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5th Global Summit for Preemies

We kindly invite you to join the 5th Global Summit for Preemies to help advance the standards of care for preterm babies around the world. The Summit is dedicated to the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health, so it will focus on the following topics: Efficient implementation of the standards Infant- and family-centred developmental care Patient safety and hygiene practice Follow-up and continuing care Like the scope of the…
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World Prematurity Day 2019: Global claim out now

On 17 November, we will once more unite for World Prematurity Day. For the third time, the global community will celebrate jointly along with the common motto: Born too Soon: Providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place. We warmly invite you to share this year’s global claim and join this worldwide campaign.  This year, we will highlight the importance to ensure high-quality care for every baby, to provide nurturing care for the best start in…
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World Breastfeeding Week 2019: an interim update

During the first week in August, we celebrated World Breastfeeding Week with many partnering organisations and supporters. World Breastfeeding Week is a campaign organised by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (Waba). It is considered one of the largest joint campaigns of international organisations such as WHO and Unicef of that kind, promoting the benefits of breastfeeding. World Breastfeeding Week has been celebrated annually in about 120 countries since 1991.  For four years, EFCNI has been actively supporting and participating…
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Online Journal Club by EFCNI

EFCNI hosts an Online Journal Club on 4 September, 2019 from 8 to 9 pm (UTC +2). It is conceptualised to provide participants with a better understanding of academic literature. This Journal Club will be a place where recent research on preterm birth, statistical methods and scientific data are explained, presented and discussed. The first Journal Club will cover the following paper: Aija, Anette, et al. "Parents' presence and participation in medical rounds in 11 European neonatal units." Early human…
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Professor Luc Zimmermann becomes Senior Medical Director of EFCNI

EFCNI proudly announces Professor Luc Zimmermann as Senior Medical Director of EFCNI as of October 1, 2019. As a widely recognised paediatrician and neonatologist, Professor Zimmermann will contribute to the strategic direction of EFCNI and to our mission of improving the situation of mothers and newborn infants worldwide across the full spectrum of care, promoting and protecting the right to the best start in life. Professor Zimmermann, past president of the European…
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First Online Journal Club by EFCNI

EFCNI hosts its first Online Journal Club on July 10, 2019 from 5 to 7 pm (UTC +2). It is conceptualised to provide participants with a better understanding of academic literature. This Journal Club will be a place where recent research on preterm birth, statistical methods and scientific data are explained, presented and discussed. The first Journal Club will cover the following paper: Aija, Anette, et al. "Parents' presence and participation in medical rounds…
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ESCNH information brochure is available in Greek and Bulgarian

The information brochure about the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health (ESCNH) are now also available in Greek and Bulgarian.  Our partner Organisation Ilitominon in Greece, Thermokoitida Agapis (Θερμοκοιτίδα Αγάπης) in Cyprus and Our premature children in Bulgaria promoted the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health in workshops and roundtables. The Greek edition of the ESCNH information brochurewas launched on the 21st of June 2019 during an one-day Conference on the topic…
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Call for projects by the French Foundation for Cerebral palsy

The French Foundation for Cerebral Palsy "Fondation Paralysie Cérébrale", offers grants for research projects on Cerebral palsy and disorders that are associated with it (motor disorders, superior functions, epilepsy, sensory disorders, secondary orthopedic disorders, etc.). This call for proposals will projects with a total budget from €500,000 to €1.5 million for 3 to 5 years. Research that could receive funding may include large-scale projects in the field of clinical research, translational research, public health or social sciences, with the aim…
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Roundtable workshop with parent representatives

Sharing knowledge and experience is key. That is why, on June 28-29, Silke Mader, Dr Johanna Walz and Dr Silvia Kolossa from EFCNI held a workshop on “How to organise an expert roundtable” with 15 international parent representatives. While the Friday was filled with shared experiences on roundtables and insights on project management, the workshop on Saturday focused on the set up of an expert roundtable. The specific topics covered were: • Project management…
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Important milestones for preterm babies and their parents in the Slovak Republic

A guest article by Iveta Jančoková from the Slovakian parent organisation “maliček” In the Slovak Republic it is not very common that parent representatives have the opportunity to present their cause in an expert forum for medical staff, therefore it was a great honour for us and “maliček” to be invited to talk about the parental view in preterm health during the international congress “Martin's Days 2019”, taking place in Martin. At this conference we took the opportunity to present…
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