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Organising Institution

The Newborn Brain Society was conceived with a comprehensive vision and mission focusing on the newborn brain. We envision a world in which all newborns have access to, and receive, the optimal brain care. Our mission is to advance newborn brain care through international multidisciplinary collaboration, education, and innovation among clinicians, scientists, and parents. The society is governed by a Board of Directors and its vision and mission are maintained through the help of an advisory Steering Committee. The aforementioned objectives are fulfilled by 6 committees including the Membership, Financial, Educational, Guidelines and Publications, Communication and Networking, and Quality Improvement and Research Committees.

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Scientific Program

Please note that all scheduled times are in Irish Standard Time (IST) / (UTC+00:00)

14:00

Registration Office Opens

Workshops*
*Additional ticket to be added on top of conference registration

15:00-16:30

Workshop Sessions A (parallel sessions)


1. aEEG and cEEG Basics*
Lena Hellström-Westas and Bob Clancy

2. NIRS Basics*
Frank van Bel and Mohamed El-Dib

3. Hands-on Simulation- How to do cUS?
Khorshid Mohammad, Sylke J Steggerda, and Gerda Meijler

4. Neuroimaging in Term Infants – Scoring and Prognostication*
Sonia Bonifacio, Christopher Smyser, and Linda de Vries

5. Basics of Quality Improvement in Neonatal Neurocritical Care (Part A)
Jehier Afifi, Sandesh Shivananda, Bharati Sinha and Tetyana Nesterenko

*Available to online attendees

16:30-17:00

Coffee Break

17:00-18:30

Workshop Sessions B (parallel sessions)


1. Case-Based Discussion of Neuromonitoring*
Lena Hellström-Westas, Bob Clancy, Frank van Bel, and Mohamed El-Dib

2. Neurocritical Care Nursing 101*
Cecelia Glennon and Mary Anne Ryan

3. Hands-on Simulation - How to do cUS? (Repeated)
Khorshid Mohammad, Sylke J Steggerda, and Gerda Meijler

4. Neuroimaging in Preterm Infants - Scoring and Prognostication*
Lara Leijser, Aisling Garvey, Linda de Vries, and Terrie Inder

5. Basics of Quality Improvement in Neonatal Neurocritical Care (Part B)
Jehier Afifi, Sandesh Shivananda, Bharati Sinha, and Tetyana Nesterenko

6. Talking to Parents - What do the Parents Really Want to Know? - Neonatal Encephalopathy in Term Infants
Betsy Pilon and Janet Soul

*Available to online attendees

18:30-20:30

Hope for HIE Dinner

07:00

Registration Office Opens

07:50-08:00

Opening remarks

Geraldine Boylan, Mohamed El-Dib, and Robert White

Platform Session 1 – Brain Injury Pathways and Potential Neuroprotective Targets in the Preterm Newborn
Moderators: Janet Soul and Deirdre Murray

08:00-08:30

Cellular and Molecular Pathways of Brain Injury-Implications for Therapeutic Targeting

Stephen Back

08:30-09:00

The Rate of Evolution of Preterm Brain Injury in Different Regions, and Potential for Neuroprotection and Repair

Alistair Gunn

09:00-09:30

Methods, Opportunities, and Limitations in Translating Neuroprotection – Opportunity for Collaboration

Nikki Robertson

09:30-10:15

Coffee Break

Platform Session 2 – Optimizing Brain Development in the NICU
Moderators: Carmina Erdei and Christopher Smyser

10:15-10:45

Human Voice and the Brain

Nathalie Maitre

10:45-11:15

Music and the Brain

Petra Huppi

11:15-11:45

Nutrition and Brain Health

Katherine Ottolini

11:45-13:00

Trainee and Early Career Lunch Mixer

11:45-13:30

Lunch Break

Five Small Group Discussions + Two Online Discussions
(Parallel sessions - repeated twice)

13:30-14:30

Small group discussions (Session A)


1. Neonatal Seizures Diagnosis and Treatment
Moderators: Bob Clancy, Renée Shellhaas, Lena Hellström-Westas

2. Early Prediction of Outcome in Term and Preterm Infants - best tools
Moderators: Deirdre Murray, Natalie Maitre and Sylke J Steggerda

3. Challenges and Networking in Basic and Translational Neonatal Neuroscience
Moderators: Alistair Gunn, Nikki Robertson and Stephen Back

4. Parent Involvement and Advocacy
Moderators: Betsy Pilon and Mandy Daly

5. IVH Prevention and Management
Moderators: Mohamed El-Dib and Brian Walsh

6. Developmental Care in the NICU (Available to Online Attendees)
Moderators: Cecelia Glennon and Mary Anne Ryan

7. Management of Infants with Neonatal Encephalopathy (Available to Online Attendees)
Moderators: Khorshid Mohammad and Sonia Bonifacio

14:30-15:30

Small group discussions (Session B)


1. Neonatal Seizures Diagnosis and Treatment
Moderators: Bob Clancy, Renée Shellhaas, Lena Hellström-Westas

2. Early Prediction of Outcome in Term and Preterm Infants - best tools
Moderators: Deirdre Murray, Natalie Maitre and Sylke J Steggerda

3. Challenges and Networking in Basic and Translational Neonatal Neuroscience
Moderators: Alistair Gunn, Nikki Robertson and Stephen Back

4. Developmental Care in the NICU
Moderators: Cecelia Glennon and Mary Anne Ryan

5. Management of Infants with Neonatal Encephalopathy
Moderators: Khorshid Mohammad and Sonia Bonifacio

6. Parent Involvement and Advocacy (Available to Online Attendees)
Moderators: Betsy Pilon and Mandy Daly

7. IVH Prevention and Management (Available to Online Attendees)
Moderators: Mohamed El-Dib and Brian Walsh

16:00-17:30

Posters Walk

17:30-19:30

Welcome Reception

07:00

Registration Office Opens

Platform Session 3 - Brain injury in the fetus and neonate with congenital heart disease
Moderators: Brian Walsh and Sonia Bonifacio

08:00-08:30

Fetal Brain Development in Congenital Heart Disease

Caitlin Rollins

08:30-09:00

Postnatal Brain injury in CHD

Manon Benders

09:00-09:30

Optimizing Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Neonates with Congenital Heart Disease

Cornelia Hagmann

09:30-10:15

Coffee Break

Abstract Platform Presentations 1
Moderators: Alistair Gunn and Lena Hellström-Westas

10:15-10:30

ID 29
Efficacy Ranking of Cytoprotective Therapies in Newborn Piglets following Inflammation-Amplified Hypoxia-Ischaemia: A Multidrug Preclinical Trial

Raymand Pang

10:30-10:45

ID 171
Intranasal Human Cord Tissue Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Augment Therapeutic Hypothermia in a Piglet Hypoxia-Ischemia Model

Alison Mintoft

10:45-11:00

ID 23
Predicting 2-year neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm infants using graphical network-based MRI predictors and machine learning

Hyun Ju Lee

11:00-11:15

ID 102
The role of cerebral ultrasound in the identification of potential SARS-CoV-2-associated neonatal brain lesions

Sofia Pellizzari

11:15-11:30

ID 80
Intraventricular haemorrhage and special educational need at 8 years of age; retrospective cohort study

Miklós Szabó

11:30-11:45

ID 90
Neonatal Mild Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: Accelerated death of viable neurons is delayed until 2nd week post-injury

Melanie Mcnally

11:45-13:30

Lunch Break

Sponsored Industry Symposium

12:00-12:45

Building Modern AI for Neonatal EEG
A review of AI advances relevant to neonatal EEG interpretation & factors to understand when assessing AI technologies in this space

Sean Griffin & Robert Hogan

COOL Prime updates and incorporating EEG into new trials

Prof Lina Chalak & Prof Geraldine Boylan

Platform Session 4 - Neuromonitoring and Potential Use of AI
Moderators: Robert Clancy and Khorshid Mohammad

13:30-14:00

Advances in Cerebral Hemodynamics Monitoring

Subhabrata Mitra

14:00-14:30

New ACNS Guidelines for Continuous EEG monitoring

Renée Shellhaas

14:30-15:00

AI for real-time Neonatal EEG analysis - myth or reality?

Geraldine Boylan

15:00-15:30

Coffee Break

Abstract Platform Presentations 2
Moderators: Deirdre Murray and Frank Van Bel

15:30-15:45

ID 52
Neuromonitoring at term-equivalent age is associated with post-menstrual age and neurodevelopmental outcome in preterm infants

Anurudhya Karthikeyan

15:45-16:00

ID 18
Real-time EEG Brain State of Newborn Predicts Neonatal Encephalopathy Severity and Neurodevelopmental Outcome

Srinivas Kota

16:00-16:15

ID 41
Validation of Neonatal Encephalopathy Scores Using Neurophysiology Measures

Emily Herzberg

16:15-16:30

ID 28
Association between childcare arrangements and language development in preterm children: a cross-sectional study.

Ludovic Legros

16:30-16:45

ID 71
Genetic and Congenital Anomalies in Newborns with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

Adriana Morell

16:45-17:00

ID 97
Multi-modal analysis of infant cry types characterization: Acoustics, body language and brain signals

Ana Laguna & Anna Paltrinieri

18:45

Faculty Dinner

07:00

Registration Office Opens

Hot Topics on Neurodevelopmental Outcomes
Moderators: Geraldine Boylan and Betsy Pilon

08:00-08:30

The voice of parents project: redefining important outcomes after preterm birth

Annie Janvier

08:30-09:00

Interplay of Social Environment and Outcome: Redefining High Risk

Deirdre Murray

09:00-09:30

Challenges and Opportunities to Improve Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Preterm Birth in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Samudragupta Bora

09:30-10:15

Coffee Break

Platform Session 5 - Update on Fetal Neurology
Moderators: Renee Shellhaas and Christopher Smyser

10:15-10:45

Maternal-Placental-Fetal Triad: A Multidisciplinary Continuum of Care to Promote Fetal Brain Health

Sonika Agarwal

10:45-11:15

Update on Fetal Neuroimaging

Moriah Thomason

11:15-11:45

Perspectives of Counseling Families of Fetuses with Neurological Anomalies

Janet Soul

11:45-12:00

Final remarks, Audience Feedback and Adjourn

Mohamed El-Dib, Geraldine Boylan, and Robert White

Faculty