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

17:00-17:20

Normal/abnormal EEG development

Marie Dominique Lamblin, France

17:20-17:40

Seizures (EEG, semiology, time-line)

Geraldine Boylan, Ireland

17:40-18:00

aEEG in term infants

Linda de Vries, the Netherlands

18:00-18:20

aEEG in infants with congenital heart disease (?)

Manon Benders, the Netherlands

18:20-18:40

aEEG in preterm infants

Lena Hellström-Westas, Sweden

18:40-19:00

Coupled EEG-NIRS

Fabrice Wallois, France

19:00-19:20

Neonatal epilepsies

Roberta Cilio, Belgium

19:20-19:30

Conclusions

17:00-19:30

PRECONGRESS COURSE 2
ASSESSING FOLLOW-UP OF PRETERM INFANT

17:00-17:30

What makes a good follow-up programmes & evaluation?

Neil Marlow, United Kingdom

17:30-18:00

Cerebral Palsy: early diagnosis

Nathalie Maitre, United States

18:00-18:30

Should we continue to use corrected age for prematurity and until when?

Linda de Vries, 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

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)

09:00-11:20

WHITE MATTER INJURIES AND HI ENCEPHALOPATHY

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

11:50-12:20

Oral Communications

12:20-12:40

Impact of NE on neurodevelopment

Manon Benders, The Netherlands

12:40-13:00

White matter development in infants: MRI exploration and functional correlates

Jessica Dubois, France

13:00-13:20

Shall we cool Mild hypothermia

Lina Chalak, USA

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

14:00-14:15

Discussion

14:15-15:00

LUNCH BREAK AND POSTER PRESENTATION

15:00-15:30

KEYNOTE LECTURE

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

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

ORAL COMMUNICATION

17:45-18:00

Discussion

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

09:00-11:00

PERINATAL ORIGIN OF FUTURE PSYCHOPATHOLGY

09:00-09:20

Neuroinflammation and neuroplasticity in preterm infants with ASD

TBD

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

11:30-13:30

PRENATAL NEUROLOGY

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

Outcome

David Germanaud, France

12:30-12:50

Evolution of EEG in HIE and prognosis value

Geraldine Boylan, France

12:50-13:10

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

13:10-13:30

Discussion

13:30-14:30

LUNCH BREAK AND POSTER PRESENTATION

14:30-15:00

KEY LECTURE 2

Genomic Imprinting and the Regulation of Postnatal Neurogenesis
Michael Kobor, Canada

15:00-16:45

CERBELLUM AND NEURODEVELOPMENT

15:00-15:20

Early-life cerebellar injury and neurodevelopmental disorders

Cathrine Limperopoulos, United States

15:20-15:40

Role of cerebellum in cognition and learning

Jeroen Dudink, the Netherlands

15:40-16:00

Cerebellum and psychiatric disorders

Anthony Vernon, United Kingdom

16:30-16:15

ORAL COMMUNICATION

16:15-16:30

Discussion

16:45-17:00

Closing remarks

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