After more than 24 years of regular meetings of the Swiss Neonatology Group, the Swiss Society of Neonatology was founded in 1995. The society's goals are to foster neonatology in Switzerland, improve the quality of neonatal care and represent the interests of newborn infants in the public.
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The Fred Bamatter Award 2017 is aimed to honor clinical and basic research in the field of perinatology, including research regarding the embryo, the fetus, the neonate as well as the postnatal and follow-up period.
Professor Fred Bamatter (1899–1988) was an outstanding clinician, teacher and researcher. During his lectures, he always tried to link clinical practice to scientific knowledge. Thus, priority will be given to researchers who attempt to make the same link.
Candidates, Swiss citizens or researchers living and working in Switzerland, are invited submit their application including a motivation-letter, a CV and the list of publications to the President of the « Prix Fred Bamatter Foundation », latest until August 31, 2017.
The Winner of the Fred Bamatter Award will be honored with prize (CHF 20'000.-) and invited to give a short lecture as an overview of his/her research at the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Neonatology in Berne on January 16, 2018.
Prof. M. Roth-Kleiner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
President of the «Prix Fred Bamatter Foundation»
This year's Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Neonatology addressed Challenges in Perinatal and Neonatal Infectious Diseases. Obviously, the main topic was of broad interest and the meeting was well attended and very successful.
2017 Awards of the Swiss Society of Neonatology
Best short presentation - Severin Kasser et al. (Basel)
Cortical response to sensory stimuli in newborns after birth - the NociCop trial
Best poster presentation - Ralf Eberhard et al. (Zurich)
The enlightened chest in an extremely preterm girl
Milupa Fellowship Award - Christoph Rüegger (Melbourne)
Nasal high-frequency oscillation to treat apnea of prematurity: a crossover, randomized clinical study
Case of the Year Award 2016 - Thomas M. Berger et al. (Luzern)
Unusual course of hyaline membrane disease - pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis
2018 meeting in Berne - save the date!
The next Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Neonatology will take place in Berne on January 16, 2018.