Scientific Program

INBC workshops will provide small group hands-on experience and case discussions with world experts in the field over 3-hour period.

Attendee can choose to register for 1 out of 6 workshops.

aEEG Workshop

Lena Hellström-Westas and Mohamed El-Dib

This is a case-based interactive session where participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of aEEG indications and interpretation
  • Understand how artifacts can affect interpretation
  • Discuss clinical cases demonstrating normal aEEG maturation and pathological changes in preterm infants
  • Discuss clinical cases demonstrating aEEG patterns in term neonatal encephalopathy at birth, progression during hospital course and before discharge.
  • Discuss aEEG use in neonatal seizures
  • Demonstrate the use of aEEG in more complex neonatal cases including effect of medications
Conventional EEG and Seizures Workshop

Robert Clancy & Geraldine Boylan

This is an interactive session where participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of abnormal cEEG backgrounds and abnormal “interictal sharp waves”
  • Discuss numerous clinical cases and examples of seizures detected by conventional EEG
  • Illustrate different approaches to quantify EEG seizure burden
  • Understand EEG artifacts that may mimic abnormal interictal sharp waves and EEG seizures
NIRS Workshop

Frank Van Bel, Thomas Alderliesten and Petra Lemmers

Attendee of this basic and advanced interactive workshop will be able to:

  • Understand the scientific basis of neonatal NIRS monitoring of cerebral oxygenation (regional cerebral oxygen saturation [rScO2]); how to assess a NIRS tracing of rScO2, including identification of artefacts
  • Discuss of the efficacy of NIRS (rScO2), used as a pattern recognition method, for early prediction of complications such as pCO2-changes, patent ductus arteriosus, outcome of severe asphyxia etc.
  • Discuss of the clinical utility of recording NIRS with other physiological trends of aEEG/EEG, blood pressure, arterial oxygen saturation
  • Have good understanding of what is needed to set up a NIRS program at your NICU.
  • Appreciate the utility of NIRS in monitoring and assessing (lack of) cerebral autoregulation
  • Learn about NIRS-derived Intensity Signals and Quality Assessment: a more detailed analysis of NIRS-derived intensity signals for the surge to other usable physiological variables and artifacts detection.
  • Discuss real life cases submitted by attendee for discussion
Building a Neonatal Neurocritical Care Program Workshop

Diane Wilson & Hannah Glass

This interactive workshop will focus on the essential elements required to set up and maintain an active and efficient Neonatal Neurocritical Care Program. Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the essential elements of a successful Neonatal Neurocritical Care Program
  • Understand the role of various members of the Neonatal Neurocritical Care Team including neurology, neonatology, and nursing
  • Demonstrate the elements of a complete neurological examination and recognize differences between encephalopathy and other less common neonatal neurological disorders
  • Understand the role of brain monitoring and imaging in infants with brain injury
  • Describe how the Neonatal Neurocritical Care Team can support families of children with neurological conditions
  • Formulate a baby’s neurodevelopmental prognosis based on examination, adjunctive brain monitoring, and imaging findings through discussion with team members
Hand on Simulation Workshop - How to do cUS?

Khorshid Mohammad, Gerda Meijler and Linda de Vries

Using state of the art 3D printed ultrasound-able brain phantoms and hands-on computer-based brain simulators loaded with real-life cases, participants will:

  • Practice and Learn machine knobology, probe positioning, and image optimization
  • Diagnose common preterm brain injuries by cranial ultrasound (Classic IVH, GMH and complications).
  • Practice measuring ventricular indices for PHVD and reservoir tapping
  • Learn other forms of brain injury diagnosed by cranial ultrasound
Neonatal Neuroimaging Workshop

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

This is a case-based interactive session where participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of MRI sequences and application in the newborn
  • Discuss the application of MRI to the term born infant with neonatal encephalopathy, including seizures, with common patterns of brain injury in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Of note, the typical evolution of MRI following an acute ischemic insult will be reviewed.
  • Discuss the application of neuroimaging in neonatal stroke, CNS infections and metabolic encephalopathy
  • Discuss the application of neuroimaging in preterm infants, including cUS and MRI, including patterns of brain injury and their prognostic significance. Optimizing the utility if neuroimaging will also be reviewed