At the beginning of June 2018 all members of the SHIPS project – Screening to Improve Health in Very Preterm Infants in Europe (SHIPS) – met in Antwerp, Belgium, for the second last two-day meeting. SHIPS has almost 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 defined. Stimulating visions from elsewhere were provided by two invited researchers from Japan and Australia introducing their work on longer-term neurodevelopment of very preterm infants. 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