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.
Postgraduate course in neonatology for pediatricians
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.
Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography
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).