MRI of the neonatal brain

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3 apr. 2019 09:00:00
5 apr. 2019 16:00:00


There have been major advances in neuro-imaging and brain monitoring in high risk newborns. To share knowledge, the neonatal neurology group in Utrecht has the pleasure to welcome you for the fourth time to a two day MRI course ‘from basics to bedside’. We have the privilege to do this in collaboration with several European experts in the field. There is also an opportunity to present your own clinical work. The two day course will be held in the University Medical Center Utrecht. We will be delighted to see you in Utrecht in April 2019.

Manon Benders 

Floris Groenendaal 

Jeroen Dudink 

Linda de Vries


‘MRI of the neonatal brain’


A two day course of neonatal brain imaging, followed by a morning of 2 workshops on 3rd-5thof April 2019

Organization: Department of Neonatology, UMC Utrecht/Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, The Netherlands 


- email:  

- phone: +31 88 7554545 

- fax: +31 88 7555320 


Mail to: Registration will be accepted until March 15. Registration will be handled by order of receipt of payment. 


€ 450,- two days course (3-4 April) 

Residents in paediatrics and PhD students: 

€225,- two days course (3-4 April) Student proof is needed and will be asked for. 

Payment can be made to: 

Stichting Neonatale Neurologie Utrecht te Houten 


IBAN: NL75FVLB0699209005 

Please mention: MRI in the neonatal brain, April 2019 


There will only be oral presentations, no poster presentations are accepted. The organization will make its choice among the submissions for the free presentations. 


Abstracts (one page, calibri 11) can be sent to neonatology@umcutrecht.nlbefore 1st March 2019. 

Abstract books will be available at registration. 


Programme Wednesday 3rd-April 2019 


9.00 - 9.30 h Registration and coffee 


Chair Manon Benders 

 9.30 - 10.00 h Maarten Lequin: Standard MRI techniques 

10.00 - 10.30 h Gerda van Wezel-Meijler: Normal brain development 

10.30 - 11.00 h Jeroen Dudink: DTI 

11.00 - 11.30 h Coffee 


Chair Floris Groenendaal 

11.30 – 12.00 h Martijn van den Heuvel: Resting state fMRI 

12.00 - 12.30 h Domenico Tortora: Perfusion based imaging 

12.30 - 13.00 h Gregor Kasprian: Fetal MRI of abnormal brain development 

13.00 - 14.00 h Lunch 


Chair Jeroen Dudink 

14.00 - 14.30 h Manon Benders: White matter injury in the preterm brain 

14.30 - 15.00 h Linda de Vries: haemorrhage in the preterm brain 

15.00 – 15.30 h Sylke Steggerda: cerebellar haemorrhages and outcome 

15.30 - 16.00 h Tea 


Chair Frances Cowan 

16.00 - 16.30 h  Linda de Vries: MRI changes after perinatal infections 

16.30 – 17.00 h Jeroen Dudink: Perinatal stroke 

17.00 - 17.30 h  Manon Benders: Use of MRI as biomarker of neurodevelopment 


Dinner in town 19.00 


Thursday 4th-April 2019 


Chair Gerda van Wezel-Meijler: 

8.30 - 9.15 h Floris Groenendaal: MRI and MRS in the full-term infant with perinatal asphyxia 

9.15 - 9.45 h  Frances Cowan: Risk factors and outcome in neonatal encephalopathy 

9.45 -10.15 h Dominico Tortora MRI and metabolic disorders 


10.15 - 10.45 h Coffee


Chair: Serena Counsell

10.45 - 12.00 h 4 free presentations 


12.00 - 12.30 h Jessica Dubois: Normal brain development using quantitative techniques

12.30 – 13.00 h Chiara Nosarti: preterm babies grown up: functional MR findings


13.00 - 14.00 h Lunch


Chair Linda de Vries 

14.00 - 14.30 h Jeroen Vermeulen: Migrational disorders 

14.30 - 15.00 h Luca Ramenghi: Sinovenous thrombosis 


15.00 - 15.30 h Tea 


Chair Jeroen Vermeulen 

15.30 - 16.00 h Serena Counsell: DTI in the preterm brain: correlations with early outcome 

16.00 - 16.30 h Petra Huppi: longitudinal imaging in preterm infants 

16.30 h end 


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Accreditation NVK:    12 points 

Accreditation NVN:    12 points 

Accredidation NVvR: 11 points 


Location course

Q building, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands (3-5th April 2019) 


Food and drinks are included, dietary wishes can be sent to the above email address. Hotel bookings: 

Mother Goose hotel 

Court hotel 

Eye hotel 

Malie Hotel

Museumkwartier Hotel