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Evidence and Excellence in Perinatal Care – BAPM and EBNEO Conference 2019 in Newcastle

The British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) Annual Conference and Scientific Meeting, in partnership with Evidence-Based Neonatology (EBNEO), took place in Newcastle from 11-13 September 2019. Silke Mader presented in a very insightful way the European parent perspective drawing from experience. The Chairwoman of EFCNI pointed out the differences and inequalities in newborn care in European countries and referred to the long term consequences of…
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Greetings from the Netherlands: 3rd jENS Congress in Maastricht

The third Congress of joint European Neonatal Societies (jENS) took place in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Five days of remarkable sessions, impressive talks and lively discussions lie behind the 1600 participants from more than 70 countries. As part of the organising societies and executive committee, EFCNI had the honour to organise, chair and co-chair a pre-course, several parallel sessions and symposia. In addition, EFCNI launched the brand new European Standards of Care for Newborn Health Toolkit "Shaping the future", the position…
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New position paper on parenteral nutrition launched

EFCNI  proudly announces the launch of their position paper “Addressing the nutritional emergency of preterm birth – Optimal practice in neonatal parenteral nutrition”! In July 2018, several international medical experts from various countries met in Munich for the international EFCNI roundtable on parenteral nutrition. During this roundtable, the content of the position paper was elaborated, highlighting the importance of parenteral…
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Survive and Thrive: WHO report on transforming care for newborns is now available

After a thorough researching, writing and editing process, the report “Survive and Thrive; Transforming care for small and sick newborns” has finally been launched and published! Last December, the Key Findings were already presented and at the World Health Assembly in May this year apanel discussion was held to talk about pressing issues in newborn care, the report presented. 94 experts from 16 countries have been working on this document and we are honoured and thrilled that EFCNI, together with…
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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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