Dear colleagues and friends,
The VIIth edition of Recent Advances in Neonatal Medicine 2014 was dedicated to my friend Prof. Tore Curstedt, MD, PhD, Stockholm, one of the most prominent European scientists in surfactant research. Recent Advances in Neonatal Medicine has become the largest scientific and educational forum outside the United States of America.
As with previous symposia in Tübingen (1996) and in Würzburg (1999, 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2011) the most recent achievements in basic science and clinical research in neonatal medicine have been presented at this symposium. In addition, workshops have covered the most relevant clinical issues in neonatology, and young registered investigators and neonatologists have presented own scientific data at a guided poster session.
In 2014, neonatologists from 65 nations enjoyed the exceptionally high quality of the scientific and clinical presentations and the unique opportunity to discuss relevant topics with the members of the faculty. Their response and numerous positive comments were highly motivating, and it is a great pleasure to provide another exciting program at the next conference in 2017.
I am most grateful to all speakers and chairmen, - highly respected and distinguished clinicians and scientists – and the sponsors of Recent Advances in Neonatal Medicine 2014; without their help it would have been impossible to invite such a prominent faculty and to offer considerably reduced registration fees for participants from low- and middle income countries.
I hope you can join us at another “Recent Advances in Neonatal Medicine” and I am looking forward to welcome you to Würzburg in 2017.
With best regards,
Christian P. Speer, MD, FRCPE
Professor of Pediatrics
Director and Chairman
University Children's Hospital Würzburg / Germany