The training requirements to obtain subspecialty certification in neonatology have been published in German and French and can be downloaded here from the SIWF/ISFM homepage:
Candidates who finish their training after June 30, 2015 must document their training in a e-log book. Details about the e-log book as well as the login can be found on the SIWF/ISFM homepage.
Subspecialty training abroad must be recognized by the Swiss Medical Association (FMH - FMS - FMS); it is strongly recommended that this confirmation is sought prior to beginning subspecialty training in a foreign country. For details, see www.fmh.ch.
Initiated an run by Mathias Nelle (Berne), Jean-Claude Fauchère (Zurich) and Riccardo Pfister (Geneva) neo4neo is a training program for future neonatologists. Its principal goals are:
To offer junior doctors interested in developing a career in neonatal medicine or taking care specifically of neonates, state-of-the-art interactive teaching on key topics of Neonatology and Perinatology and to establish close relationships between trainers and trainees as well as between trainees.
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The Swiss Society of Pediatrics, in collaboration with the Swiss Society of Neonatology, has defined the contents of a structured postgraduate course in neonatology. This course is mandatory for all pediatricians in training and is organized on a local basis.
With the recognition that serial echocardiography is a useful to assess neonatal hemodynamics during transition and in severely ill neonates, a working group with representatives of the Swiss Society of Neonatology and the Swiss Society of Pediatric Cardiology has adapted the European recommendations on targeted neonatal echocardiography (TNE).