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International Virtual Symposium

Theme: Early detection and intervention in neurodevelopmental disorders
Place: Online from Copenhagen
Date: 7th – 9th of June 2021
Admission: Free - but registration required before the 3th of June

Participate in a 3 days virtuel symposium with some of the worlds leading researchers on early detection and intervention in regards to neurodevelopmental disorders

The purpose of the symposium is to high light and discus the newest international knowledge in early detection and intervention in neurodevelopmental disorders.

The most promising techniques and approaches that may be implemented within the next 5-10 years in routine diagnosis and intervention in relation to early neurodevelopmental disorders will be presented and discussed.

The three-day symposium will be virtual with online lectures by international experts.

Audience

Neonatologists, paediatricians, and therapists who are interested in early detection and intervention in neuro developmental disorders.

Program

Program Headlines

Monday, 7th of June. 09.15 -15:15
Magnetic resonance imaging in the early detection of neurodevelopmental disorders

Tuesday, 8th of June 8:00 -14:45
Early detection of neurodevelopmental disorders – the general movement system.

Wednesday, 9th of June. 8:00 -15:00
Early intervention in neurodevelopmental disorders

The symposium will present the current knowledge and understanding of the early development of the brain and the possibilities of imaging the immature brain before and just after birth. What are the challenges and what are the possibilities in detecting brain lesions using magnetic resonance imaging? What do we know now and what do we need to know in order to develop imaging techniques that can help us to detect brain lesions as early as possible?

The current status of techniques for behavioral measurements (e.g., General movement analysis) in infants will be presented and their implementation in routine detection of neuro developmental disorders will be discussed. Finally, new evidence of the effect of early interventions will be presented and their implementation in routine clinical work will be discussed.

Other

Registration fee
Free

The venue
Virtual meeting through the platform Zoom


Detailed Program

Monday, 7th of June. Magnetic resonance imaging in the early detection of neurodevelopmental disorders

09:15-09:45 Log-in registration
09:45-10.15 Introduction/ Jakob Lorentzen
10:15-11:00 Detection of brain lesion in the infant brain using magnetic resonance imaging/ Linda de Vries
11:00-11:30 Questions - discussion - Break
11:30-12:15 To be announced /David Edwards/Kings college, London
12:15-12:30 Questions
12:30-13:15 Lunch
13:15-14:00 Can we predict cerebral palsy based on volumetric neonatal brain imaging? /Leena Haataja, Helsinki
14:00-14:15 Questions
14:15-15:00 Magnetic resonance imaging and prediction of function in children with cerebral palsy/Andrea Guzzetta
15:00-15:15 Questions and wrap up the day.

Tuesday, 8th of June. Early detection of neurodevelopmental disorders – the general movement system.

08.00-08:30 Log-in registration
08:30-08:45 Introduction/ Jakob Lorentzen
08:45-09:30 The GM system/Giovanni Cioni
09:30-10.00 Questions - discussion - Break
10:00-10:45 Combining GM, MR and HINE for early detection of CP/Domenico Romeo
10:45-11:15 Questions - discussion - Break
11:15-12:00 Automatized GM tracking and prediction of CP /Lars Adde
12:00-12:15 Questions
12:15-13:00 Lunch
13:30-13:45 Assessment of infant's spontaneous motility beyond GM, at home using a wearable jumpsuit /Sampsa Vanhatalo
13:45-14:00 Questions
14:00-14:45 Early natural history of CP /Iona Novak
14:45-15:00 Questions and wrap up the day.

Wednesday, 9th of June. Early intervention in neurodevelopmental disorders

08.00-08:30 Log-in registration
08:30-08:35 Introduction /Jakob Lorentzen
08:35-09:20 "Why environmental enrichment, goal setting, goal directedness and
intensity” / Iona Novak
09:20-09.50 Questions - discussion - Break
09:50-10:35 Interventions to optimize neuroplasticity in the field of cerebral palsy /Roslyn Boyd
10:35-11:05 Questions - discussion - Break
11:05-11:50 Early prediction of diagnosis, intervention and development during the first year of life in children with risk of unilateral CP /Ann-Christin Eliasson
11:50-12:05 Questions
12:05-12:35 Lunch
12:35-13:20 Use of technology in early intervention /Giuseppina Sgandurra
13:20-13.35 Questions
13:35- 14:20 Neurobehavioural development of infants born <30 weeks' gestational age and their parents' psychological wellbeing between birth and three years of age /Alicia Spittle
14:20-14.35 Questions
14.35-15.00 Wrap up /Jakob Lorentzen