14th European Scientific Symposium on Congenital Anomalies: Future Perspectives for Congenital Anomaly Research

Data: 14 Giugno 2018 - 15 Giugno 2018

Luogo: DG Joint Research Centre - Ispra (VA)

14th European Scientific Symposium on Congenital Anomalies:

Future Perspectives for Congenital Anomaly Research 

European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy

14th-15th June 2018


The EUROCAT European Scientific Symposium is one of the largest educational and scientific events for congenital anomalies - an ideal opportunity to present research results and network with experts in the field. [leaflet]

The preliminary programme of the Symposium is available here

  THURSDAY 14 JUNE 2018 – 1
stDAY – afternoon
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
Session 1
14.00 – 14.10 Welcome
Ciarán Nicholl, Head of Unit F.1 Health In Society, Directorate F., E.C. DG Joint Research Centre
14.10 – 14.20 European Platform on Rare Diseases Registration (Simona Martin)
14.20 – 15.00
Invited lecture:
Triple Surveillance to improve prevention and care of birth defects and rare diseases (Lorenzo Botto)
15.00 – 15:15 Discussion
15.15 – 15:30
Maternal age specific prevalence of gastroschisis in the North of England over 30 years: a register based study (Rute Vieira, Nicola Miller and Judith Rankin)
15.30 – 15:45 Trends in Cleft Lip and/or palate in the Cork & Kerry region of the Republic of Ireland from 1996-2013 (Helena Ferris, Judy Cronin, Mary Teresa O’Mahony)
15.45 – 16.30 Coffee break and poster viewing
Session 2
16:30 – 17:15 Invited lecture:
Periconceptional parental conditions and embryonic health: new evidence and opportunities of mobile health coaching (Regine Steegers-Theunisse)
17:15 – 17:30 In utero drug exposure and hearing disorders in 2-year-old children: A case-control study using the EFEMERIS database (Caroline Foch, Mélanie Araujo, Alexandra Weckel, Christine Damase-Michel, Caroline Hurault-Delarue, Jean-Louis Montastruc, Justine Benevent, Geneviève Durrieu, Isabelle Lacroix)
17:30 – 17:45
Calling time on pre- natal alcohol exposure: time to ask about alcohol in pregnancy (Mary Teresa O’Mahony)
17:45 – 18:00 The level of preconception folic acid intake in Crimea (Pavel Grigoriev, Olga Rybalko, N. Kaladze, G. Dosikova)
18:00 Close of Day 1, Transfer to Hotel Grand Palace Varese
20:00 Symposium dinner

FRIDAY 15 JUNE 2018 – 2
ndDAY – morning
Session 3
09.00 – 09.45 Invited lecture:
Management and Outcomes of Congenital Anomalies in Low-, Middle- and HighIncome Countries: A Multi-Centre, International, Prospective Cohort Study (Naomi Wright)
09:45 – 10.00 How good are we in predicting the risk of infant mortality for newborns undergoing “curative surgery for structural congenital heart defects? A prospective, population-based cohort (EPICARD) study (Lise-Marie Le PageGeniller, Nathalie Lelong, François Goffinet, Babak Khoshnood, on behalf of the EPICARD Study Group)
10.00 – 10.15 Rare malformation syndromes in Polish Registry of Congenital Malformations in 2014-2017 (Anna Latos-Bielenska, Anna Materna-Kiryluk, Katarzyna Wisniewska, Anna Jamry-Dziurla, Karolina Matuszewska, Renata Glazar, Aleksander Jamsheer, Dorota Wicher, Ryszard Slezak, Jacek Pilch and other members of the PRCM).
10.15 – 11.00 Coffee break and poster viewing
Session 4
11:00 – 11:15 POMME cohort: Analysis of drug exposure in children from the first day of the intrauterine life until 6 years old (Justine Benevent, Caroline Hurault-Delarue, M. Araujo, François Montastruc, Jean-Louis Montastruc, Christine Damase-Michel)
11.15 – 11.30 Maternal diabetes and assisted reproductive techniques as maternal risk factors for the VACTERL association using data of EUROCAT registries and the distribution of VACTERL anomalies among VACTERL patients of EUROCAT. (Romy van de Putte, Iris A.L.M. van Rooij, Nel Roeleveld, Maria Loane, Ingeborg Barisic, Jorieke E.H. Bergman, Hermien E.K. de Walle)
11.30 – 11.45 Maternal smoking and lack of folic acid supplement use during the periconceptional period as risk factors for the VACTERL association using data of the AGORA data- and Biobank and the EUROCAT Northern Netherlands registry 
(Romy van de Putte, Kirsten van Hooijdonk, Ivo de Blaauw, Jorieke E.H. Bergman, Hermien E.K. de Walle, Nel Roeleveld, Iris A.L.M. van Rooij)
11.45 – 12.00 Congenital anomalies: parents' concerns and opinions towards public health policies and improved effectiveness of health services (Ana João Santos, Paula
Braz, Ausenda Machado, Carlos Matias Dias)
12:00 – 12.20 Presentation of poster prizes, round up and close
Prof. Joan Morris, EUROCAT Scientific Lead
12:30 Lunch


The abstract submission is now closed. 


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