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Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia International Symposium Meeting

A faculty of leading experts will deliver state-of-the-art lectures pertinent to clinical care and management of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia including the latest advances

14 Nov

Liverpool, 14th November 2017 - 16th November 2017


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1st Announcement 

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is a privilege to announce and warmly invite you to join us in Liverpool for the 2017 International Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Workshop Meeting.



The CDH meeting is being held as part of an event programme linking closely also with the Peter Paul Rickham Symposium which celebrates the life-time achievements of an eminent paediatric surgeon who was co-founder of the World’s 1st Neonatal Surgical Unit at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in 1953.  A faculty of leading experts will deliver state-of-the-art lectures pertinent to clinical care and management of CDH ( prenatal /  postnatal / long term follow up ) including  the latest advances in the basic sciences / developmental lung biology of particular relevance to the clinician / investigator(s).   We invite Abstract submission(s) as free paper scientific sessions are a key feature included in the 2 day symposium timetable.

CDH Parent support groups are particularly invited to attend and contribute . We are delighted to announce that CDH UK will be joining us for the 1st International CDH Symposium to be held in the UK.

Professor Paul Losty

On behalf of the local organising committee


Abstracts are welcome on every aspect of CDH which will be scored , evaluated and selected by the scientific committee. Free paper sessions / posters presentations will be timetabled in the meeting programme scheduled with faculty lectures.

On behalf of the local organising committee, CDH UK and the CDH EURO CONSORTIUM

we therefore request you reserve the dates : November 14th – 16th 2017 in your diary and encourage your colleagues to submit abstracts.

Workshop fee : The CDH workshop fee – which includes lunches and refreshments –  ‘ early bird ‘ rate – £ 250  – payment details to follow.

Abstract Format  – Aims , Methods , Results ,  Conclusions – 350 words maximum.

Indicate submission preference  – Oral or poster presentation category

Abstracts mail to :  [email protected]

Deadline for abstract submission  –  July 30th  2017 

Abstract acceptance will be announced –  August 31st  2017 

Please note :  The Peter Paul Rickham Symposium is a full 1 day event during the conference being held on November 16th 2017. The clinical & scientific programme for the Peter Paul Rickham meeting will be finalised and announced in Summer 2017.  There will be a one day registration available just for the PPR symposium.  Details will follow.

Those delegates registering and attending the CDH International Workshop – a 2 day scientific meeting (November 14th and 15th  ) will have a special conference fee rate ( £ ) also included for the Peter Paul Rickham Symposium which immediately follows on November 16th 2017 – arrangements to be confirmed.

Professor Dick Tibboel – Sophia Children’s Hospital , Erasmus University Rotterdam , Netherlands will deliver the 2017 Peter Paul Rickham Guest Lecture.

Enquiries and further information :

Moira Saphier – Executive PA

Institute of Child Health

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital , Liverpool , UK

Email : [email protected]

Tel : + 44-151-252-5250

CDH International Workshop Faculty  : 

Kevin Lally ( USA) – CDH International Registry

Pam Lally   (USA ) – CDH International Registry

Jay Wilson ( USA ) – Boston Children’s Hospital – A lifetimes personal experience

Alan Flake ( USA ) –  “ New ways to support the patient “ ….

EriK Skarsgard  (Canada ) – CAPsNET  CDH network

Richard Keijzer ( Canada ) – Science CDH & Nanoparticles as novel therapies ..

Mauro Longoni ( USA) – Advanced genetics and CDH …

Carl Davis ( UK ) – CDH and ECMO Service  – The Glasgow Experience …

Neil Patel ( UK ) – Cardiac evaluation in CDH – current status

David Field ( UK ) – British Association Perinatal Medicine – CDH new guidelines

Paul Losty ( UK ) –  Evidence .. What evidence ?

Paolo De Coppi ( UK ) – Regenerative Medicine

Jan Deprest ( Belgium ) – FETO –  Latest News ……

Alexandra Benachi ( France ) – Prenatal evaluation update & developments …

Richard Rottier ( Netherlands ) – Pulmonary vascular developmental biology

Hanneke  Ijsselstijn  ( Netherlands )  – Long term outcomes …

Dick Tibboel ( Netherlands ) – New clinical trials …  What’s next ? …

Francesco Morrini ( Italy ) – Studies with The Registry

Pietro Bagolan ( Italy ) –  ‘ Tales from Rome ‘  …

Thomas Schaible ( Germany ) – CDH ECMO Mannheim Experience

Japanese CDH Study Group ( Japan ) – Outcome Studies From Japan …

CDH UK – Parent support group  – Reflections & Perspectives ….

CDH Euroconsortium  – Networks and Collaborative Research