Conference Overview

The International Newborn Brain Conference (INBC)  provides a state-of-the-art forum for presentation and discussion of current research and clinical practice in newborn brain care, including diagnosis, monitoring and management strategies to optimize neurodevelopmental outcome.  It explores the means to understand, monitor, protect and treat the newborn brain. The INBC provides continuing medical education to multidisciplinary professionals working to improve the neurological and developmental health outcomes of premature and high-risk newborns.

INBC workshops will provide small group hands-on experience and case discussions with world experts in the field.

Main Topics

  • Sleep and the Developing Brain
  • Neuroprotection of the Developing Brain
  • Neuroprotection and parents’ perspectives for mild HIE
  • Early Biomarkers and Management of HIE
  • Neonatal Seizures
  • Perinatal Stroke
  • Post-Hemorrhagic Ventricular Dilatation
  • Establishing Clinical and Training Programs in Neonatal Neurocritical Care
  • Basic and Advanced Neuroimaging in the Newborn
  • Basic and Advanced Neuromonitoring in the Newborn
  • Neuroplasticity and Early Intervention
  • Early detection and New Horizons of Cerebral Palsy 
  • Parent Perspectives and Communication in the Neurocritical Care Unit
  • Hands-On Sessions and Simulation

Conference Co-Directors

Mohamed El-Dib

MD, FAAP
President of the Newborn Brain Society and Conference Co-Chair

Robert White

MD
Conference Co-Chair

Scientific Committee

John Barks
USA

Sonia Bonifacio
USA

Geraldine Boylan
Ireland

Robert Clancy
USA

Linda de Vries
the Netherlands

Hannah Glass
USA

Alistair Gunn
New Zealand

Lena Hellström-Westas
Sweden

An Massaro
USA

Laura Ment
USA

Khorshid Mohammad
Canada

Deirdre Murray
Ireland

Betsy Pilon
USA

Renee Shellhaas
USA

Christopher Smyser
USA

Janet Soul
USA

Frank van Bel
the Netherlands

Diane Wilson
Canada

Conference Coordinator

Emily Hildrey