In 2023 Radboud MC (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) will organise a Pediatric Colorectal and a Pediatric ECMO & CDH course. These will be 4 half day courses to promote interactive learning. Pediatric Colorectal Course: Dates: January 20th, February 3rd, February 10th and February 17th from 13:00 to 17:00 CET. All sessions are online only. Programme: https://pediatriccolorectalcourse.com/program-colorectal-course/ Registration: https://pediatriccolorectalcourse.com/registration/ Pediatric ECMO & CDH course: Dates: March 10th, March 17th, March 31st and April 14th from 13:00 to 17:00 CET. All sessions are online only. Programme: https://pediatricsurgerycourse.com/program/ Registration: https://pediatricsurgerycourse.com/registration-form/ There are discounts available for participants who already have a surgical Pediatrickboxx to use during a course.
EJP RD is pleased to announce that the 6th Research Mobility Fellowship call is open until November 18th! The programme aims to support PhD students, postdocs and medical doctors in training to undertake scientific visits to foster specialised research training outside their country of residence. The exchange can be carried out (1) within the same ERN (Full Members and Affiliated Partners), (2) between different ERNs (Full Members and Affiliated Partners), or (3) between ERN Full Members / Affiliated Partners and non-ERN institutions. Either the home or host (secondment) institution must be a Full Member or Affiliated Partner of an ERN at the time of application and during the proposed period of the training stay. Successful applicants should acquire new competences and knowledge related to their research on rare diseases, present a defined research plan and provide a demonstrable benefit to the ERN of the home and/or host institution. The Research Mobility Fellowships are for stays of 4 weeks to 6 months duration. Please spread the word! The call text and all relevant information can be found at: www.ejprarediseases.org/ern-research-mobility-fellowships/
On Wednesday 14th September, Chantal ten Kate (Erasmus MC) defended her PhD thesis. Chantal, alongside many ERNICA colleagues, researched the complications and comorbidities that patients born with esophageal atresia can encounter throughout life. Chantal ten Kate explains; "In this thesis, we have researched the complications and comorbidities that patients born with esophageal atresia can encounter throughout life. In the first part, we have studied the genetic predisposition of two conditions with a higher prevalence in patients with esophageal atresia, knowing pyloric stenosis and Barrett's esophagus. In the second part, we have discussed the management and possible interventions of a few complications and comorbidities. We have presented the study protocol for a randomized controlled trial on intralesional steroid injections to prevent refractory anastomotic strictures in the first year of life. Next, we have made recommendations to improve the health care of adults born with esophageal atresia. Due to the increased risk of Barrett's esophagus and esophageal carcinoma, these patients participate in the endoscopic surveillance program of the Erasmus MC. We have evaluated the first years of this surveillance program, and have provided recommendations to adjust the surveillance protocol. In the third part, we have studied the quality of life of this population. both in children and in adults. For this purpose, we have used existing validated questionnaires. We have also validated a new, foreign questionnaire that has been translated to Dutch, and have developed a new questionnaire of our own. Finally, all findings are discussed in a broader perspective, and several recommendations are made for future research." Link to the e-Book: https://www.globalacademicpress.com/ebooks/chantal_ten_kate/