Scientific Information

Welcome Letter

We are delighted to invite you to attend the Fetal and Neonatal Neurology Congress scheduled to take place at the Institute Pasteur in Paris, France 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. We cordially welcome you to Paris, France and we are sure you will have fruitful and memorable experience in science and tourism.

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

08:30-13:00

PRECONGRESS COURSE 1
EEG aEEG

08:30-08:40

Welcome, objectives and outline of workshop

08:40-09:10

Normal/abnormal EEG development

Marie Dominique Lamblin, France

09:10-09:40

Seizures (EEG, semiology, time-line)

Geraldine Boylan, Ireland

09:40-10:10

aEEG in term infants

Linda de Vries, the Netherlands

10:10-10:40

aEEG in infants with congenital heart disease (?)

Manon Benders, the Netherlands

10:40-11:10

COFFEE BREAK

11:10-11:40

aEEG in preterm infants

Lena Hellström-Westas, Sweden

11:40-12:10

Coupled EEG-NIRS

Fabrice Wallois, France

12:10-12:40

Neonatal epilepsies

Roberta Cilio, Belgium

12:40-13:00

Conclusions

08:30-13:00

PRECONGRESS COURSE 2
ASSESSING FOLLOW-UP OF PRETERM INFANT


• What makes a good follow-up programmes & evaluation?
• Methodology, challenges
• Should we continue to use corrected age for prematurity and until when?
• Value of Parental questionnaires
• Which psychologic testing and when during follow-up are they predictive for long term outcome?
• Learning disorders at school age

08:30-13:00

PRECONGRESS COURSE 3: ULTRASOUND

08:30-09:45

Investigating and imaging the Thalamus and the related abnormalities

Paul Govaert, the Netherlands

09:45-11:00

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

Luca Ramenghi, Italy

11:00-12:00

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

12:00-13:00

Imaging neonates with fetal CMV infection: the dilemma of treatment

Alessandro Parodi, Italy

13:00-14:00

LUNCH BREAK

14:00-14:15

WELCOME REMARKS

Elie Saliba; Pierre Gressens

14:15-17:30

WHITE MATTER AND NEURODEVELOPMENT

14:15-14:45

White matter injury in the preterm infant: pathology and mechanisms

Alistar Gunn, New Zeland

14:45-15:15

CHD

Steven Miller, United States

15:15-15:45

White Matter Injury in Newborns with Congenital Heart Diseases MRI and neurodevelopmental outcome

Beatrice Latal, Switzerland

15:45-16:15

COFFEE BREAK

16:15-16:15

White matter development in infants: MRI exploration and functional correlates

Jessica Dubois, France

16:45-17:15

Prevention of white matter injury in the preterm

Pierre Gressens, France

17:15-17:45

OPENING CEREMONY: Advancing White Matter Health in the Newborn: from connectome to home

Steven Miller, United States

09:30-12:30

NEONATAL ENCEPHALOPATHY

09:00-09:30

Neonatal Encephalopathy: Appropriate definition

Elie Saliba, France

09:30-10:00

Hypothermia plus

Alistair Gunn, New Zealand

10:00-10:30

Shall we cool Mild hypothermia

Lina Chalak, United States

10:30-11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00-11:30

Impact of NE on neurodevelopment

Manon Benders, The Netherlands

11:30-12:00

Optimizing THT

Marianne Thoresen, United Kingdom

12:00-12:30

New Insights

Henrik Hagberg, United Kingdom

12:30-12:45

ORAL COMMUNICATION

from Abstract Submission

12:45-13:45

LUNCH BREAK AND POSTER PRESENTATION

13:45-18:00

MOTOR AND COGNITIVE FOLLOW-UP OF PRETERM INFANT

13:45-14:15

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

Samantha Johnson, United Kingdom

14:15-14:45

Emerging therapies in early CP habilitation

Nathalie Maitre, United States

14:45-15:15

Outcome in IVH related to timing of intervention

Linda de Vries, the Netherlands

15:15-15:45

Cognitive outcome and Learning disabilities after extreme preterm birth

Neil Marlow, United Kingdom

15:45-16:15

COFFEE BREAK

16:15-16:45

Neuroimaging in predicting neurodevelopmental outcome

Serena Counsell, United Kingdom

16:45-17:15

Follow-up cohort studies: International comparisons

Pierre-Yves Ancel, France

17:15-17:30

ORAL COMMUNICATION

from Abstract Submission

17:30-18:00

KEYNOTE LECTURE 2

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Genomic Imprinting and the Regulation of Postnatal Neurogenesis

Michael Kobor, Canada

09:00-11:00

PERINATAL ORIGIN OF FUTURE PSYCHOPATHOLGY

09:00-09:30

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

Dieter Wolke, United Kingdom

09:30-10:00

Neuroinflammation and neuroplasticity in preterm infants with ASD

Bobbi Fleiss, France

10:00-10:30

Early behavioral indices of autism

Catherine Barthelemy, France

10:30-11:00

Socio-emotional development following very preterm birth

Chiara Nosarti, United Kingdom

11:00-11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30-13:30

PRENATAL NEUROLOGY

11:30-12:00

IUGR/ SGA and neurodevelopment

Olivier Baud, Switzerland

12:00-12:15

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

Bruno Gonzalez, France

12:15-12:30

Outcome

David Germanaud, France

12:30-13:00

evolution of EEG in HIE and prognosis value

Geraldine Boylan, France

13:00-13:30

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

from Abstract Submission

13:30-15:00

LUNCH BREAK AND POSTER PRESENTATION

15:00-17:00

CERBELLUM AND NEURODEVELOPMENT

15:00-15:30

Early-life cerebellar injury and neurodevelopmental disorders

Cathrine Limperopoulos, United States

15:30-16:00

Role of cerebellum in cognition and learning

Jeroen Dudink, the Netherlands

16:00-16:30

Cerebellum and psychiatric disorders

Anthony Vernon, United Kingdom

16:30-16:45

ORAL COMMUNICATION

from Abstract Submission

16:45-17:00

Closing remarks

Invited Speakers

Tentative list of speakers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Accreditations

CVS Ethical Medtech

The EMT19132-Fetal and Neonatal Neurology starting on 22-04-2020 in Paris, France 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  Paris, France, 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