The ERNICA clinical exchange program is officially launched and from January 2020 candidates can apply for short stay visits to one of the ERNICA centres. Within ERNICA we have the expertise and resources available to set up a clinical exchange program for training purposes. This exchange program will offer fellows and consultants the opportunity to learn from colleagues in the field. The program will be customized to the specific needs of the applicant and can focus for example on complex surgical techniques and multidisciplinary care. The exchange program will be open for fellows and consultants working in ERNICA centers, but also candidates from EU member states not included in ERNICA are welcome to participate in this program. Key features Continuous program starting in January 2020 10-15 exchanges per year are funded by ERNICA Trainee/fellows and consultants can apply Candidates from ERNICA and non-ERNICA centres (EU members) are welcome to apply Visit duration ranges from 1-2 days (consultant) to max two weeks (trainee/fellow) Budget of max 1500 EUR per visit to cover travel and accommodation Participating centres The following ERNICA centres are already participating in this program and by clicking on the centre you can find the available programs. Program details to be confirmed with selected candidates. Helsinki Children's Hospital (Finland) CHRU Lille (France) Hannover Medical University (Germany) Erasmus MC Rotterdam (The Netherlands) Amsterdam UMC (The Netherlands) Karolinska University Hospital (Sweden) University of Padua (Italy) Odense University Hospital (Denmark) How to applyPlease send your CV and application form to the ERNICA coordination team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The final ERNICA newsletter of the year is now available! (December 2019, Issue 4). Click here to read!
The European Reference Network on rare Inherited and Congenital Anomalies (ERNICA) seeks to standardise and promote optimal patient care. In October 2018, members of the ERNICA Esophageal Workstream performed a conference to establish consensus on the management of patients with esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) based on the latest evidence from the literature and expert opinion. This year (2019) two papers have been published on the consensus statements in the European Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 1. ERNICA Consensus Conference on the Management of Patients with Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula: Diagnostics, Preoperative, Operative, and Postoperative Management. Click on the links to access the manuscript (published online July, 2019): HTML version , PDF. 2. ERNICA Consensus Conference on the Management of Patients with Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula: Follow-up and Framework. Click on the links to access the manuscript (published online November, 2019): HTML version , PDF