This week CHERUBS President and Founder, Dawn Torrence Williamson, will be speaking to CDH surgeons and researchers at the International CDH Workshop at Sophia Children's Hospital in Rotterdam, Holland. An event to showcase the latest in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research and results from the CDH Study Group, this is a wonderful opportunity for the world's largest CDH charity to share our information and services and to learn how we can better work with researchers worldwide.
Research being presented this year includes:
Kevin Lally, Houston, USA
The CDH registry, 8000 patients included: so what?
Jay Wilson, Boston, USA
CDH; my personal “toy”; why I still do not understand CDH
Annelies de Klein, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Human molecular genetics; to whose benefit?
Zornita Stark: Chromosome abnormalities detected by SNP microarray in a cohort of 28 infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Paul Brady: Exome sequencing identifies inherited pathogenic variants for congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Artem Burov: Family bilateral congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Daryl Scott, Houston, USA
Genetic modulated animal models; does it bring anything relevant?
Richard Keijzer, Winnipeg, Canada
The Nitrofen rat model of CDH; still applied toxicology?
Robbert Rottier, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Pulmonary vascular development: maximal confusion?
Heleen Kool: Pericytes play a central role in pulmonary hypertension and the origin of CDH
Rory Morty: Giessen, Germany
The extra-cellular matrix; a different organ?
Kim Schilders: An in vivo approach to determine the dynamic Sox2 interactome of the developing lung
Joshua Ochieng: Ectopic Sox2 expression reprograms mature airway epithelial cells
Martin Post, Toronto, Canada
Of mice and men: relevant for injury and repair?
Patricia Pereira Terra: MicroRNA miR-200b rescues abnormal branching morphogenesis of nitrofen-induced hypoplastic lung explants
Albert Sgrò: Role of the autoptic examination in CDH
Jan Deprest, Leuven, Belgium
PLUG the lung: is it ethical justifiable?
Jamila Al-Maary: Fetal tracheal occlusion for pulmonary hypoplasia in severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of survival outcome
Claudia Hagelstein: Repetitive MR Measurements of Lung Volume in Fetuses with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Individual Development of Pulmonary Hypoplasia during Pregnancy with Calculation of Weekly Lung Growth Rates
Noriaki Usui: Relationship between the L/T ration and the O/E LHR in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Philip DeKoninck: The use of speckle tracking in cardiac function assessment in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Inga Sandaite: Relationship between herniated liver-to-thorax ratio and lung volumes measured
Alexandra Benachi: Liver position in left-sides congenitaldiaphragmatic hernia
Philip De Koninck: Cardiac assessment in fetuses with right-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a case-controlled study
Patricia Terra: MicroRNA miR-200b expression changes during FETO in CDH – a pilot study
Anouk Deden: Exploring the use of nanoparticles to deliver microRNAs for prenatal therapies
Irwin Reiss, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Respiratory management: the VICI trial; the wrong choice?
Paola Giliberti: Effects of different ventilation modalities on near infrared spectroscopy in operated CDH infants
Francesca Londolfo: Effects on functional residual capacity (FRC) and lung clearance index (LCI) of surgical repair and pleural effusion in high risk left congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)
Osamu Kimura: The way to shorten the postoperative intubation period in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Ulrike Kraemer, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Pulmonary hypertension: a classical example of lack of knowledge!
Rose Gaiteiro: Prostaglandin E1 use in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH); A 13 year review of outcomes (2000-2012) in a single tertiary paediatric academic health science centre
8.42 – 8.54 am Neil Patel: Right ventricular diastolic function measured by tissue Doppler imaging predicts outcome in congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Neil Patel: Benefits of the intravenous phosphodiesterase inhibitors sildenafil and milrinone in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Tomohiko Tanaka: Evaluation of diastolic disorder using diastolic wall drain (DWS) before and after radical surgery for congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Ryo Ishii: The impact of intravenous administration of prostacyclin for congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Tadahura Okazaki, Tokyo, Japan’
Clinical strategies: all wisdom comes from the East?!
Irma Capolupo: SNAP-II score correlates with the outcome of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia; a single center, prospective study
Mary Brindle: CDH mortality score: a validated clinical prediction rule to stratify patients with congenital diaphragmatic heria (CDH) based on their risk of mortality
Artem Burov: Intensive care of newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia in the perinatal center; Russian experience
Kouji Nagata: The current profile and the future perspectives of congenital diaphragmatic hernia – A nationwide survey in Japan
Thomas Schaible, Mannheim, Germany
ECMO: an expensive way to die?
Pietro Bagolan, Rome, Italy
Surgical approaches: an art without evidence?
Paul Losty: A nationwide survey of prosthetic patch utilisation in
newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Karin Zahn: Single centre results and patients selection criteria for thoracoscopic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in neonates
Tadahura Okazaki: Thoracoscopic repair for congenital diaphragmatic hernia in neonates: a single center study
Paolo De Coppi, London, UK
Tissue engineering; the future of repair?
Luca Urbani: Diaphragm remodeling is promoted by an acellular matrix in a muscle-specific spinal muscular atrophy mouse model
Hanneke IJsselstijn, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Structured follow up; does it help the individual patient?
Daphne Mous: Gentle ventilation in congenital diaphragmatic hernia patients: Long-term pulmonary outcome
Laura Valfre: Surgical outcomes in congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors: Long term-follow up
Laura Valfre: Patching the diaphragm affects orthopaedic outcome: A five years follow-up
Paul Losty: Outcomes following prosthetic patch repair in newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia – A single centre experience
Neil Patel: Sildenafil weaning post-discharge in congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Marlous Madderom, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia with(out) ECMO: impaired development at 8 years, the disease or therapy to blame?!
Julia Gunn: Two year neurodevelopmental outcome following
neonatal repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Karin Zahn: Long-term results of ECMO therapy in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Kirsten Lyons: The effects of a sustained flexed position in supine on a CDH infant displaying reduced spontaneous movements against gravity: a case report
Monique van der Cammen: Motor performance in children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia treated with neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; a nationwide evaluation
Daphne Mous: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia patients treated with ECMO are at risk for chronic malnutrition into childhood
Beth Haliburton: Energy intake in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)
Meike Weidner: MR quantitative pulmonary perfusion imaging at 3.0 T of 2-year-old children after congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair
Marjolein Spoel: 3He MRI in young adults with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: alveolar size differences between the IPSI- and contralateral lung
Also speaking is Onno Zwart, founder of En Stitching Hernia Diafragmatica, a Netherlands based CDH charity that was also founded in 1995. Onno and his wife, Sigrid, have lost 3 cherubs to CDH and are long time members of CHERUBS. In 2000, Onno visited the United States to attend CHERUBS first conference in Orlando (photo below), the first of many other CDH charity leaders we have welcomed to our events. 13 years later, Onno and Sigrid are hosting us for the CDH Workshop in Holland.
We are very grateful for this speaking opportunity and look forward to sharing information with CDH families, as well as our speech, when we return.
CHERUBS 2000 CDH Conference
Onno and Dawn at Disney, 2000
(we will get better photo this year)
CDH Leaders in San Antonio, 2009