Newborn Brain Society

NBS – 12th International Newborn Brain Conference Series

The 12th International Newborn Brain Conference will go ahead as a series of novel webinars, in collaboration with the Newborn Brain Society.  This conference has always aimed to provide a state-of-the-art forum for the discussion of current research and clinical care in newborn brain monitoring and neuroprotection. The lineup of speakers and faculty are world leaders in newborn brain research and we are excited to be able to bring this conference back to life in light of all the challenges we have had with a global pandemic. We will be holding webinars every week on Thursdays at 12 PM EST from January 14th – June 10th, 2021, and we will offer 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for physicians and 1 continuing nursing education contact hour for nursing NBS members who attend each live webinar. We will be advertising each individual session, as well as the whole series, throughout the next few months.

Please note, each session will be recorded and available for NBS members to view on our member portalBecome a member today!

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Pre-Clinical Models of Neonatal Brain Injury: January 14th

Moderators: Geraldine Boylan, Ireland and Mohamed El-Dib, USA

  • Heart Rate Variability to Assess Hypoxia-Ischaemia in Near-Term Fetal Sheep: Alistair Gunn, NZ
  • Azithromycin as an Adjunct Therapy for Neonatal Neuroprotection: John Barks, USA

Clinical Management During Therapeutic Hypothermia: February 11th

Moderator: John Barks, USA

  • Respiratory Management of Infants During Therapeutic Hypothermia: Mohamed El-Dib, USA
  • Assessment of Hemodynamics and Treatment of Circulatory Disturbances in HIE Neonates During and After Cooling: Afif El-Khuffash, Ireland

Mild HIE: March 4th

Moderator: Deirdre Murray, Ireland

  • Mild Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy and Long Term Neurodevelopmental Outcome: Brian Walsh, Ireland
  • Novel Biomarkers to Stratify HIE Spectrum: A Dive Below the Tip of the Iceberg: Lina Chalak, USA

Update on Neonatal Seizures-I: March 18th

Moderator: Lena Hellstrom-Westas, Sweden

  • Acute and Chronic Effects of Neonatal Seizures: Robert Clancy, USA
  • Neonatal Seizure Detection: Geraldine Boylan, Ireland

Update on Neonatal Seizures- II: April 1st

Moderator: Robert White, USA

  • Neonatal Seizure Management: What do the Data Show? Janet Soul, USA
  • Lessons From the Neonatal Seizure Registry: Hannah Glass, USA

Neuroimaging-I: April 8th

Moderator: Khorshid Mohammad, Canada

  • Is it Time for MRS to Enter Clinical Practice? Sudhin Thayyil, UK
  • MRI, Growth and IGF1: Manon Benders, The Netherlands

Newborn Brain Injury: The Global Perspective: April 15th

Moderator: Gabriel Variane, Brazil

  • Every Newborn’s Brain: Global Burden Spotlighting Opportunities for Action & Research: Joy Lawn, UK
  • Introducing Neonatal Brain Care in a Low Income Setting: Cally Tann, UK

Parents and Neonatal Brain Care: April 22nd

Moderator: Betsy Pilon, USA

  • Family Centered Care in the NeuroNICU: Monica Lemmon, USA
  • Parent, Child and Public Involvement in Child Health Research: Eleanor Molloy, Ireland

Neuroimaging-II: May 6th

Moderator: Mohamed El-Dib, USA

  • MRI in the Term Neonate and Long Term Follow Up: Linda de Vries, The Netherlands
  • MRI in the Preterm Neonate and Long Term Follow Up: Terrie Inder, USA

Outcomes: May 13th 

Moderator: Linda de Vries, The Netherlands

  • The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Outcome After Preterm Birth: James Boardman, UK
  • Outcome Following Preterm Birth 25 Years On: Neil Marlow, UK

Digital Diagnostics for the Developing Brain: May 20th

Moderator: Geraldine Boylan, Ireland

  • Machine Learning for Neonatal Brain Nonitoring: Sabine van Huffel, Belgium
  • Sleep as a Biomarker of Brain Integrity in Neonates and Can Automated Analysis Help? Renee Shelhaas, USA
  • Machine Learning to Aid Clinical Decision Making in Perinatal Asphyxia: Deirdre Murray, Ireland

Cerebral Autoregulation: June 3rd

Moderator: Frank Van Bel, The Netherlands

  • Update on NIRS Monitoring for Preterm Management (SAFEBOOSC III): Gorm Greisen, Denmark
  • Blood Pressure and the Newborn Brain: Eugene Dempsey, Ireland
  • Optical Imaging for the Newborn Brain: Topun Austin, UK

Neonatal Encephalopathy: June 10th 

Moderator: Alistair Gunn, NZ

  • The Conundrum of Neonatal Encephalopathy and Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy: Are We Closer to a Consensus Guideline? Pierre Gressens, France
  • Optimization of Hypothermia for Neonatal Encephalopathy: Marianne Thoresen, Norway

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