Neonatal Encephalopathy and Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy: Advancing the Science and Improving Outcomes

May 8-9, 2013


Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch (PPB), Division of Extramural Research (DER), NICHD; Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation, Balnaves Foundation


Building 31, Wing C, 6th Floor, Room 7, Bethesda, Maryland


Neonatal encephalopathy occurs in 1 to 2 out of 1,000 births and can have devastating consequences and significant mortality. Progress has resulted from the advent of cooling techniques to treat encephalopathy, but there is continued need to refine therapies to reduce mortality and improve neurodevelopmental and medical outcomes.

The meeting will gather national and international experts in the field as well as junior investigators whose emerging careers are in an area relevant to neonatal encephalopathy and cerebral palsy (CP). Participants will:

  • Review and develop standard definitions and data collection tools to facilitate research and clinical applications.
  • Develop a research agenda for new studies in areas of scientific need for encephalopathy and CP.
  • Develop a multi-disciplinary approach to encephalopathy and CP.

Participation in this conference is by invitation only.


Dr. Rosemary Higgins, PPB, DER, NICHD
Phone: (301) 435-7909

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