At the end of January, all members of the SHIPS project – Screening to Improve Health in Very Preterm Infants in Europe (SHIPS) – met in Rome, Italy, for the last two-day meeting. The project – originally planned to end in August 2018 – had been extended until the end of January 2019. SHIPS has finished data collection and the results are about to accede, first analyses of data are already ongoing. A strategic action plan for analysis and reporting as well as priority research themes for the coming year has been developed.
Furthermore, concrete steps how and where to disseminate results and derived recommendations were presented. Stimulating visions from elsewhere were provided by two US-based members of the Science Advisory Board, Jane Squires and Nigel Paneth. Our special thanks go to all partners for their valuable input and contributions.
Please note: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 633724