG

Moderators: Geraldine Boylan, Manon Benders

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EEG:

17:00-17:30

Normal and abnormal EEG patterns and predictive values in preterm infants

Geraldine Boylan, Ireland

17:30-18:00

Normal and abnormal EEG patterns and predictive values in term infants

Marie Dominique Lamblin, France

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aEEG:

18:00-18:40

Normal abnormal aEEG patterns predictive values in preterm and term infants

Manon Benders, the Netherlands; Lena Hellström-Westas, Sweden

18:40-19:10

Neonatal epilepsies

Roberta Cilio, Belgium

19:10-19:30

Discussion

17:00-19:30

PRECONGRESS COURSE 2
ASSESSING FOLLOW-UP OF PRETERM INFANT

Moderators: Samantha Johnson, Linda de Vries

17:00-17:30

What makes a good follow-up programmes & evaluation?

TBA

17:30-18:00

Cerebral Palsy: early diagnosis

Nathalie Maitre, United States

18:00-18:30

Neurodevelopment after perinatal arterial ischemic stroke

Nienke Wagenaar, the Netherlands

18:30-19:00

Early intervention in preterm born children

Cristina Borradori Tolsa, Switzerland

19:00-19:30

Discusssion

17:00-19:30

PRECONGRESS COURSE 3: ULTRASOUND

Moderators: Luca Ramenghi, Paul Govaert

17:00-17:30

Investigating and imaging the Thalamus and the related abnormalities

Paul Govaert, the Netherlands

17:30-18:00

From the Germinal Matrix bleed to its sequelae with combined US – MR

Luca Ramenghi, Italy

18:00-18:30

White matter disease of Prematurity: from nosology issues to mechanisms of the watershed and periventricular damage and the modern role of US

Sandra Horsch, Germany

18:30-19:00

Imaging neonates with fetal CMV infection: the dilemma of treatment

Alessandro Parodi, Italy

19:00-19:30

Discussion

All lectures are in Central European Time (CET/ GMT)

08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION SESSION

Moderators: Alistar Gunn, Bobbi Fleiss

08:00-08:12

Early Cerebral NIRS in Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy

Aisling Garvey, Ireland

08:12-08:24

Lower versus traditional treatment threshold for neonatal hypoglycemia

Anne van Kempen, the Netherlands

08:24-08:36

Postnatal formation of sulci in very preterm infants using 3d neurosonography

Liliyana Chugunova, Russian Federation

08:36-08:48

Neonatal white matter microstructure and emotional development during the pre-school years in children who were born very preterm

Dana Kanel, United Kingdom

08:48-09:00

Nosological differences in the nature of punctate white matter lesions in preterm infants

Mariya Malova, Italy

09:00-11:20

WHITE MATTER INJURIES AND HI ENCEPHALOPATHY - part 1

Moderators: Bobbi Fleiss, Marianne Thoresens

09:00-09:20

White matter injury in the preterm infant: pathology and mechanisms

Alistar Gunn, New Zeland

09:20-09:40

Prevention of white matter injury in the preterm

Pierre Gressens, France

09:40-10:00

Neonatal Encephalopathy: Appropriate definition

Elie Saliba, France

10:00-10:20

HIE New Insights

Henrik Hagberg, Goteborg Sweden

10:20-10:40

Optimizing THT

Marianne Thoresen, United Kingdom, Norway

10:40-11:00

Hypothermia plus

Alistair Gunn, New Zealand

11:00-11:20

Discussion

11:20-11:50

COFFEE BREAK

11:50-14:40

WHITE MATTER INJURIES AND HI ENCEPHALOPATHY- part 2

Moderators: Elie Saliba, Lina Chalak

11:50-12:05

Neonatal seizure management

Andreea Pavel, Ireland

12:05-12:20

Microstructural properties of the cingulum in the newborn period are associated with internalizing symptoms in children with congenital heart disease

Francesca Rech Morassutti, Italy

12:20-12:40

Impact of NE on neurodevelopment

Manon Benders, The Netherlands

12:40-13:00

Evolution of EEG in HIE and prognosis value

Geraldine Boylan, Ireland

13:00-13:20

White matter development in infants: MRI exploration and functional correlates

Jessica Dubois, France

13:20-13:40

CHD and brain lesions

Steven Miller, Toronto, Canada

13:40-14:00

Brain injury in Newborns with Congenital Heart Diseases and neurodevelopmental outcome

Beatrice Latal, Switzerland

14:00-14:20

Shall we cool Mild hypothermia

Lina Chalak, USA

14:20-14:40

Discussion

14:40-15:00

SANDWICH BREAK AND POSTER PRESENTATION

15:00-15:30

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Moderator: Manon Benders
Advancing White Matter Health in the Newborn: from connectome to home
Steven Miller, United States

15:30-18:00

MOTOR AND COGNITIVE FOLLOW-UP OF PRETERM INFANT

Moderators: Neil Marlow, Samantha Johnson

15:30-15:50

Improving educational outcomes for children born preterm: From evidence to application

Samantha Johnson, United Kingdom

15:50-16:10

Emerging therapies in early CP habilitation

Nathalie Maitre, United States

16:10-16:30

Outcome in IVH related to timing of intervention

Linda de Vries, the Netherlands

16:30-16:50

Cognitive outcome and Learning disabilities after extreme preterm birth

Neil Marlow, United Kingdom

16:50-17:10

Neuroimaging in predicting neurodevelopmental outcome

Serena Counsell, United Kingdom

17:10-17:30

Follow-up cohort studies: International comparisons

Pierre-Yves Ancel, France

17:30-17:45

Concurrent and predictive validity of the motor functional development scale for young children in preterm infants.

Ludovic Legros, Belgium

17:45-18:00

Discussion

All lectures are in Central European Time (CET/ GMT)

08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION SESSION

Moderators: Elie Saliba, Pierre Gressens

08:00-08:15

The CHOPIn study: A multicenter study on Cerebellar Hemorrhage and Outcome in Preterm Infants

Vivian Boswinkel, Netherlands

08:15-08:30

Early parenting intervention in the neonatal intensive care unit associates with 24-month psychomotor development in preterm children

Linda Gasparini, Italy

08:30-08:45

Experimental cerebral palsy in the developing rat causes microstructural damage in myelinated brain areas associated to motor deficits, but no spatial memory im-pairments

Eduardo Sanches, Switzerland

08:45-09:00

Early Cerebral Injuries Patterns in Neonatal Encephalopathy treated with Hypothermia

Jonathan Beck, France

09:00-11:00

PERINATAL ORIGIN OF FUTURE PSYCHOPATHOLGY

Moderators: Dieter Wolke, Chiara Nosarti

09:00-09:20

Neuroinflammation and ASD

Sophie Layé, France

09:20-09:40

Psychiatric and behavioural symptoms in children born preterm from child-hood into adulthood

Dieter Wolke, United Kingdom

09:40-10:00

Early behavioral indices of autism

Catherine Barthelemy, France

10:00-10:20

Socio-emotional development following very preterm birth

Chiara Nosarti, United Kingdom

10:20-10:45

Discussion

10:45-11:30

COFFEE BREAK AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Moderators: Geraldine Favrais, Stephane Sizonenko

11:30-13:30

PRENATAL NEUROLOGY

Moderators: Stephane Marret, Adelina Pellicer

11:30-11:50

IUGR/ SGA and neurodevelopment

Olivier Baud, Switzerland

11:50-12:10

Dysfunction of the placenta-brain axis and early diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Bruno Gonzalez, France

12:20-12:30

Fetal alcool spectrum disorders and negative neurodevelopmental outcome after prenatal alcool exposure

David Germanaud, France

12:30-12:50

Magnesium sulfate and fetal neuroprotection

Stephane Marret, France

12:50-13:05

The effects of neurobiology and environment on childhood outcomes following very preterm birth

Lucy Vanes, United Kingdom

13:05-13:30

Discussion

13:30-14:30

LUNCH BREAK AND POSTER PRESENTATION

Moderators Elie Saliba, Pierre Gressens

14:30-16:00

CERBELLUM AND NEURODEVELOPMENT

Moderators: Linda de Vries, Cathrine Limperopoulos

14:30-14:50

Early-life cerebellar injury and neurodevelopmental disorders

Cathrine Limperopoulos, United States

14:50-15:10

Role of cerebellum in cognition and learning

Jeroen Dudink, the Netherlands

15:10-15:30

Cerebellum and psychiatric disorders

Anthony Vernon, United Kingdom

15:30-15:45

Cerebellar size at term in very preterm infants with and without brain injury and 2 year neurodevelopmental outcome

Rita D’Ascenzo, Italy

15:45-16:00

Discussion

16:00-16:30

KEY LECTURE 2

Genomic Imprinting and the Regulation of Postnatal Neurogenesis
Michael Kobor, Canada
Moderator: Pierre Gressens

16:30-16:45

Closing remarks

Elie Saliba and Pierre Gressens

Invited Speakers

Tentative list of speakers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Accreditations

CVS Ethical Medtech

The EMT19132-Fetal and Neonatal Neurology is compliant with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business.
For more information visit: www.ethicalmedtech.eu

CME Accreditation

The Fetal and Neonatal Neurology Congress , 03/03/2021-05/03/2021, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 18 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).
For more information visit: www.uems.eu