Dear colleagues and friends,
The VIIth International Symposium Recent Advances in Neonatal Medicine 2014 is 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 will be presented. In addition, workshops will cover the most relevant clinical issues in neonatology, and young registered investigators and neonatologists will have the opportunity again to present own scientific data at a guided poster session.
In 2011, nearly 800 neonatologists from 62 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. 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.
At Recent Advances in Neonatal Medicine 2011, the overall response of the audience was extraordinarily positive; 86 percent of the participants felt that the didactic quality of the presentations was above average (“excellent”: 45 %, “above average”: 41 %). 82 percent of the neonatologists found the relevance of the symposium to their clinical practice to be above average (“excellent”: 39 %, “above average”: 43 %). Moreover, 91 percent of the audience thought that the organization of the scientific program was remarkable (“excellent”: 61 %, “above average”: 30 %); the congress organization also received a very positive feedback (“excellent”: 57 %, “above average”: 29 %). Würzburg as congress venue of “Recent Advances in Neonatal Medicine” was considered as an ideal place to organize such an event by the majority of attendants (“excellent”: 62 %, “above average”: 27 %).
This response and numerous positive comments are highly motivating, and it is a great pleasure for me to announce the next edition of this symposium:
VIIth RECENT ADVANCES IN NEONATAL MEDICINE
An International Symposium Honoring Prof. Tore Curstedt, Stockholm
WÜRZBURG, GERMANY, OCTOBER 5 – 7, 2014
I hope you can join us at another “Recent Advances in Neonatal Medicine”, and I am looking forward to welcome you to Würzburg.
With best regards,
Christian P. Speer, MD, FRCPE
Professor of Pediatrics
Director and Chairman
University Children's Hospital Wuerzburg / Germany