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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Scientific Program

 

ALL SESSIONS ARE SCHEDULED IN THE EASTERN STANDARD TIME ZONE – EST (UTC – 05:00)

14:00-

Registration Office Opens

Workshops*

15:00-16:30

Workshop Sessions A


1. aEEG Basics
Lena Hellström-Westas and Mohamed El-Dib
2. cEEG and Seizures- session A
Robert Clancy & Geraldine Boylan
3. NIRS Basics
Frank Van Bel & Thomas Alderliesten
4. Building a Neonatal Neurocritical Care Program
Diane Wilson & Hannah Glass
5. Hand on Simulation- How to do cUS?- session A
Khorshid Mohammad, Sylke J Steggerda, and James Scott
6. Neuroimaging in Term Infants
Linda de Vries & Sonia Bonifacio
7. Research Methods in Newborn Brain and Parents Involvement-session A
Janet Soul, Lina Chalak, and Betsy Pilon

16:30-17:00

Coffee Break

17:00-18:30

Workshop Sessions B


1. aEEG Advanced Cases
Lena Hellström-Westas and Mohamed El-Dib
2. cEEG and Seizures Detection- session B
Robert Clancy & Geraldine Boylan
3. Implementation of Cerebral NIRS in the NICU
Valerie Chock and Petra Lemmers
4. Neurological Examination and Assessment of Encephalopathy in the Newborn
Courtney Wusthoff & Sonia Bonifacio
5. Hand on Simulation- How to do cUS? – session B
Khorshid Mohammad, Sylke J Steggerda, and James Scott
6. Neuroimaging in Preterm Infants
Linda de Vries & Christopher Smyser
7. Research Methods in Newborn Brain and Parents Involvement session-B
Janet Soul, Lina Chalak and Betsy Pilon

*Workshops are not included in the Registration Fee.
To attend them, please purchase the additional ticket during the registration process.

Not all workshops will be broadcasted.
Available workshops for online attendees are listed in the registration form.

07:00-

Registration Office Opens

07:00-07:55

Continental Breakfast

07:55-08:00

Opening Remarks

Platform Session 1 – Neuroprotection

08:00-08:30

Cell Therapy for Neuroprotection

Nikki Robertson

08:30-09:00

Epo in Preterm and Term Infants- Lessons Learned

Yvonne Wu

09:00-09:30

New Neuroprotective Agents- What is in the pipeline?

Alistair Gunn

09:30-10:15

Coffee Break

Platform Session 2 – Preterm Brain

10:15-10:45

Next Steps in Evolution of Neuroprotective Bundles in Preterm Infants

Khorshid Mohamed

10:45-11:15

Specialty teams and Care of the Extremely Preterm Infants: Impact on Neurological Outcomes

Patrick McNamara

11:15-11:45

Is the Artificial Womb Ready for Clinical Application?

Alan Flake

11:45-13:30

Break

Small group Discussions*

13:30-14:30

Small group Session A - Parallel in 6 rooms


1. Training in Neonatal Neurocritical Care
Moderators: Khorshid Mohammad and Christopher Smyser
2. Parents perspectives of HIE
Moderators: Betsy Pilon and Ylva Thernström Blomqvist
3. Care During Therapeutic Hypothermia
Moderators: Sonia Bonifacio and John Barks
4. Management of Post-Hemorrhagic Ventricular Dilatation
Moderators: Linda de Vries and Mohamed El-Dib
5. The role of Neonatal Neuro Nurses
Moderators: Diane Wilson and Hannah Glass
6. The role of Allied Health in Improving Newborn Brain Care
Moderatos: Bobbi Pineda and Alicia Spittle

*Not all Discussion Topics will be broadcasted
Available live sessions will be visible to online attendees on the 14th INBBC Desktop Virtual Platform and Mobile App

14:30-15:00

Break

15:00-16:00

Small group Session B - Parallel in 6 rooms


1. Training in Neonatal Neurocritical Care
Moderators: Khorshid Mohammad and Christopher Smyser
2. Parents perspectives of HIE
Moderators: Betsy Pilon and Ylva Thernström Blomqvist
3. Care During Therapeutic Hypothermia
Moderators: Sonia Bonifacio and John Barks
4. Management of Post-Hemorrhagic Ventricular Dilatation
Moderators: Linda de Vries and Mohamed El-Dib
5. The role of Neonatal Neuro Nurses
Moderators: Diane Wilson and Hannah Glass
6. The role of Allied Health in Improving Newborn Brain Care
Moderatos: Bobbi Pineda and Alicia Spittle

*Not all Discussion Topics will be broadcasted
Available live sessions will be visible to online attendees on the 14th INBBC Desktop Virtual Platform and Mobile App

Exhibit Hall

16:30-19:00

Reception and Posters Walk

07:00-

Registration Office Opens

07:00-08:00

Continental Breakfast

Platform Session 3 - Parents, Environment and Outcomes

08:00-08:30

The NICU Environment Matters: Why and How to Modify?

Bobbi Pineda

08:30-09:00

Parents as Partners in the NICU

Ylva Thernström Blomqvist Blomquist

09:00-09:30

Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in the Preterm – Can We Make a Difference?

Alicia Spittle

09:30-10:15

Coffee Break

Abstract Platform Presentations

10:15-12:00

Abstract Platform presentations

10 Abstracts 10 minutes each

12:00-13:30

Break

Poster Symposium

13:30-14:00

Poster Symposium Walk

14:00-15:00

Poster Symposium presentations

15:00-15:30

Coffee Break

Platform Session 4 - Neonatal Seizures

15:30-16:00

ILAE Classification of Neonatal Epilepsies

Elissa Yozawitz

16:00-16:30

ILAE Neonatal Seizure Treatment Guideline

Ronit Pressler

16:30-17:00

Genetic Testing for Neonatal Epilepsies

Adam Numis

07:00-

Registration Office Opens

07:00-08:00

Continental Breakfast

Controversies in Neonatal Neurology

08:00-08:45

1. Treating Clinical vs. Electrographic seizures:


Treating Neonatal Electrographic Seizures Might Not Improve Outcome
Rod Hunt
Continuous EEG Monitoring Is Still Recommended for Neonatal Seizure Detection and Treatment
Janet Soul
aEEG Has a Utility in Detecting Neonatal Seizures
Lena Hellstrom
What Does Animal Models Say about Treating Electrographic Seizures
John Barks

08:45-09:30

2. Is NIRS Ready to Be Used as a Standard Clinical Tool


Why is NIRS Not Ready to be Used Clinically?
Gorm Greisen
Applications of NIRS to Help with Difficult Bedside Clinical Questions
Frank Van Bel
USA Model of using NIRS under Strict Clinical Protocol
Valerie Chock

09:30-10:15

Coffee Break

Platform Session 5 - Exposures and the Newborn Brain

10:15-10:45

Neonatal Hypoglycemia and the Brain

Christopher Mckinlay

10:45-11:15

Assessment of Pain in Neonates

Rebeccah Slater

11:15-11:45

Anesthesia and the Immature Brain

Mary Ellen McCann

Closing Session

11:45-12:00

Final remarks, Audience Feedback and Adjourn