Scientific information

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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Invited Speakers 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scientific Program

All session will be held in EST 

07:55-08:00

Opening remarks

08:00-09:30

Platform Session-1: Sleep and the Developing Brain
  • Why should we care about sleep in neonates?
    Renée Shellhaas
  • Sleep-wake cycling in preterm and term infants
    Geraldine Boylan
  • Automated sleep-wake state detection
    Sampsa Vanhatalo

09:30-10:15

Break

10:15-11:45

Platform Session - 2: Neuroprotection of the Developing Brain
  • Neuroprotection for HIE: Optimization and add-on therapies
    Alistair Gunn
  • Stem cell therapy for the neonatal brain
    Frank Van Bel
  • Perinatal Stroke – Current knowledge and new horizons:
    Linda de Vries

11:45-13:00

Break

Panel and Audience Discussions

13:00-13:30

Training in Neonatal Neurocritical Care

Moderators: Khorshid Mohammad and Christopher Smyser

13:30-14:00

Parents perspectives of HIE

Moderators: Betsy Pilon- Monica Lemmon

14:00-14:30

Care During Hypothermia

Moderators: Pia Wintermark and Sonia Bonifacio

14:30-15:00

Break

15:00-15:30

Gaps in Research and QI in Neurocritical Care

Moderators: Janet Soul and Lina Chalak

15:30-16:00

PHVD Management

Moderators: Linda de Vries - Mohamed El-Dib

16:00-16:30

Seizure management

Moderators: Hannah Glass and Renee Shellhaas

16:30-17:00

Break

17:00-19:30

Reception in Exhibit Hall and Posters Walk

08:00-09:30

Platform Session 3: Mild HIE
  • Parents and mild HIE
    Betsy Pilon
  • What do we know today about mild HIE
    Sonia Bonifacio
  • Why is it so difficult to start a RCT for mild HIE
    Lina Chalak

09:30-10:15

Break

Poster Symposium

10:15-10:45

Poster walk – 8 posters

10:45-11:45

8 x 7 min poster presentations

11:45-13:15

Break

Debate Sessions

13:15-14:00

Biomarkers of HIE severity in the first 6 hours - which is best?

Deirdre Murray vs. Lina Chalak

14:00-14:45

Neuroimaging practices in preterm infants

Terrie Inder vs. Ivan Hand

14:45-15:30

Break

15:30-17:00

Platform Session 4: Advanced Neuroimaging in the Newborn
  • An update on advanced neuroimaging in the newborn
    Christopher Smyser
  • Neonatal MRI changes in Congenital Heart Disease
    Steven Miller
  • Consequences of cerebellar injury in term and preterm infants:
    Catherine Limperopoulos

08:00-09:30

Abstract Platform Presentations

09:30-10:00

Break

10:00-11:30

Platform Session 5: Optimizing the journey and transition for high risk infants
  • Parent communication in the neurocritical care unit:
    Monica Lemmon
  • Neuroplasticity and early intervention
    Diane Wilson
  • Early detection and new horizons of Cerebral Palsy – What can we say to parents?
    Iona Novak

11:30-12:00

Final remarks, Audience Feedback and Adjourn