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Adelina Soares Updated March 25, 2020

Newly Launched Newborn Brain Society Now Accepting Memberships

Boston, Mass. -- A collective of the world’s leading newborn brain care providers have come together and launched the Newborn Brain Society (NBS). This new organization is focused on advancing newborn brain care through international multidisciplinary collaboration, education, and innovation.

With founding leadership representation from prestigious programs such as Yale, Duke, Harvard, and UCSF, international representation from Canada, Brazil, and Ireland, and parent collaboration through the Hope for HIE Foundation, the goal is to bring together the resources of many programs to move the field forward in previously unattainable ways.

“We started this idea originally through an existing group that was started in 2015 through the Neonatal Neuro Critical Care Special Interest Group (NNCC-SIG). We wanted to facilitate multidisciplinary, international collaboration between clinicians, parents, scientists, and others with a focus on newborn brain care; and no other society or organization currently exists in this structure and philosophy,” stated Mohamed El-Dib, MD, founding member and President of the organization.

NBS has plans to sponsor, host and participate in educational events that will expand the field of neonatal neurocritical and neuroprotective care, and develop consensus publications including best practice guidelines and expert opinions in the field of newborn brain care.

“We are also looking to provide a platform for members to exchange clinical practice guidelines and parent resources related to newborn brain care, and to support multicenter collaborative activities, quality improvement and research projects related to the field of neonatal neurology and brain development,'' stated Donna Ferriero, MD, MS, chair of the NBS Steering Committee.

Membership is now open for interested clinicians, researchers, trainees, parents and other community members.

To learn more, visit Newbornbrainsociety.org


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ICNA Updated March 17, 2020
Subspecialty training in Sleep Medicine for Child Neurology residents

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ICNA Updated March 17, 2020

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Several Lower Extremity MR Biomarkers Predict Future Ambulatory Function in Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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European Stroke Organisation and World Stroke Organization Conference

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