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 session will be held in EST 

To provide small group and hands-on experience, registration in workshops will be limited to space availability

(Pre-Conference)

07:00-

Registration Office Opens

Workshops

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aEEG Workshop

Lena Hellström-Westas and Mohamed El-Dib

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cEEG and Seizures Workshop

Robert Clancy & Geraldine Boylan

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NIRS Workshop

Frank Van Bel, Thomas Alderliesten & Petra Lemmers

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Building a Neonatal Neurocritical Care Program Workshop

Diane Wilson & Hannah Glass

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Hand on Simulation Workshop - How to do cUS?

Khorshid Mohammad, Gerda Meijler and Linda de Vries

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Neonatal Neuroimaging Workshop

Terrie Inder, Linda de Vries, Christopher Smyser & Sonia Bonifacio

15:00-16:30

Workshops Part A (parallel sessions)

16:30-17:00

Coffee Break

17:00-18:30

Workshops Part B (parallel sessions)

07:00-

Registration Office Opens

07:00-07:55

Continental Breakfast

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

Coffee 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

11:45-13:30

Break - Lunch on own

Six Small group Discussions (Parallel sessions repeated twice)

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  • Seizure management
    Hannah Glass and Renee Shellhaas
  • Training in Neonatal Neurocritical Care
    Khorshid Mohammad and Christopher Smyser
  • Parents perspectives of HIE
    Betsy Pilon and Monica Lemmon
  • Care During Hypothermia
    Pia Wintermark and Sonia Bonifacio
  • Gaps in Research and QI in Neurocritical Care
    Janet Soul and Lina Chalak
  • PHVD management
    Linda de Vries

13:30-14:30

Small group Session A

14:30-15:00

Break

15:00-16:00

Small group Session B

16:00-19:00

Reception in Exhibit Hall and Posters Walk

07:00-

Registration Office Opens

07:00-08:00

Continental Breakfast

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

Coffee Break

Poster Symposium

10:15-11:00

Poster walk – 8 posters

11:00-11:45

Poster Presentations

11:45-13:15

Break - Lunch on own

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

Coffee 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

07:00-

Registration Office Opens

07:00-08:00

Continental Breakfast

08:00-09:30

Abstract Platform Presentations

09:30-10:00

Coffee 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